Boy Scouts Get Rorick’s Goat

As Morenci Troop’s new home nears completion and the boys are about to move into their new quarters, their enrollment is increased by Mr. Kirk Rorick’s gift of a two months old, Billy. Mr. Rorick announces that the gift is made unqualifiedly, without any “ifs,” or “butts.”

Besides the generous contribution of money and labor which made the new Boy Scout building possible, nearly everything necessary to equip it has been contributed.  The boys still need carpenter and wood carving tools.

Source:  Morenci Observer, June 13, 1929 

McGrews Home

Mr. and Mrs. E.E. McGrew, 1433 East McAndrews road, returned Thursday evening from a two-week trip to California, Arizona and Mexico. At Phoenix they visited Mrs. McGrew’s brother, Al Ruland, a former resident, and his family.

Source: Medford Mail Tribune, April 10, 1955.


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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Rorick, Howell Get Water Posts

SACRAMENTO, April 21—David Rorick Jr., of Oceanside, and Supervisor Dean Howell, of Escondido, were reappointed to the San Luis Rey Water Authority today by Gov. Warren.

Rorick, an attorney, is an executive of the Federal Savings and Loan Association of Oceanside and represents that city on the authority, Howell represents the County Board of Supervisors on the authority.

Terms of the new appointment extend until Sept. 19, 1954. Both men first were appointed in 1946.

Source: San Diego Union, April 22, 1951.

Output Steady

David Rorick, president of Rorick Buick, Inc., has returned from a week-long sales conference in Los Angeles with the prediction that the present situation as regards new and used cars will continue.

Rorick was one of 55 Buick dealers who participated in a General Motors refresher course for sales managers at the Hotel Biltmore.

“Information from reliable Detroit sources,” said Rorick, “indicates that the national production of the automobile industry in 1950 will total about 6,600,000 units. This is on the basis of the presently reduced output.

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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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Paul Millikens Stage Wedding Trip to Miami

To reside in Pontiac after a wedding trip to Miami, Fla., are Mr. and Mrs. Paul Milliken who were married Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock in the chapel of the Plymouth Congregational church.

The new Mrs. Milliken is the former Mrs. Mary Kelly of Oxford, daughter of Mrs. Frank Groover, also of Oxford. Mr. Milliken resides in Pontiac.

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The K. of P.’s Eat Lamb

C.H. Rorick entertained the members of the Knights of Pythias lodge with a lamb dinner, which is an annual affair, Monday evening.  There were 110 guests present and Allen’s orchestra of Seneca furnished delightful music during the banquet.  After dinner three candidates were given the work in the second degree. Next Monday evening the Knights and the Pythian Sisters will have a potluck supper, followed by cards and dancing.

Source: Morenci Observer, January 22, 1925.