Business and Professional News from the 1900s

Judge Mays went across the river this morning, and in company with Mr. Rorick, of North Dalles, examined the grade leading to the top of the Klickitat mountain with the view of seeing what is necessary to be done to put it in good condition for the teams hauling wheat to this market. Mr. Mays has collected several hundred dollars from Dalles business men, which will be expended on the grade under the supervision of Mr. Rorick. (The Dalles Chronicle, October 3, 1900)

A beaver enterprise is soon to be started at Wood River by J.L. [sic] Loosley and D. Harshbarger. They will build an enclosure of woven wire and capture and stock it with beavers. The animals will be domesticated and the fur will be marketed. (Portland Oregonian, October 28, 1900)

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Business and Professional News from the 1890s

Editor Rorick of the Bad Axe Democrat has commenced a $5000 libel suit against the Detroit Tribune. The trouble arises over a news item which appeared in the Tribune in regard to a registered letter which ex Postmaster Rorick failed to turn over to his successor when the office changed hands, but withheld until a postoffice inspector traced it to him last month. (The Huron Times, June 6, 1890)

A large number of copies of the new Huron county directory were delivered in this vicinity last week by E.R. Cookingham and Wm. Rorick. This volume comprises a large amount of valuable information for residents of this county, and its compilation is valuable for its accuracy and reliability. Aside from the maps and other charts displayed it contains a short history of the county. (The Huron Times, October 17, 1890)

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Deaths and Funerals from the 1920s

Mrs. Jemima Linderman a former resident of this city is dead at her home in Chicago. (Cheboygan Democrat, September 17, 1920)

Dr. E.H. Rorick, 70, formerly well known in Republican state politics, died at his home in Fayette, Fulton county.  (Fulton County Tribune, February 9, 1922)

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew McNeil and Mr. and Mrs. Grant Brodt were at Ann Arbor Friday where they attend the funeral of the former’s brother-in-law, M.B. Larned. (Oxford Leader, August 22, 1924.

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Birth Announcements from the Early 1900s

Born to Mr. and Mrs. George Palmer Saturday, a son. (Clare Sentinel, December 26, 1901)

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Levi Groover at the home of her mother, Mrs. J.R. Plumley, of this village on Monday, a six pound girl. Dr. J.W. Bachelor reports mother and child doing nicely. (Oxford Leader and Globe, July 22, 1904)

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Groover, Saturday, a baby girl. (Oxford Leader and Globe, October 27, 1905)

Relatives received word Saturday of the arrival of the stork at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Milne, in Wheaton, Ill., a daughter. Congratulations are very much in order. (Adrian Daily Telegram, September 16, 1907)

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Wedding News from the 1920s

Invitations have been issued by Mr. and Mrs. John Rorick to the wedding of their daughter, Miss Marie Rorick, and Russell Raymond, son of Mr. and Mrs. S.W. Raymond of this city, the ceremony to take place Thursday evening, October 1, at 8:30 o’clock in the First Presbyterian church.  A reception is to be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rorick of 403 Toledo street after the ceremony.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, September 14, 1925)

The wedding of Miss Marie Rorick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Rorick, and Russell Raymond, son of Mr. and Mrs. S.W. Raymond is to be solemnized at 8 o’clock in the evening at the First Presbyterian church. after the service a reception is to be held for the relatives at the Rorick home on East Toledo street.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, September 28, 1925)

Saturday afternoon at the M.E. parsonage occurred the marriage of Miss Margaret Lockwood, of this place, and Veryl Palmer, of Flint.  The ring service was used by Rev. Nash who performed the ceremony.  Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kube, of Flint, accompanied the young people.  Their many friends here wish them great happiness.  (Clare Sentinel, March 5, 1926)

Mrs. Clara Chrysler

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the R.L. Southwick funeral home for Mrs. Clara Palmer Chrysler, 77, wife of the late Charles H. Chrysler, who died at her home, 85 E. Tulane Rd[.], Sunday.

Mrs. Chrysler was a member of Gahanna Presbyterian church, Children’s Hospital Twig No. 6, and the Columbus Society of the Hard of Hearing.

She is survived by two sons, Claude H. and Otis R. Chrysler, Gahanna; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Schneider of Central College, Miss Helen Chrysler, a teacher at Central high school, and Mrs. Fred L. Donnally, field director of the National Delphian society; a twin brother, Clarence J. Palmer, Kirkersville; sister, Mrs. Ella Frazier, Dresden, and seven grandchildren.

Burial will be at Gahanna.

Source: Columbus Dispatch, August 23, 1943.

Mrs. Clara Chrysler

Mrs. Clara Chrysler, 77, 85 East Tulane road, Columbus, widow of Charles H. Chrysler, died Sunday in her home.

Surviving are her two sons, Claude H. and Otis R. Chrysler, Gahanna; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Schneider, Central College; Miss Helen Chrysler, and Mrs. Fred L. Donnally, Columbus; a twin brother, Charles J. Palmer, Kirkersville; a sister, Mrs. Ella Frazier, Dresden, and seven grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Source: Newark Advocate, August 23, 1943.


Miss Mildred Pauline Palmer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Solomon of this city [Hudson] became the bride of Donald C. Guss, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Guss of Morenci yesterday afternoon at the home of the bride’s parents on Pleasant Street. Charming simplicity marked the ceremony which was performed by Rev. D.D. Nagle in the presence of the immediate families. The bride wore a gown of powder blue crepe with matching lace trim with accessories of a deeper shade and carried roses and sweet peas. The Misses Alice Guss and Evelyn Smith both of Morenci acted as the bride’s attendants, little Miss Carolyn Strayer of Sand Creek, niece of the bridegroom was the ring bearer and Robert Guss brother of the bridegroom and Donald Campbell of Devils lake, North Dakota attended Mr. Guss.

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Elbert N. Gaudig

Services for Elbert N. Gaudig, 67, will be 2 p.m. Friday at Campbell-Paula Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Evans officiating.  Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.

Gaudig, a Rapid City resident, died Monday at Camarillo, Calif., where he was visiting a son.

He was born July 22, 1908, at Wessington.  He married Thelma R. Beal in 1938 at Cripple Creek, Colo.  They farmed in the Miller area until moving to Rapid City in 1955.  Gaudig then worked at Dakota Block until his retirement.

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Katharine Palmer & Frederick J.H. Sutton

SUTTON — PALMER: On Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Grace Church, in the City of New York, by the Rev. Karl Reiland, assisted by the Rev. Dr. Sutton, father of the bridegroom, Katharine Jeanette Palmer, daughter of Ablah W. Palmer, of Amenia, N.Y., to Frederick Judson Holden Sutton.

Source: New York Times, November 25, 1909.