A Story of Planning, Building and Living in a Beautiful Country Home

“A home should be a haven for those who live in it.

“A home should be a place of beauty and charm—with a feeling of peace, security and serenity; with an atmosphere of warmth, graciousness and hospitality.”

Those expressions indeed represent the philosophy of Mrs. James W. Mott, who is leaving her home after 35 years of planning, building and living in it.

She has sold her country home, a Polk County show place at Zena, to Mr. and Mrs. Jock Brydon, former Salem residents who are returning here after living in California. The new owners take possession this weekend.

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Business Change In The National Bank

MORENCI, March 29.—A business change was made yesterday when Dr. E.H. Rorick retired from the First National bank.  At a meeting of the board of directors yesterday Vice President G.H. Rorick was appointed president to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Dr. Rorick and S.K. Porter was made vice president.  Arthur Turner, A.V. Foster and W.M. Cornelius complete the board of directors.

Others now interested in the bank are Oliver Onweller, Henry L. Kennedy, Allie Kennedy, A.H. Rorick, Horton C. Rorick, L.E. Foster and E.R. Crane.

Arthur Kennedy becomes cashier and Fred T. Sullivan assistant cashier.

Source:  Adrian Daily Telegram, March 29, 1912.

Mrs. James W. Mott

At ceremonies held at Swan Island shipyard in Portland this morning at 11:30 o’clock Mrs. James W. Mott, wife of Congressman Mott, acted as sponsor at the launching of the U.S.S. Glenn’s Ferry. Mrs. Mott was attended by her daughters, Mrs. John L. Sullivan and Mrs. Benjamin Murry Whisenand, who served as the matrons of honor, and little Miss Beverly Mott was the flower attendant.

Mrs. Mott wore a handsome black afternoon dress trimmed with white chiffon embroidery and a small black hat.

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Rep. Mott Dies In Washington

Washington, Nov. 13 (AP)—Rep. James W. Mott (R., Ore.) a member of congress since 1933, died yesterday of a heart attack on his 62nd birthday.

He had been in Bethesda, Md., naval hospital three weeks and on Thursday underwent an operation for relief of an intestinal obstruction.

The house political lineup is now 241 democrats, 188 republicans, two members of other parties and four vacancies.

Mott’s active career in the legal profession and politics began in 1917 with his graduation from the Willamette law school and his admission to the bar. He immediately opened a law office in Astoria, closed it a year later to enter the U.S. Navy, returned in 1919, was city attorney 1920-22 and then served three terms, 1922-24-26, as state representative.

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Dorothy Mott & Benjamin Whisenand

Stellar wedding of the autumn season for capital society will be solemnized at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the country place of Congressman and Mrs. James W. Mott when their second daughter, Miss Dorothy Mott, becomes the bride of Ensign Benjamin Murry Whisenand, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin E. Whisenand of Bend. Rev. George H. Swift, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal church, will read the ceremony in the presence of the two families and an assemblage of distinguished guests.

The couple will exchange their vows before a large window looking out into the lovely sloping gardens. White chrysanthemums, ivy and cathedral tapers will grace the improvised altar.

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Congressman’s Wife to Christen Ship August 11

Launching ceremonies for the U.S.S. Glenn’s Ferry will be held at the Swan Island shipyard in Portland Saturday, August 11, with Mrs. James. W. Mott, wife of Congressman Mott, acting as the sponsor. Mrs. Mott will have her daughters, Mrs. John L. Sullivan and Mrs. Benjamin Murry Whisenand as her matrons of honor and little Miss Beverly Mott will be her mother’s flower girl.

A luncheon will be given as a compliment to Mrs. Mott following the christening of the ship with a group of Salem and out-of-town folk making up the guest list.

Source: Salem Capital Journal, August 3, 1945.

Mrs. Walling, Life-Long Resident of the Valley, Dies

Mrs. Jesse D. Walling, a life-long resident of this section of the valley, died early Sunday morning at a local convalescent home at the age of 87 years following an illness of several months.

Born at Fairfield, near St. Paul, Ore., August 26, 1862, Mrs. Walling was the former Cora Loose. Her father was Fred Loose, who came to Oregon in 1851, and her mother was Emily Stout Loose, whose family came to this state in 1843. Mrs. Walling attended the old Brush College, her family living for years in the Brush College community. Following her marriage, Mrs. Walling lived at Zena, then at Lincoln, the Walling family home having been a Lincoln for the past 53 years. Mr. Walling died 12 years ago. Continue reading “Mrs. Walling, Life-Long Resident of the Valley, Dies”

Rorick

The reunion of the Rorick family was held Wednesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Rorick in Morenci.  These gatherings have now been held annually for about forty-three years.  One hundred and three relatives and friends enjoyed the visiting gand [sic] dinner incident to this event.  At a short business meeting, Dr. E.H. Rorick was elected president for the coming year.  Mrs. Amelia Rorick, who has served as secretary for the past 15 years, declined re-election and Mrs. G.H. Crane was chosen as her successor.  Mrs. G.H. Rorick was appointed chairman of the committee on arrangements.  Continue reading “Rorick”

William C. Tyrrell to Wed Saturday

According to invitations received by friends, William Casper Tyrrell of Belmond, will be married to Miss Alice Katherine Sullivan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Sullivan of Rochelle, Ill., on September 13th, at the home of her uncle in Evanston, Ill. They will be home after October 1st at Beaumont, Tx.  The groom is known to local people as “Bill” Tyrrell.

Source:  Humboldt Republican, September 12, 1930.

Estell H. Rorick

It was September 1, 1842, that Dr. Estell H. Rorick of Fayette began his earthly career in Seneca, Michigan. He is a son of William and Phoebe (Brees) Rorick, the father from New Jersey and the mother from New York State. The young man was reared on a farm in Lenawee County, and in 1867 he entered the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor as a student in the medical department there.

The Rorick family history began in Michigan with the coming of William Rorick in 1836, and he owned a great deal of land in Lenawee County. He was in position to give superior educational advantages to his children, and when the Doctor was 16 years old he attended the Medina, Michigan academy. He later attended college at Kalamazoo but lacking funds to continue at the time he engaged in teaching for two years. At Medina young Rorick formed the acquaintance of Doctor Weed, and it was through his influence that the young man decided to study medicine and surgery.

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