Mimi Is Charming

“Mimi” is tall, slender and blonde Elizabeth Rorick, daughter of the Ceilan H. Roricks of Toledo, O. More important here, she is the bride-elect of Bill Stack, lately of New York, but long one of Lansing’s favorite people. He wears the unmistakable stamp of the Yale man with becoming nonchalance for one who acquitted himself os [sic] well both in the classroom and on the football field. Bill is the son of Professor and Mrs. J.W. Stack of East Lansing.

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September Wedding Plans Of Elizabeth Rorick Told

The engagement of Miss Elizabeth Wolcott Rorick, to Joseph William Stack, Jr., of New York city, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph William Stack, 1028 Chesterfield parkway, East Lansing, is announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ceilan Herbert Rorick of Toledo, O.

Miss Rorick attended the Masters school of Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., and Sarah Lawrence college, Bronxville, N.Y. She is a member of the Toledo Junior league. Mr. Stack attended Yale university where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, Aurelian honor society, and the senior society, Skull and Bones.

The wedding will take place in September. Formal announcement of the event was made July 10 at a party given by Miss Rorick’s brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Horton Rorick in Toledo.

Source: Lansing State Journal, July 18, 1948.

Untitled (Perita Sanborn & Clarence Z. Brown)

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Warren Sanborn’s invitations were out during the week for the marriage of their daughter, Perita, to Mr. Clarence Zelora Brown, Tuesday evening, January 16, at 8 o’clock, in the Christian church, Sixth street and Prospect avenue. The wedding will be a very pretty one, green and white having been chosen for the color plan. Miss Allie Hurley will be the maid of honor and the bridesmaids will be Miss Edith McQuaid of Des Moines, Miss Ella Branham, Miss Leila Mather, Miss Eva Harris, Miss Anna Kirk and Miss Myrtle Scott. Mr. Ralph Soule of Minneapolis will be best man, and the ushers will be Mr. Roy Sanborn, Mr. Orla Severance, Mr. Rob Brockett, Mr. Will W. Stevens, Mr. Will McCrum and Mr. Fred Mertsheimer. The wedding music will be given by Mr. Herbert Sisson and Mrs. S.S. Gunlach. A supper for the bridal party will be given after the wedding at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Sanborn, 3010 East Tenth street. The at home announcement is “after June 1, The Trossachs, Lake Minnetonka.”

Source: Kansas City Times, January 7, 1900.

Untitled (William M. Rorick & Minnie Spearin)

Two of our best known and most popular young people were this week united in matrimony. Will M. Rorick, who for the past six years has been local editor of the Democrat, and Miss Minnie Spearin, accompanied by a few intimate friends went to Ubly Thursday afternoon and were there united in the holy bonds of wedlock, by Rev. Nixon, past of the M.E. church. The happy couple returned to this place on the evening train and have taken up their residence at the Morrow House. Their numerous friends and acquaintances will unit with the Democrat in extending to them congratulations and wishes for a long life of joy and happiness.—Bad Axe Democrat.

Source: The Huron Times, August 10, 1894.

Town Celebrates Wedding

Wade Wilson, the well known Kamiah druggist, and Miss Beulah McCarty, one of that city’s most popular and attractive daughters, were married in Dayton, Wash., on July 25th, following which happy event they made a tour of coast and inland points by auto, covering a period of two weeks.

When Mr. Wilson returned to Kamiah his bride remained in Spokane for a few days’ visit with her sisters, Mesdames Rawson and Wallace. The folks at home were not appraised of the wedding but the absence of both parties at the same time had aroused their suspicions, and on Saturday a delegation of friends “casually” dropped in on the groom at his place of business and begun to make pointed remarks. Seeing the drift, he attempted to escape, but this had been anticipated and he was taken bodily into the hands of his friends. A delegation was sent to the home of his parents, Mrs. and Mrs. E.V. Wilson, who reside a couple of miles out of town, and there the bride was found and assisted into a waiting car and brought back to town, which proceeded to take a holiday and celebrate the union of two of its most beloved citizens. Church and school bells were rung, factory whistles were blown and a furious round of noise preluded a general parade up and down Main street. The happy day was concluded by a community ball given by the groom at the Odd Fellows hall.

This esteemed couple has a host of friends on the prairie who gladly join with their valley neighbors in extending congratulations and very best wishes for a long and blissful journey down the old, old train.

Source: Nezperce Herald, August 25, 1921.


On Wednesday, November 6, 1872, at the residence of the bride’s mother in this city, by Dr. E.R. Geary, Mr. Benj. Walling, of Marion county, and Miss Georgia Comley.

Compliments received. The happy pair took the noon train on the same day en route for San Francisco, their future home. May the kindest smiles of fortune wait upon them.

Source: Albany Register, November 8, 1872.


Ethelyn L. Shugars, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Shugars and Gerald S. Bryant, son of the late F.E. Bryant, were married Thursday afternoon, April 17, at the home of the bride’s aunt, Mrs. Cecil Rogers, at Royal Oak. The bride and the groom left for a short wedding trip to Detroit, Buffalo and Niagara Falls. They will make their home on the groom’s farm in Seneca where they will be at home to their many friends after May 15.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, April 26, 1919.