Granted Divorce From Convicted Husband

Joyce Ann Hawks was granted a divorce from John E. Hawks, Jr. by Judge Robert S. Hunter Friday morning in circuit court. She charged her husband was a convicted felon.

Mrs. Hawks testified that on Oct. 13, 1959, Hawks pleaded guilty to a charge of larceny in Clay county circuit court at Liberty, Mo., and was sentenced to two years at the Missouri state farm in Algoa. She was given permission to resume her maiden name, Joyce Ann Rorick.

Source: Quincy Herald Whig, August 12, 1960.

Rescue Squad Commended

Please, a few words of commendation for what is probably the best organization in the United States.

On June 7, while erecting a carnival at Twenty-seventh street and Military road N.W., for the purpose of raising funds for a new St. John’s College High School, one of the participants suffered a heart attack. A quick phone call, and the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad was on its way within minutes—all so competent and sincere in the work that it makes one who has had anything to do with paid, professional personnel a bit ashamed. Their attitude, efficiency, and ability should be a criterion to all who have had a desire to help their fellow-man.

Mark D. Rorick

Source: Washington Evening Star, June 15, 1954.


A Cleveland bride, Anne Marie Feth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert W. Feth, 2240 Cranston Road, University Heights, was married Saturday, June 27, in Columbus to Charles Otis Chrysler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis R. Chrysler, of Gahanna, O. Dr. Emory Hartman officiated in Bexley Methodist Church. In the wedding party were Barbara Francisco, Jane Hahn, Carolyn Chrysler, sister of the bridegroom; Richard Poth, Wilbur Schneider, John Dayton and Edward Johnson. The couple will resided at 1144 E. 15th Avenue, Columbus. The bride was graduated from Miami as was her husband.

Source: Cleveland Plain-Dealer, July 9, 1953.

Mrs. Clara Chrysler

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the R.L. Southwick funeral home for Mrs. Clara Palmer Chrysler, 77, wife of the late Charles H. Chrysler, who died at her home, 85 E. Tulane Rd[.], Sunday.

Mrs. Chrysler was a member of Gahanna Presbyterian church, Children’s Hospital Twig No. 6, and the Columbus Society of the Hard of Hearing.

She is survived by two sons, Claude H. and Otis R. Chrysler, Gahanna; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Schneider of Central College, Miss Helen Chrysler, a teacher at Central high school, and Mrs. Fred L. Donnally, field director of the National Delphian society; a twin brother, Clarence J. Palmer, Kirkersville; sister, Mrs. Ella Frazier, Dresden, and seven grandchildren.

Burial will be at Gahanna.

Source: Columbus Dispatch, August 23, 1943.

Miss Thelma Rorick And Walter Hummel Wed Tuesday Morning

The wedding of Miss Thelma Rorick and Waller Hummel took place Tuesday morning in St Peter Catholic church. the [sic] ceremony was quietly solemnized at the 6 o’clock nuptial mass. Msgr. Thomas Cusack officiated. The bridegroom’s brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Ora McClinthen, were the attendants.

Mrs. Hummel wore a blue silk crepe tailored model trimmed with blue satin in a harmonizing shade and had navy blue accessories. Mrs. McClinthen was also in blue but wore black accessories.

A bridal breakfast followed in the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Rorick, 805 North. Fifth street. The couple has an apartment in readiness at 623 ½ North Sixth avenue.

Mr. Hummel is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Hummel, 1411 Cherry street, and is with his father in the concrete construction business. The I bride has been employed in the shipping department of the Monroe Chemical company for the last eight years. A number of parties have been given in honor of the bride before her wedding.

Source: Quincy Herald Whig, February 9, 1937.

Miss Vineta Ridgely and Leo Rorick Are To Wed January 23

Announcement was made at a party Sunday afternoon of the engagement of Miss Vineta Ridgely, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ridgely, 633 North Fifth, street and Leo Rorick son, of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Rorick, 805 North Fifth street. The affair was given by Miss Ridgely’s parents in their home. Saturday, January 23, has been chosen as the date for the wedding.

A company of eight was entertained and the betrothal message was written on a card concealed in a bell attached to the favors which were in the colors to be carried out in the wedding, aqua and peach.

Games were played with falling to Miss Elizabeth Boles and Miss Helene Feld. Others present were Miss Thelma Rorick, Mrs. Walter Yungk, Miss Melba Miller and Mrs. Clarence Milltr [sic]. Miss Ridgely received an attractive gift from her mother

Both Miss Ridgelv and Mr. Rorick attended high school. Mr. Rorick is employed at the Moorman Manufacturing company.

Source: Quincy Herald Whig, January 11, 1937.

Two Are Caught About To Enter Filling Station

Are Surprised by Neighbor Who Holds Them For Police.

Surprising two youthful bandits as they were about to enter the Richardson filling station at Fourth and Spring streets. Elmer E. Wagner, second-hand dealer, held them prisoners at the point of a gun while his mother ran to police headquarters for aid, Sunday evening.

And on Monday morning he saw the pair—Roy Howard and Leo Rorick—arraigned in police court, and bound over to the circuit court.

Police believe that the capture of the pair may solve a number of petty robberies in the north end of town. Howard and Rorick, however, have admitted none of the jobs of which they are suspected.

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