Short News Items from 1931

Mrs. M. Hixson entertained at one o’clock dinner for the pleasure of Mr. Bartlett Thompson on his birthday and the 20th wedding of her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Rorick, of Morenci, Mich. Covers were laid for 20 guests. The table was decorated with deep pink carnations and ferns and on each side were two large cakes, with white icing and in the center a small vase of red roses, the other was white with pink roses and green vines made in the icing. A three-course dinner was served. After dinner a program of music was given: solo by Mr. Thompson, recitation by Mrs. Bernard of Bryan, and concluding with singing by all. The guests present were: Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bonner of Bryan, Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Rorick of Morenci, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Ceaser, Toledo, Mr. and Mars. Marion Riffner of Fayette, Mrs. Marjorie Thompson of Columbus, Mrs. Jesses Allison of Reading, Mich., Misses Bertha Thompson and Betty Ceaser of Toledo, Miss Lillian Riffner of Bowling Green, Miss Frances Rorick of Ann Arbor, Miss Mary Thompson of Bryan, Misses Margaret and Leila Rorick, Caspar Rorick jr., of Morenci, Mr. Thompson, Mrs. Hixson. (Archbold Buckeye, March 11, 1931)

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Observing 50th Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Guss will be honored Sunday, at open house from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in their home on Washington St. in Hudson. Their children and families have invited all their friends and relatives to help them celebrate their gold anniversary.

Carl Guss and Lulu Rorick were married September 7, 1905 at the home of the bride’s father, Jacob M. Rorick in Seneca, by Rev. William H. Shannon, pastor of the First Congregational church of Morenci.

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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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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”

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”