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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Short News Items from 1898

The venerable Wm. Rorick is prostrated from sickness. As he is quite aged it is thought he will not recover. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 15, 1898)

Miss Sarah Mullany and James Mullany, Jr., came up Friday from Glen’s Ferry and attended the Masquerade ball. While here they made the Bulletin office a pleasant call. Since we last saw Miss Sarah she has grown to womanhood and is one of the handsomest young ladies in the county. (Elmore Bulletin, January 26, 1898)

B.F. Walling and wife (nee Georgia Comley) live in Nampa, Idaho. Mrs. Walling has an album full of photographs taken her some twenty years ago, and if the originals could get hold of them there would doubtless be a bonfire, for they are—well they don’t flatter a bit. (Albany State Rights Democrat, February 18, 1898)

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Short News Items from 1897

Saturday the wind was on a tear in Grand Dalles as well as here. The 6-year-old daughter of Mr. Rorick attempted to go to a point a short distance from the house, when the wind caught her and carried her over a bluff. Her face was quite badly cut, and her left fore arm broken, or rather bent in what is known as a “green-stick” fracture. (The Dalles Daily Chronicle, April 12, 1897)

Miss Hattie Palmer returned home Sunday after a week’s absence in New Haven. (Clare Sentinel, April 16, 1897)

Miss Grace Palmer began teaching the spring term in the Randall school, Monday. (Clare Sentinel, April 16, 1897)

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Short News Items from 1896

Mattie Sutton, of Town Corners, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Frank Thurston. (Pontiac Daily Gazette, January 9, 1896)

Frank Thurston and wife, of Southeast Orion, spent News Years at the parental home of Col. Sutton, Town Corners. (Pontiac Gazette, January 10, 1896)

Frank Groover, of North Oxford, spent a portion of last week at L.J. Sutton’s, Town Corners. Frank, being a cooper, has been making apple barrels in Ohio the past summer, but of late hails from Tennessee. (Pontiac Gazette, January 23, 1896)

Lon Skinner and wife and S. Gates of Lapeer, Marion Sutton of Chicago; Charlie Beardsley and wife, of Victor; Will Hart and wife, of Seymour Lake, were guests of C.L. Sutton and family, Town Corners, last week. (Pontiac Gazette, January 31, 1896)

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Business and Professional News from the 1910s

D.D. Rorick, of this city, and C.A. Robison, of Massillon, have entered into a partnership business for the transaction of law, real estate, insurance and collections, and take this means of soliciting the business of the public. There office will be in the present office of D.D. Rorick. “Dal” and “Cal” ought to make a pretty good team, and do a good business in the lines they are handling, and here’s wishing them success. (Oxford Mirror, June 2, 1910)

J.O. Walling returned Sunday from Hollister where he went to look over a position for his orchestra. Mr. Walling states that the has a good offer but it will be some time before the parties will be ready for him. (Lompoc Record, July 15, 1910)

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Funeral Service for Mrs. Melvin McCloe

Mrs. Melvin McCloe died at her home in Detroit, Friday, Jan. 8, 1926.

The funeral service was held from the home of her brother, Wm. Rorick, in Morenci, Monday, Ja. 11, Rev. S.N. Oliver officiating. George Pratt sang two selections. The bearers were Messrs. G.H. Rorick, C.M. Rorick, J.P. Rorick, Allie Kennedy, F.T. Sullivan and Earl Baldwin. Interment was made in the Oak Grove cemetery.

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Eva Rorick Crane

Mrs. Eva Crane, 88, died at Flower Hospital in Toledo at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday where she had been a patient for the past two months. Mrs. Crane made her home with her sister, Mrs. A.V. Foster at 2935 Valleyview Drive in Toledo.

She was born July 28, 1873, in Seneca to Casper [sic] and Alice Horton Rorick. She attended Raisan [sic] Valley Seminary and Adrian College. Mrs. Crane was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Delta Delta Delta Sorority and a charter member of the Fayette Woman’s Club. From 1906 to 1950 she lived in Fayette, before moving to Toledo.

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Obituary

Harriett L. Porter, daughter of John C. and Louisa K. Porter, was born in Seneca township, Lenawee county, Michigan, November 6, 1853, and died in Columbus, Ohio, on April 8, 1936, aged 82 years 4 months and 22 days.

On February 10, 1870, she was united in marriage with LeRoy W. Rorick, and to this union two children were born, Nellie R. Murphy of Columbus, Ohio, and Cosper M. Rorick, of Morenci, both of whom are living, together with eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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Dr. Lavinia Rorick-Bennett Dies at Home in Pasadena

Word has been received here by relatives of the death of Dr. Lavinia Rorick-Bennett, which occurred Monday morning in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Willard Waters, at South Pasadena, Calif. Dr. Bennett was 88 years of age and had been ill only a few days.

She was very well known here and spent the greater part of her life in Morenci.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. S.K. Porter, two daughters, Mrs. Willard Waters and Mrs. George Clark, all of South Pasadena, two nephews, E.E. Spear and G.H. Rorick of this place, two nieces, Mrs. Albert Foster of Toledo and Mrs. Henry Crane of Fayette.

Funeral services have not yet been learned.

Source: Morenci Observer, May 12, 1932.

Mrs. Harriet Rorick Entertains

Mrs. Harriet Rorick entertained at dinner Saturday for the pleasure of her guests, Dr. and Mrs. W.D. Murphy of Columbus, O. Places were marked for Mr. and Mrs. S.K. Porter, Dr. Rorick Bennett and Mrs. Georgia Clark of Pasadena, Calif., Mrs. George Milne and daughter, Miss Margaret, of New York City, Mrs. Earl Baldwin, Mrs. George Crane and Mrs. F.L. [sic] Sullivan of Fayette, Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Rorick of Adrian, Mrs. Mary Rorick, Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Spear and daughter, Margaret, Mrs. C.H. Spear, Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Rorick and daughters, Harriet and Jean, Dr. and Mrs. Murphy, and the hostess, Mrs. Rorick.

Source: Morenci Observer, September 11, 1924.