Rorick-Guss

A very pretty wedding took place Thursday afternoon, at 3 o’clock, when Luella C. Rorick and Carl J. Guss were united at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Rorick, in Seneca township. It was strictly a family gathering, and between 40 and 50 guests were present. Rev. W.H. Shannon, pastor of the Congregational church at Morenci, officiated. The maid of honor was Miss Mertie McCloe and the bridesmaid was Mrs. Florence Guss. The groom’s best man was Lewis Guss. The wedding march was played by Miss Maude McCloe. The Misses Florence and Mary Bryant, nieces of the bride, were the ribbon bearers.

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Short News Items from 1923

Johnnie Wallace, who is attending Gallaudet College at Washington, D.C., writes that he is out of the basket ball playing this season on account of a badly sprained ankle and a broken bone under the arch of his right foot, caused by playing foot ball. (Nezperce Herald, January 18, 1923)

Mrs. William Moore Rorick of Detroit is visiting in the Lucien Mueller home while her daughter, Mrs. Mueller, is in the Decatur and Macon County hospital. (Decatur Herald and Review, March 11, 1923)

Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Sutton, Marion Sutton and Mrs. Ellen Rogers spent Thursday afternoon with their daughter and niece, Mrs. Mattie Brodt. (Oxford Leader, March 23, 1923)

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Short News Items from 1921

Mark Rorick of Morenci and Estel [sic] Rorick of The Dalles, Oregon, were guests Saturday of Carl Guss. (Adrian Daily Telegram, May 19, 1921)

Mrs. Leonard Hallinan, who has been visiting with her mother, Mrs. Albert Walling, at Rockaway, stopped over with relatives in Oswego while on the way to her home in Redland. (Oregon Daily Journal, June 25, 1921)

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Short News Items from 1903

Dr. J.W. Garth is expecting to receive a new buggy as a Christmas present, which was sent by Cap. Tyrrell from Beaumont, Texas. Mr. Tyrrell reports heavy rains there and the streets flooded with water. (Wright County Monitor, January 6, 1903)

Mr. and Mrs. Emmett VanSickle and son, of Port Jervis, N.Y., are visiting the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. VanSickle. For a number of years, Mr. Emmett VanSickle has been a watch inspector for the Erie railroad. (Pittstown Gazette, March 10, 1903)

S.E. Rorick is reshingling and applying fresh paint to house and barn at the Mills. (Anamosa Journal, May 21, 1903)

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Funeral Service for Mrs. Melvin McCloe

Mrs. Melvin McCloe died at her home in Detroit, Friday, Jan. 8, 1926.

The funeral service was held from the home of her brother, Wm. Rorick, in Morenci, Monday, Ja. 11, Rev. S.N. Oliver officiating. George Pratt sang two selections. The bearers were Messrs. G.H. Rorick, C.M. Rorick, J.P. Rorick, Allie Kennedy, F.T. Sullivan and Earl Baldwin. Interment was made in the Oak Grove cemetery.

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Alex H. Nimmo

The proprietor of the A.H. Nimmo Electric Company, Alex H. Nimmo, is one of the vital and progressive business men of the younger generation in Detroit and his executive ability and well ordered policies have proved potent in developing the substantial business which this company controls in the handling of all kinds of electric machinery and supplies, with headquarters at 856 Michigan avenue.

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Services Held Wednesday Afternoon For W.R. Rorick

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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Obituary of Alma Rorick Wilson

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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Leroy W. Rorick

MORENCI, Mich., March 14.—Leroy W. Rorick was born in Seneca township, Lenawee county, Michigan, September 14, 1847, and departed this life March 10, 1917, aged 69 years.  His father, Cosper Rorick, a native of New Jersey, came to Michigan in 1840 and commenced with the pioneers of this county in the work of changing a wilderness to a domain of fine homes and productive farms. His father was married to Nancy A. Breese, January 15, 1845, and they settled on a farm one mile north of Seneca in a log house with primitive surroundings, where the subject of this sketch was born.  He grew up on the farm, laboring with his father in the fields as boys in those days did, and walked 2 ½ miles to a district school house for his education, which was completed at Medina academy.

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Rorick Family Reunion

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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