Marie Packard Rorick

Funeral services were held in Toledo, Monday, January 16, for Mrs. Marie Packard Rorick.

Mrs. Rorick, 81, was born in this vicinity, but has lived in Toledo for 58 years.

She attended Adrian College and was the widow of Horton C. Rorick, former chairman of the board and president of the Spitzer-Rorick Trust and Savings Bank. Mr. Rorick died in 1946.

Survivors are two sons, Marvin H. Rorick, president of the bank, Ceilan H. Rorick, vice-president, one daughter, Mrs. Alice R. Prudden, Palm Beach, Florida, and 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Private burial was made in Woodlawn cemetery, Toledo.

Source:  Morenci Observer, January 19, 1950. 


Funeral of Mrs. Amie S. Rorick

MORENCI, Aug. 18—The funeral of Mrs. Amie Spaulding Rorick was held in the Rorick home on East Main Street Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The Rev. S.N. Oliver of Muskegon, a former pastor of the Congregational church in Morenci, officiated. The bearers were C.H. Rorick, C.K. Rorick of Morenci, Marvin Rorick, Ceilan Rorick, George Crane and Charles Baither of Toledo, all grandsons of the deceased. The burial was made in Oak Grove cemetery.

Relatives and friends from a distance who attended the service were Mr. and Mrs. A.V. Foster, Mr. and Mrs. Horton Rorick, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baither, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pruden [sic] of Toledo, Mr. and Mrs. Byron Foster and daughter Violet of Hudson, Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Crane of Fayette, Mrs. William Armstrong of Sharon, Pa., Mrs. Charles Wade, Mrs. George Harding and Mr. and Mrs. Williamson of Jonesville and John Beatty of Norwalk, Connecticut.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, August 18, 1931.

Prudden-Davidson Troth Told in Bay City

Announcement is made today of the engagement of Shirley Knox Davidson, daughter of Mrs. James Edward Davidson, of Bay City, and the late Mr. Davidson.

Her fiance is Horton Rorick Prudden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Paul Prudden, of Palm Beach, Fla. The Pruddens are former residents of Toledo, O.

The bride-to-be was graduated from Kingwood School, Cranbrook, in Bloomfield Hills. She is also a graduate of Sarah Lawrence. Bronxville, N.Y.

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Miss Molly Ann Kelly, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Roy Kelly of Rossford, Ohio, and George Herbert Rorick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Rorick of Seneca, were married at 4:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon in the Rossford Methodist church. The service was read before an improvised altar of roses, delphinium, June lilies and baby-breath. The Rev. C.H. Hutchinson read the single room service. Miss Eunice McDonald cousin of the bride sang “Because” and “I Love You” accompanied by Mrs. Louis Schroeder who played Mendelssohn’s wedding march. Continue reading “Rorick-Kelly”


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”

Church of the Holy Spirit Setting For Candlelight Marriage of Marsh McLeod and Horton C. Rorick

Autumn flowers filled the Church of the Holy Spirit for the marriage of Miss Clara Marsh McLeod, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. McLeod of this city, and Horton C. Rorick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ceilan H. Rorick of Toledo, Ohio, solemnized in an 8 o’clock candlelight ceremony Saturday evening.

Rev. Thomas W. Bennett read the Episcopal service before an altar decorated in a gold and white floral theme of chrysanthemums, pompoms and asters against a background of ferns and vines. White tapers in double-branch candelabra lighted the altar and candles in floor stands marked the line of the aisles.

Mrs. DeLoss Smith of Missoula, at the organ, played the processional and recessional and provided a program of nuptial selections preceding the ceremony.

Taking their places with the bridegroom were his best man and cousin, Marvin H. Rorick of Perrysburg, Ohio, and the eight groomsmen, George P. MacNichol, III, Sinclair Walbridge, Jr., and James J. Robison, all of Toledo; another cousin, H.R. Prudden of Perrysburg; Guy C. Bates, Media, Pa., Joseph S. Sample, Lake Forest, Ill.; David Gibson, Pittsburgh, Pa.; and the bride’s brother, Walter H. McLeod, Jr., of this city. The groom and his attendants were in formal evening attire. Continue reading “Church of the Holy Spirit Setting For Candlelight Marriage of Marsh McLeod and Horton C. Rorick”

Silver Wedding Celebrated

FAYETTE, Ohio, Sept. 25.—Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Crane celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary Saturday, Sept. 16, with a small family gathering at their home on West Main street.  Those present were Mrs. Amanda Horton of Fruit Ridge; Mrs. S.K. Porter, Mrs. Amie Rorick, Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Rorick of Morenci; Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Rorick of Seneca; Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Rorick, Mr. and Mrs. A.V. Foster and family, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Prudden, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Rorick, Miss Isabel Scott and Ceilan Rorick of Toledo; also Miss Amie Crane and George Crane, Jr.  Appropriate gifts in silver from relatives, friends and neighbors were received.  Mr. and Mrs. Crane began housekeeping in Adrian where they resided four years, going from there to Monessen, Pa., where they lived seven years, moving from there to Fayette.

Source:  Adrian Daily Telegram, September 23, 1922.

Horton C. Rorick Dies At Toledo

The death in Toledo, Ohio, where he was a leading banker, of Horton C. Rorick, former winter visitor and owner of much land in Palm Beach County, was announced Tuesday at the office of his local attorney, Manley P. Caldwell. He still had extensive holdings here.

Mr. Rorick, best known here for his work as chairman of the Bondholders Protective Committee during the years before the Everglade Drainage District began to emerge from the financial doldrums with settlement in 1941 of $17,000,000 indebtedness, died late Sunday in Toledo, where the funeral was to be held Tuesday afternoon.

He was still chairman of the board of directors of Spitzer-Rorick Trust and Savings Bank, of which a son, Marvin H. Rorick is president, and another son, C.H. Rorick, is vice president. Survivors also include a daughter, Mrs. P.P. Prudden, Toledo, who is well known in Palm Beach.

Mr. Rorick was active here in the boom of the 20’s, and as owner of the Jefferson Realty Co., was successful in litigation regarding the taxation of lands inside the meander line of Lake Okeechobee.

Source: Palm Beach Post, August 21, 1946.

Rites Inspire Party Series in Ohio

PERRYSBURG, O.—A long week-end, beginning Thursday, will be filled with parties for Sheila Rorick and Frederick James Robinson II, and the friends who will travel to Ohio for the couple’s wedding on Saturday.

One of the bridesmaids, Eugenie Lamb, will give a spinster dinner on Thursday evening at her home, honoring Sheila, who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin L. Rorick.

On Friday, Mr. and Mrs. John D. Biggers, of Toledo, will be hosts at a luncheon for Sheila and Fred, with guests to include members of the bridal party and out-of-town guests.

Two dinners will be given that evening, with Mrs. Grace Baker, Mrs. Paul Prudden and Mrs. and Mrs. Ceilan H. Rorick giving the rehearsal dinner at the Carranor Hunt and Polo Club, and Mrs. and Mrs. George Pope MacNichol, Jr., entertaining out-of-towners at their home.

Source:  Detroit Free Press, March 25, 1951.

President Of Toledo Bank Dies In New York

TOLEDO, O.—While he was in New York City of medical treatment, Ceilan H. Rorick, 58, Pine Ridge road, Toledo, died Wednesday in the city after a long illness.  He was president of the Spitzer-Rorick Trust and Savings Bank.

The body will be brought to the Bennett Mortuary from New York, and funeral services will be announced later.

Mr. Rorick is survived by his wife, Isabel; a son, Horton C., III, Toledo; a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth R. Stack, Milwaukee; a brother, Marvin H. Rorick, Sr., Toledo; a sister, Mr. Paul R. Prudden, Palm Beach, Fla., and Perrysburg, O.; and nine grandsons.

Source:  Fremont News-Messenger, June 12, 1958.