Short News Items from 1935

A birthday dinner in honor of Mrs. Mabel Briner was given at her home, February 20. Guests were: Mr. and Mrs. C.A. McGrew, Mrs. Ella Mae McGrew, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Briner and daughter, Rose Elfa, Mrs. Elfa Green, and a sister of Mrs. Briner who is visiting from Portland. (Medford Mail Tribune, February 22, 1935)

Fort Klamath, Ore.—Mr. and Mrs. Fred Loosley left Wednesday for Merrill, where they will spend some time visiting their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Zbinden. (Klamath Falls Evening Herald, November 13, 1935)

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baldwin, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Baldwin and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baldwin’s son of Tecumseh, Michigan, left Sunday for northern Michigan on a deer hunting expedition. (Livingston County Daily Press, November 20, 1935)


Prepares to Take Entrance Exams to Naval Academy

Cary Baldwin, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.N. Baldwin of this city, left last week for Annapolis, Md., to take a three months course preparatory to taking the entrance examinations to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. Cary was salutatorian of his graduating class here and has been attending the U. of Md., and now is turning his energies toward making the necessary grades on the entrance examination to the Naval Academy.

Source: Livingston County Daily Press, August 7, 1935.

Jury At Inquest Returns Verdict Accidental Death

Jury Investigating Baldwin Death Gives Verdict of Accidental Asphyxiation

Monday morning an inquest was held at the Howell council rooms by Coroner A. Riley Crittenden to inquire into the cause of death of Mrs. Mark Baldwin Saturday, December 6, 1930. Several witnesses were called and examined by prosecuting attorney Jay Sweeney. The testimony was practically as published in Livingston Republican-Press last week. No new or sensational testimony was given. The following witnesses were put on the stand: Dr. H.G. Huntington, Dr. Hollis Sigler, Mrs. Robert Field, sister of Mark Baldwin, husband of the deceased, Mrs. Abbott, Mrs. Deveraux, Miss Almeda Tubbs, Walter Hastings. Mark Baldwin was called as a witness to verify the location of the rooms when the jurors visited the Baldwin house. The jurors were as follows: Herb Lane, Chas. P. Adams, Chas. Vincent, George J. Pearson, Valentine Gehringer, Joseph Frank. The verdict of the jury was, “Accidental Asphyxiation.”

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Funeral Rites For Gas Victim Held Tuesday

Mrs. Frances Jean Baldwin Found Asphyxiated In Kitchen Of Jewett St. Home



The town was shocked last Saturday afternoon when it became known that Mrs. Frances Baldwin, wife of Mark Baldwin of the M.R.B. Hardware Co. of this city had been asphyxiated by gas fumes in the kitchen of her home of Jewett street.

Mrs. Pauline Field, a sister in law of the deceased, called at the Baldwin home Saturday afternoon to go shopping with Mrs. Baldwin and being unable to gain entrance and smelling gas summoned Mrs. Abbott a neighbor. On entering the home Mrs. Baldwin was found garbed in her kimona [sic] lying face down on the floor of the kitchen. The gas in the oven burner was turned on. Physicians summoned stated that the deceased had been dead for probably an hour.

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Gas Fumes Kill Woman At Howell

Mrs. Frances Jean Baldwin Had Complain of Not Feeling Well

HOWELL, Dec. 8—Mrs. Frances Jean Baldwin, 23, wife of Mark R. Baldwin, proprietor of M.R.B. Hardware company at Howell, was found dead in her home late Saturday after neighbors had broken into the gas-filled kitchen and found the young woman in front of a kitchen stove on which gas jets had been opened but were unlighted.

Decision has not been made as to whether an inquest will be called, Livingston county coroners being absent at the time the body was found.

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Mrs. Mary Rorick

MORENCI, Mich., Jan. 8.—Mrs. Mary Rorick, aged 76 years, one of the most prominent women in Seneca township, died about 5 o’clock this morning in her home on Main Street here. She has been in failing health for a year but had been confined to her bed only since Monday.

Mrs. Rorick was the widow of Mark C. Rorick, a well-known Seneca township farmer before his death five years ago, and the mother of John P. Rorick of Adrian. She was born in Seneca township and had lived all her life there, spending the last 32 years in Morenci.

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Hardware Sold

The Rupert Crandall & Cotter Hardware Co. has sold its stock and business to E.N. Baldwin & Sons of Fayette, Ohio.

Mr. Baldwin has several sons and expects as time develops his plans, to settle each in a hardware store He will then become purchaser for all of them, thus getting into a class that will buy in carload lots, and be able to take other advantages of the marketplace.

Their store at Fayette has long been a model for enterprise and courteous treatment of its customers. They bought an old hardware at Tecumseh, Michigan, some time ago, and have built it into an up-to-the-minute store in that line.

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Miscellaneous Shower

Mrs. Cosper H. Rorick entertained Saturday in honor of Miss Ruth Lloyd of Evanston, Ill., a bride of the near future. A four-course luncheon was served at 1 o’clock. Pink carnations made a beautiful center piece and were given as favors, while cupids and hearts were used in profusion. Many attractive and practical gifts were showered from a pink and white umbrella. Mrs. Rorick was assisted by Mrs. G.H. Rorick and Miss Beulah Campbell. The guests were: Mrs. W.D. Murphy, Columbus, O.; Miss Alma Rorick, Buffalo; Mrs. Perry [sic] Sullivan, Mrs. Earl Baldwin, Fayette; Mrs. C.M. Rorick, Mrs. Martha Spear, Mrs. Paul Spear, Mrs. Richard Rogers, Mrs. John Rorick, Misses Florence and Mary Bryant, Helen and Marjorie Rorick.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, January 22, 1917.

Rorick Family Reunion

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Rorick attended the Rorick family reunion at the residence of C.M. Rorick in Morenci last Wednesday. There were present about one hundred. A program of singing, instrumental music and recitations was given. Horton C. Rorick of Toledo presided. Officers elected were M.C. Rorick, President; Mrs. Amelia Rorick, Secretary and Treasurer and Mrs. S.K. Porter, Chairman, Executive Committee. Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Crane and Mr. and Mrs. E.N. Baldwin will entertain the crowd at Fayette next year.

Source: Fulton County Tribune, July 9, 1915.