Roricks Are Honored

Mr. and Mrs. John P. Rorick were honored Sunday afternoon when many of their friends and relatives called to extend congratulations on their 25th wedding anniversary in their attractive country home, where they have spent their entire married life. Refreshments were served from a table covered with a white linen cloth, with a centerpiece of orchid and white carnations, and white candles in silver holders.

Miss Carol Veders of Belleville and Miss Janice Heard of Wayne had charge of the many gifts. Miss Margaret Rorich [sic] registered the 100 guests. Mrs. Lee Spielman, sister of Mrs. Rorich [sic], cut and served the tiered cake baked by Mrs. Harold Wolf. Mrs. Mazel Farquhar, Mrs. Rorick’s mother, poured.

Hosts for the occasion were their children, Mr. and Mrs. Bob (Jeanne) Laser of Waldron and Margaret Ann and John at home. They have three grandsons, Bartly, Bradly and Bently Laser.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, March 23, 1960.

Untitled (David Walling & JoAnn Lee)

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Lee of Eugene announce the engagement of their daughter, JoAnn, to Gerald Walling, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Walling of Eugene.

Miss Lee is a student at Willamette High School. Her fiancé was graduated from the same high school and is now serving in the U.S. Navy, stationed in San Francisco.

No wedding date has been set.

Source: Eugene Register Guard, August 2, 1959.

Paul Millikens Stage Wedding Trip to Miami

To reside in Pontiac after a wedding trip to Miami, Fla., are Mr. and Mrs. Paul Milliken who were married Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock in the chapel of the Plymouth Congregational church.

The new Mrs. Milliken is the former Mrs. Mary Kelly of Oxford, daughter of Mrs. Frank Groover, also of Oxford. Mr. Milliken resides in Pontiac.

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Marriage of a Former Morenci Girl

Saturday occurred the marriage of Miss Helen Rorick to Dr. Harry Lundahl of Ishpeming, Mich.  The marriage was solemnized at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Rorick, 403 Toledo street, Adrian.  Miss Rorick is well known in Morenci, having lived with her parents north of the village practically all her life. She is a graduate of Morenci High school, and also passed several years at the U. of M. She has a host of friends in Morenci and vicinity who wish her every happiness.  Dr. Lundahl is a graduate of the Dental school at the U. of M. and will establish an office in Adrian after their wedding trip.  Among the guests were Mrs. Mary Rorick, Miss Laura Green, Mrs. Harriet Rorick, Mrs. W.D. Murphy of Columbus, O., Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Rorick, Mrs. Alice Condit, Mr. and Mrs. Crosby Sweet of Pioneer, O., Mrs. Josephine Wakefield, Miss Josephine Hamilton of Toledo, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baldwin of Fayette, O., Joe Dickenson of Cass City, William Haidle of Negaunee, Mich., Irving Moss of Ishpeming, Mich., Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Hooper and Clarence Hooper of Ann Arbor, and Miss Pauline Baldwin of Cleveland. 

Source: Morenci Observer, December 6, 1923.

Alma Groover Wed to Captain

In a double ring ceremony at the Oxford Methodist Church February 16, Alma L. Groover, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Groover of Ortonville, became the bride of Capt. Russell O. Gage, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy E. Gage of Oakland, California.

Rev. George Woomer, pastor of the church, performed the ceremony.

Mrs. Gage, given in marriage by her father, wore a teal blue gabardine suit with brown accessories. Her corsage was pink asaleas [sic] and roses. Mrs. Don Francis, the bride’s sister and only attendant, wore a grey ensemble with a corsage of pink roses.

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Prospect Couple Announce Troth Of Miss McGrew

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin W. McGrew, Prospect, announce the engagement of their daughter, Marjorie, to Wendell Vaughn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Vaughn, Trail. No date has been set for the wedding.

Mr. Vaughn, boatswain’s mate first class in the navy, is now at Ft. Pierce, Fla., after spending the holidays in the county with his parents.

Miss McGrew is a senior in Prospect high school.

Source: Medford Mail Tribune, January 13, 1946.

Caddie Condon Takes Vows Sunday In Naval Chapel

In these times of war and stress when every household is affected in some way by changes, young folk planning to be married often have to change their arrangements at the last minute.

Just so with Miss Caddie Condon, lovely daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Condon of 3724 Berry Drive, whose wedding to Ensign Alton Murray Barlow, was to have been a church ceremony here this month. But due to Navy regulations and changes, the bride-elect is leaving Friday accompanied by her mother, flying to New York to be married.

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Untitled (Ruth Loosley & Merle Ansberry)

Major and Mrs. Milan A. Loosley of Alvarado road, Claremont, Berkeley, formally announce the betrothal of their daughter, Miss Ruth Evelyn Loosley, to Mr. Merle Ansberry of Berkeley.

Miss Loosley is a graduate of the University of California with the class of ’30, where she was a member of the Theta Upsilon sorority and of Treble Clef musical society. She is a sister of Dr. Allyn Loosely and of Mr. Richard V. Loosley, who is now attending the state university.

Mr. Ansberry is the son of Mrs. E.O. Sumner and received his A.B. degree in ’29 and his M.A. in ’30. He is a member of Phi Delta Kappa fraternity and of Circle “C” society.

Source: Oakland Tribune, January 11, 1932.

Love on the Rocks

Elmer O. Beardsley, proprietor of the Klamath Falls iron works, has entered suit for divorce against his wife, who was Miss Ada Loosley of Fort Klamath.  (Sacramento Union, February 26, 1912)

Keterine Walling has sued Edw. W. Walling for divorce. They were married in Portland in 1903, and she says he has not visited anyone in her company for six years, but for one exception, at the home of his sister. Constant fault-finding has worn her out, and she wants her freedom. (Hillsboro Argus, August 3, 1916)

Bills for divorce have been filed in Circuit Court by Patsy against John E. Wright, Exie L. against Milo Gerard and Edward against Margaret Northouse. (Grand Rapids Press, October 20, 1966)

Wedding Anniversaries

Wednesday evening last will be long remembered by Mr. and Mrs. Z.E. Brown.  It being the silver wedding anniversary of their marriage, about seventy-five friends by special invitation assembled at their residence and passed a merry evening.  A number of very excellent presents were left behind as souvenirs of the occasion.  (Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 1, 1882)

Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Rorick celebrated their silver wedding Oct. 20, at their home in Miller, with a number of friends. They were the recipients of many fine pieces of silverware. (Hand County Press, October 27, 1892)

Morenci Observer: The “Roricks” had one of their characteristic gatherings last Tuesday to celebrate the tenth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Rorick.  Mrs. Dr. Bennett, of Detroit, was among the number present.  Her daughters, Bessie and Georgia, sent to the couple a big tin horn and on the accompanying card was written this wish:  “Hope that you will toot your horn for ten years more.”  (Adrian Daily Telegram, September 21, 1895)

Mrs. Cora Reynolds and E.V. Reynolds attended the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Moore held Saturday evening at their farm home one half mile east of Canandaigua.  Mr. and Mrs. Moore were pleasantly surprised when about 50 friends from Adrian, Morenci, Medina and the neighbors came to their home with well filled baskets and served dinner.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, June 24, 1931)

Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Rorick entertained at a family dinner Sunday in observance of the second wedding anniversary of their daughter and husband Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ranger.  Mrs. Arthur Brewer of Ann Arbor, another daughter, was among the guests.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, June 1, 1943)