Short News Items from 1907

Mrs. Eva Walling Larmer, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bird Walling, has returned to her home in Salem. (Polk County Observer, January 18, 1907)

Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Tyrrell of Beaumont, Texas, are in the city to visit their daughter, Mrs. David Rorick. Mrs. Tyrrell expects to stay some weeks while Mr. Tyrrell will go north to Sacramento county where has extensive mining interests. (Oceanside Blade, May 11, 1907)

Mrs. Louis [sic] Sutton and daughter spent Monday evening at Wm. Rogers’. (Oxford Leader, May 19, 1907)

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Short News Items from 1902

Lute Sutton and wife of Orion were visitors at Andrew McNeil’s the latter part of last week. (Oxford Leader, January 31, 1902)

E.T. and Grace McNeil entertained their cousins from Kingston part of this week. (Oxford Leader, January 31, 1902)

Dr. Martin Rochelle and wife, of Wichita, Kan., is the guest of his brother, Mr. and Mrs. Scott Rochelle. (Columbus Sunday Dispatch, August 24, 1902)

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Birthday Inspiration For Family Party

The birthday party of Dr. Rorick Bennett, 1931 Marengo avenue, furnished the inspiration for a large family party held Saturday evening at the Samovar.  A profusion of spring flowers decorated the tables where the covers were laid for the honor guest, and Mrs. A.D. Brown, Mrs. F.K. [sic] Porter, Miss Esther Auten Pine, and Mrs. E.R. [sic] Clarke of South Pasadena, J.T. Rorick of Fort Dallas [sic], Oregon, Mr. and Mrs. W.O. Waters of San Marino, Mrs. C.F. McDuffer, Miss McDuffer, and Mrs. Theodore Peters of Pasadena.

Source: South Pasadena Foothill Review, April 12, 1929. 

Sylvester King Porter

Sylvester King Porter, 1931 Marengo avenue, died Sunday, February 3, at the age of 81 years.  Mr. He was a native of Michigan and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Melissa R. Porter, a daughter, Mrs. G.H. Milne of New York City, and a sister, Mrs. Howard [sic] Rorick, Columbus, Ohio.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the chapel of Turner, Stevens Y Berry, 1000 Fremont avenue.

Source: South Pasadena Foothill Review, February 8, 1929.

S.K. Porter Services to Be Held Saturday

South Pasadena, Feb. 6.—Funeral services are to be held at 2:30 o’clock Saturday at the chapel of Turner, Stevens and Berry for Sylvester King Porter, who died Thursday at his home, 1931 Marengo avenue, South Pasadena.

Mr. Porter was 81 years old and was a native of Michigan.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Melissa R. Porter, a daughter, Mrs. G.H. Milne, New York city, and a sister, Mrs. Howard [sic] Rorick, Columbus, O.

Source:  The Pasadena Post, February 6, 1929.

Former Morenci Couple Married 60 Years Ago

MORENCI, Aug. 24.—Friends here of Mr. and Mrs. S.K. Porter have received word that they celebrated the 60th anniversary of their wedding August 20 at their home in South Pasadena, Cal.

Mr. and Mrs. Porter formerly lived in Morenci and they own the Porter farm in Seneca township which his grandfather purchased in 1832.

Mr. and Mrs. Porter celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in Morenci, together with Dr. and Mrs. E.H. Rorick, who were married at the same time. Dr. and Mrs. Rorick are both dead.

The anniversary this year was observed at their home with a 5 o’clock supper for a group of friends. Many other friends called to offer congratulation and to wish them many more years of happiness together.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, August 24, 1928. 

Mrs. S.K. Porter

MORENCI, Sept. 7.—The ashes of Mrs. S.K. Porter, a former resident of Morenci who died last January in South Pasadena, Calif., will be buried tomorrow afternoon at 4 o’clock in Oak Grove cemetery in Morenci. The service will be conducted by Dr. C.A. Wakefield of Toledo. Mrs. Charles L. Stover of Bronxville, N.Y., a granddaughter of Mrs. Porter, will attend the services.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, September 7, 1935.

Former Resident Dies

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Sylvester Porter of South Pasadena, Calif., which occurred January 14.  She is survived by a granddaughter who lives in New York City and two nieces Mrs. Georgia Clark and Mrs. Willard Watters [sic] both of Pasadena.  Mrs. Porter was born near Morenci and lived here the greater part of her life.  Mr. Porter died several years ago.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, January 24, 1935. 

Untitled (Anna Porter Milne)

Friends here have learned of the death of Mrs. George H. Milne which occurred August 21 in the Presbyterian hospital in New York City. Mrs. Milne was born October 1, 1973, in Seneca township and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.K. Porter. Mrs. Milne attended the Raisin Valley Seminary and Adrian College. She was married in 1896 to Mr. Milne of Chicago where they lived several years. She leaves her husband who is vice president of the Simmons Bed Manufacturing Company, one daughter Mrs. Charles Stover of Bronxville, N.Y., and her mother Mrs. S.K. Porter who now lives at South Pasadena, Calif.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, September 7, 1934.

Dr. Rorick Bennett

Dr. Rorick Bennett, one of America’s first woman surgeons, died at her home in San Marino Monday at the age of 88 years. She began practicing with her husband more than fifty years ago, and she continued in active practice until she was 75 years of age.  She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Willard O. Waters.  Before her retirement, Dr. Bennett lived in South Pasadena with another daughter, Mrs. George Clarke, and a sister, Mrs. Mellissa [sic] Porter at 1931 Marengo avenue.

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