Weddings and Anniversaries from the 1910s

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Casterline celebrated their golden wedding anniversary recently and in recognition of this event a few relatives gathered at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Irving Drake. (Wilkes-Barre Record, February 24, 1911)

Charles A. Howard, the obliging cashier in the Southern Pacific depot at Silverton, is now a benedict, and was in the city yesterday looking over the Christmas presents. Miss Vera Walling is the bride. Miss Walling resides at Brooks, but will be at home to her friends in Silverton hereafter. Had it not been for the timely warning of a clerk in a local establishment, Mr. Howard would have boarded his train without his suitcase, in which, he declared, were many pretty things for wifey. (Salem Capital Journal, December 19, 1912)

Mrs. Charles E. Gallup announces the marriage of her daughter, Genevieve Shafer, to Harper Gallup, of Detroit, which took place Saturday evening at the Methodist church, of this city, Rev. A.W. Stalker officiating. (Detroit Free Press, September 9, 1917)

Short News Items from 1910

Mrs. J.J. Walling of Nampa, accompanied by her sister, Miss Amy Madden of Caldwell, left on Friday for Rochester, Minn., where Mrs. Walling goes for hospital treatment. (Caldwell Tribune, August 5, 1910)

Mr. and Mrs. Harlow D. Ingall have returned from their wedding trip and have been spending a few days at the home of Mrs. Ingall’s father, Charles E. Gallup of East Kingsley street. They leave tomorrow for Medina Center where they will make their home on a farm. (Ann Arbor News, August 12, 1910)

Mrs. Isaac Shipman and daughter, Hazel, of Waverly, were guests last week of John and Russell Slocum (Rushville Chronicle, December 30, 1910)


One of the pretty and simple mid-summer weddings was solemnized last evening at 8 o’clock at the home of the bride, when Miss Anges Jewell Gallup, eldest daughter of Charles E. Gallup, was united in marriage to Harlow Dewey Ingall of Morenci, Mich.

Owing to the recent death of the bride’s mother, the affair was very quiet, and was witnessed only by relatives and a few close friends. The officiating clergyman was Rev. David Howell of Lansing, and the ceremony which took place at 8 o’clock, was begun by the wedding march played by Miss Mary Ann Haynes of Ann Arbor, during which Miss Gallup and Mr. Ingall took their places before the minister. Miss Gallup was unattended, and her gown was of lingerie trimmed with baby Irish trimming. The rooms were decorated with smilax and carnations prettily arranged, and a pink and white color scheme was carried out everywhere. After the serving of refreshments Mr. and Mrs. Ingall left on the 9:30 Michigan Central for Detroit and from there they will take a boat tonight for Mackinac, to be gone about two weeks.

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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.