Untitled (John L. Gallup)

Word was received in Cavour on Monday morning of the death of John W. [sic] Gallup at an Ann Arbor, Mich., hospital. Mr. Gallup has lived at Sears, Michigan, for some six years and was taken to Ann Arbor October 4 and only lived five days, dying the ninth of October.  Mr. Gallup was afflicted with dropsy and suffered terribly. He was well known to old settlers and was at one time Lakeside correspondent for the (then) Journal-World, now State Spirit.  At one time he, together with H.C. Teets, owned the Cavour hotel, selling his interest to Teets and going to Michigan.

Source:  Huron Weekly State Spirit, October 17, 1912.

Needs the Journal-World

Friend Boggs: Will you please send me the back numbers of the Journal-World from say October 25 down to date. If I decide to locate in the east permanently I will let you know my address as I cannot keep house without the J-W., but I expect to return to South Dakota soon.

My health is good; has, I think, improved some in the last two weeks. I am taking treatment from Dr. Chas. Mayo, of Rochester, but he did not think it necessary to operate on me.

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Mr. and Mrs. Rorick Entertain at Dinner

Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Rorick entertained with a three course dinner at their home on LaGrange street, Monday evening, the occasion was the fifteenth wedding anniversary of their son, Cosper Rorick and his wife. The table was very attractive with spring flowers and candles, and covers were marked for Mr. and Mrs. Cosper H. Rorick, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Rorick, Henry Crane of Fayette, and the host and hostess, Mr. and Mrs. Rorick.

Source: Morenci Observer, February 25, 1926.

Order of Home Guardians Pays Another Claim.

J.C. Milne, Supreme Field Marshal for the Order of Home Guardians, went down to Cavour on Saturday to play the claim of John Gallup of that place against this Order for total disability.  John was offered two options according to his policy.  He could accept half the value of his certificate now and continue his insurance in force at the rate of assessment on the original certificate or he could cancel his policy receiving the same amount.  He wisely chose the former and will continue to carry his insurance with the Order. As usual the Home Guardians were the first to pay the claim, living up to their reputation of first in prosperity, first in trouble and first to pay.

Source: Daily Huronite, September 29, 1904. 

Birthdays Observed

Four birthday anniversaries were observed Sunday at the home of Mrs. G.H. Rorick on LaGrange street. The birthdays which occurred in the month of February were Curtis Rorick, Miss Leila Rorick, Herbert Rorick and the hostess, Mrs. Rorick. 

A round silver edged mirror reflected the centerpiece of red carnations in a crystal bowl with red candles in silver holders on either side.

Valentine symbols marked the places for Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Rorick and sons Herbert and Marvin, and daughter Catherine, of Seneca, Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Rorick and son, Cosper, and daughters, Margaret and Leila and Henry L. Kennedy.

A birthday cake, with lighted candles and encircled with rose buds, was served at the conclusion of the dinner.

Source: Morenci Observer, February 16, 1939. 

Untitled (Susan Loman Gallup)

The Janesville, (Wis.) Record of October 19th, contains the following item of interest to Beadle county pioneers: “Yesterday noon Mrs. S.E. Gallup closed her eyes in death at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O.J. Wells.  Her illness had been of long duration and at the time of her death she was sixty-five years of age.  She had resided in Janesville but a few years, her home being formerly at Lakeside, S.D. She leaves four children, two sons and two daughters—John and Mrs. W.Z. Nichols of Lakeside; Chas. E., Medina, Mich.; and Mrs. O.J. Wells of this city.  The remains were sent to Lakeside last night for interment.”

Source:  Daily Huronite, October 23, 1899. 

Funeral Services for Mrs. Helen Strayer Held Tues.

The funeral of Mrs. Helen Strayer, wife of Floyd Strayer, principal of the Sand Creek high school, was held at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Guss, in Medina, Tuesday, at 2 o’clock.

The Rev. W.H. Perkins of Detroit conducted the services.  The bearers were Glen, Robert and Donald Guss, Gerald Bryant, John Ferris and Harold Strayer. Burial was made in the Medina cemetery.

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The McConnell-Rorick Wedding

Adrian Times:—We are indebted to our contemporary, the Toledo Blade, for the following interesting account of the wedding of our well known townsman, Mr. W.C. McConnell, to Miss Hama Rorick, of Wauseon, Ohio.  The happy couple are now absent on a wedding tour to New York, Washington, and other points of interest in the east, and on their return in a few days will settle down to the enjoyment of domesticity, at their home, No. 5 Broad street:

Wauseon, O., Nov. 24.—“Mr. and Mrs. John C. Rorick will welcome you to the marriage of their daughter Hama to Willard C. McConnell, Thursday afternoon, November 22, 1888, at their home, Wauseon, Ohio.” So read the cards received by a few intimate friends of the family of Hon. J.C. Rorick. This wedding has been looked forward to with a great deal of interest by our townspeople, owing to the prominence of the interested family.  The parlors were decorated with growing plants and smilax. At the hour named in the invitations, Rev. W.O. Moore took his position before a pyramid of plants and flowers, where the guests ranged themselves about the parlors.  Miss Gertie Bray seated herself at the piano, and as she played the first few bars of the wedding march, the bride and groom came in, unattended, and stood before the minister, who, after a brief ceremony, pronounced them man and wife.  Mr. and Mrs. McConnell then turned and received the congratulations of their friends.

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Deborah Ann Rorick was born in Seneca township, September 28, 1840, and died at the home of her son, in Morenci May 27, 1931. Aged 90 years, seven months and 27 years.

Her parents were Estel [sic] and Hannah Rorick and she was the eldest of four children. She received her education in the public school and attended the Seminary at Medina. She was united in marriage with Philetus Spear December 30, 1859. One son was born to them, Estel [sic] E. Spear of Morenci, Mich.

In early life she united with the Medina Baptist church, where she retained her membership to the time of her death.

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