Obituary of Alma Rorick Wilson

Alma Rorick Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Rorick, and sister of Ivah Rorick Sweeney and the late Frank J. Rorick, was born July 31, 1896, in Hudson, Mich., and died November 24, 1925, in Detroit, at the age of 20 [sic] years.  June 11, 1918, she was united in marriage to Howell Ormsbee Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Wilson, of this village, and to them one son, William Rorick Wilson, was born.

Mrs. Wilson received her education in the LaFayette high school of Buffalo, and Glen Eden Seminary at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and later completed a course in the Ypsilanti Normal.  For the past three years she held the position of teacher of Languages in the Morenci high school.

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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.

Melvin McCloe

MORENCI, March 5.—Melvin McCloe, 84 years old, died this morning in his home in Detroit. Mr. McCloe was born Jan. 9, 1857, in Fulton County, Ohio, south of Morenci and spent the greater part of his life in Detroit.

He is survived by one daughter Mrs. Mertie McCloe Nemo [sic] of Detroit, one brother Alfred McCloe of Churbusco, Ind., and one granddaughter Mrs. Virginia Kelly of Detroit. His wife Della McCloe died in 1926 and a daughter Mrs. Maude Sullivan died in 1934.

The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Ackland Funeral Home in Morenci and the burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery. The Rev. W.A. Rush will officiate.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, March 5, 1941.

Maude B. McCloe

Maude Berilla McCloe was born in Fulton county, Ohio, March 14, 1883. She graduated from the Western high school in Detroit and attended Michigan State Normal College in Ypsilanti. For some time she was connected with the Burroughs Adding Machine Company as office manager in Paris, Texas, and Wichita Falls, Texas. For the last eight years she had been affiliated with the Board of Education in Detroit. She leaves her father, Melvin McCloe, one sister Mrs. A.H. Nimmo and a niece, Virginia Nimmo, to whom she was very devoted.

Her thoughtfulness to others endeared her to many.

She was laid to rest in Oak Grove cemetery in Morenci, beside her mother, who preceded her in death nine years ago.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, January 25, 1935.

Miss Maude B. McCloe

MORENCI, Jan. 16.—Miss Maude B. McCloe, who lived in Morenci when a child, died at 6:55 this morning in her home in Detroit.

She is survived by her father Melvin McCloe, a sister Mrs. A.H. Nimmo and a niece Virginia Nimmo, all of Detroit.

The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Guss in Morenci and burial will be made in Oak Grove cemetery.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, January 16, 1935.

Birth Announcements from the 1940s

RORICK—In San Bernardino, California, April 9, 1941, at St. Bernardine’s hospital, to the wife of David Rorick, 110 South Pacific street, Oceanside, a son.  (San Bernardino County Sun, April 10, 1941)

March 3—To Mr. and Mrs. Charles Adams Kelly (Virginia Nimmo), of Huntington Woods, a son, Charles Adams, Jr.  (Detroit Free Press, March 8, 1942)

Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Kelly (Virginia Nimmo), of Huntington Woods, announce the birth of a daughter, Katherine, Jan. 28.  (Detroit News, January 31, 1945)

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Miss Maude B. McCloe

Services for Miss Maude B. McCloe will be held at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the home, 4817 Avery Ave., followed by rites and burial in Morenci. Born 47 years ago in Ohio, Miss McCloe had lived in Detroit for 40 years. She died Wednesday in Harper Hospital. Her father, Melvin McCloe, and a sister, Mrs. A.H. Nimmo, survive.

Source: Detroit Free Press, January 17, 1935.

Miss Maude McCloe

Burial rites were to be held today in Morenci, Mich., today for Miss Maude McCloe, a resident of Detroit for the past 40 years. A service was conducted in her late home [at] 4817 Avery avenue, last night before the body was sent to Morenci. Miss McCloe, who died Wednesday in Harper Hospital, leaves her father, Melvin McCloe, and a sister, Mrs. A.H. Nimmo.

Source: Detroit Times, January 18, 1935.

Mrs. Melvin McCloe Of Detroit Died Friday; Former Morenci Woman

MORENCI, Mich., Jan. 9.—Mrs. Melvin McCloe, aged 63 years, died last night of heart failure at her home 1415 Avery street in Detroit, according to word received by relatives here.

She leaves her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Alec Nimmo and Miss Maude McCloe, both of Detroit, one brother, W.R. Rorick of Morenci and one sister, Mrs. Carl Guss of Medina. Mrs. McCloe spent her girlhood days here.

The body will be brought here for burial in Oak Grove cemetery. The funeral service will be held at the home of her brother, W.R. Rorick on East street Monday afternoon at two o’clock.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, January 9, 1926.

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”