Evelyn C. Nichols

Evelyn C. Gallup, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harper P. Gallup, was born August 10, 1859, in Medina center, Lenawee county, Michigan, and died September 20, 1927, age 68 years.

She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Wise, at Ypsilanti, Mich., where she had been living for the last seven years.

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The reunion of the Rorick family was held Wednesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Rorick in Morenci.  These gatherings have now been held annually for about forty-three years.  One hundred and three relatives and friends enjoyed the visiting gand [sic] dinner incident to this event.  At a short business meeting, Dr. E.H. Rorick was elected president for the coming year.  Mrs. Amelia Rorick, who has served as secretary for the past 15 years, declined re-election and Mrs. G.H. Crane was chosen as her successor.  Mrs. G.H. Rorick was appointed chairman of the committee on arrangements.  Continue reading “Rorick”

Rorick Reunion

MORENCI, Mich., June 25.—The Rorick reunion was held Wednesday at the home of E.E. Spear, Medina. There were about one hundred people present, and dinner was served under a tent on the lawn. At the business meeting, presided over by M.C. Rorick, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year.

     President, Dr. E.H. Rorick, Fayette.

     Secretary and treasurer, Mrs. Amelia Rorick, Morenci.

     Chairman of executive committee—Mrs. Earl Baldwin, Fayette.

Cosper M. Rorick and wife invited the members to meet at their home next year. The invitation was accepted. Continue reading “Rorick Reunion”

Miss Doris Gallup Becomes Mrs. W. James Trott in Detroit Ceremony

At a simple home wedding in Detroit Friday evening, Miss Doris Gallup, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harper Gallup of Detroit, became the bride of W. James Trott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Trott, of Lockport.

The ceremony was read by the Rev. Robert L. Swaim of the Woodward Avenue Presbyterian church at 8 o’clock in the presence of relatives and friends of the couple.  A large blue bowl filled with white gladioli formed a background where the couple stood.

Miss Gallup wore a street-length of white soft sharkskin trimmed with ice-blue buttons, and a shoulder bouquet of pale pink gladioli and white roses.  Her only attendant was her sister, Miss Janet Gallup, who wore a light blue dress fashioned much the same as the bride’s and a corsage of white gladioli centered with pink roses.

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To Marry

Doris Gallup, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harper P. Gallup, of Spokane Ave., is engaged to W. James Trott, of Detroit, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Trott, of Lockport, N.Y.  Both the bride-elect and her fiance are graduates of Hillsdale College, where she was a member of Sigma Alpha Iota.  Mr. Trott has done graduate work at the University of Michigan and Columbia.  The wedding will take place in August.

Source:  Detroit Free Press, May 4, 1941.

Harper P. Gallup

Funeral Services to Be Held Tomorrow

Funeral services for Harper P. Gallup, 5389 Spokane, will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock in the Harvey A. Neely Funeral Home, 5683 Maybury Grand.

Mr. Gallup, who died after a short illness, was 55 years old. He was a clerk in the Detroit Trust Company.

Surviving are his wife Genieve [sic]; daughters Janet and Mrs. James Trott and a sister, Mrs. Daisy Kenyon.

The Rev. H.B. Hudnut of the Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Line [sic] Creek Cemetery, Hudson, Mich.

Source: Detroit Times, December 8, 1941.

Couple Take Trip North After Rites

DORIS GALLUP, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harper P. Gallup of Spokane Ave., became the bride of James Trott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Trott, of Lockport, N.Y., at a small home wedding Friday evening.

The ceremony was read by the Rev. Robert Logan Swain of the Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church at 8 o’clock in the presence of relatives and friends.  Janet Gallup was her sister’s only attendant, and Dr. Harvard Romence was the best man.

After a reception for 50 guests, Mr. and Mrs. Trott left for a trip through Northern Michigan. They will be at home in Royal Oak on their return.

Both the bride and bridegroom are graduates of Hillsdale College, where Mrs. Trott was a member of Sigma Alpha Iota.  Mr. Trott has attended the University of Michigan and Columbia University for graduate study.

Source:  Detroit Free Press, August 16, 1941.

Charles E. Gallup

Charles E. Gallup, realtor, was born in Lenawee county, Michigan, March 14, 1862, a son of Harper P. and Susan Elizabeth (Loman) Gallup, the former a native of Melbourne, Canada, and the latter a native of New Jersey. The father came to the United States at the age of twenty-two years and settled in Wisconsin where he remained four years moving from there to Lenewee county, Michigan. He was a carpenter and worked at his trade until his death. Charles E. Gallup received his education in the schools of Lenawee county and Hillsdale College. As a young man he taught school and later became a farmer, an occupation he followed until 1907, when he came to Ann Arbor and engaged in the real estate business in which he has won a considerable degree of success. In addition to his interests in Ann Arbor he is vice-president and director in the Michigan Mutual Savings Association, of Detroit and is president of the Gallup-Folker Common Law Trust Company of Detroit. Mr. Gallup was married in 1884 to Miss Emma Jewell Gallup, who died May 5, 1910, leaving four children. They are: Mrs. Agnes Jewell Ingall, Mrs. Hazel May Sprenger, of Detroit, C. Arthur Gallup, of the Washtenaw Motor Company, of Ann Arbor, and Mrs. Lucile Burd, also of Ann Arbor. On May 7, 1912, Mr. Gallup was again married to Mrs. Harriet M. Shafer. Mr. Gallup is a Mason, a member of the Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce, the Ann Arbor Real Estate Board and a member of the official board of the Methodist church.

Source:  Finley, Byron Allen (editor).  N.D. Historic Michigan, Land of the Great Lakes. A third volume devoted to Washtenaw County.  Dayton, OH:  National Historical Association

A Sudden Attack of Bright’s Disease Caused Sudden Death of Mrs. Gallup, a Well Known and Estimable Woman

After less than a week’s illness Mrs. Emma Jewell Gallup, wife of Charles E. Gallup, passed away at 1.30 this morning at her home, 802 Kingsley street.

Mrs. Gallup’s death was entirely unexpected.  She was taken sick last Friday night with an attack of acute Bright’s disease, and since that time her condition had been regarded as very serious, but every hope was given that she would recover.  Her heart, however, was too weak to stand the strain, and a blood disorder also contributed to bring about a weakened condition of the system.

The death is unusually said, for besides as husband and two daughters, Agnes Jewell and Hazel May, both Seniors in the high school and both honor pupils, she leaves a son, 11 years old, Charles Arthur William, and a little daughter, Ellen Lucille, only five years of age. The family has lived in the city, where Mr. Gallup is a member of the real estate firm of Gallup & Paton, only about three years, but even in that short time Mrs. Gallup had made many friends, for she had a sweet, unselfish disposition and was always so friendly that she soon became to be well known, especially in the First Methodist church where she was an active worker.  Mrs. Gallup was conscious until the very last, and although very weak talked with the members of her family and left messages for many of her friends.  She was nearly 46 years of age.

Among her last requests was that she should be buried from the little church which the family attended for many years at Medina, Lenawee county, and the remains will be taken there and the funeral will be held at 2.30 Saturday. The services in this city will take place at the residence at 4 o’clock Friday afternoon, Rev. Arthur W. Stalker officiating. The burial will be in the family lot in what is known as the Gallup cemetery at Lime Creek. Mrs. Gallup is the last of her family and her body will lie beside those of her father and mother.

Source:  The Ann Arbor Daily Times, May 5, 1910.

Small Town News from Various Points

Mr. and Mrs. William L. Barclay, of East Ferry avenue, and their guests, Mrs. J. Ford Sutton and Mr. I. Hickman, who have been at their summer home at Bay View, Mich., returned home. (Detroit Free Press, December 9, 1917).

The following officers were elected by the Laurel Run borough school board: President, E.N. Johnson; vice president, Evan Griffith; secretary, Benjamin Belles; treasurer, Edward Chubb; solicitor, Chaz. Loveland. (Wilkes-Barre Times, December 11, 1907)

Dr. Rorick Bennett, and her daughter, Mrs. Clark, who have been occupying the Tilden residence [in Kensington, MD] for the past year, expect to return to Detroit, their former home, in the next year. (Washington Post, November 21, 1915)

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dilts have left for Morristown, N.J., where Mr. Dilts will begin his law practice. A June graduate of the University of Michigan law school, Mr. Dilts passed his Iowa bar examination Saturday. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Dilts, 1212 Lincoln way. (Ames Daily Tribune, June 27, 1950)

Lincoln—Mrs. Russell Gallagher of Colon, Canal Zone, was a guest here Sunday at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling. Mrs. Gallagher (Marjorie Walling), formerly lived in this neighborhood and attended the school here. Miss Gertrude Walling of Portland was also a guest at the Walling home Sunday and was accompanied back to Portland by Mrs. Gallagher. (Daily Capital Journal, June 20, 1934)

Mr. and Mrs. Harper Gallup of Detroit spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Gallup. (Ann Arbor News, December 4, 1917)

Miss Hazel Gallup has returned from Union City and will spend the summer at her home here. Mr. and Mrs. Harper Gallup of Detroit were guests of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Gallup over the week-end. (Ann Arbor News, June 25, 1918)

REDDING, Aug. 11. — Mrs. E. Gardner, wife of a prominent dentist of this city, killed a black bear weighing 450 pounds on Noshana Creek, near Gregory, yesterday. While strolling from camp, rifle in hand, she saw two bears facing her in the road. The animals started towards her and she raised the rifle and shot one dead in its tracks. The other escaped. Mrs. Gardner’s daughter, Mrs. A.F. Dobrowsky, bagged three buck deer the same day. (San Jose Mercury News, August 11, 1905)

THIRTY YEARS AGO (1929): Mrs. Rose Garth who returned Friday from a visit with Dr. and Mrs. J.W. Garth at Beaumont, Texas brought with her the $1,000 donation “Dr. Will” made to the Clarion Library. (Wright County Monitor, November 19, 1959)

Misses Blanche Hightower and Agnes Devin were visitors to Bellingham on Friday. (Bellingham Herald, May 15, 1910)

Miss Eva Johnson, who has been motoring through the Willamette valley and has visited at the John Walling ranch, near Salem, is expected home today. Miss Elva Johnson has returned from a fortnight’s visit on Sauvies’ Island, where she was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Paquet at their Oak Grove Ridge ranch. (Portland Oregonian, September 2, 1915)

The Misses Eva and Elva Johnson are at Yaquina Bay, enjoying the salmon trolling. They are the guests of their aunt, Mrs. W.M. Toner. (Portland Oregonian, September 6, 1916)

Mr. J.W. Linderman is entertaining Mr. J. Sutton, of Cheboygan. (Detroit Free Press, February 22, 1855)