Rorick-Steves Wedding in Claremont

Miss Ruth Rorick and Clarence Steves were married in Claremont on the 17th. Mr. Steves is popular at the owner of the “Charm Shop,” which deals in tempting confectionaries. They will live in Claremont having secured a pretty apartment on Yale avenue.

The bride is a graduate of California University and of Pomona College.

Source: Pomona Bulletin, August 19, 1922.

Last Rites For Dave Rorick

Funeral services for Dave Rorick who passed away last Thursday were held Saturday afternoon from the home in Riverside Terrace. The services at the house were in charge of Rev. Arthur C. Dodd, the final rites at the grave in I.O.O.F. cemetery being conducted by the Oceanside Lodge of Masons. A wealth of flowers and a large attendance from Oceanside and other places in Southern California attested to the universal regard in which Mr. Rorick was held.

Dave Rorick was born in Ohio in 1840 and having removed to Iowa before the Civil War, volunteered in an Iowa regiment. He served the full period of the war and was mustered out as a lieutenant. About 1870 he became identified with the Central Insurance Company of St. Louis, establishing agencies in all the western states, and as western manager made his home in San Francisco in 1876. In 1879 he removed to St Louis where he remained until 1912. In this year he resigned his position as vice president of the American Central and came to Oceanside to make his home.

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Death Calls Mrs. Rorick

Mrs. Vinnie Rorick, wife of David Rorick, a prominent attorney of 110 South Pacific street, passed away early this morning at the family home after a lingering illness of more than six months.

Mrs. Rorick endeared herself in the hearts of many through her quiet charity work and beautiful character. Up to the time of her illness she was prominent in civic and social affairs of the community. She had been a member of the Fortnightly club, one of the first woman’s cultural clubs of the city, the Shakespeare club, a member of the city planning commission, and the library board. She was instrumental in forming the Oceanside association for beautification of the local cemetery and had a prominent part in organizing a charity sewing club, which helped to provide clothes for the needy of the community last winter.

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Last Rites For Dave Rorick

Funeral services for Dave Rorick who passed away last Thursday were held Saturday afternoon from the home in Riverside Terrace. The services at the house were in charge of Rev. Arthur C. Dodd, the final rites at the grave being conducted by the Oceanside Lodge of Masons. A wealth of flowers and a large attendance from Oceanside and other places in Southern California attested to the universal regard in which Mr. Rorick was held.

Dave Rorick was born in Ohio in 1840 and having removed to Iowa before the Civil War, volunteered in an Iowa regiment. He served the full period of the war and was mustered out as a lieutenant. About 1870 he became identified with the Central Insurance Company of St. Louis, establishing agencies in the all the western states, and as western manager made his home in San Francisco in 1876. In 1879 he removed to St. Louis where he remained until 1912. In this year he resigned his position as vice president of the American Central and came to Oceanside to make his home.

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Miss McInerny, David Rorick Are Married

At the home of Mrs. Richard McInerny at 696 F street, the marriage of Miss Maureen Eileen McInerny and David Rorick of Nevada and Oceanside, was impressively solemnized Monday afternoon at four o’clock, by the Rev. Father Patrick Dunne of St. Bernardine Catholic church.

The company present numbered only immediate members of the families of the principals and intimate friends. The date for the ceremony was July fourth, the birthday of the bride’s father, the late Richard McInerny, well-known early merchant of the city. The bride is a native daughter of San Bernardino and Mr. Rorick is of Oceanside, where both families have had summer homes for a number of years.

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MARRIED

As the Blade goes to press announcement is made of the wedding of Mr. Clarence Steves of Claremont and Miss Ruth Rorick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Rorick. The ceremony was to be performed this Thursday afternoon at the home of the bride’s parents on Pacific street, Rev. Arthur Dodd officiating.

Source: Oceanside Blade Tribune, August 19, 1922.

Capt. W.C. Tyrrell Will Be Buried Here Probably Wednesday

His Benefactions and How He Made Fortune Recalled; Brought First Ship to Beaumont

Funeral services for Capt. W.C. Tyrrell, prominent citizen and philanthropist, who died at his residence at 1347 Calder avenue early Sunday morning, probably will be held Wednesday afternoon, according to tentative arrangements. It is likely that the Masonic lodge will have charge of services at the grave.

The body was prepared for burial yesterday and lay in state at the family residence throughout the day where it was viewed by hundreds of friends and associates of the deceased.

It is believed that Captain Tyrrell’s death occurred about 12:45 a.m. and that his death, which was caused by heart failure, was peaceful and without suffering. He was found by his son-in-law, Dr. J.W. Garth, at 1:15 a.m. and it was evident at that time that he had been dead about half an hour.

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Rorick Estate Valued at $100,000 Total

Properties owned by Mrs. Vinnie T. Rorick, who died Feb. 24, were estimated yesterday to be worth $100,000 by two daughter who filed a petition for probate of her will.  The daughters are Mrs. Helen McGill of Elsinore and Ruth Steves of Fallbrook.

Also filed yesterday was a petition for probate of the will of Mrs. Cora L. Abraham, who died Feb. 21 and left an estate estimated at $35,000.  Her two daughters, Mrs. Lillian A. Bradley of Point Loma and Mrs. Sylvia A. Everts of Los Angeles, filed the petition.

Source:  San Diego Union, March 8, 1933.

Clarence A. Steves

Clarence A. Steves is a prominent representative of financial interests in San Diego County as president of the First National Bank of Fall Brook. A native son of California, he was born in Los Angeles, his parents being M. A. and Abbie (Aldrich) Steves, the former now deceased, while the latter is a resident of Claremont, this state.

Clarence A. Steves was associated with the First National Bank of Oceanside, California, prior to July, 1926, at which time he purchased and took over the business of the First National Bank of Fall Brook, of which he has been the president and active manager throughout the intervening period of seven years. This thriving institution is one of the few independent banks in San Diego County, serving Fall Brook and vicinity, and has been an important factor in the development and welfare of the community. Aside from his banking activities Mr. Steves owns and operates a fine lemon grove of seventeen acres in Fall Brook. He served as president of the Fall Brook Citrus Association in 1931-2 and is a director of the San Diego County Fruit Exchange. He is also a director of the Oceanside Building & Loan Association of Oceanside, California, and president of the West Fall Brook Grammar School. By hard work and close application, combined with innate business ability, he has gained a gratifying measure of success for one of his years and is deservedly popular and highly esteemed in the community where he resides.

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More Small Town News from Various Points

Portola, Calif., March 3 — Miss Barbara Loosley and Miss Lola Loosley, who have been residing with their grandmother, Mrs. H.C. Weir, have returned to their home in Beckwourth. (Nevada State Journal, March 4, 1933)

F.M. Loosley, a former merchant of Beckwith but now in the mercantile business in Valley Ford, is here visiting his son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Loosley. He is exhibiting a bruised lip when he received when his car was forced off the road. His car did not turn over but was wrecked badly enough to be put in the workshop. (Reno Evening Gazette, July 18, 1931)

Robert Mackrell, of Huntington, Indiana, stopped off here Wednesday afternoon to visit friends, being en route to Cleveland. He was accompanied as far as Ashland by J.K. Meachem. (Marion Daily Star, May 28, 1914)

Theo. Mackrell, Erie train despatcher at Newburgh, and daughter, Eva, spent Sunday at H.K. Wood’s. (Middletown Daily Times, February 1, 1894)

FIRE ENDANGERS BARNS: Fire from embers from burning brush carried to straw stacks, but for the assistance of neighbors, would have completely destroyed the large barns on the Porritt Farm, Seymour Lake, Friday the 6th. The water tanks for cattle and a large cistern provided sufficient water. (Clarkston Community News, May 21, 1921)

Mrs. Allen Price, of Penn Yan, was a week-end guest of her father, W.W. Hutchinson, and sister, Miss Dorothy Hutchinson. (Wellsboro Agitator, May 30, 1928)

The many friends of Clifford Rochelle, of Fifth and Heaton streets, will be sorry to learn that he is confined to Ft. Hamilton hospital for treatment. Mr. Rochelle has recently returned from the Good Samaritan hospital, Cincinnati, where he also underwent treatment. (Hamilton Evening Journal, August 21, 1931)

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rochelle, Mrs. Ida Rochelle, Mrs. Chas. Stegel [sic], and son, George, left yesterday by motor to visit friends and relatives in Sandusky and Columbus. (Hamilton Daily News, August 29, 1924)

Mrs. Theodore C. Search of Maryville, Mo., is here for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Werre. (Edwardsville Intelligencer, July 27, 1927)

Miss Minnie Spearin of the Grindstone City school is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Jas. Baldwin. (Bad Axe Democrat, December 30, 1887)

ONE YEAR AGO: The historic Bailey House, near Pilot Hill, has been sold by John B. Wagner to Clarence Steves, formerly of Orange County. (Placerville Mountain Democrat, July 31, 1947)

Mr. and Mrs. Estell Sullivan, of Fayette, former students at Ohio University, were weekend guests of Mrs. Sullivan’s aunt and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. I.D. Quick, Columbia Ave., and Mrs. Sullivan’s brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Acomb and son John III, Highland Ave. Mr. Acomb was a member of the graduating class at Ohio University Sunday. (Athens Messenger, June 9, 1953)

J.P. Sutton accompanied to Orion the remains of his brother whose death occurred last Sunday night at the residence of his sister Mrs. J.W. Linderman. (Northern Tribune, January 6, 1883)

Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Walling, parents of Mrs. Richard Jones, who have made their home in Silverton for several years, are now occupying a trailer house near their daughter, and family. (Dayton Tribune, September 23, 1971)

Miss Mildred Werre, who attends McKendree at Lebanon, is spending the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Werre. (Edwardsville Intelligencer, February 9, 1924)

Dr. and Mrs. Charles Wilkin, of Jeffersonville, Dr. and Mrs. Osmer J. Wilkin and daughter, of Newburgh, Mr. and Mrs. Karle Heinle, of Warwick, Mrs. Louise Van Kan and Miss Harriet Wilkin, of New York, were Sunday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Heinle. (Kingston Daily Freeman, November 3, 1939)

Lawrence Willson, of Bowdoin College, Maine, is visiting his parents Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Willson over Christmas (Wantage Recorder, December 28, 1917)