Oldest and Among the Best Known Residents of the Village
George Palmer is gone. He was the oldest resident of Farwell and a man whose service, as rural mail carrier over the county’s original trail roads before the advent of the concrete system, made him possibly the best known character in his neighborhood. By horse and auto he carried mail for thirty years. Likewise George Palmer was known as the proprietor of a grocery store and as a clerk in merchandise circles in Farwell and in Midland.
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We wish to extend our sincere thanks to our friends and neighbors for their kindness show us in the sickness and after the death of our dear mother, Charlotte A. Moore. Mr. and Mrs. Will Furman and family, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Moore and family.
Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, April 23, 1925.
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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Leon J. Furman, 74, died last Thursday night at the Herrington Nursing Home where he had been taken earlier in the day. He was born November 21, 1880, to William and Laura Moore Furman.
He has lived in the community as his life and worked as a carpenter. He made his home at the Hotel Morenci.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Lewis Furman. He is survived by cousins.
Funeral services were held Sunday from the Ackland and Fink funeral home in Morenci with Rev. William Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Canandaigua cemetery.
Source: Morenci Observer, December 23, 1954.
Arthur William Printz, 76, of Beverly Route 1 died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (April 10) at home after a long illness.
He was born at Crooksville, a son of Augustus and Hattie Search Printz. A retired pottery worker, he last worked at the Hull Pottery company at Crooksville.
He was a member of the EUB church and was a veteran of World War I.
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Services Will Be Held This Afternoon At Stockwell Funeral Home
Lewis M. Furman, aged 62 years, dropped dead Monday afternoon Monday afternoon at his home one mile east of Canandaigua. Mr. Furman was just entering the back door of his home when he suffered the attack. Arthur Turner was called and acted as coroner and decided no inquest was necessary.
Funeral services will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the Stockwell Funeral Home. The Rev. W.A. Rush, pastor of the Congregational church, will officiate.
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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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Wednesday evening last will be long remembered by Mr. and Mrs. Z.E. Brown. It being the silver wedding anniversary of their marriage, about seventy-five friends by special invitation assembled at their residence and passed a merry evening. A number of very excellent presents were left behind as souvenirs of the occasion. (Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 1, 1882)
Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Rorick celebrated their silver wedding Oct. 20, at their home in Miller, with a number of friends. They were the recipients of many fine pieces of silverware. (Hand County Press, October 27, 1892)
Morenci Observer: The “Roricks” had one of their characteristic gatherings last Tuesday to celebrate the tenth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Rorick. Mrs. Dr. Bennett, of Detroit, was among the number present. Her daughters, Bessie and Georgia, sent to the couple a big tin horn and on the accompanying card was written this wish: “Hope that you will toot your horn for ten years more.” (Adrian Daily Telegram, September 21, 1895)
Mrs. Cora Reynolds and E.V. Reynolds attended the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Moore held Saturday evening at their farm home one half mile east of Canandaigua. Mr. and Mrs. Moore were pleasantly surprised when about 50 friends from Adrian, Morenci, Medina and the neighbors came to their home with well filled baskets and served dinner. (Adrian Daily Telegram, June 24, 1931)
Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Rorick entertained at a family dinner Sunday in observance of the second wedding anniversary of their daughter and husband Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ranger. Mrs. Arthur Brewer of Ann Arbor, another daughter, was among the guests. (Adrian Daily Telegram, June 1, 1943)
Marriage licenses have been issued by the county clerk to the following:
Hector Moore and Daisy Durant, issued Saturday evening.
Source: Pendleton East Oregonian, May 28, 1906.
The funeral party accompanying the remains of Mrs. McCloe who passed away at her home in Detroit, arrived at the home of her brother, W.R. Rorick Monday morning and the funeral service was held at the Rorick home Monday afternoon, the Rev. S.N. Oliver officiating. George Pratt sang and the bearers were G.H. Rorick, C.M. Rorick, J.P. Rorick, Allie Kennedy, Earl Baldwin and F.T. Sullivan. Friends and relatives from out of town as the service were Melvin McCloe, Miss Maud McCloe, Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Nimmo, Virginia Rorick Nimmo, Misses Mary and Florence Bryant of Detroit; Mrs. Frank J. Sweeney, Norma Sweeney of Buffalo; Mrs. Lottie Abbuskey, Harold Abbuskey of Waldron, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Stoner, Mrs. G.H. Crane, Mr. and Mrs. F.T. Sullivan, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baldwin, Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Amsbaugh of Fayette, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Rorick of Adrian, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Guss and family, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Scott of Medina, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bryant, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Salisbury and family and Jacob Hathaway of Medina. The burial was made in Oak Grove cemetery.
Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, January 12, 1926.