Mark D. Rorick

NORFOLK—Mark Duane Rorick, 38, of Apt. 509, Pembroke Towers, died Saturday at 8:20 p.m. in a hospital. 

A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, he lived in Norfolk 13 months.  He was with Business Consultants Manpower, Inc. of Tidewater, a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, and a member of Noma Club and St. Johns Club.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Elsa Olso [sic] Bromley of Mystic, Conn.; and a sister, Mrs. C.C. Shafer of Kansas.

A funeral service will be held Monday at 5 p.m. in Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.  The body will be sent from Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home to Arlington National Cemetery for burial.

Source:  Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, June 30, 1963. 

Weddings and Anniversaries from the 1910s

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Casterline celebrated their golden wedding anniversary recently and in recognition of this event a few relatives gathered at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Irving Drake. (Wilkes-Barre Record, February 24, 1911)

Charles A. Howard, the obliging cashier in the Southern Pacific depot at Silverton, is now a benedict, and was in the city yesterday looking over the Christmas presents. Miss Vera Walling is the bride. Miss Walling resides at Brooks, but will be at home to her friends in Silverton hereafter. Had it not been for the timely warning of a clerk in a local establishment, Mr. Howard would have boarded his train without his suitcase, in which, he declared, were many pretty things for wifey. (Salem Capital Journal, December 19, 1912)

Mrs. Charles E. Gallup announces the marriage of her daughter, Genevieve Shafer, to Harper Gallup, of Detroit, which took place Saturday evening at the Methodist church, of this city, Rev. A.W. Stalker officiating. (Detroit Free Press, September 9, 1917)

Charles E. Gallup

Charles E. Gallup, realtor, was born in Lenawee county, Michigan, March 14, 1862, a son of Harper P. and Susan Elizabeth (Loman) Gallup, the former a native of Melbourne, Canada, and the latter a native of New Jersey. The father came to the United States at the age of twenty-two years and settled in Wisconsin where he remained four years moving from there to Lenewee county, Michigan. He was a carpenter and worked at his trade until his death. Charles E. Gallup received his education in the schools of Lenawee county and Hillsdale College. As a young man he taught school and later became a farmer, an occupation he followed until 1907, when he came to Ann Arbor and engaged in the real estate business in which he has won a considerable degree of success. In addition to his interests in Ann Arbor he is vice-president and director in the Michigan Mutual Savings Association, of Detroit and is president of the Gallup-Folker Common Law Trust Company of Detroit. Mr. Gallup was married in 1884 to Miss Emma Jewell Gallup, who died May 5, 1910, leaving four children. They are: Mrs. Agnes Jewell Ingall, Mrs. Hazel May Sprenger, of Detroit, C. Arthur Gallup, of the Washtenaw Motor Company, of Ann Arbor, and Mrs. Lucile Burd, also of Ann Arbor. On May 7, 1912, Mr. Gallup was again married to Mrs. Harriet M. Shafer. Mr. Gallup is a Mason, a member of the Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce, the Ann Arbor Real Estate Board and a member of the official board of the Methodist church.

Source:  Finley, Byron Allen (editor).  N.D. Historic Michigan, Land of the Great Lakes. A third volume devoted to Washtenaw County.  Dayton, OH:  National Historical Association