Linen Shower.

Mrs. Howell Wilson entertained Friday afternoon with a linen shower in honor of Miss Ethelyn Shugars of Onsted.  A buffet luncheon was served, the decorations being in pink and white.  The guests were Miss Vivian DeVry, Miss Gertrude Stegg, Miss Vanyce Furman of Adrian, Miss Mary Bryant, Miss Florence Bryant, Miss Virginia Wilson, Miss Madelyn Wilson, Miss Helen Rorick, Miss Marjorie Rorick, Mrs. Curtis Rorick.

Source:  Adrian Daily Telegram, April 14, 1919.


ADDISON — A pretty wedding was solemnized Wednesday evening, November 28, at 7 o’clock, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Wilson, when their eldest daughter. Miss Marcia Wilson became the bride of Seaman John B. Bostwick, son of Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Bostwick of Andover, former residents of Corning. The Rev. Clarence F. Bower, pastor of Addison Baptist Church, performed the double ring ceremony. Attendants were Miss Lois M. Wilson of Addison, sister of the bride and William Stanton of Corning.

The bride chose a powder blue wool afternoon dress with which she wore black accessories and a corsage of white rosebuds.

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Short News Items from 1919

O.D. Tilley and J.H. Voss have been very ill with the influenza. (Twin Falls News, January 8, 1919)

Mrs. E.H. Rorick of Fayette was stricken with paralysis last Sunday afternoon. She has lost the use of her right side. (Fulton County Tribune, March 14, 1919)

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Rochelle and daughter returned home Saturday to their home in Wichita after completing the new elevator at Beaver. (Hoisington Dispatch, April 17, 1919)

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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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At the marriage of Miss Alma Botsford Rorick and Howell Ormsbie Wilson, of Morenci, Mich., will be duly solemnized this afternoon at 4:30 o’clock, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Rorick, in Crescent Avenue, in the presence of the immediate families and a few friends, the attendant will be Mrs. Jay Franklin Sweeney and John Callahan. The Rev. R.J. McAlpine will perform the ceremony. Mrs. Oliver Garber will play the wedding march. The wedding supper will be served at 6 o’clock at the Hotel Lenox.

Source: The Buffalo Times, June 11, 1918.

Miss Sally Walling A Bride

WOODBURN—The Christian Church in Woodburn was the setting for the wedding of Miss Sally Fay Walling and Allan Forde Wilson on August 30. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Walling Sr. of Woodburn and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Wilson of Spokane.

Rev. George Springer performed the ceremony and dedication service which followed. Mrs. Charles Daiger II of Boise, sister of the groom, was the vocalist and Miss Margaret Paulson was the pianist.

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Mrs. Burton N. Genung

Kittie, wife of Burton N. Genung, of Erie street, Waverly, died at an early hour Sunday morning at the Packer hospital, where she was taken some two weeks ago, her condition growing steadily worse since she was taken there.

Before her marriage to Mr. Genung, which was on Oct. 19, 1895, she was known as Kittie Wilson. She was born in New York city 35 years ago, but came to this section when about eight years of age, making her home in Waverly with her aunt, Mrs. Wilson.

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Alma Rorick Wilson, 29, Teacher In Morenci School, Died Tuesday

MORENCI, Mich., Nov. 23.—Alma Rorick Wilson, aged 29 years, died last night at Grace hospital in Detroit at 10:30 o’clock, after a two weeks’ illness. Mrs. Wilson had [been] teacher of languages in the Morenci high school for the last three years. She received her education in the Glen Eden school at New York City and took post graduate work at the state normal school at Ypsilanti.

She is survived by her son, William Rorick Wilson, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Rorick of Morenci, and a sister Mrs. Frank J. Sweeny of[sic]  Buffalo, N.Y.

The funeral services will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Rorick, Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock, Central time, the Rev. S.N. Oliver officiating.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, November 25, 1925.


The wedding of Miss Jane A. Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Wilson of Seneca Falls, and Dr. Osmer J. Wilkin, son of Dr. and Mrs. Charles O. Wilkin of Jeffersonville, took place at noon Wednesday afternoon at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. Pierson Goodwin, in Seneca Falls. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Ralph E. Hiney, pastor of Methodist Episcopal Church. Only members of the immediate families were present.

The bride wore a gown of brown vigaro velvet with matching accessories and carried a sheaf bouquet of rust chrysanthemums. Mrs. Pierson Goodwin as matron of honor wore a gown of green vigaro velvet and carried a bouquet of yellow chrysanthemums. Merle Seidell of Jeffersonville was best man.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Gould Hotel. Dr. and Mrs. Wilkin left on a motor trip to Canada and upon their return will live at 204 Grand Street, Newburg.

Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, November 17, 1933.

W.R. Rorick Dies In Morenci Home

MORENCI, Feb. 1—William R. Rorick, 77 years old, a prominent livestock dealer in southern Michigan and Buffalo, N.Y., died in his home on North street here this afternoon at 1:45 o’clock after a period of failing health.

Born in the old hotel that stood on the site now occupied by the Saulsbury Hotel, he attended the Morenci schools and the Medina Academy. He was the only son of Jacob C. and Mary Sloan Rorick.

After engaging in the livestock business around Morenci for several years he went to Buffalo in 1902 to engage in the livestock commission business. Later he was a partner in the Sadler & Rorick Company for many years.

He returned to Morenci several years ago because of failing health and with his wife, Mrs. Minnie Rorick, has made his home here since.

Mr. Rorick is survived by his widow, one daughter Mrs. Frank J. Sweeney, three grandchildren, Mrs. William F. Munschauer, Mrs. Edward N. Marlette and Ensign William Rorick Wilson who is now with the U.S. Navy Air Corps in the Pacific. Two great grandchildren also survive.

One daughter, Mrs. Alma Rorick Wilson and a son Frank J. preceded him in death as well as four sisters.

The body is at the Ackland Funeral Home.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, February 1, 1943