Funeral Services To Be Held Thursday For Mrs. Betsy Waters

Mrs. Betsy Rorick Waters, 344 South Pasadena avenue, died Oct. 6. A native of Michigan and a resident of this area the past year and a half, Mrs. Waters and her husband, Willard O. Waters, had lived here for some time 20 years ago.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Waters is survived by a sister, Mrs. George R. Clarke of Pasadena and several cousins in Ohio and Michigan.

Funeral services will be held at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon in the chapel of Turner, Stevens & Eggleston, 1000 Fremont avenue.

Source: South Pasadena Review, October 7, 1952.

Birthday Inspiration For Family Party

The birthday party of Dr. Rorick Bennett, 1931 Marengo avenue, furnished the inspiration for a large family party held Saturday evening at the Samovar.  A profusion of spring flowers decorated the tables where the covers were laid for the honor guest, and Mrs. A.D. Brown, Mrs. F.K. [sic] Porter, Miss Esther Auten Pine, and Mrs. E.R. [sic] Clarke of South Pasadena, J.T. Rorick of Fort Dallas [sic], Oregon, Mr. and Mrs. W.O. Waters of San Marino, Mrs. C.F. McDuffer, Miss McDuffer, and Mrs. Theodore Peters of Pasadena.

Source: South Pasadena Foothill Review, April 12, 1929. 

Dr. Rorick Bennett

Dr. Rorick Bennett, one of America’s first woman surgeons, died at her home in San Marino Monday at the age of 88 years. She began practicing with her husband more than fifty years ago, and she continued in active practice until she was 75 years of age.  She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Willard O. Waters.  Before her retirement, Dr. Bennett lived in South Pasadena with another daughter, Mrs. George Clarke, and a sister, Mrs. Mellissa [sic] Porter at 1931 Marengo avenue.

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Dr. Rorick Bennett

Dr. Rorick Bennett, who died in California May 9, in her 89th year, will be remembered by many older residents of Lenawee county. She was a sister of the late Cosper Rorick, a prominent citizen of Seneca and later of Morenci, one of whose sons, George H., is president of the First State Bank in that village, and another, Horton C., holds the same office in the Spitzer-Rorick Bank of Toledo. A sister, Mrs. Deborah Speer [sic], recently died at an advanced age at the home of her son, E.E. Speer [sic], and another, Mrs. Melissa Porter, has shared her home and still lives in South Pasadena, Cal.

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Woman, Noted As Pioneer In Surgery, Dies

Woman, Noted As Pioneer In Surgery, Dies

Dr. Rorick Bennett First of Sex to Graduate At Michigan Medical School

Dr. Rorick Bennett, one of America’s first woman surgeons, who started practicing with her husband nearly half a century ago, died early yesterday in San Marino. She was 88 years of age.

Medical Pioneer

Death came to the aged medical pioneer at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Willard O. Waters, wife of a member of the Huntington Library staff.

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Some Short Social News Items

J.T. Rorick, of Grand Dallas [sic], Wash., is stopping at the Huron House.  Mr. Rorick was formerly publisher of the Bad Axe Democrat.  (Port Huron Times Herald, April 26, 1893)

E.M. Clark and wife and daughters, Misses Jennie and Harriet, went to Detroit today to attend the wedding of Willis Sherman Clark and Miss Georgia Rorick Bennet [sic], both of Detroit.  The wedding will take place at the home of the bride’s parents at 38 Winder street at 6:30 this evening.  The ceremony will be performed by Rev. S.B. Meeser, D.D., of Woodward avenue, Baptist church.  Mr. Clark is a son of Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Clark, of this city.  (Port Huron Daily Times, February 26, 1902)

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Georgia Rorick Clarke

Mrs. George Roorick [sic] Clarke, widow of Willis S. Clarke, passed away Dec. 11, 1956 at her home, 500 So. El Molino Ave.  A native of Morenci, Michigan, she had been a resident of Pasadena for 36 years and was a member of the Neighborhood Church.  She is survived by her brother-in-law, Dr. Willard O. Waters of the Huntington Library, and her cousin, Sam Horton of Pasadena.  Services 10 a.m. Friday at the Chapel of Turner & Stevens Co., 95 N. Marengo Ave., Rev. Curtis Beach officiating.

Source:  Pasadena Star-News, December 12, 1956.