Yesterday, Dec 29th, would have been my granduncle Merle’s wedding anniversary. On 29 Dec 1926, Merle Hemingway McCormack would marry his first wife, Lois Muriel Baker in Flint, Michigan . She was the daughter of Eldon E. Baker, the founder of Baker Business University located in Flint, Michigan. They would stay married until Lois McCormack’s unfortunate death on 8 Jun 1954 . At the time of her death, she was visiting relatives in Winterset, Iowa. So Uncle Merle and Aunt Lois were married for 27 years, 5 months, 11 days. Congratulations for being married that long! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you learned something new! Footnotes; 1. Genesee County Marriage Index to 1934, Flint Genealogical Society, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mifgs/marriages/mcba-mcct_1.html, Merle H. McCormack, Book #V12, Page #147, record #11724. 2. 1920 United States Federal Census, Flint, Genesee County, Michigan, population schedule, Ward 3, ED 25-49, dwelling 648, family 685, Lois Baker in the household of Eldon E. Baker, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/, accessed 24 Feb 2013, citing Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. 3. “Lois Muriel (Baker) McCormack,” Obituary, 9 Jun 1954 (Wednesday), The Flint (Michigan) Journal, Pg. 37, col. 7 (Section 4), digital image.