Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan
Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan

Guy Gross





Guy Gross was born September 24, 1887 in Gratiot County, Michigan; his parents were Warren and Orpha Ralph Gross. He resided in Gratiot County until 1908, when he moved to Lakefield Township. He married Timoline Peet in Ithaca, Gratiot County, Michigan on December 17, 1908. Timoline was born on October 9, 1890 in Gratiot County, Michigan; her parents were Alonzo and Ida Fuller Peet.

Guy and Timoline Gross's children were:

  1. Mildred Gross was born August 30, 1909 in Gratiot County, Michigan. She married Ernest Siler on November 19, 1931. Mildred passed away on April 21, 2004.

  2. Marvel W. Gross was born September 5, 1911 in Saginaw County, Michigan. She married John Wesley Garno on July 30, 1930 in Merrill, Saginaw County, Michigan. Marvel passed away August 14, 1982.

  3. Viola “Pauline” Gross was born June 26, 1920. She married Donald D. Smith. Pauline passed away on February 4, 2001.

  4. Keith Gross.

 In the book "Lest We Forget" written by Myron F. Gulick states the following: “Guy was a multi-talented individual. In addition to farming, he was a carpenter who built many barns and homes. He played the violin and operated a dance floor where square dancing was performed. He owned and operated a cement block making machine and was able to acquire the gravel he needed from his gravel pit with his own drag-line. “


Guy was elected as Lakefield Township Constable in 1926. Guy and Timoline eventually sold his property in Lakefield Township in 1927 and moved into the town of Merrill, Saginaw County, Michigan.


Guy and Timoline were members of the Merrill Congregational Church. Guy passed away on Christmas Day on December 25, 1958 and Timoline passed away on September 14, 1974. They are both buried in the Hamilton Township Cemetery (Edgewood) , Gratiot County, Michigan.


SOURCES: Myron Gulick Book “Lest We Forget”; Guy Gross birth record, WWI & WWII draft registration; Guy and Timoline Gross marriage record; Guy and Timoline Gross, Mildred Siler, Marvel Garno and Pauline Smith's obituaries; Donna Smith Meyer.

Pioneers of Lakefield Township - Left to Right: Jacob Brown, Lawrence Dubay, Alva Hinterman, David Dubay, Mr. Harris, George Easlick, Calvin Harris;   Ray Rowell standing towards the top of photo and his daughters, Mildred, Dorothy, and Carrie Rowell,  sitting on the wood pile.    Carry Rowell later married Fred Honaman.     photo from John and Linda Honaman Johnson.



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