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Lorick, Preston C.
PRESTON C. LORICK.
Comrade Preston C. Lorick died of heart failure at his residence in Columbia, S. C., on January 7, 1922, in his seventy-ninth year.
He was born at Sandy Run, Lexington County, S. C., August 15, 1843, the son of Jacob and Mary Ann Geiger Lorick. He was a student at Wofford College when the war came on, but left school and enlisted, August 20, 1861, in Company B, Hagood's 1st South Carolina Regiment. He was mustered into service at Summerville, S. C., October 31, 1861, and from that time on was in the thickest of the fighting, participating in the battles of Secessionville, Second Manassas, around Chattanooga and Nashville, then at Richmond and Petersdurg, and surrendered with General Lee at Appomattox.
On account of failure in health, Comrade Lorick was sent home to recuperate, and after a few weeks rejoined his command. This was his only leave of absence during his four years in the war.
After the war he moved to Columbia and formed a partnership with W. B. Lowrance in 1869, which continued for forty-six years. His old partner of nearly fifty years said that in all that long association they had never had a break in their friendship and affection.
Comrade Lorick was married October 23, 1871, to Miss Agnes F. Dreher, who survives him with two sons and a daughter—Lee A., Henry D., and Miss Margaret I. Lorick—all of Columbia. The youngest son, Julian P. Lorick, died several years ago.
Comrade Lorick joined the Presbyterian Church soon after locating in Columbia, and was a devoted member, and for many years a deacon in the Church.
He was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, his funeral being largely attended by relatives and friends, and the many floral tributes testified to the high esteem in which he was held.
A good Samaritan, forgetful of himself in his ever-ready desire to be of help to his fellow man, one altogether loving has gone to his reward. Many living can testify of their own personal experience, as well as that of many others who have passed over the river, of his many acts of kindness and most unostentatious deeds of love; he was ever ready to help the unfortunate and in these acts his left hand knew not what his right hand did, and no one ever knew from his lips of his charity and acts of kindness.
(Committee: W. B. Lowrance, J. L. Wardlaw.)
Confederate Veteran, Jun 1922