Saturday, September 3, 2011

Marion Business of Yesteryear


SKETCHES OF OUR LEADING CITIZENS IN 1954

 Rose's Cleaners. In picture.  Left to right  Wilson Andrews, Ewell Hunt, and Guy Rose.

Guy C. Rose – Civic Leader
Mr. Rose was born in Elizabethtown, Ill., and came to Marion soon after his discharge from the Army in 1933. At this time he purchased Marion Dry Cleaners, a business which has since born his name.
  
Mr. Rose was well known and respected in Marion for his service in civic affairs. 
 
He was a member of the City Council, a member of the Crittenden County Library Board since the library started.
He had served previously as an officer of the Marion Kiwanis Club and had always taken a large part in the group's civic and promotional activities. He was a member of Bigham Lodge 256 of the Masonic Order. He was a member of the Marion Baptist Church and a member of its Board of Deacons.
Mr. Rose, died Nov. 24, 1956, at the age of 49, and is buried in the Mapleview Cemetery. Mr. Rose was married to Clessie Agee Rose.

Rose Cleaners closed it's doors several years ago and the location is now the home of Louise's Flowers at 121 N. Main St.

1 comment:

Frankly said...

He also sold (I believe) 78rpm records in their brown paper sleeves.