Short News Items from 1933

Mr. and Mrs. M.S. Meeks has as guests Tuesday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Ech [sic] Rorick and Charles Rorick*, who had driven up from The Dalles, Oregon, and found their trip through the valley most delightful because of the wonderful advancement shown. Their father, Judge J.T. Rorick, who died last August, always showed a keen interest in this section of the country. (White Bluffs Spokesman, April 6, 1933).

About 20 neighbors and friends of Mrs. William Furman met at her home east of Canandaigua Thursday to spend the day with her. A potluck dinner was served on the porch and the afternoon was spent playing bridge. Mrs. Sidney Perry won first honors and Mrs. Jay Call second. Guests from away were Mr. and Mrs. William Strobeck and Mrs. Estella Payne of Devils lake and Mrs. Hattie Hayford of West Adrian. Mrs. Furman who has been in poor health for some time remains about the same. (Adrian Daily Telegram, August19, 1933)

Mrs. George Rorick Clarke entertained the officers and committee chairmen of the Oneonta Lyric Club at a lovely luncheon at her home, 1931 Marengo avenue, Tuesday, November 21. (South Pasadena Foothill Review, November 24, 1933)

*”Charles” Rorick must be a typo, but it’s unclear who this is a reference to.

Short News Items from 1931

Mrs. M. Hixson entertained at one o’clock dinner for the pleasure of Mr. Bartlett Thompson on his birthday and the 20th wedding of her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Rorick, of Morenci, Mich. Covers were laid for 20 guests. The table was decorated with deep pink carnations and ferns and on each side were two large cakes, with white icing and in the center a small vase of red roses, the other was white with pink roses and green vines made in the icing. A three-course dinner was served. After dinner a program of music was given: solo by Mr. Thompson, recitation by Mrs. Bernard of Bryan, and concluding with singing by all. The guests present were: Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bonner of Bryan, Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Rorick of Morenci, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Ceaser, Toledo, Mr. and Mars. Marion Riffner of Fayette, Mrs. Marjorie Thompson of Columbus, Mrs. Jesses Allison of Reading, Mich., Misses Bertha Thompson and Betty Ceaser of Toledo, Miss Lillian Riffner of Bowling Green, Miss Frances Rorick of Ann Arbor, Miss Mary Thompson of Bryan, Misses Margaret and Leila Rorick, Caspar Rorick jr., of Morenci, Mr. Thompson, Mrs. Hixson. (Archbold Buckeye, March 11, 1931)

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Short News Items from 1929

Several charming luncheon parties were held at the Samovar Friday, March 8. Mrs. G.H. Milne of New York City has as her guests Dr. Rorick Bennett, Mrs. George Rorick Clarke and Mrs. S.K. Porter of South Pasadena, and Mrs. Willard O. Waters of San Marino. (South Pasadena Foothill Review, March 15, 1929)

Eugene Groover, of Lapeer and Glenn Groover were down Sunday to eat dinner with Mr. and Mrs. M.W. Kessell and to help little Marshall Eugene Groover celebrate his birthday. He carried his cak[e] to the table with three lighted candles on it. Mrs. Groover returned home with them feeling much improved. (Oxford Leader, March 29, 1929)

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Short News Items from 1926

Jess Spiers, who lives on the R.W. Wood ranch, is lambing his sheep and on account of the good weather expects a hundred per cent crop. (Red Bluff Sentinel and Weekly News, March 5, 1926)

Lewis Converse has closed his home in Morenci, since the death of his wife the past week, and has gone to Fayette, where he will make his home with his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Mansfield. (Morenci, Observer, July 8, 1926)

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Guss and daughter Helen were in Morenci Tuesday to attend the funeral of their aunt, Mrs. Lew Converse. (Morenci Observer, July 8, 1926)

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Untitled (the Bad Axe Democrat)

The Democrat will appear this week under new management. This time the apparent manager and editor is one Rorick. During its existance [sic] the Democrat has incurred large liabilities, principally for labor, performed while the managers were preserving their bodies in that liquid in which snakes are kept in the museums, and for material. So it became necessary to unload. The aid of the cunning man behind the curtain versed in the law which serves such purposes, possessing a mind fruitfull [sic] in schemes hit upon repudiation as the most convenient methods of disposing of debts. After casting about it found a willing instrument in the accomplishment of this end. Let it be said to the credit of the newspaper profession, the man was not found within her walks, although diligent search was made, who would aid in defrauding labor. The former figure heard is hurried out of town, and the new one listens with indifference and scorn to the appeals of the boys for their well earned wages. Having in this convenient way unloaded the Democrat will again unfurl her sails and with a shout for Cleveland and Hendricks and reforms enters the race.

Source: Huron Tribune, July 18, 1878.

Short News Items from 1925

Mrs. E.E. Spear entertained Tuesday afternoon in honor of Mrs. Maurice Spear. The time was spent socially and Miss Lorena Johnson favored the company with music. Decorations in keeping with the season were attractive and refreshments were service. The guests were Mrs. G.H. Rorick, Mrs. C.H. Rorick, Mrs. Curtis Rorick, Mrs. Mary Rorick, Mrs. Frank Tayloe, Mrs. Fred non [sic], Mrs. William Poucher, Mrs. George Pratt, Mrs. Paul Spear, Mrs. Kenneth Spear and Mrs. Richard Rogers. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 2, 1925)

Curtis Rorick lost one of his best milk cows by a straw stack falling on her, Saturday night. (Morenci Observer, January 15, 1925)

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Short News Items from 1924

Mrs. F.T. Sullivan entertained a few friends Tuesday at a turkey dinner honoring her mother, Mrs. E.H. Rorick, on her seventieth birthday anniversary. Covers were laid for Mrs. Lewis Converse, Mrs. M.C. Rorick and Mrs. Will Rorick of Morenci, Mrs. W.O. Ford, Mrs. G.H. Crane and Mrs. W.L. Knoff. (Adrian Daily Telegram, February 22, 1924)

Mr. and Mrs. H.G. Bunch, accompanied by the latter’s sister Mrs. Marion Bunch left for Medford Friday for a few days’ visit.  While there Mrs. Bunch will consult an eye specialist. They made the trip in their touring car and will return Sunday. (Klamath News, April 15, 1924)

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Groover spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Cassius Sutton of Hunters Creek. (Oxford Leader, May 2, 1924)

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Short News Items from 1923

Johnnie Wallace, who is attending Gallaudet College at Washington, D.C., writes that he is out of the basket ball playing this season on account of a badly sprained ankle and a broken bone under the arch of his right foot, caused by playing foot ball. (Nezperce Herald, January 18, 1923)

Mrs. William Moore Rorick of Detroit is visiting in the Lucien Mueller home while her daughter, Mrs. Mueller, is in the Decatur and Macon County hospital. (Decatur Herald and Review, March 11, 1923)

Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Sutton, Marion Sutton and Mrs. Ellen Rogers spent Thursday afternoon with their daughter and niece, Mrs. Mattie Brodt. (Oxford Leader, March 23, 1923)

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Short News Items from 1922

Winfield Bailey was injured when his horse ran away recently, throwing him out. (Oxford Leader, January 6, 1922)

Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Myers of Rose Hill were guest of her mother, Mrs. Mary Ann Hickman, Sunday. (Columbus Sunday Dispatch, January 8, 1922)

Word was received here Monday that Dr. E.H. Rorick of Fayette had suffered a stroke of paralysis and was in a critical condition. On Tuesday evening Judge Barber received word that the Doctor could not live more than 36 hours according to physicians. (Fulton County Tribune, January 26, 1922)

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