Ann Adams Betrothed to R. P. Rorick

Mr. and Mrs. William T. O’Donnell of Ponte-Vedra, Fla., have announced the engagement of their niece, Miss Ann Adams, to Richard Packard Rorick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Rorick of Perrysburg, O., and Palm Beach, Fla.

Miss Adams is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert A. Adams of Pasadena. She attended Westridge School there and Bishops Schools of La Jolla. She was graduated from St. Anne’s School, Charlottesville, Va., and Bradford (Mass.) Junior College. Continue reading “Ann Adams Betrothed to R. P. Rorick”

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Catherine M. Middaugh

From our Mount Salem Correspondent.

Mrs. Catherine Middaugh, wife of James R. Northrup, died at her home near this village, Saturday last, at 2:45 p.m., after a short illness, aged seventy-six years, three months and eleven days. She is survived by her husband who has been an invalid for seven years and by a daughter, Alice, at home, who has been a comfort and a support to her parents in their declining years; also by three sisters, Mrs. Clarissa Adams, who resides with her son, George B. Adams, in Middletown, Mrs. Everett, of this place and Mrs. George Swarts, of Hemrod [sic] Corner, N.Y.

The funeral will be held at her home Tuesday at 1 o’clock. Pastor Edwards will officiate. Interment in the family plot in the cemetery in this place.

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Some Short Death Notices

REDDING, Nov. 24.—Adolph Dobrowsky died suddenly at 9 o’clock this morning of heart failure.  Dobrowsky was 65 years of age and was born in Austria.  He came to California in the fifties and to the old town of Shasta in 1860, where he followed his profession of jeweler.  He removed to Anderson and fifteen years ago to Redding.  He has since conducted the Golden Eagle jewelry store.  Dobrowsky is survived by a widow and two sons, Frank and Ernest, the former being his partner.  (San Francisco Call, November 25, 1901).

Mrs. Theodore Margarum died at the Margarum homestead, in Sussex, N.J., last Saturday afternoon. She was about 75 years of age.  The deceased is survived by one son, Ford Margarum, president of the Sussex National Bank, and a daughter, Mrs. H.J. Harp, also of Sussex.  (Middletown Times-Press, May 4, 1917.

John D. Adams received a dispatch today telling of the death of his aunt, Mrs. Emily Paugh, at Mt. Salem, N.J., November 30, aged 69.  Funeral tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Mt. Salem.  (Middletown Times-Press, December 1, 1891)

Gabriel Walling, who came to Oregon in 1854, was found dead in bed at the home of his son, Frank Walling, yesterday morning.  He was 68 years of age and was closely associated with the history of the Willamette valley.  Six children survive him, as follows:  John E., who lives at Mabel, Linn county; George G., F.M. and Roy G., who live in Portland; Walter C. and Nellie E., who live in Salem. (Oregon Daily Journal, January 16, 1904).

Small Town News

Elihu Adams of New York city spent Saturday in town.  (Middletown Times-Press, October 18, 1916)

Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Condon and Mrs. Ann Fox of Hollywood, Calif., were guests last night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Coahran.  The Hollywood man is a nephew of the late Thomas Condon, noted geologist, for whom a state park in the John Day country was named last week.  The Californians were en route to The Dalles, to attend the golden wedding celebration of his parents. The visitors and Mrs. Coahran were schoolmates.  (The Bend Bulletin, June 3, 1954)

I.P. Gile, whose place is at the mouth of More creek, was in town last Wednesday with a load of apples, the largest and finest we have seen this season.  They sold at 4½ cents.  Mr. Gile says a fruit raiser near his place has trees loaded with peaches, being so full the trees and branches had to be propped up.  The peach crop is almost a total failure in Ada county this season, this man is selling his abundant crop as fast as he can haul it to market, at a bit a pound.  (Idaho Semi-Weekly World, September 25, 1885).

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Mrs. Mary Snook

From the Port Jervis Gazette

Mrs. Mary Snook, widow of the late Samuel Snook, died at five o’clock, Wednesday evening, at the home of her son, John M. Snook, in this village.  Death was caused by general debility.

Mrs. Snook was born in Clove Valley, near Deckertown, Jan. 11, 1815, and was a daughter of John and Hannah Middaugh.  In the year 1838, she was united in marriage to Samuel Snook.  The fruits of their marriage was a family of nine children, the only surviving one being John M. Snook, with whom she resided at the time of her death.

She is survived by the following brothers and sisters:  Mrs. George Swarts, Horseheads, N.Y.; Mrs. Clarissa Adams, Middletown, N.Y.; Mrs. James Northrup, Mt. Salem, N.J.; Mrs. William Everitt, Clove Valley, N.J.; and Milton Middaugh, of Waverly, N.Y.

Mrs. Snook was a life long member of the Baptist church of Mt. Salem, N.J., where she passed the major part of her life.

Her funeral will take place at Mt. Salem, on Saturday, the hour to be announced later.

Source:  Middletown Daily Argus, September 21, 1894.

Woman, Rattlesnake Snooze on Same Pillow

Redding, May 20. (UP). – With a 3-foot rattlesnake under her pillow, Mrs. Marie Adams slept blissfully on.

That is, until her nephew heard a buzzing noise, saw the snake’s tail giving the wig-wag signal, and frantically aroused the sleeping woman.

Mrs. Adams, Mrs. A.F. Dobrowsky and Baird Dobrowsky had been fishing on the Pit river. Fatigued, Mrs. Adams spread out a blanket, folded up Baird’s coat as a pillow and lay down to rest.

She faintly remembered hearing a locust as she dozed off. Then minutes later Baird heard the sound, and pulled his aunt off the coat and killed the reptile.

Source: Petaluma Argus-Courier, May 20, 1931.

Miss Ann Adams Married to R.P. Rorick in Florida

Wedding of great interest to Southern California was performed for Miss Ann Adams, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Adam Albert Adams of Pasadena, and Richard Packard Rorick Saturday afternoon in St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Jacksonville, Fla.

The bride is a cousin of Mrs. Merritt E. Van Sant of Pasadena and niece of Mr. and Mrs. William T. O’Connell of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.  She was given in marriage by her uncle.

Mrs. James F. Robinson II of Grosse Pointe, Mich., sister of the bridegroom, was matron of honor.  Bridesmaids were Misses Michelle Myers, Pasadena, Pasadena; Julia Potts, New York City; Paula Armstrong and Preston Stockton of Jacksonville, Fla.

Robert R. Bowen of Jacksonville was best man for the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Rorick of Perrysburg, O., and Palm Beach, Fla.  Ushers were Marvin H. Rorick Jr., Perrysburg, O.; Robert B. Rorick, Toledo, O.; F. James Robinson II, Grosse Pointe, Mich.; and R. Alexander McClelland of New York City.

The bride, who made her debut at her aunt and uncle’s home when they resided in Lake Forest, Ill., will live in Jacksonville after a honeymoon in Jamaica.

Source:  Los Angeles Times, May 6, 1957.

Grace Adams & Frederick Boys

A CHURCH WEDDING: Mr. and Mrs. George B. Adams have issued invitations for the marriage of their daughter, Miss Grace Cooper Adams, and Mr. Frederick Newton Boyd, at the First Presbyterian Church, Thursday evening, Sept. 5th, at 7 o’clock. A reception at the residence of the bride’s parents, Old Orchard Place, will follow the ceremony at the church. (Middletown Daily Argus, August 22, 1895)

BOYD-ADAMS — In this city, Sept. 5th, ’95, at the First Presbyterian Church, by Rev. Thomas Gordon D.D., assisted by Rev. Charles Battle D.D., Frederick Newton Boyd and Grace Cooper, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George B. Adams. (Middletown Daily Argus, September 6, 1895)

Isabel Adams & M. Lawrence Willson

ADAMS — WILLSON: Elihu Adams of East Orange, N.J., at a luncheon at the Biltmore yesterday announced the engagement of his daughter, Miss Isabel M. Adams, to Mr. M. Lawrence Willson, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Merritt Willson of Sussex, N.J. Miss Adams, who lives at 18 Gramercy Park, is a descendant of two Presidents of the United States — John Adams and John Quincy Adams. Her branch of the family moved to New York in the early part of the nineteenth century. Mr. Willson is descended from one of the settlers of New Jersey. The Willson farm at Sussex was a grant from George III of England.

Source:  New York Times, October 6, 1929.

Isabel Adams Willson

WILLSON — Isabel Adams, at Sussex, N.J., on April 22, 1970. Beloved wife of M. Lawrence Willson, mother of John A. and Lawrence D., grandmother of Lawrence Adams and Barbara Lynn Willson, daughter of the late Elihu Adams and Mary Margarum. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Cancer Society or your favorite charity. Services at the First Presbyterian Church, Sussex, N.J., on Saturday at 2 P.M.

Source:  New York Times, April 23, 1970.