Scalds Kill Child Aged 2 1-2 Years

MORENCI, Mich., May 23.—Scalds suffered Monday by Emma Frances Spear, aged two and one-half years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Spear, who live 10 miles west of Morenci, yesterday caused her death in the Flower hospital in Toledo.

The baby, an only child, accidentally sat in a pan of hot water in which her mother had been about to pluck a chicken. She was rushed to the Toledo hospital but had been so badly burned that she died only a day later.

The body was brought here to the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Spear. The funeral will be held in that home Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, the Rev. S.N. Oliver of Charlotte, formerly of Morenci, officiating. The burial will be in the Morenci Oak Grove cemetery.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, May 23, 1928.

Wedding News from the 1800s

The following marriage licenses have been issued. John J.L. Realer and Mary Sammis, Alonzo Myers and Lizzie Hickman. (Columbus Dispatch, February 26, 1879)

Elmer S.B. Sutton and wife were in town on their bridal trip on Friday last. (Pontiac Gazette, October 14, 1881)

Mr. W.C. McConnell, one of Adrian’s most prominent businessmen and a former well known resident of Pontiac, and Miss Hama Rorick, of Wauseon, Ohio, were married at the home of the bride Nov. 22. At home, No. 5 Broad street, Adrian, after December 5th. Congratulations. (Pontiac Bill Poster, November 28, 1888)

Invitations are out announcing the coming marriage of G. Henry Crane, bookkeeper at Pennock’s novelty store, and Miss Eva Rorick, daughter of Casper Rorick, of Morenci. The wedding will take place on the evening of September 16, at the Congregational church in Morenci. (Adrian Daily Telegram, September 7, 1897)

Oakwood Farmer Dies Suddenly

Sidney Groover, Former Oxford Resident Taken By Death

Sidney B. Groover, aged 71 years, died at his farm home near Oakwood early Friday morning. Although Mr. Groover had been in poor health for the past few years, his death came very unexpectedly. At two o’clock in the morning Mrs. Groover noticed him breathing heavily and death came before a physician could be summoned.

For many years the deceased resided on a farm southeast of Orion, later retiring and moving to Orion village where he resided for a number of years until stricken with an ailment that confined him to his bed and from which he never recovered. Selling his home in Orion he again returned to the farm which he later sold to Detroit parties and purchased another near Oakwood, where the family moved several months ago.

The deceased his survived by his widow and one son, Levi, four grandchildren and three brothers, Charles and Ira, of Oakwood, and Eugene, of Lapeer.

Funeral services were held from the home Monday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock, Rev. F.I. Walker, of Orion, officiating and burial was made in Evergreen cemetery, Orion.

Source: Oxford Leader, April 1, 1927.

Twin Sons Born to Maurice Groover

On the evening of Sept. 22, Mrs. Maurice Groover was entertained at a pink and blue shower in the home of Mrs. Hugh Taylor. The evening was spent in playing games after which the honoree was presented with her gifts from a bassinette. She also received a high chair from the Oakwood Cancer Sewing Club. Cake and ice cream was served the 33 guests present from Oxford, Lapeer, Imlay City, Ortonville, Clarkston and Oakwood. Co-hostesses were Mrs. Gerald Kintz, Mrs. Nelson Copeman and Mrs. Harold Tank.

On Thursday, Oct. 7, twin sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Groover at the Brighton hospital. They young sons are named Paul Arthur, weight 4 pounds 3 ounces, and Carl Edward, weight 3 pounds and 6 ounces.

Source: Oxford Leader, October 14, 1948.

Funeral of Mrs. Rorick

MORENCI, Mich., Aug. 6—The funeral service for Mrs. Amelia Rorick was held at the home on East Main street Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. S.N. Oliver officiating.

George Pratt sang “Crossing the Bar” and “Sometime We’ll Understand.” The bearers were H.V. Smith, Ray Kellogg, A.A. Thompson, Fred Keefer, Ernest Schofield and S.E. Rupp. Friends at the service from out of town were Mrs. Helen Partridge of Detroit; William Shepherd of Bowling Green, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Sanders, Mrs. Charles Mitchell, Mrs. Bert Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Cole of Metamora; Miss Anna Cawley of Ann Arbor; Mrs. Fred Perry of Los Angeles, J. Brown, A.B. Cole of Hillsdale; Mrs. Albert Foster of Toledo; Mrs. J.P. Rorick of Adrian; Mrs. Carl Guss and daughter Helen of Medina; Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Gay, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Partridge, Hugh Miley, Mrs. Henry Crane, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sullivan and Mrs. Earl Baldwin of Fayette. The burial was made in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, August 6, 1925.

Untitled (W.C. Tyrrell)

Beaumont, Texas, Enterprise, April 23: The fulfillment of the city’s dream of a public library building has been made possible through the philanthropy of Capt. W.C. Tyrrell, capitalist and public spirited citizen, who, it became known yesterday, has agreed to purchase the First Baptist church edifice at Pearl and Forsy streets and donate the building for library purposes to the people of Beaumont. Captain Tyrrell’s offer to purchase the church building at a price of $70,000 was accepted yesterday by the congregation of the First Baptist Church. According to the terms of the offer, the property is to be deeded to the city of Beaumont within 30 days after it has been conveyed to Captain Tyrrell and will be known as the “Tyrrell public library.” Captain Tyrrell’s generous offer was made several weeks ago following the decision on the part of the First Baptist church to raze its present building to make room for a new church. His proposal to buy the church as a gift to the city, Captain Tyrrell explains, was prompted as much by his desire to save the edifice as through his recognition of the need for a public library.

Source: Clarence Sun, May 3, 1923.