Death of Dr. Frank Rorick

The sad news was received here Friday night of last week that Dr. Frank Rorick had died suddenly at Indianapolis, Ind., of neuralgia of the heart. He had been sick with stomach troubles at Shelbyville, Ind, but had so far recovered as to be able to start home in company with his father; on reaching Indianapolis, he felt weak, although able to walk to the hotel and register. He retired to his room and lay down to rest. Becoming delirious, his father called a physician, who prescribed the usual remedies, when he became rational for a short time, and then suddenly died. His remains were brought here for interment Sunday and the funeral took place from his father’s residence Monday morning. A touching oration was delivered by Dr. Touvelle, after which the remains were taken in charge by the Knights of Pythias, of which order he was a member. Mr. H.H. Ham spoke in behalf of the Knights, and his remarks were very solemn and affecting. Mrs. W.D. Hagar and Mrs. O.E. Bennett sang the hymn, “Abide with Me” and the duet, “I Would That My Love,” with Mrs. C.W. Schwartz accompanist. A large number of relatives from abroad attended the funeral. The deceased was the only child on Hon. J.C. Rorick, and a brilliant young man, highly educated, a graduate of the Detroit Medical College, also of the Ann Arbor School of Medicine, and although young had made great progress in his profession. It is a sad bereavement to his father, whose sincere affection for his son was a noticeable feature and exhibited itself on every occasion. The father and relatives of the deceased have the heartfelt sympathies of the community. He was 33 years of age.

Source: Fulton County Expositor, November 28, 1889.

4 thoughts on “Death of Dr. Frank Rorick

      1. Great. I am looking for a newspaper article that mentions that his father, John Conklin Rorick, is buried in the Wauseon Union Cemetery because the cemetery records are bad and do not include he or his wife, although the sexton knows they are buried there. Maybe you will find that. Great work, Carol Ann.


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