Floyd L. Haight Family Papers,   1900-1984, and undated
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History

Biography:

Mary Esther (Dietrich) Haight was born in Wisconsin on April 28, 1899, the youngest of eight children born to Rev. John and Sarah Dietrich.

She graduated from the University of Michigan where she earned a B.A. and M.A. While working on her master’s degree, Mary met Floyd L. Haight, who she married in 1937.

Mary taught in Dearborn High School for thirty-one years. She served as the heard of the Business Education Department and placed students in part-time jobs. She was also a member of various organizations including Delta Kappa Gamma- Kappa Chapter (Detroit).

The Haights lived in Dearborn, Michigan, but often traveled worldwide. Mary became a popular speaker; illustrating her talks with slides. Mary and Floyd were also active members of the First United Methodist Church of Dearborn, as well as other organizations.

On January 17, 1969, Mary died suddenly while in Ford Hospital. Her husband, a brother, several nieces and nephews, and many friends survived her.

Floyd L. Haight was born on March 23, 1897, the only child of William E. (April 1, 1870-) and Mary Belle Sherer (June 29, 1872-).

He earned his A.B. from Western Michigan University and his M.A. from the University of Michigan. Floyd taught history for forty-two years, thirty-two of those in Dearborn public schools. He retired in 1961.

He was a former board member of Board of Trustees of the Michigan Historical Society, past president of the Detroit Metropolitan Social Studies Club, and the Michigan Council of the Social Studies. He also served on the National Council for the Social Studies.

For over 20 years Floyd served as chair of the Dearborn Historical Commission. Also, he served as chair of the Michigan Civil War Centennial Observance Commission from 1958-1966. Floyd was also a member of several history associations and related organizations, as well as Pi Gamma Mu, the International Honor Society of Social Science.

After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War I, Floyd joined the American Legion, where he served as the chair of the Dept. of Education during the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Floyd wrote a number of books and histories. Some of these are in the Clarke, including: A Genealogy of the Scherer-Scherer Family; A History of Fort Dearborn Post # 364, American Legion, Dearborn, Michigan; Mexican Odyssey: A Trip Made By Three Adventurous Souls, Jane Hicks, Floyd and Mary Haight.; A Modern Study Guide for American History; Report of the Michigan Civil War Centennial Observance Commission.

Floyd died in November 1986 in Dearborn. (This information is from the collection, A Genealogy of the Scherer-Scherer family, and the Social Security Death Index).