Birth Announcements from the Early 1900s

Born to Mr. and Mrs. George Palmer Saturday, a son. (Clare Sentinel, December 26, 1901)

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Levi Groover at the home of her mother, Mrs. J.R. Plumley, of this village on Monday, a six pound girl. Dr. J.W. Bachelor reports mother and child doing nicely. (Oxford Leader and Globe, July 22, 1904)

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Groover, Saturday, a baby girl. (Oxford Leader and Globe, October 27, 1905)

Relatives received word Saturday of the arrival of the stork at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Milne, in Wheaton, Ill., a daughter. Congratulations are very much in order. (Adrian Daily Telegram, September 16, 1907)

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Last Rites For Dave Rorick

Funeral services for Dave Rorick who passed away last Thursday were held Saturday afternoon from the home in Riverside Terrace. The services at the house were in charge of Rev. Arthur C. Dodd, the final rites at the grave in I.O.O.F. cemetery being conducted by the Oceanside Lodge of Masons. A wealth of flowers and a large attendance from Oceanside and other places in Southern California attested to the universal regard in which Mr. Rorick was held.

Dave Rorick was born in Ohio in 1840 and having removed to Iowa before the Civil War, volunteered in an Iowa regiment. He served the full period of the war and was mustered out as a lieutenant. About 1870 he became identified with the Central Insurance Company of St. Louis, establishing agencies in all the western states, and as western manager made his home in San Francisco in 1876. In 1879 he removed to St Louis where he remained until 1912. In this year he resigned his position as vice president of the American Central and came to Oceanside to make his home.

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Death Calls Mrs. Rorick

Mrs. Vinnie Rorick, wife of David Rorick, a prominent attorney of 110 South Pacific street, passed away early this morning at the family home after a lingering illness of more than six months.

Mrs. Rorick endeared herself in the hearts of many through her quiet charity work and beautiful character. Up to the time of her illness she was prominent in civic and social affairs of the community. She had been a member of the Fortnightly club, one of the first woman’s cultural clubs of the city, the Shakespeare club, a member of the city planning commission, and the library board. She was instrumental in forming the Oceanside association for beautification of the local cemetery and had a prominent part in organizing a charity sewing club, which helped to provide clothes for the needy of the community last winter.

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Last Rites For Dave Rorick

Funeral services for Dave Rorick who passed away last Thursday were held Saturday afternoon from the home in Riverside Terrace. The services at the house were in charge of Rev. Arthur C. Dodd, the final rites at the grave being conducted by the Oceanside Lodge of Masons. A wealth of flowers and a large attendance from Oceanside and other places in Southern California attested to the universal regard in which Mr. Rorick was held.

Dave Rorick was born in Ohio in 1840 and having removed to Iowa before the Civil War, volunteered in an Iowa regiment. He served the full period of the war and was mustered out as a lieutenant. About 1870 he became identified with the Central Insurance Company of St. Louis, establishing agencies in the all the western states, and as western manager made his home in San Francisco in 1876. In 1879 he removed to St. Louis where he remained until 1912. In this year he resigned his position as vice president of the American Central and came to Oceanside to make his home.

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McGill—Rorick

On Sunday morning at 9:30, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Rorick, Miss Helen Rorick became the bride of Will McGill of San Diego, the double ring ceremony being performed by the Rev. G. B. M. Clouser of the Baptist church.

The bride wore a brown travelling dress and carried a bouquet of Killarney rose buds.  Her sister, Miss Ruth Rorick, was bridesmaid and wore a gown of brown and blue georgette, her bouquet being of red roses. The best man was Edward Stokes.

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Capt. W.C. Tyrrell Will Be Buried Here Probably Wednesday

His Benefactions and How He Made Fortune Recalled; Brought First Ship to Beaumont

Funeral services for Capt. W.C. Tyrrell, prominent citizen and philanthropist, who died at his residence at 1347 Calder avenue early Sunday morning, probably will be held Wednesday afternoon, according to tentative arrangements. It is likely that the Masonic lodge will have charge of services at the grave.

The body was prepared for burial yesterday and lay in state at the family residence throughout the day where it was viewed by hundreds of friends and associates of the deceased.

It is believed that Captain Tyrrell’s death occurred about 12:45 a.m. and that his death, which was caused by heart failure, was peaceful and without suffering. He was found by his son-in-law, Dr. J.W. Garth, at 1:15 a.m. and it was evident at that time that he had been dead about half an hour.

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Lt. William McGill Dies in Air Crash

ELSINORE—First Lt. William McGill, 23, son of Mrs. Helen McGill of Elsinore, was killed on a routine flight of a navy plane near Mojave air station Tuesday. He was a veteran of seven months of duty in the Pacific, during which he brought down four Japanese bombers, including the first three he ever saw.

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Elsinore Man Shoots Down Three Zeros

Lt. William McGill of Elsinore, marine fighter pilot, shot down in flames the first three Japanese planes he ever saw, a marine combat correspondent’s dispatch revealed today.

McGill, a former cowboy, downed the three bombers while flying protective cover for an American task force in the South China sea. He is a member of the first Marine carrier-based aircraft unit. Continue reading “Elsinore Man Shoots Down Three Zeros”

Rorick Estate Valued at $100,000 Total

Properties owned by Mrs. Vinnie T. Rorick, who died Feb. 24, were estimated yesterday to be worth $100,000 by two daughter who filed a petition for probate of her will.  The daughters are Mrs. Helen McGill of Elsinore and Ruth Steves of Fallbrook.

Also filed yesterday was a petition for probate of the will of Mrs. Cora L. Abraham, who died Feb. 21 and left an estate estimated at $35,000.  Her two daughters, Mrs. Lillian A. Bradley of Point Loma and Mrs. Sylvia A. Everts of Los Angeles, filed the petition.

Source:  San Diego Union, March 8, 1933.