Obituary

Harriett L. Porter, daughter of John C. and Louisa K. Porter, was born in Seneca township, Lenawee county, Michigan, November 6, 1853, and died in Columbus, Ohio, on April 8, 1936, aged 82 years 4 months and 22 days.

On February 10, 1870, she was united in marriage with LeRoy W. Rorick, and to this union two children were born, Nellie R. Murphy of Columbus, Ohio, and Cosper M. Rorick, of Morenci, both of whom are living, together with eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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Mrs. Harriet Rorick Entertains

Mrs. Harriet Rorick entertained at dinner Saturday for the pleasure of her guests, Dr. and Mrs. W.D. Murphy of Columbus, O. Places were marked for Mr. and Mrs. S.K. Porter, Dr. Rorick Bennett and Mrs. Georgia Clark of Pasadena, Calif., Mrs. George Milne and daughter, Miss Margaret, of New York City, Mrs. Earl Baldwin, Mrs. George Crane and Mrs. F.L. [sic] Sullivan of Fayette, Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Rorick of Adrian, Mrs. Mary Rorick, Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Spear and daughter, Margaret, Mrs. C.H. Spear, Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Rorick and daughters, Harriet and Jean, Dr. and Mrs. Murphy, and the hostess, Mrs. Rorick.

Source: Morenci Observer, September 11, 1924.

Marriage of a Former Morenci Girl

Saturday occurred the marriage of Miss Helen Rorick to Dr. Harry Lundahl of Ishpeming, Mich.  The marriage was solemnized at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Rorick, 403 Toledo street, Adrian.  Miss Rorick is well known in Morenci, having lived with her parents north of the village practically all her life. She is a graduate of Morenci High school, and also passed several years at the U. of M. She has a host of friends in Morenci and vicinity who wish her every happiness.  Dr. Lundahl is a graduate of the Dental school at the U. of M. and will establish an office in Adrian after their wedding trip.  Among the guests were Mrs. Mary Rorick, Miss Laura Green, Mrs. Harriet Rorick, Mrs. W.D. Murphy of Columbus, O., Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Rorick, Mrs. Alice Condit, Mr. and Mrs. Crosby Sweet of Pioneer, O., Mrs. Josephine Wakefield, Miss Josephine Hamilton of Toledo, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baldwin of Fayette, O., Joe Dickenson of Cass City, William Haidle of Negaunee, Mich., Irving Moss of Ishpeming, Mich., Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Hooper and Clarence Hooper of Ann Arbor, and Miss Pauline Baldwin of Cleveland. 

Source: Morenci Observer, December 6, 1923.

Deaths and Funerals from the 1940s

Dr. and Mrs. J.B. Munro, Miss Glade Kellogg, Mrs. Helen Partridge and C.M. Rorick were in Fayette Wednesday afternoon to attend the funeral of Mrs. F.T. Sullivan. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 15, 1943)

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO: Relatives of Roy Rorick Murphy have received word of his death somewhere in France after being ill for five days with pneumonia. His remains have been buried in a government cemetery in France and cannot be removed until after the war. (Adrian Daily Telegram, June 22, 1943)

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Leroy W. Rorick

MORENCI, Mich., March 14.—Leroy W. Rorick was born in Seneca township, Lenawee county, Michigan, September 14, 1847, and departed this life March 10, 1917, aged 69 years.  His father, Cosper Rorick, a native of New Jersey, came to Michigan in 1840 and commenced with the pioneers of this county in the work of changing a wilderness to a domain of fine homes and productive farms. His father was married to Nancy A. Breese, January 15, 1845, and they settled on a farm one mile north of Seneca in a log house with primitive surroundings, where the subject of this sketch was born.  He grew up on the farm, laboring with his father in the fields as boys in those days did, and walked 2 ½ miles to a district school house for his education, which was completed at Medina academy.

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W.V. Edmison, Former Nehawka Resident, Dies

NEHAWAKA (Special)—W.V. Edmison, former resident of Nehawka, died at a hospital in Weiser, Idaho, on Tuesday, June 23, following a two week illness.  He had suffered a stroke prior to his death.  Mr. Edmison was 74 years old.

Native of Peru, Nebraska, he was born on January 24, 1879, the son of Joseph and Jane Edmison.  He was married on December 7, 1899, to Maude Clemans. Mr. Edmison was a member of the Methodist church.

He had lived at Lincoln and Nehawka before going to Cambridge, Idaho, 15 years ago to reside with a son.  Mr. Edmison was a carpenter and machinist. 

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Ohio Power Announces Promotions

Promotions and transfers of three men at Zanesville were announced today by Robert W. Painter, Ohio Power Co. division manager here.

William F. Murphy, formerly of Canton, was transferred to Zanesville as a commercial rep representative commercial [sic]. Robert G. Johnson was switched from the residential department to the commercial department as a sales representative, and K.H. Teagarden was promoted to electric heating inspector.

Murphy, born in Columbus, is a 1952 graduate of Zanesville High School and a 1957 graduate of Muskingum College, holding a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He joined Ohio Power in 1957as a sales representative in Canton.

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Miscellaneous Shower

Mrs. Cosper H. Rorick entertained Saturday in honor of Miss Ruth Lloyd of Evanston, Ill., a bride of the near future. A four-course luncheon was served at 1 o’clock. Pink carnations made a beautiful center piece and were given as favors, while cupids and hearts were used in profusion. Many attractive and practical gifts were showered from a pink and white umbrella. Mrs. Rorick was assisted by Mrs. G.H. Rorick and Miss Beulah Campbell. The guests were: Mrs. W.D. Murphy, Columbus, O.; Miss Alma Rorick, Buffalo; Mrs. Perry [sic] Sullivan, Mrs. Earl Baldwin, Fayette; Mrs. C.M. Rorick, Mrs. Martha Spear, Mrs. Paul Spear, Mrs. Richard Rogers, Mrs. John Rorick, Misses Florence and Mary Bryant, Helen and Marjorie Rorick.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, January 22, 1917.

Funeral of Mrs. C.M. Rorick Held Sunday

MORENCI, Jan. 22.—The funeral of Mrs. C.M. Rorick, who died Thursday, Jan. 18, was held at her late home on Main street, at 1 o’clock Sunday, the Rev. Henry Coate officiating. The pall bearers were Fred Foster, R.E. Baker, Frank Bryant, John P. Rorick, Earl Baldwin and Bert Rorick, all cousins of Mrs. Rorick. The music was a solo, “Abide with me,” sung by Mrs. Hazel Horton. There was a large circle of friends that paid the last respect to her memory by their gifts of beautiful flowers and she was laid to rest in Oak Grove cemetery.

The following people were here from out of town for the funeral: Dr. and Mrs. Rorick, Earl Baldwin and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Amsbaugh, G.H. Crane and John Rorick of Fayette; F.E. Foster and wife, Mrs. Marvin Picket and R.E. Baker, Lansing; Mrs. G.H. Gates, Mrs. F.S. Myers, Mrs. Maude Sullivan, Detroit; Mrs. W.D. Murfey [sic] and son John Murfey [sic] of Columbus.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, January 22, 1912.

Rorick

The reunion of the Rorick family was held Wednesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Rorick in Morenci.  These gatherings have now been held annually for about forty-three years.  One hundred and three relatives and friends enjoyed the visiting gand [sic] dinner incident to this event.  At a short business meeting, Dr. E.H. Rorick was elected president for the coming year.  Mrs. Amelia Rorick, who has served as secretary for the past 15 years, declined re-election and Mrs. G.H. Crane was chosen as her successor.  Mrs. G.H. Rorick was appointed chairman of the committee on arrangements.  Continue reading “Rorick”