Short News Items from 1943

Lieutenant Alan Rorick, who has been spending the holidays with his father, John P. Rorick, and other relatives in Adrian, and Mrs. Rorick’s parents, Dr. and Mrs. Ellery Edwards of Cleveland Heights, left Saturday night from Cleveland for Hot Springs, Ark. Mrs. Rorick will remain for a time with her parents because Lieut. Rorick with re-enter the General Army-Navy hospital, where he will begin the Sister Kenney treatment for infantile paralysis. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 4, 1943)

Corp. J.M. Martz of Portland, husband of Mrs. Frances Rorick Martz has been sent for training in the Signal Corps to Orlando, Fla. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 18, 1943)

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Short News Items from 1942

Miss Frances Rorick was a guest over the week end of friends in Galesburg. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 5, 1942)

C.M. Rorick returned home Saturday from Royal Oak where was a guest for two weeks of his daughter and husband Mr. and Mrs. Harry Metcalf. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 5, 1942)

Mrs. G.H. Rorick was the honored guest at a birthday dinner given by her son and wife Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Rorick at their farm home near Seneca Thursday evening. The table was decorated with flowers and favors in patriotic colors. The guests were H.L. Kennedy, W.W. Kennedy and Mr. and Mrs. Cosper Rorick and family. Mrs. Rorick received several gifts. (Adrian Daily Telegraph, February 14, 1942)

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Frances Rorick Weds J.M. Martz

Wedding Took Place at Las Vegas at “Wee Kirk o’ the Heather”

Miss Frances Rorick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Rorick, was married on June 15 to J.M. Martz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Martz of Roseville.

The wedding took place at Las Vegas, Nevada, at the “Wee Kirk o’ the Heather.” The bride wore a green tailored suit with matching accessories.

Mrs. Martz was a graduate of Morenci High School and of the University of Michigan. Mr. Martz was a graduate of Roseville High School and is now in the army at Camp Hahns, California. They will make their home in Riverside, Calif.

Source: Morenci Observer, June 25, 1942.

Entertained On Birthday

Mr. and Mrs. A.N. Brewer entertained Saturday evening for the pleasure of her grandmother, Mrs. C.H. Rorick, whose birthday occurred that day.  A Valentine theme was used throughout the dinner and decorations. 

Guests present were Mr. and Mrs. C.K. Rorick, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Rorick and daughter, Kay, and Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Rorick and son, Mark, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Martz, Romeo and guest of honor Mrs. R.H. [sic] Rorick.

Source:  Morenci Observer, February 17, 1949. 

Mrs. Vera B. Rorick

MORENCI—Mrs. Vera Browning Rorick, 71 years old, died at 12:30 a.m. today at her residence at 136 East Union Street.  The widow of Cosper H. Rorick, she was born in Bay City Aug. 18, 1888, the daughter of Frank and Margaret Ryerson Hixon.

She was graduated from Three Rivers high school and had lived in Morenci since 1910.  She married Mr. Rorick Feb. 22, 1911. He died Jan. 8, 1945.

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Small Town News—Adrian Daily Telegram

Morenci—The Misses Marilyn Bryant and Pricilla Downer will leave Monday to being their school year at Siena Heights College in Adrian.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, September 11, 1943)

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Foster of Toledo called Sunday on Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Rorick.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 26, 1943)

Mrs. Harper Gallup and children are spending a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gallup of Kingsley-st.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, July 29, 1922)

Medina — Miss Helen Guss accompanied by Miss Helen Austin was home from Ypsilanti for the week-end.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 28, 1925)

Mr. and Mrs. Harlow Ingall of Plymouth and their daughter Miss Harriet Ingall of New York City were guests Friday of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ingall.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, August 10, 1943)

Miss Pearl Jones returned last evening from a pleasant visit with her cousin Dr. E.H. Rorick and family of Fayette, O.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, September 17, 1910)

Mr. and Mrs. William Jones and daughter, Pearl, were in Rollin Monday, attending the funeral of a brother’s child.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, September 2, 1905)

Sgt. and Mrs. Jacob Martz arrived Saturday from Portland, Ore., to spend a week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Rorick and family.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, September 13, 1943)

Mrs. W.C. McConnell is in Morenci, to attend the funeral of her grandfather, Mr. Rorick, who died Saturday. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 17, 1898)

Mrs. E.E. Spear entertained Tuesday afternoon in honor of Mrs. Maurice Spear. The time was spent socially and Miss Lorena Johnson favored the company with music. Decoration in keeping with the season were [sic] attractive and refreshments were served. The guests were Mrs. G.H. Rorick, Mrs. C.H. Rorick, Mrs. Curtis Rorick, Mrs. Mary Rorick, Mrs. Frank Tayloe, Mrs. Fred oon [sic], Mrs. William Poucher, Mrs. George Pratt, Mrs. Paul Spear, Mrs. Kenneth Spear and Mrs. Richard Rogers. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 2, 1925)

Dr. Maurice Spear is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Spear. Dr. Spear and wife recently received their diplomas from the Palmer School of Chiropractors in Davenport, Ia., and will located in Adrian.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, October 7, 1921)

Paul Spear of Claunch, N.M., a former Morenci resident, arrived Thursday evening to visit his brother Kenneth Spear and sister Mrs. Richard Rogers and family and other relatives. He will spend the weekend with his sister Mrs. Ray Lyons and family in Adrian. (Adrian Daily Telegram, October 16, 1943)


Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Rorick have received word of the marriage of their oldest daughter Frances and Jacob Martz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Martz of Roseville, Mich., which took place June 15 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The bride wore a tailored suite of green crepe with accessories to match.

Mrs. Martz is a graduate of Morenci high school with the class of 1930 and of the University of Michigan. Mr. Martz is a graduate of the Roseville high school at present is in the U.S. Army stationed at Camp Hahn, Calif. They will make their home in Riverside, Calif.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, June 23, 1942.