Marguerite Hicks

Marguerite Hicks pic

October 19, 1891 – May 9, 1978

Dearborn native Marguerite Bieber Hicks attended the University of Michigan as an undergraduate from 1910 to 1911, finished her B.A. in English at Wayne State University while a housewife in 1935, and completed her M.A. in 1938.  During the 1930s and 1940s, with the help of her longtime partner Thelma James, Hicks amassed a rare collection of books by and about women from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Detroit Free Press, May 10, 1978

Marguerite Hicks Project at Oakland University

Floyd Bull

July 19, 1891 – November 15, 1972

Floyd Bull worked as a machinist at Hastings Manufacturing Company until retiring in 1956 and lived his entire life in Hastings.  He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge and the Barry County Historical Society.  In the mid-1960s he was in contact with the homophile group ONE in Detroit.

Hastings Banner, November 22, 1972