Frances Rorick Weds J.M. Martz

Wedding Took Place at Las Vegas at “Wee Kirk o’ the Heather”

Miss Frances Rorick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Rorick, was married on June 15 to J.M. Martz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Martz of Roseville.

The wedding took place at Las Vegas, Nevada, at the “Wee Kirk o’ the Heather.” The bride wore a green tailored suit with matching accessories.

Mrs. Martz was a graduate of Morenci High School and of the University of Michigan. Mr. Martz was a graduate of Roseville High School and is now in the army at Camp Hahns, California. They will make their home in Riverside, Calif.

Source: Morenci Observer, June 25, 1942.


At a candlelight service in the home of the bride’s parents, Dr. and Mrs. Ellery Edwards of 2953 Berkshire Road, Cleveland Heights, their daughter, Miss Evelyn Edwards became the bride of Lieutenant Alan G. Rorick, son of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Rorick of Adrian, Saturday afternoon. Dr. Ferdinand Blanchard, pastor of Euclid Avenue Congregational Church of Cleveland, performed the single ring ceremony at 4:40 o’clock.

The vows were spoken before an improvised altar of palms and ferns banked with white lilacs, snapdragons and gladioluses and lighted by burning cathedral candles in tall candelabra.

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Elect to Spend the Remainder of Their Days Together

A very quiet but pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Palmer, of Farwell, on Tuesday noon, when their daughter, Sadie, was united in marriage to Mr. E.E. Buckner.  Only relatives and a few intimate friends were present.

The parlor was beautifully decorated with smilax, ivy and white carnations. 

At the hour appointed the bride and groomed walked in to the strains of the wedding march, played by Miss Ethel Saxton, and took their places under the arch of ivy and flowers.

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Hymeneal Notes

—Miss Charlotte A. VanSickle, daughter of Jeweler Emmett VanSickle, of Port Jervis, and Mr. Chester Whitaker, of Quarry Hill, were united in marriage at the home of the groom’s brother, Mr. Robert Whitaker, near Quarry Hill, Thursday evening, by the Rev. Frank Dill, of Black Brook, Sullivan County.  The bride is a graduate of the Port Jervis High School, 1899, and of the Teachers’ Training class.  She has taught at Sloatsburgh and Godeffroy.  He is organist of the M.E. Church at Quarry Hill. 

Source: Orange County Press, July 29, 1902. 

Untitled (Mr. and Mrs. Grant E. Beardslee)

The picturesque white-steepled Sashabaw United Presbyterian Church has been chosen by Mr. and Mrs. Grant E. Beardslee of Pine Knob Road for the celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary.  The Open House will be held there from 2 to 5 in the afternoon.

The celebration will be attended by the Beardslees’ two daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Anson G. (Marion) Raymond and their children, Mr. and Mrs. Anson [Raymond], Jr. of Denver, Colorado and Mrs. Douglas (Janice) Behrman; and Mr. and Mrs. Alston G. Penfold of Jessup, Iowa and their children, Mr. and Mrs. Alston W. Penfold of from Auburn, Indiana, Mr. and Mrs. Elton (Kathleen) Head from Indonesia, and Miss Nancy Penfold who is studying at Iowa State University. Several great-grandchildren will also be in attendance.

Many of the guests attending are members of organizations to which the anniversary couple belong.  These include the Sashabaw Presbyterian Church, General Richardson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Masons, Eastern Star, Katherine B. Cable Woman’s Christian Temperance Union and the Farm Bureau.

Source:  Clarkston News, October 26, 1972. 

Announce Marriage of Daughter

Announcement is being made of the marriage of Margaret Jeanne Rorick, daughter of C.M. Rorick and Mrs. Elsie M. Rorick of Toledo, to Sergeant E.O. Mireau, U.S.M.C. The ceremony was performed at Archer Methodist Church in Pittsburgh, Pa., on November 13, 1943. The groom is stationed at Paris Island, S.C., as an instructor in aerial gunnery and Mrs. Mireau has returned to her position in Detroit.

Source: Morenci Observer, December 9, 1943.

Young Man from Clarkston Weds Flint Girl

Last Saturday afternoon Miss Hazel Ealy of Flint became the bride of Earl C. Beardslee, formerly of Clarkston.  They were attended by Miss Lillian Beardslee, sister of the groom, and Leonard Ealy, the bride’s brother.  Only the immediate relatives witnessed the ceremony.  After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents.  The young couple will reside in Flint where Mr. Beardslee is employed.  Mr. Beardslee is a graduate of the Clarkston High School.

Those who attended from Clarkston were the groom’s sister, Miss Lillian Beardslee, Mr. and Mrs. S.T. Beardslee, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Beardslee and Mrs. and Mrs. Louis Galligan.

Source: Clarkston News, January 20, 1939.

Elopers Fool Detectives

Once more, love has triumphed over parental objection.  Incidently, in this case, it also triumphed over private detectives.  William H. McGraw, son of the late Homer McGraw, and Miss Clara Belle [sic] Rorick, are principals in the romance.  They were married, Tuesday afternoon, by the Rev. Frank C. Walters, in Redford.

McGraw is 21, his bride is 19.  They met more than a year ago, and it was a case of love at first sight.  The parents of the youthful lovers objected to a marriage, and McGraw was sent south, to grow older and forget.  He came back a week ago, and was soon reunited with Miss Rorick.  His mother suspected that Dan Cupid again was up to his old tricks.  She engaged a couple of private detectives to watch her son.  Tuesday morning, McGraw was kind enough to summon his mother by ‘phone, and tell her he had put one over on the sleuths, as he had a marriage license in his hand that very moment.  The youthful couple will live for a time at the McGraw home, No. 1209 Cass-ave.

Source: Detroit Times, November 10, 1915. 

The McConnell-Rorick Wedding

Adrian Times:—We are indebted to our contemporary, the Toledo Blade, for the following interesting account of the wedding of our well known townsman, Mr. W.C. McConnell, to Miss Hama Rorick, of Wauseon, Ohio.  The happy couple are now absent on a wedding tour to New York, Washington, and other points of interest in the east, and on their return in a few days will settle down to the enjoyment of domesticity, at their home, No. 5 Broad street:

Wauseon, O., Nov. 24.—“Mr. and Mrs. John C. Rorick will welcome you to the marriage of their daughter Hama to Willard C. McConnell, Thursday afternoon, November 22, 1888, at their home, Wauseon, Ohio.” So read the cards received by a few intimate friends of the family of Hon. J.C. Rorick. This wedding has been looked forward to with a great deal of interest by our townspeople, owing to the prominence of the interested family.  The parlors were decorated with growing plants and smilax. At the hour named in the invitations, Rev. W.O. Moore took his position before a pyramid of plants and flowers, where the guests ranged themselves about the parlors.  Miss Gertie Bray seated herself at the piano, and as she played the first few bars of the wedding march, the bride and groom came in, unattended, and stood before the minister, who, after a brief ceremony, pronounced them man and wife.  Mr. and Mrs. McConnell then turned and received the congratulations of their friends.

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Say Vows

MENLO PARK, Calif.—Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hird have announced the recent marriage of their daughter, April, to Mark E. Babbitt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Babbitt, Neenah. The ceremony took place in Ardsley, N.Y. where the couple will reside.

Source: Appleton Post-Crescent, March 8, 1971.