A very pretty wedding took place Wednesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James S. Smith, 55 Langley avenue, when their sister, Miss Amie Spaulding and Mr. Cosper Rorick, of Seneca, Michigan, were united in marriage, Rev. J.M. Barkley officiating. The bride was becomingly attired in a gown of cream brocade satin, trimmed with white lace, and carried a bouquet of bridal roses. After the ceremony, a wedding supper was served. The rooms were beautifully decorated with chrysanthemums, roses and carnations. Mr. and Mrs. Rorick will reside at Morenci, Mich.

Source: Detroit Free Press, December 2, 1894.


Former Editor Announces Birth Of HCLJNGTHS Rorick

Harry S. Rorick, former Samojac editor, and his wife, the former Eleanor Parker, are proud parents of a son born September 26. His name is Huckleberry, Carter, Leon, John, Needham, Greenburg, Timothy, Ho, Stewart. That shows there’s more to a name than most people think.

Source: The Samojac, October 9, 1940.

Atty. D.D. Rorick Buried

Funeral services were held Saturday at the Presbyterian church at Monticello, for Dallas D. Rorick, oldest law practitioner in Jones county, who died Thursday.  The Rev. Roy V. Porter was in charge, and the body was taken to Oxford Junction for burial.  Mr. Rorick was born in Franklin county, Ohio, June 18, 1844, the son of C.H. and Julia F. Rorick.  When a small boy he came with his parents to Iowa and settled with them on a farm near Oxford Junction.  After practicing law for seven years in Miller, S.D., he returned to Oxford Junction, where he followed his profession.  Seventeen years ago he went to Monticello to make his home.  Although in failing health for some time, he carried on his law practice until his death.  He was married to Martha Jane Hammond of Oxford Junction.  A daughter, Miss Julia Rorick of St. Paul, Minn., is the only surviving relative.

Mr. Rorick was a member of the Jones County Bar association and the Iowa State Bar association.  He served Clinton county in the state legislature during one session.

Source:  Anamosa Journal, August 4, 1932.

Birthday Party

Mrs. Francis Kennedy entertained at dinner Saturday in honor of the birthdays of her three great grandchildren, J.B. Kennedy, aged 10, Frances Rorick, aged 7, and Margaret Rorick, aged 3. Covers were laid for Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hixon, Mr. and Mrs. A.A. Kennedy, Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Rorick, and Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Rorick.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, March 10, 1919.

Morenci Notes (Excerpt)

Lieutenant and Mrs. E.L. Johnsen of Lake Forest, Ill., and Mr. and Mrs. William Menke of Sharon, Pa., entertained at the Hotel Saulsbury Friday evening honoring Miss Amie Crane of Fayette, Ohio, and William Armstrong of Sharon, Pa., whose marriage occurred Saturday afternoon. A four course dinner was served, the table being centered with a large basket of garden flowers and places were arranged for Miss Crane and Mr. Armstrong, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baither of Toledo, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Miller, Miss Louise Armstrong and William Thomas of Sharon, Mr. and Mrs. George Crane of New York City, Miss Adaline Simon of Kalamazoo, Dr. and Mrs. C.E. Raabe, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Turner, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Scofield, Miss Lavina Scofield and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Buck of Morenci, Lieutenant and Mrs. Johnsen and Mr. and Mrs. Menke. Continue reading “Morenci Notes (Excerpt)”

Cow Turns Somersault

Sister of One That Jumped Over the Moon Lives in Washington. 

HUSUM (Wash.) July 22.—(Exclusive Dispatch). A cow belonging to J.T. Rorick of Grand Dalles has performed an acrobatic stunt that would cause the ordinary spangled artist of the circus ring to turn green with envy.

While being driven home from the pasture along the steep embankment above the railroad, the cow was crowded over a precipice, falling a distance of 200 feet.

An eye witness says the animal turned a complete somersault in its downward flight, and, after reaching the bottom, got up and made for the dairy with only a few scratches.

Source: Los Angeles Times, July 23, 1909.

Mrs. Margaret Gulick Dies At Home of Son

Mrs. Margaret Ann Gulick, 83, died at the home of her son, J. Edgar Gulick, in Frelinghuysen avenue, Saturday morning from ailments incident to her advanced age. In addition to the son with whom she made her home, Mr. [sic] Gulick is survived by a son, Cornelius, of Belle Mead. The deceased was the widow of Abram Gulick, who died in 1927. She was born in the vicinity of Hacklebarney was the daughter of Jeremiah and Elizabeth Rarick [sic] Hageman. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock and will be conducted by the Rev. H.K. Hotaling, pastor of the Millstone Reformed Church. Burial will be in the new cemetery at Somerville.

Source: Central New Jersey Courier-News, March 4, 1929.

Martha Jane Rorick

Martha Jane Rorick was born March 14, 1846, in Licking Co., Ohio, and died at Canton, Ills., February 26, 1923, at the age of 76 years, 10 months and 23 days.

Martha Jane Hammond was the daughter of Jane and Noah Hammond, pioneer settlers of New Jersey.  She was united in marriage to Dallas D. Rorick February 15, 1865.

She is survived by one daughter, J. Anna Rorick, of St. Paul, Minn.; one brother, W.B. Hammond, and sister, Emma G. Hammond, of Canton, Ills., and sister, Isadoria Mills, of Ohio. Continue reading “Martha Jane Rorick”

Jay T. Rorick

Jay T. Rorick, 59, of 2032 N.E. Mason street, veteran Union Pacific railroad engineer, died suddenly Tuesday night in his home. Born in Bad Axe, Mich., he moved at an early age to The Dalles, where his father was a pioneer judge.

He served more than 42 years with the railroad, mostly as an engineer, but for several years as road foreman of engines.

Survivors include the widow, Gladys; a son, Jay T., Salem; a daughter, Mrs. Carol Hird, Atherton, Cal.; one sister, Mrs. Faye Condon, North Hollywood, Cal., and a brother, E.H. Rorick, The Dalles.

Funeral service and burial will be Friday in The Dalles under the direction of the Smith-Calloway funeral home.

Source: The Oregonian, September 11, 1951.