Oregon Fliers Make Good

Four hundred and twenty miles in 180 minutes is the record made in flying from Washington, D.C. to Schenectady, N.Y., by Lieutenant E.H. Rorick, formerly of The Dalles, Or., but now stationed at Bolling field, near this city. The Oregon aviator made the trip accompanied only by a mechanic.

Lieutenant Rorick enlisted at The Dalles just after war was declared in 1917, but never got overseas because he was retained in this country as an aviation instructor at Hazelhurst and Bolling fields since his enlistment.

He has been in the air a total of 975 hours.

Lieutenant W.D. Hostetler and Lieutenant Alfred M. Bennett of The Dalles enlisted at the same and both are still in the service.

Source: Portland Oregonian, May 28, 1919.


Adrian Wedding

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Rorick left this week for Adrian where they will attend the wedding of Miss Ada Rorick McConnell, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willard McConnell and Mr. Wallace Donald McLean, of New York city, which will take place in Christ, Episcopal church, Adrian, Saturday October 2nd at 7 p.m.

The bride is known to a number of Wauseon residents and is highly esteemed by all who know her. The groom is a graduate of Princeton University and is the New York manager of the Morris System of Industrial Loans. The newly married couple will leave Adrian Saturday evening for their future home in New York City.

Source: Fulton County Tribune, October 1, 1915.

Probate Notice

Notice is hereby given that E.H. Rorick as administrator of the estate of Pearly F. Cawley, deceased, has filed his final account for settlement. The hearing of said account is set for the 2nd day of May, 1921 at 9 o’clock a.m.

A.M. Barber, Probate Judge
Fulton County, Ohio, Probate Court

Source: Fulton County Tribune, April 7, 1921.

In Florida

Letter from John C. Rorick Describing Winter Life at Windermere, Florida—Wauseon People in Windermere and What They are Doing.

Windermere, Fla., February 26, 1914.

Fulton County Tribune:

Dr. and Mrs. Darby, Florence Dimke, Mrs. Rorick and myself arrived in Jacksonville in due time and there took a boat; had a splendid trip up the St. Johns river as far as Sanford and there took a train for Windermere arriving in the rain, on the 13th.  Mr. Palmer met us at the station with his auto and we were very soon located in pleasant reservations at the Cottage hotel kept by Mrs. R.E. Kline, formerly a resident of Wauseon.  It is a pleasant place to live, everything neat and clean and meals just what we like.  Mr. Kline runs a good store at the station where he is deputy postmaster, Mr. Palmer being the postmaster.  All very quiet, there being no Wauseon scramble among the Democrats here. Continue reading “In Florida”

Funeral of Mrs. Deborah Ann Spear

MORENCI, June 2.—The funeral of Mrs. Deborah Ann Spear was held Friday afternoon at the home on East Main street. The Rev. H.A. Essex, pastor of the Baptist church, officiated and the burial was made in the family plot in Oak Grove cemetery. The bearers were Paul E. Spear, Maurice Spear, Richard Rogers, John Bryant, Ned Baldwin and Lawrence Spear, grandsons and nephews of the deceased.

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Buys Local Cattle

Though he has been here the better part of two days, W.R. Rorick, of Buffalo, New York, buyer for a big eastern commission firm, has in about one day’s actual work buying, purchased stock worth at least fifteen thousand dollars.

Mr. Rorick came to this county, his long experience in the business teaching him that this section of Indiana produces the prime stuff. He worked in connection with Harrison & Sefton, local dealers, and in this county, Rush and Bartholomew, he purchased in the single day, 181 head of cattle and two car loads of hogs. Included in this lot are the Fishel cattle from Hope. Mr. Rorick has left for his home and this week the local dealers will ship to him eighth car loads. They will continue to make purchases where desirable stock is obtainable and will have another large shipment for next week.—Greensburg News

Source: Columbus Republican, June 15, 1911.

Philetus Spear

MORENCI, Mich., Sept. 19.—Philetus Spear was one of five children born to Stephen and Lucinda Spear. He was born near Adrian, Dec. 21, 1833. His parents were among the earliest settlers of Lenawee county, his father coming to Michigan in 1831. His mother was the daughter of Rev. Powell, a Baptist minister prominent in the denominational life of that church in that day. At an early age young Spear with his parents moved to Washtenaw county and there resided until he was 10 or 11 years old. Later they moved to Adrian and there resided for a short time; removing from there to North Morenci, where they remained until the time of their death. In 1857 Philetus married Miss Deborah Rorick. After they married they lived on the farm now occupied by Cosper Rorick. In the early ‘60’s they moved to what is now known as the Spear farm in Medina township, where they continued to live until two years ago when, on account of the infirmities of age, they moved to Morenci. Mr. Spear was a member of the Medina Baptist church and maintained an active interest in all public affairs. His last slickness was a protracted one, extending over nearly a year, during which time he had been confined to the bed, tenderly cared for by his wife and by his son and son’s wife.

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Marilyn Weast Marries Lt. Jay T. Rorick, Jr.

Marilyn Jean Weast, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Weast of Cleveland Heights, was married yesterday to Lt. Jay Thompson Rorick, Jr. of the Navy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Thompson Rorick of Los Altos, Calif.

The military wedding took place at the Shepherd of the Sea Chapel in Groton, Conn. A reception followed at the Officers Club on the Submarine Base, Groton, where the bridegroom is stationed. After a wedding trip to Bermuda, the couple will reside at 70 Dell Avenue, New London, Conn. Continue reading “Marilyn Weast Marries Lt. Jay T. Rorick, Jr.”

Local Bride Espoused by Army Officer

Another wedding in which the bridegroom is an officer in the growing peace-time army of the United States, took place Saturday evening, May 10, in the home of Dr. and Mrs. E.P. Edwards, 2953 Berkshire Road, Cleveland Heights, where their daughter, Evelyn, was wedded to Lieut. Alan Green Rorick of Fort Custer, Michigan, son of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Rorick of Adrian, Mich. Lieut. Rorick, graduated of the United States Military Academy last June, and his bride will go to Canada for a short trip and then to Camp Forrest, Tennessee, for a month where there will be army maneuvers. Mrs. Rorick is a graduate of last June’s class at Oberlin.

Given in marriage by her father, the former Miss Edwards wore her mother’s wedding gown of ivory satin with Venetian lace trimmings, a finger-tip veil arranged with a rose pointe cap and orange blossoms and her bouquet was of roses, bouvardia and white orchids. Mrs. William Nims, her sister, was matron of honor and Miss Katherine Sharp of Elyria, maid of honor. They were dressed, respectively, in chiffon models of pale blue and peach. The best man was Mr. John Greiner of Elyria and ushers were Messrs. John Rorick of Seneca, Mich.; Henry Edwards, brother of the bride, and Wilson Brewer of Ann Arbor.

Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 18, 1941.