Short News Items from 1931

Mrs. M. Hixson entertained at one o’clock dinner for the pleasure of Mr. Bartlett Thompson on his birthday and the 20th wedding of her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Rorick, of Morenci, Mich. Covers were laid for 20 guests. The table was decorated with deep pink carnations and ferns and on each side were two large cakes, with white icing and in the center a small vase of red roses, the other was white with pink roses and green vines made in the icing. A three-course dinner was served. After dinner a program of music was given: solo by Mr. Thompson, recitation by Mrs. Bernard of Bryan, and concluding with singing by all. The guests present were: Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bonner of Bryan, Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Rorick of Morenci, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Ceaser, Toledo, Mr. and Mars. Marion Riffner of Fayette, Mrs. Marjorie Thompson of Columbus, Mrs. Jesses Allison of Reading, Mich., Misses Bertha Thompson and Betty Ceaser of Toledo, Miss Lillian Riffner of Bowling Green, Miss Frances Rorick of Ann Arbor, Miss Mary Thompson of Bryan, Misses Margaret and Leila Rorick, Caspar Rorick jr., of Morenci, Mr. Thompson, Mrs. Hixson. (Archbold Buckeye, March 11, 1931)

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Short News Items from 1930

Miss Belle Beardslee has returned from Ann Arbor after spending the winter with her sister, Mrs. Carrie Larned. (Clarkston News, May 16, 1930)

Miss Marian Beardslee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Beardslee, of Clarkston, a pupil in the Pontiac High School, was recently award a gold medal for having done the best work in the fourth year Latin class. Members of the class elected Miss Beardslee for the honor and the medal was presented by James H. Harris, superintendent of schools. (Clarkston News, June 6, 1930)

Friday evening the members of the eighth grade surprised their classmate, Miss Lillian Beardslee, with a pot-luck supper and later served ice cream and cake. (Clarkston News, June 20, 1930)

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Short News Items from 1919

Jas. Burns and Miss Ida Burns returned to their home at Athol Thursday after spending a week at the Chas. Schnell home in this city [Kensington]. (The Athol Record, January 30, 1919)

Of interest to many Athens people will be the following clipping from a Fayette paper with regard to Mrs. E.H. Rorick, wife of Dr. Rorick former superintendent of the Athens State hospital: The many friends of Dr. and Mrs. E.H. Rorick of Fayette, are sending messages of sympathy and encouragement for the recovery of Mrs. Rorick from an attack of paralysis which she suffered Monday. Her friendly greetings, pleasant smile and acts of kindness have won a strong hold on the hearts of the people. She is one the county’s noblest women. The latest reports are very encouraging for her recovery. (Athens Daily Messenger, March 17, 1919)

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Short News Items from 1914

Dr. E.H. Rorick, of Fayette, has been a rather unpleasant experience in a railroad wreck recently; while on his way on a business trip into Texas on Tuesday, February 3rd, the Wabash train on which he was a passenger, ran into the rear end of a Chicago & Alton train near St. Louis, Mo. Dr. Rorick was badly shaken up but not serious accidents are reported. The doctor was able to continue his journey to Tyler, Texas, and returned to his home in Fayette last Sunday noon. (Fayette County Tribune, February 13, 1914)

Friday evening, March 27th, the eighth grade were the guests of Miss Helen Rorick at her home on the ocean front. In spite of the rain a merry crowd gathered and made the house ring with fun and laughter as they played the old fashioned games, “Spin the Pan” and “Fruit Basket.” The Virginia Reel though new to many of the company was voted quite a success. Dainty refreshments were served. The party dispersed hoping “for another one soon.” (Oceanside Blade, April 4, 1914)

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Short News Items from 1904

J.L. Shanger [sic] was off duty Wednesday.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 23, 1904)

John L. Gallup of Lakeside made us a pleasant call Tuesday.  Mr. Gallup had a partial stroke of paralysis some time ago and was in the hospital here several weeks.  He is only able to get about with difficulty now but we hope his infirmity will leave him soon.  (Huron Journal-World, January 21, 1904)

Mrs. M.J. Rorick departed this morning for Moline where she will enter a Sanitarium and receive treatment. She has been quite sick for some time, and her many friends hope she will be great benefitted. (Oxford Mirror, February 11, 1904)

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Short News Items from 1899

Isadore Beardslee, of Independence, moved on to the D.M. Carpenter farm, Wednesday. (Oxford Leader, March 17, 1899)

Mrs. Ira Groover and daughter, Mabel, of Pontiac, spent last week at Sidney B. Groover’s, South Orion. (Oxford Leader, July 21, 1899)

Will Tyrrell of Belmond, spent Sunday at the home of his sister, Mrs. J.W. Garth. Will is a “chip off the old block” and since leaving Clarion has been prosperous in nearly all of his undertakings. (Wright County Monitor, August 9, 1899)

Fire broke out in the upper story of the house of Morris D. Larned, 522 N. Division st., last night. The blaze seemed to come from a couch in a students’ room. The fire department reached the scene in time so that only about $75 damage was done. (Ann Arbor News, October 24, 1899)

Deaths and Funerals from the 1920s

Mrs. Jemima Linderman a former resident of this city is dead at her home in Chicago. (Cheboygan Democrat, September 17, 1920)

Dr. E.H. Rorick, 70, formerly well known in Republican state politics, died at his home in Fayette, Fulton county.  (Fulton County Tribune, February 9, 1922)

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew McNeil and Mr. and Mrs. Grant Brodt were at Ann Arbor Friday where they attend the funeral of the former’s brother-in-law, M.B. Larned. (Oxford Leader, August 22, 1924.

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Deaths and Funerals from the 1910s

Morenci—Casper Rorick, the president of the First National bank here, is dead at the home of his sister, Mrs. Rorick Bennett, Detroit, as the result of an operation. The widow and four children survive. (Benton Harbor News Palladium, April 28, 1910)

Z.T. Cooper, whose two sons were asphyxiated while digging a well near Las Vegas, has erected in the memory of the boys the Cooper Brothers Memorial Methodist Episcopal church at Rosalia, Washington. (Santa Fe New Mexican, January 3, 1911)

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Oxford Lady Passes After Brief Illness

Mrs. Ruth McNeil Died at Goodrich Hospital, Funeral Saturday at 2 P.M.

Mrs. Ruth A. McNeil, a resident of Oxford for the past thirty years, passed away at the Goodrich Hospital, Wednesday morning, Nov. 21st, following a brief illness of heart trouble.

Mrs. McNeil was born at Sashabaw Plains, December 9, 1860, the daughter of Ebenezer T. and Abilgail [sic] Beardslee. She was married to Andrew McNeil, Feb. 6, 1884, who passed away a year ago, November 28th. To this union three children were born, Elva McNeil, E.T. McNeil and Mrs. Grant Brodt. Besides the three children she is survived by three sisters, Miss Belle Beardslee, Mrs. Frank MacDemand [sic] and Mrs. Carrie B. Larned and on[e] brother, Samuel T. Beardslee.

Funeral services will be held at the home on Pontiac Street, Oxford, at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon, Nov. 24th, with burial in Shashabaw Plains cemetery.

Source: The Oxford Leader, November 23, 1928.