Ruth Rorick was the hostess to a number of her small friends Friday afternoon, the occasion being her ninth birthday. The children enjoyed sandwiches, ice cream and cake, and candy, the tables being prettily trimmed in pink and white, with a big birthday cake as the centerpiece, duly furnished with candles and embellished with the name of the lady in whose honor the function was given. Games outdoors and an auto ride finished a happy afternoon.
Those present were Elizabeth Reid, Melola Rowe, Mehulda Salmons, Harriet Salmons, Margery Salmons, Rebecca Salmons, Ruth Carter, Elizabeth Spencer, Ruth and Helen Rorick.
F.W. Rieke has the contract for a residence to be built for David Rorick on property adjoining his present home in Riverside Terrace. The building will be of two stories, 28×38 feet in size. There will be two porches with floors of cement. The house will contain on the lower floor an entrance hall, living room, den, dining room, and kitchen. Upstairs will be four bed chambers and a bath room. One feature of the living room will be a large brick fire place. There will be a basement beneath the home.
The exterior finish will be of shingles, stained. Inside, the woodwork will be stained slash grain pine with exposed beams in the living room, dining room and entrance hall. The building will cost about $3000 and the contractors expect to begin work about March 1st.
Well Known for Over Half a Century to the People of Lenawee and Fulton Counties
MORENCI, Mich., April 25.—About 8 o’clock last evening the sad and, to the general public, surprising news, was received here announcing the death of Cosper Rorick, president of the First National Bank of this village, at the home of his sister Mrs. Dr. Rorick Bennett in Detroit. Mr. Rorick had been in a state of reduced strength for some time from diabetes, although he was about as usual and at the bank daily. He had also suffered greatly from hemorrhoids and had hitherto been relieved of that difficulty by operations. Believing he could again find relief it was for this purpose that with his wife he had gone to Detroit, and underwent an operation Thursday. He failed to rally and when it appeared that he could not live his children were summoned to his bedside; also his sister Mrs. S.K. Porter of this place, all of whom were with him when he passed away.
“Mimi” is tall, slender and blonde Elizabeth Rorick, daughter of the Ceilan H. Roricks of Toledo, O. More important here, she is the bride-elect of Bill Stack, lately of New York, but long one of Lansing’s favorite people. He wears the unmistakable stamp of the Yale man with becoming nonchalance for one who acquitted himself os [sic] well both in the classroom and on the football field. Bill is the son of Professor and Mrs. J.W. Stack of East Lansing.
The engagement of Miss Elizabeth Wolcott Rorick, to Joseph William Stack, Jr., of New York city, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph William Stack, 1028 Chesterfield parkway, East Lansing, is announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ceilan Herbert Rorick of Toledo, O.
Miss Rorick attended the Masters school of Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., and Sarah Lawrence college, Bronxville, N.Y. She is a member of the Toledo Junior league. Mr. Stack attended Yale university where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, Aurelian honor society, and the senior society, Skull and Bones.
The wedding will take place in September. Formal announcement of the event was made July 10 at a party given by Miss Rorick’s brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Horton Rorick in Toledo.
Localites will be interested to learn of a betrothal heralded last Friday at the Colony Club in Manhattan when Miss Clara Marsh MacLeod and Horton C. Rorick told a group of friends that they would wed, probably some time in the fall.
The young lady hails from Missoula, Mont., where her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. MacLeod live, but she stems from a well-known San Francisco family. She also made a host of friends of her own while attending the Katherine Branson school in Ross a few years ago.
The sad intelligence of the death of D.G. Rorick was received from San Bernardino yesterday. Mr. Rorick who was conductor of the San Jacinto train, left his post of duty just a week ago yesterday, and in company with his wife went to Arrowhead to recuperate, being in ill-health. He seemed threated with pneumonia, but word has been received that he died at about 5 o’clock yesterday morning of neuralgia of the brain. Mr. Rorick was of a genial disposition and kindly heart, and it seems almost incredible that one who appeared so strong and well but a week ago should be thus suddenly stricken down. Mr. Rorick has been connected with the San Jacinto run for a great many years. He leaves a wife to mourn his untimely taking off. The funeral will take place in San Bernardino.
Source:Riverside Press and Horticulturist, March 31, 1900.