Saturday, July 12, 2008

Sarah Horrocks & Levi Rarick

Sarah Horrocks was the third child & first daughter of William Horrocks and Jane Hunter.

She was born the 13 Jun 1843 in Gayles, YorkshireShe was baptised as Sarah Horrick on Dec 3 1843 at Kirby Ravensworth to William, quarryman, and Jane.

She emigrated to the United States during the 1860's and married Levi Rarick probably in 1868. Levi served in the Union Army during the Civil War (Co.I, 16 Pennsylvania Volunteer Corp) and was unmarried when he was discharged in April, 1865.

In the 1880 Census, Levi and Sarah Rarick are innkeepers and owners of the Port Clinton Hotel in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

At that time Port Clinton was a thriving canal boat port instrumental to the transportation of coal to the City of Philadelphia. The canal was later replaced by the Reading Railroad and Port Clinton remained an important transport center into the early 1900's.

They had seven children:

1. Ida Rarick

2. William Rarick was born in 1872 in Port Clinton, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania and died in 1874 at the age of 2 years and 2 months. He was the second child and first son born to Levi Rarick and his wife Sarah Horrocks Rarick. He is buried at the Port Clinton Cemetery beside this mother and father.

3. Harry D. Rarick

4. Charles Rarick

5. Meta J Rarick

6. George W Rarick

7. Edward Neri Rarick

1880 US Census - Pennsylvania, Schuylkill, Port Clinton,
Dwell #34
Rarick, Levi, white, male, 38, married, Inn Keeper, b. PA
Sarah, white, female, 37, wife, married, keeping house, b. Eng
Ida, white, female, 9, dau, single, attends school, b. PA
Harry, white, male, 6, son, single, attends school, b. PA
Charles, white, male, 4, son, single, b. PA
Fry, Anna, white, female, 19, servant, single, servant, b. PA

1890 Federal Census - Port Clinton, Schuylkill County, PA
Rarick Levi 48, landlord.
Harry 16
Charles 14
Meta J
George W. 9
Edward N. 6

1900 US Census - Pennsylvania, Schuylkill, Port Clinton
Rarick Levy, Head, Male, White, 58, Widower, (says married 28 years), Hotel Keeper, b November 1841 in PA.
Meta, daughter, female, single, 19, Hotel Keeper, b July 1880 in PA
George, son, male, single, 16, at school, born April 1884 in PA
Edward, son, male, single, 12, at school, born June 1889 in PA

Sarah Horrocks Rarick died from cancer in middle age on February 10, 1896 in Port Clinton, Pennsylvania leaving several young children. She was only 52 years of age. She is buried in the cemetery in Port Clinton next to her husband, Levi.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Pottsville, Penna.

The Register of Wills and ex-officio Clerk of the Orphans' Court of the County of Schuylkill, in the Commonwealth if Pennsylvania does hereby certify that Sarah Rarick, white, female, 52 Years old, Married, Place of Birth; England. Date of Death; February 10, 1896. Place of Death; Port Clinton, Pennsylvania. Cause of Death - Cancer. Duration of last illness - three (3) Years. Place of Internment; Port Clinton, Pennsylvania. Date of Burial; February 14, 1896.

Date of Record - May 25, 1839
Recorded in Death Index No.1 - Page 139

1 comment:

Vanda and Chris said...

Reading (Pennsylvania) Eagle newspaper: February 11, 1896.

Port Clinton--Death of Mrs. Levi Rarick

Mrs. Levi Rarick, aged 52 years, died very suddenly on Monday night. She had had been complaining for nearly a year, but was able to do her general housework until Monday morning when she was taken suddenly ill and died at 11p.m. Deceased left a husband, the proprietor of a hotel in town and 5 children, 2 daughters, 1 married to Mark Shaw, P & R agent, and 3 sons, all single. The family were all present at the time of death.