Mrs. C.M. Rorick Entertains

Mrs. C.M. Rorick entertained the members of the Entre Nous club at her home on Elm street, Thursday evening. A pot luck supper was served and the evening spent socially. The guests included Mrs. Roy Jackson, Mrs. W.R. Gates, Mrs. Clarence Fellows, Mrs. G.H. Gerlach and Mrs. C.I. Stephenson.

Source: Morenci Observer, February 12, 1925.


John P. Rorick For Representative

It is not the policy of The Observer to mix in politics to any great extent, but under our policy of strict independence we feel it is our privilege and duty when the right time comes, to endorse any candidate when that endorsement is deserving and in our judgement for the public welfare. Under this privilege, we are going to publicly endorse John P. Rorick for the nomination for Representative of the second district, which embraces Lenawee county.

Mr. Rorick is a Seneca township man born and raised, and has lived within Lenawee county all his life, and in the township of his birth most to the time. He is one of the heaviest taxpayers of the township, is a “dirt” farmer in the truest sense of the word, at the present owning and personally operating one of the largest farm properties in the county. Besides being a practical and successful farmer he has had large experience in banking and business enterprises, having been on the original incorporators of the First National Bank of Morenci, acting as cashier of the bank for several years. Mr. Rorick is also a member of the County Road Commission, having been elected to that office when the county commission was first organized about six years ago and hold the position since.

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Birthday Party

Mrs. G.H. Rorick entertained with a three course dinner at her home on Lagrange St., Thursday, at 5 o’clock, the occasion being the birthday of her eldest grand-daughter, Miss Frances Edith Rorick. The living and dining rooms were tastefully decorated with St. Patrick emblems and colors. The dining table was centered with a large white birthday cake, with 11 green candles. Silver candle sticks supporting green candles, dainty bon-bon cups in white and green with St. Patrick emblems, completed and unusually dainty table setting. Covers were laid for Mrs. Ada Kennedy, Miss Rorick’s Sunday School teacher, and Mrs. Franie Garber, her day school teacher, the Misses Alliene Spencer, Virginia Sims, Ardith Buckley, Alice Jean Munro, Evalyn Skinner, Ola Collins, Margery Willsberg, Avis Goodremont, Allyne Spangler, Donelda Zaerr, Audrey Miller, Margaret Rorick and Mable King. After dinner games and guessing were enjoyed, St. Patrick with his pipe giving much amusement.

Source: Morenci Observer, March 15, 1923.

Tyrrell Garth Married

Former Clarion Boy Weds a Los Angeles Lady

Mrs. Rose Garth hands us an announcement of the marriage of Mr. Tyrrell Garth to Miss Lucy Anita Langden [sic], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.C. Langden [sic] of Los Angeles, Calif. The wedding took place at the home of the bride’s parents, December 26, 1921.

Numbered among the guests were the following who are known in Clarion: W.C. Tyrrell and Mrs. J.W. Garth, grandfather and mother of the groom, of Beaumont, Texas; two brothers, LeRoy Garth and family and Jay Garth. The former is pursuing a medical course at Leland Stanford university and the latter taking collegiate work at Berkeley. There were also the families of the groom’s aunt and uncle, Mrs. David Rorick of Oceanside and Mark Garth of Hollywood, California.

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Untitled (Dr. E.H. Rorick)

Fayette Record:—At the urgent request of some of his friends Dr. Rorick has decided to give at Learned & Letcher’s new hall on Saturday evening, May 18th, a recitation of incidents and observations of his late European tour. The doctor’s descriptive and entertaining powers are well known, and we prophecy that he will be greeted with a full house. The proceeds are to benefit the Fayette Coronet Band. Admission only 25 cents.

Proposal Dr. Rorick might be secured to deliver a lecture in Wauseon, for the benefit of the Wauseon Library Association.

Source: Northwestern Republican, May 2, 1878.

Edinburgh, Scotland

From Doctor Rorick; Game of Golf; Roman Bridge; Scotch Hilarity; The Established Church, &c.

EDITORS REPUBLICAN—Yesterday was New Years Day.  Hardly worthwhile to mention it, for it presume it was throughout the Christian world.  But it was so much more emphatically observed here in Scotland than it used to be in America, than I am somehow inclined to look upon the fact as worth mentioning.  Christmas was hardly taken into consideration as a holiday.  An eminent divine of my acquaintance tells me that the proof is beyond dispute that Christ was born on the first day of January, instead as formerly supposed on the 25th of December and that I presume accounts for New Years being a great day of jubilee here.  It is celebrate by attending all the shows and resorts for amusement which were open in great abundance.  Every fellow had his fair charmer on his arm treating her to all the sights, buying her candies and oranges in a very liberal manner, and occasionally a “wee drop” of something to prevent fermentation of the same I suppose. I noticed that it was quite a common occurrence, and it is astonishing how affectionate this Scotch whisky and candy does make people, for late in the day I saw several young couple [sic] who were so well satisfied with each other that they did frequently and apparently without premeditation deliberately in the public streets, stop and embrace each other with a hearty Scotch hug regardless of all observers.  In fact I saw a “laddie” give his “lassie” such a blinding kiss while moving along that they ran plump against Walter Scott’s monument.  They didn’t jar it much for love is “light weight” the world over, and the fond ones went ‘to grass’ leaving the monument “still there.”

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From Doctor Rorick

University Election—Pen and Flour “Intimidation”—The Dr. Not a “Repeater”—Lord Hartington the Lucky Man.

Editor Expositor:—I have a large stock of requests on hand from several papers, for communications, all of which I hope in time to comply with, but feeling under obligations to you, on account of a promise made you before leaving, I shall supercede [sic] them for your journal, with a short description of my experience at a Scottish election. You must excuse me if I am brief this time, and you find my letter dull, on account of its consisting of a single and prosy subject.

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From Bonnie Scotland

Edinburg, Scotland
November 13th, 1877

EDITOR EXPOSITOR:—In compliance with your request, I embrace my first opportunity for writing you some of my observations and impressions, regarding my voyage from Ohio to grand old Scotland, and what a Yankee would call some of her peculiarities. I have delayed my writing until settled, which is at last comfortably done, and a little leisure and pleasant surroundings leave me without a reason for further delay, but you must not expect too much, for I am not a professional letter writer. A railroad ride from Fayette to New York is a common place affair, and so many of your readers have experienced it that comment or description is useless, but our trip was made so pleasant by the considerate attentions and kindness of Conductor Day, of the Canada Southern, that I look upon it as the happiest part of my journey, and Mr. Day will please accept our warmest thanks.

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