Willioughby Lane Webb Orrick
Last updated June 24, 2007
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Note: Looking for a living Orrick male descendant from Willoughby or his
Where is he buried?
Surely there are pictures of a promenant man like Willoughby?
What happened to his kids and where are they buried?
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The Twilight Zone: A Stop at Willoughby
One of my favorite Twilight Zone episodes is called 'A Stop at Willoughby'. In this episode a stressed-out executive drifts off to sleep each day on his daily train commute and dreams of a peaceful place called "Willoughby" - the time is July 1888. You'll have to watch the show to learn the rest of this interesting story.
One of the directors that worked with Rod Serling during this time in the early 60's was David Orrick McDearmon (1914 IL - 1979 CA). The McDearmon family married into the Orrick family in Missouri in the mid-1800s. Libby in FL tells us that Willoughby's sister Lucy Ann married John Kirkpatrick McDearmon and this is David's grandfather. So, I think this would mean Willoughby is David's great Uncle.
The Man behind Orrick Missouri
Surveyors of the North Missouri Railroad hired W.W. Orrick, a civil Engineer from St Charles, to draw a plat for a new station in Ray County. Orrick was allowed to give the new village his name. Orrick Missouri was incorporated in 1873 and currently has a population of about 900.
1850 Census St. Charles Missouri
Orrick - John 45 Justice of Peace VA Urilla 34 MD Lucy A 15 MO <--- Lucy Ann Orrick, married McDearmon W.L.W 13 MO <--- Willoughby John C 10 MO Mary S 1 MO <--- Mary Sallisbury Died fifth day of March A. D. 1852 Joshua Grimes 5 MO
Willoughby marries Georgia McElhiney
They married in St Charles, Missouri
1860 Census St. Charles Missouri
Willoughby Orrick 23 Clerk MO Georgia 20 MO <--- Georgia MCELHINEY Living with Mary Salsisbury 39 Boarding house
1870 Census Ray County, Richmond, Missouri
W.W. Orrick 33 MO Lawyer Georgia 24 MO living with George Wassem Banker, and others
1872 W.W. Orrick is charged with voting rights fraud in Fort Smith Arkansas
Found this at accessgenealogy.com.
29 Sept 1879 Willoughby was admitted to the Co State Bar, Lake county
1880 Census Colorado, Chaffe Co, Buena Vista, Main Street
W.W. Orrick 42 Lawyer MO VA MD Georgia 40 MO MD VA Rogers 9 MO or RugarsGeorgia and son Rodgers are double counted at the house of Georgia's parents back in St Charles:
W. J. McElheny 81 Henriety McElheny 70 F. Galagher 37 Josie Galagher 10 Nettie Galagher 8 Florida Galagher 6 Georgia Orrick 40 <--- Rodger Orrick 9 <---
Rogers Orrick marries Amelia Barchi
1900 Census Washington DC
Wiliby Orrick Oct 1837 62, married 41yrs MO MD MD Patient examiner Georgia McH Dec 1839 60, married 41 yrs 4 children, 1 living MO MD VA <-----! kids Living with Wallias Belding hotel keeper Can't find Rodgers
Willoughby died in 1902
Passport application for Rogers Orrick
1910 Census San Bernadino CA, Silver lake.
Rodgers Orrick is shown as 35, single, working as a miner. He is misenumerated as Rodgers Carick.
1920 Census San Bernadino CA
Rodgers Orrick is shown working at a hospital in San Bernadino.