Business and Professional News from the 1900s

Judge Mays went across the river this morning, and in company with Mr. Rorick, of North Dalles, examined the grade leading to the top of the Klickitat mountain with the view of seeing what is necessary to be done to put it in good condition for the teams hauling wheat to this market. Mr. Mays has collected several hundred dollars from Dalles business men, which will be expended on the grade under the supervision of Mr. Rorick. (The Dalles Chronicle, October 3, 1900)

A beaver enterprise is soon to be started at Wood River by J.L. [sic] Loosley and D. Harshbarger. They will build an enclosure of woven wire and capture and stock it with beavers. The animals will be domesticated and the fur will be marketed. (Portland Oregonian, October 28, 1900)

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Alma Groover Wed to Captain

In a double ring ceremony at the Oxford Methodist Church February 16, Alma L. Groover, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Groover of Ortonville, became the bride of Capt. Russell O. Gage, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy E. Gage of Oakland, California.

Rev. George Woomer, pastor of the church, performed the ceremony.

Mrs. Gage, given in marriage by her father, wore a teal blue gabardine suit with brown accessories. Her corsage was pink asaleas [sic] and roses. Mrs. Don Francis, the bride’s sister and only attendant, wore a grey ensemble with a corsage of pink roses.

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Business and Professional News from the 1890s

Editor Rorick of the Bad Axe Democrat has commenced a $5000 libel suit against the Detroit Tribune. The trouble arises over a news item which appeared in the Tribune in regard to a registered letter which ex Postmaster Rorick failed to turn over to his successor when the office changed hands, but withheld until a postoffice inspector traced it to him last month. (The Huron Times, June 6, 1890)

A large number of copies of the new Huron county directory were delivered in this vicinity last week by E.R. Cookingham and Wm. Rorick. This volume comprises a large amount of valuable information for residents of this county, and its compilation is valuable for its accuracy and reliability. Aside from the maps and other charts displayed it contains a short history of the county. (The Huron Times, October 17, 1890)

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Prospect Couple Announce Troth Of Miss McGrew

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin W. McGrew, Prospect, announce the engagement of their daughter, Marjorie, to Wendell Vaughn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Vaughn, Trail. No date has been set for the wedding.

Mr. Vaughn, boatswain’s mate first class in the navy, is now at Ft. Pierce, Fla., after spending the holidays in the county with his parents.

Miss McGrew is a senior in Prospect high school.

Source: Medford Mail Tribune, January 13, 1946.

Business and Professional News from the 1880s

J.D. Sutton, formerly of Cheboygan, now a life insurance agent of Detroit, will soon remove to Indianapolis, Ind., having been appointed state agent for a well known insurance company. (Cheboygan Democrat, February 17, 1881)

Emma T. Loosley has been appointed Postmistress at Klamath Agency Oregon. (Oregon Sentinel, December 23, 1882)

NEW STORE.—Frank Rorick, of Lowden, Iowa, has rented the south room of Tyrrell’s block, and about the 25th of this month will take possession with a large stock of groceries. (Wright County Monitor, March 14, 1883)

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Mrs. Lida Snyder Buried

The funeral of Mrs. Lida Snyder, wife of Rev. Ivan Snyder, 542 West Eighth street, Wyoming, was held this afternoon from Russell C. Davis Funeral Home, 365 Bennett street, Luzerne.

Officiating clergymen were Rev. Dr. Rolland Crompton, district superintendent of Wyoming Conference Methodist Church; Rev. Dr. Fred Lott and Rev. Clifford Bound.

Burial was in Wyoming Cemetery.

Pall bearers were: William R. Thomas, Howard Frantz, William Bradbury, William F. Austin, George Knarr and William R. Austin.

Source: Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, December 27, 1945.

Business and Professional News from the 1860s and 1870s

Jas. Mullany, who took a stock of goods to Salmon City for C. Jacobs of Boise City, has pulled up stakes, and left with the goods for the Yuba District, on Mr. Jacob’s account. (Idaho Semi-Weekly World, August 24, 1867)

C.S. Kingsley has a lot of nice butter from the dairy of I.P. Gile. (Idaho Semi-Weekly World, September 22, 1875)

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Minister’s Wife Dies At Wyoming

Mrs. Life Snyder, wife of Rev. Ivan Snyder, retired Methodist minister, died last night at home, 542 West 8th street, Wyoming, after a year’s illness. Mrs. Snyder was formerly a teacher in the Wyoming schools.

Born and raised in Wyoming, Mrs. Snyder was a member of the Missionary Society of the Methodist Church, The Rebekah Lodge, Daughters of America, and the Eastern Star.

Surviving are her husband, a son, Prof. H. Austin Snyder, superintendent of Public Schools at Clarks Green; a daughter, Miss Iva Snyder, a teacher of languages in Lewistown High School, also two grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from the Russell C. Davis Funeral Home, 365 Bennett street, Luzerne, Thursday afternoon at 2: Frinds [sic] may call after 2 on Wednesday. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery.

Source: Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, December 24, 1945.

Deaths and Funerals from the 1940s

Dr. and Mrs. J.B. Munro, Miss Glade Kellogg, Mrs. Helen Partridge and C.M. Rorick were in Fayette Wednesday afternoon to attend the funeral of Mrs. F.T. Sullivan. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 15, 1943)

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO: Relatives of Roy Rorick Murphy have received word of his death somewhere in France after being ill for five days with pneumonia. His remains have been buried in a government cemetery in France and cannot be removed until after the war. (Adrian Daily Telegram, June 22, 1943)

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