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Dallas D Rorick

Birthplace: Franklin, Ohio, United States
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Immediate Family:

Son of Cornelius Hoyt Rorick and Julia Fowler Rorick
Husband of Mattie J Rorick
Father of Anna J Rorick
Brother of Helen Rorick; Sam Rorick; Sydney E Rorick; Albert Rorick; Casper Hoyt Rorick and 2 others

Occupation: Judge
Managed by: Roy Albert Steves
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About Dallas D Rorick

DALLAS D. RORICK, attorney at law, Notary Public, collecting agent, etc.; P.O. Wheatland; son of Cornelius and Julia (nee Kimball) Rorick; born June 18, 1846, in Franklin Co., Ohio; in 1854, his parents moved to Henry Co., Ind.; in the spring of 1859, emigrated to Jones Co., Iowa; in the summer of 1864, engaged in the employ of his brother G.H. Rorick, a merchant in Louden, Iowa, which he continued most of the time till 1867, when he moved to Toronto, engaging first at carpenter and joiner work, and subsequently at railroad bridge-building, after which he engaged in the grain business; in 1874, commenced the study of law, as was admitted to the bar in 1878; removed from Toronto to this place a few weeks ago. Married Miss Mattie J. Hammond Feb. 17, 1865; she was born in December, 1846, in Delaware Co., Ohio. Mr. R. has served as Justice of the Peace at Toronto, and other offices; is at present Notary Public; Democrat.

Source: The History of Clinton County, Iowa. 1879. Chicago: Western Historical Company.

Hon. Dallas D. Rorick, a leading attorney-at-law, located in Oxford Junction, Jones County, is widely known as one of the most prominent, able and influential citizens of Iowa. A gentleman of superior social and business attainments, commanding the esteem and confidence of all who know him, he has held various positions of trust and honor and been intimately associated with national and local politics.

Our subject was born in Franklin County, Ohio, June 18, 1846, and is the son of Cornelius H. Rorick, a native of New Jersey, whence he removed in an early day to the above county in Ohio. In the year 1858 the father of our subject came west and made a settlement in Jones County, where he numbered among its most extensive and prosperous farmers. He was always ready to aid in the enterprises and improvements of his township and vicinity and did his duty as a true American citizen. A resident of the county for thirty years, he was an eye-witness of the growth and permanent advancement of all the prominent interests of the state. C.H. Rorick departed this life on his fine estate in February, 1888.

The paternal grandfather of our subject, who bore the name of G.H. Rorick, was of Scotch descent and was a native of New Jersey. The mother of Dallas D. was, prior to her marriage, Miss Julia F. Kimball, born in New Jersey and the daughter of Dr. David Kimball, of Scotch descent and a skilled physician of New Jersey.

C.H. Rorick was a Democrat in politics, and in addition to superintending the operations of his farm, gave some attention to the practice of law. Our subject when a lad of seven years accompanied his parents on their removal to New Castle, Ind., where he acquired his primary education. In 1858, however, he came with his family to this county, soon after which he began reading law in the office of his honored father. In 1878 he passed the examination and was admitted to the Bar at Clinton, this state, by Judge W.I. Hayes, who is now Congressman from the Second District of Iowa.

Our subject began practicing his profession in the town of Wheatland, Clinton County, where he remained for four years. In the year 1881 he was elected on the Democratic ticket to represent his county in the State Legislature, where he rendered valuable service as a member of various important committees until 1882, when he resigned his position and removed to Miller, Hand County, S. Dak., where he conducted a large practice for twelve years.

In the summer of 1894 we find Mr. Rorick again located in this state, this time making his headquarters at Oxford Junction, where he enjoys the distinction of being a popular man with both the Republicans and the Democrats. Socially he is a Royal Arch Mason, belonging to the Calantha Lodge No. 22, K.P., Lodge No. 1512, M.W.A. and Alpha Lodge No. 19, A.O.U.W., the three latter of South Dakota.

In February, 1865, the Hon. Dallas D. Rorick and Miss Mattie J., daughter of Noah Hammond, an old settler of Delaware County, Ohio, later a resident of Jones County, Iowa, were united in marriage. To them has been born a daughter, Miss Anna J. Ever genial, courteous, affable, benevolent and sympathetic by his nature, his ready wit and exceptional conversational powers render him a host whose cordiality and entertainment are never forgotten by the guests who enjoy his hospitality. Upright and honorable in the daily transactions of his life, our subject commands the esteem and confidence of his fellow-citizens, and his attractive home is the scene of many social gatherings.

Source: Portrait and Biographical Record of Dubuque, Jones and Clayton Counties, Iowa. 1894. Chicago: Chapman Publishing Company.

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January 18, 1854
Franklin, Ohio, United States