Two Weddings & One Divorce

By Rev. W.F. Harper, at his residence, October 18th, Homer L. Rochelle, of this city, and Miss Ida B. Keith, of Germania.  (Wichita Beacon, October 20, 1886)

Mabelle Perkins, nee Rochelle, by her next friend, Charles Rochelle, yesterday filed application for a divorce from Harry Perkins, charging him with non-support and neglect.  (Wichita Daily Eagle, August 9, 1917)

Mrs. Martha Peet, a former resident of Edgewood, was united in marriage to Mr. Dallas Rorick, at Anamosa, recently.  They will make their home in Monticello, where the groom is an attorney.   (Manchester Democrat, March 12, 1919)


Gladys Walling Kanzler

Mrs. John (Gladys B.) Kanzler, 50, of 1725 So. Sheridan Ave., died yesterday in a local hospital. She was born in Purdy and lived in Tacoma some 40 years.

She served as a director of the junior-senior section of the Tacoma Council of P-TA.

Surviving are her husband; one son, John H.; two daughters, Misses Janice and Sandra Kanzler; and one sister, Mrs. Elvira Anderson, all of Tacoma.

Services will be held at 10:30 a. m. Friday at the C. O. Lynn Co. chapel, the Rev. Ludwig Eskildsen officiating. Burial will be in New Tacoma Cemetery.

Source:  Tacoma News Tribune, June 12, 1957.

William C. Tyrrell to Wed Saturday

According to invitations received by friends, William Casper Tyrrell of Belmond, will be married to Miss Alice Katherine Sullivan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Sullivan of Rochelle, Ill., on September 13th, at the home of her uncle in Evanston, Ill. They will be home after October 1st at Beaumont, Tx.  The groom is known to local people as “Bill” Tyrrell.

Source:  Humboldt Republican, September 12, 1930.

Katherine Sample, David C. Tyrrell Are Married In St. Mark’s Church

The wedding of Katherine Gregg Sample and David Christie Tyrrell of Philadelphia, one of the most beautiful ever attended by Shreveport society, took place at 8 o’clock Tuesday evening in St. Mark’s Episcopal church. The ceremony was performed Rev. Dr. James M. Owens assisted by the Rev. Anson Phelps Stokes, Jr. After the service a formal reception was held in the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Guy Sample, on Jordan street.

The chancel was aisled with many calla lilies in high standards, woodwardia and multiple cathedral tapers in seven-arm candelabra.

While the guest were assembling, Mrs. H.R. Moore presented a nuptial recital—a half hour of organ music including “To An Evening Star” and the Prelude from Act III of “Lohengrin” (Wagner); “Nuptial Song” (DuBois) and “Cantable (Wilder), at the conclusion of which the vested choir of St. Mark’s entered in procession singing “The Voice That Breathes O’er Eden” followed by the playing of the Bridal Chorus from “Lohengrin” marked the entrance of the bridal party, an evening hymn was improvised during the service and the recessional was Mendelsohn’s “Wedding March”

First to enter were the groomsmen and ushers, Mr. Oliver Sample, Mr. Morton McMahon, Mr. Wilton Sample and Mr. Staunton Sample.

The graceful single file of brides-matrons include the bridegroom’s sister, Mrs. Carol Tyrrell Gilmore of Beaumont, Mrs. James A. Bolton of Alexandria and Mrs. Frances W. Scott, sister of the bride. They were facsimile gowns of amber-gold silk net tucked and fitted from yoke to hemline with circular ruching edging the shoulder capelet and floor-length skirt. The apple green velvet of their wide sashes matched the velvet ribbon bows on their formal bouquets of yellow calla lilies.

Similarly made of silk net tucked and ruched, but of pastel blue, was the gown of the lovely blonde maid of honor, Miss Betty Robinson. Her sash and the streamers of her yellow calla lilies bouquet were of lapis lazuli blue velvet.

The bride entering with her father, Mr. Samuel Guy Sample, who was to give her in marriage, appeared very beautiful in her Tafel wedding gown of old ivory stain fashioned calyx-like with a high corded collar[,] long tight sleeves tapering to a point and rows of covered buttons from elbow to wrist and from neckline to waist at the back. A veil of illusion caught to her dark hair with a shallow cap of Chantilly lace and a fillet of orange blossoms, extended the length of her long court train. She carried a formal bouquet of white calla lilies and calla leaves tied with white satin.

They were met at the chancel steps by the bridegroom and his best man, his brother, Mr. William C. Tyrrell, of Belmond, Iowa, who, like the groomsmen wore the bride’s favor, a gardenia boutonniere.

Mrs. Samuel Guy Sample chose for her daughter’s wedding a gown of gold brocaded lame. The groom’s mother, Mrs. William C. Tyrrell of Beaumont, wore a white brilliant-beaded gown with a formal train.

At the reception following, the guests were received in the hallway of the Sample home by Mrs. Douglas A. Lee and Mr. J. Reese Jones. In the drawing rooms, which were decorated with innumerable spring flowers, were the bride and groom and their attendants, Miss Robinson with Mr. William C. Tyrrell, Mrs. Bolton with Mr. Wilton Sample, Mrs. Gilmore and Mr. Oliver Sample, Mrs. Scott with Mr. Staunton Sample, and Mr. Morton McMahon; the hosts, Mr. and Mrs. Sample with Mr. and Mrs. William C. Tyrrell, Sr., Mr. James A. Bolton and Mrs. William C. Tyrrell, Jr., Francis W. Scott and Mrs. J.W. Garth of Beaumont; and Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Tyrrell of Beaumont; Mr. and Mrs. Sidney J. Harman; Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. Jones, Miss Elsie Jones and Mrs. B.M. Bryan of Washington, D.C.

In the dining room the bride’s table was centered with a tiered wedding cake crowned with a spray of valley lilies. At the ends of the lace-covered oval were identical punch bowls of antique silver, gold lined. On buffet and serving tables were pale yellow souvenir roses and ivory tapers in silvel [sic] candelabra. Ices in yellow rose molds, little tiered sandwiches and embossed cakes and confections were served. Presiding or assisting in the dining room were Miss Lena Jones, Mrs. Delia Gahagan, Mrs. Hill Shepherd, Miss Minnie Well, Miss Nora Laskey, Mrs. Walter B. Chandler, Miss Josephine Hardin and Mrs. Samuel Webb Smith.

Later in the evening the bridal couple left for their honeymoon in New York City, Mrs. Tyrrell wearing a very smart costume suit of ruby-tone crepe with collar, cuffs and pockets of kolinsky and a peaked toque. They are to arrive in Philadelphia in a fortnight where they will have an apartment at Bryn Mawr Gables, Bryn Mawr, PA. Their attractive remembrances to their attendants were lame evening bags from the bride and leather travel cases from the groom.

Katherine Sample Tyrrell is the younger daughter of prominent parents and one of the most charming young personalities in society. She is a Junior Leaguer, a graduate of Gardner School in New York and a former student of the National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Tyrrell, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. William Casper Tyrrell, is a member of a noteworthy Texas and Iowa family. He was educated in the east and is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. His fraternity is Sigma Chi.

Notable among out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. J. Cooke Wilson of Beaumont.

Source: Shreveport Times, January 27, 1935.

Former Butler Football Hero Claims Bride After Romance

As the culmination of a romance which started more than two years ago, Harry B. Perkins, a former Butler gridiron start, and Miss Maybelle Rochelle of Wichita, Kas., were married at Wichita Oct. 20, according to word just received in Indianapolis.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Walter Scott Priest, formerly of Indianapolis.  Perkins, who is the son of Edgar A. Perkins of Indianapolis, chairman of the Indiana industrial board, and for many president of the State Federal of Labor, kept his friends here in ignorance of his marriage plans.

He went to Kansas two years ago to visit Martin Rochelle, a college friend, and to work in the Kansas wheat fields to condition himself for football.  Perkins made his home while in Wichita with the Rochelles and there fell in love with Miss Rochelle.  He returned to Butler in the fall of 1914 and made a name for himself in football, although he was proficient in other branches of athletics.  Unable to remain away longer, however, he returned to Kanas last summer and has been there since.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Perkins are attending the Friends University at Wichita where Perkins is fitting himself for a teacher’s certificate in history.  He also engaged in reportorial work on one of the Wichita papers.  Perkins is a member of the Butler College Chapter of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.

Source:  Indianapolis Star, November 9, 1915.

Wife Divorces Absent Husband

No one-woman man was her husband, he told her, according to Hazel Ray Rorick’s complaint yesterday when she obtained a divorce from Samuel B. Rorick. Superior Judge Archbald granted the wife a decress.

“My husband left me at a dance and went out for liquor. When I reproached him for this he objected. I reminded him that he had been too attentive to other women, so when we arrived home he left me,” the wife said.

Source: Los Angeles Times, October 1, 1930.

Miss Ann Adams Married to R.P. Rorick in Florida

Wedding of great interest to Southern California was performed for Miss Ann Adams, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Adam Albert Adams of Pasadena, and Richard Packard Rorick Saturday afternoon in St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Jacksonville, Fla.

The bride is a cousin of Mrs. Merritt E. Van Sant of Pasadena and niece of Mr. and Mrs. William T. O’Connell of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.  She was given in marriage by her uncle.

Mrs. James F. Robinson II of Grosse Pointe, Mich., sister of the bridegroom, was matron of honor.  Bridesmaids were Misses Michelle Myers, Pasadena, Pasadena; Julia Potts, New York City; Paula Armstrong and Preston Stockton of Jacksonville, Fla.

Robert R. Bowen of Jacksonville was best man for the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Rorick of Perrysburg, O., and Palm Beach, Fla.  Ushers were Marvin H. Rorick Jr., Perrysburg, O.; Robert B. Rorick, Toledo, O.; F. James Robinson II, Grosse Pointe, Mich.; and R. Alexander McClelland of New York City.

The bride, who made her debut at her aunt and uncle’s home when they resided in Lake Forest, Ill., will live in Jacksonville after a honeymoon in Jamaica.

Source:  Los Angeles Times, May 6, 1957.

Perita Sanborn & Clarence Z. Brown

A wedding that took place this week in Kansas City will add to the number of brides who have come to Minneapolis during the winter to make their home.  The marriage of Miss Perita Sanborn to Clarence Zelora Brown was solemnized Tuesday, Jan. 16, in the Christian church, Kansas City.  The wedding was remarked for its charm of appointments and the interest attached.  The appointments were in green and white, and the church was embowered in tropical foliage, where palms thickly covered the altar and a sheaf of Easter lilies lay on the lectern.  A tangle of wild smilax enwreathed the organ loft and the gallery rail was festooned with smilax.

Preceding the entrance of the bridal party, which includes six ushers and six bridesmaids, Mrs. S.S. Gunlack sang “Amorita,” a favorite selection of the bridal pair.  The Lohengrin chorus played by Herbert Sisson at the organ, announced the coming of the bridal train.  The users were Messrs. Roy Sanborn, Orla Severance, William McCrum, Robert Brockett, Fred Mertsheimer, William Stevens; the maids attending were Misses Edith McQuaid, Lelia Mather, Myrtle Scott, Edith Branhan, Anna Kirk, Evan Harris, all Kansas City young people.  The maids were dressed in white organdie over green silk, the skirts finished with deep accordeon [sic] pleated flounce with tiny ruches at the foot.  The waists were tucked all over, had lace yokes tucked sleeves, and were finished with filmy white fichus of liberty silk.  The all carried arm bouquets of America Beauty roses.

Two little Greenaway maids in long high-waisted white frocks, their hair piled high on their heads and falling in curls before their ears, preceded the maid of honor, carrying baskets of flowers.  Miss Allie Hurley was maid of honor.  She was simply gowned in white and carried a bouquet of maiden hair ferns.

The bride entered with her father and wore a gown of lustreless [sic] white satin draped with an over skirt of lace.  A lace bolero trimmed the bodice, the lace on the waist and skirt having adorned the wedding gown of the bride’s mother.  A long veil of brussels [sic] net was fastened with a sunburst of diamonds, a gift of the bridegroom.  The bride’s bouquet was lilies of the valley and orchids.  The bridegroom was attended by Frank H. Morrill, Minneapolis, as best man.  Rev. Dr. Combs performed the ceremony.  At the close of the ceremony, which had proceeded to musical accompaniment, the flower girls receded before the bridal pair scattering rose petals in their path.

A wedding supper followed at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Sanborn.  White carnations and roses furnished the floral decoration.  The bride presented fleur-de-lis pins to her maids and small gold lockets to the flower girls.  Mr. Brown gave his groomsmen silver matchsafes and his best man a gold matchsafe.

The wedding trip upon which Mr. and Mrs. Brown left during the evening and which they are now enjoying, will occupy over two months, and will lie through Old Mexico and California, where they will spend a month at Coronado Beach.  They will arrive in Minneapolis in April, and will be at the “The Trossachs,” Lake Minnetonka, during the summer.

Among the guests were Mrs. Z.E. Brown, mother of the bridegroom, and Mrs. Kremer.  Mark Ewing and Fritz Rumsey, St. Louis; Miss Mayme Bagley, Duluth, and Miss Edith McQuaid, Des Moines, were also guests.

Source:  Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 28, 1900.

Elizabeth Rorick Becomes Bride of Joseph W. Stack, Jr.

The wedding of Miss Elizabeth Wolcott Rorick of Toledo and Joseph William Stack, Jr. son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Stack, 1028 Chesterfield parkway, East Lansing, Saturday, was like a story book event.  Many of the large beautiful old homes of Toledo and its suburbs were the settings f0r many parties which preceded the service in First Congregational church, Toledo.  Rev. R. Malcolm Ward, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal church, Maumee, officiating minister, was assisted by Rev. Robert Blyth of the First Congregational church.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ceilan Herbert Rorick of Toledo.  She wore a gown of dark ivory satin styled with a fitted basque waist and full skirt which extended into a long train.  The fullness at the skirt back was marked by two large bows of chartreuse velvet ribbon and orange blossoms.  Her veil of ivory illusion was held in place by a cap of heirloom rose pointe lace.  She wore opera length ivory gloves and carried a cascade bouquet of moth orchids.

Attending the bride were her sister-in-law, Mrs. Horton Clifford Rorick, as matron of honor, Miss Joyce Sinclair Kinsey of Orleans, Va., as maid of honor and bridesmaids, Miss Helen Elizabeth Stack of New York, N.Y., sister of the bridegroom; Mrs. John Joslyn Gardiner, Jr., of New York city; Miss Francis Berger Trudeau of Bronxville, N.Y., Mrs. Edward F. Swift, III, and Miss Ruth Ann Bennett of Chicago, Ill., Miss Margery Manning of Perrysburg, O., and Mrs. Howard Arnold Nusbaum, Jr., and Mrs. Richard Baker of Toledo.

The honor attendants were gowned in green taffeta fashioned with deep bateaux necklines and bouffant skirts.  They wore brown velvet bonnets trimmed with green ostrich tips and carried pale yellow chrysanthemums and croton leaves.  The maid’s gowns were in a rain green taffeta and their brown velvet bonnets were like those of the honor attendants.  They carried gold and bronze dahlias with croton leaves.

Due to illness, J.W. Stack was unable to be best man for his son, and Henry Clay Wood, Jr., of Winnetka, Ill., took his place.  Ushers were Dr. Sterling Brownlee Brinkley and Reuben Andrus Holden IV of New Haven, Conn., McGeorge Bundy of Boston, James Gordon Grayson and Charles Glover IV, of Washington, D.C., William Dickinson Hart, Jr., and Edward Francis Swenson, Jr., of New York, Melchior Chaplin Jenning of Columbas [sic], Ga., Richard Lake Merrick of Lake Forrest, Ill., William McDowell Stucky of Lexington, Ky., and Horton Clifford Rorick, of Toledo, brother of the bride.

The couple received their desk at the Toledo Country club following the service.  Dinner in the evening was served at a large crescent shaped table appointed with gardenias.  Mrs. Rorick wore an ankle length dress of brown Chantilly lace.  Her hat was of brown satin and she wore green orchids.  Mrs. Stack was dressed in a gray crepe gown styled with a sunburst effect on the bodice and shirring at the skirt front.  Her sleeves were long and fitted.  She wore a gray felt off-the-face hat with metallic train and had a corsage of orchids and lilies of the valley.

The couple left on a motor trip to Shelter Island in Long Island bay.  After October 15 they will be at home in Jackson Heights, L.I.

Attending the wedding from Lansing were Mr. and Mrs. Marshall McCuen, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Sarvis, Miss Eloise LeBeau, Mrs. Andrus MacLean, Mrs. and Mrs. William F. Robertson, Mrs. H.B. Weinburgh, Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Maner and Mrs. Ray Nelson.

The rehearsal dinner Friday evening was an elaborate event held after the rehearsal in the hone of the bride’s grandfather.  Ninety guests were seated at a large U-shaped table in the ballroom of the home.  Blue satin ribbons set at intervals with pink roses decorated the tables which were lighted by tapers in many candelabra.  Three musicians from New York city entertained during the dinner and for dancing which followed.

Following the wedding on Sunday members of the bridal party and out-of-town friends were guests for breakfast at the Rorick home.

Source:  Lansing State Journal, September 29, 1948.

Rites Inspire Party Series in Ohio

PERRYSBURG, O.—A long week-end, beginning Thursday, will be filled with parties for Sheila Rorick and Frederick James Robinson II, and the friends who will travel to Ohio for the couple’s wedding on Saturday.

One of the bridesmaids, Eugenie Lamb, will give a spinster dinner on Thursday evening at her home, honoring Sheila, who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin L. Rorick.

On Friday, Mr. and Mrs. John D. Biggers, of Toledo, will be hosts at a luncheon for Sheila and Fred, with guests to include members of the bridal party and out-of-town guests.

Two dinners will be given that evening, with Mrs. Grace Baker, Mrs. Paul Prudden and Mrs. and Mrs. Ceilan H. Rorick giving the rehearsal dinner at the Carranor Hunt and Polo Club, and Mrs. and Mrs. George Pope MacNichol, Jr., entertaining out-of-towners at their home.

Source:  Detroit Free Press, March 25, 1951.