Officer Returns From Europe

Back from 39 months overseas, 1st Lt. Jay T. Rorick had his first meeting with his 32-month-old son, J.T. III, when he arrived at his home at Lake Grove early this week. Now on terminal leave from Camp Beale, Cal., he will be retired to inactive status in 90 days.

Lt. Rorick is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jay T. Rorick Sr. of 2486 N.W. Westover road. He served with the communications corps in Iceland, and with the 18th airborne corps in England, Belgium, France, and Germany.

A member of the Oregon National Guard, he was mobilized and assigned to the 41st division in September, 1940, but was separated from that outfit when he went back to New Jersey for special training. Prior to induction he was employed at Lipman, Wolfe & Co.

Source: Portland Oregonian, October 25, 1945.


Invalids Should Remember the Date

We wish again to call the attention of our readers to the return visit of Dr. Rorick, as announced by his large advertisement in this issue of our paper. The cry of “beware of the fraudulent traveling quack,” which very justly gained prominence a few years ago, when the laws of our State permitted this species of gentry to ply their vocation, has outlived its application. The recognized fact that it is beyond the ken of possibilities for any one man to master all the branches of the healing art, has caused the best men in the profession, both in Europe and America, to devote their entire energies to perfecting themselves in special branches.

Dr. Rorick, who presents his credentials from the best medical institutions in the country, has spent the past ten years in the constant investigation and treatment of chronic diseases. The fact that he refuses to prescribe for any disease outside of his specialties and asks only those to visit him who have failed to get relief from their family physicians entitles him to confidence. Large numbers already throng his parlors at each visit. Every invalid should carefully read his mammoth advertisement and visit him at his parlors at the Murdock House, Tuesday, April. Consultation free and strictly confidential.

Source: Undated clipping from an Indiana newspaper.

Springville Society

Springville, Dec. 9.—Last Tuesday evening Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Deal entertained about twenty friends at cards. The occasion was a farewell party in honor of Mr. W.P. Rorick, who has been here for several weeks on a visit to his daughters, Mrs. T.R. Kelly and Mrs. Roe Deal. Refreshments were served at 11 o’clock, and the evening proved very pleasant for all hands. Mr. Rorick returned to his home in Kansas Wednesday morning.

Source: Salt Lake Herald, December 10, 1899.

Martha Jane Rorick

Martha Jane Rorick was born March 14, 1846, in Licking Co., Ohio, and died at Canton, Ills., February 6, 1923, at the age of 76 years, 10 months and 23 days.

Martha Jane Hammond was the daughter of Jane and Noah Hammond, pioneer settlers of New Jersey. She was united in marriage to Dallas D. Rorick February 15, 1865.

She is survived by one daughter, Anna Rorick, of St. Paul, Minn.; one brother, W.B. Hammond, and sister, Emma G. Hammond, of Canton, Ills., and sister, Isadoria Mills, of Ohio.

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Church of the Holy Spirit Setting For Candlelight Marriage of Marsh McLeod and Horton C. Rorick

Autumn flowers filled the Church of the Holy Spirit for the marriage of Miss Clara Marsh McLeod, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. McLeod of this city, and Horton C. Rorick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ceilan H. Rorick of Toledo, Ohio, solemnized in an 8 o’clock candlelight ceremony Saturday evening.

Rev. Thomas W. Bennett read the Episcopal service before an altar decorated in a gold and white floral theme of chrysanthemums, pompoms and asters against a background of ferns and vines. White tapers in double-branch candelabra lighted the altar and candles in floor stands marked the line of the aisles.

Mrs. DeLoss Smith of Missoula, at the organ, played the processional and recessional and provided a program of nuptial selections preceding the ceremony.

Taking their places with the bridegroom were his best man and cousin, Marvin H. Rorick of Perrysburg, Ohio, and the eight groomsmen, George P. MacNichol, III, Sinclair Walbridge, Jr., and James J. Robison, all of Toledo; another cousin, H.R. Prudden of Perrysburg; Guy C. Bates, Media, Pa., Joseph S. Sample, Lake Forest, Ill.; David Gibson, Pittsburgh, Pa.; and the bride’s brother, Walter H. McLeod, Jr., of this city. The groom and his attendants were in formal evening attire. Continue reading “Church of the Holy Spirit Setting For Candlelight Marriage of Marsh McLeod and Horton C. Rorick”


MORENCI, Mich., June 12.—At the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Rorick on Oak street Saturday afternoon occurred the marriage of their daughter Catherine A. to Attorney Harry A. Metcalf of Eaton Rapids, Mich. At 4 o’clock the young couple, unattended, took their places before the mantle banked with ferns and peonies and the ring service was by the Rev. S.N. Oliver. The bride wore a gown of white canton crepe with an over drape of lace and carried Ophelia roses and valley lilies. Following the ceremony a three course dinner was served by three cousins of the bride, Miss Pauline Baldwin, Miss Marie Rorick, Miss Lorna Sutton. The tables were centered with pink roses in bud vases and the color scheme of pink and white was carried out in the appointments. Large baskets of pink gladioli beautified the parlors.

Guests from out of town were the groom’s mother, Mrs. Gertrude Holmes and son Gayle Metcalf of Ann Arbor, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Metcalf of Detroit, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Domitoe of Toledo, Mr. and Mrs. E.N. Baldwin, son Ned and daughter Pauline of Fayette.

Mrs. Metcalf is a graduate of the Morenci high school and for the past few months has been the manager of the Grinnell Brothers music store of this place. Mr. Metcalf is a graduate of the Detroit College of Law and is now practicing in Eaton Rapids, Mich., where they will be at home to their friends after July first. They left Saturday evening for the Rorick cottage at Devils Lake where they will spend the week.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, June 12, 1922.


The announcement of the approaching marriage of Miss Helen Rorick to Dr. Harry Lundahl of Ishpeming was made a luncheon of attractive arrangements Saturday afternoon at Miss Rorick’s home on Toledo street. Ophelia roses centered the table and from each bud suspended by a white card was a dainty little place card in the form of a little bride, marking the places of the guests. At the conclusion of the luncheon which was served by Miss Alice Rorick and Miss Gladys Westgate the flowers were presented to the 12 guests and hidden within each rose was found a tiny roll of paper on which was written the announcement and the date, December 1. The afternoon was spent in playing Mah Jongg, Miss Elizabeth Hart winning high score. Those present from out of the city were Miss Estelle Hooper of Ann Arbor, Miss Rachel Reno of Pittsburgh, Pa., and the Misses Amy Crane and Josephine Hamilton of Toledo.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, November 19, 1923.


The bridal party of the Raymond-Rorick wedding party is to be entertained at a rehearsal dinner at 6 o’clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Rorick of East Toledo street. Covers are to be laid for Miss Marie Rorick, her matron of honor, Mrs. Harry W. Lundahl, her bridesmaids, the Misses Marjorie and Alice Rorick, Miss Violet Raymond, Miss Florence Bryant of Detroit and Miss Catherine Lewis, Russell Raymond, his best man, Milton Raymond, the ushers, Dr. Harry W. Lundahl, Harold Raymond, Roscoe Shields of Detroit, Howard Driggs of Palmyra, Clarence Hooper of Ann Arbor, the ring bearer Alan Rorick and the flower girls, Betty Batey and Mary Lake.

Source:  Adrian Daily Telegram, September 28, 1925.