Former Lowden Resident Called By Death Last Week

The Wheatland Gazette of last week carried the obituary of Dallas D. Rorick 88 who died Thursday, July 28th, at Monticello where he had made his home for the past seventeen years.

Born in Ohio, Mr. Rorick came to Iowa in 1859 to work with his brother, G.H. Rorick then a merchant here. He spent three years in Lowden. Later he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1878 and opened a law office in Wheatland the following year. He also practiced law at Miller, S. Dak., and at Oxford Junction. While a resident of Clinton county he served as representative to the state legislature one term.

Mr. Rorick is survived by his only daughter, Miss Julia Rorick at St. Paul, Minn. His wife, who was Miss Mattie J. Hammond of Oxford Junction, preceded him in death.

Source: Northeastern Cedar County Post, August 18, 1932.

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Oldest Law Practitioner In County Is Dead.

Monticello—Funeral services were held Saturday at the Presbyterian church for Dallas D. Rorick, oldest law practitioner in Jones county, who died Thursday. The Rev. Roy V. Porter was in charge, and the body was taken to Oxford for burial. Mr. Rorick was born in Franklin county, Ohio, June 18, 1844, the son of C.H. and Julia F. Rorick. When a small boy he came with his parents to Iowa and settled with them on a farm near Oxford Junction. After practicing law for seven years in Miller, S.D., he returned to Oxford Junction, where he followed his profession. Seventeen years ago he came to Monticello to make his home. Although in failing health for some time, he carried on his law practice until his death. He was married to Martha Jane Hammond at Oxford Junction. A daughter, Miss Julia Rorick of St. Paul, Minn., is the only surviving relative.

Mr. Rorick was a member of the Jones County Bar association and the Iowa State Bar association. He served Clinton county in the state legislature during one session.

Source: Anamosa Eureka, August 4, 1932.

Dallas Rorick, Local Lawyer, Died Friday

Had Been In Failing Health For Some Time; Practiced Law In Monticello For A Seventeen Year Period

Dallas D. Rorick, a long time resident of Jones county, died at Monticello. July 29, after a few days’ illness, at the age of 87 years, one month and 11 days. He was born in Franklin county, Ohio, June 18, 1844, the son of G.H. and Julia F. Rorick. He came with his parents, when a small boy, to Iowa and first settled on the farm known as the Rorick farm near Oxford Junction. The first home was a log house. He resided in Oxford Junction the early part of his life and later removed to Miller, South Dakota, where he resided for seven years, engaging in the practice of law.

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Atty. D.D. Rorick Buried

Funeral services were held Saturday at the Presbyterian church at Monticello, for Dallas D. Rorick, oldest law practitioner in Jones county, who died Thursday.  The Rev. Roy V. Porter was in charge, and the body was taken to Oxford Junction for burial.  Mr. Rorick was born in Franklin county, Ohio, June 18, 1844, the son of C.H. and Julia F. Rorick.  When a small boy he came with his parents to Iowa and settled with them on a farm near Oxford Junction.  After practicing law for seven years in Miller, S.D., he returned to Oxford Junction, where he followed his profession.  Seventeen years ago he went to Monticello to make his home.  Although in failing health for some time, he carried on his law practice until his death.  He was married to Martha Jane Hammond of Oxford Junction.  A daughter, Miss Julia Rorick of St. Paul, Minn., is the only surviving relative.

Mr. Rorick was a member of the Jones County Bar association and the Iowa State Bar association.  He served Clinton county in the state legislature during one session.

Source:  Anamosa Journal, August 4, 1932.

Martha Jane Rorick

Martha Jane Rorick was born March 14, 1846, in Licking Co., Ohio, and died at Canton, Ills., February 26, 1923, at the age of 76 years, 10 months and 23 days.

Martha Jane Hammond was the daughter of Jane and Noah Hammond, pioneer settlers of New Jersey.  She was united in marriage to Dallas D. Rorick February 15, 1865.

She is survived by one daughter, J. Anna Rorick, of St. Paul, Minn.; one brother, W.B. Hammond, and sister, Emma G. Hammond, of Canton, Ills., and sister, Isadoria Mills, of Ohio. Continue reading “Martha Jane Rorick”

Martha Jane Rorick

Martha Jane Rorick was born March 14, 1846, in Licking Co., Ohio, and died at Canton, Ills., February 6, 1923, at the age of 76 years, 10 months and 23 days.

Martha Jane Hammond was the daughter of Jane and Noah Hammond, pioneer settlers of New Jersey. She was united in marriage to Dallas D. Rorick February 15, 1865.

She is survived by one daughter, Anna Rorick, of St. Paul, Minn.; one brother, W.B. Hammond, and sister, Emma G. Hammond, of Canton, Ills., and sister, Isadoria Mills, of Ohio.

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Dallas D. Rorick Is Claimed By Death

Monticello, Ia., Aug. 1.—(Special)—Dallas D. Rorick, 87, a long time resident of Jones county, died at Monticello after a few days’ illness.

He was born in Franklin county, Ohio, June 18, 1844, the son of C.H. and Julia F. Rorick.  He came with his parents, when a small boy, to Iowa and first settled on the farm known as the Rorick farm near Oxford Junction.  The first home was a long house.  The deceased resided in Oxford Junction during the early part of his life, and later moved to Miller, S.D., where he resided for seven years, and was engaged in the practice of law.

On his return to Iowa, he settled at Oxford Junction, where he practiced law until about 17 years ago when he moved to Monticello and practiced law continually until his death.

He was married to Martha Jane Hammond at Oxford Junction.  Julia Anna Rorick was born to this union and is the only living survivor.

He was a member of the Jones County Bar association and the Iowa State Bar association.  Mr. Rorick served Clinton county in the state legislature during one session.  He was the oldest law practitioner in Jones county at the time of his death.

Source:  Davenport Daily Times, August 1, 1932.

Business Change Is Made

Mrs. Rorick of Oxford Junction Purchases Stock of Mrs. Emerson

OXFORD JUNCTION, Ia., March 22.—Mrs Mattie Rorick of this place purchased the grocery stock of Mrs. M.J. Emerson, and the stock is being invoiced. It is thought a sister of Mrs Rorick, Miss Emma Hammond, will help with the business. The change came as a surprise to the public. Mrs Emerson will retire from active business.

Source: Davenport Daily Times, March 22, 1912.

 

Dallas D. Rorick

Hon. Dallas D. Rorick, the subject of this sketch, is one of the prominent attorneys of this county, and is widely known as one of the able and influential citizens of the state.

He was born in Franklin county, Ohio, and is the son of Cornelius H. Rorick, a native of New Jersey.  He came west with his father in 1858, settlement being made in this county, and soon after began reading law in the office of his father.  In 1878 he passed the examination and was admitted to the bar at Clinton, Iowa, by Judge Walter I. Hayes, now deceased, but who was most recently Congressman from the Second District of Iowa.

Mr. Rorick began practicing his profession at Wheatland, where he remained for four years.  In the year 18881 he was elected on the Democratic ticket to represent his county in the state Legislature, where he rendered valuable services as a member of several very important committees until 1852, when he resigned his office and removed to Miller, S.D., where he conducted a large practice for about twelve years.  During his legislative career he introduced one very important bill, providing that the supplies for all state institutions be supplied by the lowest responsible bidder.  It is needless to say that the measure was killed.  He and Representative Simpson introduced a minority report on the prohibition bill, which report was instrumental in killing that bill.

In the summer of 1894 Mr. Rorick again returned to this state, locating in this city, where he has remained every since.  He is well liked by Republicans and Democrats alike, and socially is a Royal Arch Mason, also belonging to Calantha Lodge, No. 22, K. of P., located in South Dakota.

In February, 1865, Mr. Rorick was united in marriage to Miss Mattie J. Hammond, daughter of an old settler of Delaware county, Ohio, and later a resident of this county.  They have one daughter, Miss J. Anna, whose portrait is presented herewith, together with her father.  She is a young lady of 14 years, and is a most excellent pianist for one so young.

Ever genial, courteous, affable, benevolent and sympathetic by nature, his ready wit and conversational power render him a host whose cordiality is not soon forgotten.  Upright and honorable in his daily transactions of life, Mr. Rorick commands the esteem and confidence of his fellow citizens, the requirements of which are necessary in his legal practice to be successful.

Source:  Photocopy of a newspaper clipping provided by the Oxford Junction Heritage Museum.