William Pitser Yocom

Funeral services for William Pitser “Bill” Yocom, 62, of 1009 Jackson street, who died at his home Thursday, will be held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the Dean funeral home with Rev. James H. Kinney, retired Methodist minister, officiating. Burial will be in the Williams cemetery, West pike. The body will remain at the funeral home. Surviving are his widow, Lillie J. Yocom; three daughters, Viola Yocom of Columbus, Mrs. Ethel Lanning of Lewis drive, and Mrs. Mildred Barks of Euclid avenue; brothers H.C. Yocom of Licking View and R.E. Yocom of Montgomery avenue; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Source: Zanesville Signal, June 25, 1943.

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Hip Injury Fatal to Mrs. Nathan Yocom

A fractured hip sustained in a fall proved fatal this morning to Mrs. Phoebe Search Yocom, 88, at her home on Montgomery avenue. Mrs. Yocom, who was the widow of Nathan Yocom, had been a patient at Good Samaritan Hospital since the accident. She was removed to her home last Saturday and appeared to be somewhat improved. Complications developed, however, and resulted in death. Mrs. Yocom was a native of Muskingum county and had resided here almost her entire life. She was a member of the Finley chapel, Newark road. Surviving are three sons, Ray E., and Harley C., William T. [sic] Yocom, all of this city; seven grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. The body was removed to Mangold funeral home.

Source: Zanesville Signal, October 20, 1938.

Death Summons Mrs. Yocom, 57

Mrs. Goldie L. Yocom, 57, of 1022 Sunset avenue, died at 2 o’clock this morning at her home following a lingering illness of complications.

She was born at Pomeroy on Sept. 12, 1890, the daughter of Howard and Ola Chase Wilson, but had made this city her home for the major part of her life.

Mrs. Yocom was a member of the Central Trinity Methodist church, Zanesville Chapter No. 52 OES, Amrou Caldron Beulah Temple of Pythian Sisters and the Timber Run Grange.

She is survived by her husband, Ray; two daughters, Mrs. John Bell, wife of Major John Bell has just returned from Japan and Miss Betty Lou Yocom of the home; two sons, Richard G. of Montgomery avenue and R. Alfred Yocom of Maple avenue; her mother, Mrs. Ola Wilson of Moorehead avenue; four brothers, Roy of Montgomery avenue, Morton H. of Pleasant Valley, Lester of Pomeroy, and Guy Wilson of Rushville; three sisters, Mrs. Roy Brown and Mrs. Habron Holdcroft, both of Moorehead avenue, and Mrs. Dora Slonaker of Pine street; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the Dean-Swope funeral home with Rev. L.A. Schreiber, pastor of the Central Trinity church, officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park.

The body will remain at the funeral home.

Source: Zanesville Signal, May 17, 1948.

Crime & Punishment

Dr. Rorick Bennett says the prosecution of her husband, Dr. C.T. Bennett, of this city, arising out of the death of Miss Alta Richard under his treatment at a Grand Rapids hotel is due to professional jealous of physicians of that city. She said her husband had administered chloroform to this patient previously without any ill results, and that the young woman’s death must have been caused by some temporary physical condition of which the physician could not be aware. (Detroit Free Press, June 29, 1899)

Frederick Johnson, indicted on the charge of stealing a horse valued at $50 from Albert Rorick of Emmons County, pleaded not guilty and, at his request, M.T. O’Conner was appointed to defend him. (Bismarck Tribune, November 21, 1884)

TIRE, WHEEL STOLEN: Ray E. Yocom, of Montgomery avenue, reported to police last night that thieves had forced the rear compartment door of his car and stolen a tire and wheel assembly, valued at $36. The theft occurred while the auto was parked on Market street Saturday evening, Yocom said. (Zanesville Times Recorder, March 3, 1942)

Harley Yocum, Clarence Dickerson and Jesse Guest pleaded not guilty to possessing intoxicating liquors and their cases were continued. They were arrested Saturday evening following raids at their homes when home brew beer was found by officers. (Zanesville Times Recorder, June 23, 1925)

Harley Yocum of Falls township was fined $100 and costs when he pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing intoxicating liquor in municipal court Thursday afternoon. He paid his fine and was released. (Zanesville Times Recorder, June 26, 1925)

 

Links

Following are links to additional information about the Roricks and related families.

Albert V. Foster — From the Toledo’s Attic Website.

Beneath the Starry Flag: New Jersey’s Civil War Experience — A book that includes a description of Captain Lewis Van Blarcom’s experience as a prison of war at the Andersonville prison.

Colleen Gormley’s Page — Related families in Lenawee County, MI.

Columbia Gorge Photo Archives — Use the search feature to find pictures of Eck Rorick as a young man playing baseball and leading a dance band. There is also a photo of the Celilo train crash that killed Mrs. J.N. Walling and her grandson.

George Edward Anderson Collection at BYU — Use the search feature to find photos of Roe A. Deal and his wife, Louise Rorick Deal.

History of Dallesport — Information on J.T. Rorick’s role in the history of this town.

Horton C. Rorick — From the Toledo’s Attic website.

Internet Broadway Database — Information on the career of Gabriel LeRoy “Roy” Walling, actor, playwright, producer, as well as that of his wife, Ruth Guiterman.

Kari Northrup’s Page — Information on the Brees family, including descendants of the three Breese sisters who married the three Rorick brothers.

History of Klickitat County, WA — Information on J.T. Rorick’s role in the early history of this county.

Letter of Mollie Zemmer — Transcription of letter written on the Oregon Trail by Mollie Zemmer, wife of Enos C. Walling.

Loseyite — A mineral found in Sussex County, NJ and named after Samuel R. Losey.

Mary Van Blarcom — Information on her career as an artist and samples of her work.

Mueller Museum — Dedicated to the Mueller family of Decatur, IL.

Nancy Pascal’s Page — A valuable resource for anyone researching Sussex County families.

Old West End Toledo — Use the search feature to look for photos of the Rorick house on Collingwood Avenue.

Historic Images of Oregon — Use the search feature to find some Walling family photographs.

Rhonda Yocom’s Page — Information on the Search and Yocom families of Muskingum County, OH.

Spear Brothers Group — Company run by descendants of Philetus Spear and Deborah Rorick.

Sutton Family Genealogy — Dennis Sutton’s page includes information on the descendants of Hannah Rorick and Jacob Sutton.

Tyrrell Historical Library — Donated to Beaumont, TX by Capt. W.C. Tyrrell in memory of his wife Helen Frances Rorick.

 

Probate News Items

Earl W. Kellam, Port Jervis, will inherit the entire estate of his mother, Mrs. Frankie W. Kellam, who died August 7th in Port Jervis without a will. Mr. Kellam was named administrator for the $13,000 personal property. (Middletown Times-Herald, October 11, 1939)

The wills of the following persons have been admitted to probate: Last will and testament of Delia Moran, late of Middletown, John P. McClancey, ex’r; of Catherine M. Lazear, late of Warwick, Samuel M. Lazear, ex’r; of Hannah Ryerson, late of Goshen, Annie R. Slawson and Elizabeth Holbert, ex’rs; of Margaret N. Holley, late of Middletown, A.V.D. Wallace, adm’r with the will annexed. (Middletown Daily Argus, May 24, 1897)

Various Catholic charities will benefit to the extent of $30,000 in the will of Frank M. Linderman, 76 years old, president of the Manufacturers Belt Hook Company, who died Oct. 25. The will, leaving the bulk of an estate estimated at $250,000, to the widow, Mrs. Rose W. Linderman, 4206 Hazel avenue, was admitted to probate yesterday. Besides the charitable bequests, 18 nephews and nieces were left $1,000 each. Harry P. Linderman, a brother, and Giles Wetterer, a nephew, were left $10,000 each. (Chicago Tribune, November 9, 1935)

Petition is filed which asks the Court to appoint Archie Averill as guardian of the estate of Duane Rorick, a minor. The said Duane Rorick resides at Groton, Connecticut and has an estate of real property in Klickitat county, which needs the care of a guardian. The petition will be heard on Sept. 16. (Goldendale Sentinel, August 25, 1938)

Whereas on the 1st day of April, A.D., 1930, papers purporting to be the last will and testament and two codicils to said will of Sidney E. Rorick, late of said county, deceased, was filed in my office, and was by me opened and read: and the 1st day of May, 1930, is appointed and fixed as the time when the same will come before the Court, at the May term thereof then to be held, for final proof and probate, as the duly executed last will and testament of the said Sidney E. Rorick, deceased; at which time all persons interested may appear and show cause why the same should be admitted to probate. Dated this 1st day of April, A.D., 1930, Warren Rees, Clerk, District Court of Jones county, Iowa. (Oxford Mirror, April 30, 1930)

Linton B. Sutton left $5,000 to his mother, Mary Ellen Sutton of Kansas, and the residue of his estate to his wife, Edith Lauder Sutton. (New York Times, July 6, 1911)

Final Account filed in the estate of Nellie G. Walling, deceased. (Sheridan Sun, May 7, 1953)

Ray E. Yocom, whose address is Zanesville, Ohio, has been appointed and qualified as Executor of the estate of Goldie L. Yocom, late of Muskingum County, Ohio, deceased. Dated this 18th day of June, 1948. (Zanesville Times-Record, July 5, 1948

John Bell

 

John Bell, a life-long resident of Zanesville, took up his duties as first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps.  J.B. Straley, regional manager for the Office of Emergency Management, announced that Bell, who has been Regional Service Operations officer for the OEM since February, has left for Wright Field, where he will be assigned to the Materiel Command of the Air Corps.  Bell, educated in Zanesville schools and a graduate of Lash High School (class of ’25), is married to the former Evelyn Yocom, also of Zanesville.  Bell was born in Zanesville 34 years ago.  His mother, Mrs. Grace H. Bell, resides on the West Pike. Previous to his association with the OEM, Mr. Bell held the post of Regional Director of  the Contract and Claims Division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture with headquarters in Dayton.  He has been with the Department of Agriculture since 1934.  Bell attended Ohio State University and the University of Detroit.

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder, June 17, 1942.

Betty Adams & Alfred Yocom

When Miss Gerrie Wilson entertained at Crest Farm Saturday announcement was made of the marriage of Miss Betty Adams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Adams, 1441 Central avenue, and Mr. Alfred Yocom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray E. Yocom, Montgomery avenue, which took place at Greenup, KY, April 6, with Rev. Leonard Smith officiating.  Mrs. Yocom, a graduate of Lash high school in 1937, is employed as secretary to the supervisor of the N.Y.A. in this district.  She is an active member of the First Church of Christ.  Mr. Yocom, who graduated from Lash in 1935, attended Muskingum College and is employed by the Hazel-Atlas Company.  The couple will make their home, temporarily, at the home of his parents.

Source:  Zanesville Times-Recorder, July 25, 1938.

 

Hip Injury Fatal to Mrs. Nathan Yocom

A fractured hip sustained in a fall proved fatal this morning to Mrs. Phoebe Search Yocom, 88, at her home on Montgomery avenue. Mrs. Yocom, who was the widow of Nathan Yocom, had been a patient at Good Samaritan Hospital since the accident. She was removed to her home last Saturday and appeared to be somewhat improved. Complications developed, however, and resulted in death. Mrs. Yocom was a native of Muskingum county and had resided here almost her entire life. She was a member of the Finley chapel, Newark road. Surviving are three sons, Ray E., and Harley C., William T. [sic] Yocom, all of this city; seven grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. The body was removed to Mangold funeral home.

Source:  Zanesville Signal, October 20, 1938.