Obituary

Harriett L. Porter, daughter of John C. and Louisa K. Porter, was born in Seneca township, Lenawee county, Michigan, November 6, 1853, and died in Columbus, Ohio, on April 8, 1936, aged 82 years 4 months and 22 days.

On February 10, 1870, she was united in marriage with LeRoy W. Rorick, and to this union two children were born, Nellie R. Murphy of Columbus, Ohio, and Cosper M. Rorick, of Morenci, both of whom are living, together with eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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Frank Sweeney Buried Saturday

Son-in-Law Of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Rorick And Vice President Of Sadler & Rorick

Funeral services were held for Frank Sweeney Saturday morning at 9 o’clock in the Delaware Avenue Cathedral in Buffalo, N.Y. Mr. Sweeney, aged 44 years, died last Wednesday night at his home on Lafayette avenue after a short illness. He was the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. William Rorick of this city. Mr. Sweeney and his family spent several summer vacations here with Mr. and Mrs. Rorick and were well known in this community.

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Mrs. Martha Spear, 69, Passed Away Monday

Mrs. Martha Spear, age 69 years, died Monday in the University hospital in Ann Arbor, following an operation she underwent three weeks ago. Mrs. Spear had been in failing health the last two years.

She was born in Medina township and for the past 15 years, with her family, resided in Morenci.

She leaves her husband, E.E. Spear, three sons, Paul and Kenneth Spear of New Mexico; Maurice Spear of near Morenci; two daughters, Mrs. Richard Rogers of Ypsilanti and Mrs. Ray Lyons of Adrian.

The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Ackland funeral home and conducted by the Rev. H.A. Essex, pastor of the Morenci Baptist church.

Interment was made in Oak Grove cemetery.

Source: Morenci Observer, March 8, 1934.

Dr. Lavinia Rorick-Bennett Dies at Home in Pasadena

Word has been received here by relatives of the death of Dr. Lavinia Rorick-Bennett, which occurred Monday morning in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Willard Waters, at South Pasadena, Calif. Dr. Bennett was 88 years of age and had been ill only a few days.

She was very well known here and spent the greater part of her life in Morenci.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. S.K. Porter, two daughters, Mrs. Willard Waters and Mrs. George Clark, all of South Pasadena, two nephews, E.E. Spear and G.H. Rorick of this place, two nieces, Mrs. Albert Foster of Toledo and Mrs. Henry Crane of Fayette.

Funeral services have not yet been learned.

Source: Morenci Observer, May 12, 1932.

Obituary

Sylvester King Porter was born in Seneca Township, Lenawee county, Michigan, July 8th., 1847 and died February 3rd., 1929 in South Pasadena, California.

He was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Porter, pioneers of the section in which he was born and where he spent the greater part of his life as a successful farmer.

In 1868 he was married to Miss Melissa Rorick, and the families of Porter and Rorick entered into further matrimonial alliances when his sisters, Miss Mary and Miss Harriet, became the wives of Mr. Mark Rorick and Mr. Roy Rorick respectively. These brothers were cousins of Mrs. S.K. Porter.

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Obituary of Alma Rorick Wilson

Alma Rorick Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Rorick, and sister of Ivah Rorick Sweeney and the late Frank J. Rorick, was born July 31, 1896, in Hudson, Mich., and died November 24, 1925, in Detroit, at the age of 20 [sic] years.  June 11, 1918, she was united in marriage to Howell Ormsbee Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Wilson, of this village, and to them one son, William Rorick Wilson, was born.

Mrs. Wilson received her education in the LaFayette high school of Buffalo, and Glen Eden Seminary at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and later completed a course in the Ypsilanti Normal.  For the past three years she held the position of teacher of Languages in the Morenci high school.

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Young Boy Victim Of Scarlet Fever

The private funeral of Gerald Groover, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph [sic] D. Groover of 306 East Ninth street, who died at his home Tuesday following an illness of 18 days of scarlet fever, was held yesterday afternoon.  Rev. Howard A. Field conducted a brief service at the vault and burial was made in Grace Lawn cemetery.

Gerald was born in Flint September 23, 1909. Besides his parents he leaves three brothers, Robert, Jack, and Charles Groover, all at home.

Source: Flint Journal, February 14, 1918.

Mrs. Lida Snyder Buried

The funeral of Mrs. Lida Snyder, wife of Rev. Ivan Snyder, 542 West Eighth street, Wyoming, was held this afternoon from Russell C. Davis Funeral Home, 365 Bennett street, Luzerne.

Officiating clergymen were Rev. Dr. Rolland Crompton, district superintendent of Wyoming Conference Methodist Church; Rev. Dr. Fred Lott and Rev. Clifford Bound.

Burial was in Wyoming Cemetery.

Pall bearers were: William R. Thomas, Howard Frantz, William Bradbury, William F. Austin, George Knarr and William R. Austin.

Source: Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, December 27, 1945.