Lenawee Lawyers (excerpt)

The Toledo Evening News recently issued an elaborate write-up under the title of “Men who have won reputation in that city,” from which we take the sketches below concerning two former Lenawee countians:

Horton C. Rorick was born Dec. 16, 1866, in Lenawee county, Michigan.  He entered Adrian college, graduating therefrom in ’90, and from University of Michigan L.L.B., law school, class of ’92, and also took special courses in political economy and international law and art in literary department. Mr. Rorick spent the summer of ’90 in Toledo in E.W. Tolerton’s office.  He took first honors of his class at graduation in ’90, and was admitted to the bar of Michigan, June ’92.  Mr. Rorick came to settle in this city permanently in November, ’92, and opened a suite of offices in the Nasby building and commenced to practice law.  In March, ’93, he was admitted to the bar of Ohio.  Mr. Rorick married in ’91, and at present resides at 632 Oakwood avenue.

Source:  Adrian Daily Telegram, November 2, 1893. 

Will Go To Porterville

M.A. Redding and a number of carpenters will go to Porterville next Sunday and Monday commence work on the Porterville Grammar school, for which W.D. Trewhitt received the contract recently. Redding & Company have the contract to do all the carpenter work in both the grammar and high school buildings there, but the latter will not be commenced until later.

Source: Hanford Kings County Sentinel, August 18, 1904)

Agricultural Society

Notice is hereby given that there will be a meeting of the stockholders of the Hand County Agricultural Society at the city hall in Miller June 25th at 4 o’clock p.m. for the purpose of electing officers for the ensuing year, and transacting any other business that may come before the. All stockholders are requested to attend.—D.D. Rorick, Sec’y.

Source: Hand County Press, June 23, 1892.

New Deal

On Saturday last F.P. Rorick disposed of his interest in the “Star Grocery” to S.H. Brown, and hereafter the business will be carried on by Haskins & Brown. Mr. B. is no stranger to the people of this locality, he having been operating a meat market for several years. Mr. Rorick has not decided what he will do but we hope he may conclude to remain with us. Here’s hoping that the change may prove advantageous to all concerned.

Source: Wright County Monitor, October 24, 1883.