Melvin McCloe

MORENCI, March 10 – The funeral of Melvin McCloe, who died Wednesday morning in his home in Detroit was held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Ackland Funeral Home with the Rev. W.A. Rush officiating. The bearers were Dean Kennedy, G.S. Bryant, Carl Guss, Russell Johnston, Glenn Guss and Harold Aberduskey. The burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.

Relatives and friends from Detroit, Waldron, Adrian, Hudson, Fayette and Morenci attended the services.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, March 10, 1941

Guss-Corbett

The Methodist Church was the scene of a wedding of beautiful appointments Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock when Miss Edith Bernice Corbett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarke W. Corbett of Palmyra became the bride of Robert J. Guss, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Guss of Hudson. Before the ceremony Miss Arlie Rogers played a 15 minute musicale of nuptial organ music and Mrs. Chester Corbett, sister-in-law of the bride, sang “O Promise Me” and “I Love You Truly.”

The altar of the church was banked with palms and hampers of white gladioluses and delphiniums. Lighted tapers in seven branched candelabra cast a soft glow over the scene. Bows of white satin marked the pews for relatives.

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Johnston-Guss

Alice Kathryn Guss, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Guss, was married to Russel J. Johnston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Johnston, at a ceremony Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the home of the bride’s parents.  The Rev. J.W. Greenwood, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church performed the ring service.  They were attended by Miss Evelyn Johnston, sister of the bridegroom, and Robert Guss, brother of the bride. The bride carried a shower bouquet of Frau Karl Druschkl roses and the bridesmaid carried Briar Cliff roses. Light refreshments were served, a huge wedding cake bearing a miniature bride and groom centering the table. 

Theo Rose Johnston and Doris Shaffer served.  Only the immediate families were present.  After a short wedding trip to Grand Rapids and Detroit Mr. and Mrs. Johnston will be at home in Coldwater where is employed by United Dairies Milk Company.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, March 23, 1937. 

Guss-Palmer

Miss Mildred Pauline Palmer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Solomon of this city [Hudson] became the bride of Donald C. Guss, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Guss of Morenci yesterday afternoon at the home of the bride’s parents on Pleasant Street. Charming simplicity marked the ceremony which was performed by Rev. D.D. Nagle in the presence of the immediate families. The bride wore a gown of powder blue crepe with matching lace trim with accessories of a deeper shade and carried roses and sweet peas. The Misses Alice Guss and Evelyn Smith both of Morenci acted as the bride’s attendants, little Miss Carolyn Strayer of Sand Creek, niece of the bridegroom was the ring bearer and Robert Guss brother of the bridegroom and Donald Campbell of Devils lake, North Dakota attended Mr. Guss.

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Short News Items from 1960

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Rorick, formerly of Plainwell, are staying in Morenci with his mother, Mrs. Curtis Rorick until their new home in Lansing is completed. (Adrian Daily Telegram, March 4, 1960)

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Pfeifer and family of Blissfield and Mr. and Mrs. William Van Arsdalen and family of Hillsdale were Sunday guests of Mrs. Pfeifer’s and Mrs. Van Arsdalen’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Guss. (Adrian Daily Telegram, March 15, 1960)

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Loosley of Cave Junction, Ore spent Friday until Monday here visiting his brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Loosley, and Tim Howell. Also visiting the Loosley’s one day last week were her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Max Geer of Sacramento. (Indian Valley Record, May 5, 1960)

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Lenawee Men in the Service (Excerpt)

A graduate of Morenci high school in 1933 and formerly associated with the Guss & Sons Market Hudson, Pfc. Robert Guss entered service Feb. 26. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Guss of Hudson. from Fort Custer, Pfc. Guss was sent to Camp Lee, Va., where he was assigned to the quartermasters corps. Later he was sent to Camp William Henry Harrison, Mont., and recently to San Francisco from where he left for overseas, service. His wife is a resident of Hudson.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, December 17, 1943.

Engagement News Through the Years

At a recent luncheon given at their home in Medina village, Mr. and Mrs. Carle [sic] Guss announced the engagement of their daughter Helen to Floyd Strayer of Morenci. Miss Guss is a graduate of Hudson high school and of the Michigan State Normal college and has been a teacher in the Hudson grade schools for the last two years. She has many friends here. (Adrian Daily Telegram, February 11, 1928)

Dr. and Mrs. J. Stewart Hudson announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia Elizabeth, to Robert Baker Rorick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Horton Rorick, of Perrysburg, O. (Detroit Free Press, September 14, 1947) Continue reading “Engagement News Through the Years”

News from World War II

A graduate of Morenci high school in 1933 and formerly associated with Guss & Sons Market Hudson, Pfc. Robert Guss entered service Feb. 26. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Guss of Hudson. From Fort Custer, Pfc. Guss was sent to Fort Lee, Va., where he was assigned to the quartermasters corps. Later he was sent to Camp William Henry Harrison, Mont., and recently to San Francisco from where he left for overseas service. His wife is a resident of Hudson. (Adrian Daily Telegram, December 17, 1943)

Staff Sgt. Marion R. Hanson, 21, of Bremen, waist gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress of the 96th bomb group, England, has been awarded an Oak Leaf cluster for meritorious achievement in participating in Eighth air force bombing attacks on Nazi war industries. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil E. Hanson of Shawnee, Rt. 1 and is a graduate of the Junction City-Jackson schools. (Zanesville Times Recorder, February 20, 1945)

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Funeral of Mrs. Helen Strayer

MEDINA, Feb. 11—The funeral of Mrs. Helen Strayer who died Saturday in the Bixby hospital in Adrian was held Tuesday afternoon in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.G. Guss. The bearers were her three brothers, Glen, Donald and Robert Guss, Harold Strayer, John Ferris and Gerald Bryant. The burial was made in the Medina cemetery.

Relatives and friends from Detroit, Toledo, Morenci, Fayette, Clayton, Hillsdale, Hudson, Morenci, Sand Creek, Ypsilanti and Millbury, Ohio attended the services.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, February 11, 1932.

Mrs. Helen Strayer

Mrs. Helen Strayer, aged 25 years, wife of Floyd J. Strayer, principal of the Sand Creek high school, died Saturday afternoon at 4:15 o’clock in the Emma L. Bixby hospital.

Mrs. Strayer before her marriage in 1927 was Miss Helen Guss of Medina. She was graduated from the Hudson high school and Michigan State Normal College at Ypsilanti and had taught in the Hudson, Fruit Ridge and Sand Creek schools. Continue reading “Mrs. Helen Strayer”