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Mary Louise Bliss
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Birth: Jul. 18, 1921
Berrien County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 1941
Buchanan
Berrien County
Michigan, USA

Mary Louise is the daughter
of Lloyd Feather Bliss and
his wife Cecile Gay Upham,
of Buchanan, Michigan. She
was the second of seven children.
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She was born on the Bliss family farm
on Geyer Road in Niles Township,
N.-N.E. of Buchanan,
Berrien County Michigan
(the same farm that her father
Lloyd Bliss was born and raised on).
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Mary Louise graduated from
Buchanan High School.
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Mary Louise died (unmarried)
from anasarca (the massive
swelling of tissues, and kidney
degeneration, caused by
bad blood cells). She died
at the age of 20 years,
11 months and 7 days, in
their home at 119 S. Cayuga St.
in Buchanan, Berrien Co. MI.
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After the death of Mary Louise's
father, Lloyd F. Bliss,
her mother moved the family
from the farm on Geyer Road,
N.-N.E. of Buchanan, to the home
in town, three years before
Mary Louise died [about 1938].
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An obituary was published for Mary Louise
in "The News-Paladium" newspaper, in
Benton Harbor, Michigan on Thursday,
June 26, 1941. It reads as follows:
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YOUNG BUCHANAN WOMAN IS DEAD.
Buchanan, June 26-- Miss Mary Louise
Bliss, 20, died at 3 p.m. yesterday in her
home at 110 [119] South Cayuga street
after a six weeks' illness. She leaves
her mother, Mrs. Cecile Bliss, five
sisters, Mrs. Paul [Thelma] Letcher of
Bertrand, and Margaret [Marguerite],
Barbara, Francis, and Kathryn,
all at home, and her maternal
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
[and Cleo] Upham of Buchanan.
Miss Bliss was born on July 18, 1921,
in Niles township, just east [N.- E.]
of Buchanan, and had resided in this
vicinity all her life. Her father,
Lloyd Bliss, died about four years ago
and after his death her mother brought
the family to Buchanan.
The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m.
Friday in the Swem funeral home, with
the Rev. James N. Baker of the Church
of Christ officiating. Burial will be
in Oak Ridge.
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Another obituary for Mary Louise, was
published in the "Niles Daily Star"
newspaper, in Niles, MI on
Thursday, June 26, 1941, page 2.
It reads as follows:
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Mary L. Bliss, 20, Buchanan,
is Dead; Services Friday.
Buchanan, - June 26.
Miss Mary Louise Bliss, 20, died
Wednesday afternoon at 3 in the home
of her mother, Mrs. Lloyd Bliss,
119 South Cayuga street. She had
been ill for six weeks.
Miss Bliss was born July 18, 1921,
in Niles township, east of Buchanan
and came here [to Buchanan] three
years ago with her mother and sisters
[about 1938].
She is survived by her mother, five
sisters, Mrs. Paul [Thelma] Letcher,
Bertrand, [MI] and Margaret, Barbara,
Frances and Kathryn, at home, and her
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
[and Cleo] Upham, Buchanan, [MI].
Friends may call at the Swem funeral
home where services will be conducted
Friday afternoon at 2:30. The Rev.
J. [James] N. Baker [of the Church
of Christ] will officiate and
burial will be in Oakridge cemetery.
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Another obituary states the following:
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Mary Louise Bliss
Dies, at 20 Years.
Mary Louise Bliss died Wednesday
afternoon at her home at 119 South
Cayuga street after and illness of
six months. She was born July 18,
1921, in Niles township, the
daughter of Lloyd and Cecil [Cecile]
Upham Bliss. She had lived in
Buchanan the past three years.
She is survived by her mother and
by the following sisters;
Mrs. Paul [Thelma] Letcher of
Bertrand; Margaret, Barbara,
Frances and Kathryn, all of Buchanan.
She is also survived by her grand-
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
[and Cleo] Upham, Terre Coupe Road.
Funeral arrangements were
incomplete yesterday afternoon.
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 Parents:
  Lloyd Feather Bliss (1895 - 1938)
  Cecile Gay Upham Bliss (1899 - 1975)
 
 Siblings:
  Thelma Celestia Bliss Letcher (1918 - 1978)*
  Mary Louise Bliss (1921 - 1941)
  Marguerite Gay Bliss Crocker (1924 - 1988)*
  Barbara Cleo Bliss Huff (1927 - 2001)*
  Frances June Bliss Batchelor (1934 - 2007)*
  Kathryn Ann Bliss Clemans (1935 - 2012)*
  Gordon C. Bliss (1938 - 1939)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Buchanan
Berrien County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Section A, lot 33.
 
Created by: Nancy Heib
Record added: Mar 07, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13553515
Mary Louise Bliss
Added by: Nancy Heib
 
Mary Louise Bliss
Added by: Nancy Heib
 
Mary Louise Bliss
Added by: Nancy Heib
 
 
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