Short News Items from 1891

Chas. Flynn and D.D. Rorick took in the capital sights Tuesday evening. (Hand County Press, January 22, 1891)

Mrs. S.H. Rorick and daughter Miss Caddie returned from the Hills last week. They will remain in Miller. (Hand County Press, January 22, 1891)

Mrs. E.A. Walling of Sunnyside, and her daughter, Mrs. Walter Johnson, of East Portland, who have been the guests of Mrs. S.S. Gimble the past week, returned home last Tuesday morning. (Salem Capital Journal, January 28, 1891)

Rev. J. Ford Sutton, D.D., one of the most prominent divines of the day, who is now in Berlin, in the interest of the American church in Berlin, is the son of Michael R. Sutton, a former resident of Hardyston township, and is connected with a large family of Suttons who are still residents of this community. He was a student at the Stile’s Mt. Retirement Seminary near Deckertown where he ranked high as a student. (Port Jervis Union, March 2, 1891)

There is quite a party being fitted out for a trip to the Black Hills. Among them are S.H. Rorick and family, John Morros and sons Henry and Horace, Geo. Wilson, Link Furman, Robert Corrin, W.H. Barnes, J.O. McCullock, and D.D. Rorick. They will drive overland, starting next week. Some of them are going to work for the summer and others will probably stay if it suits them. (Hand County Press, April 30, 1891)

Messrs. Rorick & Meister of Morenci, Mich., were in town Wednesday to attend the races. (Delta Atlas, June 5, 1891)

Dave Rorick, Carl Smith and Ed. Lyons, three young men from Miller, S.D., are in the city having come west to grow up with the country. They have teams and are ready and willing workers. (Hot Springs Star, July 10, 1891)

Miss Katie Rorick of Seneca, Mich., is spending a week with relatives in this town. (Delta Atlas, July 31, 1891)

Last Monday evening Mrs. J.C. Rorick entertained very charmingly for her niece, Miss Katie Rorick. The evening was pleasantly passed with progressive pedro, and a dainty lunch was served. Everybody had a delightful time. (Delta Atlas, July 31, 1891)

Young Jim Mullany of Glenn’s Ferry was a visitor here last Saturday and greeted by many friends, Jim says the Ferry is building up and that his father is kept busy erecting new houses. If Glenn’s Ferry continues to boom it can easily capture the county seat prize at the next election—at which time the county seat must be permanently located. However, by that time, Woodrow may be an important factor in that fight. (Elmore Bulletin, August 1, 1891)

Almon Bisbee has sold his house, now occupied by Wm. Wood, to Ira Johnson. (Allegan Gazette, August 1, 1891)

Mrs. Z.E. Brown and sons, Walter and Clarence, of Minneapolis, have been visiting for the past ten days with Mrs. Z.C. Andruss. They return to their home in a few days. Mrs. Brown is a sister of Mrs. Andruss. (Algona Republican, August 5, 1891)

The report comes that a gold mine has been discovered out at Philomath. We cannot vouch for the truthfulness of the rumor, but John G. McCarty, the discover, is an old-time miner, and a respectable citizen. He is of the opinion that he has found a ledge that will eventually develop into paying quantities. We hope it will, and we trust that our good friend John will become a millionaire, but we doubt very much whether the strike will pan out in the long run to meet the fond anticipations of its finder. (Corvallis Gazette-Times, September 11, 1891)

A surprise party of about thirty ladies and gentlemen surprised Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Rorick last Saturday evening. Refreshments were served at midnight. A pleasant time was had.—Bad Axe Tribune. (The Huron Times, November 6, 1891)

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