Short News Items from 1924

Mrs. F.T. Sullivan entertained a few friends Tuesday at a turkey dinner honoring her mother, Mrs. E.H. Rorick, on her seventieth birthday anniversary. Covers were laid for Mrs. Lewis Converse, Mrs. M.C. Rorick and Mrs. Will Rorick of Morenci, Mrs. W.O. Ford, Mrs. G.H. Crane and Mrs. W.L. Knoff. (Adrian Daily Telegram, February 22, 1924)

Mr. and Mrs. H.G. Bunch, accompanied by the latter’s sister Mrs. Marion Bunch left for Medford Friday for a few days’ visit.  While there Mrs. Bunch will consult an eye specialist. They made the trip in their touring car and will return Sunday. (Klamath News, April 15, 1924)

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Groover spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Cassius Sutton of Hunters Creek. (Oxford Leader, May 2, 1924)

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George Palmer Passes Away At Farwell Home

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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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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Leon J. Furman

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.

L.M. Furman Dies Of Heart Attack

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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Deaths and Funerals from the 1910s

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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Wedding Anniversaries

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)