Services Held For Gerald Bryant

Died Unexpectedly Sunday Morning

Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ackland Funeral Home for Gerald S. Bryant, 52, who died unexpectedly early Sunday morning.

Mr. Bryant had moved to this community about 24 years ago and has been a well known livestock dealer for a number of years.

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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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Services Held Wednesday Afternoon For W.R. Rorick

Born In Morenci In 1865; Had Been Prominent Livestock Dealer

William R. Rorick, aged 77 years, a prominent livestock dealer and one of the best loved men among the older pioneer families of Morenci, died at his home on North street Monday afternoon at 1:45 o’clock.  While his health had not been well for a number of years he was only seriously ill for about three weeks.

He was the only son of Jacob C. [sic] and Mary Sloan Rorick and was born November 13, 1865 in the Old Exchange Hotel, which his parents were then operating.  It stood on the same site which the Saulsbury Hotel now occupies.

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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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Wedding News from the 1910s

In compliment to Miss Merle Wood cashier of the Wesley Co., who is to marry Charles Alverson, an attaché of the Wesley Co., the lady associate workers of Miss Wood Monday evening gave her a shower in the rooms of Olive Mueller and Kathryn Miller at the home of Mrs. Traverse. There was a pleasant time socially with refreshments. Miss Wood was presented with a half dozen solid silver teaspoons by her co-workers. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 18, 1910)

Wayland: Mr. and Mrs. Amos Mauchmar returned Sunday night from their wedding trip. (Otsego Union, January 20, 1910)

The Fraternal Brotherhood Tuesday night gave Ersel Walling and his bride a reception, supper and dance. All had an enjoyable time. (Lompoc Record, September 30, 1910)

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Bryant-Shugars

Ethelyn L. Shugars, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Shugars and Gerald S. Bryant, son of the late F.E. Bryant, were married Thursday afternoon, April 17, at the home of the bride’s aunt, Mrs. Cecil Rogers, at Royal Oak. The bride and the groom left for a short wedding trip to Detroit, Buffalo and Niagara Falls. They will make their home on the groom’s farm in Seneca where they will be at home to their many friends after May 15.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, April 26, 1919.

Rorick Family Reunion

The Rorick family—with many branches, famed in local annals, true and staunch clansman—held its annual reunion Wednesday with Dr. E.H. Rorick, ex-member of the Ohio legislature and for some years connected with state institutions for the insane and feeble-minded, now living in more or less retirement at his beautiful Fayette home. It is a delightful place for such a meeting, and noted for hospitality. The Roricks had one of their characteristic good times—no formalities, just visiting, with the inevitable jokes and stories—and a plentitude of picnic provisions. His rubicund face and snowy hair, giving him patriarchal dignity, were continually in evidence and his sunny smile kept up the lively cheer of his kindred and friends.

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