Rorick-Guss

A very pretty wedding took place Thursday afternoon, at 3 o’clock, when Luella C. Rorick and Carl J. Guss were united at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Rorick, in Seneca township. It was strictly a family gathering, and between 40 and 50 guests were present. Rev. W.H. Shannon, pastor of the Congregational church at Morenci, officiated. The maid of honor was Miss Mertie McCloe and the bridesmaid was Mrs. Florence Guss. The groom’s best man was Lewis Guss. The wedding march was played by Miss Maude McCloe. The Misses Florence and Mary Bryant, nieces of the bride, were the ribbon bearers.

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Short News Items from 1942

Miss Frances Rorick was a guest over the week end of friends in Galesburg. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 5, 1942)

C.M. Rorick returned home Saturday from Royal Oak where was a guest for two weeks of his daughter and husband Mr. and Mrs. Harry Metcalf. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 5, 1942)

Mrs. G.H. Rorick was the honored guest at a birthday dinner given by her son and wife Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Rorick at their farm home near Seneca Thursday evening. The table was decorated with flowers and favors in patriotic colors. The guests were H.L. Kennedy, W.W. Kennedy and Mr. and Mrs. Cosper Rorick and family. Mrs. Rorick received several gifts. (Adrian Daily Telegraph, February 14, 1942)

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Short News Items from 1923

Johnnie Wallace, who is attending Gallaudet College at Washington, D.C., writes that he is out of the basket ball playing this season on account of a badly sprained ankle and a broken bone under the arch of his right foot, caused by playing foot ball. (Nezperce Herald, January 18, 1923)

Mrs. William Moore Rorick of Detroit is visiting in the Lucien Mueller home while her daughter, Mrs. Mueller, is in the Decatur and Macon County hospital. (Decatur Herald and Review, March 11, 1923)

Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Sutton, Marion Sutton and Mrs. Ellen Rogers spent Thursday afternoon with their daughter and niece, Mrs. Mattie Brodt. (Oxford Leader, March 23, 1923)

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Short News Items from 1921

Mark Rorick of Morenci and Estel [sic] Rorick of The Dalles, Oregon, were guests Saturday of Carl Guss. (Adrian Daily Telegram, May 19, 1921)

Mrs. Leonard Hallinan, who has been visiting with her mother, Mrs. Albert Walling, at Rockaway, stopped over with relatives in Oswego while on the way to her home in Redland. (Oregon Daily Journal, June 25, 1921)

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Short News Items from 1916

A letter from Johnnie Wallace states that he won the championship wrestle at the deaf school on Christmas day. In speaking of the affair he writes: “In the afternoon at 1:30 Ben and I began to wrestle and at 1:55 Ben threw me down. We rested 5 minutes and at 2:00 we started to wrestle again, and at 2:15 I threw Ben down. We rested another 5 minutes and at 2:20 we started on the final. I threw him down quickly and he got hurt and gave up. Another boy has challenged me and I must defend the titles, so I will wrestle him next May. (Nezperce Herald, January 6, 1916)

Mrs. Ben Wiseman departed Tuesday for Sioux Falls for a visit with her brother, Don McGugin, who is studying dentistry there under Dr. Gorman, formerly of Pierre. (Pierre Weekly Free Press, March 2, 1916)

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Short News Items from 1903

Dr. J.W. Garth is expecting to receive a new buggy as a Christmas present, which was sent by Cap. Tyrrell from Beaumont, Texas. Mr. Tyrrell reports heavy rains there and the streets flooded with water. (Wright County Monitor, January 6, 1903)

Mr. and Mrs. Emmett VanSickle and son, of Port Jervis, N.Y., are visiting the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. VanSickle. For a number of years, Mr. Emmett VanSickle has been a watch inspector for the Erie railroad. (Pittstown Gazette, March 10, 1903)

S.E. Rorick is reshingling and applying fresh paint to house and barn at the Mills. (Anamosa Journal, May 21, 1903)

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Gerald S. Bryant

Gerald S. Bryant, 52, died suddenly at 4 a.m. Sunday, September 24, in his home on North street, Morenci, Michigan.

He was born May 15, 1898, in Seneca township, the son of Frank and Katie Rorick Bryant. At the age of twenty, he was married to Ethelyn Shugars of Onsted. He continued with the work of his father who was in the livestock business, and for the past two years his son Frank has been associated with him.

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Death and Funeral of Mrs. Louis [sic] Converse

Mrs. Louis [sic] Converse, aged eighty years, died at her home on East street north, Sunday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Mrs. Converse had been in failing health for a long time but was confined to her bed about three weeks previous to her death. The funeral services were held Tuesday at two o’clock at the Congregational church, Rev. S.N. Oliver officiating. Mrs. Albert Clark of Fayette sang two selections. The pall bearers were Messrs. Ed Spear, Bert Bothwell, C.M. Rorick, Perry [sic] Sullivan, Carl Guss and Gerald Bryant.

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Obituary

Deborah Ann Rorick was born in Seneca township, September 28, 1840, and died at the home of her son, in Morenci May 27, 1931. Aged 90 years, seven months and 27 years.

Her parents were Estel [sic] and Hannah Rorick and she was the eldest of four children. She received her education in the public school and attended the Seminary at Medina. She was united in marriage with Philetus Spear December 30, 1859. One son was born to them, Estel [sic] E. Spear of Morenci, Mich.

In early life she united with the Medina Baptist church, where she retained her membership to the time of her death.

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