Entertained On Birthday

Mr. and Mrs. A.N. Brewer entertained Saturday evening for the pleasure of her grandmother, Mrs. C.H. Rorick, whose birthday occurred that day.  A Valentine theme was used throughout the dinner and decorations. 

Guests present were Mr. and Mrs. C.K. Rorick, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Rorick and daughter, Kay, and Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Rorick and son, Mark, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Martz, Romeo and guest of honor Mrs. R.H. [sic] Rorick.

Source:  Morenci Observer, February 17, 1949. 

Wedding Anniversaries

Wednesday evening last will be long remembered by Mr. and Mrs. Z.E. Brown.  It being the silver wedding anniversary of their marriage, about seventy-five friends by special invitation assembled at their residence and passed a merry evening.  A number of very excellent presents were left behind as souvenirs of the occasion.  (Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 1, 1882)

Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Rorick celebrated their silver wedding Oct. 20, at their home in Miller, with a number of friends. They were the recipients of many fine pieces of silverware. (Hand County Press, October 27, 1892)

Morenci Observer: The “Roricks” had one of their characteristic gatherings last Tuesday to celebrate the tenth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Rorick.  Mrs. Dr. Bennett, of Detroit, was among the number present.  Her daughters, Bessie and Georgia, sent to the couple a big tin horn and on the accompanying card was written this wish:  “Hope that you will toot your horn for ten years more.”  (Adrian Daily Telegram, September 21, 1895)

Mrs. Cora Reynolds and E.V. Reynolds attended the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Moore held Saturday evening at their farm home one half mile east of Canandaigua.  Mr. and Mrs. Moore were pleasantly surprised when about 50 friends from Adrian, Morenci, Medina and the neighbors came to their home with well filled baskets and served dinner.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, June 24, 1931)

Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Rorick entertained at a family dinner Sunday in observance of the second wedding anniversary of their daughter and husband Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ranger.  Mrs. Arthur Brewer of Ann Arbor, another daughter, was among the guests.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, June 1, 1943)

Short News Items from 1942

James Gilkey, junior at Oregon State College, is spending two weeks vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Gilkey. (Salem Statesman Journal, January 2, 1942)

Dr. and Mrs. H.W. Lundahl will leave tonight for Chicago where Dr. Lundahl will attend the meetings of the Chicago Dental Society at the Palmer House next week, and Mrs. Lundahl will visit her brother-in-law and sister Mr. and Mrs. Prosser Watts and family at Glenellyn, Ill.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, February 21, 1942)

Mrs. Jay MacArthur, Jr., spent last week visiting her husband and his parents.  (Queen City Mail, April 9, 1942)

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Local Bride Espoused by Army Officer

Another wedding in which the bridegroom is an officer in the growing peace-time army of the United States, took place Saturday evening, May 10, in the home of Dr. and Mrs. E.P. Edwards, 2953 Berkshire Road, Cleveland Heights, where their daughter, Evelyn, was wedded to Lieut. Alan Green Rorick of Fort Custer, Michigan, son of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Rorick of Adrian, Mich. Lieut. Rorick, graduated of the United States Military Academy last June, and his bride will go to Canada for a short trip and then to Camp Forrest, Tennessee, for a month where there will be army maneuvers. Mrs. Rorick is a graduate of last June’s class at Oberlin.

Given in marriage by her father, the former Miss Edwards wore her mother’s wedding gown of ivory satin with Venetian lace trimmings, a finger-tip veil arranged with a rose pointe cap and orange blossoms and her bouquet was of roses, bouvardia and white orchids. Mrs. William Nims, her sister, was matron of honor and Miss Katherine Sharp of Elyria, maid of honor. They were dressed, respectively, in chiffon models of pale blue and peach. The best man was Mr. John Greiner of Elyria and ushers were Messrs. John Rorick of Seneca, Mich.; Henry Edwards, brother of the bride, and Wilson Brewer of Ann Arbor.

Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 18, 1941.

Mrs. Vera B. Rorick

MORENCI—Mrs. Vera Browning Rorick, 71 years old, died at 12:30 a.m. today at her residence at 136 East Union Street.  The widow of Cosper H. Rorick, she was born in Bay City Aug. 18, 1888, the daughter of Frank and Margaret Ryerson Hixon.

She was graduated from Three Rivers high school and had lived in Morenci since 1910.  She married Mr. Rorick Feb. 22, 1911. He died Jan. 8, 1945.

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Rorick-Kelly

Miss Molly Ann Kelly, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Roy Kelly of Rossford, Ohio, and George Herbert Rorick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Rorick of Seneca, were married at 4:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon in the Rossford Methodist church. The service was read before an improvised altar of roses, delphinium, June lilies and baby-breath. The Rev. C.H. Hutchinson read the single room service. Miss Eunice McDonald cousin of the bride sang “Because” and “I Love You” accompanied by Mrs. Louis Schroeder who played Mendelssohn’s wedding march. Continue reading “Rorick-Kelly”

Brief News Items about the Roricks in Michigan

Lieut. and Mrs. Alan G. Rorick arrived last evening from Hot Springs, Ark., to spend the next ten days with his father John P. Rorick and other relatives in the city. Lieut. and Mrs. Rorick were met in Toledo last evening by his sisters Mrs. H.W. Lundahl, Mrs. J. Clayton Scott and Mrs. Russell Raymond of Bryan, Ohio. (Adrian Daily Telegram, December 15, 1942)

Lt. Alan G. Rorick has been released from the government hospital at Hot Springs, Ark., where he has been a patient for nearly two years after an illness of infantile paralysis. He is being sent to the United States Military Academy at West Point as an instructor in mathematics. He and Mrs. Rorick are spending a few days with his father John P. Rorick and after a visit with her parents in Cleveland they will go to West Point where he reports for duty June 20. (Adrian Daily Telegram, June 2, 1943)

FORTY YEARS AGO (1909): The play, Queens and a Kingdom, given at the M.E. church last Friday evening by the Epworth League under the direction of Mrs. Leonard Schnorr, was a great success. The characters in the play were represented by twenty-eight girls, each in costume. Miss Claribel Rorick, of Detroit, a little girl of about ten years, gave several numbers and was encored again and again, bringing down the house with her selections. (Lake Orion Review, October 7, 1949)

The family of Mrs. C.H. Rorick celebrated her birthday anniversary Sunday with a dinner at the cottage of Mrs. G.H. Rorick at Wamplers Lake. Other members present included Mrs. A.N. Brewer of Ann Arbor, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ranger, C.H. Rorick, Jr. and Mrs. Margaret Hixson. (Adrian Daily Telegram, August 16, 1943)

C.M. Rorick left Saturday for California where he will spend several weeks visiting his sons George Rorick and Mr. and Mrs. Max Rorick and family in Pasadena. (Adrian Daily Telegram, April 3, 1943)

Seneca — Relatives here received word that Curtis Rorick suffered a severe heart attack at Curtis, MIch. Mr. and Mrs. Rorick had been spending a vacation at their cottage near Curtis. (Adrian Daily Telegram, October 19, 1943)

Adrian, May 15. – Josie Boyant [sic] attempted suicide at the home of G.H. Rorick, in Seneca. She accompanied Mrs. Rorick to a social Saturday evening and seemed in good spirits. They returned home about 10 o’clock and soon after Mrs. Rorick heard her in the kitchen, groaning as if in pain. Hastening to her she found her vomiting, and seemingly in agony. She hurriedly summoned a physician, and it was soon discovered that the girl had taken paris green. Antidotes were administered. The girl was in spasms and great pain all day Sunday. She was very low at last accounts and may not recover. The deed was prompted by disappointment in not having a deep affection for a young man living in the neighborhood returned. (Marshall Statesman, May 18, 1894)

Mrs. Leeila G. Rorick and Mrs. Leone Scott of Lansing will come Friday evening to spend the weekend with Mrs. C.M. Rorick and Mrs. L.A. Kennedy. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 9, 1942)

Mrs. Leslie G. Rorick has received word from her son Wyman in the U.S. Navy that he is safe in Honolulu. Mrs. Rorick last heard from her son December 6. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 9, 1942)

Miss Lulu Rorick returned from Buffalo Friday accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Mel McCloe, of Detroit. (Adrian Daily Telegram, December 17, 1903)

M.C. Rorick and H.P. Rorick were in Union City, Ind., the first of the week on business. (Adrian Daily Telegram, December 10, 1901)

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Rorick, formerly of Plainwell, are staying in Morenci with his mother, Mrs. Curtis Rorick, until their new home in Lansing is completed. (Adrian Daily Telegram, March 4, 1960)

Ensign William R. Wilson who has finished the aeronautical course at Jacksonville, Fla., has been transferred to San Francisco.  He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Rorick of this city.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, October 21, 1942)