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.

Arthur W. Printz

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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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)

Funeral of Mrs. McCloe

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.


Medina, Mich., March 29.—The home of Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Spear of Sunny Brook farm was the scene of a pretty appointed wedding when their daughter Dorothy R. was united in marriage to Richard H. Rogers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Rogers, prominent farmers of Medina township. To the strains of Lohengrin’s wedding march, played by Mrs. Lilje Gulbrandsen Moore, the bride and groom, attended only by the ring bearer, Margaret Spear, little sister of the bride, entered the parlor and took their places under a canopy of green and white.

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Mrs. Laura A. Furman

Laura Alice Furman was born at Franklin Furnace, New Jersey, July 4, 1857, and came to Michigan with her parents when 11 years of age, settling on a farm one mile east of Canandaigua, where she attended school. She was married to William H. Furman February 10, 1877. To this union three sons were born, Lewis M., Leon J. and John L. She passed away December 18, 1934, at the age of 77 years, five months and 14 days. A faithful wife, a fond mother and of industrious disposition, she was loved by all who knew her. She was a charter member of the Order of the Eastern Star at Medina.

February 10, 1934, Mr. and Mrs. Furman celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary by entertaining a few invited friends. She leaves to mourn her death her husband, two sons, Lewis M. Furman and Leon J. Furman, one brother, John E. Moore, one nephew John W. Moore, one grandniece Patricia Moore of Detroit. Her son John Lynn Furman died July 20, 1915.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, December 28, 1934.

Death Notices from 1932

The body of Mrs. H.P. Search, 60, who died in West Palm Beach, Fla., arrived in Zanesville today and the funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1 o’clock. She is survived by her husband and a brother. (Newark Advocate, March 8, 1932)

Mildred Armstrong, nineteen years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Armstrong of Burt, formerly of Livermore, died Wednesday, March 9. She has been an invalid for a number of years, an attack of flu ultimately causing her death. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Armstrong of Livermore, drove to Burt to attend the funeral services [l]ast Friday. (Humboldt Republican, March 25, 1932)

The funeral for Miss Zbinden was one of the largest ever held in Merrill. The young woman was a high school student of Malin and the student body of the Malin school attended the services. Music was furnished by the Malin high school girls. Fellow students acted as pall bearers. (Klamath Falls Evening Herald, April 2, 1932)

RORICK—On Saturday, October 1, 1932, Mary Elizabeth Rorick, daughter of the late Mark and Ann Moore Rorick. Funeral service at the Home for Aged Women, Tuesday, October 4, at 10:30 a.m. Interment Newton, N.J.  (Jersey Journal, October 3, 1932)

Resolutions of respect to the late Dallas D. Rorick, 88, oldest member of the Jones County Bar association, were adopted by the bar association last week. (Quad City Times, November 28, 1932)