Mrs. Charles G. Amberg

Mrs. Jennie R. Amberg, died Wednesday at 3:45 o’clock at the family home 612 Columbia street, aged forty-nine years.  She is survived by her husband, Charles G. Amberg; a daughter, Caroline J. Amberg; a son, Charles R. Amberg; also by her mother, Mrs. Caroline Rhodimer; three sisters, Mrs. E.D. Bostick [sic], Corning; Mrs. F.A. Daniels, Buffalo; Mrs. F.H. Grover, Elmira.  Mrs. Amberg was a member of Hedding Methodist Episcopal church.  Mrs. Amberg has been failing in health since the death of her son, the Rev. Rowland C. Amberg, who was the victim of the infantile paralysis epidemic that centered around Syracuse where he lived.  Rev. Dr. Amberg died at at [sic] Syracuse, September 8, 1916.  He had graduated from Elmira public schools, later attending Syracuse University.  His death proved an overwhelming shock to his mother.  The funeral will be held at the home Saturday at 5 p.m., the Rev. E.E. Merring to officiate.  Burial in Woodlawn cemetery.

Source:  Elmira Star-Gazette, April 1, 1920.


Husband of Caledonia Native Taken in Death

Word has been received here of the death in Cambridge, Mass., of Prof. Walter Rollo Brown, 76, husband of a former Caledonia woman. A native of Ohio, he was a lecturer, author and college teacher. His death occurred in his home and funeral services were conducted Monday at the Congregational Church in Cambridge. Mrs. Brown was before her marriage Miss Ella Brocklesby.

Born March 15, 1880, near Crooksville, Prof. Brown was a son of Alexander and Roselba Search Brown. After graduation from Ohio Northwestern University he taught at Wabash College in Indiana, Carleton College in Minnesota and Harvard University at Cambridge. His marriage was Sept. 6, 1905. Among the many books he wrote are “Dean Briggs,” Creative Spirt [sic], “The Hillikin” and “The Hills Are Strong.”

Surviving with his widow are nieces and nephews including Rev. Burl Brown of Grafton, O. Two brothers preceded him in death.

Source: The Marion Star, October 16, 1956.

Woman Who Lived Here in 1872 Is Dead

Those who lived in this city back in 1872 will read the following story from the Wichita Eagle with much interest:

Mrs. Margaret Jane Rochelle, 80 years old, widow of Dr. M.S. Rochelle, pioneer physician of Wichita who discovered a remedy for cancer which his wife used to care for patients during his illness and following his death 14 years ago—and which has remained a family secret—died at 8:45 o’clock Wednesday morning at her residence, 302 S. Oak street.

The remedy is “simply a treatment for the removal of cancer,” it was explained by a granddaughter of Mrs. Rochelle, who announced that the survivors have not decided to reveal it to the medical world. The remedy, it was said, has proven remarkably efficacious.

During his lifetime Mrs. Rochelle was an associate in the profession of her husband who was a cancer specialist. She had a thorough understanding of the treatment which Dr. Rochelle had discovered and was able to carry on his life’s work after his death.

“She has helped many Wichita people. It would be a great loss to the community and world if the remedial secret is lost” Charles Payne 308 South Sycamore street commented.

Dr. Rochelle and Mrs. Rochelle homesteaded ten miles west of town in 1872. They came from Independence Kans. Where they located two years earlier moving from Ohio. Their residence had been in Wichita for a number of years.

Mrs. Rochelle was a member of Trinity Methodist church and the Women’s Relief Corps. Surviving are her two son Charles Rochelle of 203 North Millwood avenue and Ralph Rochelle Kansas City two grandchildren and a great grand child.

Funeral services will be conducted next week it was announced at the Wichita Undertaking Parlors.

Source: Independence Daily Reporter, April 7, 1922.

Martin S. Rochelle, Jr.

ROCHELLE—Martin S. Rochelle Jr., age two months, who died at the home of his parents at 215 North Millwood at 6 o’clock Saturday morning, was buried at 2 o’clock this afternoon at Maple Grove Cemetery.  The Wichita Undertaking Parlors had charge.  The Rev. Walter Scott Priest officiated.

Source:  Wichita Beacon, January 1, 1923.

Jay T. Rorick

CUPERTINO, Calif.—Memorial services were held Wednesday in Mountain View, Calif., for former Salem resident Jay T. Rorick.

He died at his home here.

He had been a teacher at North Salem High School.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; sons, Dr. Jay, Oakland, Calif., and Mark, Juneau, Alaska; daughter, Medora, McMinnville; sister, Carol Hird, Novato, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

A Jay T. Rorick Memorial History Library Fund has been established at the Los Altos High School, Los Altos, Calif.

Source:  Salem Capitol Journal, April 29, 1980.

An Autopsy Develops the Direct Cause of D.G. Rorick’s Death

An autopsy was held this morning in the case of D.G. Rorick, the Santa Fe conductor who died yesterday morning after an illness of only two weeks.  About two weeks ago Rorick started to climb into the mail car of his train and bumped his head on the iron bar which is placed across the door.  When he reached home that night he complained of the hard bump he received that day.  The autopsy developed that the blow had caused an abcess to form on the brain which caused death.  Rorick carried an accident policy of $5000, which will go to his family.

The funeral was held at the undertaking parlors of Barton & Catick this afternoon, the service being conducted by Dr. Davies.

Source:  San Bernardino Evening Transcript, March 27, 1900.

Oceanside Lawyer Taken by Death

David Rorick Sr., Known for His Philanthropies

Oceanside, June 20.—Stricken suddenly after suffering from failing health for some time, David Rorick Sr., 70, one of Oceanside’s leading philanthropists and a State Bar member for many years, died today in the family home.

Born in Lawrence, Kan., he received his early education in St. Louis. He was graduated from Washington University in that city.  He practiced in Iowa and later in Texas before coming to California.  He was active in local affairs, having served as Mayor and as City Attorney.

He subsequently was a high school trustee, nine years of that time as chairman.  He was active in organizing the Oceanside Building & Loan Association and played a prominent role in establishing the public library.

Source:  Los Angeles Times, June 21, 1940.

Dallas D. Rorick Is Claimed By Death

Monticello, Ia., Aug. 1.—(Special)—Dallas D. Rorick, 87, a long time resident of Jones county, died at Monticello after a few days’ illness.

He was born in Franklin county, Ohio, June 18, 1844, the son of C.H. and Julia F. Rorick.  He came with his parents, when a small boy, to Iowa and first settled on the farm known as the Rorick farm near Oxford Junction.  The first home was a long house.  The deceased resided in Oxford Junction during the early part of his life, and later moved to Miller, S.D., where he resided for seven years, and was engaged in the practice of law.

On his return to Iowa, he settled at Oxford Junction, where he practiced law until about 17 years ago when he moved to Monticello and practiced law continually until his death.

He was married to Martha Jane Hammond at Oxford Junction.  Julia Anna Rorick was born to this union and is the only living survivor.

He was a member of the Jones County Bar association and the Iowa State Bar association.  Mr. Rorick served Clinton county in the state legislature during one session.  He was the oldest law practitioner in Jones county at the time of his death.

Source:  Davenport Daily Times, August 1, 1932.

Mrs. Strevelle Of Oxford Goes To Her Reward

Oxford, Ia., Nov. 8.—Mrs. Julia A. Strevelle, aged 66 years sister of S.E. Rorick of this city, passed away at Mercy hospital, Anamosa, yesterday. Mrs. Strevelle was in poor health for some time. Her brother, S.E., and son, George, were with her last night, as well as two of her nieces. He immediate relatives are her son, George, and two brothers, S.E. of this city and Del [sic] of Monticella [sic]. Mrs. Strevelle lived a number of ears in Oxford Mills, and during her residence there made many friends. Funeral services will be held form the home of her brother, S.E. Rorick and burial will be in the Mayflower cemetery.

Source: Quad-City Times, November 8, 1923.

S.E. Rorick Of Oxford Junction Called By Death

OXFORD JUNCTION, Ia., March 31.—(Special)—Funeral services for S.E. Rorick, prominent Oxford Junction citizen who died Saturday, were held this afternoon at the Oxford Mills Methodist church, the Rev. Wolgremuth officiating. Burial was in Mayflower cemetery.

Mr. Rorick was the first president of the Oxford Junction Savings bank in 1891. He was born Oct. 31, 1849 in Columbus, O. He came to Iowa in 1859, location on a farm three miles south of Oxford Junction. He married Miss Charity Green in March, 1876. D.H. [sic] Rorick of Monticello is a brother of the decedent.

Source: Davenport Daily Times, March 31, 1930.