Leroy Rorick Parents Of Daughter in France

Sgt. and Mrs. Leroy Rorick, formerly stationed at Carswell Air Force Base, have announced the birth of a daughter March 26 in Chateauroux, France, where Sgt. Rorick is stationed.

Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Woods, 4217 Woodside, and Mrs. Leila Rorick of Morenci, Mich.

Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, April 1, 1955.

W.R. Rorick Is Chosen President

Prominent Business Man Unanimously Elected Head of East Buffalo Live Stock Association.

W.R. Rorick, of the firm Sadler, Rorick & Co., and one of the best known and most highly esteemed citizens in Buffalo, was yesterday afternoon unanimously elected president of the East Buffalo Live Stock association. No other name was presented to the members of the exchange, and a motion to make the election unanimous was passed with dispatch. This is the first time in the history of the organization that such action was taken, there always having been a contest heretofore.

Other officers were elected were: Charles C. Mansfield, vice president; C.E. Maxwell, treasurer, and C.C. Mansfield, William Bickel, Dode Meeks, E.S. Nute, William A. Williamson, Russell D. Birchfield, C.W. Zimmer and W.R. Rorick, directors.

Mr. Rorick has been identified with the livestock business from many years and the members of the association over which he will preside until his successor is chosen are to be congratulated upon their wise action. He is well fitted from the presidency and the members may look forward to a prosperous and highly successful administration. Associated with Mr. Rorick in the firm of Sadler, Rorick & Co., is Edward C. Laux, one of the young hustlers in the big game of East Buffalo.

Source: Buffalo Enquirer, February 6, 1914.

Last Rites For Dave Rorick

Funeral services for Dave Rorick who passed away last Thursday were held Saturday afternoon from the home in Riverside Terrace. The services at the house were in charge of Rev. Arthur C. Dodd, the final rites at the grave in I.O.O.F. cemetery being conducted by the Oceanside Lodge of Masons. A wealth of flowers and a large attendance from Oceanside and other places in Southern California attested to the universal regard in which Mr. Rorick was held.

Dave Rorick was born in Ohio in 1840 and having removed to Iowa before the Civil War, volunteered in an Iowa regiment. He served the full period of the war and was mustered out as a lieutenant. About 1870 he became identified with the Central Insurance Company of St. Louis, establishing agencies in all the western states, and as western manager made his home in San Francisco in 1876. In 1879 he removed to St Louis where he remained until 1912. In this year he resigned his position as vice president of the American Central and came to Oceanside to make his home.

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Long, Short One No More

Woman in Divorce Suit Tells of Spouse Making Fun of Her.

The long and the short of it were represented in Judge Wood’s court yesterday, when the divorce suit of Leta P. Rorick against Gilbert G. Rorick came on for trial. Mr. Rorick is very tall. Mrs. Rorick is short.

She testified that Mr. Rorick “made fun” of her when they walked down the street together because she was short and he was long. Their domestic troubles apparently started from this; they quarreled and separated. Mrs. Rorick won a decree.

Source: Los Angeles Times, December 7, 1917.

Mrs. William Jones

Susie Anna Shanger [sic] was born in Sussex County, New Jersey, July 19, 1860, and passed away Monday, June 1, 1936, at the age of 75 years, ten months and 21 days. She was the daughter of John Leroy and Mary Rorick Shanger [sic] and when a young child moved with her parents to Lenawee County near Morenci. December 25, 1879, she was married to William Jones of Cooperstown, N.Y. To them were born two daughters Pearl Grace, now the wife of Joseph Moll, and Mabel Lavera, who predeceased her mother in death September 23, 1895, at the age of ten years. She was united with the Methodist Episcopal church under the pastorage of Rev. D.H. Ramsdell. She has been a resident of Adrian the last 34 years, coming here from Clayton. Her’s [sic] was a beautiful character, loyal and true and she was loved by all who knew her. She had been frail for some time and for the last two weeks was a patient sufferer until her Savior claimed her for His own. She was preceded in death by two brothers Harry and John and three sisters Miss Ellen, Mrs. Amelia Holmes and Mrs. Lucy Wood, the latter passing just three weeks ago. She also leaves several nieces and nephews. She leaves her sorrowing husband and daughter who will miss her sweet companionship. The funeral was held at the Everiss Funeral Home Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. W.H. Young officiating. She was laid to rest in Maple Grove cemetery in Hudson.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, June 6, 1936.

Death Calls Mrs. Rorick

Mrs. Vinnie Rorick, wife of David Rorick, a prominent attorney of 110 South Pacific street, passed away early this morning at the family home after a lingering illness of more than six months.

Mrs. Rorick endeared herself in the hearts of many through her quiet charity work and beautiful character. Up to the time of her illness she was prominent in civic and social affairs of the community. She had been a member of the Fortnightly club, one of the first woman’s cultural clubs of the city, the Shakespeare club, a member of the city planning commission, and the library board. She was instrumental in forming the Oceanside association for beautification of the local cemetery and had a prominent part in organizing a charity sewing club, which helped to provide clothes for the needy of the community last winter.

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Last Rites For Dave Rorick

Funeral services for Dave Rorick who passed away last Thursday were held Saturday afternoon from the home in Riverside Terrace. The services at the house were in charge of Rev. Arthur C. Dodd, the final rites at the grave being conducted by the Oceanside Lodge of Masons. A wealth of flowers and a large attendance from Oceanside and other places in Southern California attested to the universal regard in which Mr. Rorick was held.

Dave Rorick was born in Ohio in 1840 and having removed to Iowa before the Civil War, volunteered in an Iowa regiment. He served the full period of the war and was mustered out as a lieutenant. About 1870 he became identified with the Central Insurance Company of St. Louis, establishing agencies in the all the western states, and as western manager made his home in San Francisco in 1876. In 1879 he removed to St. Louis where he remained until 1912. In this year he resigned his position as vice president of the American Central and came to Oceanside to make his home.

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Rorick-Wilson

The marriage of Miss Alma Botsford Rorick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Robert Rorick, to Howell Ormsbee Wilson, was solemnized yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock at the home of the bride’s parents in Crescent avenue. The Rev. Robert J. MacAlpine of Central Presbyterian church performed the ceremony, which took place in front of the fireplace, which was banked with palms, with standards on either side topped with white peonies and roses of smilax forming an aisle for the bridal party.

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Elias B. Rorick

Elias B. Rorick, a former resident of Horseheads, died at his home in Morenci, Mich., Saturday. Mr. Rorick was president of the First National Bank of Morenci and was a prominent man in the place.  Accompanied by his wife he came to his old home a few weeks ago to attend the Breese reunion and while here he contracted an illness from which he did not recover.  He is well known in the vicinity, where he resided for many years.

Source: Elmira Star-Gazette, August 29, 1905. 

The Charges Are Serious

Serious Trouble May Await Mary Rorick.

Humane Officer Fowley is Looking Into the Case Before Beginning Court Proceedings

Humane Officer Fowley is investigating charges that have been made against Mrs. Mary Rorick, wife of a barber on Fifth street, near Oak. Before marriage Mrs. Rorick was Miss Mary Hamilton and she lived in the old cooper shop at Second and Vermont. She was 14 years old when her father died a year ago, and because of alleged intimacy with a young man named Hedges she was the cause of the arrest of the latter and he lay in jail for some time. The charges against the woman is that she is engaged in attempting to debauch young school girls. One the latter told her story to Assistant State’s Attorney Ingraham, yesterday, and there are others whom Humane Officer Fowley is looking up to see if this first girl’s story is susceptible of corroboration. If it is Mrs. Rorick is to be arrested and dealt with according to law. If the story the one little girl told in the state’s attorney be true, the offender ought to taught a lesson in decency and morality that she would not forget the rest of her life.

Source: Quincy Daily Herald, November 4, 1903.