Short News Items from 1914

Dr. E.H. Rorick, of Fayette, has been a rather unpleasant experience in a railroad wreck recently; while on his way on a business trip into Texas on Tuesday, February 3rd, the Wabash train on which he was a passenger, ran into the rear end of a Chicago & Alton train near St. Louis, Mo. Dr. Rorick was badly shaken up but not serious accidents are reported. The doctor was able to continue his journey to Tyler, Texas, and returned to his home in Fayette last Sunday noon. (Fayette County Tribune, February 13, 1914)

Friday evening, March 27th, the eighth grade were the guests of Miss Helen Rorick at her home on the ocean front. In spite of the rain a merry crowd gathered and made the house ring with fun and laughter as they played the old fashioned games, “Spin the Pan” and “Fruit Basket.” The Virginia Reel though new to many of the company was voted quite a success. Dainty refreshments were served. The party dispersed hoping “for another one soon.” (Oceanside Blade, April 4, 1914)

D.D. Rorick, of this city, and S.E. Rorick, of the Mills, entertained their brother from St. Louis a short time the fore part of this week. (Oxford Mirror, June 11, 1914)

Dr. E.H. Rorick and wife of Fayette, Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Converse and Mrs. Amelia Rorick of Morenci, Mich. were guests of John Rorick and wife Tuesday. (Fulton County Tribune, July 10, 1914)

Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Durant left yesterday for an extended trip to the coast. They will visit at Long Beach, Portland and points on the Washington coast. (Boise Evening Capital News, August 16, 1914)

Miss Florence E. Larned of North Division street returned this week from Clarkston, where she has been visiting her grandmother for the past two months. (Ann Arbor News, September 5, 1914)

John Wallace departed Monday morning for Gooding, this state, where he will attend the school for the deaf the coming year. (Nezperce Herald, September 10, 1914)

Mrs. John C. Rorick was the victim of a very serious accident last Monday afternoon; when calling on some friends she stepped on a rug on a highly polished floor and fell in such a manner as to break her hip. Dr. P.J. Lenhart attended Mrs. Rorick and she was taken to her home on East Elm street where she will have to lie for some time while the injured bone knits. (Fulton County Tribune, October 2, 1914)

Leigh [sic] Porritt and family spent Sunday with Mrs. Porritt’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Bailey. (Oxford Leader, October 16, 1914)

Mrs. Wallace Hempstead entertained Monday her nieces, Mrs. Eva Hutson Burch, of Fairbury, Ill., and Mrs. Mattie Dubois, of Columbus. (Columbus Sunday Dispatch, November 15, 1914)

Sid Rorick, Dr. Cubbage and son James, and Mr. Harris, of Oxford Mills, were in town on business Friday. Mr. Rorick complimented us on the Toronto items which he said he and Mrs. Rorick had been reading with pleasure for a number of years. We appreciate very much the words of praise from Mr. Rorick and to know that our humble efforts in this line are not all entirely wasted. (Oxford Mirror, November 19, 1914)

Chancey Wallace, Roy Sanford and Clyde Price “packed” out of town this morning to round-up six fine mule deer in the upper Selway river country and hand the meat thereof on their saddles. The boys say they expect to stay till they get the limit, even if they have to miss Santa Claus at Nezperce. But from reports coming in they will find plenty of the big black tails in the Selway fastness now. (Nezperce Herald, December 3, 1914)


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