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Francis C W Rorer
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Birth: 1863
Death: 1960

RORER-HERBERT: On Thursday 25th inst. by Rev. Dr. Vandyke, at the residence of the Bride's father, near Cranbury. Mr. F. C. W. Rorer of Frankford, Pa. to Miss Ella C. Herbert, daughter of Mr. Chas. Herbert.
[The Cranbury Press, New Jersey, 26 November 1886, volume 2, number 20.]

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Francis Conrad Warnick Rorer, 96, of 41 Vandeventer avenue, Princeton, died Saturday, June 18 at Merwick, a unit of Princeton Hospital.

Mr. Rorer was born in Southampton, Pa., on December 7, 1863. In his earlier years he was a steam locomotive engineer on the Penn Railroad. He was the engineer of the locomotive of the train that took Woodrow Wilson from Princeton to Washington for his first inauguration as president of the United States.

He became a funeral director in New Jersey in 1914 at the age of 51. In that year he purchased the business of the late Lorraine Blackwell at 10 Front street, Hopewell, and continued the practice 33 years. In 1947 Thurland B. Farr, the present proprietor, purchased Mr. Rorer's interests.

Mr. Rorer was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hopewell, Hopewell Lodge No. 155 F. & A. M., Hopewell Chapter O. E. S. No. 112, Crescent Temple Shrine of Trenton, Princeton Shrine Club, and N. J. Funeral Directors Association.

He is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Sara Hoffman and Mrs. Anna Smith, both of Princeton, four grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. John H. Ginter, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Hopewell on Wednesday morning, June 22, at the Farr Funeral Home, 10 Front street, Hopewell. Hopewell Lodge No. 155 F. & A. M. conducted services the previous evening. Interment was in Brainerd Cemetery, Cranbury.
[The Hopewell Valley News, Hopewell, New Jersey, 21 June 1960, volume 5, number 20, page 1.]

Family links: 
  David Simmons Rorer (1826 - 1912)
  Mary Ann Woodington Rorer (1829 - 1901)
  Ella Applegate Herbert Rorer (1864 - 1948)*
  Sarah Herbert Rorer Hoffman (1889 - 1985)*
  Anna Thompson Rorer Smith (1890 - 1983)*
  Herbert Francis Rorer (1894 - 1958)*
  Clara Matilda Rorer Shallcross (1859 - 1914)*
  Francis C W Rorer (1863 - 1960)
*Calculated relationship
Ella Herbert
1864 ~ 1948
Francis C. W.
1863 ~ 1960
Brainerd Cemetery
Middlesex County
New Jersey, USA
Maintained by: Phyllis Matthews Ziller
Originally Created by: Linda Applegate Brown
Record added: Jan 21, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24090422
Francis C W Rorer
Added by: Phyllis Matthews Ziller
Francis C W Rorer
Added by: Phyllis Matthews Ziller
Francis C W Rorer
Added by: Phyllis Matthews Ziller
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- Linda Applegate Brown
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