Divorce For Wife

A divorce of interlocutory degree was given to Mrs. Ina Mae Rorick of Kennett in the superior court Tuesday morning. She married John C. Rorick in Redding on November 14, 1907. The divorce was granted on the ground of desertion. Sadie Capple and Mrs. Rorick testified.

Source: Redding Searchlight, December 5, 1917.


Jake Rorick’s Cow.

Former Bad Axian Has Milker Doing Circus Stunts

The clipping below is from a Seattle paper and the owner of the cow was the former publisher of the Bad Axe Democrat:

J.T. Rorick, a dairyman of Grand Dalles, owns a valuable Jersey cow that he is thinking of trying to sell to the circus. When he was driving the cattle home from pasture the herd crowded the cow over the edge of a precipice 200 feet high. She rolled and tumbled down three-quarters of the way. The last 50 feet was a sheer drop, and an eye witness says the milker turned a complete somersault in the air while negotiating the distance and alighted squarely on her feet.

“When Rorick climbed down to the spot he found the cow chewing her cud in the shade of a tree.

Source: Huron County Tribune, August 27, 1909.

Cow Fell 200 Feet, But Showed Up For Milking

One of the milch cows belonging to J.T. Rorick, of Granddalles, while being driven home from pasture along the steep embankment above the North Bank railroad line, was crowded over the embankment by the other cows, and fell a distance of 200 feet. It was bumped from crag to crag, turning over and over until it reached the bottom, when the animal got up and ran down the railway track and turned up at the dairy soon after with only a few scratches to tell the tale.—The Dalles Chronicle.

Source: Salem Capital Journal, July 15, 1909.

Albert Rorick

Died August 17, 1906, at his late residence in Oxford Mills, Jones county, Albert Rorick, aged 54 years and 1 month. He was born in New Harrison, Dark county, Ohio, July 17th, 1852, and came with his parents to Iowa, in 1858, settling in the vicinity of the Mills.

When about 20 years of age he went in company with some friends, to the then territory of Dakota where he spent at intervals about fifteen years of his life. For two years he was bookkeeper for a lumber firm in Minnesota and afterwards spent several years on a farm in Missouri, from which he returned to his parental home here remaining until his death, living most of his time in retirement. He was a lover of nature and out door life and being possessed of a kindly disposition his life was one of peace.

Source: Oxford Mirror, August 23, 1906.

Birthday Event.

Mrs. Cosper Rorick made the birthday of her daughter, Mrs. Albert Foster, very pleasant for the guests and Mrs. Foster. Mrs. Rorick invited friends to surprise her at her home, on East street, Tuesday afternoon. A six o’clock dinner was very daintily served, consisting of pineapple and banana salad, with wafer; pressed chicken; creamed new potatoes; Boston baked beans; salad with lettuce; olives; pickles; rolls; ice cream, angel food and banana cakes. Those present were the Misses Pixley, Abling Beach; Mesdames B.L. Hart, H.E. Allen, C.M., W.B and J.P. Rorick, C.A. Wilson.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, June 8, 1906.

Death of Dr. Frank Rorick

The sad news was received here Friday night of last week that Dr. Frank Rorick had died suddenly at Indianapolis, Ind., of neuralgia of the heart. He had been sick with stomach troubles at Shelbyville, Ind, but had so far recovered as to be able to start home in company with his father; on reaching Indianapolis, he felt weak, although able to walk to the hotel and register. He retired to his room and lay down to rest. Becoming delirious, his father called a physician, who prescribed the usual remedies, when he became rational for a short time, and then suddenly died. His remains were brought here for interment Sunday and the funeral took place from his father’s residence Monday morning. A touching oration was delivered by Dr. Touvelle, after which the remains were taken in charge by the Knights of Pythias, of which order he was a member. Mr. H.H. Ham spoke in behalf of the Knights, and his remarks were very solemn and affecting. Mrs. W.D. Hagar and Mrs. O.E. Bennett sang the hymn, “Abide with Me” and the duet, “I Would That My Love,” with Mrs. C.W. Schwartz accompanist. A large number of relatives from abroad attended the funeral. The deceased was the only child on Hon. J.C. Rorick, and a brilliant young man, highly educated, a graduate of the Detroit Medical College, also of the Ann Arbor School of Medicine, and although young had made great progress in his profession. It is a sad bereavement to his father, whose sincere affection for his son was a noticeable feature and exhibited itself on every occasion. The father and relatives of the deceased have the heartfelt sympathies of the community. He was 33 years of age.

Source: Fulton County Expositor, November 28, 1889.


A very pretty wedding took place Thursday afternoon, at 3 o’clock, when Luella C. Rorick and Carl J. Guss were united at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Rorick, in Seneca township. It was strictly a family gathering, and between 40 and 50 guests were present. Rev. W.H. Shannon, pastor of the Congregational church at Morenci, officiated. The maid of honor was Miss Mertie McCloe and the bridesmaid was Mrs. Florence Guss. The groom’s best man was Lewis Guss. The wedding march was played by Miss Maude McCloe. The Misses Florence and Mary Bryant, nieces of the bride, were the ribbon bearers.

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