Lenawee Lawyers (excerpt)

The Toledo Evening News recently issued an elaborate write-up under the title of “Men who have won reputation in that city,” from which we take the sketches below concerning two former Lenawee countians:

Horton C. Rorick was born Dec. 16, 1866, in Lenawee county, Michigan.  He entered Adrian college, graduating therefrom in ’90, and from University of Michigan L.L.B., law school, class of ’92, and also took special courses in political economy and international law and art in literary department. Mr. Rorick spent the summer of ’90 in Toledo in E.W. Tolerton’s office.  He took first honors of his class at graduation in ’90, and was admitted to the bar of Michigan, June ’92.  Mr. Rorick came to settle in this city permanently in November, ’92, and opened a suite of offices in the Nasby building and commenced to practice law.  In March, ’93, he was admitted to the bar of Ohio.  Mr. Rorick married in ’91, and at present resides at 632 Oakwood avenue.

Source:  Adrian Daily Telegram, November 2, 1893. 

Mrs. M. Jay Hoskins

Miss Joyce Ann Rorick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo E. Rorick of 1516 North Twelfth, and Maynard Jay Hoskins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Avener Hoskins of Plainville, were married Saturday morning at 10:30 in Salem Evangelical church. Larry M. Watson, student minister, officiated.

Nuptial music was provided by Robert L Meyer, organist, and Robert Knuse, vocalist. Snapdragons, pompons [sic] and candelabra adorned the altar for the ceremony.

Mrs. John Wheelock was matron of honor. Attending as brides-matron and bridesmaid were Mrs. Nancy Boone of Plainville, the bridegroom’s sister, and Miss Linda McKinstry of Indianapolis.

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Joyce Ann Rorick, Maynard J. Hoskins Set February Date

Mr. and Mrs. Leo E. Rorick of 1316 North Twelfth are announcing the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Miss Joyce Ann Rorick, to Maynard Jay Hoskins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Avener Hoskins of Plainville

Miss Rorick was graduated in 1956 from Senior High school. She is employed at the Hotel Lincoln-Douglas.

Mr. Hoskins was graduated in 1956 from Seymour High school at Payson. He is employed at the Packaging Corporation of America.

The couple will be married Saturday morning, Feb. 25, at 10:30 in Salem Evangelical church.

Source: Quincy Herald Whig, January 29, 1961.

Granted Divorce From Convicted Husband

Joyce Ann Hawks was granted a divorce from John E. Hawks, Jr. by Judge Robert S. Hunter Friday morning in circuit court. She charged her husband was a convicted felon.

Mrs. Hawks testified that on Oct. 13, 1959, Hawks pleaded guilty to a charge of larceny in Clay county circuit court at Liberty, Mo., and was sentenced to two years at the Missouri state farm in Algoa. She was given permission to resume her maiden name, Joyce Ann Rorick.

Source: Quincy Herald Whig, August 12, 1960.

Rescue Squad Commended

Please, a few words of commendation for what is probably the best organization in the United States.

On June 7, while erecting a carnival at Twenty-seventh street and Military road N.W., for the purpose of raising funds for a new St. John’s College High School, one of the participants suffered a heart attack. A quick phone call, and the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad was on its way within minutes—all so competent and sincere in the work that it makes one who has had anything to do with paid, professional personnel a bit ashamed. Their attitude, efficiency, and ability should be a criterion to all who have had a desire to help their fellow-man.

Mark D. Rorick

Source: Washington Evening Star, June 15, 1954.

Miss Thelma Rorick And Walter Hummel Wed Tuesday Morning

The wedding of Miss Thelma Rorick and Waller Hummel took place Tuesday morning in St Peter Catholic church. the [sic] ceremony was quietly solemnized at the 6 o’clock nuptial mass. Msgr. Thomas Cusack officiated. The bridegroom’s brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Ora McClinthen, were the attendants.

Mrs. Hummel wore a blue silk crepe tailored model trimmed with blue satin in a harmonizing shade and had navy blue accessories. Mrs. McClinthen was also in blue but wore black accessories.

A bridal breakfast followed in the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Rorick, 805 North. Fifth street. The couple has an apartment in readiness at 623 ½ North Sixth avenue.

Mr. Hummel is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Hummel, 1411 Cherry street, and is with his father in the concrete construction business. The I bride has been employed in the shipping department of the Monroe Chemical company for the last eight years. A number of parties have been given in honor of the bride before her wedding.

Source: Quincy Herald Whig, February 9, 1937.

Miss Vineta Ridgely and Leo Rorick Are To Wed January 23

Announcement was made at a party Sunday afternoon of the engagement of Miss Vineta Ridgely, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ridgely, 633 North Fifth, street and Leo Rorick son, of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Rorick, 805 North Fifth street. The affair was given by Miss Ridgely’s parents in their home. Saturday, January 23, has been chosen as the date for the wedding.

A company of eight was entertained and the betrothal message was written on a card concealed in a bell attached to the favors which were in the colors to be carried out in the wedding, aqua and peach.

Games were played with falling to Miss Elizabeth Boles and Miss Helene Feld. Others present were Miss Thelma Rorick, Mrs. Walter Yungk, Miss Melba Miller and Mrs. Clarence Milltr [sic]. Miss Ridgely received an attractive gift from her mother

Both Miss Ridgelv and Mr. Rorick attended high school. Mr. Rorick is employed at the Moorman Manufacturing company.

Source: Quincy Herald Whig, January 11, 1937.

Two Are Caught About To Enter Filling Station

Are Surprised by Neighbor Who Holds Them For Police.

Surprising two youthful bandits as they were about to enter the Richardson filling station at Fourth and Spring streets. Elmer E. Wagner, second-hand dealer, held them prisoners at the point of a gun while his mother ran to police headquarters for aid, Sunday evening.

And on Monday morning he saw the pair—Roy Howard and Leo Rorick—arraigned in police court, and bound over to the circuit court.

Police believe that the capture of the pair may solve a number of petty robberies in the north end of town. Howard and Rorick, however, have admitted none of the jobs of which they are suspected.

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