Divorce For Wife

A divorce of interlocutory degree was given to Mrs. Ina Mae Rorick of Kennett in the superior court Tuesday morning. She married John C. Rorick in Redding on November 14, 1907. The divorce was granted on the ground of desertion. Sadie Capple and Mrs. Rorick testified.

Source: Redding Searchlight, December 5, 1917.


A Pretty Wedding At 1st M.P. Church

Miss Julia Frances Farquhar Becomes Bride Of Ralph E. Hains—Other News

Notwithstanding the fact that the Methodist Protestant church edifice was erected 10 years ago, the first wedding celebrated within its portals was that of Miss Julia Frances Farquhar and Ralph E. Hains which took place at 6 o’clock Tuesday evening. It is fitting that the first wedding should be that of one so closely identified with the church as Miss Farquhar who, for a number of years, has been its pianist. The church lends itself beautifully to a wedding, and the soft rays of the sinking sun caught and reflected all the subdued colors of the western windows. The chancel was heavily banked with palms and ferns and thickly studded with lilies. The impressive ring ceremony of the Methodist church was read by the Rev. George G. Schurtz.

An interesting program of bridal music was presented by Miss Greeta Mitchell, pianist, and Miss Gertrude Schumacher, vocalist. The piano numbers included the Lohengrin march, “Love’s Greeting” (Elgal [sic]), which was played softly during the ceremony, and the Mendelssohn march, which concluded the service. The vocal numbers were “Love’s Coronation,” “The Little Silver Ring Thou Gavest Me” and “Perfect Love.”

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Untitled (J.J. Ayers)

J.J. Ayers, for a long time engineer at the municipal water works plant, died this morning at 6:40 at his home, 21 West Ottawa street, aged 76 years, death being due to cancer of the stomach. He is survived by four children: George, John and Wiser Ayers and Mrs. Etta Griffin.

The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 from the residence, conducted by Rev. E. Richard Edwards of the Ninth Street Christian church. Interment will be made in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Source: Logansport Pharos-Tribune, June 11, 1917.

Wilson Congratulates Adrian Bridegroom

Letters from President Received by Principals in McLean-McConnell Wedding Ceremony

Adrian, Mich., Oct. 2.—One of the season’s most notable weddings was celebrated here tonight when Miss Ada Rorick McConnell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. McConnell, was married to Wallace D. McLean, of Washington and New York city.

Miss McConnell is the daughter of the owner of one of the largest dry goods houses in the state outside of Detroit. Mr. McLean is general manager of the Morris Plan company of New York, is a graduate of Princeton, ’86, and has a degree from the Columbia law school. At Princeton he studied under President Wilson and is a personal friend of the Wilson family. Congratulatory letters have been received from President Wilson and his daughter, Miss Margaret Wilson.

Dr. McCarroll, of St. Paul’s cathedral, performed the ceremony.

Source: Detroit Free Press, October 3, 1915.

Mrs. Sarah Hathaway

Mrs. Sarah Hathaway, widow of the late Wm. Hathaway, died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Eliza A. Ayres, 51 South Fifth street. At 10:25 o’clock Wednesday afternoon after an illness of seven months, suffering from cancer. She is survived by a son, Edward Hathaway of this city, her mother, Mrs. Ayres, one grandson, four brothers and one niece. The funeral services will be held at the U.B. church Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Mr. Tyler. Interment in Cedar Hill cemetery.

Source: Newark Advocate, February 8, 1912.

Children Divided When Parents Part

Two final decrees of divorce were granted Saturday in department 1 by Judge Barber, Jane J. Kinner being separated from Charles A. Kinner and J.P. Robinson from Percilla Robinson. Both were cases of extreme cruelty, the plaintiffs being represented by C.H. Braynard. In the Kinner case the mother was awarded custody of the childre nand [sic] J.P. Robinson was awarded the custody of his three minor sons and the mother two younger children.

Source: Redding Searchlight, April 16, 1911.