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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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.

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.

Wife Awarded The Decree

It was the wife, and the defendant in the Robinson divorce suit who was awarded the decree and not the husband on Tuesday.

Judge Charles M. Head granted Precilla [sic] Robinson an interlocutory from J.P. Robinson, the ground being “wilful [sic] desertion.” The suit was brought by the husband. Braynard & Kimball appeared for the defendant, and Attorney Walter Herzinger for the plaintiff.

The disposition of the children of the union and the community property was arranged before the decree was made by the court.

Source: Shasta Courier, February 11, 1910.


Tuesday afternoon at the home of Rev. J.H. Craig occurred the marriage of Miss Irene I. Legg and Mr. A.W. Ayers. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Legg, 2116 High street, and the groom is employed as night electrician at the city electric light department. The couple will depart immediately on a honeymoon trip, after which they will take up their residence in this city.

Source: Logansport Daily Pharos, August 15, 1906.


A very pretty wedding took place Thursday afternoon, at 3 o’clock, when Luella C. Rorick and Carl J. Guss were united at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Rorick, in Seneca township. It was strictly a family gathering, and between 40 and 50 guests were present. Rev. W.H. Shannon, pastor of the Congregational church at Morenci, officiated. The maid of honor was Miss Mertie McCloe and the bridesmaid was Mrs. Florence Guss. The groom’s best man was Lewis Guss. The wedding march was played by Miss Maude McCloe. The Misses Florence and Mary Bryant, nieces of the bride, were the ribbon bearers.

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This Afternoon’s Wedding

The Marriage of Wickham Bross and Minnie Altemeir—The Presents

A very pleasant social event occurred at the residence of the bride’s father, Henry Altemeir, corner of Broome and Canal streets, this village, in the marriage of his youngest daughter, Minnie, to Mr. Wickham Bross, a popular young fireman of the Delaware division of the Erie. The wedding took place at 4:30 o’clock, and was witnessed by a large number of relatives and friends. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Jas. A. McWilliams of the Presbyterian church. The bride was handsomely attired in dark brown silk, tailor made, while the groom was dressed in the usual full evening dress. After the wedding, and the usual congratulations, the guests sat down to a bountiful repast prepared for the occasion. The young couple will take train 8 this evening for a wedding tour to New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington and Fernandina, Fla., and will be absent about four weeks.

The wedding was one of the most fashionable in German circles that has occurred in this village, and the young couple were the recipients of many useful and handsome presents, among the many being a handsome bedroom suite from Mr. Jos. Weed, who runs the engine on which Mr. Bross is a fireman, an elegant plush manicure set from Mr. and Mrs. Eli Farnum; chamber set from the bride’s brother, George; cake basket form Mr. and Mrs. Conzelman; crazy quilt, shams and picture from the bride’s mother; lamp, Mrs. H. Kophman; tea set, Noah Bross; castor, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Geisenheimer; linen table cloth, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Smith; silver spoon standard, with spoons, Mrs. Mamie Humphrey; chamber set, John Bross; hanging lamp, from the groom’s brother firemen, Messrs. Sweeney, Westfall, Downs, Kane, and Reagan; card stand, Clara Weigand; chair and rug, groom’s mother; chair, Mr. and Mrs. C. Weigan; Turkish rug, Annie Geisenheimer; castor, Mr. and Mrs. F. Higle; plush album, J. Conroy; pair vases, Amelia Geisenheimer; pair slippers, Mrs. J.M. Dolph; parlor lamp, Chris. Rupp; oil painting, J.F. Cross; towels, Leila Cross; quilt, from bride’s sister; quilt, from Mrs. G. Furth; watch and chain from the groom and bedroom suit from the bride’s brother, A.P. Altemeir.

Mr. Bross is an industrious, intelligent, deserving young man, and we are pleased to note that his friends did not forget him on his wedding day.

Source: Port Jervis Evening Gazette, December 23, 1886.