Funeral Services To Be Held Thursday For Mrs. Betsy Waters

Mrs. Betsy Rorick Waters, 344 South Pasadena avenue, died Oct. 6. A native of Michigan and a resident of this area the past year and a half, Mrs. Waters and her husband, Willard O. Waters, had lived here for some time 20 years ago.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Waters is survived by a sister, Mrs. George R. Clarke of Pasadena and several cousins in Ohio and Michigan.

Funeral services will be held at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon in the chapel of Turner, Stevens & Eggleston, 1000 Fremont avenue.

Source: South Pasadena Review, October 7, 1952.

Miss Gerhardt Recent Bride

Friends from Pasadena, Los Angeles and the Foothill area gathered in Neighborhood Church for the wedding of Miss Emma Gerhardt and Max LeRoy Rorick, both members of the church and residents of Los Angeles, Friday at 8 p.m. The bride, daughter of Mrs. Emma Gerhardt, 5506 Atlas Street, is a social service worker in Alhambra. She was given in her marriage by her brother, Herbert F. Gerhardt of Monrovia.

Re. Curtis Beach, pastor, officiate din the presence of 400 guests and in a setting of white flowers and silvered leaves. Incorporated into the decorations were the altar cross and bowls given in memory of the bridegroom’s aunt, the late Dr. Rorick Bennett of Pasadena.

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Birthday Inspiration For Family Party

The birthday party of Dr. Rorick Bennett, 1931 Marengo avenue, furnished the inspiration for a large family party held Saturday evening at the Samovar.  A profusion of spring flowers decorated the tables where the covers were laid for the honor guest, and Mrs. A.D. Brown, Mrs. F.K. [sic] Porter, Miss Esther Auten Pine, and Mrs. E.R. [sic] Clarke of South Pasadena, J.T. Rorick of Fort Dallas [sic], Oregon, Mr. and Mrs. W.O. Waters of San Marino, Mrs. C.F. McDuffer, Miss McDuffer, and Mrs. Theodore Peters of Pasadena.

Source: South Pasadena Foothill Review, April 12, 1929. 

Former Resident Dies

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Sylvester Porter of South Pasadena, Calif., which occurred January 14.  She is survived by a granddaughter who lives in New York City and two nieces Mrs. Georgia Clark and Mrs. Willard Watters [sic] both of Pasadena.  Mrs. Porter was born near Morenci and lived here the greater part of her life.  Mr. Porter died several years ago.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, January 24, 1935. 

Dr. Rorick Bennett

Dr. Rorick Bennett, one of America’s first woman surgeons, died at her home in San Marino Monday at the age of 88 years. She began practicing with her husband more than fifty years ago, and she continued in active practice until she was 75 years of age.  She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Willard O. Waters.  Before her retirement, Dr. Bennett lived in South Pasadena with another daughter, Mrs. George Clarke, and a sister, Mrs. Mellissa [sic] Porter at 1931 Marengo avenue.

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Dr. Lavinia Rorick-Bennett Dies at Home in Pasadena

Word has been received here by relatives of the death of Dr. Lavinia Rorick-Bennett, which occurred Monday morning in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Willard Waters, at South Pasadena, Calif. Dr. Bennett was 88 years of age and had been ill only a few days.

She was very well known here and spent the greater part of her life in Morenci.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. S.K. Porter, two daughters, Mrs. Willard Waters and Mrs. George Clark, all of South Pasadena, two nephews, E.E. Spear and G.H. Rorick of this place, two nieces, Mrs. Albert Foster of Toledo and Mrs. Henry Crane of Fayette.

Funeral services have not yet been learned.

Source: Morenci Observer, May 12, 1932.

Woman, Noted As Pioneer In Surgery, Dies

Woman, Noted As Pioneer In Surgery, Dies

Dr. Rorick Bennett First of Sex to Graduate At Michigan Medical School

Dr. Rorick Bennett, one of America’s first woman surgeons, who started practicing with her husband nearly half a century ago, died early yesterday in San Marino. She was 88 years of age.

Medical Pioneer

Death came to the aged medical pioneer at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Willard O. Waters, wife of a member of the Huntington Library staff.

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Business & Professional Notices from 1913

LITTLE INTEREST IN U.S. PAPERS: August Donath, superintendent of documents in the government printing office, last night, before the District of Columbia Library Association, deplored the little interest taken in United States papers by some educational institutions, and spoke of the need of new methods of distribution. Robert A. Church, of the Navy Department, spoke on “Ship Libraries of the United States Navy.” Alton P. Tisdel, Dr. Henry J. Harris, George F. Bowerman, and Willard O. Waters also spoke. (Washington Post, January 16, 1913)

C.A. McGrew came down from Wagner Butte, where he has a quartz came, recently, and he is showing some samples of ore that look pretty good. There shows up quite a sprinkling of tulurian and other metals, while the assay of some pieces shows as high as $300 a ton. (Ashland Tidings, February 20, 1913)

Clarion — The biggest real estate deal ever made in the history of Wright county was made last week when W.C. Tyrrell and his son exchanged farms. The son owned a large farm near Latimer and the father, well known throughout the county and state, owned a farm of nearly 2,000 acres two miles south of Belmont [sic]. They traded farms, the value of the latter farm near Belmond being placed at $80,000. (Correctionville News, February 6, 1913)