Services Today For E.E. Spear

Mr. Spear, 77, Died Tuesday Night After Long Illness.

Estell E. Spear, aged 77 years, died at 11:00 o’clock Tuesday evening at his home on Main street after a long illness.

Funeral services will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the Stockwell Funeral Home. The Rev. Nihl D. Johnson of the Baptist church will officiate.

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Obituary

Harriett L. Porter, daughter of John C. and Louisa K. Porter, was born in Seneca township, Lenawee county, Michigan, November 6, 1853, and died in Columbus, Ohio, on April 8, 1936, aged 82 years 4 months and 22 days.

On February 10, 1870, she was united in marriage with LeRoy W. Rorick, and to this union two children were born, Nellie R. Murphy of Columbus, Ohio, and Cosper M. Rorick, of Morenci, both of whom are living, together with eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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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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Mrs. Harriet Rorick Entertains

Mrs. Harriet Rorick entertained at dinner Saturday for the pleasure of her guests, Dr. and Mrs. W.D. Murphy of Columbus, O. Places were marked for Mr. and Mrs. S.K. Porter, Dr. Rorick Bennett and Mrs. Georgia Clark of Pasadena, Calif., Mrs. George Milne and daughter, Miss Margaret, of New York City, Mrs. Earl Baldwin, Mrs. George Crane and Mrs. F.L. [sic] Sullivan of Fayette, Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Rorick of Adrian, Mrs. Mary Rorick, Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Spear and daughter, Margaret, Mrs. C.H. Spear, Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Rorick and daughters, Harriet and Jean, Dr. and Mrs. Murphy, and the hostess, Mrs. Rorick.

Source: Morenci Observer, September 11, 1924.

Marriage of a Former Morenci Girl

Saturday occurred the marriage of Miss Helen Rorick to Dr. Harry Lundahl of Ishpeming, Mich.  The marriage was solemnized at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Rorick, 403 Toledo street, Adrian.  Miss Rorick is well known in Morenci, having lived with her parents north of the village practically all her life. She is a graduate of Morenci High school, and also passed several years at the U. of M. She has a host of friends in Morenci and vicinity who wish her every happiness.  Dr. Lundahl is a graduate of the Dental school at the U. of M. and will establish an office in Adrian after their wedding trip.  Among the guests were Mrs. Mary Rorick, Miss Laura Green, Mrs. Harriet Rorick, Mrs. W.D. Murphy of Columbus, O., Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Rorick, Mrs. Alice Condit, Mr. and Mrs. Crosby Sweet of Pioneer, O., Mrs. Josephine Wakefield, Miss Josephine Hamilton of Toledo, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baldwin of Fayette, O., Joe Dickenson of Cass City, William Haidle of Negaunee, Mich., Irving Moss of Ishpeming, Mich., Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Hooper and Clarence Hooper of Ann Arbor, and Miss Pauline Baldwin of Cleveland. 

Source: Morenci Observer, December 6, 1923.

Deaths and Funerals from the 1920s

Mrs. Jemima Linderman a former resident of this city is dead at her home in Chicago. (Cheboygan Democrat, September 17, 1920)

Dr. E.H. Rorick, 70, formerly well known in Republican state politics, died at his home in Fayette, Fulton county.  (Fulton County Tribune, February 9, 1922)

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew McNeil and Mr. and Mrs. Grant Brodt were at Ann Arbor Friday where they attend the funeral of the former’s brother-in-law, M.B. Larned. (Oxford Leader, August 22, 1924.

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Wedding News Through the Years

Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Crane and Mr. and Mrs. F.T. Sullivan were in attendance Tuesday, at the wedding of Miss Pauline Baldwin and Mr. Robert Field, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.N. Baldwin in Howell, Mich. The Baldwins were for many years residents of Fayette and the bride is a graduate of the Fayette schools. (Adrian Daily Telegram, October 9, 1930)

20 Years Ago Today: The wedding of Miss Mary Helen Rorick and Dr. Harry W. Lundahl took place this noon at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Rorick.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, December 1, 1943)

20 Years Ago Today:  The Wedding of Miss Marjorie Rorick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Rorick and Prosser Watts, son of R.H. Watts, took place this afternoon at 4 o’clock in the Rorick home on Toledo street.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, August 11, 1947)

The engagement of Marlene Dlouhy to Alston W. Penfold, Jr. was announced recently.  She is the daughter of Mrs. Malinda Dlouhy of Independence, Iowa and the late Mr. Dlouhy.  He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alston Penfold of Jessup [sic], Iowa and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Beardslee of Clarkston.  (Clarkston News, December 24, 1970)

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.

Leroy W. Rorick

MORENCI, Mich., March 14.—Leroy W. Rorick was born in Seneca township, Lenawee county, Michigan, September 14, 1847, and departed this life March 10, 1917, aged 69 years.  His father, Cosper Rorick, a native of New Jersey, came to Michigan in 1840 and commenced with the pioneers of this county in the work of changing a wilderness to a domain of fine homes and productive farms. His father was married to Nancy A. Breese, January 15, 1845, and they settled on a farm one mile north of Seneca in a log house with primitive surroundings, where the subject of this sketch was born.  He grew up on the farm, laboring with his father in the fields as boys in those days did, and walked 2 ½ miles to a district school house for his education, which was completed at Medina academy.

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