Tacoma Folks Visit

ZENA, April 14—Recent visitors here from Tacoma at the homes of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Walling of Zena and Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling of Lincoln were Mrs. Lorraine Frakes Keil and daughter Margaret and Mrs. James Newberry.

Source: Salem Statesman Journal, April 15, 1937.

Political News from the 1800s

On Saturday last we attended a discussion at Onion Grove station, between Mr. Aldrich of Wyoming, and Mr. Rorick of Jones county.  It was just such a discussion as does good among the people.  They are both good speakers, but Mr. Aldrich having justice and right on his side, is more than a match for his opponent, in this discussion.  We hope these gentlemen will continue their discussion till they have visited every school house in the North party of the county, at least.  Mr. Aldrich will speak in Tipton some time during the campaign.—There were about 200 persons at the meeting at Onion, and nearly all were Republicans, at least we such to be the fact from the demonstrations of applause during the speeches and the hurras [sic] for Lincoln at the close.  (Tipton Advertiser, August 30, 1860)

The Democrats of Delaware county have nominated J.H. Peters for State Senator, and Joel Bailey for Representative.  In Jones Co. the same party nominated C.H. Rorick and G.W. Miller as Representative.  We glean from the Dubuque Herald.  (Daily Iowa State Register, September 13, 1867)

Continue reading “Political News from the 1800s”

Former Jaysee Editors Have Interesting Experiences

Just back from a stay in Hawaii, and a summer of unusual experiences, Si Rorick, former Samojac editor, favored Jaysee students with a visit recently. Mr. Rorick has worked his way over to Honolulu, where he left the ship in anticipation of a summer of leisure and entertainment.

“Instead,” says Mr. Rorick, “we found prices of food and commodities to be twice as high as they are in the states. Our funds ran out all too soon and we became stranded, or what is known as ‘on the beach.’ Work was almost impossible to obtain, and there seemed to be no vacancies on boats leaving for the United States. I finally decided to take a desperate chance at stowing away on a British ship. The second day out at sea, they found me. Not considering me to be much of a criminal, they let me mingle with the passengers until the boat arrived in Vancouver. There I was kept for a month and one half in the Department of Immigration and Colonization until papers arrived from home establishing my citizenship. Luckily, they deported me to the States instead of back to Honolulu.”

Mr. Rorick is at present working for a local paper.

Source: The Samojac, November 28, 1934.

Birth Announcements from the Mid 1900s

Little Mary Elizabeth Porritt, new daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lee Porritt, born at the Green Hospital on February 19, is a lovely little and she well has reason to be, because she is the first girl born in the Porritt family for seventy years, and that is some record.  (The Clarkston News, March 4, 1932)

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Rorick of Quincy are parents of a daughter, born Thursday, in Kahoka, Mo., in the home of Mrs. Rorick’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ridgely. Mr. and Mrs. Rorick have been making their home in Quincy with Mr. Rorick’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Rorick. (Quincy Herald Whig, October 7, 1938)

Dr. and Mrs. Raymond L. Dumas (Jo Ann Alleman) of Waterbury, Vermont, announce the birth of a daughter, Dorothy Ann, May 15.  (Oxford Leader, May 25, 1951)

Continue reading “Birth Announcements from the Mid 1900s”

Herbert C. Rorick, Mason, Dies in Newark

Following a ten weeks’ illness as the result of an accident, Herbert C. Rorick, grand master of Masons of New Jersey in 1918, died on Saturday at his residence, 39 Ninth avenue, Newark, where he has been in the insurance business for almost fifty years previous to retiring several years ago. Miss Nellie Rorick, a sister with whom he resided, survives.

Source: Paterson Morning Call, April 4, 1933.

Birth Announcements from the Early 1900s

Born to Mr. and Mrs. George Palmer Saturday, a son. (Clare Sentinel, December 26, 1901)

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Levi Groover at the home of her mother, Mrs. J.R. Plumley, of this village on Monday, a six pound girl. Dr. J.W. Bachelor reports mother and child doing nicely. (Oxford Leader and Globe, July 22, 1904)

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Groover, Saturday, a baby girl. (Oxford Leader and Globe, October 27, 1905)

Relatives received word Saturday of the arrival of the stork at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Milne, in Wheaton, Ill., a daughter. Congratulations are very much in order. (Adrian Daily Telegram, September 16, 1907)

Continue reading “Birth Announcements from the Early 1900s”

Dr. Rorick Bennett

Dr. Rorick Bennett, who died in California May 9, in her 89th year, will be remembered by many older residents of Lenawee county. She was a sister of the late Cosper Rorick, a prominent citizen of Seneca and later of Morenci, one of whose sons, George H., is president of the First State Bank in that village, and another, Horton C., holds the same office in the Spitzer-Rorick Bank of Toledo. A sister, Mrs. Deborah Speer [sic], recently died at an advanced age at the home of her son, E.E. Speer [sic], and another, Mrs. Melissa Porter, has shared her home and still lives in South Pasadena, Cal.

Continue reading “Dr. Rorick Bennett”

Birth Announcements from the Late 1800s

BORN.—On the 22d, to the wife of Benj. Walling, a son. (Albany Register, November 26, 1873)

The wife of I.P. Gile, of Boise City, presented him with a bouncing boy on the 9th inst. (Idaho Semi-Weekly World, November 15, 1878)

WALLING—In Lodi, November 30, to the wife of J.O. Walling, twin sons. (San Francisco Examiner, December 7, 1880)

Lansing Republican: Mr. and Mrs. L.N. Baker have received a telegram announcing the birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Rorick, of Morenci. Mrs. Rorick was formerly Georgia Mace, of this city. (Adrian Daily Telegram, February 13, 1899)

Untitled (Ruth Loosley & Merle Ansberry)

Major and Mrs. Milan A. Loosley of Alvarado road, Claremont, Berkeley, formally announce the betrothal of their daughter, Miss Ruth Evelyn Loosley, to Mr. Merle Ansberry of Berkeley.

Miss Loosley is a graduate of the University of California with the class of ’30, where she was a member of the Theta Upsilon sorority and of Treble Clef musical society. She is a sister of Dr. Allyn Loosely and of Mr. Richard V. Loosley, who is now attending the state university.

Mr. Ansberry is the son of Mrs. E.O. Sumner and received his A.B. degree in ’29 and his M.A. in ’30. He is a member of Phi Delta Kappa fraternity and of Circle “C” society.

Source: Oakland Tribune, January 11, 1932.

Love on the Rocks

Elmer O. Beardsley, proprietor of the Klamath Falls iron works, has entered suit for divorce against his wife, who was Miss Ada Loosley of Fort Klamath.  (Sacramento Union, February 26, 1912)

Keterine Walling has sued Edw. W. Walling for divorce. They were married in Portland in 1903, and she says he has not visited anyone in her company for six years, but for one exception, at the home of his sister. Constant fault-finding has worn her out, and she wants her freedom. (Hillsboro Argus, August 3, 1916)

Bills for divorce have been filed in Circuit Court by Patsy against John E. Wright, Exie L. against Milo Gerard and Edward against Margaret Northouse. (Grand Rapids Press, October 20, 1966)