Short News Items from 1914

Dr. E.H. Rorick, of Fayette, has been a rather unpleasant experience in a railroad wreck recently; while on his way on a business trip into Texas on Tuesday, February 3rd, the Wabash train on which he was a passenger, ran into the rear end of a Chicago & Alton train near St. Louis, Mo. Dr. Rorick was badly shaken up but not serious accidents are reported. The doctor was able to continue his journey to Tyler, Texas, and returned to his home in Fayette last Sunday noon. (Fayette County Tribune, February 13, 1914)

Friday evening, March 27th, the eighth grade were the guests of Miss Helen Rorick at her home on the ocean front. In spite of the rain a merry crowd gathered and made the house ring with fun and laughter as they played the old fashioned games, “Spin the Pan” and “Fruit Basket.” The Virginia Reel though new to many of the company was voted quite a success. Dainty refreshments were served. The party dispersed hoping “for another one soon.” (Oceanside Blade, April 4, 1914)

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Short News Items from 1909

Miss Edythe Myers is spending a week with her uncle, Mr. Scott Rochelle of Black Lick. (Columbus Sunday Dispatch, March 28, 1909)

Charles Palmer cut his hand severely while working at the mill. (Clare Sentinel, May 14, 1909)

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Walling are the guests of Mrs. Fannie Walling in Lodi. (Oakland Tribune, May 26, 1909)

Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Van Sickle, of Port Jervis, N.Y., and Earl Leppert, of Little Falls, N.Y., have been guests at the home of Charles Van Sickle, of Warren street. (Pittston Gazette, June 2, 1909)

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Ruthann Carmean and Robert Porritt Married in Candlelight Service

In a candlelight ceremony in the Clarkston Methodist Church on Saturday, January 28, 1961, Ruthann Louisa Carmean became the bride of Robert Lee Porritt. Reverend William Richards performed the ceremony which took place at 7:30 P.M., before the altar adorned with bouquets of white carnations and white stock, with glowing candelabra. 

Ruthann was lovely in a floor-length gown of Schieffli lace.  The fitted basque bodice was accented by the scalloped neckline.  The very full, multi-tier skirt extended into a chapel sweep. Her finger tip veil was held in place by a crown of lace and pearls.  She carried a semi-cascade of white carnations and lilies of the valley.

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Porritt Dairy Destroyed By Fire

Last Friday afternoon the Porritt Dairy at Randall Beach on Orion Road was destroyed by fire which is said to have started from the heating plant.  The fire departments from Independence Township, the Scripps Farm and Lake Orion hurried to the scene but their efforts to save the dairy were in vain.  Mr. Porritt’s loss is partially covered by insurance.

Source: The Clarkston News, February 25, 1944.


A very pretty, but quiet, wedding occurred Wednesday, July 7th, at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Jones, of Clarkston, when their youngest daughter, Gladys, was united in marriage to Edward Lee Porritt, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Porritt, of Seymour Lake.  Rev. McKenzie, former Clarkston pastor, now of Flushing, performed the impressive ring ceremony in the presence of thirty-five relatives.

The bridal party entered to the strains of Lohengrin’s wedding march played by Mrs. Roy Gundry, of Clarkston, and took their place beneath a huge wedding bell, before an arch of roses and peonies with green background.

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Porritt Dairy Adds A New Product

Stillicious, a Vitamin “B” and “G” Chocolate Drink Is Finding a Growing Market

Edward L. Porritt owner of the Porritt Dairy is now serving his customers a new drink called Stillicious, a Vitamin “B” and “G” chocolate drink containing yeast.

Stillicious Vitamin B Chocolate Drink is an entirely new product that many of the larger manufacturers of yeast have been trying to make for years but been unsuccessful. Now the product has been made and its big point is that it has all the vitamin B and G of yeast you buy at the grocery stores, yet is has no taste or odor. It is good served hot or cold—not only to children but to adults as well. You are invited to try this milk today.

Source: The Clarkston News, September 11, 1936.

Hoard-Porritt Rites Read Last Thursday

As Marguerite Hoard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Monte Hoard, received her diploma from Harold J. Madley, president of the school board, Thursday night, he announced her marriage at 5:30 p.m. to Harvey Wilson Porritt, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Porritt, of Seymour Lake.

The wedding took place at the Thendara Country club at Walters Lake, with Rev. C.E. Edwards, pastor of the Clarkston Methodist Episcopal Church, officiating. Miss Fern Hoard, the bride’s cousin, and Don Bohlman, attended the couple. The wedding party enjoyed dinner at the club before returning to Oxford for the commencement.

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