A Boy and a Girl

Two welcomed guests arrived in Oceanside Monday. On that day there were born to the wife of David Rorick a son. While that household was rejoicing, similar expression of gladness was occasioned at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Brodie, when a daughter arrived.

Source: Oceanside Record, December 24, 1913.


Pneumonia Threatens Delegate

Columbus, O., March 5.—John C. Rorick, 78, of Wauseon, delegate to the constitutional convention from Fulton county, was taken suddenly ill. Attending physicians said that they thought he was on the verge of pneumonia. Rorick was removed from his rooms to the home of a relative in Columbus.

Source: Marion Star, March 5, 1912.

Funeral of Mrs. C.M. Rorick Held Sunday

MORENCI, Jan. 22.—The funeral of Mrs. C.M. Rorick, who died Thursday, Jan. 18, was held at her late home on Main street, at 1 o’clock Sunday, the Rev. Henry Coate officiating. The pall bearers were Fred Foster, R.E. Baker, Frank Bryant, John P. Rorick, Earl Baldwin and Bert Rorick, all cousins of Mrs. Rorick. The music was a solo, “Abide with me,” sung by Mrs. Hazel Horton. There was a large circle of friends that paid the last respect to her memory by their gifts of beautiful flowers and she was laid to rest in Oak Grove cemetery.

The following people were here from out of town for the funeral: Dr. and Mrs. Rorick, Earl Baldwin and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Amsbaugh, G.H. Crane and John Rorick of Fayette; F.E. Foster and wife, Mrs. Marvin Picket and R.E. Baker, Lansing; Mrs. G.H. Gates, Mrs. F.S. Myers, Mrs. Maude Sullivan, Detroit; Mrs. W.D. Murfey [sic] and son John Murfey [sic] of Columbus.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, January 22, 1912.

Business & Professional Notices from 1911

KLAMATH FALLS, Or., April 13. — (Special.) — Marion F. Loosley, a pioneer of the Wood River Valley at the north end of Upper Klamath Lake, has just closed a deal with M.L. Erickson, supervisor of the Crater National Forest, for the purchase of 30,000,000 feet of fine timber on that forest reserve. The land lies on Seven-Mile Creek and embraces 2500 acres heavily timbered with yellow and sugar pine, Douglas and white fir. The price paid for the timber is: Yellow and sugar pine, $3.25 per thousand; Douglas fir, $2.25, and white fir, $1.35. Mr. Loosley was formerly in the sawmill business on a small scale in the Wood River Valley, but for several years devoted his attention to cattle raising. It is understood that he has ordered machinery to establish a mill on Seven-Mile Creek to cut up the timber he has purchased. The mill is to be within a short distance of the edge of the lake, where water transportation can be had near the Oregon Trunk road, which is surveyed through from Medford to tap the big timber belt north of here. (Portland Oregonian, April 14, 1911)

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Took Poison On May 8; Died Yesterday Morning

Mrs. Matilda M. Rorick Lives Fourteen Days After Taking Dose of Poison—Coroner Gives Verdict

Mrs. Matilda M. Rorick, thirty-eight years old, who has been living with her sister at 12 Third street southeast for the last two months, died yesterday morning from the effects of poison taken on May 8. The case was not reported to the police at the time. She was attended by the family physician, and was unconscious for nearly thirty-six hours after taking the drug. After she had rallied she was apparently over the effects of the poison until two days ago, when she was taken ill with what appeared to be pneumonia, and sank rapidly.

Coroner Nevitt issued a certificate of death by suicide.

Source: Washington Herald, May 23, 1911.

Mrs. Rorick A Suicide.

Coroner Issues Certificate in Case of Woman Who Took Poison.

Coroner Nevitt today issued a certificate of death by suicide In the case of Mrs. Matilda M. Rorick, thirty-eight years of age. who died last night at the home of her sister, in the southeast section. Investigation by the coroner today disclosed that Mrs. Rorick swallowed a dose of chloral and opium May 8 last. She was made ill and remained unconscious for thirty-six hours. When she revived, the coroner says, she declared she had taken the drug because she was despondent. Shortly after Mrs. Rorick regained consciousness from the effects of the drug she again became ill. Pneumonia developed and she died last night.

Source: Washington Evening Star, May 22, 1911.

Death Notices from the 1910s

The funeral of Joseph Casterlin was held at his late home at Orange on Monday, Feb. 3. Interment at Eaton Cemetery. (Wilkes-Barre Record, February 12, 1913)

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Rorick and Miss Grace Hoover drove to Fayette yesterday afternoon to attend the funeral of Mr. Perley Cawley, they were accompanied by Mrs. F.E. Kenyon. (Fulton County Tribune, June 25, 1915)

JOHNSON—At the family residence, 511 East Ash., November 30, Stella Walling Johnson, wife of Walter Johnson, mother of Eva and Elva Johnson, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jesse D. Walling. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 4, at 2 P.M., from the conservatory chapel of F.S. Dunning, Inc., 414 East Alder. Friends invited. (Portland Oregonian, December 3, 1919)

Dr. Rorick Thrown By A Toledo & Western Car

Not Seriously Injured, but Obliged to Remain Home

MORENCI, Mich., Nov. 18.—While attempting to board a moving T.&W. car at Fayette Dr. Rorick, president of the First National bank, was thrown on the pavement and rolled over and over before he reached a state of rest.  He was in rather a dangerous situation, but luckily he was not injured beyond some minor bruises to nurse, from which he has since been remaining at home.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, November 18, 1910.

Death Notices from the Aughts

Samuel Tuthill Lazear died at Warwick, Saturday, aged 76 years. For a number of years he was engaged in the sash and blind business with Sylvester Case. (Port Jervis Tri-States Union, November 22, 1900)

McRILL—In West Wyoming, Nov. 30, 1900, Joseph McRill, aged 50 years, pleuro-pneumonia.  (Wilkes Barre Record, December 3, 1900)

James J. Reynolds died Tuesday morning. He has been troubled with heart disease for some time. The funeral will be held Friday at 1 o’clock at his late home. Interment at Pulteney. (Yates County Chronicle, October 22, 1902)

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