Short News Items from 1902

Lute Sutton and wife of Orion were visitors at Andrew McNeil’s the latter part of last week. (Oxford Leader, January 31, 1902)

E.T. and Grace McNeil entertained their cousins from Kingston part of this week. (Oxford Leader, January 31, 1902)

Dr. Martin Rochelle and wife, of Wichita, Kan., is the guest of his brother, Mr. and Mrs. Scott Rochelle. (Columbus Sunday Dispatch, August 24, 1902)

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Short News Items from 1901

A large number of people attended the Stoakes sale, north of town, Wednesday. Dr. Strevell was a liberal buyer of machinery, preparatory to his emigration to Canada in the spring. (Wright County Monitor, February 13, 1901)

Joshua P. Sutton, H. 7th Michigan infantry, a salesman from Kansas city, has been admitted to the [Old Soldiers’] home and assigned to O company in Franklin Hall. (Leavenworth Times, February 17, 1901)

Mrs. Manley Brodt of Lamotte, Sanilac county, is spending the week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Sutton. (Oxford Leader, March 22, 1901)

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Short News Items from 1900

Mr. and Mrs. Box’s little boy is getting better. Dr. J.W. Garth of Clarion, was called in consultation with Dr. Strevell Friday of last week. (Wright County Democrat, January 24, 1900)

On Tuesday of last week John Shanger [sic] and James Gibson in six hours and 15 minutes cut and piled seven and one-half cords of wood and filed their saw also. Next. (Adrian Daily Telegram, March 6, 1900)

Mrs. Morton Tyrrell expects a visit from her mother from the east in the near future. (Ferndale Enterprise, February 16, 1900)

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Short News Items from 1899

Isadore Beardslee, of Independence, moved on to the D.M. Carpenter farm, Wednesday. (Oxford Leader, March 17, 1899)

Mrs. Ira Groover and daughter, Mabel, of Pontiac, spent last week at Sidney B. Groover’s, South Orion. (Oxford Leader, July 21, 1899)

Will Tyrrell of Belmond, spent Sunday at the home of his sister, Mrs. J.W. Garth. Will is a “chip off the old block” and since leaving Clarion has been prosperous in nearly all of his undertakings. (Wright County Monitor, August 9, 1899)

Fire broke out in the upper story of the house of Morris D. Larned, 522 N. Division st., last night. The blaze seemed to come from a couch in a students’ room. The fire department reached the scene in time so that only about $75 damage was done. (Ann Arbor News, October 24, 1899)

Short News Items from 1896

Mattie Sutton, of Town Corners, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Frank Thurston. (Pontiac Daily Gazette, January 9, 1896)

Frank Thurston and wife, of Southeast Orion, spent News Years at the parental home of Col. Sutton, Town Corners. (Pontiac Gazette, January 10, 1896)

Frank Groover, of North Oxford, spent a portion of last week at L.J. Sutton’s, Town Corners. Frank, being a cooper, has been making apple barrels in Ohio the past summer, but of late hails from Tennessee. (Pontiac Gazette, January 23, 1896)

Lon Skinner and wife and S. Gates of Lapeer, Marion Sutton of Chicago; Charlie Beardsley and wife, of Victor; Will Hart and wife, of Seymour Lake, were guests of C.L. Sutton and family, Town Corners, last week. (Pontiac Gazette, January 31, 1896)

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Short News Items from 1895

Sydney Groover and Frank Phelps are at Pontiac this week “courting,” being drawn as jurors for this term of court. (Pontiac Gazette, March 1, 1895)

B.F. Walling, of Nampa, Idaho, a brother of John Walling, is visiting friends in Dallas. (The Independence Enterprise, March 7, 1895)

The Orion Gun Club, held another shooting contest last Saturday. The prize, a valuable 18 karat composition of something, manufactured by Bailey & Coon, and about the size of a silver dollar, was easily capture by Sidney Groover, who wears it under the lapel of his coat, with all the dignity becoming the situation. (Pontiac Gazette, March 8, 1895)

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Short News Items from 1881

Dr. D.E. Strenett [sic] and wife, of Oxford Mills, are visiting their brother, D.D. Rorick, of this place. The Dr. will soon start for Wright county, where he expects to locate in Clarion, the county seat. (Clinton County Advertiser, April 21, 1881)

IN TOWN.—David Rorick, a brother of Mrs. W.C. Tyrrell living at Lawrence, Kansas, spent Saturday and Sunday visiting with his sister and giving Cap some practical advice on political topics. (Wright County Monitor, December 14, 1881)

Short News Items from the 1870s

Mr. E.F. Sutton of Houghton made but a short visit at the Minnesota mine during the week. (Lake Superior Miner, July 23, 1870)

A.G. Walling, of the emporium, came up as a delegate to the Grand Lodge I.O.G.T. and spent several days in town. (Albany State Rights Democrat, June 13, 1873)

Mr. J.T. Rorick, of Michigan, is visiting his cousin, J.R. Armstrong of Irvington. (Algona Upper Des Moines, July 21, 1875)

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Business and Professional News from the 1900s

Judge Mays went across the river this morning, and in company with Mr. Rorick, of North Dalles, examined the grade leading to the top of the Klickitat mountain with the view of seeing what is necessary to be done to put it in good condition for the teams hauling wheat to this market. Mr. Mays has collected several hundred dollars from Dalles business men, which will be expended on the grade under the supervision of Mr. Rorick. (The Dalles Chronicle, October 3, 1900)

A beaver enterprise is soon to be started at Wood River by J.L. [sic] Loosley and D. Harshbarger. They will build an enclosure of woven wire and capture and stock it with beavers. The animals will be domesticated and the fur will be marketed. (Portland Oregonian, October 28, 1900)

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Deaths and Funerals from the 1900s

A dispatch from Arrowhead Springs, San Bernardino county, this morning state that D. Rorick of this city, had died suddenly of pleuro-pneumonia. The news came totally unexpected and causes deep regret with every one. Mr. Rorick was conductor on the local railroad and was very highly esteemed by everybody. He had been a resident of this city for several years and all throughout that time had been a man of sterling character, respected and esteemed by all who knew him. No arrangements have yet been made for the funeral. (Riverside Independent Enterprise, March 28, 1900)

Mrs. Dr. Greene has received word that Mr. David B. [sic] Rorick is dead at San Bernardino, Cal. Mrs. Rorick was formerly Miss Isola Smith of this city. She has many friends here who will learn with deep regret of her sad bereavement. Mr. Rorick was a conductor on the Santa Fe. He had been suffering from abscess on the brain for some time, but persisted in attending to his duties until finally he was obliged to succumb. (Marshall Daily Chronicle, April 25, 1900, and Marshall Expounder, April 27, 1900)

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