Short News Items from 1943

Lieutenant Alan Rorick, who has been spending the holidays with his father, John P. Rorick, and other relatives in Adrian, and Mrs. Rorick’s parents, Dr. and Mrs. Ellery Edwards of Cleveland Heights, left Saturday night from Cleveland for Hot Springs, Ark. Mrs. Rorick will remain for a time with her parents because Lieut. Rorick with re-enter the General Army-Navy hospital, where he will begin the Sister Kenney treatment for infantile paralysis. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 4, 1943)

Corp. J.M. Martz of Portland, husband of Mrs. Frances Rorick Martz has been sent for training in the Signal Corps to Orlando, Fla. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 18, 1943)

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Short News Items from 1942

Miss Frances Rorick was a guest over the week end of friends in Galesburg. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 5, 1942)

C.M. Rorick returned home Saturday from Royal Oak where was a guest for two weeks of his daughter and husband Mr. and Mrs. Harry Metcalf. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 5, 1942)

Mrs. G.H. Rorick was the honored guest at a birthday dinner given by her son and wife Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Rorick at their farm home near Seneca Thursday evening. The table was decorated with flowers and favors in patriotic colors. The guests were H.L. Kennedy, W.W. Kennedy and Mr. and Mrs. Cosper Rorick and family. Mrs. Rorick received several gifts. (Adrian Daily Telegraph, February 14, 1942)

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Short News Items from 1930

Miss Belle Beardslee has returned from Ann Arbor after spending the winter with her sister, Mrs. Carrie Larned. (Clarkston News, May 16, 1930)

Miss Marian Beardslee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Beardslee, of Clarkston, a pupil in the Pontiac High School, was recently award a gold medal for having done the best work in the fourth year Latin class. Members of the class elected Miss Beardslee for the honor and the medal was presented by James H. Harris, superintendent of schools. (Clarkston News, June 6, 1930)

Friday evening the members of the eighth grade surprised their classmate, Miss Lillian Beardslee, with a pot-luck supper and later served ice cream and cake. (Clarkston News, June 20, 1930)

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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 1916

A letter from Johnnie Wallace states that he won the championship wrestle at the deaf school on Christmas day. In speaking of the affair he writes: “In the afternoon at 1:30 Ben and I began to wrestle and at 1:55 Ben threw me down. We rested 5 minutes and at 2:00 we started to wrestle again, and at 2:15 I threw Ben down. We rested another 5 minutes and at 2:20 we started on the final. I threw him down quickly and he got hurt and gave up. Another boy has challenged me and I must defend the titles, so I will wrestle him next May. (Nezperce Herald, January 6, 1916)

Mrs. Ben Wiseman departed Tuesday for Sioux Falls for a visit with her brother, Don McGugin, who is studying dentistry there under Dr. Gorman, formerly of Pierre. (Pierre Weekly Free Press, March 2, 1916)

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Mrs. Vera B. Rorick

MORENCI – Funeral services for Mrs. Vera B. Rorick who died Wednesday at her home in Morenci were at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ackland-Fink Funeral Home. The Rev. Thomas Toy officiated.  Bearers were Henry Geisler, Frank Sims, Maurice Spear, Clyde Porter, Duane Repert and Harvey Fortney.  Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, February 27, 1960.

Business and Professional News from the 1940s

Kenneth Spear has taken a position in the Morenci post office. (Adrian Daily Telegram, July 15, 1941)

Dave Rorick, of the well known farm implement firm of Oceanside and Escondido, was here Saturday to bring over some equipment for work in the local garage of his concern and for a conference with George Otis, manager of the local plant. (Escondido Times-Advocate, August 7, 1942)

Leeila G. Rorick has accepted a position with the U.S. Navy Department in Detroit. Her work began Monday. (Adrian Daily Telegram, February 3, 1942)

The home nursing course to have started this week under the direction of Mrs. Herbert Rorick has been postponed until further notice because it has been impossible to obtain books. (Adrian Daily Telegram, July 17, 1942)

Death and Funeral of Mrs. Louis [sic] Converse

Mrs. Louis [sic] Converse, aged eighty years, died at her home on East street north, Sunday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Mrs. Converse had been in failing health for a long time but was confined to her bed about three weeks previous to her death. The funeral services were held Tuesday at two o’clock at the Congregational church, Rev. S.N. Oliver officiating. Mrs. Albert Clark of Fayette sang two selections. The pall bearers were Messrs. Ed Spear, Bert Bothwell, C.M. Rorick, Perry [sic] Sullivan, Carl Guss and Gerald Bryant.

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Obituary

Deborah Ann Rorick was born in Seneca township, September 28, 1840, and died at the home of her son, in Morenci May 27, 1931. Aged 90 years, seven months and 27 years.

Her parents were Estel [sic] and Hannah Rorick and she was the eldest of four children. She received her education in the public school and attended the Seminary at Medina. She was united in marriage with Philetus Spear December 30, 1859. One son was born to them, Estel [sic] E. Spear of Morenci, Mich.

In early life she united with the Medina Baptist church, where she retained her membership to the time of her death.

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