Bought In

On Monday E.E. Haskins purchased a half interest in the grocery establishment of F.P. Rorick, and after to-day the business will be conducted by the firm of Rorick & Haskins. “Ed” needs no introduction to the people of this section, he being well known as a straight and enterprising business man. May the new firm prosper.

Source: Wright County Monitor, August 22, 1883.



Miss Percilla M. Robinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Robinson of Redding, was united in marriage to Wilfred L. Smith of Susanville in Redding Monday a.m. by Judge A.F. Ross. The groom is aged 28 years while his bride is aged 20. Miss Robinson is a niece of Mrs. A. Dobrowsky and a granddaughter of Mrs. Edmund Gardner of this city. The newlyweds will make their home at Susanville, where the groom is employed as a truck driver.

Source: Shasta Courier, August 28, 1924.


Whereas my wife, Sarah Seydell, has, on the 10th day of September, 1891, left my bed and board without cause or provocation, this is to notify all persons not to harbor or trust her on my account, as I will not be hereafter responsible for any debts contracted by her from and after date.

Charles W. Seydell Boise City, September 16, 1881

Source: Idaho Statesman, September 29, 1881.


Wilfred L. Smith, 28, of Susanville, and Miss Persilla [sic] M. Robinson, 20, of Redding were married Monday morning by Judge A.F. Ross.

The bride, a resident of Redding for three years, is a daughter of Mrs. A. Whitney, who moved here from Seattle.

The young husband is a truck driver who is employed near Oroville.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred L. Smith plan to make their home in Oroville.

Source: Redding Searchlight, August 28, 1924.

Premium Bread

There was nothing at our late county fair that attracted so much attention as the exhibition of some very fine specimens of bread; and the contest for championship was a very strong one, being competed for by a number of Fulton county’s best bread bakers, but was easily carried off in flying colors by Mrs. John C. Rorick of Wauseon. The flour was purchased of John Richard, who takes pride in selling the best flour kept in any store in northern Ohi. We have tried it therefore know whereof we speak.

Source: Northwestern Republican, September 18, 1879.

Untitled (Mrs. D. Strevelle)

Mrs. D. Strevelle of Oxford Mills, died at Mercy hospital, last week, Wednesday, November 7, at the age of 67 years, 5 months and 11 days. She was a sister of D.D. Rorick of Monticello. Mrs. Strevelle was born at Knightstown, Indiana, June 26, 1856. She settled with her parents in Jones county, when a child of two years of age. She was married in June, 1876, to Dr. D.E. Strevelle. Dr. Strevelle practiced medicine in Oxford Mills until 1904, when he and his wife removed to Canada. Dr. Strevelle died in New York state, October 16, 1916. Since his death, his widow made her home with her son, George W. Strevelle at Oxford Mills. During the past four years she had been in ill health, and four weeks ago was taken to Mercy hospital for treatment. In addition to her son, George, she is survived by three brothers, Samuel Rorick of Venice, California; D.D. Rorick of Monticello, and Sidney Rorick of Oxford Mills. Mrs. Strevelle was a lifelong member of the Methodist Episcopal church.

Source: Monticello Express, November 15, 1923.


Yesterday forenoon the wedding of William S. [sic] Rorick, of Jefferson township, this county, and Mary Sordelet, took place. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Father Brammer, after which the company repaired to the residence of Mr. John Leeson, South Wayne, where a sumptuous repast was prepared, to which they all did justice. The newly married couple left for the west via the Wabash, where they intend spending a few days. May all their days be as pleasant as was yesterday.

Source: Fort Wayne Daily Gazette, September 25, 1878.

Nashville and Vicinity Viewed Through Northern Spectacles

Mr. John C. Rorick, an intelligent citizen of Wauseon, O., was in Nashville a short time ago prospecting, and left with the remark to an acquaintance that he was pleased with the country and might return next fall to make this his home, being desirous of exchanging a cold for a mild climate. Since he returned he has published a letter in the Northwestern Republican, from which me make the following extract of local interest to us:

Continue reading “Nashville and Vicinity Viewed Through Northern Spectacles”

Untitled (John’s C. Rorick’s Process for Preparing Butter for Market)

I forgot to notice in its proper place an invention by Mr. J.C. Rorick, called “Rorick’s Process” for preparing butter for market. Personally, I know nothing of its merits, but dealers tell me that it adds to the value of marketable butter from three to eight cents a pound.

It has superseded every other process where it has been introduced, and has given entire satisfaction in every case. It would be well enough for butter dealers to give it a trial. It will new hurt them and may possibly get them into a “new pickle” from which they cannot escape without a fullness of joy in the region of the pocket book.

Source: Northwestern Republican, January 28, 1875.