Parole List To Be Signed

Dr. E.H. Rorick, medical member of the State Board of Administration, announced he would sign the list of 63 paroles recommended by Mrs. Margaret McNamara, matron of the Delaware Girls’ Industrial Home. Dr. Rorick recently refused to sign the list, saying he had discovered that a number of the girls on parole had given birth to illegitimate children and their maternity expenses had been paid by the state. Dr. Rorick said he merely refused to sign the parole list in order to direct attention.

Source: Fulton County Tribune, September 1, 1916.

Important Announcement

Dr. E.H. Rorick of Fayette Made Member of Board of Administration—Qualifications and Efficient Service Record Won Appointment—Board Controls Eighteen State Institutions

Dr. E.H. Rorick of Fayette, was appointed a member of the State Board of Administration by Governor Willis Monday. This board manages and controls the eighteen state institutions which include the hospital for the insane, epiliptics [sic], the Institution for the Feeble Minded, the penitentiary, reformatory and the boys and girls industrial schools. The pay roll of the employees under their control amounts to more than a million and one half dollars, annually. The total sum to be expended annually by this board is nearly five million dollars.

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Good News

Mr. John C. Rorick received a telephone message from Hon. F.H. Reighard Wednesday afternoon informing him that the bill authorizing County Commissioners to appropriate funds to help build Soldier’s Monuments, located on County property, had passed the house by a unanimous vote. There is a question in regard to this bill passing the Senate.

Source: Fulton County Tribune, April 2, 1915.

Harmon Now Wants The Scalp Of Dr. Rorick

Ignoring Board of Trustees Wrote To Rorick For Resignation.


Dr. Rorick Had Given His Resignation To the Board of Trustees on March 10th, to Become Effective Whenever They Or the Governor Saw Fit to Make a Change—Place Hunters Must Be Appeased.

Athens, O., May 20.—Governor Harmon has written a letter to Dr. E.H. Rorick, superintendent of the Athens State Hospital here, asking for his resignation. Dr. Rorick, however, had handed in his resignation to the board of trustees under the date of March 10, the same to take effect whenever the powers that be so decided that they wanted his office to hand out to some place hunter.

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In a Political Way (excerpt)

J.T. Rorick, manager of the Interstate Investment Company at Grand Dalles, Klickitat county, a lifelong democrat and a man of great intelligence and force, is the latest recruit to the republican ranks in that section. Mr. Rorick recently addressed a letter to the chairman of the Klickitat republican central committee, in which he gives his reason for joining with the party of sound money and progression. Since coming to the state five years ago Mr. Rorick has been prominent in the councils of the democratic party, and, while never an office-seeker, has attended all the county conventions and has been prominent in party circles. Before coming to the state he was editor of one of the influential democratic papers of Michigan.

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Business & Professional Notices from 1907

Columbus, O., March 12 — The Circuit Court has sustained Superintendent Rorick of the institution for the feeble-minded in his attitude of refusing to accept as a patient a boy, Wilbur Reynolds, who is blind deaf dumb and imbecile.  Mandamus proceedings to force him to admit the child were instituted, and it is upon these the court passed.  (Indiana Evening Gazette, March 12, 1907)

John C. Rorick of Wauseon has been appointed by Gov. Harris as member of the board of managers of the penitentiary (Coshocton Daily Age, April 2, 1907)

In the probate court yesterday Rosley [sic] Gile, guardian of Fletcher Walling, filed a final account in the estate of his [sic] ward.  A petition for the appointment of an administrator was filed in the same estate, Walling now being deceased.  (Idaho Statesman, May 9, 1907)

Falls City—W.E. Newsom, who is building the electric light plant, returned from a business trip to Portland and Ranier, Monday. The dynamo and nearly all of the supplies for the plant have arrived.  (Polk County Observer, August 16, 1907)

Business & Professional Notices from 1906

ACKERSON MARKET CO: Articles of Incorporation Filed this Week for Firm Doing Business Here. In the county clerk’s office of Sussex county, N.J. on Wednesday were filed articles incorporating the W.D. Ackerson Market Company. The capitalization authorized is $50,000, of which $10,000 is paid in. The incorporators are William D. Ackerson, Albert Klein and J. Cook Hendershot. Markets are now operated by this company at Hibernia, Newton and in this city besides some other smaller places. (Middletown Daily Times, January 26, 1906)

Columbus, O., Feb. 12 — That the trustees can not be required to admit epileptics and hopelessly deformed applicants, and that the institution is not equipped for them, is the defense that will be made by Superintendent Rorick of the state institution for the care of the feeble-minded youth, in answer to the suit filed by the sheriff of Logan county to compel him to admit Walter Reynolds, the seven-year-old Bellefontaine boy who is deaf, dumb, and blind, and has been declared an imbecile. (Coshocton Daily Age, February 12, 1906)

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Senator Rorick

A Man in Whom Adrian Has Some Interest.

Senator Rorick, of Wauseon, was in the city a short time to-day, coming fresh from his election in the Toledo district.  Mr. Rorick has many friends in Adrian who will throw aside party bias and feel delighted at his return to the Ohio Senate by a majority of nearly 6,000 in a Democratic district.  The senator has a running mate in his district, namely Senator McConica.  The first named gentleman was running against a very popular Toledo man named Brand, Senator McConica was running against McClure. Both names in each party are one ticket, but the division is virtually made as stated. The district embraces Lucas, Wood, Hancock, Fulton, Putnam and Henry counties.  Two years ago Senator Rorick was elected by 1,400 majority, and his increased vote is very flattering for the gentleman.

The senator has a daughter living here, Mrs. W.C. McConnell, and has made many acquaintances here.

Source:  Adrian Daily Telegram, November 9, 1893.

Business & Professional Notices from 1892

D.D. Rorick, secretary of the Democratic county committee, is for the district plan and against instruction. Cleveland is his first choice with Boies for second. He thinks with a free coinage plank we should carry three or four western states. (Sioux Falls Argus-Leader, May 23, 1892)

Clifford Ball, of Ballston, has been appointed a railway mail clerk for this state and expects to secure an engagement. (Oregon Statesman, June 24, 1892)

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Business & Professional Notices from 1891

Morgan Brothers of this place who secured the contract for the new town hall sub-let the wood work part of the building yesterday to S.A. Genung, the builder who refused to take the contract after it had been given him. The work of tearing down the building is being rapidly pushed, the fire tower having been taken down today. (Elmira Gazette, June 17, 1891)

The Woodbury Business college has added a telegraphic department. Mr. William Rorick, an operator in the Santa Fe offices, has been engaged as superintendent. (Los Angeles Daily Herald, July 19, 1891)

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