Untitled (Mark D. Rorick)

RORICK, MARK D., C.Y.U.S. On Wednesday, September 3, 1952, at Bethesda Naval Hospital, MARK D. RORICK, C.Y.U.S., retired, husband of Williemae B. Rorick, father of Mark Duane Rorick of Washington, D.C.; Mary E. Rorick of Alexandria, Va., and Mrs. Elizabeth Stokke of Richmond, Calif., and brother of J.T. Rorick of Portland, Oreg.; Estelle [sic] Rorick of The Dalles, Oreg., and Mrs. Fay Condon of North Hollywood, Calif. Friends may call at the Demaine Funeral Home, 520 South Washington st., Alexandria, Va. Services will be held at Fort Myer Chapel on Friday, September 5, at 9 a.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery, with military honors.

Source: Washington Star, September 4, 1952.

Caddie Condon Takes Vows Sunday In Naval Chapel

In these times of war and stress when every household is affected in some way by changes, young folk planning to be married often have to change their arrangements at the last minute.

Just so with Miss Caddie Condon, lovely daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Condon of 3724 Berry Drive, whose wedding to Ensign Alton Murray Barlow, was to have been a church ceremony here this month. But due to Navy regulations and changes, the bride-elect is leaving Friday accompanied by her mother, flying to New York to be married.

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Reception Honors Ensign Barlow and Bride

As a charming courtesy to welcome home their Ensign Alton Murray Barlow and his bride, the former Caddie Condon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Condon of 3724 Berry Drive, Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Barlow entertained with a reception Sunday evening at their home 11048 Hortense street. This was the first trip home for Ensign Barlow since his enlistment three years ago in the U.S. Navy. He is assigned to a destroyer and leaving soon for oversea duty.

Miss Condon accompanied by her mother flew to New York in the spring where she was married May 9, in the chapel at the Marine Academy at King’s Point Long Island, where the bridegroom was stationed. This is the first time home for the bride. She and her husband left Tuesday after a short stay, for San Francisco where Ensign Barlow had to report.

More than 150 friends assemble to congratulate the young and extend greetings to them. Both have a host of friends in the Valley where they have lived and attended school. The bride is a past queen on North Hollywood Bethel Job’s Daughters, an accomplished pianist and teacher. Mrs. Barlow expects to remain here while her husband is overseas.

Source: North Hollywood Valley Times, August 17, 1943.

Ensign Alton Barlow, USNR Weds Caddie Condon in Marine Chapel, New York

United in marriage at the chapel of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, Long Island, N.Y., May 13, at 6:15 p.m. Miss Caddie Condon, lovely and accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifton F. Condon of 3724 Berry Drive, North Hollywood, became the bride of Ensign Alton Murray Barlow, U.S.N.R., son of Mr. and Mrs. Elliott M. Barlow of 11048 Hortense street.

The double ring ceremony was performed by Father Pollard of the Episcopalian Diocese of the High Church, attended by the high ranking officers of the Merchant Marine Academy and their wives. The ceremony was read from a white bride’s prayerbook, a gift of Father Wurtel of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Hollywood, who bade the bridge godspeed at the airport upon her departure from North Hollywood to New York.

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Betrothal Of Caddie Condon To Midshipman Alton Barlow Told To Friends Sunday

Choosing an informal party on Sunday to entertain a few friends, Mr. and Mrs. C.L. [sic] Condon surprised the group by announcing the betrothal of their talented daughter Caddie to Midshipman Alton Murray Barlow of the United States Merchant Marines, U.S.N.R.

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Roricks Entertain

Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Rorick entertained Saturday evening, honoring Mrs. W.H. Merrick and Mrs. W.B. Bope, friends from Michigan, who have been visiting them.  Mrs. Rorick was assisted by her daughter, Mrs. C.L. Condon, Mrs. Jay Rorick and Mrs. Ward Webber.  Those invited to meet the honor guests were: Mrs. J.L. Thompson, Miss Laura Thompson, Mrs. Anna Lindsay, Dr. and Mrs. Saunders, Mrs. Leon Curtis, Mrs. Johepa Fulton, Mrs. W.A. Johnston, Mrs. A.W. Moore, Mrs. Mary Logan, Mrs. Emma Carlisle, Mrs. D.M. French, Miss Anne Lang, Mrs. J.W. Condon and Mrs. J.C. Hostetler. Mrs. Merrick and Mrs. Bope spent the winter in California and stopped here to visit Mr. and Mrs. Rorick on their return to Michigan.  They have traveled extensively and enthusiastically declare the Oregon scenery surpasses any they have seen.  They resumed their journey Monday.

Source: The Dalles Chronicle, May 7, 1921. 

Jay T. Rorick

Jay T. Rorick, 59, of 2032 N.E. Mason street, veteran Union Pacific railroad engineer, died suddenly Tuesday night in his home. Born in Bad Axe, Mich., he moved at an early age to The Dalles, where his father was a pioneer judge.

He served more than 42 years with the railroad, mostly as an engineer, but for several years as road foreman of engines.

Survivors include the widow, Gladys; a son, Jay T., Salem; a daughter, Mrs. Carol Hird, Atherton, Cal.; one sister, Mrs. Faye Condon, North Hollywood, Cal., and a brother, E.H. Rorick, The Dalles.

Funeral service and burial will be Friday in The Dalles under the direction of the Smith-Calloway funeral home.

Source: The Oregonian, September 11, 1952.

Small Town News

Elihu Adams of New York city spent Saturday in town.  (Middletown Times-Press, October 18, 1916)

Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Condon and Mrs. Ann Fox of Hollywood, Calif., were guests last night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Coahran.  The Hollywood man is a nephew of the late Thomas Condon, noted geologist, for whom a state park in the John Day country was named last week.  The Californians were en route to The Dalles, to attend the golden wedding celebration of his parents. The visitors and Mrs. Coahran were schoolmates.  (The Bend Bulletin, June 3, 1954)

I.P. Gile, whose place is at the mouth of More creek, was in town last Wednesday with a load of apples, the largest and finest we have seen this season.  They sold at 4½ cents.  Mr. Gile says a fruit raiser near his place has trees loaded with peaches, being so full the trees and branches had to be propped up.  The peach crop is almost a total failure in Ada county this season, this man is selling his abundant crop as fast as he can haul it to market, at a bit a pound.  (Idaho Semi-Weekly World, September 25, 1885).

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Jacob T. Rorick

Some two hundred years ago and about forty years before the Declaration of Independence, the first Jacob T. Rorick landed in America and settled on the river that bears the name of his fellow countryman, Henrich Hudson. This first Jacob T. Rorick was the great-grandfather of Jacob Thompson Rorick, of The Dalles. The latter’s parents were Mark and Ann E. (Moore) Rorick, who were natives of New Jersey, and in that state he was born in 1853. His grandmother Moore was an aunt of Rev. John Russell, who was a candidate of the prohibition party for president.

Mr. Rorick was educated in the district schools of Michigan, where he was sent on the death of his parents to live with an uncle. Later he entered the Oak Grove Academy, after which he taught school for a time, in the meanwhile taking a course at the State Normal School at Ypsilanti. He then began the study of law and took a law course at Michigan State University. For some reason, he abandoned the practice of law and turned his attention to the newspaper business, becoming the editor of the Bad Axe Democrat, which he conducted for eight years, and during this time he was appointed the postmaster of Bad Axe, Michigan, by President Cleveland, serving in that office for four years.

It was in 1892 that Mr. Rorick came to Oregon, locating at Grand Haven on the opposite side of the river from The Dalles. There he secured twenty-three hundred acres of land and of this he still owns thirteen hundred acres. He also has one hundred and eighty acres in Benton county, Washington, under ditch, devoted to fruit and alfalfa. He has given much attention to cattle raising and was one of the organizers of the Castle Rock Land Association. While in the cattle business, Mr. Rorick always believed in full-blooded sires and his Durham bulls were all of registered stock. Closing out his cattle business, he took up dairying and used only Jerseys, again adhering to registered sires. Since 1909 he has practically retired from active connection with farm work.

Mr. Rorick has always evinced an interest in public affairs, though in no sense is he a politician. He has served on the school board; was twice candidate for mayor of The Dalles; and for eight years served as one of the city water commissioners. He served as director of The Dalles Chamber of Commerce from 1915 to 1917, when he was elected president of that body, occupying that office until 1919. He is vice-president of the Oregon State Champer of Commerce, and one of the five eastern Oregon directors of that important organization. He has been a Mason for forty-six years, and a Knight Templar for twenty-eight years. He has held all of the chairs in the blue lodge and is a Noble of the Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.

In 1881 Mr. Rorick was married to Miss Carrie E. Eldridge, whose great-grandfather was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. She is a daughter of Rev. H.P. Eldridge, a Baptist clergyman of the middle west, who left his pulpit and fought gallantly with the Federal army during the Civil war. The living children of Mr. and Mrs. Rorick are: Mark, who is a chief yeoman in the United States Navy; Faye, wife of Clifton Condon, of The Dalles; Jay T., Jr., and E.H., a supercargo in the service of the United States Shipping Board. There are eight grandchildren, two of whom, Jay T., 3rd, and Elizabeth, they are rearing.

Source: Carey, Charles Henry. 1922. History of Oregon. Volume 3. Chicago: Pioneer Historical Publishing Company.

Fay Rorick Condon, DAR Member

FOUNDERS DAY FOR DAR UNIT: Hollywood chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will mark the group’s 77th founders day at a 1 p.m. meeting Oct. 20 in First Methodist Church of Hollywood. The chapter’s 50-year members will be honored, including Mmes. L. Van Horn Gerdine, Arthur C. Christensen, Brintel R. Embree, Lucien A. Dexter and Clifton F. Condon and Miss Lora A. Kuhl.

Source:  Los Angeles Times, October 9, 1967.