I recently ran across this oral history interview with my godmother, Rosemary Porter Rorick Kilduff. She came to Washington, DC, to work in the federal government and met and married my uncle, Mark D. Rorick, here. After she married her second husband, Malcolm Kilduff, they moved to her hometown of Beattyville, KY, where they ran the local newspaper.
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.Continue reading “Rorick-Guss”
Superintendent Rorick, of the Institution for the Feeble-Minded, is having the old plumbing of the north wing of the institution overhauled. “It is in a terrible condition,” he reported Friday. When asked by the health department whey he had not secured the necessary permits, he said he had not been informed that a permit for repairs would be necessary. The rest of the work will be done under the supervision of the city plumbing inspector.
Source: Columbus Dispatch, June 16, 1905.
Mrs. E.E. McGrew called in last week to say she thought the postman on their route was wonderful. He delivered a package, colored slides which had been sent to Hollywood to be developed, which was addressed only to “Mrs. E.E.” Since it didn’t even say Medford, Mrs. McGrew wasn’t quite sure how it had even arrived in the city. When Postman Ivan Lantz arrived at the McGrew’s door with the package, he said “This must be for you – you people are the only ones I know who receive this kind of mail from Hollywood.” The McGrews, who lived at 1433 East McAndrews road, would have been sorry indeed to have the slides lost, for they had been taken during the holidays. (Medford Mail Tribune, January 25, 1959)
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Laser entertained at dinner Easter Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Laser, son Howard and guests Mr. and Mrs. John Rorick and Joan of Seneca, Mrs. Josephine Farquhar of Morenci, Miss Norma Jean Bellinger of Seward, Ohio. (Adrian Daily Telegram, April 1, 1959)
Mr. and Mrs. Duane Rorick of Washington, D.C., left Monday following a short visit here with the former’s sister, Mrs. C.C. Schafer and family. (Farmer City Journal, July 13, 1950)
Mr. and Mrs. Veryl Palmer and son, George, of Flint, spent the Fourth vacation at their home here. (Clare Sentinel, July 7, 1950)
Mrs. C.C. Schafer and Lynn left yesterday noon for New London, Conn., for a two weeks vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Bromley. (Farmer City Journal, July 13, 1950)
Marshall Groover, who has been playing with a dance band in Alexandria, Minn., for the past six months, returned to his home here last week. (Lake Orion Review, October 15, 1948)
Marshall Groover has re-enlisted in the U.S. Navy and is stationed in Philadelphia with the C.S. Navy Hospital. (Orion Weekly Review, November 26, 1948)
TURN BACKWARD (December 17, 1915): Wm. Rorick arrived here from Los Angeles, Calif., Friday for a couple of days’ visit with his aunt, Mrs. D. Kimball. Mr. Rorick lived here with his parents about forty years ago and very few of the Lowden residents are left who remember him. While here in Cedar county he made arrangements to have his mother, who is living at the County Home, buried after her death near the remains of her husband in the Rorick lot in the Lowden cemetery. Mrs. Rorick who is 85 years of age knew her son, whom she had not seen for so many years, as soon as she saw him. (Lowden News, December 22, 1948)
Miss Ethel Mauchmar and Mrs. Clarence McBride left Wednesday for Fort McClellan, Ala., to visit the latter’s son, Pvt. Bernath McBride. (The Allegan News, January 7, 1944)
Petty Officer 3/C Wyman Rorick who has been serving in the U.S. Navy in the Southwest Pacific is spending a 20-day leave with his Mother Mrs. Leeila Rorick in Toledo and with friends in Morenci. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 15, 1944)
Wyman Rorick, petty officer third class, U.S.N., who has served two years in the Southwest Pacific area, has spending a 20-day leave with his mother, Mrs. Leeila Rorick in Toledo and with friends in Morenci. He returned Wednesday to his station. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 21, 1944)Continue reading “Short News Items from 1944”
Lieutenant Alan Rorick, who has been spending the holidays with his father, John P. Rorick, and other relatives in Adrian, and Mrs. Rorick’s parents, Dr. and Mrs. Ellery Edwards of Cleveland Heights, left Saturday night from Cleveland for Hot Springs, Ark. Mrs. Rorick will remain for a time with her parents because Lieut. Rorick with re-enter the General Army-Navy hospital, where he will begin the Sister Kenney treatment for infantile paralysis. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 4, 1943)
Corp. J.M. Martz of Portland, husband of Mrs. Frances Rorick Martz has been sent for training in the Signal Corps to Orlando, Fla. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 18, 1943)Continue reading “Short News Items from 1943”
Miss Frances Rorick was a guest over the week end of friends in Galesburg. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 5, 1942)
Mrs. G.H. Rorick was the honored guest at a birthday dinner given by her son and wife Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Rorick at their farm home near Seneca Thursday evening. The table was decorated with flowers and favors in patriotic colors. The guests were H.L. Kennedy, W.W. Kennedy and Mr. and Mrs. Cosper Rorick and family. Mrs. Rorick received several gifts. (Adrian Daily Telegraph, February 14, 1942)Continue reading “Short News Items from 1942“
Lifelong Democrat Will Support Republican Principles.
J.T. Rorick, of Klickitat County, Sends a Letter to the Chairman of the Central Committee—His Reason for Leaving Fusion Ranks
GOLDENDALE, Oct. 25.—J.T. Rorick, manager of the Interstate Investment Company at Grand Dalles, Klickitat county, a lifelong Democrat and a man of great intelligence and force, is the latest recruit to the Republic ranks in this section. Mr. Rorick recently addressed a letter to Hon. W.B. Presby, chairman of the Republic central committee, in this city, in which he gives his reason for joining with the party of sound money and progression. Since coming to the state five years ago Mr. Rorick has been prominent in the councils of the Democratic party, and, while never an office-seeker, has attended all the county conventions and has been prominent in the party councils. Before coming to the state he was editor of one of the influential Democratic papers of Michigan. His letter to Chairman Presby is as follows:Continue reading “Cannot Stand Fusionism”