Born In Morenci In 1865; Had Been Prominent Livestock Dealer
William R. Rorick, aged 77 years, a prominent livestock dealer and one of the best loved men among the older pioneer families of Morenci, died at his home on North street Monday afternoon at 1:45 o’clock. While his health had not been well for a number of years he was only seriously ill for about three weeks.
He was the only son of Jacob C. [sic] and Mary Sloan Rorick and was born November 13, 1865 in the Old Exchange Hotel, which his parents were then operating. It stood on the same site which the Saulsbury Hotel now occupies.
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Alma Rorick Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Rorick, and sister of Ivah Rorick Sweeney and the late Frank J. Rorick, was born July 31, 1896, in Hudson, Mich., and died November 24, 1925, in Detroit, at the age of 20 [sic] years. June 11, 1918, she was united in marriage to Howell Ormsbee Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Wilson, of this village, and to them one son, William Rorick Wilson, was born.
Mrs. Wilson received her education in the LaFayette high school of Buffalo, and Glen Eden Seminary at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and later completed a course in the Ypsilanti Normal. For the past three years she held the position of teacher of Languages in the Morenci high school.
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MORENCI, Feb. 4—The funeral of William R. Rorick who passed away Monday in his home here was held yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the Ackland Funeral Home with the Rev. W.A. Rush and the Rev. H.J. Salmon officiating. The bearers were Gerald S. Bryant, Glen R. Guss, Donald C. Guss, Robert J. Guss, William J. Scott and Eugene T. Scott, nephews of the deceased. The burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.
Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, February 4, 1943.
MORENCI, Mich., Aug. 6—The funeral service for Mrs. Amelia Rorick was held at the home on East Main street Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. S.N. Oliver officiating.
George Pratt sang “Crossing the Bar” and “Sometime We’ll Understand.” The bearers were H.V. Smith, Ray Kellogg, A.A. Thompson, Fred Keefer, Ernest Schofield and S.E. Rupp. Friends at the service from out of town were Mrs. Helen Partridge of Detroit; William Shepherd of Bowling Green, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Sanders, Mrs. Charles Mitchell, Mrs. Bert Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Cole of Metamora; Miss Anna Cawley of Ann Arbor; Mrs. Fred Perry of Los Angeles, J. Brown, A.B. Cole of Hillsdale; Mrs. Albert Foster of Toledo; Mrs. J.P. Rorick of Adrian; Mrs. Carl Guss and daughter Helen of Medina; Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Gay, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Partridge, Hugh Miley, Mrs. Henry Crane, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sullivan and Mrs. Earl Baldwin of Fayette. The burial was made in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, August 6, 1925.
The Rorick family—with many branches, famed in local annals, true and staunch clansman—held its annual reunion Wednesday with Dr. E.H. Rorick, ex-member of the Ohio legislature and for some years connected with state institutions for the insane and feeble-minded, now living in more or less retirement at his beautiful Fayette home. It is a delightful place for such a meeting, and noted for hospitality. The Roricks had one of their characteristic good times—no formalities, just visiting, with the inevitable jokes and stories—and a plentitude of picnic provisions. His rubicund face and snowy hair, giving him patriarchal dignity, were continually in evidence and his sunny smile kept up the lively cheer of his kindred and friends.
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The funeral party accompanying the remains of Mrs. McCloe who passed away at her home in Detroit, arrived at the home of her brother, W.R. Rorick Monday morning and the funeral service was held at the Rorick home Monday afternoon, the Rev. S.N. Oliver officiating. George Pratt sang and the bearers were G.H. Rorick, C.M. Rorick, J.P. Rorick, Allie Kennedy, Earl Baldwin and F.T. Sullivan. Friends and relatives from out of town as the service were Melvin McCloe, Miss Maud McCloe, Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Nimmo, Virginia Rorick Nimmo, Misses Mary and Florence Bryant of Detroit; Mrs. Frank J. Sweeney, Norma Sweeney of Buffalo; Mrs. Lottie Abbuskey, Harold Abbuskey of Waldron, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Stoner, Mrs. G.H. Crane, Mr. and Mrs. F.T. Sullivan, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baldwin, Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Amsbaugh of Fayette, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Rorick of Adrian, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Guss and family, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Scott of Medina, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bryant, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Salisbury and family and Jacob Hathaway of Medina. The burial was made in Oak Grove cemetery.
Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, January 12, 1926.
MORENCI, March 10 – The funeral of Melvin McCloe, who died Wednesday morning in his home in Detroit was held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Ackland Funeral Home with the Rev. W.A. Rush officiating. The bearers were Dean Kennedy, G.S. Bryant, Carl Guss, Russell Johnston, Glenn Guss and Harold Aberduskey. The burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.
Relatives and friends from Detroit, Waldron, Adrian, Hudson, Fayette and Morenci attended the services.
Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, March 10, 1941
The Methodist Church was the scene of a wedding of beautiful appointments Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock when Miss Edith Bernice Corbett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarke W. Corbett of Palmyra became the bride of Robert J. Guss, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Guss of Hudson. Before the ceremony Miss Arlie Rogers played a 15 minute musicale of nuptial organ music and Mrs. Chester Corbett, sister-in-law of the bride, sang “O Promise Me” and “I Love You Truly.”
The altar of the church was banked with palms and hampers of white gladioluses and delphiniums. Lighted tapers in seven branched candelabra cast a soft glow over the scene. Bows of white satin marked the pews for relatives.
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Alice Kathryn Guss, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Guss, was married to Russel J. Johnston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Johnston, at a ceremony Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the home of the bride’s parents. The Rev. J.W. Greenwood, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church performed the ring service. They were attended by Miss Evelyn Johnston, sister of the bridegroom, and Robert Guss, brother of the bride. The bride carried a shower bouquet of Frau Karl Druschkl roses and the bridesmaid carried Briar Cliff roses. Light refreshments were served, a huge wedding cake bearing a miniature bride and groom centering the table.
Theo Rose Johnston and Doris Shaffer served. Only the immediate families were present. After a short wedding trip to Grand Rapids and Detroit Mr. and Mrs. Johnston will be at home in Coldwater where is employed by United Dairies Milk Company.
Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, March 23, 1937.
Miss Mildred Pauline Palmer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Solomon of this city [Hudson] became the bride of Donald C. Guss, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Guss of Morenci yesterday afternoon at the home of the bride’s parents on Pleasant Street. Charming simplicity marked the ceremony which was performed by Rev. D.D. Nagle in the presence of the immediate families. The bride wore a gown of powder blue crepe with matching lace trim with accessories of a deeper shade and carried roses and sweet peas. The Misses Alice Guss and Evelyn Smith both of Morenci acted as the bride’s attendants, little Miss Carolyn Strayer of Sand Creek, niece of the bridegroom was the ring bearer and Robert Guss brother of the bridegroom and Donald Campbell of Devils lake, North Dakota attended Mr. Guss.
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