Short News Items from 1942

Miss Frances Rorick was a guest over the week end of friends in Galesburg. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 5, 1942)

C.M. Rorick returned home Saturday from Royal Oak where was a guest for two weeks of his daughter and husband Mr. and Mrs. Harry Metcalf. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 5, 1942)

Mrs. G.H. Rorick was the honored guest at a birthday dinner given by her son and wife Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Rorick at their farm home near Seneca Thursday evening. The table was decorated with flowers and favors in patriotic colors. The guests were H.L. Kennedy, W.W. Kennedy and Mr. and Mrs. Cosper Rorick and family. Mrs. Rorick received several gifts. (Adrian Daily Telegraph, February 14, 1942)

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Deaths and Funerals from the 1940s

Dr. and Mrs. J.B. Munro, Miss Glade Kellogg, Mrs. Helen Partridge and C.M. Rorick were in Fayette Wednesday afternoon to attend the funeral of Mrs. F.T. Sullivan. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 15, 1943)

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO: Relatives of Roy Rorick Murphy have received word of his death somewhere in France after being ill for five days with pneumonia. His remains have been buried in a government cemetery in France and cannot be removed until after the war. (Adrian Daily Telegram, June 22, 1943)

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Drank Poison By Mistake In Drug.

Nathan Yocom Frightens Relatives Early Thursday Morning.

Mistaking a bottle of white hellebore for that of a tonic which he had been advised to take Nathan S. Yocom, a painter, residing in Central avenue, lay near death’s door for a short time Thursday morning because of the effects of the deadly poison upon his system. Medical assistance was summoned and late Thursday evening the unfortunate victim was reported to be entirely out of danger.

Yocom drank the poison early in the morning. Strange effects of the drug were soon detected and members of the family administered powerful emetics. Dr. C.M. Lenhart was called and discovered the elements of the mistaken drug and the serious condition of the patient that had resulted.

A stomach pump was resorted to and although quite weak from the effects, Yocom is expected to be himself again in a few more hours.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, September 30, 1904.


But Walks His Eight Miles A Day.

Does Sylvester D. Search Who Resides on the Pike West of Town.

A pleasant gathering was held in honor of Sylvester D. Search at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nathan Yocom, four miles west of the city on the National pike, it being his 85th birthday. Mr. Search was born in Suzzex [sic] county, N.J., about fifty miles from New York city, October 25, 1818. When sixteen years of age, in company with his mother, three sisters and one brother, he emigrated to Ohio, taking up their residence west of the city in Falls township. The old gentleman is rather vigorous, often walking eight or ten miles a day. Mr. Search is a thorough Republican, having cast his first vote for William Henry Harrison and has not missed casting his vote for each succeeding candidate.

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Untitled (R.E. Yocom)

Due to other business interests, owners will sell machine operated coal mine, located on State Route near Otsego, Ohio.  Unusual opportunity to get in coal business and reap the reward of the sure increase in demand and price.  Special low price if sold at once.  Address R.E. Yocom, Zanesville, Ohio. 

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, February 21, 1941.

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.

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)

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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. Continue reading “Links”