Funeral Service for Mrs. Melvin McCloe

Mrs. Melvin McCloe died at her home in Detroit, Friday, Jan. 8, 1926.

The funeral service was held from the home of her brother, Wm. Rorick, in Morenci, Monday, Ja. 11, Rev. S.N. Oliver officiating. George Pratt sang two selections. The bearers were Messrs. G.H. Rorick, C.M. Rorick, J.P. Rorick, Allie Kennedy, F.T. Sullivan and Earl Baldwin. Interment was made in the Oak Grove cemetery.

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Mrs. William R. Rorick

Mrs. William R. Rorick, 92, a former resident of Morenci, died at her home in Buffalo, New York, Friday, June 16.

Minnie Botsford Rorick, daughter of Simeon and Marvina Doying Botsford, was born June 12, 1869, in Ellington Township, Tuscola County, Michigan. She came to Morenci as a young girl and lived with her uncle, Frank Doying, who was then the superintendent of schools. On completing her education, she taught in the district schools at Seneca and Canandaigua until her married June 11, 1891.

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Services Held Wednesday Afternoon For W.R. Rorick

Born In Morenci In 1865; Had Been Prominent Livestock Dealer

William R. Rorick, aged 77 years, a prominent livestock dealer and one of the best loved men among the older pioneer families of Morenci, died at his home on North street Monday afternoon at 1:45 o’clock.  While his health had not been well for a number of years he was only seriously ill for about three weeks.

He was the only son of Jacob C. [sic] and Mary Sloan Rorick and was born November 13, 1865 in the Old Exchange Hotel, which his parents were then operating.  It stood on the same site which the Saulsbury Hotel now occupies.

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Frank Sweeney Buried Saturday

Son-in-Law Of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Rorick And Vice President Of Sadler & Rorick

Funeral services were held for Frank Sweeney Saturday morning at 9 o’clock in the Delaware Avenue Cathedral in Buffalo, N.Y. Mr. Sweeney, aged 44 years, died last Wednesday night at his home on Lafayette avenue after a short illness. He was the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. William Rorick of this city. Mr. Sweeney and his family spent several summer vacations here with Mr. and Mrs. Rorick and were well known in this community.

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Obituary of Alma Rorick Wilson

Alma Rorick Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Rorick, and sister of Ivah Rorick Sweeney and the late Frank J. Rorick, was born July 31, 1896, in Hudson, Mich., and died November 24, 1925, in Detroit, at the age of 20 [sic] years.  June 11, 1918, she was united in marriage to Howell Ormsbee Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Wilson, of this village, and to them one son, William Rorick Wilson, was born.

Mrs. Wilson received her education in the LaFayette high school of Buffalo, and Glen Eden Seminary at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and later completed a course in the Ypsilanti Normal.  For the past three years she held the position of teacher of Languages in the Morenci high school.

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Wedding News from the 1910s

In compliment to Miss Merle Wood cashier of the Wesley Co., who is to marry Charles Alverson, an attaché of the Wesley Co., the lady associate workers of Miss Wood Monday evening gave her a shower in the rooms of Olive Mueller and Kathryn Miller at the home of Mrs. Traverse. There was a pleasant time socially with refreshments. Miss Wood was presented with a half dozen solid silver teaspoons by her co-workers. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 18, 1910)

Wayland: Mr. and Mrs. Amos Mauchmar returned Sunday night from their wedding trip. (Otsego Union, January 20, 1910)

The Fraternal Brotherhood Tuesday night gave Ersel Walling and his bride a reception, supper and dance. All had an enjoyable time. (Lompoc Record, September 30, 1910)

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Funeral of Mrs. McCloe

The funeral party accompanying the remains of Mrs. McCloe who passed away at her home in Detroit, arrived at the home of her brother, W.R. Rorick Monday morning and the funeral service was held at the Rorick home Monday afternoon, the Rev. S.N. Oliver officiating. George Pratt sang and the bearers were G.H. Rorick, C.M. Rorick, J.P. Rorick, Allie Kennedy, Earl Baldwin and F.T. Sullivan. Friends and relatives from out of town as the service were Melvin McCloe, Miss Maud McCloe, Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Nimmo, Virginia Rorick Nimmo, Misses Mary and Florence Bryant of Detroit; Mrs. Frank J. Sweeney, Norma Sweeney of Buffalo; Mrs. Lottie Abbuskey, Harold Abbuskey of Waldron, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Stoner, Mrs. G.H. Crane, Mr. and Mrs. F.T. Sullivan, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baldwin, Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Amsbaugh of Fayette, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Rorick of Adrian, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Guss and family, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Scott of Medina, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bryant, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Salisbury and family and Jacob Hathaway of Medina. The burial was made in Oak Grove cemetery.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, January 12, 1926.

W.R. Rorick, Former Livestock Head, Dies

William R. Rorick, former president of the Buffalo Livestock Exchange, died of a heart ailment at his home in Morenci, Mich., yesterday. He was 73.

Born in Michigan, Mr. Rorick came to Buffalo when the first Livestock Exchang[e] was established and lived here for 35 years, being a partner in the livestock firm of Sadler, Rorick & Co. He had been retired for some time. He leaves his wife in Morenci and a daughter, Mrs. Frank J. Sweeney, here.

Source: Buffalo Courier-Express, February 2, 1943.

Rorick-Wilson

The marriage of Miss Alma Botsford Rorick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Robert Rorick, to Howell Ormsbee Wilson, was solemnized yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock at the home of the bride’s parents in Crescent avenue. The Rev. Robert J. MacAlpine of Central Presbyterian church performed the ceremony, which took place in front of the fireplace, which was banked with palms, with standards on either side topped with white peonies and roses of smilax forming an aisle for the bridal party.

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Matrimonial News from 1918

Mr. and Mrs. Willard C. McConnell announce the engagement of their daughter, Cleantha Parke, to Wylllis Osborn Dodge of Lansing. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 7, 1918)

Mrs. William Moore Rorick announces the marriage of her daughter, Mrs. Claribel Rorick McGraw, to Lieut. L.W Mueller, of the ordinance department, in the Central Methodist church, in the presence of the immediate families, Lieut. R.W. Baldwin, of the signal corps, being the only attendant. Lieut. and Mrs. Mueller will reside in Decatur, Ill., where Lieut. Mueller is engaged with the Mueller Manufacturing company. (Detroit Free Press, March 22, 1918)

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