Short News Items from 1909

Egbert D. Chittenden is very ill with bronchitis and heart trouble at his residence, 42 Apple street. (Muskegon Chronicle, January 11, 1909)

J.J. Walling returned this morning from a two months trip during which he went to the finest parts of California. He reports a very plaeasant [sic] trip but is glad to get back to Nampa valley where there are fewer storms and greater opportunities for getting on in the world than in the famed citrus belt.—Nampa Leader-Herald. (Caldwell Tribune, March 13 1909)

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Short News Items from 1907

J.J. Walling, who is basking in the sunshine of Los Angeles, Cal., has sent us a souvenir card where he is pictured on a purple pig, under which is inscribed, “I am on the hog.” Jesse, we think when this comes to pass that you had better come home and sell Nampa real estate. However, our check book is at you’re your service, Mr. Walling.—Nampa Recorder. (Caldwell Tribune, January 5, 1907)

Mrs. Eva Walling Larmer, who has been visiting her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Bird Walling, has returned to her home in Salem. (Polk County Observer, January 18, 1907)

Mrs. Bertha Rorick, the Morenci Telegram correspondent, is ill, and Mrs. Pearl Fairbanks is corresponding for Mrs. Rorick for a short time.   (Adrian Daily Telegram, June 26, 1907)

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Senator Rorick

A Man in Whom Adrian Has Some Interest.

Senator Rorick, of Wauseon, was in the city a short time to-day, coming fresh from his election in the Toledo district.  Mr. Rorick has many friends in Adrian who will throw aside party bias and feel delighted at his return to the Ohio Senate by a majority of nearly 6,000 in a Democratic district.  The senator has a running mate in his district, namely Senator McConica.  The first named gentleman was running against a very popular Toledo man named Brand, Senator McConica was running against McClure. Both names in each party are one ticket, but the division is virtually made as stated. The district embraces Lucas, Wood, Hancock, Fulton, Putnam and Henry counties.  Two years ago Senator Rorick was elected by 1,400 majority, and his increased vote is very flattering for the gentleman.

The senator has a daughter living here, Mrs. W.C. McConnell, and has made many acquaintances here.

Source:  Adrian Daily Telegram, November 9, 1893.

Adrian Wedding

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Rorick left this week for Adrian where they will attend the wedding of Miss Ada Rorick McConnell, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willard McConnell and Mr. Wallace Donald McLean, of New York city, which will take place in Christ, Episcopal church, Adrian, Saturday October 2nd at 7 p.m.

The bride is known to a number of Wauseon residents and is highly esteemed by all who know her. The groom is a graduate of Princeton University and is the New York manager of the Morris System of Industrial Loans. The newly married couple will leave Adrian Saturday evening for their future home in New York City.

Source: Fulton County Tribune, October 1, 1915.

Mrs. W.C. M’Connell Died Here Tuesday

Was Sick Short Time After Returning From New York

Mrs. Hama [sic] Rorick McConnell, widow of the late Willard C. McConnell, an Adrian business man for many years, died yesterday afternoon in her home on South Main Street, after a short illness of a complication of diseases. Mrs. McConnell, who had made her home with her only daughter, Mrs. Wallace D. McLean and family, in Rye, New York, since the death of Mr. McConnell, had come to spend a short time in her home here, and was taken ill soon after her arrival. Continue reading “Mrs. W.C. M’Connell Died Here Tuesday”

Local Resident Helped to Form Country’s Largest Industrial Banking Company

Wallace Donald McLean of Morris Lane, executive vice-president of The Morris Plan Company of New York, the largest industrial banking institution in America, was born in New Hampshire of Scotch parents. He is the great grandson of John McLean of New York, who was a prominent public citizen and one of the founders of The Bank of Manhattan.

Mr. McLean’s early life was spent in Washington, D. C. He attended the public schools and later prepared for college at the Friends’ School of that city. From there, he entered Princeton University, graduating with an A.B. degree, in the class of 1896. He then concentrated on the study of law at Columbian University, (now George Washington University), in Washington, and in 1898 received his degree of LL.B. Continue reading “Local Resident Helped to Form Country’s Largest Industrial Banking Company”

Mrs. Ada McLean Dies in New York

Funeral services were held Monday noon at the Calvary Episcopal Church, 21st St. and 4th Ave., New York City for Mrs. Ada McConnell McLean, wife of Wallace D. McLean, chairman of the executive committee of the Industrial Bank of Commerce.

Mrs. McLean died suddenly Friday night at their apartment in the Mayfair House. She was well-known in Scarsdale where she made her permanent home at 1 Birchall Drive. A native of Adrian, Mich., she was a graduate of Fairmont Seminary, Washington, D.C. and was a Daughter of the American Revolution.

She is survived by her husband, by her son, Wallace W. McLean, of Princeton, and a daughter, Catherine E. McLean of Scarsdale, and a grandson, Wallace W. McLean II.

Source: Scarsdale Inquirer, January 7, 1949.

Congratulated by Wilson

Wallace D. McLean Weds Miss Ada Rorick McConnell at Adrian.

ADRIAN, MICH.—One of the season’s most notable weddings was celebrated here when Miss Ada Rorick McConnell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. McConnell, was married to Wallace D. McLean, of Washington and New York city.

At Princeton the groom studied under President Wilson and is a personal friend of the Wilson family. Congratulatory letters have been received from President Wilson and his daughter, Miss Margaret Wilson.

Source: Clare Sentinel, October 8, 1915.

Cleantha McConnell Taken By Death

The many Wauseon friends of Cleantha McConnel [sic] of Adrian, Mich., granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Rorick will learn with sincere regret of her death which occurred Monday night at 9:30.

Miss McConnel’s death was the result of influenza, she had been sick only one week and one day.

Miss McConnel was to have been married to Wyllis Osborn Dodge of Lansing, Mich.

She was often a visitor in the home of her grand-parents here and had a large circle of friends among the young people of Wauseon.

Mr. and Mrs. Rorick attended the funeral services in Adrian Thursday afternoon.

Source: Fulton County Tribune, April 11, 1919.