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Harry Groomes Dies At Age 70

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March
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1956
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Harry Groomes<br><br>Dies At Age 70<br><br>Formerly Owned Whitmore Lake Beach<br><br>Harry M. Groomes, 70, formerly associated with the Groomes Bathing Beach at Whitmore Lake, died last night at St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital following a heart attack yesterday at his home, 1315 S. Seventh St.<br><br>In 1912, he established and operated a monument works in Ann Arbor. He» placed the Soldier’s Monument near the old Courthouse. The monument was recently moved to a cemetery.<br><br>Mr. Groomes was born Dec. 2, 1885, in Zanesville, O., a son of Samuel and Rosaltha Wills Groomes. He came to Ann Arbor in 1907 with his family.<br><br>He was graduated from Boys College in Philadelphia, Pa., and had attended the University of Michigan.<br><br>On May 26, 1921, he was mar-; ried to Rosa Haisch of Ann Arbor, j<br><br>_In 1919 he entered into partnership with his father and established the Groomes Bathing Beach at Whitmore Lake. In 1923 he sold his interest to his father.<br><br>In 1929 he re-entered the business with two brothers, retiring in 1954. His brothers continue to operate the private beach.<br><br>He was a member of Fraternity Masonic Lodge No. 262, F&AM, the Zal Gaz Grqtto and the West Side Methodist Church. .<br><br>Survivors include his wife and three daughters, Mrs. Carl E. Hainen of Ann Arbor, Mrs. Roland Edmund Wooster and Mrs. John M. Parisho, both of Ypsi-lanti. Six grandsons and three brothers also survive. The brothers are John H. of Whitmore Lake, I. William of Ann Arbor and Dr. Charles A. of California.<br><br>Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mueh-lig Chapel, with the Rev. Edwin J. Weiss officiating. Graveside services at Washtenong Memorial Park will be conducted by members and officers of Fraternity Masonic Lodge.<br><br>Friends may call at the chapel.