Prominent Man Died On Sunday

Cosper Rorick, Banker Of Morenci Village

Well Known for Over Half a Century to the People of Lenawee and Fulton Counties

MORENCI, Mich., April 25.—About 8 o’clock last evening the sad and, to the general public, surprising news, was received here announcing the death of Cosper Rorick, president of the First National Bank of this village, at the home of his sister Mrs. Dr. Rorick Bennett in Detroit. Mr. Rorick had been in a state of reduced strength for some time from diabetes, although he was about as usual and at the bank daily. He had also suffered greatly from hemorrhoids and had hitherto been relieved of that difficulty by operations. Believing he could again find relief it was for this purpose that with his wife he had gone to Detroit, and underwent an operation Thursday. He failed to rally and when it appeared that he could not live his children were summoned to his bedside; also his sister Mrs. S.K. Porter of this place, all of whom were with him when he passed away.

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Funeral of Mrs. Amie S. Rorick

MORENCI, Aug. 18—The funeral of Mrs. Amie Spaulding Rorick was held in the Rorick home on East Main Street Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The Rev. S.N. Oliver of Muskegon, a former pastor of the Congregational church in Morenci, officiated. The bearers were C.H. Rorick, C.K. Rorick of Morenci, Marvin Rorick, Ceilan Rorick, George Crane and Charles Baither of Toledo, all grandsons of the deceased. The burial was made in Oak Grove cemetery.

Relatives and friends from a distance who attended the service were Mr. and Mrs. A.V. Foster, Mr. and Mrs. Horton Rorick, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baither, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pruden [sic] of Toledo, Mr. and Mrs. Byron Foster and daughter Violet of Hudson, Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Crane of Fayette, Mrs. William Armstrong of Sharon, Pa., Mrs. Charles Wade, Mrs. George Harding and Mr. and Mrs. Williamson of Jonesville and John Beatty of Norwalk, Connecticut.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, August 18, 1931.

Short News Items from 1916

Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Rorick, of East Buffalo, N.Y., arrived today and are located with Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Rowlader at 115 Live Oak avenue. Mr. Rorick is a member of the firm Sadler, Rorick and company, the largest live stock dealers of East Buffalo. Mr. and Mrs. Rorick are making their first visit to Daytona. (Daytona Daily News, January 21, 1916)

W.V. Hutchinson and family are in town. They leave in a few days for Glendale, Ore., where Mr. Hutchison expects to go into the diary business. (Hood River Glacier, April 6, 1916)

Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Strickland left Saturday night for Des Moines, Ia., where they will spend the next two weeks visiting with relatives and friends. (Bemidji Daily Pioneer, April 24, 1916)

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Rorick-Spaulding

A  pretty wedding took place Wednesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James S. Smith, 55 Langley avenue, when their sister, Miss Amie Spaulding and Mr. Cosper Rorick, of Seneca, Michigan, were united in marriage, Rev. J.M. Barkley officiating. The bride was becomingly attired in a gown of cream brocade satin, trimmed with white lace, and carried a bouquet of bridal roses. After the ceremony, a wedding supper was served. The rooms were beautifully decorated with chrysanthemums, roses and carnations. Mr. and Mrs. Rorick will reside at Morenci, Mich.

Source: Detroit Free Press, December 2, 1894.

John D. Dilts, Age 81, Dies At Marble Rock

Funeral Services Held Wednesday With Burial at Randolph—Two Children Survive

Marble Rock. Sept. 1.—John D. Dilts, aged 81 years, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mayne Spaulding, Tuesday evening. Short services were held at the Sheets Funeral home Wednesday afternoon with Rev. J.E. DeLong of Charles City officiating. The remains were taken to Randolph, Iowa, where the funeral was held Friday afternoon.

He leaves to mourn his passing one son, Virgil Dilts of Randolph, one daughter, Mrs. Mayne Spaulding, Marble Rock, and one sister, Mrs. Jane Wylie of Oakland, Ia., and six grandchildren.

Source: The Greene Recorder, September 1, 1937.

John D. Dilts

Marble Rock, Sept. 1 — John D. Dilts, aged 81 years, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mayne Spaulding, Tuesday evening. Short services were held at the Sheets Funeral home Wednesday afternoon with Rev. J.E. DeLong of Charles City officiating. The remains were taken to Randolph, Iowa, where the funeral was held Friday afternoon. He leaves to mourn his passing one son, Virgil Dilts of Randolph, one daughter, Mrs. Mayne Spaulding, and one sister, Mrs. James Wylie of Oakland, Ia., and six grandchildren.

Source: The Iowa Recorder, September 1, 1937.

Various Rorick Wedding Announcements

In Elmira, December 15th, by Rev. Jas. E. Latimer, at the residence of the bride’s father, John C. Rorick of Canandiaguw [sic], Mich., to Emma J. Whiting of Elmira. (Elmira Weekly Advertiser, December 20, 1862)

Casper Rorick is going to be married to a Miss Spaulding, of Detroit, on Wednesday of this week.  The will occupy the fine residence which Mr. Rorick erected on Main street last summer.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, November 19, 1894).

Springfield, Dec. 22. – Miss Louise Rorick and Mr. Roe Deal were married here yesterday afternoon.  The ceremony took place at the home of the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Deal, where a reception was given to relatives and friends last evening.  (Salt Lake Semi-Weekly Tribune, December 27, 1898)

The marriage of Mrs. Isola Rorick, formerly of San Jacinto, to Frederick E. Maxon, took place Aug. 17 at Marshall, Mich.  Mrs. and Mrs. Maxon will be at home after October 1, at Jackson, Mich.  (Riverside Independent Enterprise, August 30, 1902)

MARRIAGE OF EVANSTON GIRL:  Miss Margaret Ruth Lloyd, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Lloyd of 1106 Elmwood avenue, was married to Curtis Kennedy Rorick, son of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Rorick of Seneca, Mich., yesterday at the home of the bride’s parents.  (Chicago Daily Tribune, March 4, 1917)

Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Lloyd, formerly of Racine, now of Evanston, Ill., announce the marriage of their daughter, Margaret Ruth, to Curtis Kennedy Rorick, son of Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Rorick, of Seneca, Mich., the ceremony taking place Saturday, March 3, at the home of the bride’s parents.  Mr. and Mrs. Rorick will be at home at Seneca.  (Racine Journal-News, March 9, 1917)

There was a wedding at the office of the clerk of the district court, yesterday.  The contracting parties were D.D. Rorick and Martha A. Peet, both of Monticello.  The ceremony was performed by Judge F.O. Ellison.  Mr. Rorick is a member of the bar, and a practicing attorney at Monticello.  He formerly resided at Oxford Junction.  (Monticello Express, February 27, 1919)

Mr. and Mrs. Emmett A. Blew, 2235 Northeast Thirty-seventh avenue, announce the marriage of their daughter, Ruth Nadine, to Elridge [sic] Rorick January 2 in Vancouver, Wash.  Mr. and Mrs. Rorick are now at home at 2425 Northeast Thirteenth avenue.  (The Oregonian, January 12, 1936)

Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Margaret Jeanne Rorick, daughter of C.M. Rorick of Morenci and Mrs. Elsie Rorick of Toledo, to Sgt. E.C. Mireau, stationed at Parris Island, S.C., which took place Saturday in Philadelphia.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, November 16, 1943)

Mrs. J. King Bryon and Jay Rorick were married September 2 by Rev. James Aiken Smith at the Byron home.  Richard Beach Bryon gave his mother in marriage.  Mrs. Warren Kaley was matron of honor and Estell H. Rorick of the The Dalles was best man.  Mr. and Mrs. Rorick are now at home at 2032 N.E. Mason street after a wedding trip to Vancouver, B.C.  (The Oregonian, September 17, 1949)