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Extractions From the "Avalanche" a Crawford Co., MI Newspaper 1879-1940's

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David Henry "Harry" WARD

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-David WARD, of Clare County, and Edna KELLEY, of Grayling; married at Roscommon, by Rev. CURNALAI, Mar. 155th. (27 Mar 1902)

-Born to Mr. and Mrs. H. WARD of Frederic, January 16, a daughter. (8 Feb 1906)

-Two or three young boys amused themselves Monday night by stealing horses for a ride. N. OLSON's and Harry WARD's horse was taken from their barns, and two bridles from N. MICHELSON's barn. OLSON's driving bridal was taken and the reins cut off for riding length's, and MICHELSON's carriage whip cut down for riding. Mr. WARD and officer Nolan was on their trail and this side of Frederick they met them on their way back. The youngsters slid from the horses and skidoed into the woods, but were home in the morning. They could not have realized that they are liable for a term in prison. No arrests have yet been made. (8 Oct 1908)

- Dog Tax.
Grayling, Mich., June 14, 1915
The following are the names of persons who have purchased their dog licenses since June 7, and up to date?
H. WARD, License No. 59. (Jun 1915)

-SOUTH SIDE - Cecil WARD, of Blue Lake, spent Xmas with his brother and family. (30 Dec 1915)

-SCHOOL NOTES - Olive WILBUR, Ruth WARD and Katie HANOVER are missed in the fifth grade, Olive having gone to Lansing and Ruth to Beaver Creek (Gratiot Co.?). (24 May 1917)

-Harry WARD and family have moved to Lovells to reside with Mrs. WARD's mother, Mrs. George F. OWENS. (31 May 1917)

- Registered Men of Crawford County.

David H. WARD, Grayling (26 Sep 1918)

-Born Sunday night to Mr. and Mrs. Harry WARD an eight pound baby boy. (31 Oct 1918)

- Andernach, Germany
Dec. 22, 1918.

Dear brother and family:
Just a few lines to let you know that I have a pretty d--n good chance to get home alive now. But I seen the time when I would not give two cents for my skin, but they never even got a hole in my old pelt. I was darn lucky; if you ever read the papers you will know.
I will tell you where I was on the front. The last one I was on was the Verdun front. Was on the Argonne sector from october 1st until the 28th of the month. You might call it war but I call it h--l.
Say, by the way I ran across James W. OLSON from Grayling; he was in our company for a while, but was taken sick and went to the hospital and I never heard of him again. Don't know what became of him. I guess he is home by now.
Say, I guess I am stuck this time we all thought because we came over first that we would be first to go home to the land of plenty, but they put us as part of the Occupation army in Germany. So here we are feeling fine in a burg by the name of Andernach on the Rhine River, and doing guard duty and sleeping on feather beds in a hotel. And we are treated fine by the German people.
I guess I wil lbe home in about three months. How does that sound, good or bad news to you? I tell you it sounds good to me. Write soon.
Well, so long. Wish you all good luck. Please excuse the writing and paper, I did not have all night to write.
Your brother
Carl E. WARD,
Co. E., 7th Inf.
American Ex. F. (13 Feb 1919)

-LOVELLS ITEMS - Harry WARD and family are moving to Grayling for the winter. (20 Nov 1919)

- NO REST - NO PEACE.
There's no peace and little rest for the one who suffers from a bad back, and distressing urinary disorders. Grayling people recommend Doan's Kidney Pills. Ask your neighbor. Be guided by their experience.
Harry WARD, Grayling says: "Mornings my back was in bad shape. It used to feel so lame and sore and many times catchy pains jerked by back. Work that required stooping came hard for me and every time I would go to straighten up, sharp pains darted through my back. I was restless during the night and couldn't get much sleep. Black spots floated before my eyes and made me miserable and brought on headaches. My kidneys were so weak that i had to get up often at night and the secretions were painful and badly colored. I was in a nervous condition, in fact, I was all worn out. My friend advised me to use Doan's kidney pills and I purchased a few boxes at LEWIS' Drug Store. They cured me up in great shape."
60c, at all dealers. Foster-Milburn Co., Mfrs., Buffalo, N.Y. Adv. (30 Sep 1920)

-Harry WARD and family recently moved to Caro where the former is employed for an Automobile company, making automobile tops. Their son Carl (Carl? - this might be his son Karson or perhaps his brother Carl??) is employed in Detroit. (30 Nov 1922)

-Harry WARD and family and L. D. SHERMAN of Detroit are enjoying a vacation in Grayling. Mrs. WARD is visiting her mother Mrs. George OWENS while here. (24 Jul 1924)

-John WARD of Detroit, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry WARD who formerly resided in Grayling, is enjoying a camping trip in Grayling for a few weeks. (17 Jul 1930)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWENS, who has been visiting her daughter Mrs. Harry WARD in Ferndale since last FAll has returned to her home in Grayuling for the remainder of the summer. She arrived Sunday and was accompanied by her two grandsons Carl and Louis WARD, who spent the day here. (7 Jul 1932)

-LOVELLS - Mr. and Mrs. Harry WARD and Mr. and Mrs. Clare STOLICKER of Grayling visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Glen GREGG last Friday. (15 Jun 1933)

-Mrs. C. C. STOLICKER and son of Detroit, who came to attend the funeral of her grandmother, Mrs. Phoebe OWENS, is remaining for the week visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. H. WARD. Mr. STOLICKER returned home Friday Night. (15 Jun 1933)

-LOVELLS - Harry WARD of Grayling was a caller in Lovells last Saturday. (22 Nov 1934)

-Mr. and Mrs. Clarence STOLIKER and children of Detroit visited Mrs. STOLIKER's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry WARD over the week end. (30 May 1935)

-Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry WARD over the week were their daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. C. V. STOLIKER and children, and Mr. STOLIKER's mother, Mrs. Joseph STOLIKER, all of Ferndale. They brought their new daughter Phoebe Ann, who is only a few weeks old to see her grandparents. (7 Nov 1935)

-David WARD Sr. is ill at his home with pneumonia. (19 Mar 1936)

-Robert STOLIKER, of Ferndale, and Norman BUDD, of Detroit, were guests at the WARD home over the week end. (9 Jul 1936)

-Mr. and Mrs. John (this should have been David or "Harry" not John) WARD are enjoying a three weeks' visit from their daughter, Mrs. Clarence STOLIKER, and children, of Ferndale. (9 Jul 1936)

-Mrs. Clarence STOLIKER and children returned Saturday to their home in Detroit, after spending several weeks visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John (this should have been David or "Harry" not John) WARD. Her brother, Louis WARD, and Sam GUST accompanied them home. (30 Jul 1936)

-James Robert STOLIKER and Howard BREWSTER, of Ferndale, are guests this week of Dave WARD. (30 Jul 1936)

-Louis WARD, who has employment in Detroit, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. H. WARD. (28 Jan 1937)

-Mrs. Ruth STOLIKER and daughter of Ferdale, are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. H. WARD. (28 Jan 1937)

-Louis WARD of Detroit spent the week end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry WARD. (3 Jun 1937)

-David H. WARD, Sr., has gone to Ferndale to spend several weeks with his daughter, Mrs. Ruth STOLIKER. (1 Jul 1937)

-David WARD Passed Away
David Henry WARD, who had been a resident of Grayling close to 40 years, passed away at his home at 3:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Although Mr. WARD had been ailing for some time he did not take to his bed until three days preceding his passing.
The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon with services at Mitchelson Memorial church, Rev. Edgar FLORY officiating. Miss Marie SCHMIDT rendered a couple of hyms very beautifully, with Mrs. Karl MILLER at the organ. Mr. WARD was laid to rest beside his wife in Grayling cemetery, the latter who passed away on June 20 of this year.
The deceased is survived by one daughter and three sons, Mrs. Ruth STOLIKER and Louis of Detroit, John and David Jr., at home. Also three brothers and two sisters survive, Carl WARD, Detroit; Cecil of Grand Rapids; Elwood of Caro; Mrs. Anna JOHNSON, Royal Oak and Mrs. William BOYER, Marine City. Those who came to be in attendance at the funeral included Mr. and Mrs. Clarence STOLIKER, Louis WARD, Detroit; Mr. and Mrs. Cecil WARD, Grand Rapids and Mr. and Mrs. Elwood WARD, CAro. The remaining members of the family have the sympathy of many friends.
Mr. WARD was born in North Branch, Mich., Feb. 22, 1880, and came to Grayling from Caro when he was 19 years old. He worked in the woods camps and mills here until his health began to fail. (2 Sep 1937)


Edna B. KELLY

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Miss Rosa BOSOM, of West Branch, is visiting with her sister, Mrs. A. E. WAKELEY, and Miss Edna KELLEY. (30 Sep 1897)

-David WARD, of Clare County, and Edna KELLEY, of Grayling; married at Roscommon, by Rev. CURNALIA, Mar. 15th. (27 Mar 1902)

-LOVELL's LOCALS - Mrs. Henry WARD is the guest of her mother, Mrs. George OWEN. (9 Mar 1911)

-Mrs. Harry WARD of Detroit is visiting her mother Mrs. George F. OWEN. (17 Jan 1924)

-Mrs. Henry WARD returned Saturday to Detroit after visiting her mother Mrs. Geo. F. OWENS for a month. (7 Feb 1924)

-Harry WARD and family and L. D. SHERMAN of Detroit are enjoying a vacation in Grayling. Mrs. WARD is visiting her mother Mrs. George OWENS while here. (24 Jul 1924)

-Mrs. Harry WARD expects to return to her home in Detroit today, and will be accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Phoebe OWEN, who will remain in that city for several weeks. (23 Oct 1924)

- CARD OF THANKS.
I wish to thank my neighbors and friends for their many acts of kindness and the beautiful floral bouquets sent during the illness and death of my husband.
Mrs. Phoebe Purchase-OWEN.
Mrs. Edna WARD (23 Oct 1924)

-Mrs. G. F. OWENS, who has been visiting her daughter Mrs. Harry WARD of Ferndale since last fall has returned to her home here in Grayling. (14 May 1925)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWEN returned to her home last week after spending the winter with her daughter in Ferndale. (5 May 1927)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWENS returned Wednesday from Ferndale, where she had spent a pleasant winter visiting her daughter and family. (4 Apr 1929)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWEN returned home Wednesday from Ferndale where she spent the winter with her daughter, Mrs. D. H. WARD. She was accompanied by her granddaughter, Mrs. Clarence STOLICKER and son Harry who came for a short visit. (24 Apr 1930)

-Mrs. D. H. WARD and son David of Ferndale, Mich., are making her mother, Mrs. Phoebe OWEN a two weeks visit. (11 Sep 1930)

-Last Thursday afternoon twenty-three members and guests of Our Gang gathered at the home of Mrs. Sherman NEAL. This was the largest attendance the Club has had in a long time. There were six guests: Mrs. Gust WINTERLEE, Mrs. Geo. WOODS, Mrs. Wm. MOSHIER, Mrs. Wm. CHRISTENSON, Mrs. Harry WARD and Mrs. Phoebe OWENS. Birthday gifts were received by Mrs. Kenneth CLISE, Mrs. Sherman NEAL and Mrs. Frank SERVEN for the month of September. The penny prize was won by Mrs. Albert KNIBBS. A very delicious lunch was served to all by the hostess and committee. The next meeting of Our Gang will be held at the home of Mrs. Frank SERVEN on Oct. 2. (25 Sep 1930)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWENS will leave next Tuesday for Ferndale to spend the winter with her daughter Mrs. Harry WARD and family, as she has done for several years past. (11 Dec 1930)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWENS, who has been visiting her daughter Mrs. Harry WARD in Ferndale since last FAll has returned to her home in Grayling for the remainder of the summer. She arrived Sunday and was accompanied by her two grandsons Carl and Louis WARD, who spent the day here. (7 Jul 1932)

-LOVELLS - Mr. and Mrs. Harry WARD and Mr. and Mrs. Clare STOLICKER of Grayling visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Glen GREGG last Friday. (15 Jun 1933)

-Mrs. C. C. STOLICKER and son of Detroit, who came to attend the funeral of her grandmother, Mrs. Phoebe OWENS, is remaining for the week visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. H. WARD. Mr. STOLICKER returned home Friday Night. (15 Jun 1933)

-STATE OF MICHIGAN
The Probate Court for the County of Crawford.
At a session of said court, held at the Probate Office in the Village of Grayling, in said county, on the 23rd day of October, A. D. 1933.
Present, Hon. George SORENSON, Judge of Probate.
In the matter of the estate of Phoebe OWEN, nee KELLY, deceased.
Edna WARD, a daughter of said deceased, having filed in said court her petition praying that said court adjudicate and determine the date of death of said deceased, the names of those entitled by survivorship to real estate in which said deceased had an interest as life tenant, joint tenant or tenant by the entirety, and other facts essential to a determination of the rights of the parties interested in said real estate.
It is ordered, that the 19th day of November, A. D. 1933, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, at said Probate Office, be and is hereby appointed for hearing said petition.
It is further ordered, That public notice thereof be given by publication of a copy of this order, for three successive weeks previous to said day of hearing, in the Crawford Avalanche, a newspaper printed and circulated in said county.
George SORENSON,
Judge of Probate.
A true Copy,
George SORENSON,
Judge of Probate 10-26-4 (9 Nov 1933)

-STATE OF MICHIGAN
The Probate Court for the County of Crawford.
In the matter of the estate of Phoebe OWEN, nee KELLY, late of the Village of Grayling, said County, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that four months from the 20th day of November, A. D. 1933, have been allowed for creditors to present their claims against said deceased to said court for examination and adjustment, and that all creditors of said deceased are required to present their claims to said court, at the probate office, in the Village of Grayling in said County, on or before the 26th day of March, A. D. 1934, and that said claims will be heard by said court on Monday, the 26th day of March, A. D. 1934, at ten o'clock in the afternoon.
Dated this 20th day of November, A. D. 1933.
George SORENSON,
Judge of Probate.
A true copy.
George SORENSON,
Judge of Probate 11-23-4 (23 Nov 1933)

-Hospital Notes - Mrs. Edna WARD was admitted to Mercy Hospital to receive medical care. (22 Mar 1934)

-Mrs. Ruth STOLICKER of Ferndale is here taking care of her mother who has been ill all winter. (29 Mar 1934)

-Mrs. D. H. WARD is a patient in Mercy Hospital. (26 Apr 1934)

-Hospital Notes - Mrs. D. H. WARD was dismissed from Mercy Hospital Wednesday. (24 May 1934)

-Mr. and Mrs. Clarence STOLIKER and children of Detroit visited Mrs. STOLIKER's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry WARD over the week end. (30 May 1935)

-Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry WARD over the week were their daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. C. V. STOLIKER and children, and Mr. STOLIKER's mother, Mrs. Joseph STOLIKER, all of Ferndale. They brought their new daughter Phoebe Ann, who is only a few weeks old to see her grandparents. (7 Nov 1935)

-Mr. and Mrs. John (this should have been David or "Harry" not John) WARD are enjoying a three weeks' visit from their daughter, Mrs. Clarence STOLIKER, and children, of Ferndale. (9 Jul 1936)

-Mrs. Clarence STOLIKER and children returned Saturday to their home in Detroit, after spending several weeks visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John (this should have been David or "Harry" not John) WARD. Her brother, Louis WARD, and Sam GUST accompanied them home. (30 Jul 1936)

-Louis WARD, who has employment in Detroit, is visiting his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. D. H. WARD. (28 Jan 1937)

-Mrs. Ruth STOLIKER and daughter of Ferdale, are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. H. WARD. (28 Jan 1937)

-Louis WARD of Detroit spent the week end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry WARD. (3 Jun 1937)

-Mrs. David WARD Passed Away
Mrs. David WARD, age 56 years, who had been a resident of Grayling since she was less than two years old, passed away at her home Sunday. Mrs. WARD had been in ill health for about three years and for some time and been so feeble that she was unable to leave her home.
Edna KELLY was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Carson KELLY October 13, 1880 at Gaines, Michigan and the family came to Grayling two years later. Except for a short time spent in Detroit and Ferndale, this had always been her home. Mrs. WARD was educated in Grayling schools and at a young age was united in marriage to David WARD of Caro. To the union four children were born, all of whom survive.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Michelson Memorial church, Rev. STEVENS of Higgens Lake officiating. Interment was in Elmwood cemetery. Surviving the deceased besides her husband are three sons and one daughter, John Carson WARD, David WARD Jr., Grayling; Louis WARD, and Mrs. Ruth STOLIKER, Ferndale. Also a half brother Chester SMITH, Detroit. All have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement.
Those from out of town in attendance at the funeral included Mr. and Mrs. Clarence STOLIKER, Carl WARD, Louis WARD, Ferndale; Mr. and Mrs. Cecil WARD, Grand Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Elwood WARD, Caro. (24 Jun 1937)


Louis Ralph WARD

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Lewis WARD of Detroit, a former resident of Grayling, was a guest of Paul HENDRICKSON over the forth. (7 Jul 1932)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWENS, who has been visiting her daughter Mrs. Harry WARD in Ferndale since last Fall has returned to her home in Grayling for the remainder of the summer. She arrived Sunday and was accompanied by her two grandsons Carl and Louis WARD, who spent the day here. (7 Jul 1932)

-CAMP NEWS -
CAMP HIGGINS
Twenty to receive discharges from this company last week were Clarence BAGAZIN, Earl CARR, Morris CLISH, Charles CLAUSON, Jerome CUSENZA, George DOBSON, Einer JORGENSON, Frank KAROSKI, Walter KORHONEN, Floyd LOSKOS, William NELSON, Paul OSTRANDER, Edward ROBBINS, Wesley SAMMONS, Daniel SCHIATTONE, Arnold SODERMAN, Albart VANDERVEER, Louis WARD, George WESTRA, and Ralph WILLIAMS. A farewell dinner was given to these men last Thursday with short talks by Capt. MURPHY and Supt. HODGINS. (4 Oct 1934)

-Mrs. Clarence STOLIKER and children returned Saturday to their home in Detroit, after spending several weeks visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John (this should have been David or "Harry" not John) WARD. Her brother, Louis WARD, and Sam GUST accompanied them home. (30 Jul 1936)

-Louis WARD, who has employment in Detroit, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. H. WARD. (28 Jan 1937)

-Louis WARD of Detroit spent the week end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry WARD. (3 Jun 1937)


David Henry Jr. WARD

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Born Sunday night to Mr. and Mrs. Harry WARD an eight pound baby boy. (31 Oct 1918)

-Mrs. D. H. WARD and son David of Ferndale, Mich., are making her mother, Mrs. Phoebe OWEN a two weeks visit. (11 Sep 1930)

-Grayling High School to Graduate 26
Baccalaureate Sunday Evening. Class Day June 10; Commencement June 11.
Sunday evening the annual commencement exercises of Grayling High School will open with Baccalaureate services at Michelson Memorial church at 7:30 o'clock. Rev. Edgar FLORY will deliver the sermon.
The class day exercises will take place on Wednesday evening, and Commencement on Thursday evening, both beginning at 8:00 o'clock. Dr. W. W. Whitehouse of Albion college has been secured as the Commencement speaker and there should be a large crowd out to hear him.
The class has chosen as its motto "The Door of Success is Labeled Push;" the class flower is the red carnation and the colors blue and silver.
Miss Eileen FERGUSON is valedictorian of her class and Clyde BORCHERS salutatorian.
Class Officers:
William ENTSMINGER, President.
Leo LOVELY, vice president.
Eva SWANSON, Secretary.
Clyde BORCHERS< Treasurer.
Other members of the class include:
Eileen FERGUSON.
Dorothy SCHWEITZER.
Rose NEWELL.
Jennie WIRTANEN.
George HANSON.
David WARD.
Jerome BRADY.
Yvonne KRAUS.
Gertrude STREETER.
Evelyn SORENSON.
Doris LOWE.
Bernetta CHAPPEL.
Ransom MURPHY.
Lars RASMUSSON.
Harold SMITH.
Bernice Palmer.
Blanche WHEELER.
Donald SMOCK.
Virginia FELDHAUSR.
Helen MAY.
Zonela WELLS.
Vivian DAWSON.
(4 Jun 1936)


John Karson KELLY

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-A Blacksmith moved to Crawford. (could this have been John Karson KELLY?)

-John K. KELLEY was paid $1.57 witness fees, by the Board of Supervisors of Crawford County. Recommendation of the fees allowance was made on 26 Apr 1882 and audited on 27 Apr 1882. (4 May 1882)

-Mr. John KELLY gave his foot a severe gash with an axe while cutting "lightwood" for fishing at Portage Lake last Friday. He will limp around for a while feeling as though that foot was the biggest part of him. (25 May 1882)

-Mr. John KELLEY has a new blacksmith shop erected on the North side of the river near the bridge. (3 Aug 1882)

-Mr. John KELLY reports to us this morning that we have had 107 days of good sleighing and snow yet two feet deep on the level. We report, from the signs of the times at prsent writing, that we are liable to have 107 days more. (8 Mar 1883)

-There will be a picnic social for the benefit of Mr. John KELLEY's family at the residence of J. S. HARDER on Friday (to-morrow) evening under the auspices of the Ladies' Aid Society. All are invited to attend and contribute. (14 Jun 1883)

-The social given at the residence of J. S. HARDER on Friday evening last for the benefit of Mr. KELLEY and family was fairly attended and netted we understand something over $14. Mr. R. S. BABBITT and a few others who were unable to be present made up a purse of $3.50 the following morning and it was presented to Mr. K, by Mr. B. Mr. and Mrs. KELLEY are sorely afflicted - he with consumption and she with a bad hand - and having two or three small children, they are deserving of the substantial sympathy of our citizens. (21 Jun 1883).

-A gentleman whose name we are unable to learn gave a free musical entertainment at the opera house one evening last week to a large and appreciative audience. His performances on the violin and organ showed conclusively he was a master of thos instruments, and at the ending of each selection he was vociferously applauded. - The gentleman was in this locality on a "grayling hunt" under the guidance of R. S. BABBITT, sr., and it was by the solicitations of the last-named gentleman that the entertainment was given. Mr. F. B. ROSE and Mrs. Dr. WOODWORTH assisted, and we think those of our citizens who were so fortunate as to be present will bear us out in the assertion that no traveling troupe in America could have given us a richer treat of its kind. At the close a collection was taken for the benefit of Mr. KELLEY and family, which amounted to $5.70. [Since the foregoing was put in type we learn the gentleman to be Prof. SHULTZ, of Detroit.] (12 Jul 1883)

-John KELLEY took some white huckleberries to the Editor of the Avalanche. (23 Aug 1883)

-T. W. MITCHELL can be found in Jno. KELLEY's blacksmith shop, where he is prepared to do all kinds of blacksmithing. (20 Sep 1883)

-Mr. John KELLEY and family are in camp at Portage Lake, enjoying the pleasant fall weather and good fishing. (27 Sep 1883)

-MR. EDITOR: Through your paper we would like to mention our plendid Christmas gifts. Received from Mr. and Mrs. N. MICKLESON, a barrel of flour, a large smoked ham and a bountiful supply of flannel for our children's clothing, and from Mr. R. HANSON, a monster turkey and a fine lot of butter, for which we most respectfully return our sincere thanks.
J. KELLEY and Wife (27 Dec 1883)

-DIED - In this city Wednesday morning, John KELLEY, aged 40 years. Deceased leaves a wife and two children, who will receive the sympathy of the community. (27 Mar 1884)

-Some of the young people with pleasure and charity in view, organized a hop Tuesday evening and donated the proceeds, about fifteen dollars to Mrs. KELLEY. (3 Apr 1884)

- A CARD - My sincere thanks are tendered the neighbors and friends who rendered me so many kindness and great assistance during the recent illness of my husband, and gave me their sympathy in the last sad obsequies.
Mrs. John KELLEY (3 Apr 1884)

-DECORATION DAY IN GRAYING - Decoration day was observed by MARVIN Post, No. 240. G.A.R. in the decoration of the graves of our late comrades. John KELLY of Grayling and Henry MARVIN of Beaver Creek, who have gone from among us, but who are held in kindest remembrance by their former comrades, and members of the Post. The services in the morning was the decoration of Comrade KELLY's grave in the Grayling Cemetery. In the afternoon the comrades went to Beaver Creek Township, where Comrade MARVIN is buried, and strewed his grave with flowers. The wreaths were made and prsented to the Post by Mrs. O. PALMER, for which favor the members of the MARVIN Post are truly grateful. (5 Jun 1884)

-REPORT OF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF GRAYLING - (Superintendents of the Poor) - pertaining to John KELLY. (12 Jul 1884)

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Phebe Ann BARNAMAN

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication
-The social given at the residence of J. S. HARDER on Friday evening last for the benefit of Mr. KELLEY and family was fairly attended and netted we understand something over $14. Mr. R. S. BABBITT and a few others who were unable to be present made up a purse of $3.50 the following morning and it was presented to Mr. K, by Mr. B. Mr. and Mrs. KELLEY are sorely afflicted - he with consumption and she with a bad hand - and having two or three small children, they are deserving of the substantial sympathy of our citizens. (21 Jun 1883).

-Yesterday the dwelling of Mrs. KELLY came near being consumed, fire having caught in the ceiling about the pipe. Too much care cannot be taken. (Residence of N. SHELLENBERGER?) (3 Jul 1884)

-Some of the young people with pleasure and charity in view, organized a hop Tuesday evening and donated the proceeds, about fifteen dollars to Mrs. KELLEY. (3 Apr 1884)

-A CARD.
My sincere thanks are tendered the neighbors and friends who rendered me so many kindnesses and great assistance during the recent illness of my husband, and gave me their sympathy in the last sad obsequies.
MRS. JOHN KELLEY. (3 Apr 1884)

-A good lake boat 16 feet long, nearly new, for sale cheap by Mrs. P. KELLEY. (17 Jul 1884)

-Supervisor's Proceedings listed Mrs. KELLY as a recepient of money due to being poor. (13 Nov 1884)

-E. PURCHASE and family, accompanied by Mrs. KELLEY and children, spent several days last week at Portage Lake. They report having a good time fishing and berrying. (3 Sep 1885)

-Mrs. KELLY of this city raised a fine squash in her garden this season, that weighed over forty pounds. How is that for "some pumpkins." (17 Sep 1885)

-Mrs. KELLEY lost a small gold breast-pin, somewhere between the Church and Livery Stable, last Sunday week. The finder will confer a favor by returning the same to her. (22 Oct 1885)

-Mrs. KELLEY started last night on a visit to friends in Oakland County. She expects to be abscent some time. (11 Feb 1886)

-Mrs. KELLY returned on last Monday from an extended visit to friends in Oakland, Livingston, and Shiawasse counties. She reports a pleasant visit and that she is enjoying much better health than when she left here. (3 Jun 1886)

-Several cases of Diphtheria have been reported in the village. On last Friday morning the eldest child of Mrs. KELLY died and was buried without any ceremony the same day, so as to prevent infection. All others afficted with the disease have had it in a modified form. (10 Feb 1887)

-Mrs. KELLEY and daughter went to Howell last week, to spend the summer with friends in that section. (16 Jun 1887)

-Mrs. P. KELLEY has gone to Mount Pleasant (Oakland County, MI) on a short visit to friends in that city. (21 Mar 1889)

-Mrs. KELLEY returned from her visit to friends at Mt. Pleasant, last Thursday evening. (25 Apr 1889)

-Mrs. KELLEY is prepared to do all kinds of stamping on short notice. She has just received a lot of new patterns. Call and see them. (17 Apr 1890)

-E. PURCHASE and Mrs. Phebe KELLEY were married on Christmas, by Rev. S. G. TAYLOR. (3 Jan 1895)

-Mrs. P. PURCHASE shot a deer on the 13th of the month. A lucky shot, if it was an unlucky day. (3 Dec 1896)

-Game Warden E. PURCHASE is home again, in better condition than ever to care for violations of the law. We are glad to notice his recovery of health. (26 Apr 1904)

-Mr. and Mrs. E. PURCHASE went to Detroit, Monday, looking for a professional aid for Mr. PURCHASE, who has not been felling as well as he ought for some time. (12 Apr 1906)

-As we go to press, Wednesday, we learn of the sudden death of Erastus PURCHASE, during the night, but have no particulars of his demise. Farther notice will be given next week. (1 Aug 1907)

- Probate Notice.
State of Michigan
The Probate Court for the
County of Crawford

At a session of said Court, held at the Probate Office in the Village of Grayling in said county, on the 17th day of August, A.D., 1907.
Present: Hon. Wellington BATTERSON Judge of Probate.
In the matter of the estate of Erastus PURCHASE deceased.
Pheobe A. PURCHASE having filed in said court her petition praying that the administration of said estate be granted to Rolla W. BRINK or some other suitable person.
It is ordered, that the 12th day of September A.D., 1907, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, at said probate office, be and is hereby appointed for examining and allowing said account and hearing said petition.
It is further ordered, that public notice thereof be given by publication of a copy of this order, for three successive weeks previous to said day of hearing, in the Crawford Avalanche, a newspaper printed and circulated in said county.
[a true copy.]
Wellington BATTERSON,
Aug 22-3w Judge of Probate. (22 Aug 1907)


- Probate Notice
State of Michigan
The Probate Court for the
County of Crawford

In the matter of the estate of Erastus PURCHASE, Deceased late of the Village of Grayling.
Notice is hereby given that six months from the 15th day of October A.D., 1907, have been allowed for creditors to present their claims against said deceased to said court for examination and adjustment, and that all creditors of said deceased are required to present their claims to said court, at the probate office, in the Village of Grayling in said county, on or before the 15th day of April
A.D. 1908, and that said claims will be heard by said court on Wednesday the 15th day of April A.D. 1908, at ten o'clock in the forenoon.
Dated October 15th, A.D. 1907.
Wellington BATTERSON
oct 17 w Judge of Probate. (17 Oct 1907)

-Mrs. E. PURCHASE will go to Milford next Monday for the winter, if she does not get homesick. (19 Dec 1907)

-Mrs. E. PURCHASE came home from her visit at Milford last week Wednesday. She expected to be here on Tuesday p.m. but the snow held her a day on the road. (27 Feb 1908)

-FOR SALE - 1 light wagon, 1 plow, 1 scythe, snath, 2 neck yokes, 1 set trace chains, 1 cow bell, 5 peaves, etc. etc. Belonging to the estate of E. PURCHASE, deceased.
Rolla W. BRINK,
Administrator. (16 Apr 1908)

-PORTAGE LAKE POINTERS.
Mr. John R. WILLIAMS of St. Louis, Mo., arrived the 3d, and have rented the PURCHASE cottage for the summer. He will add a fine 18 ft. launch to the lake fleet this week. (9 Jul 1908)

-FOR RENT - The PURCHASE cottage at Portage Lake. Enquire of Mrs. PURCHASE, Grayling, Mich. (16 Jul 1908)

-George F. OWEN, strayed down to Grayling, a few days ago, he talked business to Mrs. PURCHASE, they concluded that one house was large enough for them, so they got married and are now at home on the farm. (12 Aug 1909)

-Mr. and Mrs. G. F. OWEN of Lovell spent two weeks of holiday time at Flint, Holly and Ortonville, returning last week thoroughly rested and happy after their visit. (12 Jan 1911)

-LOVELL'S LOCALS - George F. OWEN and wife arrived Tuesday morning from Flint where they were spending their holidays. (12 Jan 1911)

-Mrs. Geo. F. OWENS left on Tuesday of last week for a week's visit with relatives in Flint. (21 Mar 1912)

-Mr. and Mrs. George F. OWEN enjoyed Christmas at the home of Holger SCHMIDT in Grayling.
Holger SCHMIDT, with two sons and Mrs. Lotta COLEMAN, spent Tuesday forenoon with Mr. and Mrs. OWEN. (2 Jan 1913)

-Mrs. Geo. F. OWEN entertained relatives from Grayling on Saturday. (19 Mar 1914)

-LOVELLS - Mrs. F. OWENS went to Grayling Tuesday. (17 Feb 1916)

-LOVELLS - Mr. and Mrs. Geo. F. OWENS spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. T. E. DOUGLASS, in honor of Master Edgar's birthday. (9 Mar 1916)

-LOVELLS - The ladies of the Lovells sewing circle enjoyed the finest afternoon last Thurday since their organization, in the way of a sleigh ride to the home of Mrs. George F. OWENS. The ladies met at the home of Mrs. STILLWAGON and at one o'clcok they loaded into the big sleigh and with Mrs. PAPENFUS as teamster, the merry crowd traveled on. The afternoon was spent in sewing, card playing and last, but by no means least, in partaking of a sumptuous chicken dinner prepared by the hostess. The ladies presented Mrs. OWENS with a very pretty salad bowl and about 5 o'clock left for their homes voting Mrs. OWENS a royal cook and wishing it her turn to entertain more often. (9 Mar 1916)

-LOVELLS - Mrs. C. C. KEYES of Mulford, Mich. (Milford, Oakland Co., MI?), is making her neice, Mrs. G. F. OWENS a visit. (20 Apr 1916)

-W. ALGER of Lewiston is visiting at G. F. OWENS, a few days. (20 Apr 1916)

-LOVELLS - Ralph PONTIER (ROUTIER?) of Detroit spent Monday with his grandmother, Mrs. Geo. OWENS. He was accompanied by Miss Helen BAUMAN of Grayling. (14 Sep 1916)

-Harry WARD and family have moved to Lovells to reside with Mrs. WARD's mother, Mrs. George F. OWENS. (31 May 1917)

-Geo. F. OWEN and wife of Lovells have moved to Grayling for the winter. Mr. OWEN while here will do some real estate business. He says that he is getting too old to do active farming so will sell some of his farm lands in Lovells. He has several hundred acres. He brot us a sample of some of the apples he raised the past season. There was a fine lot and excellent fruit. The Wealthies variety were specially beautiful and nearly perfect in shape. He says his orchard is young but he gathered about a hundred bushels this fall. (6 Jan 1921)

-Geo. F. OWEN and wife returned home Friday of last week from a ten week's vacation spent in Southern Michigan, visiting the former's old boyhood home and other places. They spent time in Flint, Howell, Grand Blanc, Fenton, Detroit, Goodrich, Atlas and other places and report a fine time. (31 Mar 1921)

-Mrs. Harry WARD of Detroit is visiting her mother Mrs. George F. OWEN. (17 Jan 1924)

-Mrs. Henry WARD returned Saturday to Detroit after visiting her mother Mrs. Geo. F. OWENS for a month. (7 Feb 1924)

-Miss Ruth WARD arrived last Wednesday from Detroit to spend the summer months visiting her grandmother Mrs. George F. OWEN. (19 Jun 1924)

-Harry WARD and family and L. D. SHERMAN of Detroit are enjoying a vacation in Grayling. Mrs. WARD is visiting her mother Mrs. George OWENS while here. (24 Jul 1924)

- GEO. F. OWENS
PASSED AWAY
HAD BEEN RESIDENT OF CRAWFORD COUNTY 45 YEARS.

Saturday, during the night, George F. OWENS, pioneer resident and estimable citizen of Crawford county, passed away at his home, after a lingering illness, due indirectly to the infirmities of old age, he having almost reached his 75 mark. For several months he has been too feeble to leave his home. He was given every comfort during his illness and last week when his condition became serious his children who reside away were called here and were with their father when he passed away.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at Danebod hall, and was conducted by Grayling F. & A. M., of which the deceased was a member. Rev. J. Herman BAUGHN of the Michelson Memorial church delivered an impressive sermon, and the remains were laid to rst in Elmwood cemetery.
George Frank OWEN was born in Atlas, Genesee county, Michigan, April 3rd 1848, and came to Crawford county 45 years ago, locating in Lovells, where he purchased considerable land and engaged in farming. He took an active interest in civic affairs of the county and especially of Lovells township, and served as sheriff of Crawford county for two terms, between the years 1900 and 1904.
He was married at the age of 28 years to Ella DONAHUE to whom were born eight children, five of whom survive. Several years ago Mr. OWEN retired from his labors and came to Grayling to reside. He was a very fine old gentleman and always bore a sterling character, and was held in deep affection by the members of his family.
Besides his wife, three sons and two daughters survive, Ray, Glenn and Charles of Detroit, Mrs. L. WERNER of Bay City and Mrs. Holger SCHMIDT of this city. In attendance at the funeral other than those above mentioned were a sister, Mrs. F. BUZZELL and husband of Flint and a brother Charles OWEN and wife of Ortonville (Oakland County). (16 Oct 1924)

-Mrs. Harry WARD expects to return to her home in Detroit today, and will be accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Phoebe OWEN, who will remain in that city for several weeks. (23 Oct 1924)

- CARD OF THANKS.
I wish to thank my neighbors and friends for their many acts of kindness and the beautiful floral bouquets sent during the illness and death of my husband.
Mrs. Phoebe Purchase-OWEN.
Mrs. Edna WARD (23 Oct 1924)

-Miss Ruth WARD of Ferndale, grand-daughter of Mrs. Frank OWEN of this city was united in marriage April 29 to Mr. Clarence STOLLIKER of Ferndale. (7 May 1925)

-Mrs. G. F. OWENS, who has been visiting her daughter Mrs. Harry WARD of Ferndale since last fall has returned to her home here in Grayling. (14 May 1925)

-LOVELLS NEWS - Mrs. Phoebe OWEN of Grayling is visiting Mrs. NEPHEW until after Thanksgiving. (29 Nov 1925)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWEN returned the fore part of last week from Lovells where she had been visiting since before Thanksgiving. She left Tuesday for Detroit to spend the winter with her grand-daughter Mrs. Ruth STOLIKER. (24 Dec 1925)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWEN spent a few days at the MALSO farm in Maple Forest township last week. (8 Jul 1926)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWEN has gone to Ferndale to spend the winter with relatives. (2 Dec 1926)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWEN returned to her home last week after spending the winter with her daughter in Ferndale. (5 May 1927)

-Little John PAGEL, son of Alden PAGEL, who has been ill at the home of Mrs. Phoebe OWENS for a couple of weeks was removed to Mercy hospital Saturday for treatment. (26 Jan 1928)

-Little Jack PAGEL, who was taken to Mercy hospital a couple of weeks ago a pretty sick boy is recovering nicely. (9 Feb 1928)

-MAPLE FOREST ITEMS - Mrs. Phoebe OWEN of Grayling has been visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles OWEN. (7 Jun 1928)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWENS returned Wednesday from Ferndale, where she had spent a pleasant winter visiting her daughter and family. (4 Apr 1929)

- "OLDTIMERS MAKE WHOOPEE LABOR DAY
Many of the county residents met at the Beaver Creek town hall on Labor Day for the second annual homecoming and picnic of farmers and oldtimers.
Miss Ruth STOLIKER and son who are visiting her grandmother, Mrs. G. F. OWEN." (attended this celebration) (5 Sep 1929)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWEN returned home Wednesday from Ferndale where she spent the winter with her daughter, Mrs. D. H. WARD. She was accompanied by her granddaughter, Mrs. Clarence STOLICKER and son Harry who came for a short visit. (24 Apr 1930)

-Mrs. D. H. WARD and son David of Ferndale, Mich., are making her mother, Mrs. Phoebe OWEN a two weeks visit. (11 Sep 1930)

-Last Thursday afternoon twenty-three members and guests of Our Gang gathered at the home of Mrs. Sherman NEAL. This was the largest attendance the Club has had in a long time. There were six guests: Mrs. Gust WINTERLEE, Mrs. Geo. WOODS, Mrs. Wm. MOSHIER, Mrs. Wm. CHRISTENSON, Mrs. Harry WARD and Mrs. Phoebe OWENS. Birthday gifts were received by Mrs. Kenneth CLISE, Mrs. Sherman NEAL and Mrs. Frank SERVEN for the month of September. The penny prize was won by Mrs. Albert KNIBBS. A very delicious lunch was served to all by the hostess and committee. The next meeting of Our Gang will be held at the home of Mrs. Frank SERVEN on Oct. 2. (25 Sep 1930)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWENS will leave next Tuesday for Ferndale to spend the winter with her daughter Mrs. Harry WARD and family, as she has done for several years past. (11 Dec 1930)

-Maple Forest News - Mrs. Phoebe OWEN is spending a few days with the Charles OWEN family. (1 Oct 1931)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWENS, who has been visiting her daughter Mrs. Harry WARD in Ferndale since last FAll has returned to her home in Grayling for the remainder of the summer. She arrived Sunday and was accompanied by her two grandsons Carl and Louis WARD, who spent the day here. (7 Jul 1932)

-Maple Forest - Mrs. Phoepe (Phoebe) OWEN of Grayling is visiting at the home of C. E. OWEN. (13 Oct 1932)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWENS suffered a paralytic stroke at her home last night and lies quite ill. (25 May 1933)

-Phoebe OWENS Obit (see previously entered obit)

-LOVELLS - The Lovells folk are sorry to learn of the death of Mrs. OWEN at Grayling. Mrs. OWEN lived a long time in Lovells, and was liked by all. (15 Jun 1933)

-Mrs. C. C. STOLICKER and son of Detroit, who came to attend the funeral of her grandmother, Mrs. Phoebe OWENS, is remaining for the week visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. H. WARD. Mr. STOLICKER returned home Friday Night. (15 Jun 1933

-STATE OF MICHIGAN
The Probate Court for the County of Crawford.
At a session of said court, held at the Probate Office in the Village of Grayling, in said county, on the 23rd day of October, A. D. 1933.
Present, Hon. George SORENSON, Judge of Probate.
In the matter of the estate of Phoebe OWEN, nee KELLY, deceased.
Edna WARD, a daughter of said deceased, having filed in said court her petition praying that said court adjudicate and determine the date of death of said deceased, the names of those entitled by survivorship to real estate in which said deceased had an interest as life tenant, joint tenant or tenant by the entirety, and other facts essential to a determination of the rights of the parties interested in said real estate.
It is ordered, that the 19th day of November, A. D. 1933, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, at said Probate Office, be and is hereby appointed for hearing said petition.
It is further ordered, That public notice thereof be given by publication of a copy of this order, for three successive weeks previous to said day of hearing, in the Crawford Avalanche, a newspaper printed and circulated in said county.
George SORENSON,
Judge of Probate.
A true Copy,
George SORENSON,
Judge of Probate 10-26-4 (9 Nov 1933)


-STATE OF MICHIGAN
The Probate Court for the County of Crawford.
In the matter of the estate of Phoebe OWEN, nee KELLY, late of the Village of Grayling, said County, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that four months from the 20th day of November, A. D. 1933, have been allowed for creditors to present their claims against said deceased to said court for examination and adjustment, and that all creditors of said deceased are required to present their claims to said court, at the probate office, in the Village of Grayling in said County, on or before the 26th day of March, A. D. 1934, and that said claims will be heard by said court on Monday, the 26th day of March, A. D. 1934, at ten o'clock in the afternoon.
Dated this 20th day of November, A. D. 1933.
George SORENSON,
Judge of Probate.
A true copy.
George SORENSON,
Judge of Probate 11-23-4 (23 Nov 1933)


Cora E. KELLY

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Eldest Child of Mrs. KELLEY died. (10 Feb 1887)

- LITTLE CORA (KELLY)
The Spring may chase the winter's gloom,
The Summer flowers may bud and bloom,
The Autumn's precious fruits may bear,
But little Cora won't be there,

Her little playmates as before,
May build their castles by the door,
Or hide and seek in healthful glee,
But where will playful Cora be?

There still may be her little sled,
Her knife and plate from which she fed,
Her cloak, her hat and vacant chair,
But litle sister won't be there.

It is well indeed that we should weep,
Who would wake her from her sleep?
Her spirit joins the Heavenly train,
And who would wish her back again?


John Karson Kelley WARD "Bud"

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-SCHOOL NOTES - John WARD, Farnum MATSON and Alexander ATKINSON had an E in spelling every day last week. (9 Nov 1916)

-John WARD of Detroit, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry WARD who formerly resided in Grayling, is enjoying a camping trip in Grayling for a few weeks. (17 Jul 1930)

-John WARD of Grayling was fishing in Lovells last week. (21 May 1936)

-John WARD did a good job of painting of the front office of the Avalanche. It is in white gloss and looks fine. But the biggest revelation is the job done by Jimmie MILLER in which he turned the dusky walls of the work rooms into bright shiny aluminum. Aluminum paint was applied to the ceiling as well and the interior looks like bright metal. It's going to take us a few more days to get settled and then callers will be welcome. (13 Apr 1939)


Jeanette "Nettie" AEBLI

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-DIED - Feb. 17 the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. R. HARRIS. (14 Feb 1907)

-Interesting Items of News Gathered From the Files of the Avalanche of 23 Years Ago - Thursday, July 14, 1910
BORN - to Mr. and Mrs. Roy HARRIS, Sunday, July 19th, an 8-pound daughter. All well. (13 Jul 1933)

-Interesting Items of News Gathered From the Files of the Avalanche of 23 Years Ago - Thursday, Feb. 18, 1913
Mrs. Roy HARRIS was taken to Mercy Hospital Tuesday, for treatment. (13 Feb 1936)

- The members of the class who look forward to graduation are.....Annabelle HARRIS. (plus 30 others) (21 May 1931)

-31 RECEIVE DIPLOMAS
CLASS DAY EXERCISES TONIGHT
COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM FRIDAY NIGHT
The members of the class are as follows:
Annabelle HARRIS, daughter of Mrs. Nettie DAVIS. (11 Jun 1931)

-Mrs. Henry BORCHERS, and her sister Mrs. Nettie DAVIS and the latter's daughter Miss Annabelle HARRIS spent a few days visiting friends in Saginaw last week. Miss Annabelle is one of the operators at the local telephone exchange. (20 Aug 1931)

-Word was received Turesday morning by relatives of the sudden death of Fred AEBLI Sr., age 44 at his home in Bay City from a heart attack. Deceased was a son of the late Peter AEBLI and lived here for many years. His wife was formerly Eva SanCartier by whom he is survived, together with three children, Fred Jr., Beatrice and Eleanor. He was a brother of Mrs. henry BORCHERS, Mrs. Nettie HARRIS of Grayling and John, who resides in Canada. The funeral is being held this afternoon in Bay City and several relatives from Grayling are planning on attending. (18 May 1933)

-Mr. and Mrs. Henry BORCHERS, Mrs. Nettie HARRIS, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest BORCHERS, Mr. and Mrs. Emil NIEDERER and Mrs. Frank MUHR attended the funeral of Fred AEBLI in Bay City last Thursday. (25 May 1933)

-With a jack knife and a piece of white pine, Mrs. Nettie HARRIS carved the likeness of the old and much beloved picture "The End of the Trail," which is on display in the window of the Grayling Jewelry Shoppe. Mr. MILLS intends taking it to the World's Fair exposition at Chicago and put it on display. It is a very clever piece of work. Her sister Mrs. Henry BORCHERS also does a lot of jack knife carving, making animals of all kinds, which are very pretty. (13 Jul 1933)

-CARVES WITH JACK KNIFE
"Carves with a Jack Knife" is the caption of an article appearing in the Detroit Free Press Sunday, telling about the genius of Mrs. Nettie HARRIS as a wood carver. The article reads as follows:
Minitures of Deer Show Woman's Unique Genius
Ever since she was a little girl, Mrs. Nettie HARRIS, of Grayling, has carved things. in the old days, when she lived on a farm, the fence posts and rails showed evidence of her work. Today, nothing makes her happier than to be busy with a pocket knife on a block of soft wood, shaping it and making it live.
Last summer, she saw a wild deer in the woods near Grayling. Carefully she observed its manner; the alert ears, the long slender legs, the white tail, the questioning eyes. Then she went home and carved a deer out of white pine, wood which once grew in thick forests about Grayling.
Mrs. HARRIS works without models. First she outlines the work on the woodblock with a pencil, then carves patiently with the picket-knife. Every little detail is fashioned from memory. The finished work is not smoothed, but the final artistic knife-cuts are left, to show that the work is done entirely by hand.
The collection of deer now includes does and fawns and bucks in various poses. Some of them stand all alert, as if disturbed by a hunter, others are grazing or licking saltblocks, while still others are pictured on the run, as if escaping from danger.
She has tried carving other wild animals also, but she says she likes carving deer best. She likes their graceful poses, their beautiful proportions, their wild appearance. She carves because she likes to do so, and as the little figures come to life, each knife-stroke betrays genius-untrained but genuine. (21 Dec 1933)

-Mrs. Nettie HARRIS and daughter Annabelle and Mrs. Henry BORCHERS spent Wednesday in Saginaw and Flint visiting relatives. (13 Sep 1934)

-Milton BEAUCHANT, a woodcarver of Lapeer, arrived Tuesday to be the guest of Mrs. Nettie HARRIS for a few days. (6 Dec 1934)

-Mrs. Nettie HARRIS and Mrs. Warren STEPHEN and daughter, Joanne, have moved from the Henry BORCHERS residence to the house formerly occupied by the George LUTZ family. (23 May 1934)

-Have you noticed the wood carvings, which are on display in some of our local business places? They are the work of Mrs. Nettie HARRIS, and are worthy of much praise. (18 Nov 1937)

-Mrs. Nettie HARRIS underwent an emergency operation at Mercy Hospital Sunday morning. She is reported as getting along nicely. (20 Jan 1938)

-Mrs. Nettie HARRIS, who underwent an operation at Mercy Hospital a couple of weeks ago, is recovering nicely and will soon be able to leave the hospital. (3 Feb 1938)


Clarence Victor STOLIKER

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Miss Ruth WARD of Ferndale, grand-daughter of Mrs. Frank OWEN of this city was united in marriage April 29 to Mr. Clarence STOLLIKER of Ferndale. (7 May 1925)

-LOVELLS NEWS - Word has been received of the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence STOLIKER of Detroit. He has been named Fredrick Neely. Mrs. STOLIKER will be remembered by Lovells friends as Miss Ruth WARD. (24 Jun 1926)

-Mr. and Mrs. Clarence STOLIKER and little son Frederick of Detroit were here visiting Mrs. STOLIKER's old schoolmates Saturday. She will be remembered as Miss Ruth WARD. (14 Jul 1927)

-LOVELLS - Mr. and Mrs. Harry WARD and Mr. and Mrs. Clare STOLICKER of Grayling visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Glen GREGG last Friday. (15 Jun 1933)

-Mrs. C. C. STOLICKER and son of Detroit, who came to attend the funeral of her grandmother, Mrs. Phoebe OWENS, is remaining for the week visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. H. WARD. Mr. STOLICKER returned home Friday Night. (15 Jun 1933)

-Mr. and Mrs. Clarence STOLIKER and children of Detroit visited Mrs. STOLIKER's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry WARD over the week end. (30 May 1935)

-Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry WARD over the week were their daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. C. V. STOLIKER and children, and Mr. STOLIKER's mother, Mrs. Joseph STOLIKER, all of Ferndale. They brought their new daughter Phoebe Ann, who is only a few weeks old to see her grandparents. (7 Nov 1935)


Ruth Magelin WARD

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Born to Mr. and Mrs. H. WARD of Frederic, January 16, a daughter. (8 Feb 1906)

-SCHOOL NOTES. - Interesting News from our Educational Institution - Ruth WARD is absent from school on account of illness.. (5 Dec 1912)

-Ruth WARD is out of school with rheumatism. (22 Mar 1917)

-SCHOOL NOTES - Olive WILBUR, Ruth WARD and Katie HANOVER are missed in the fifth grade, Olive having gone to Lansing and Ruth to Beaver Creek (Gratiot Co.?). (24 May 1917)

-SCHOOL NOTES - Ruth WARD entered the Sixth B Monday. (15 Nov 1917)

-List of Pupils Receiving Eighth Grade Diplomas in Crawford County, Grayling.
Ruth WARD (3 Jun 1920)

-LOVELLS - Ruth WARD of Grayling spent Easter Sunday with Miss Cora NEPHEW. (20 Apr 1922)

-Miss Ruth WARD arrived last Wednesday from Detroit to spend the summer months visiting her grandmother Mrs. George F. OWEN. (19 Jun 1924)

-Miss Ruth WARD of Ferndale, grand-daughter of Mrs. Frank OWEN of this city was united in marriage April 29 to Mr. Clarence STOLLIKER of Ferndale. (7 May 1925)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWEN returned the fore part of last week from Lovells where she had been visiting since before Thanksgiving. She left Tuesday for Detroit to spend the winter with her grand-daughter Mrs. Ruth STOLIKER. (24 Dec 1925)

-LOVELLS NEWS - Word has been received of the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence STOLIKER of Detroit. He has been named Fredrick Neely. Mrs. STOLIKER will be remembered by Lovells friends as Miss Ruth WARD. (24 Jun 1926)

-Mr. and Mrs. Clarence STOLIKER and little son Frederick of Detroit were here visiting Mrs. STOLIKER's old schoolmates Saturday. She will be remembered as Miss Ruth WARD. (14 Jul 1927)

- "OLDTIMERS MAKE WHOOPEE LABOR DAY
Many of the county residents met at the Beaver Creek town hall on Labor Day for the second annual homecoming and picnic of farmers and oldtimers.
Miss Ruth STOLIKER and son who are visiting her grandmother, Mrs. G. F. OWEN." (attended this celebration) (5 Sep 1929)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWEN returned home Wednesday from Ferndale where she spent the winter with her daughter, Mrs. D. H. WARD. She was accompanied by her granddaughter, Mrs. Clarence STOLICKER and son Harry who came for a short visit. (24 Apr 1930)

-LOVELLS - Mr. and Mrs. Harry WARD and Mr. and Mrs. Clare STOLICKER of Grayling visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Glen GREGG last Friday. (15 Jun 1933)

-Mrs. C. C. STOLICKER and son of Detroit, who came to attend the funeral of her grandmother, Mrs. Phoebe OWENS, is remaining for the week visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. H. WARD. Mr. STOLICKER returned home Friday Night. (15 Jun 1933)

-Mrs. Ruth STOLICKER of Ferndale is here taking care of her mother who has been ill all winter. (29 Mar 1944)

-Mr. and Mrs. Clarence STOLIKER and children of Detroit visited Mrs. STOLIKER's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry WARD over the week end. (30 May 1935)

-Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry WARD over the week were their daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. C. V. STOLIKER and children, and Mr. STOLIKER's mother, Mrs. Joseph STOLIKER, all of Ferndale. They brought their new daughter Phoebe Ann, who is only a few weeks old to see her grandparents. (7 Nov 1935)

-Mr. and Mrs. John (this should have been David or "Harry" not John) WARD are enjoying a three weeks' visit from their daughter, Mrs. Clarence STOLIKER, and children, of Ferndale. (9 Jul 1936)

-Mrs. Clarence STOLIKER and children returned Saturday to their home in Detroit, after spending several weeks visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John (this should have been David or "Harry" not John) WARD. Her brother, Louis WARD, and Sam GUST accompanied them home. (30 Jul 1936)

-Mrs. Ruth STOLIKER and daughter of Ferdale, are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. H. WARD. (28 Jan 1937)

-David H. WARD, Sr., has gone to Ferndale to spend several weeks with his daughter, Mrs. Ruth STOLIKER. (1 Jul 1937)


Frederick Neely STOLIKER

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Mr. and Mrs. Clarence STOLIKER and little son Frederick of Detroit were here visiting Mrs. STOLIKER's old schoolmates Saturday. She will be remembered as Miss Ruth WARD. (14 Jul 1927)

- "OLDTIMERS MAKE WHOOPEE LABOR DAY
Many of the county residents met at the Beaver Creek town hall on Labor Day for the second annual homecoming and picnic of farmers and oldtimers.
Miss Ruth STOLIKER and son who are visiting her grandmother, Mrs. G. F. OWEN." (attended this celebration) (5 Sep 1929)


Harry Edward STOLIKER

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Mrs. Phoebe OWEN returned home Wednesday from Ferndale where she spent the winter with her daughter, Mrs. D. H. WARD. She was accompanied by her granddaughter, Mrs. Clarence STOLICKER and son Harry who came for a short visit. (24 Apr 1930)


Phoebe Ann STOLIKER

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry WARD over the week were their daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. C. V. STOLIKER and children, and Mr. STOLIKER's mother, Mrs. Joseph STOLIKER, all of Ferndale. They brought their new daughter Phoebe Ann, who is only a few weeks old to see her grandparents. (7 Nov 1935)


Erastus PURCHASE

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-E. PURCHASE, Proprietor of City Livery Stable. (21 Jun 1883)

-Mr. E. PURCHASE, of Saginaw City, has bought the livery business recently established by J. D. KING, and the same has been removed to the barn belonging to D. LONDON.
For the accomodation of those who desire to visit Portage Lake on Sundays, Mr. E. PURCHASE will run a bus twice every Sabbath, leaving the Grayling House at 8 o'clock a. m. and 2 o'clock p. m., and returning at 12 o'clock m. and 6 p. m. Fare for round trip 50 ents each. (21 Jun 1883).

-Messrs. R. HANSON and E. PURCHASE went to east Saginaw yesterday to attend the fair. (27 Sep 1883).

-Sheriff HUM, Pros. Att'y SWARTHOUT and Mr. PURCHASE went out to the lake the other day and brought in a nice deer. (25 Oct 1883)

-Mr. and Mrs. J. C. SILSBEE depart today for Arbela, Tuscola county, where they will hereafter reside. Their residence in this city has been rented by Mr. E. PURCHASE, who will move therein this week. (1 Nov 1883)

-Mr. and Mrs. MASTERS, and Mr. PURCHASE and daughters, started down the river on Tuesday morning intent on catching grayling, or a cold. (14 Aug 1884)

-Rumor of PURCHASE disposing of his livery stable. (23 Oct 1884)

-PURCHASE sold Livery business. (30 Oct 1884)

-Messrs. CONNINE, PURCHASE and MASTERS returned from their hunt on last Saturday evening, having captured a fine buck, weighing over two hundred pounds. They saw much deer but they would not stand still long enough for a bullet to reach them. (27 Nov 1884)

-Wm. E. CRANE, Attorney at Law, Saginaw, Mich., has been the guest of his uncle, Mr. E. PURCHASE, for a few days this week. (18 Dec 1884)

-E. PURCHASE ornamented his property and lot on Cedar Street, this week, by setting out some shade trees along the walk. (14 May 1885)

-Last Thursday night, E. PURCHASE and party took 150 pounds of green bass from Portage Lake. J. O. HADLEY and assistants are reported to have taken on the same night over 300 lbs., and it was a poor night for catching fish too. (21 May 1885)

-Mrs. Ada WATTS, of Saginaw, is visiting her father, Mr. E. PURCHASE. (2 Jul 1885)

-ITEMS OF INTEREST
FOR THE WEEKS CORRESPONDING
WITH THE PRESENT - IN THE
HISTORY OF GRAYLING.
1885.
Death of daughter of E. PURCHASE, at Saginaw, aged 19 years. (26 Jul 1894)

-E. PURCHASE and family, accompanied by Mrs. KELLEY and children, spent several days last week at Portage Lake. They report having a good time fishing and berrying. (3 Sep 1885)

-Messers. PURCHASE and INGERSON will put in a million feet, banking on the Au Sable, below Steven's bridge. (29 Oct 1885)

-Messrs. INGERSON and PURCHASE, in addition to the lumbering they are doing for themselves, are going to put in one million feet into the Au Sable, for the POTTS Lumber Co. (Dec 1885-Jan 1886)

-E. PURCHASE will pay $25.00 to anyone who will furnish him with positive evidence in regard to who is poisoning the dogs about the town. His dog has been poisoned and SHOPPENAGON's Cap. Neither of these dogs were vicious or dangerous and to poison them through mere wilfulness was shameful. (14 Jan 1886)

-A 24 mile tramp over the slippery track of Tuesday brought us (ye editor) to the lumber camp of Messrs. PURCHASE & INGERSON, where we found Mr. J. NEIDERER and wife, who preside over the culinary department. We thought we saw a look of sympathy pass between them, and in about three minutes a table was spread with a repast that would have put to shame many first class hotels, to which we did ample justice, and with strength renewed, we made the remaining eight miles to town in just an hour and a half by "Doyle's Rule," which we carried. (11 Feb 1886)

-On last Saturday morning, E. PURCHASE killed a large grey rat, which is said to be the first of his kind ever seen here. (25 Feb 1886)

-We clip the following items from the Grayling correspondence of the Roscommon News.
Mr. E. PURCHASE lost a horse recently. Cause of death, old age. (4 Mar 1886)

-We clip the following items from the Grayling correspondence of the Roscommon News.
"Mr. Charles INGERSON and Mr. E. PURCHASE have just finished putting in 1,000,000 feet of logs into the Au Sable for Salling, Hanson & Co." (4 Mar 1886)

-Messrs. PURCHASE and INGERSON, finished lumbering and broke camp on last Thursday, for the winter. (15 Apr 1886)

-E. PURCHASE has contracted for the building of an addition to his residence on Cedar street. F. DECKROW has the contract. (29 Apr 1886)

-E. PURCHASE is grading his lot, and the street adjacent thereto, which will be a big improvement, more especially when the new buildings and fences are completed. (29 Apr 1886)

-The question that is agitating Grayling from center to circumference at present is, who stole Mr. E. PURCHASE's big pickerel. (6 May 1886)

-E. PURCHASE went to East Saginaw last week, and returned on Monday. (3 Jun 1886)

-Messrs. PURCHASE and FORTIER have built a neat boat-house just below the dam. (24 Jun 1886)

-E. PURCHASE has put up a stable and had the street next his property cut down to grade, making quite an improvement in the appearance of things in general. (8 Jul 1886)

-E. PURCHASE and his daughter, Miss Jennie returned from a visit to friends in Saginaw, last Saturday. (22 Jul 1886)

-E. PURCHASE went to Saginaw last Monday. (2 Sep 1886)

-Our thanks are due E. PURCHASE and A. H. MARSH, for several ears of corn raised in this county. Corn can be raised successfully by procuring the right kind of seed. Rev. C. W. WEST of center plains raised five acres of nice corn this season that will mature in this climate. (16 Sep 1886)

-E. PURCHASE, of Grayling, is an applicant for the position of State Fish and Game Commissioner. (17 Mar 1887)

-E. PURCHASE and his daughter Jennie went sleighing the early part of this week, and were dumped in the snow. No serious damage was inflicted, also both attended the theater last Monday night. (24 Mar 1887)

-E. PURCHASE returned last Saturday, from a visit to the southern part of the state. (12 May 1887)

-Messrs. HUM, MASTERS and PURCHASE returned from their fishing excursion, last Saturday, having taken more pounds of fish in the same length of time than ever before. Fishing was good but they got more bites than fish, as each one looks as if they had just been discharged from a small pox hospital. (9 Jun 1887)

-E. PURCHASE was awarded first money in the horse race at Roscommon on the Forth. (12 Jul 1888)

-Messrs. PURCHASE, OLSON, MARTIN and ROBINSON attended the Saginaw races last week, and report some excellent sport. (26 Jul 1888)

-M. and A. PURCHASE, brothers of E. PURCHASE of this place, with three friends from Saginaw, went down the Au Sable for a grand hunt last Tuesday morning. (15 Nov 1888)

-E. PURCHASE returned from a weeks visit to his farm, last Saturday morning. (13 Dec 1888)

-E. PURCHASE was a member of the Sir Knights of Crawford Tent No. 192, K.O.T.M., of Grayling, Mich. (25 Apr 1889)

-E. PURCHASE, of Grayling, took in the fair here on the third day. (26 Sep 1889)

-E. PURCHASE came near "shuffling off this mortal coil" Monday night. A dose of Aconite Liniment was administered to him by mistake. He comprehended the situation, and by prompt use of an emetic, averted any serious consequence. (14 Nov 1889)

-For sale cheap - A first class pair of oxen, five years old, well broken and all right. E. PURCHASE. (21 Nov 1889)

-Mr. Will ROUTIER, of Saginaw was the guest of E. PURCHASE and family last Sunday. (21 Nov 1889)

-For sale cheap - A first class pair of oxen, five years old, well broken and all right. E. PURCHASE. (28 Nov 1889)

-E. PURCHASE vs. T. F. HASTINGS, Replevin; Judgment for defendant. (16 Jan 1890)

-Married at the residence of E. PURCHASE Esq., in this village, Monday, Jan. 20, Miss Jennie PURCHASE, and Mr. W. A. ROUTEIR, of Saginaw, Wm. WOODBURN, J. P., officiating. The happy couple took the noon train for their new home in Saginaw where Jennie will be followed by the best wishes of hosts of friends. (23 Jan 1890)

-E. PURCHASE left a sample of the timothy grown on his farm in the hardwood. It is nearly five feet in length. (17 Jul 1890)

-E. PURCHASE attended the races at Saginaw, last week and reports some fine work. (24 Jul 1890)

-E. PURCHASE, of Grayling, was in the village yesterday and made the News a pleasant call. He looked well and says he will try to be with us during the fair. - Roscommon News. (18 Sep 1890)

-E. PURCHASE is running a free dray. (28 May 1891)

-E. PURCHASE and his friends secured nine deer, on the South Branch. (26 Nov 1891)

-E. PURCHASE and Geo. ALEXANDER of Grayling were registered at the West Branch House. Saturday. - West Branch Times. (30 Jun 1892)

-Grove Items - The lumbering in our part of the town is about over. E. PURCHASE will finish this week, and W. W. METCALF in about two weeks. (2 Feb 1893)

-E. PURCHASE and Mrs. Phebe KELLEY were married on Christmas, by Rev. S. G. TAYLOR. (3 Jan 1895)

-E. Purchase had the misfortune of quite a scratch in the eye from a limb of a falling tree. A close call for the optic. (17 Jan 1895)

-The Democratic County Convention nominate E. PURCHASE - Surveyor. (8 Oct 1896)

-PURCHASE was beaten by William BLANSHAN for County Surveyor by 353 to 344 votes. (5 Nov 1896)

-Game Warden PURCHASE was in town, Saturday, his agricutural persuits giving him some time for other business. (16 Sep 1897)

-GAme Warden PURCHASE pulled a couple of hunters from Eaton county, yesterday, for shipping deer boxed and without the license coupons, but they were discharged, as no warrant of law could be found to fit the charge as brought. (2 Dec 1897)

-Game Warden E. PURCHASE came in from his farm, Friday, and said the roads were the nearest impassable he had ever known them. (10 Feb. 1898)

-E. PURCHASE dug his way through the snowdrifts, Tuesday, making an all-days trip from his place. (24 Feb 1898)

-County Warden PURCHASE has been close on track of violators of the fish law during the season, and after a visit from the state warden received a flattering letter for his efficient work. (31 Aug 1899)

-E. PURCHASE got a severe fall on the ice, a few days ago, fracturing two ribs, and giving him a general shaking up. (25 Jan 1900)

-Game Warden PURCHASE came up from the farm, Sunday, being nine hours on the road, instead of three, as usual. The warm weather was too much for the snow and ice. (28 Mar 1900)

-Game Warden PURCHASE arrested a man for taking fish which had not grown to the statutory length, and Justice McELROY said five dollars and costs, which was paid. The fish was to blame for not growing faster. (10 May 1900)

-At the Democratic convention, last Saturday, Jos. PATTERSON and Thos. LEWIS were elected delegates to the state convention, C. O. McCULLOUGH and A. J. LOVE to the congressional; A. J. STILWELL and R. McELROY to the senatorial and John LEECE and Erastus PURCHASE to the legislative. (19 Jul 1900)

-Game Warden PURCHASE had a party from Charlotte arrested for Assault and Battery, who plead guilty, and Justice McCULLOCH said five dollars and costs would pay the bill, which was done. (29 Nov 1900)

-E. PURCHASE has been again commissioned as county game warden. State Warden MORSE gives him great credit for his work in the past two years. (28 Feb 1901)

-Game Warden PURCHASE came up from the farm, Sunday, being nine hours on the road, instead of three, as usual. The warm weather was too much for the snow and ice. (28 Mar 1901)

-County Game Warden PURCHASE was in town Saturday, and says, the fire that swept through the south branch section, last week, was the hottest they ever experienced. the bridge at his place, as well as the Mantz Bridge, was entirely destroyed. (16 May 1901)

-E. PURCHASE was reported dead a week ago by the Roscommon News. He was in town last Friday and was decidedly lively for a corps. (5 Dec 1901)

-THE ELECTION.
Monday morning Grayling was covered with a mantle of pure snow, indicative of the political purity of the place, as proven by the result given below. Both parties having put in nomination a clean ticket, there was no unusual strife and the general result is about the party standing in this town.
SOUTH BRANCH.
Democratic Ticket-Supervisor, F. P. RICHARDSON; Clerk, Chas. A. COOK; Treasurer, J. M. SMITH, High. Commissioner, George M. COOK; Just. of the Peace, full term, C. BRISTOL; Vacancy, Frank LELINE; School Inspector, W. SHELLENBERGER; Board of Review, full term. E. PURCHASE; Vancancy, Wilson HICKEY; Constables, Conrad WEHNES, Wm. COOK, Jacob KESTENHOLTZ and Geo. LELINE. (10 Apr 1902)

-Having sold my farm, I offer for sale at low values, one pair of horses, with harness, wagon and sleighs; four cows, logging camp outfit and farming tools. Terms will be made to suit purchasers, though cash will not be refused.
E. PURCHASE. (30 Mar 1905)

-THE TOWNSHIP TICKETS.
At the Republican caucus for the township of Grayling, held Wednesday evening, March 22, the following ticket was nominated:
Constables - Archie P. CHARRON, Otto JOHNSON, John EVERETT, Erastus PURCHASE. (30 Mar 1905)

-County Game Warden, E. PURCHASE, is making it lively for violators of the law. He believes in its enforcement, and has already received the conviction of seven. (8 Jun 1905)

-Chief SHOPENAGONS was arrested Monday for assault and battery on the person of Game Warden PURCHASE. (12 Oct 1905)

-The jury said "Not Guilty" in the case against SHOPPENEGANS. We do not agree at all with the virdict as a matter of law though we would regret to see the old man suffer. (19 Oct 1905)

-DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS.
At the town hall last Friday evening, the caucus was called to order by C. O. McCULLOUGH, and W. McCULLOUGH elected chairman, and C. O. McCULLOUGH secretary, W. HAVENS, S. C. PETERSON and E. PURCHASE was appointed tellers. The officers were duly sworn, and the following ticket was placed in nomination:
Supervisor-John F. HUM.
clerk-Hans P. OLSEN.
Treasurer-Lucien FOURNIER.
Commissioner of Highway-Julius NELSON.
Justice of the Peace-Robert McELROY.
School Inspector-William NOLAN.
Member of the baord of Review-Hugo SCHRIEBER.
Constables-Christian HEMMINGSON, James C. FOREMAN and Erastus PURCHASE.
Township committee for the ensuing year, William McCULLOUGH, John LEECE and Henry FELDHAUSER. (29 Mar 1906)

-Mr. and Mrs. E. PURCHASE went to Detroit, Monday, looking for a professional aid for Mr. PURCHASE, who has not been felling as well as he ought for some time. (12 Apr 1906)

-Game Warden E. PURCHASE is home again, in better condition than ever to care for violations of the law. We are glad to notice his recovery of health. (26 Apr 1906)

-Game and Fish Warden PURCHASE, has made one arrest for violation of the fish law, in using a net within 100 feet of the dam. The Jury returned a verdict of guilty, and Justice MAHON said five dollars and costs, or fifteen days, which is the minimum penalty. (3 May 1906)

-Game Warden PURCHASE caught two men scooping fish from the chute at the dam with their hands. They had removed a plank from the cover and were filling their baskets from the several steps of the ladder. PURCHASE scooped the men and their fish. The men plead guilty, and MAHON allowed them to go free - on payment of the usual fine and costs. (17 May 1906)

-Warden PURCHASE caught a victim on the North Branch last Sunday with a number of short trout. He plead guilty to Justice MAHON, who imposed the usual fine and costs. (24 May 1906)

-Game Warden PURCHASE caught W. J. HUNSAKER, editor of a Saginaw papper, Sunday with undersized trout in his basket. He plead guilty and paid $10.35 fine and costs for his fun. (21 Jun 1906)

-E. PURCHASE bought a new team and carriage last week. (13 Sep 1906)

-E. PURCHASE 1st prize trotting $25.00. (NOTE: He won this race during the 4th of July Celebrations) (25 Jul 1907)

-As we go to press, Wednesday, we learn of the sudden death of Erastus PURCHASE, during the night, but have no particulars of his demise. Farther notice will be given next week. (1 Aug 1907)

-PURCHASE, Saginaw. - The funeral of the late Erastus PURCHASE was held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. William A. CRANE, Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. Mr. COOKE of the Free Methodist Church, officiated. W. J. McCRON rendered the hymns "Nearer My God to Thee" and "Jesus Lover of my Soul." Many of the neighbors who had known Mr. PURCHASE during the many years he lived in Tittabawassee township attended the services. The interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The pall bearers were: W. E. CRANE, Dr. B. F. A. CRANE and Ambrose CRANE, nephews of the deceased, Williiam ROTIER (ROUTIER) of Battle Creek, son-0in-law, Floyd A. CRANE, grand nephew, and Judge Riley L. CRANE. Erastus PURCHASE was born in the town of Phelps, Ontario county, New York, June 20, 1838. He was the youngest of seven sons. The family came to Tittabawassee in 1854. In 1865 he was united in marriage with Miss Melissa SOPER, who died in 1893. In 1896 he was united in marriage with Mrs. KELLEY, who survives him. To the first union four children were born, three daughters and one son, one daughters, Ada WATZ, died in 1885, and the son, Alonzo, died in 1900. Miss Emma PURCHASE and Mrs. Jennie PURCHASE-ROUTIER survive him. (15 Aug 1907)

- PROBATE NOTICE
STATE OF MICHIGAN
THE PROBATE COURT FOR THE
COUNTY OF CRAWFORD
In the matter of the estate of Erastus PURCHASE, Deceased, late of the Village of Grayling.
Notice is hereby given that six months from the 15th day of October A. D., 1907, have been allowed for creditors of said deceased are required to present their claims to said court, at the probate office, in the Village of Grayling in said county, on or before the 15th day of April A. D. 1908, and that said claims will be heard by said court on Wednesday the 15th day of April A. D. 1908, at ten o'clock in the forenoon.
Dated October 15th, A. D. 1907.
WELLINGTON BATTERSON,
Oct 17 - w Judge of Probate. (17 Oct 1907)

-PROBATE NOTICE
STATE OF MICHIGAN
The Probate Court for the County of Crawford
At a session of said court, held at the probate office, in the Village of Grayling, in said county, on the third day of August A. D. 1909.
Present: Hon. Wellington BATTERSON, Judge of Probate.
In the matter of the estate of Erastus PURCHASE, deceased.
Rolla W. BRINK having filed in said court his final administration account, and his petition praying or the allowance thereof and for the assignment and distribution of the residue of said estate.
It is ordered, that the 27th day of August A. D. 1909, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, at said probate office, be and is hereby appointed for examining and allowing said account and hearing said petition.
It is further ordered, That public notice thereof be given by publication of a copy of this order, for three successive weeks previous to said day of hearing, in the CRAWFORD AVALANCHE a newspaper printed and circulated in said county.
WELLINGTON BATTERSON,
Judge of Probate.
A true copy:
WELLINGTON BATTERSON,
aug5-3w Judge of Probate. (5 Aug 1909)


Phebe Ann BARNAMAN

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication
-The social given at the residence of J. S. HARDER on Friday evening last for the benefit of Mr. KELLEY and family was fairly attended and netted we understand something over $14. Mr. R. S. BABBITT and a few others who were unable to be present made up a purse of $3.50 the following morning and it was presented to Mr. K, by Mr. B. Mr. and Mrs. KELLEY are sorely afflicted - he with consumption and she with a bad hand - and having two or three small children, they are deserving of the substantial sympathy of our citizens. (21 Jun 1883).

-Yesterday the dwelling of Mrs. KELLY came near being consumed, fire having caught in the ceiling about the pipe. Too much care cannot be taken. (Residence of N. SHELLENBERGER?) (3 Jul 1884)

-Some of the young people with pleasure and charity in view, organized a hop Tuesday evening and donated the proceeds, about fifteen dollars to Mrs. KELLEY. (3 Apr 1884)

-A CARD.
My sincere thanks are tendered the neighbors and friends who rendered me so many kindnesses and great assistance during the recent illness of my husband, and gave me their sympathy in the last sad obsequies.
MRS. JOHN KELLEY. (3 Apr 1884)

-A good lake boat 16 feet long, nearly new, for sale cheap by Mrs. P. KELLEY. (17 Jul 1884)

-Supervisor's Proceedings listed Mrs. KELLY as a recepient of money due to being poor. (13 Nov 1884)

-E. PURCHASE and family, accompanied by Mrs. KELLEY and children, spent several days last week at Portage Lake. They report having a good time fishing and berrying. (3 Sep 1885)

-Mrs. KELLY of this city raised a fine squash in her garden this season, that weighed over forty pounds. How is that for "some pumpkins." (17 Sep 1885)

-Mrs. KELLEY lost a small gold breast-pin, somewhere between the Church and Livery Stable, last Sunday week. The finder will confer a favor by returning the same to her. (22 Oct 1885)

-Mrs. KELLEY started last night on a visit to friends in Oakland County. She expects to be abscent some time. (11 Feb 1886)

-Mrs. KELLY returned on last Monday from an extended visit to friends in Oakland, Livingston, and Shiawasse counties. She reports a pleasant visit and that she is enjoying much better health than when she left here. (3 Jun 1886)

-Several cases of Diphtheria have been reported in the village. On last Friday morning the eldest child of Mrs. KELLY died and was buried without any ceremony the same day, so as to prevent infection. All others afficted with the disease have had it in a modified form. (10 Feb 1887)

-Mrs. KELLEY and daughter went to Howell last week, to spend the summer with friends in that section. (16 Jun 1887)

-Mrs. P. KELLEY has gone to Mount Pleasant (Oakland County, MI) on a short visit to friends in that city. (21 Mar 1889)

-Mrs. KELLEY returned from her visit to friends at Mt. Pleasant, last Thursday evening. (25 Apr 1889)

-Mrs. KELLEY is prepared to do all kinds of stamping on short notice. She has just received a lot of new patterns. Call and see them. (17 Apr 1890)

-E. PURCHASE and Mrs. Phebe KELLEY were married on Christmas, by Rev. S. G. TAYLOR. (3 Jan 1895)

-Mrs. P. PURCHASE shot a deer on the 13th of the month. A lucky shot, if it was an unlucky day. (3 Dec 1896)

-Game Warden E. PURCHASE is home again, in better condition than ever to care for violations of the law. We are glad to notice his recovery of health. (26 Apr 1904)

-Mr. and Mrs. E. PURCHASE went to Detroit, Monday, looking for a professional aid for Mr. PURCHASE, who has not been felling as well as he ought for some time. (12 Apr 1906)

-As we go to press, Wednesday, we learn of the sudden death of Erastus PURCHASE, during the night, but have no particulars of his demise. Farther notice will be given next week. (1 Aug 1907)

- Probate Notice.
State of Michigan
The Probate Court for the
County of Crawford

At a session of said Court, held at the Probate Office in the Village of Grayling in said county, on the 17th day of August, A.D., 1907.
Present: Hon. Wellington BATTERSON Judge of Probate.
In the matter of the estate of Erastus PURCHASE deceased.
Pheobe A. PURCHASE having filed in said court her petition praying that the administration of said estate be granted to Rolla W. BRINK or some other suitable person.
It is ordered, that the 12th day of September A.D., 1907, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, at said probate office, be and is hereby appointed for examining and allowing said account and hearing said petition.
It is further ordered, that public notice thereof be given by publication of a copy of this order, for three successive weeks previous to said day of hearing, in the Crawford Avalanche, a newspaper printed and circulated in said county.
[a true copy.]
Wellington BATTERSON,
Aug 22-3w Judge of Probate. (22 Aug 1907)


- Probate Notice
State of Michigan
The Probate Court for the
County of Crawford

In the matter of the estate of Erastus PURCHASE, Deceased late of the Village of Grayling.
Notice is hereby given that six months from the 15th day of October A.D., 1907, have been allowed for creditors to present their claims against said deceased to said court for examination and adjustment, and that all creditors of said deceased are required to present their claims to said court, at the probate office, in the Village of Grayling in said county, on or before the 15th day of April
A.D. 1908, and that said claims will be heard by said court on Wednesday the 15th day of April A.D. 1908, at ten o'clock in the forenoon.
Dated October 15th, A.D. 1907.
Wellington BATTERSON
oct 17 w Judge of Probate. (17 Oct 1907)

-Mrs. E. PURCHASE will go to Milford next Monday for the winter, if she does not get homesick. (19 Dec 1907)

-Mrs. E. PURCHASE came home from her visit at Milford last week Wednesday. She expected to be here on Tuesday p.m. but the snow held her a day on the road. (27 Feb 1908)

-FOR SALE - 1 light wagon, 1 plow, 1 scythe, snath, 2 neck yokes, 1 set trace chains, 1 cow bell, 5 peaves, etc. etc. Belonging to the estate of E. PURCHASE, deceased.
Rolla W. BRINK,
Administrator. (16 Apr 1908)

-PORTAGE LAKE POINTERS.
Mr. John R. WILLIAMS of St. Louis, Mo., arrived the 3d, and have rented the PURCHASE cottage for the summer. He will add a fine 18 ft. launch to the lake fleet this week. (9 Jul 1908)

-FOR RENT - The PURCHASE cottage at Portage Lake. Enquire of Mrs. PURCHASE, Grayling, Mich. (16 Jul 1908)

-George F. OWEN, strayed down to Grayling, a few days ago, he talked business to Mrs. PURCHASE, they concluded that one house was large enough for them, so they got married and are now at home on the farm. (12 Aug 1909)

-Mr. and Mrs. G. F. OWEN of Lovell spent two weeks of holiday time at Flint, Holly and Ortonville, returning last week thoroughly rested and happy after their visit. (12 Jan 1911)

-LOVELL'S LOCALS - George F. OWEN and wife arrived Tuesday morning from Flint where they were spending their holidays. (12 Jan 1911)

-Mrs. Geo. F. OWENS left on Tuesday of last week for a week's visit with relatives in Flint. (21 Mar 1912)

-Mr. and Mrs. George F. OWEN enjoyed Christmas at the home of Holger SCHMIDT in Grayling.
Holger SCHMIDT, with two sons and Mrs. Lotta COLEMAN, spent Tuesday forenoon with Mr. and Mrs. OWEN. (2 Jan 1913)

-Mrs. Geo. F. OWEN entertained relatives from Grayling on Saturday. (19 Mar 1914)

-LOVELLS - Mrs. F. OWENS went to Grayling Tuesday. (17 Feb 1916)

-LOVELLS - Mr. and Mrs. Geo. F. OWENS spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. T. E. DOUGLASS, in honor of Master Edgar's birthday. (9 Mar 1916)

-LOVELLS - The ladies of the Lovells sewing circle enjoyed the finest afternoon last Thurday since their organization, in the way of a sleigh ride to the home of Mrs. George F. OWENS. The ladies met at the home of Mrs. STILLWAGON and at one o'clcok they loaded into the big sleigh and with Mrs. PAPENFUS as teamster, the merry crowd traveled on. The afternoon was spent in sewing, card playing and last, but by no means least, in partaking of a sumptuous chicken dinner prepared by the hostess. The ladies presented Mrs. OWENS with a very pretty salad bowl and about 5 o'clock left for their homes voting Mrs. OWENS a royal cook and wishing it her turn to entertain more often. (9 Mar 1916)

-LOVELLS - Mrs. C. C. KEYES of Mulford, Mich. (Milford, Oakland Co., MI?), is making her neice, Mrs. G. F. OWENS a visit. (20 Apr 1916)

-W. ALGER of Lewiston is visiting at G. F. OWENS, a few days. (20 Apr 1916)

-LOVELLS - Ralph PONTIER (ROUTIER?) of Detroit spent Monday with his grandmother, Mrs. Geo. OWENS. He was accompanied by Miss Helen BAUMAN of Grayling. (14 Sep 1916)

-Harry WARD and family have moved to Lovells to reside with Mrs. WARD's mother, Mrs. George F. OWENS. (31 May 1917)

-Geo. F. OWEN and wife of Lovells have moved to Grayling for the winter. Mr. OWEN while here will do some real estate business. He says that he is getting too old to do active farming so will sell some of his farm lands in Lovells. He has several hundred acres. He brot us a sample of some of the apples he raised the past season. There was a fine lot and excellent fruit. The Wealthies variety were specially beautiful and nearly perfect in shape. He says his orchard is young but he gathered about a hundred bushels this fall. (6 Jan 1921)

-Geo. F. OWEN and wife returned home Friday of last week from a ten week's vacation spent in Southern Michigan, visiting the former's old boyhood home and other places. They spent time in Flint, Howell, Grand Blanc, Fenton, Detroit, Goodrich, Atlas and other places and report a fine time. (31 Mar 1921)

-Mrs. Harry WARD of Detroit is visiting her mother Mrs. George F. OWEN. (17 Jan 1924)

-Mrs. Henry WARD returned Saturday to Detroit after visiting her mother Mrs. Geo. F. OWENS for a month. (7 Feb 1924)

-Miss Ruth WARD arrived last Wednesday from Detroit to spend the summer months visiting her grandmother Mrs. George F. OWEN. (19 Jun 1924)

-Harry WARD and family and L. D. SHERMAN of Detroit are enjoying a vacation in Grayling. Mrs. WARD is visiting her mother Mrs. George OWENS while here. (24 Jul 1924)

- GEO. F. OWENS
PASSED AWAY
HAD BEEN RESIDENT OF CRAWFORD COUNTY 45 YEARS.

Saturday, during the night, George F. OWENS, pioneer resident and estimable citizen of Crawford county, passed away at his home, after a lingering illness, due indirectly to the infirmities of old age, he having almost reached his 75 mark. For several months he has been too feeble to leave his home. He was given every comfort during his illness and last week when his condition became serious his children who reside away were called here and were with their father when he passed away.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at Danebod hall, and was conducted by Grayling F. & A. M., of which the deceased was a member. Rev. J. Herman BAUGHN of the Michelson Memorial church delivered an impressive sermon, and the remains were laid to rst in Elmwood cemetery.
George Frank OWEN was born in Atlas, Genesee county, Michigan, April 3rd 1848, and came to Crawford county 45 years ago, locating in Lovells, where he purchased considerable land and engaged in farming. He took an active interest in civic affairs of the county and especially of Lovells township, and served as sheriff of Crawford county for two terms, between the years 1900 and 1904.
He was married at the age of 28 years to Ella DONAHUE to whom were born eight children, five of whom survive. Several years ago Mr. OWEN retired from his labors and came to Grayling to reside. He was a very fine old gentleman and always bore a sterling character, and was held in deep affection by the members of his family.
Besides his wife, three sons and two daughters survive, Ray, Glenn and Charles of Detroit, Mrs. L. WERNER of Bay City and Mrs. Holger SCHMIDT of this city. In attendance at the funeral other than those above mentioned were a sister, Mrs. F. BUZZELL and husband of Flint and a brother Charles OWEN and wife of Ortonville (Oakland County). (16 Oct 1924)

-Mrs. Harry WARD expects to return to her home in Detroit today, and will be accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Phoebe OWEN, who will remain in that city for several weeks. (23 Oct 1924)

- CARD OF THANKS.
I wish to thank my neighbors and friends for their many acts of kindness and the beautiful floral bouquets sent during the illness and death of my husband.
Mrs. Phoebe Purchase-OWEN.
Mrs. Edna WARD (23 Oct 1924)

-Miss Ruth WARD of Ferndale, grand-daughter of Mrs. Frank OWEN of this city was united in marriage April 29 to Mr. Clarence STOLLIKER of Ferndale. (7 May 1925)

-Mrs. G. F. OWENS, who has been visiting her daughter Mrs. Harry WARD of Ferndale since last fall has returned to her home here in Grayling. (14 May 1925)

-LOVELLS NEWS - Mrs. Phoebe OWEN of Grayling is visiting Mrs. NEPHEW until after Thanksgiving. (29 Nov 1925)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWEN returned the fore part of last week from Lovells where she had been visiting since before Thanksgiving. She left Tuesday for Detroit to spend the winter with her grand-daughter Mrs. Ruth STOLIKER. (24 Dec 1925)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWEN spent a few days at the MALSO farm in Maple Forest township last week. (8 Jul 1926)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWEN has gone to Ferndale to spend the winter with relatives. (2 Dec 1926)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWEN returned to her home last week after spending the winter with her daughter in Ferndale. (5 May 1927)

-Little John PAGEL, son of Alden PAGEL, who has been ill at the home of Mrs. Phoebe OWENS for a couple of weeks was removed to Mercy hospital Saturday for treatment. (26 Jan 1928)

-Little Jack PAGEL, who was taken to Mercy hospital a couple of weeks ago a pretty sick boy is recovering nicely. (9 Feb 1928)

-MAPLE FOREST ITEMS - Mrs. Phoebe OWEN of Grayling has been visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles OWEN. (7 Jun 1928)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWENS returned Wednesday from Ferndale, where she had spent a pleasant winter visiting her daughter and family. (4 Apr 1929)

- "OLDTIMERS MAKE WHOOPEE LABOR DAY
Many of the county residents met at the Beaver Creek town hall on Labor Day for the second annual homecoming and picnic of farmers and oldtimers.
Miss Ruth STOLIKER and son who are visiting her grandmother, Mrs. G. F. OWEN." (attended this celebration) (5 Sep 1929)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWEN returned home Wednesday from Ferndale where she spent the winter with her daughter, Mrs. D. H. WARD. She was accompanied by her granddaughter, Mrs. Clarence STOLICKER and son Harry who came for a short visit. (24 Apr 1930)

-Mrs. D. H. WARD and son David of Ferndale, Mich., are making her mother, Mrs. Phoebe OWEN a two weeks visit. (11 Sep 1930)

-Last Thursday afternoon twenty-three members and guests of Our Gang gathered at the home of Mrs. Sherman NEAL. This was the largest attendance the Club has had in a long time. There were six guests: Mrs. Gust WINTERLEE, Mrs. Geo. WOODS, Mrs. Wm. MOSHIER, Mrs. Wm. CHRISTENSON, Mrs. Harry WARD and Mrs. Phoebe OWENS. Birthday gifts were received by Mrs. Kenneth CLISE, Mrs. Sherman NEAL and Mrs. Frank SERVEN for the month of September. The penny prize was won by Mrs. Albert KNIBBS. A very delicious lunch was served to all by the hostess and committee. The next meeting of Our Gang will be held at the home of Mrs. Frank SERVEN on Oct. 2. (25 Sep 1930)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWENS will leave next Tuesday for Ferndale to spend the winter with her daughter Mrs. Harry WARD and family, as she has done for several years past. (11 Dec 1930)

-Maple Forest News - Mrs. Phoebe OWEN is spending a few days with the Charles OWEN family. (1 Oct 1931)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWENS, who has been visiting her daughter Mrs. Harry WARD in Ferndale since last FAll has returned to her home in Grayling for the remainder of the summer. She arrived Sunday and was accompanied by her two grandsons Carl and Louis WARD, who spent the day here. (7 Jul 1932)

-Maple Forest - Mrs. Phoepe (Phoebe) OWEN of Grayling is visiting at the home of C. E. OWEN. (13 Oct 1932)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWENS suffered a paralytic stroke at her home last night and lies quite ill. (25 May 1933)

-Phoebe OWENS Obit (see previously entered obit)

-LOVELLS - The Lovells folk are sorry to learn of the death of Mrs. OWEN at Grayling. Mrs. OWEN lived a long time in Lovells, and was liked by all. (15 Jun 1933)

-Mrs. C. C. STOLICKER and son of Detroit, who came to attend the funeral of her grandmother, Mrs. Phoebe OWENS, is remaining for the week visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. H. WARD. Mr. STOLICKER returned home Friday Night. (15 Jun 1933

-STATE OF MICHIGAN
The Probate Court for the County of Crawford.
At a session of said court, held at the Probate Office in the Village of Grayling, in said county, on the 23rd day of October, A. D. 1933.
Present, Hon. George SORENSON, Judge of Probate.
In the matter of the estate of Phoebe OWEN, nee KELLY, deceased.
Edna WARD, a daughter of said deceased, having filed in said court her petition praying that said court adjudicate and determine the date of death of said deceased, the names of those entitled by survivorship to real estate in which said deceased had an interest as life tenant, joint tenant or tenant by the entirety, and other facts essential to a determination of the rights of the parties interested in said real estate.
It is ordered, that the 19th day of November, A. D. 1933, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, at said Probate Office, be and is hereby appointed for hearing said petition.
It is further ordered, That public notice thereof be given by publication of a copy of this order, for three successive weeks previous to said day of hearing, in the Crawford Avalanche, a newspaper printed and circulated in said county.
George SORENSON,
Judge of Probate.
A true Copy,
George SORENSON,
Judge of Probate 10-26-4 (9 Nov 1933)


-STATE OF MICHIGAN
The Probate Court for the County of Crawford.
In the matter of the estate of Phoebe OWEN, nee KELLY, late of the Village of Grayling, said County, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that four months from the 20th day of November, A. D. 1933, have been allowed for creditors to present their claims against said deceased to said court for examination and adjustment, and that all creditors of said deceased are required to present their claims to said court, at the probate office, in the Village of Grayling in said County, on or before the 26th day of March, A. D. 1934, and that said claims will be heard by said court on Monday, the 26th day of March, A. D. 1934, at ten o'clock in the afternoon.
Dated this 20th day of November, A. D. 1933.
George SORENSON,
Judge of Probate.
A true copy.
George SORENSON,
Judge of Probate 11-23-4 (23 Nov 1933)


George Frank OWEN

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Mason Work, Etc.
Plastering
and
Kalsomining.
The undersigned having located at
Grayling, wishes to announce to the
PUBLIC
that he is prepared to do all kinds of
WORK in his line TO PERFECTION.
and at
Prices to suit the Times.
Frank OWENS,
Grayling, Michigan (28 May 1879)

-Mr. TURNER is having his house plastered. Mr. OWENS is the man who is throwing the mud. (4 Jun 1879)

-George F. OWEN - was elected clerk of Maple Forest. (7 Apr 1881)

- Maple Forest, June 6, 1881.
EDITOR AVALANCHE: - I am pleased to see that the enterprising farmers of South Branch are interested in organizing a farmers club in this county. The subject has been discussed in this vicinity some time, and we believe that such an organization on right principles would greatly help the farmers of this county. We find in the southern part of the State, Oakland, Genesee and lapeer counties, the farmers claim to derive great benefit from their club meetings, and that they draw forth a more social and united effort to experiment satisfactorilly different modes of farming, and of crops, etc. I believe that just what we need in order to have good productive farms here is an intelligent cultivation of the land - that adapted to the soil and climate. And the time has come when those interested in farming should unite and put forth a strong effort to accomplish what we are all striving for: good farms in Crawford county.
G. F. OWEN. (9 Jun 1881)

-DIED - In Maple Forest, Wednesday, March 15th, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank OWENS, aged 11 days. (23 Mar 1882)

-ESTRAYS.
From my premises, on or about the 29th of August, one 2-year-old heifer, red color and of good size, and also one spotted white and red yearling heifer. To anyone who can give information of the above described cattle will be liberally paid for the same.
Address Geo. F. OWEN,
Grayling, Mich. (21 Sep 1882)

-The parties in this village who have the stove and pipe up, around which they hover and shiver these bracing mornings, are going to buy a shot gun and go up and shoot Mr. F. OWEN, the mason, if he don't come down and build that chimney. Do you mind that, now! (22 Sep 1881)

-George F. OWEN - was re-elected clerk of Maple Forest. (6 Apr 1882)

-Mr. Frank OWEN, of Maple Forest made a four or five days visit to his parents in Flint last week. (7 Sep 1882)

-From my premises, on or about the 29th of August, one 2-year-old heifer, red color and of good size, and also one spotted white and red yearling heifer. To anyhone who can give information of the above described cattle will be liberally paid for the same.
Address Geo. F. OWEN,
Grayling, Mich. (21 Sep 1882)

-Mrs. Geo. F. OWEN and two little children, of Maple Forest, are in the city, guests of Mrs. R. P. FORBES. (17 May 1883).

-From Mr. Frank OWENS, of Maple Forest who is engaged in Pack, Woods & Co.'s Camp in 28-2, under the foremanship of Mr. L. H. SMITH, we learn that the employes of that camp had a very pleasant time on Christmas. Fifty dollars was raised for a Christmas dinner, at which all did ample justice, and in the evening a Christmas tree holding $20 worth of presents made glad the hearts of the little ones. (18 Jan 1883)

-Mr. Frank OWENS, of Maple Forest is working at his trade (mason) in this city. (19 Apr 1883)

-Frank OWEN, of Maple Forest township has moved into the city for the winter. He resides in the west part of Mr. HARDER's house. (20 Nov 1883)

-It is slightly cool for comfortable mason work out doors, but Frank OWEN erected chimneys on the new houses on the south side last week and is repairing the arch in the saw mill this week. (17 Jan 1884)

-Mr. & Mrs. Frank OWEN have returned from the central portion of the state, where they have been rusticating for the past three months. (3 Apr 1884)

-OWEN & SAUNDERS build a skating rink. (6 Nov 1884)

-OWENS - Skating Rink business. (4 Dec 1884)

-Skating Rink addition complete. 3,500 ft. (18 Dec 1884)

-OWEN, JONES & SAUNDERS sell skating rink to Finn & HARDER. (25 Feb 1885)

-Frank OWENS had a severe attack of bilious colic, a few days since, but is now getting better. (12 Mar 1885)

-Mr. F. OWEN has taken the past two weeks of inclement weather to be sick, but is now on the gain so as to be ready for the spring trade. (2 Apr 1885.

-Frank OWEN has erected a very neat fence around his property, and is otherwise improving it. (21 May 1885)

-Frank OWENS, is travelling in the interest of Grayling Hospital, for Drs. TRAVER and THATCHER. (18 Jun 1885)

-BORN- On the 9th inst. to Mrs. and Frank OWEN, a son. No cigars. (12 Nov 1885)

-Mesers. DECKROW and OWENS put in a wind-mill pump, for A. M. O'DELL, of Center Plains township, last week. This week they are putting in one for Hubbard HEAD of South Branch. (27 May 1886)

-Frank OWENS returned on Tuesday evening from an extended trip through Southern Michigan, and reports that it has not been so dry there as here, and crops looking well. (8 Jul 1886)

-Messrs. DECKROW & OWENS, of Grayling, are putting down a drive well for J. J. MILLER this week. The well is 100 feet deep. They expect to put down more in this locality. - Otsego Co. Herald. (22 Jul 1886)

-Messrs. DECKROW & OWEN have just completed two tubular wells at Gaylord, one 90 and the other 104 fee in depth, both giving an ample supply of water. They are rustlers. (5 Aug 1886)

-MAPLE FOREST JOTTINGS.
Mr. Geo. F. OWENS, of Grayling, spent two days last week in the neighborhood visiting old friends and acquaintances. (20 Jan 1887)

-J. M. FINN has thoroughly remodeled the skating rink, for a warehouse for hay, grain, feed & c. (28 Apr 1887)

-Frank OWENS sold his residence to C. W. WIGHT, last week, and is building a new one. (23 Jul 1887)

-Mr. GOSS, of Frederic, has been engaged by Mr. Frank OWENS to assist him in plastering the many houses which he has contracted to finish up this Fall. (6 Oct 1887)

-Frank OWEN, of Grayling is putting the windmill pump at the coal kiln in repair this week. - Otsego Co. Herald (26 Jan 1888)

-Frank OWENS intends to go to Gladstone, when it thaws out, to work at plastering. He thinks he has struck a bonanza. (26 Apr 1888)

-Frank OWENS left Grayling last Tuesday for Gladstone. (17 May 1888)

-Frank OWENS returned from Gladstone Saturday morning. He reports that it is a booming town but rather dull at present. (7 Jun 1888)

-Geo. F. OWEN has the contract of placing a wall under the school-house. (26 Jul 1888)

-Geo. F. OWEN has his job of underpining the school house nearly completed. The building will be repainted and thoroughly cleaned previous to the opening of school, Sept. 3. (23 Aug 1888)

-A. RIX, of Grand Rapids and Mrs. HERRICK, of Holly and Mr. and Mrs. HERRICK, of Vanderbilt, are guests of their cousin, Geo. F. OWEN, Esq. They have not been together before for fifteen years. (23 Aug 1888)

-Frank OWENS and Mack TAYLOR have been on the sick list for several days, but are now improving. (20 Sep 1888)

-Frank OWENS returned from his visit to Southern Michigan last Friday morning. He reports everything looking bright for the republicans in that section. (25 Oct 1888)

-George F. OWEN walks the streets today as though he was not "OWEN" anybody, or if he was, he didn't care, 'cause there was two more "OWEN" at his home, a boy and a girl having arrived this morning. Oh my! Frank? (14 Feb 1889)

-G. F. OWENS and Clare HADLEY have embarked in the business of supplying the people with pumps, wells, etc. (23 May 1889)

-Frank OWENS and Clare HADLEY returned from Oscoda couty, last Tuesday, and report having put down five Tubular Wells in that section during the last two weeks. (27 Jun 1889)

-Wind mills are getting numerous in Crawford county. Messrs. OWENS & HADLEY put up two this week. One for Dr. THAYER of South Branch and the other for J. A. BREAKEY, of Center Plains. (25 Jul 1889)

-Mr. and Mrs. G. F. OWENS lost one of their youngest children by death last Monday morning. Another was quite sick with the same disease, (dysentry) but is now improving. (8 Aug 1889)

-George F. OWEN will move onto his farm in Maple Forest. He has sold his village home. (15 Aug 1889)

-Mr. Geo. F. OWEN has moved back on his farm near Buck's Corners. (29 Aug 1889)

-Mr. Frank OWENS, of Maple Forest, was in town last Monday. He is engaged at present in bulding a new barn, repairing his residence and otherwise improving his farm. (19 Sep 1889)

-Geo. F. OWEN is in town every few days and takes out a new windmill every trip. They are becoming common throughout the county. (19 Sep 1889)

-Frank OWEN was in town Monday, after two more windmills, which he has to put up yet this fall. (14 Nov 1889)

-Frank OWEN, of Maple Forest, received a telegram, stating that his father, who lived in Genessee County, was dead. He took the first train so as to be in time to attend the funeral. (19 Dec 1889)

-Geo. F. OWEN, of Maple Forest was in town last Friday and Saturday. (13 Mar 1890)

-P. AEBLI, of Blaine township, is putting down a new tubular well and Frank OWENS is recting a windmill for him. Peter is bound to get to the front. (17 Apr 1890)

-Geo. F. OWEN, of Grayling, who is putting up windmills and sinking drive wells, was in town to-day. - Ot. Co. Herald. (8 May 1890)

-Frank OWEN, of Maple Forest, was in town last Friday. He had just returned from a trip to Otsego county. (22 May 1890)

-Geo. F. OWEN put down a tubular well for H. FUNCK, of South Branch, 160 feet deep, and erected a wind mill, so that he neither pumps or carries his water as in days gone by. (3 Jul 1890)

-George F. OWEN has been appointed township clerk of Maple Forest, in place of F. DILLEY, resigned. (27 Nov 1890)

-Geo. F. OWENS, of Frederic, was in town last Tuesday, on legal business. (12 Mar 1891)

- DIED
At his home, in this village, March 12, John O. HADLEY, aged 46 years.
Mr. HADLEY was one of the first settlers in this village; was recognized as among our most public spirited citizens, ever ready to do all in his power to advance the general good and assist in the growth of the place. He was especially interested in the advancement of educational facilities, and we owe much to his labor for our present efficient school and its surroundings.
He was for some time in mercantile business, and for a time Post Master here, but turned his attention to the practice of law and ral estate dealing. He was Prosecuting Attorney several terms, rendering efficient and satisfactory service.
He platted three additions to the village, which bear his name, and will perpetuate his memory.
His body was taken to Holly for interment in the family burial ground and was accompanied by O. J. BELL and Thomas WOODFIELD. At Bay City they were met by a special train and Bay City Commandery of Knights Templar, who had charge of the funeral service at the Presbyterian Church in Holly, after which the casket was deposited in the vault there, the terrible storm making it impossible to go to its final resting place.
Mrs. HADLEY and daughter were accompanied by G. F. OWEN, of Maple Forest, a relative and a life long friend and neighbor.
Our people mourn the loss of an esteemed citizen, and all extend earnest sympathy to the doubly bereaved wife and mother. (19 Mar 1891)

-G. F. OWEN is putting up a windmill for John M. SMITH in Grove. John says he is tired of lifting water sixty feet, where there is plenty of wind. (25 Jun 1891)

-A new post office has been established at Judge's Crossing, on the new road - Geo. F. OWEN, P.M. (18 Feb 1892)

-Geo. F. OWEN, P.M. (Post Master) at Judge's Corners, was in town Tuesday. (25 Feb 1892)

-Geo. F. OWEN, P.M. at Judge's Corners, was in town Tuesday. (3 Mar 1892)

-Geo. F. OWEN has received his commission as Postmaster at Judges. (3 Mar 1892)

-F. OWENS, postmaster at Judge P.O. was in town Saturday and called on us. (29 Sep 1892)

-Mr. and Mrs. G. F. OWEN drove down from Judge, Friday, looking like a happy pair of farmers. They report prosperity in their new home. (13 Jun 1895)

-Frank OWENS, of Maple Forest, was in town, last Saturday and made us a pleasant call. (30 Apr 1896)

-Frank OWENS and B. F. SHERMAN, represented Maple Forest township in the convention, last Saturday. (30 Apr 1896)

-M. R. SMITH, who is cutting ties and pulp wood in Maple Forest, with F. OWENS, was in town Monday. (11 Feb 1897)

-Frank OWENS, of Maple Forest, an old resident of Grayling, was in town Monday, and called on the AVALANCHE. (11 Mar 1897)

-Judge Correspondence. - Frank OWEN is looking for a horse. (11 Mar 1897)

-Frank OWEN and Roy WAITE called on M. R. SMITH, Sunday night. (1 Apr 1897)

-Judge Items. - Frank OWEN and M. R. SMITH went to Grayling, last week. (8 Apr 1897)

-Judge Items. - Frank OWEN has bought a horse power to saw wood with. (8 Apr 1897)

-Judge Items - Mrs. R. SMITH, and daughter called on Mrs. Frank OWEN, last week. (8 Apr 1897)

Judge Items - Ben SHERMAN called on Charles Johnson and G. F. OWEN, Thursday.
(8 Apr 1897)

-Judge Items - Phillip COVENTRY was visiting at G. F. OWEN's, Sunday. (15 Apr 1897)

-Judge Items - G. F. OWEN went to Gaylord, to the mill. Frank has received his new drag saw, which he ought to have had six weeks ago. The rail road was slow this time. (15 Apr 1897)

-Geo. F. OWEN is commissioned P.M., (Postmaster) at Judge, to suceed himself. (29 Apr 1897)

-G. F. OWEN called on Chas. JOHNSON and C. B. JOHNSON, Sunday. (6 May 1897)

-Roy WAITE, of Grayling, visited at G. F. OWENS, Saturday and Sunday. (27 May 1897)

-JUDGE CORRESPONDENCE.
Charley JOHNSON is helping g. F. OWEN in the hay field. (15 Jul 1897)

-JUDGE CORRESPONDENCE.
Judge Correspondence - G. F. OWEN is right in line putting up clover hay. Hay is a light crop this year, but we hope for better luck next time. (15 Jul 1897)

-JUDGE CORRESPONDENCE.
Philip COVENTRY, of Maple Forest, was a caller at G. F. OWENS, last Sunday. (15 Jul 1897)

-Frank OWEN and wife visited E. COBB and family last Saturday. (22 Jul 1897)

-Geo. F. OWEN, P. M. at Judge, was in town, Monday, and is perfectly satisfied with the promise of his farm. (29 Jul 1897)

-G. F. OWEN visited at Mr. WAITE's, near Grayling, Saturday. (5 Aug 1897)

-The Postoffice and residence of G. F. OWEN, at Judge, burned Tuesday noon. Mrs. OWEN and her daughter were home alone. We understand that Mails were saved, but nearly all the household effects, and the barns, hay and grain, were consumed. (23 Sep 1897)

-G. F. OWEN was in town Saturday, after some lumber to start the new house. He takes the matter of the fire like a philosopher. He had intended to buy a lot of young stock to eat up his surplus forage, but says now he will not have to look them up, and is saved the work of feeding and caring for them. No great loss without some gain. (30 Sep 1897)

-Miss Jessie OWEN began teaching school, Monday. (7 Oct 1897)

-G. F. OWEN will soon have his house ready to move in. (7 Oct 1897)

-Mr. and Mrs. HOYT of Maple Forest, called on G. F. OWEN, Sunday. (7 Oct 1897)

-G. F. OWEN was in town, Monday. He is hustling to get things in shape for winter. His loss of forage is the hardest part of the fire. (7 Oct 1897)

-Sheriff OWEN, of Grayling, was in the village, last Saturday, and borrowed the News files of 1883, in order to post himself on the oil well sunk here that year. Mr. OWEN has had considerable experience in sinking wells, and may accept the contract of sinking the test well at Grayling. - Ros. News. (4 May 1899)

-Sheriff OWEN, of Grayling, was in the village, last Saturday. (4 May 1899)

-Sheriff OWEN put 200 bushels of potatoes in pits, last fall, all of which were frozen. A small piece was left undug, and on examination last week were found in prime condition. He wishes none had been dug. (1 Jun 1899)

-Sheriff OWEN shadowed a genuine Hobo, Sunday night, and Monday morning arrested him, and on search found $20.00 concealed in a tobacco pouch, which it is believed he had stolen from Dr. ELLIOTT of Gaylord, who was in close communion with his only enemy?, when the Hobo was with him. The Dr. was not competent to give any evidence of his loss, and the Hobo was discharged by order of the Prosecuting Attorney, for want of evidence. He left the custody of the sheriff with the money as though he was in a hurry to go. (8 Jun 1899)

-Sheriff OWEN is at the farm this week, deep in the mystery of haying. He reports a heavy yield. (20 Jul 1899)

-July 20th, 1896, a complaint was made by a young lady in Center Plains township against a person, whose name was unknown, for criminal assault. The girl was at home alone when the fellow called and asked for a lunch, which she prepared for him, when a most brutal assault was made, and the miscreant fled. A warrant was issued and sheriff CHALKER followed clue after clue without success, but the work was continued by sheriff OWENS, and last month he located his man as a prisoner in the Detroit House of Correction, where he was confined in default of bonds to keep the peace, having been sent up from Northville. On expiration of his time sheriff OWEN was on hand, and brought him here, and on the examination before Justice McELROY, Tuesday, he was held to the Circuit Court for trial. The lady is positive in her evidence. He gives the name of Thomas EVANS (AKA Arthur T. EVANS), and is reported as a bad character. (3 Aug 1899)

-Sheriff OWENS is made happy by the arrival of his mother last week, from Flint. She will make a comfortable visit. (12 Oct 1899)

-The Sheriff of Tuscola county was here the first of the week, looking after some delinquents, from near WATERS, who were located by Sheriff OWEN. He brought them in, and matters were settled with cash and security. (30 Nov 1899)

-An officer came up from Bay City, last Friday morning, and arrested James CAMPBELL who was wanted in that city. He was located by Sheriff OWEN. (28 Dec 1899)

-Ray OWEN - Grade 4. Roll of Honor. (for perfect school attendance) (4 Jan 1900)

-Sheriff OWEN is branching out in the lumber business, having bought several tracts near this village. (11 Jan 1900)

-Sheriff OWEN came home Saturday from a trip through the central and southern part of the state. (26 Apr 1900)

-The Knights of the Loyal Guards, (a fraternal insurance origanization) through Sheriff OWEN, their represenative here, paid Mr. Charles A. JOHNSTON, of Lewiston, $1,000 insurance, carried by his wife, who died in March. (10 May 1900)

-Thos. NOLAN goes from here to represent the K. O. T. M. at the meeting of the Great Tent at Grand Rapids, next week. Sheriff OWEN will assume the duties of night watchman during his absence. (7 Jun 1900)

-Sheriff Geo. F. OWEN and C. A. INGERSON were in attendance at the State Convention, last week and enjoyed the excitement. (5 Jul 1900)

-John MAHONEY was drunk on the railroad track, and Sheriff OWEN took him in out of danger, and Justice McELROY said five dollars or five days. He rests with the sheriff. (5 Jul 1900)

-Sheriff OWEN is attending the state convention of sheriffs, this week, in Grand Rapids. (19 Jul 1900)

-Sheriff Frank OWEN, of Crawford county, was in town Wednesday, after Arthur J. GALSTER, who is wanted for the forgery of a $78.00 check on the Grayling bank. He found his man at Deichelbor's mill out east, and took him back with him to stand trial. - Otsego Co. Herald. (19 Jul 1900)

-Sheriff OWEN has sold his brown team to H. S. BUCK, and has bought the bay flyers of F. F. HOESLI. He does not propose to ride in anybody's dust. (27 Sep 1900)

-Judge Items - G. F. OWEN visited Lovell, and called on old friends. E. O'BRIEN drove to Grayling with him. (25 Oct 1900)

-LOVELL ITEMS.
Geo. F. OWEN visited Lovell on Saturday. (1 Nov 1900)

-OUR COUNTY TICKET - For Sheriff, Geo. F. OWEN, of Maple Forest, one of the pioneers of the County, and the incumbent of the office for two years. His record as a citizen is too well known to need comment, and his record in office needs no excuse or defense. He has been one of the most prompt and officient officials the county has ever had, and there is no reason why he should not receive the full party support. His election is undoubtedly assured. (1 Nov 1900)

-THE COURT-HOUSE FIRE.
Just as we went to press last waeek, the alarm of fire was sounded, and, as we briefly noticed, it was found that the Court House was burning, and it was entirely consumed.
Mrs. Emily CONNELL, who has lived for several years in the north part of the township, and has been reported insane for some time, had been in the village for nearly two weeks, demanding assistance from the Superintendents of the Poor, which had been refused, as it was known that her husband was working on the railroad at Lewiston, and that he was able and willing to support her, and on Tuesday evening, she promised Sheriff OWEN that she would go to him on the next morning train, if transportation was furnished, which he promised, but on going for her she had changed her mind, and refused to go, and later visited several places in the village threatening that she would commit some crime that would compel the authorities to care for her; at one place she said she would shoot Sheriff OWEN, Superintendent FORBES and the Prosecuting Attorney. Her threats led to her incarceration for her own safety in the woman's section of the jail, and the next morning, after she had had her breakfast, and within a few minutes after the sheriff had left her, she piled some wood and paper against the jail door, and saturated it with kerosene from the lamp and set it on fire, but almost immediately gave the alarm. Under Sheriff CARNEY was the first to reach and unfasten the door, and with help at hand she was rescued with difficulty.
The fire department responded promptly and did heroic work, though the mercury indicated 20 degrees below zero. the building, a three story shell, was a veritable tinder box, but the flames were held in check, so that all the records of the offices of Clerk, Register and Sheriff were safely removed, and all which were in the office of the Treasurer. Records of Treasurer, Judge of Probate and Surveyor were in the new vault, the door of which was adjacent to the jail door where the fire originated, and the streams of water were so frozen about the door, that it was found impossible to open it, but after the fire everything in the vault was found intact, so that not a record of any office or court file is missing.
The loss is probably about $30,000 on the building, furniture and law libraries, on which was $11,500 insurance as follows: $8,175.00 on the building; $1,250 on furniture; $1,050 on records; $525.00 on law books and $500.00 on abstracts, distributed in the Palatine, Queen, Northern, Milwaukee Mechanics, Phoenix, Commercial Union, North British American and Norwich Union.
It is a severe loss to the county, which had but fairly gotten out of debt from the defaulcation of ex-treasurer JACKSON. The question of rebuilding is now general theme. (21 Feb 1901)

-Jessie CADY, a former resident here, was wanted at Flint, and wandered back here, where he was picked up by sheriff OWEN, who handed him over to the officer who came after him Tuesday morning. (14 Mar 1901)

-Jessie CADY, who was arrested here by Sheriff OWEN, for stealing a bicycle in Flint last fall, was sentenced to ninety days in the Detroit House of Correction. (11 Apr 1901)

-Sheriff OWEN began clearing away the debris from the court-house grounds yesterday. (25 Apr 1901)

-Sheriff OWEN came near having a serious runaway with his bays, Saturday. The chilly air added to their high life, and in their play one got astride the tongue, and then there was music. OWEN was thrown from the buggy and quite severely shaken up, and bruised, and the inside of one hand skinned by striking on a wire. there was but little other damage, but this was enough. (25 Apr 1901)

-Sheriff OWEN has sold his fly bay horses to Chas. BLANCHARD, at Roscommon. (16 May 1901)

-Geo. F. OWEN was called to Flint, Saturday by the serious illness of his mother. (16 May 1901)

-Sheriff OWEN returned from Flint, Monday, glad to report his mother improving in health. (16 May 1901)

-Sheriff OWEN took John O'NEIL to Ionia, Friday, to serve his six months sentence. (30 May 1901)

-Under the authority of the Board of Supervisors, Sheriff OWEN has enclosed the steel cells, and now has a good place for hobos and drunks. (20 Jun 1901)

-Princiapl Events In Grayling 25 years Ago
Interesting Items of News Gathered From the Files of the Avalanche of 25 Years Ago.
Sheriff OWEN is attending the convention of Sherriffs and police at Muskegon this week. (18 Jul 1901)(15 Jul 1926)

-Mrs. Mary A. JUDGE has been appointed Postmistress at Judges, in place of Geo. F. OWEN resigned. (29 Aug 1901)

-Master Ray OWENS returned last Monday evening from a three weeks' visit with relatives in Oakland Co. It was his first trip outside the county. (29 Aug 1901)

-Sheriff OWEN took the Dago Dominick to Jackson, Monday night. He will rest there two years. (26 Sep 1901)

-Sheriff OWEN moved into his new quarters, Monday, and is getting settled. The new residence is a model of convience and neatness, and there is no more complete jail in the state. The furnace arrangements (steam) seems to be perfect and promises to heat both buildings perfectly with a minimum amount of fuel. (19 Dec 1901)

-Justice McELROY locked one drunk up for ten days, and another paid ten dollars fine and costs, rather than to accept Sheriff OWEN's hospitality. (2 Jan 1902)

-Sheriff OWEN has appointed Thos. CROTTEAU, under-sheriff, in place of Thos. CARNEY, who has removed from the county. (9 Jan 1902)

-MARRIED - At the residence of the brides parents, in this village, Wednesday evening, Jan 29th, Miss Jessie Mae OWENS and Holger C. SCHMIDT, Rev. H. GOLDIE, officiating. (30 Jan 1902)

-A complaint for assault and battery was entered last week against Wm. WELDON, of Frederic. He skipped, but Sheriff OWEN caputred him at Mackinaw. He plead guilty and paid $43.85 fine and costs rather than board ninety days in Detroit. (27 Mar 1902)

-A man named MARTIN, who has been at work at DeWard, hired a horse and buggy, of Blanchard, at Frederic, Sunday, ostensibly to drive to DeWard and back. As he did not return, and had not been there, Sheriff OWEN was notified and with Deputy MILNES took the trail and captured the outfit at Alba. (10 Apr 1902)

-A roustabout, dressed like a sailor, who was here with Claman's show last week, stole a watch, pocketbook and knife. A warrant was issued, and Sheriff OWEN caught him at Lewiston, Tuesday morning, and put him in their lock-up to wait for the train, but on going for him found that he had flown. The officers caught him at night, and double locked him in. OWEN went up after him, but on his arrival found that he had gone again and taken the locks with him. Either he or the lock-up must be a dandy. (31 Jul 1902)

-Sheriff OWEN and family are enjoying a visit from his mother, who resides in Flint. (31 Jul 1902)

-Sheriff OWEN located and secured a man, last week, that was wanted by the sheriff of Tuscola county for larceny. (7 Aug 1902)

-Sheriff OWEN took John McGOWAN and Frank CURTIS to the House of Correction, last Saturday. Each went up for ninety days. (25 Sep 1902)

-Sheriff OWEN took his prisoners to Detroit, staid to visit with Roosevelt and then stopped at Pontiac to see that the state fair was properly started and conducted. (25 Sep 1902)

-John A. LOVE of Beaver Creek, was elected President, and Geo. F. OWEN of Maple Forest Secretary of the Farmer's Institute Society, for the next year. (29 Dec 1904)

-G. F. OWENs of Judge was down Monday, full of business and optimistic as ever over the future of our county. (9 Feb 1905)

-At Douglas' store, (in Lovells), we found Ray OWENS behind the counter distributing goods like a veteran. (24 Aug 1905)

-JUDGE CORRESPONDENCE - Ray OWEN had a Christmas present of the measles, from which he is slowly convalescing. Mr. Douglas SHANNON is clerking in Ray's place. (11 Jan 1906)

-Ray OWEN is back at his accustomed place in the store and of course all are glad to see him. (18 Jan 1906)

-Ray OWEN, the popular young clerk, made a short visit to Frederic and Grayling, Monday and Tuesday. (25 Jan 1906)

-JUDGE CORRESPONDENCE - Ray OWEN made a short visit home Sunday. (1 Feb 1906)

-On Monday Ray OWEN, our genial clerk, made a short trip to Grayling. (22 Mar 1906)

-Ray OWEN received a postal from Mr. L. C. SMITH last week in which Mr. SMITH informs him of his position in a mill near Astoria, Oregon. His friends here wish him success in his new location.

-G. F. OWEN of Maple Forest was in attendance at the convention last Monday and challenges any man in the country to show a better piece of clover than is growing on his farm. (21 Jun 1906)

-JUDGE ITEMS - At the annual school meeting July 9, Geo. F. OWEN was elected as Moderator, and J. V. MILLER as Assessor to succeed themselves. (12 Jul 1906)

-Ex-Sheriff OWEN was in town Saturday. The only thing lacking for his happiness was rain. (19 Jul 1906)

-MAPLE FOREST ITEMS - Mr. and Mrs. Frank OWENS attended Church at Hargrove, last Sunday. (26 Jul 1906)

-Ray OWEN was taking a turn through the country Sunday. He had a partner of course. We are not sure if it was his best girl, he can tell. (23 Aug 1906)

-George F. OWEN, Republican nominee for Sheriff. (WITH PHOTO). Mr. OWEN has served four years in the past as Sheriff, and proved himself an efficient and trustworthy officer. He is a pioneer of the county and has, as he deserves, the confidence of the entire community. (25 Oct 1906)

-LOVELL'S LOCALS - Geo. F. OWEN, Republican nominee for Sheriff was in town Friday. (1 Nov 1906)

-NOTE: Another photo of George F. OWEN (1 Nov 1906)

-George F. OWEN is putting the last coat of plaster on Joseph DOUGLASS' house. (13 Dec 1906)

-LOVELL'S LOCALS - Geo. F. OWEN was in town Wednesday. He has been laid up for repairs the last few weeks. We are glad to see you out again George. (31 Jan 1907)

-LOVELL's LOCALS - Geo. F. OWEN and Joe SIMS were at the county seat Friday. (2 May 1907)

-LOVELL'S LOCALS - George F. OWEN and Joe SIMS have bought a stump puller, so good bye to the stumps now. (23 May 1907)

-George F. OWEN lost two fine yearlings by the Paris Green route, could not stand the potato tops with that kind of dressing. (22 Aug 1907)

-Ray OWEN bought the Louis DOBY farm. (19 Sep 1907)

-Our Highway Commissioner Geo. F. OWEN is doing a good job removing some of the stumps and stones from our highways. Let the good work go on. (19 Sep 1907)

-Norwaw pine stumps getting to be an article of commerce. Geo. F. OWEN shipped several car loads of them to Toledo. (2 Jan 1908)

-LOVELL'S LOCALS - DIED - Tuesday morning, Feb. 4th Mrs. Geo. F. OWEN, interment at Grayling. Mr. OWEN and family have the sympathy of the community in this their hour of berevement. (13 Feb 1908)

- DIED - At their home in Maple Forest, Tuesday, February 4th, 1908, Ellen D. OWEN, wife of Geo. F. OWEN, aged fifty-four years. The funeral was held at the M. E. Church in this village Wednesday afternoon, and the interment made in Elmwood Cemetary, Rev. Wm. TERHUNE of Frederic officiating.
Ellen DONAHUE and Geo. F. OWEN were married in Genessee County in 1875 and came to this county in 1878, where they have since resided. Eight children have been born to them, five of them survive, all living at home except Mrs. Holger SCHMIDT of this place. A loving and beloved wife and mother, a devoted friend and neighbor and highly respected citizen has gone to ther reward. (13 Feb 1908)

-CARD of THANKS - To our friends who so kindly helped us when our dear mother was laid to rest, we want to express our thanks.
To the people of Lovell, Mrs. E. DOUGLAS, Miss MARKS, Mrs. STILLWAGON, Miss EISEBESTER, Mrs. DUBY and Mr. J. V. MILLER, who came through the blinding storm and blizzard to help and comfort us, we can only thank, and may God bless them as they helped us.
Geo. F. OWEN
Ray and Lottie OWEN
Mrs. Holger SCHMIDT (13 Feb 1908)

-G. F. OWEN of Maple Forest and his youngest son have gone to Holly for a little rest and recuperation. (27 Feb 1908)

-Geo. F. OWEN returned yesterday from his visit at Flint, Detroit and Toledo. He repots the snow all gone and danger from floods thought to be over. (19Mar 1908)

-George F. OWEN has moved into the house vacated by John SCHRAM. (23 Apr 1908)

-LOVELL'S LOCALS - Thursday morning Geo. F. OWEN, received a telegram stating that his mother was dead. (28 May 1908)

-LOVELL'S LOCALS - Geo. F. OWEN is building a house in our town. The frame is up and enclosed. (2 Jul 1908)

-LOVELL's LOCALS - John SCHRAM ha his house plastered. G. F. OWEN did the work. (30 Jul 1908)

-Geo. F. OWEN had a valuable horse killed Tuesday night by a log train. (6 Aug 1908)

-Geo. F. OWEN was doing business at Johannesburg Friday. (6 Aug 1908)

-Ex-Sheriff G. F. OWEN was in town Saturday with Congressman ELLIS of Kansas City, MO., and his friend J. H. MASON of Bellvue, Ohio, who have been looking over the north part of the county with a view for investment. They will be welcomed. (6 Aug 1908)

-Mr. Geo. F. OWEN and Mr. T. E. DOUGLAS of Dovell came down Monday on business. (20 Aug 1908)

-G. F. OWEN is enjoying a visit of his brother of Lapeer. (29 Apr 1909)

-Geo. F. OWEN of Lovell, last week sold 800 acres of land in one body, on Sections 28 and 29 T 28N, R. 1w., to S. B. CARPER of Ill., who expects to start a stock ranch. It is an excellent locality, with plenty of good water and convenient to the Railroad, Crawford County is all right. (27 May 1909)

-LOVELLS LOCALS.
At the school meeting Monday evening Geo. F. OWEN was elected as moderator to succeed himself. Ray OWEN was elected treasurer to fill the vacancy, as J. V. MILLER resigned. (22 Jul 1909)

-LOVELLS LOCALS.
G. F. OWEN has been getting signers to a petition for the extenstion of the public highway out to the ranch. We shall expect the highway Commissioner to open this road at once as it should have been done long ago. (22 Jul 1909)

-G. F. OWEN went to Flint Tuesday. Master Charles accompanied him. (29 Jul 1909)

-Geo. F. OWEN, has bought a horse and buggy now we expect to see the dust fly. (12 Aug 1909)

-George F. OWEN, strayed down to Grayling, a few days ago, he talked business to Mrs. PURCHASE, they concluded that one house was large enough for them, so they got married and are now at home on the farm. (12 Aug 1909)

-LOVELLS LOCALS.
Geo. F. OWEN has eight acres of corn that the frost did not strike. (30 Sep 1909)

-LOVELLS LOCALS.
George F. OWEN, was at Johannesberg Monday. (7 Oct 1909)

-Ray OWEN started for southern California Wednesday, where he expects to spend the winter. (14 Oct 1909)

-LOVELLS LOCALS.
George F. OWEN was in town Saturday. He reports snow too deep to drive the team so took the railroad as a last resource. (20 Jan 1910)

-A letter from Ray OWEN, now located at Midland, Kerry Co., Cal. sends his regards to old friends here, and says he must have the news from the "only town on the map" and so sent his subscription for the Avalanche, to continue until his return to the best state in the union. (13 Oct 1910)

-LOVELLS LOCALS - Geo. F. OWEN has moved into the UNDERHILL mansion for the winter. (10 Nov 1910)

-LOVELLS LOCALS - George F. OWEN has gone to Flint for Christmas dinner. (29 Dec 1910)

-Mr. and Mrs. G. F. OWEN of Lovell spent two weeks of holiday time at Flint, Holly and Ortonville, returning last week thoroughly rested and happy after their visit. (12 Jan 1911)

-LOVELL'S LOCALS - George F. OWEN and wife arrived Tuesday morning from Flint where they were spending their holidays. (12 Jan 1911)

-LOVELL's LOCALS - Mrs. Henry WARD is the guest of her mother, Mrs. George OWEN. (9 Mar 1911)

-LOVELL'S LOCALS - Geo. F. OWEN moved back on his farm, Wednesday. No place like home. (27 Apr 1911)

-LOVELL'S LOCALS - Saturday evening, the 4th, a jolly party of sleighriders called on Geo. F. OWEN and wife. If we could have caught up with the party you would have had the names last week. Better late than never. As nigh as we can remember the names are as follows: Mr. and Mrs. ARNOLD, Mr. and Mrs. GOSHORN, Mrs. May SIMMS, Mr. Mr. and Mrs. MORROW. The evening was spent in a sociable way. After refreshments were served, all returned safely to their homes. (16 Mar 1911)

-Geo. F. OWEN was called to Lansing on Monday last to assist in selecting a large tract of State lands in T. 28 N, R 2 W, Lovells township by parties purchasing the same. (8 Feb 1912)

-Mrs. Geo. F. OWENS left on Tuesday of last week for a week's visit with relatives in Flint. (21 Mar 1912)

-LOVELLS - George F. OWEN defeated E. S. HOUGHTON in Lovells township for nomination for supervisor, by two votes. (28 Mar 1912)


-Married in St. Mary's rectory, July 1, Mr. Glenn OWEN and Maudie LaRUE, both of Grayling. Rev. J. J. RIESS officiating. (4 Jul 1912)

-Mr. and Mrs. George F. OWEN enjoyed Christmas at the home of Holger SCHMIDT in Grayling.
Holger SCHMIDT, with two sons and Mrs. Lotta COLEMAN, spent Tuesday forenoon with Mr. and Mrs. OWEN. (2 Jan 1913)

-In a letter received from Ray OWEN, son of George OWEN, of Lovells, he says to forward his Avalanche to Shale, Calif.; he also says "Michigan is not the only state where one can throw snowballs. A few days last month it looked as though we were going to have good tracking snow." (27 Mar 1913)

-SCHOOL NOTES - Interesting News from Our Educational Institution - Charles OWENS has left school, the family having moved to Lovells. (10 Apr 1913)

-Chas. OWEN of the seventh grade is absent from school because of sickness. (8 May 1913)

-Mr. and Mrs. Glen OWEN are the proud parents of an eight pound baby boy, born on Thursday June 25th. (3 Jul 1913)

-LOVELLS - Mrs. Lottie COLEMAN of Saginaw arrived on Monday for a short stay at the home of her father, George F. OWEN. (28 Aug 1913)

-Mrs. Geo. F. OWEN entertained relatives from Grayling on Saturday. (19 Mar 1914)

-Charles OWENS of Lovells is visiting his sister, Mrs. Holger SCHMIDT, for a few days. (20 Mar 1914)

-Ray OWEN, who has been in the west for the past four years, has returned and expects to remain here for a time. He is very enthusiastic over the west and expects to go back in the fall. He left Lovells this morning to visit his father, Geo. F. OWENS, after spending days with his sister, Mrs. H. C. SCHMIDT and and brother, Glen OWEN and families. He has been located at Smartsville, California. His friends are glad to welcome him back. (22 Apr 1915)

-LOVELLS - Mr. and Mrs. PERRY are guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank OWEN. (19 Aug 1915)

-LOVELLS - Miss Maude OWEN, who teaches in Ortonville (Oakland Co.), has been spending a few days at the home of her uncle, Frank OWEN. She returned to her home Saturday. (19 Aug 1915)

-F. OWENS was in Grayling one day last week. (6 Jan 1916)

-W. ALGER of Lewiston is visiting at G. F. OWENS, a few days. (20 Apr 1916)

-LOVELLS - Mr. and Mrs. COPMAN and Mr. and Mrs. PERRY, son and daughter of Detroit have been enjoying an outing at the Frank OWENS place. (31 Aug 1916)

- Certain prescribed farmers of Crawford county met in Grayling Tuesday for the purpose of organizing a "Farm Loan Association."
George F. OWEN of Lovells was elected chairman of the organization and L. B. MERRILL, secretary.
The purpose of the organization is to "promote a new era of prosperity and thrift by enabling all the people to enjoy fullest benefits possible under the federal farm loan act." (11 Jan 1917)

-"George F. OWEN of Lovells, was elected president" (of the Farm Loan Association). (25 Jan 1917)

-Harry WARD and family have moved to Lovells to reside with Mrs. WARD's mother, Mrs. George F. OWENS. (31 May 1917)

-George F. OWENS, well known in Crawford county, is seriously ill at his home near Lovells. (29 Jan 1920)

-Charles OWEN is here from Bay City visiting his sister Mrs. Holger SCHMIDT. He has been in Lovells visiting his father George F. OWEN, who had been quite ill but is almost recovered, and able to be around again. (4 Mar 1920)

-Geo. F. OWEN and wife of Lovells have moved to Grayling for the winter. Mr. OWEN while here will do some real estate business. He says that he is getting too old to do active farming so will sell some of his farm lands in Lovells. He has several hundred acres. He brot us a sample of some of the apples he raised the past season. There was a fine lot and excellent fruit. The Wealthies variety were specially beautiful and nearly perfect in shape. He says his orchard is young but he gathered about a hundred bushels this fall. (6 Jan 1921)

-Geo. F. OWEN and wife returned home Friday of last week from a ten week's vacation spent in Southern Michigan, visiting the former's old boyhood home and other places. They spent time in Flint, Howell, Grand Blanc, Fenton, Detroit, Goodrich, Atlas and other places and report a fine time. (31 Mar 1921)

-Ray OWEN of Detroit is visiting his father, George F. OWEN and sister and brothers here. (4 Aug 1921)

-Geo. F. OWENS has sold 20 acres of land on K. P. Lake to Donald I. ALBAUGH and Arthur G. LESHER, two young attorneys of Detroit, who intend to buld a summer cottage there in the near future. (20 Jul 1922)

-Ray OWEN of Detroit has been visiting his father, George F. OWEN the past few days. (31 Aug 1922)

-Ray OWEN of Detroit is spending a few days visiting his father George F. OWENS and other relatives. (31 May 1923)

-Ray OWENS of Detroit is in the city visiting his father George F. OWENS and other relatives, also looking after his father's real estate interests. (13 Sep 1923)

-Mrs. Harry WARD of Detroit is visiting her mother Mrs. George F. OWEN. (17 Jan 1924)

- GEO. F. OWENS
PASSED AWAY
HAD BEEN RESIDENT OF CRAWFORD COUNTY 45 YEARS.

Saturday, during the night, George F. OWENS, pioneer resident and estimable citizen of Crawford county, passed away at his home, after a lingering illness, due indirectly to the infirmities of old age, he having almost reached his 75 mark. For several months he has been too feeble to leave his home. He was given every comfort during his illness and last week when his condition became serious his children who reside away were called here and were with their father when he passed away.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at Danebod hall, and was conducted by Grayling F. & A. M., of which the deceased was a member. Rev. J. Herman BAUGHN of the Michelson Memorial church delivered an impressive sermon, and the remains were laid to rest in Elmwood cemetery.
George Frank OWEN was born in Atlas, Genesee county, Michigan, April 3rd 1848, and came to Crawford county 45 years ago, locating in Lovells, where he purchased considerable land and engaged in farming. He took an active interest in civic affairs of the county and especially of Lovells township, and served as sheriff of Crawford county for two terms, between the years 1900 and 1904.
He was married at the age of 28 years to Ella DONAHUE to whom were born eight children, five of whom survive. Several years ago Mr. OWEN retired from his labors and came to Grayling to reside. He was a very fine old gentleman and always bore a sterling character, and was held in deep affection by the members of his family.
Besides his wife, three sons and two daughters survive, Ray, Glenn and Charles of Detroit, Mrs. L. WERNER of Bay City and Mrs. Holger SCHMIDT of this city. In attendance at the funeral other than those above mentioned were a sister, Mrs. F. BUZZELL and husband of Flint and a brother Charles OWEN and wife of Ortonville. (16 Oct 1924)


Phebe Ann BARNAMAN

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication
-The social given at the residence of J. S. HARDER on Friday evening last for the benefit of Mr. KELLEY and family was fairly attended and netted we understand something over $14. Mr. R. S. BABBITT and a few others who were unable to be present made up a purse of $3.50 the following morning and it was presented to Mr. K, by Mr. B. Mr. and Mrs. KELLEY are sorely afflicted - he with consumption and she with a bad hand - and having two or three small children, they are deserving of the substantial sympathy of our citizens. (21 Jun 1883).

-Yesterday the dwelling of Mrs. KELLY came near being consumed, fire having caught in the ceiling about the pipe. Too much care cannot be taken. (Residence of N. SHELLENBERGER?) (3 Jul 1884)

-Some of the young people with pleasure and charity in view, organized a hop Tuesday evening and donated the proceeds, about fifteen dollars to Mrs. KELLEY. (3 Apr 1884)

-A CARD.
My sincere thanks are tendered the neighbors and friends who rendered me so many kindnesses and great assistance during the recent illness of my husband, and gave me their sympathy in the last sad obsequies.
MRS. JOHN KELLEY. (3 Apr 1884)

-A good lake boat 16 feet long, nearly new, for sale cheap by Mrs. P. KELLEY. (17 Jul 1884)

-Supervisor's Proceedings listed Mrs. KELLY as a recepient of money due to being poor. (13 Nov 1884)

-E. PURCHASE and family, accompanied by Mrs. KELLEY and children, spent several days last week at Portage Lake. They report having a good time fishing and berrying. (3 Sep 1885)

-Mrs. KELLY of this city raised a fine squash in her garden this season, that weighed over forty pounds. How is that for "some pumpkins." (17 Sep 1885)

-Mrs. KELLEY lost a small gold breast-pin, somewhere between the Church and Livery Stable, last Sunday week. The finder will confer a favor by returning the same to her. (22 Oct 1885)

-Mrs. KELLEY started last night on a visit to friends in Oakland County. She expects to be abscent some time. (11 Feb 1886)

-Mrs. KELLY returned on last Monday from an extended visit to friends in Oakland, Livingston, and Shiawasse counties. She reports a pleasant visit and that she is enjoying much better health than when she left here. (3 Jun 1886)

-Several cases of Diphtheria have been reported in the village. On last Friday morning the eldest child of Mrs. KELLY died and was buried without any ceremony the same day, so as to prevent infection. All others afficted with the disease have had it in a modified form. (10 Feb 1887)

-Mrs. KELLEY and daughter went to Howell last week, to spend the summer with friends in that section. (16 Jun 1887)

-Mrs. P. KELLEY has gone to Mount Pleasant (Oakland County, MI) on a short visit to friends in that city. (21 Mar 1889)

-Mrs. KELLEY returned from her visit to friends at Mt. Pleasant, last Thursday evening. (25 Apr 1889)

-Mrs. KELLEY is prepared to do all kinds of stamping on short notice. She has just received a lot of new patterns. Call and see them. (17 Apr 1890)

-E. PURCHASE and Mrs. Phebe KELLEY were married on Christmas, by Rev. S. G. TAYLOR. (3 Jan 1895)

-Mrs. P. PURCHASE shot a deer on the 13th of the month. A lucky shot, if it was an unlucky day. (3 Dec 1896)

-Game Warden E. PURCHASE is home again, in better condition than ever to care for violations of the law. We are glad to notice his recovery of health. (26 Apr 1904)

-Mr. and Mrs. E. PURCHASE went to Detroit, Monday, looking for a professional aid for Mr. PURCHASE, who has not been felling as well as he ought for some time. (12 Apr 1906)

-As we go to press, Wednesday, we learn of the sudden death of Erastus PURCHASE, during the night, but have no particulars of his demise. Farther notice will be given next week. (1 Aug 1907)

- Probate Notice.
State of Michigan
The Probate Court for the
County of Crawford

At a session of said Court, held at the Probate Office in the Village of Grayling in said county, on the 17th day of August, A.D., 1907.
Present: Hon. Wellington BATTERSON Judge of Probate.
In the matter of the estate of Erastus PURCHASE deceased.
Pheobe A. PURCHASE having filed in said court her petition praying that the administration of said estate be granted to Rolla W. BRINK or some other suitable person.
It is ordered, that the 12th day of September A.D., 1907, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, at said probate office, be and is hereby appointed for examining and allowing said account and hearing said petition.
It is further ordered, that public notice thereof be given by publication of a copy of this order, for three successive weeks previous to said day of hearing, in the Crawford Avalanche, a newspaper printed and circulated in said county.
[a true copy.]
Wellington BATTERSON,
Aug 22-3w Judge of Probate. (22 Aug 1907)


- Probate Notice
State of Michigan
The Probate Court for the
County of Crawford

In the matter of the estate of Erastus PURCHASE, Deceased late of the Village of Grayling.
Notice is hereby given that six months from the 15th day of October A.D., 1907, have been allowed for creditors to present their claims against said deceased to said court for examination and adjustment, and that all creditors of said deceased are required to present their claims to said court, at the probate office, in the Village of Grayling in said county, on or before the 15th day of April
A.D. 1908, and that said claims will be heard by said court on Wednesday the 15th day of April A.D. 1908, at ten o'clock in the forenoon.
Dated October 15th, A.D. 1907.
Wellington BATTERSON
oct 17 w Judge of Probate. (17 Oct 1907)

-Mrs. E. PURCHASE will go to Milford next Monday for the winter, if she does not get homesick. (19 Dec 1907)

-Mrs. E. PURCHASE came home from her visit at Milford last week Wednesday. She expected to be here on Tuesday p.m. but the snow held her a day on the road. (27 Feb 1908)

-FOR SALE - 1 light wagon, 1 plow, 1 scythe, snath, 2 neck yokes, 1 set trace chains, 1 cow bell, 5 peaves, etc. etc. Belonging to the estate of E. PURCHASE, deceased.
Rolla W. BRINK,
Administrator. (16 Apr 1908)

-PORTAGE LAKE POINTERS.
Mr. John R. WILLIAMS of St. Louis, Mo., arrived the 3d, and have rented the PURCHASE cottage for the summer. He will add a fine 18 ft. launch to the lake fleet this week. (9 Jul 1908)

-FOR RENT - The PURCHASE cottage at Portage Lake. Enquire of Mrs. PURCHASE, Grayling, Mich. (16 Jul 1908)

-George F. OWEN, strayed down to Grayling, a few days ago, he talked business to Mrs. PURCHASE, they concluded that one house was large enough for them, so they got married and are now at home on the farm. (12 Aug 1909)

-Mr. and Mrs. G. F. OWEN of Lovell spent two weeks of holiday time at Flint, Holly and Ortonville, returning last week thoroughly rested and happy after their visit. (12 Jan 1911)

-LOVELL'S LOCALS - George F. OWEN and wife arrived Tuesday morning from Flint where they were spending their holidays. (12 Jan 1911)

-Mrs. Geo. F. OWENS left on Tuesday of last week for a week's visit with relatives in Flint. (21 Mar 1912)

-Mr. and Mrs. George F. OWEN enjoyed Christmas at the home of Holger SCHMIDT in Grayling.
Holger SCHMIDT, with two sons and Mrs. Lotta COLEMAN, spent Tuesday forenoon with Mr. and Mrs. OWEN. (2 Jan 1913)

-Mrs. Geo. F. OWEN entertained relatives from Grayling on Saturday. (19 Mar 1914)

-LOVELLS - Mrs. F. OWENS went to Grayling Tuesday. (17 Feb 1916)

-LOVELLS - Mr. and Mrs. Geo. F. OWENS spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. T. E. DOUGLASS, in honor of Master Edgar's birthday. (9 Mar 1916)

-LOVELLS - The ladies of the Lovells sewing circle enjoyed the finest afternoon last Thurday since their organization, in the way of a sleigh ride to the home of Mrs. George F. OWENS. The ladies met at the home of Mrs. STILLWAGON and at one o'clcok they loaded into the big sleigh and with Mrs. PAPENFUS as teamster, the merry crowd traveled on. The afternoon was spent in sewing, card playing and last, but by no means least, in partaking of a sumptuous chicken dinner prepared by the hostess. The ladies presented Mrs. OWENS with a very pretty salad bowl and about 5 o'clock left for their homes voting Mrs. OWENS a royal cook and wishing it her turn to entertain more often. (9 Mar 1916)

-LOVELLS - Mrs. C. C. KEYES of Mulford, Mich. (Milford, Oakland Co., MI?), is making her neice, Mrs. G. F. OWENS a visit. (20 Apr 1916)

-W. ALGER of Lewiston is visiting at G. F. OWENS, a few days. (20 Apr 1916)

-LOVELLS - Ralph PONTIER (ROUTIER?) of Detroit spent Monday with his grandmother, Mrs. Geo. OWENS. He was accompanied by Miss Helen BAUMAN of Grayling. (14 Sep 1916)

-Harry WARD and family have moved to Lovells to reside with Mrs. WARD's mother, Mrs. George F. OWENS. (31 May 1917)

-Geo. F. OWEN and wife of Lovells have moved to Grayling for the winter. Mr. OWEN while here will do some real estate business. He says that he is getting too old to do active farming so will sell some of his farm lands in Lovells. He has several hundred acres. He brot us a sample of some of the apples he raised the past season. There was a fine lot and excellent fruit. The Wealthies variety were specially beautiful and nearly perfect in shape. He says his orchard is young but he gathered about a hundred bushels this fall. (6 Jan 1921)

-Geo. F. OWEN and wife returned home Friday of last week from a ten week's vacation spent in Southern Michigan, visiting the former's old boyhood home and other places. They spent time in Flint, Howell, Grand Blanc, Fenton, Detroit, Goodrich, Atlas and other places and report a fine time. (31 Mar 1921)

-Mrs. Harry WARD of Detroit is visiting her mother Mrs. George F. OWEN. (17 Jan 1924)

-Mrs. Henry WARD returned Saturday to Detroit after visiting her mother Mrs. Geo. F. OWENS for a month. (7 Feb 1924)

-Miss Ruth WARD arrived last Wednesday from Detroit to spend the summer months visiting her grandmother Mrs. George F. OWEN. (19 Jun 1924)

-Harry WARD and family and L. D. SHERMAN of Detroit are enjoying a vacation in Grayling. Mrs. WARD is visiting her mother Mrs. George OWENS while here. (24 Jul 1924)

- GEO. F. OWENS
PASSED AWAY
HAD BEEN RESIDENT OF CRAWFORD COUNTY 45 YEARS.

Saturday, during the night, George F. OWENS, pioneer resident and estimable citizen of Crawford county, passed away at his home, after a lingering illness, due indirectly to the infirmities of old age, he having almost reached his 75 mark. For several months he has been too feeble to leave his home. He was given every comfort during his illness and last week when his condition became serious his children who reside away were called here and were with their father when he passed away.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at Danebod hall, and was conducted by Grayling F. & A. M., of which the deceased was a member. Rev. J. Herman BAUGHN of the Michelson Memorial church delivered an impressive sermon, and the remains were laid to rst in Elmwood cemetery.
George Frank OWEN was born in Atlas, Genesee county, Michigan, April 3rd 1848, and came to Crawford county 45 years ago, locating in Lovells, where he purchased considerable land and engaged in farming. He took an active interest in civic affairs of the county and especially of Lovells township, and served as sheriff of Crawford county for two terms, between the years 1900 and 1904.
He was married at the age of 28 years to Ella DONAHUE to whom were born eight children, five of whom survive. Several years ago Mr. OWEN retired from his labors and came to Grayling to reside. He was a very fine old gentleman and always bore a sterling character, and was held in deep affection by the members of his family.
Besides his wife, three sons and two daughters survive, Ray, Glenn and Charles of Detroit, Mrs. L. WERNER of Bay City and Mrs. Holger SCHMIDT of this city. In attendance at the funeral other than those above mentioned were a sister, Mrs. F. BUZZELL and husband of Flint and a brother Charles OWEN and wife of Ortonville (Oakland County). (16 Oct 1924)

-Mrs. Harry WARD expects to return to her home in Detroit today, and will be accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Phoebe OWEN, who will remain in that city for several weeks. (23 Oct 1924)

- CARD OF THANKS.
I wish to thank my neighbors and friends for their many acts of kindness and the beautiful floral bouquets sent during the illness and death of my husband.
Mrs. Phoebe Purchase-OWEN.
Mrs. Edna WARD (23 Oct 1924)

-Miss Ruth WARD of Ferndale, grand-daughter of Mrs. Frank OWEN of this city was united in marriage April 29 to Mr. Clarence STOLLIKER of Ferndale. (7 May 1925)

-Mrs. G. F. OWENS, who has been visiting her daughter Mrs. Harry WARD of Ferndale since last fall has returned to her home here in Grayling. (14 May 1925)

-LOVELLS NEWS - Mrs. Phoebe OWEN of Grayling is visiting Mrs. NEPHEW until after Thanksgiving. (29 Nov 1925)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWEN returned the fore part of last week from Lovells where she had been visiting since before Thanksgiving. She left Tuesday for Detroit to spend the winter with her grand-daughter Mrs. Ruth STOLIKER. (24 Dec 1925)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWEN spent a few days at the MALSO farm in Maple Forest township last week. (8 Jul 1926)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWEN has gone to Ferndale to spend the winter with relatives. (2 Dec 1926)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWEN returned to her home last week after spending the winter with her daughter in Ferndale. (5 May 1927)

-Little John PAGEL, son of Alden PAGEL, who has been ill at the home of Mrs. Phoebe OWENS for a couple of weeks was removed to Mercy hospital Saturday for treatment. (26 Jan 1928)

-Little Jack PAGEL, who was taken to Mercy hospital a couple of weeks ago a pretty sick boy is recovering nicely. (9 Feb 1928)

-MAPLE FOREST ITEMS - Mrs. Phoebe OWEN of Grayling has been visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles OWEN. (7 Jun 1928)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWENS returned Wednesday from Ferndale, where she had spent a pleasant winter visiting her daughter and family. (4 Apr 1929)

- "OLDTIMERS MAKE WHOOPEE LABOR DAY
Many of the county residents met at the Beaver Creek town hall on Labor Day for the second annual homecoming and picnic of farmers and oldtimers.
Miss Ruth STOLIKER and son who are visiting her grandmother, Mrs. G. F. OWEN." (attended this celebration) (5 Sep 1929)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWEN returned home Wednesday from Ferndale where she spent the winter with her daughter, Mrs. D. H. WARD. She was accompanied by her granddaughter, Mrs. Clarence STOLICKER and son Harry who came for a short visit. (24 Apr 1930)

-Mrs. D. H. WARD and son David of Ferndale, Mich., are making her mother, Mrs. Phoebe OWEN a two weeks visit. (11 Sep 1930)

-Last Thursday afternoon twenty-three members and guests of Our Gang gathered at the home of Mrs. Sherman NEAL. This was the largest attendance the Club has had in a long time. There were six guests: Mrs. Gust WINTERLEE, Mrs. Geo. WOODS, Mrs. Wm. MOSHIER, Mrs. Wm. CHRISTENSON, Mrs. Harry WARD and Mrs. Phoebe OWENS. Birthday gifts were received by Mrs. Kenneth CLISE, Mrs. Sherman NEAL and Mrs. Frank SERVEN for the month of September. The penny prize was won by Mrs. Albert KNIBBS. A very delicious lunch was served to all by the hostess and committee. The next meeting of Our Gang will be held at the home of Mrs. Frank SERVEN on Oct. 2. (25 Sep 1930)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWENS will leave next Tuesday for Ferndale to spend the winter with her daughter Mrs. Harry WARD and family, as she has done for several years past. (11 Dec 1930)

-Maple Forest News - Mrs. Phoebe OWEN is spending a few days with the Charles OWEN family. (1 Oct 1931)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWENS, who has been visiting her daughter Mrs. Harry WARD in Ferndale since last FAll has returned to her home in Grayling for the remainder of the summer. She arrived Sunday and was accompanied by her two grandsons Carl and Louis WARD, who spent the day here. (7 Jul 1932)

-Maple Forest - Mrs. Phoepe (Phoebe) OWEN of Grayling is visiting at the home of C. E. OWEN. (13 Oct 1932)

-Mrs. Phoebe OWENS suffered a paralytic stroke at her home last night and lies quite ill. (25 May 1933)

-Phoebe OWENS Obit (see previously entered obit)

-LOVELLS - The Lovells folk are sorry to learn of the death of Mrs. OWEN at Grayling. Mrs. OWEN lived a long time in Lovells, and was liked by all. (15 Jun 1933)

-Mrs. C. C. STOLICKER and son of Detroit, who came to attend the funeral of her grandmother, Mrs. Phoebe OWENS, is remaining for the week visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. H. WARD. Mr. STOLICKER returned home Friday Night. (15 Jun 1933

-STATE OF MICHIGAN
The Probate Court for the County of Crawford.
At a session of said court, held at the Probate Office in the Village of Grayling, in said county, on the 23rd day of October, A. D. 1933.
Present, Hon. George SORENSON, Judge of Probate.
In the matter of the estate of Phoebe OWEN, nee KELLY, deceased.
Edna WARD, a daughter of said deceased, having filed in said court her petition praying that said court adjudicate and determine the date of death of said deceased, the names of those entitled by survivorship to real estate in which said deceased had an interest as life tenant, joint tenant or tenant by the entirety, and other facts essential to a determination of the rights of the parties interested in said real estate.
It is ordered, that the 19th day of November, A. D. 1933, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, at said Probate Office, be and is hereby appointed for hearing said petition.
It is further ordered, That public notice thereof be given by publication of a copy of this order, for three successive weeks previous to said day of hearing, in the Crawford Avalanche, a newspaper printed and circulated in said county.
George SORENSON,
Judge of Probate.
A true Copy,
George SORENSON,
Judge of Probate 10-26-4 (9 Nov 1933)


-STATE OF MICHIGAN
The Probate Court for the County of Crawford.
In the matter of the estate of Phoebe OWEN, nee KELLY, late of the Village of Grayling, said County, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that four months from the 20th day of November, A. D. 1933, have been allowed for creditors to present their claims against said deceased to said court for examination and adjustment, and that all creditors of said deceased are required to present their claims to said court, at the probate office, in the Village of Grayling in said County, on or before the 26th day of March, A. D. 1934, and that said claims will be heard by said court on Monday, the 26th day of March, A. D. 1934, at ten o'clock in the afternoon.
Dated this 20th day of November, A. D. 1933.
George SORENSON,
Judge of Probate.
A true copy.
George SORENSON,
Judge of Probate 11-23-4 (23 Nov 1933)


Betsy J. MOREY

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Mrs. E. ALGER went to Howell last Thursday, on a visit to friends in that section. (18 Jun 1887)

-Mrs. Maria SMITH, of Milford, is stopping with Mrs. E. ALGER, and would like to secure house work in a small family. (3 Dec 1896)

-DIED - At her home in this village, Friday, Nov, 23rd, Betsy ALGER, aged 69 years. The deceased was the wife of Edwin D. ALGER, and they were among the earliest settlers of this village. Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter, Mrs. E. PURCHASE, and her grand daughter, Mrs. Harry WARD to mourn her loss. She has been a great sufferer for several months, though but few of her friends knew of her critical condition, until her death. The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church, Sunday P.M., and her body laid at rest in Elmwood cemetery. (29 Nov 1906)


Erastus PURCHASE

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-E. PURCHASE, Proprietor of City Livery Stable. (21 Jun 1883)

-Mr. E. PURCHASE, of Saginaw City, has bought the livery business recently established by J. D. KING, and the same has been removed to the barn belonging to D. LONDON.
For the accomodation of those who desire to visit Portage Lake on Sundays, Mr. E. PURCHASE will run a bus twice every Sabbath, leaving the Grayling House at 8 o'clock a. m. and 2 o'clock p. m., and returning at 12 o'clock m. and 6 p. m. Fare for round trip 50 ents each. (21 Jun 1883).

-Messrs. R. HANSON and E. PURCHASE went to east Saginaw yesterday to attend the fair. (27 Sep 1883).

-Sheriff HUM, Pros. Att'y SWARTHOUT and Mr. PURCHASE went out to the lake the other day and brought in a nice deer. (25 Oct 1883)

-Mr. and Mrs. J. C. SILSBEE depart today for Arbela, Tuscola county, where they will hereafter reside. Their residence in this city has been rented by Mr. E. PURCHASE, who will move therein this week. (1 Nov 1883)

-Mr. and Mrs. MASTERS, and Mr. PURCHASE and daughters, started down the river on Tuesday morning intent on catching grayling, or a cold. (14 Aug 1884)

-Rumor of PURCHASE disposing of his livery stable. (23 Oct 1884)

-PURCHASE sold Livery business. (30 Oct 1884)

-Messrs. CONNINE, PURCHASE and MASTERS returned from their hunt on last Saturday evening, having captured a fine buck, weighing over two hundred pounds. They saw much deer but they would not stand still long enough for a bullet to reach them. (27 Nov 1884)

-Wm. E. CRANE, Attorney at Law, Saginaw, Mich., has been the guest of his uncle, Mr. E. PURCHASE, for a few days this week. (18 Dec 1884)

-E. PURCHASE ornamented his property and lot on Cedar Street, this week, by setting out some shade trees along the walk. (14 May 1885)

-Last Thursday night, E. PURCHASE and party took 150 pounds of green bass from Portage Lake. J. O. HADLEY and assistants are reported to have taken on the same night over 300 lbs., and it was a poor night for catching fish too. (21 May 1885)

-Mrs. Ada WATTS, of Saginaw, is visiting her father, Mr. E. PURCHASE. (2 Jul 1885)

-ITEMS OF INTEREST
FOR THE WEEKS CORRESPONDING
WITH THE PRESENT - IN THE
HISTORY OF GRAYLING.
1885.
Death of daughter of E. PURCHASE, at Saginaw, aged 19 years. (26 Jul 1894)

-E. PURCHASE and family, accompanied by Mrs. KELLEY and children, spent several days last week at Portage Lake. They report having a good time fishing and berrying. (3 Sep 1885)

-Messers. PURCHASE and INGERSON will put in a million feet, banking on the Au Sable, below Steven's bridge. (29 Oct 1885)

-Messrs. INGERSON and PURCHASE, in addition to the lumbering they are doing for themselves, are going to put in one million feet into the Au Sable, for the POTTS Lumber Co. (Dec 1885-Jan 1886)

-E. PURCHASE will pay $25.00 to anyone who will furnish him with positive evidence in regard to who is poisoning the dogs about the town. His dog has been poisoned and SHOPPENAGON's Cap. Neither of these dogs were vicious or dangerous and to poison them through mere wilfulness was shameful. (14 Jan 1886)

-A 24 mile tramp over the slippery track of Tuesday brought us (ye editor) to the lumber camp of Messrs. PURCHASE & INGERSON, where we found Mr. J. NEIDERER and wife, who preside over the culinary department. We thought we saw a look of sympathy pass between them, and in about three minutes a table was spread with a repast that would have put to shame many first class hotels, to which we did ample justice, and with strength renewed, we made the remaining eight miles to town in just an hour and a half by "Doyle's Rule," which we carried. (11 Feb 1886)

-On last Saturday morning, E. PURCHASE killed a large grey rat, which is said to be the first of his kind ever seen here. (25 Feb 1886)

-We clip the following items from the Grayling correspondence of the Roscommon News.
Mr. E. PURCHASE lost a horse recently. Cause of death, old age. (4 Mar 1886)

-We clip the following items from the Grayling correspondence of the Roscommon News.
"Mr. Charles INGERSON and Mr. E. PURCHASE have just finished putting in 1,000,000 feet of logs into the Au Sable for Salling, Hanson & Co." (4 Mar 1886)

-Messrs. PURCHASE and INGERSON, finished lumbering and broke camp on last Thursday, for the winter. (15 Apr 1886)

-E. PURCHASE has contracted for the building of an addition to his residence on Cedar street. F. DECKROW has the contract. (29 Apr 1886)

-E. PURCHASE is grading his lot, and the street adjacent thereto, which will be a big improvement, more especially when the new buildings and fences are completed. (29 Apr 1886)

-The question that is agitating Grayling from center to circumference at present is, who stole Mr. E. PURCHASE's big pickerel. (6 May 1886)

-E. PURCHASE went to East Saginaw last week, and returned on Monday. (3 Jun 1886)

-Messrs. PURCHASE and FORTIER have built a neat boat-house just below the dam. (24 Jun 1886)

-E. PURCHASE has put up a stable and had the street next his property cut down to grade, making quite an improvement in the appearance of things in general. (8 Jul 1886)

-E. PURCHASE and his daughter, Miss Jennie returned from a visit to friends in Saginaw, last Saturday. (22 Jul 1886)

-E. PURCHASE went to Saginaw last Monday. (2 Sep 1886)

-Our thanks are due E. PURCHASE and A. H. MARSH, for several ears of corn raised in this county. Corn can be raised successfully by procuring the right kind of seed. Rev. C. W. WEST of center plains raised five acres of nice corn this season that will mature in this climate. (16 Sep 1886)

-E. PURCHASE, of Grayling, is an applicant for the position of State Fish and Game Commissioner. (17 Mar 1887)

-E. PURCHASE and his daughter Jennie went sleighing the early part of this week, and were dumped in the snow. No serious damage was inflicted, also both attended the theater last Monday night. (24 Mar 1887)

-E. PURCHASE returned last Saturday, from a visit to the southern part of the state. (12 May 1887)

-Messrs. HUM, MASTERS and PURCHASE returned from their fishing excursion, last Saturday, having taken more pounds of fish in the same length of time than ever before. Fishing was good but they got more bites than fish, as each one looks as if they had just been discharged from a small pox hospital. (9 Jun 1887)

-E. PURCHASE was awarded first money in the horse race at Roscommon on the Forth. (12 Jul 1888)

-Messrs. PURCHASE, OLSON, MARTIN and ROBINSON attended the Saginaw races last week, and report some excellent sport. (26 Jul 1888)

-M. and A. PURCHASE, brothers of E. PURCHASE of this place, with three friends from Saginaw, went down the Au Sable for a grand hunt last Tuesday morning. (15 Nov 1888)

-E. PURCHASE returned from a weeks visit to his farm, last Saturday morning. (13 Dec 1888)

-E. PURCHASE was a member of the Sir Knights of Crawford Tent No. 192, K.O.T.M., of Grayling, Mich. (25 Apr 1889)

-E. PURCHASE, of Grayling, took in the fair here on the third day. (26 Sep 1889)

-E. PURCHASE came near "shuffling off this mortal coil" Monday night. A dose of Aconite Liniment was administered to him by mistake. He comprehended the situation, and by prompt use of an emetic, averted any serious consequence. (14 Nov 1889)

-For sale cheap - A first class pair of oxen, five years old, well broken and all right. E. PURCHASE. (21 Nov 1889)

-Mr. Will ROUTIER, of Saginaw was the guest of E. PURCHASE and family last Sunday. (21 Nov 1889)

-For sale cheap - A first class pair of oxen, five years old, well broken and all right. E. PURCHASE. (28 Nov 1889)

-E. PURCHASE vs. T. F. HASTINGS, Replevin; Judgment for defendant. (16 Jan 1890)

-Married at the residence of E. PURCHASE Esq., in this village, Monday, Jan. 20, Miss Jennie PURCHASE, and Mr. W. A. ROUTEIR, of Saginaw, Wm. WOODBURN, J. P., officiating. The happy couple took the noon train for their new home in Saginaw where Jennie will be followed by the best wishes of hosts of friends. (23 Jan 1890)

-E. PURCHASE left a sample of the timothy grown on his farm in the hardwood. It is nearly five feet in length. (17 Jul 1890)

-E. PURCHASE attended the races at Saginaw, last week and reports some fine work. (24 Jul 1890)

-E. PURCHASE, of Grayling, was in the village yesterday and made the News a pleasant call. He looked well and says he will try to be with us during the fair. - Roscommon News. (18 Sep 1890)

-E. PURCHASE is running a free dray. (28 May 1891)

-E. PURCHASE and his friends secured nine deer, on the South Branch. (26 Nov 1891)

-E. PURCHASE and Geo. ALEXANDER of Grayling were registered at the West Branch House. Saturday. - West Branch Times. (30 Jun 1892)

-Grove Items - The lumbering in our part of the town is about over. E. PURCHASE will finish this week, and W. W. METCALF in about two weeks. (2 Feb 1893)

-E. PURCHASE and Mrs. Phebe KELLEY were married on Christmas, by Rev. S. G. TAYLOR. (3 Jan 1895)

-E. Purchase had the misfortune of quite a scratch in the eye from a limb of a falling tree. A close call for the optic. (17 Jan 1895)

-The Democratic County Convention nominate E. PURCHASE - Surveyor. (8 Oct 1896)

-PURCHASE was beaten by William BLANSHAN for County Surveyor by 353 to 344 votes. (5 Nov 1896)

-Game Warden PURCHASE was in town, Saturday, his agricutural persuits giving him some time for other business. (16 Sep 1897)

-GAme Warden PURCHASE pulled a couple of hunters from Eaton county, yesterday, for shipping deer boxed and without the license coupons, but they were discharged, as no warrant of law could be found to fit the charge as brought. (2 Dec 1897)

-Game Warden E. PURCHASE came in from his farm, Friday, and said the roads were the nearest impassable he had ever known them. (10 Feb. 1898)

-E. PURCHASE dug his way through the snowdrifts, Tuesday, making an all-days trip from his place. (24 Feb 1898)

-County Warden PURCHASE has been close on track of violators of the fish law during the season, and after a visit from the state warden received a flattering letter for his efficient work. (31 Aug 1899)

-E. PURCHASE got a severe fall on the ice, a few days ago, fracturing two ribs, and giving him a general shaking up. (25 Jan 1900)

-Game Warden PURCHASE came up from the farm, Sunday, being nine hours on the road, instead of three, as usual. The warm weather was too much for the snow and ice. (28 Mar 1900)

-Game Warden PURCHASE arrested a man for taking fish which had not grown to the statutory length, and Justice McELROY said five dollars and costs, which was paid. The fish was to blame for not growing faster. (10 May 1900)

-At the Democratic convention, last Saturday, Jos. PATTERSON and Thos. LEWIS were elected delegates to the state convention, C. O. McCULLOUGH and A. J. LOVE to the congressional; A. J. STILWELL and R. McELROY to the senatorial and John LEECE and Erastus PURCHASE to the legislative. (19 Jul 1900)

-Game Warden PURCHASE had a party from Charlotte arrested for Assault and Battery, who plead guilty, and Justice McCULLOCH said five dollars and costs would pay the bill, which was done. (29 Nov 1900)

-E. PURCHASE has been again commissioned as county game warden. State Warden MORSE gives him great credit for his work in the past two years. (28 Feb 1901)

-Game Warden PURCHASE came up from the farm, Sunday, being nine hours on the road, instead of three, as usual. The warm weather was too much for the snow and ice. (28 Mar 1901)

-County Game Warden PURCHASE was in town Saturday, and says, the fire that swept through the south branch section, last week, was the hottest they ever experienced. the bridge at his place, as well as the Mantz Bridge, was entirely destroyed. (16 May 1901)

-E. PURCHASE was reported dead a week ago by the Roscommon News. He was in town last Friday and was decidedly lively for a corps. (5 Dec 1901)

-THE ELECTION.
Monday morning Grayling was covered with a mantle of pure snow, indicative of the political purity of the place, as proven by the result given below. Both parties having put in nomination a clean ticket, there was no unusual strife and the general result is about the party standing in this town.
SOUTH BRANCH.
Democratic Ticket-Supervisor, F. P. RICHARDSON; Clerk, Chas. A. COOK; Treasurer, J. M. SMITH, High. Commissioner, George M. COOK; Just. of the Peace, full term, C. BRISTOL; Vacancy, Frank LELINE; School Inspector, W. SHELLENBERGER; Board of Review, full term. E. PURCHASE; Vancancy, Wilson HICKEY; Constables, Conrad WEHNES, Wm. COOK, Jacob KESTENHOLTZ and Geo. LELINE. (10 Apr 1902)

-Having sold my farm, I offer for sale at low values, one pair of horses, with harness, wagon and sleighs; four cows, logging camp outfit and farming tools. Terms will be made to suit purchasers, though cash will not be refused.
E. PURCHASE. (30 Mar 1905)

-THE TOWNSHIP TICKETS.
At the Republican caucus for the township of Grayling, held Wednesday evening, March 22, the following ticket was nominated:
Constables - Archie P. CHARRON, Otto JOHNSON, John EVERETT, Erastus PURCHASE. (30 Mar 1905)

-County Game Warden, E. PURCHASE, is making it lively for violators of the law. He believes in its enforcement, and has already received the conviction of seven. (8 Jun 1905)

-Chief SHOPENAGONS was arrested Monday for assault and battery on the person of Game Warden PURCHASE. (12 Oct 1905)

-The jury said "Not Guilty" in the case against SHOPPENEGANS. We do not agree at all with the virdict as a matter of law though we would regret to see the old man suffer. (19 Oct 1905)

-DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS.
At the town hall last Friday evening, the caucus was called to order by C. O. McCULLOUGH, and W. McCULLOUGH elected chairman, and C. O. McCULLOUGH secretary, W. HAVENS, S. C. PETERSON and E. PURCHASE was appointed tellers. The officers were duly sworn, and the following ticket was placed in nomination:
Supervisor-John F. HUM.
clerk-Hans P. OLSEN.
Treasurer-Lucien FOURNIER.
Commissioner of Highway-Julius NELSON.
Justice of the Peace-Robert McELROY.
School Inspector-William NOLAN.
Member of the baord of Review-Hugo SCHRIEBER.
Constables-Christian HEMMINGSON, James C. FOREMAN and Erastus PURCHASE.
Township committee for the ensuing year, William McCULLOUGH, John LEECE and Henry FELDHAUSER. (29 Mar 1906)

-Mr. and Mrs. E. PURCHASE went to Detroit, Monday, looking for a professional aid for Mr. PURCHASE, who has not been felling as well as he ought for some time. (12 Apr 1906)

-Game Warden E. PURCHASE is home again, in better condition than ever to care for violations of the law. We are glad to notice his recovery of health. (26 Apr 1906)

-Game and Fish Warden PURCHASE, has made one arrest for violation of the fish law, in using a net within 100 feet of the dam. The Jury returned a verdict of guilty, and Justice MAHON said five dollars and costs, or fifteen days, which is the minimum penalty. (3 May 1906)

-Game Warden PURCHASE caught two men scooping fish from the chute at the dam with their hands. They had removed a plank from the cover and were filling their baskets from the several steps of the ladder. PURCHASE scooped the men and their fish. The men plead guilty, and MAHON allowed them to go free - on payment of the usual fine and costs. (17 May 1906)

-Warden PURCHASE caught a victim on the North Branch last Sunday with a number of short trout. He plead guilty to Justice MAHON, who imposed the usual fine and costs. (24 May 1906)

-Game Warden PURCHASE caught W. J. HUNSAKER, editor of a Saginaw papper, Sunday with undersized trout in his basket. He plead guilty and paid $10.35 fine and costs for his fun. (21 Jun 1906)

-E. PURCHASE bought a new team and carriage last week. (13 Sep 1906)

-E. PURCHASE 1st prize trotting $25.00. (NOTE: He won this race during the 4th of July Celebrations) (25 Jul 1907)

-As we go to press, Wednesday, we learn of the sudden death of Erastus PURCHASE, during the night, but have no particulars of his demise. Farther notice will be given next week. (1 Aug 1907)

-PURCHASE, Saginaw. - The funeral of the late Erastus PURCHASE was held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. William A. CRANE, Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. Mr. COOKE of the Free Methodist Church, officiated. W. J. McCRON rendered the hymns "Nearer My God to Thee" and "Jesus Lover of my Soul." Many of the neighbors who had known Mr. PURCHASE during the many years he lived in Tittabawassee township attended the services. The interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The pall bearers were: W. E. CRANE, Dr. B. F. A. CRANE and Ambrose CRANE, nephews of the deceased, Williiam ROTIER (ROUTIER) of Battle Creek, son-0in-law, Floyd A. CRANE, grand nephew, and Judge Riley L. CRANE. Erastus PURCHASE was born in the town of Phelps, Ontario county, New York, June 20, 1838. He was the youngest of seven sons. The family came to Tittabawassee in 1854. In 1865 he was united in marriage with Miss Melissa SOPER, who died in 1893. In 1896 he was united in marriage with Mrs. KELLEY, who survives him. To the first union four children were born, three daughters and one son, one daughters, Ada WATZ, died in 1885, and the son, Alonzo, died in 1900. Miss Emma PURCHASE and Mrs. Jennie PURCHASE-ROUTIER survive him. (15 Aug 1907)

- PROBATE NOTICE
STATE OF MICHIGAN
THE PROBATE COURT FOR THE
COUNTY OF CRAWFORD
In the matter of the estate of Erastus PURCHASE, Deceased, late of the Village of Grayling.
Notice is hereby given that six months from the 15th day of October A. D., 1907, have been allowed for creditors of said deceased are required to present their claims to said court, at the probate office, in the Village of Grayling in said county, on or before the 15th day of April A. D. 1908, and that said claims will be heard by said court on Wednesday the 15th day of April A. D. 1908, at ten o'clock in the forenoon.
Dated October 15th, A. D. 1907.
WELLINGTON BATTERSON,
Oct 17 - w Judge of Probate. (17 Oct 1907)

-PROBATE NOTICE
STATE OF MICHIGAN
The Probate Court for the County of Crawford
At a session of said court, held at the probate office, in the Village of Grayling, in said county, on the third day of August A. D. 1909.
Present: Hon. Wellington BATTERSON, Judge of Probate.
In the matter of the estate of Erastus PURCHASE, deceased.
Rolla W. BRINK having filed in said court his final administration account, and his petition praying or the allowance thereof and for the assignment and distribution of the residue of said estate.
It is ordered, that the 27th day of August A. D. 1909, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, at said probate office, be and is hereby appointed for examining and allowing said account and hearing said petition.
It is further ordered, That public notice thereof be given by publication of a copy of this order, for three successive weeks previous to said day of hearing, in the CRAWFORD AVALANCHE a newspaper printed and circulated in said county.
WELLINGTON BATTERSON,
Judge of Probate.
A true copy:
WELLINGTON BATTERSON,
aug5-3w Judge of Probate. (5 Aug 1909)


Melissa SOPER OR SAPERT

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Mrs. E. PURCHASE has two daughters from Saginaw visiting her. (23 Aug 1883)

-Mrs. E. PURCHASE is entertaining a sister from Freeland, Midland Co. (6 Sep 1883)

-Mrs. E. PURCHASE, who has been quite ill, is improving. (1 Nov 1883)

-Mrs. E. PURCHASE has been visiting in Saginaw for the past week. (2 Dec 1883).

-Mrs. E. PURCHASE returned last Saturday evening from her visit to relatives in the Saginaw Valley. (24 Jan 1884)

-PURCHASE, Saginaw. - The funeral of the late Erastus PURCHASE was held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. William a. CRANE, Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. Mr. COOKE of the Free Methodist Church, officiated. W. J. McCRON rendered the hymns "Nearer My God to Thee" and "Jesus Lover of my Soul." Many of the neighbors who had known Mr. PURCHASE during the many years he lived in Tittabawassee township attended the services. The interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The pall bearers were: W. E. CRANE, Dr. B. F. A. CRANE and Ambrose CRANE, nephews of the deceased, Williiam ROTIER (ROUTIER) of Battle Creek, son-0in-law, Floyd A. CRANE, grand nephew, and Judge Riley L. CRANE. Erastus PURCHASE was born in the town of Phelps, Ontario county, New York, June 20, 1838. He was the youngest of seven sons. The family came to Tittabawassee in 1854. In 1865 he was united in marriage with Miss Melissa SOPER, who died in 1893. In 1896 he was united in marriage with Mrs. KELLEY, who survives him. To the first union four children were born, three daughters and one son, one daughters, Ada WATZ, died in 1885, and the son, Alonzo, died in 1900. Miss Emma PURCHASE and Mrs. Jennie PURCHASE-ROUTIER survive him. (15 Aug 1907)


Alonzo Milo PURCHASE

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Lonnie PURCHASE won the prize for the best time made, in the mile race; at the skating rink, on Tuesday night; Time 4 minutes and 50 seconds. (15 Jan 1885)

-Lonnie PURCHASE got away in fine style with the crack skater from Roscommon. Bad for him, when we consider that he came on purpose to carry away sweepstakes on everything. (5 Mar 1885)

-Lonnie PURCHASE will make an attempt next Tuesday, to carry off the championship badge for fastest skater, from the present holder at West Branch. May the best boy win. (25 Mar 1885)

-Lonnie PURCHASE lost the race on Tuesday night at West Branch, and FINN & HARDER lost. (2 Apr 1885)

-Master Lonnie PURCHASE won the first prize at the skating-rink on Tuesday Evening, and George COWELL the second for fastess skating. (17 Dec 1885)

-Master Lonnie PURCHASE returned last Saturday from an extended visit to friends in East Saginaw. (9 Sep 1886)

-Lon PURCHASE was arrested on a drunk charge, Sunday, and lodged in the cooler. He plead guilty Monday morning, before Justice WOODBURN, who said $10 and costs, which was paid. (15 Oct 1891)

-Alonzo PURCHASE turned on the electric current on one of the electric street cars with a silver dollar, which he placed in the slot, and burned out the switch of the car and damaged the electric apparatus at the power house. A serious accident was averted by the brakes of the car being set, which prevented its starting when the current was turned on. Action has been commenced against PURCHASE for malicious injury to property, but the street railroad company has offered to settle for $10, although the damage was much more. - Bay City Tribune. (28 Jul 1892)

-A telegram was received here Monday announcing the death of Alonzo PURCHASE, son of E. PURCHASE, at Minneapolis. He was engaged on a Minnesota railroad, and whether the death was caused by accident or otherwise we have not learned. His body will be interred at Zilwaukee, today. (25 Jul 1901)

-The particulars of the death of Alonzo PURCHASE at Minneapolis last have been received. He was switching in the yard and his right foot caught in the frog throwing him into the track so that his right leg was cut off at the thigh and his body cut in two. (1 Aug 1901)

-PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR.
STATE OF MICHIGAN.|
| SS.
COUNTY OF CRAWFORD.|
At a session of the Probate Court for the County of Crawford, holden at the Probate office in the village of Grayling, on Wednesday the sixth day of November in the year one thousand nine hundred and one.
Present, JOHN C. HANSON,
Judge of Probate.
IN THE MATTER of the estate of Olonzo M. PURCHASE, deceased.
On reading and filing the petition duly verified, of Erastus PURCHASE, praying that letters of administration of said estate may be granted to himself, or some other suitable person, and that such further order or proceedings may be had in the premises as may be required by the statutes in such case made and provided.
THEREUPON IT IS ORDERED, that Monday, the ninth day of December, A. D. 1901, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, be assigned for the hearing of said petition, and that the next of kin of said Olonzo M. PURCHASE, and all other persons interested in said estate, are required to appear at a session of said Court, then to be holden at the Probate Office, in the village of Grayling, and show cause, if any there be, why the prayer of the petitioner should not be granted. And it is further ordered, that said petitioner give notice to the persons interested in said estate of the pendency of said petition and the hearing thereof, by causing a copy of this order to be published in the Crawford Avalanche, a newspaper printed and circulated in said county of Crawford for four successive weeks previous to said day of hearing.
JOHN C. HANSON,
nov14-5t Judge of Probate. (14 Nov 1901)


Emma PURCHASE

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Miss Emma PURCHASE is up from Saginaw, visiting her sister Jennie. (7 Feb 1889)

-Mrs. Emma PURCHASE accompanied her sister from Zilwankee, on her visit to their father. (9 Jul 1891)

-PURCHASE, Saginaw. - The funeral of the late Erastus PURCHASE was held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. William a. CRANE, Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. Mr. COOKE of the Free Methodist Church, officiated. W. J. McCRON rendered the hymns "Nearer My God to Thee" and "Jesus Lover of my Soul." Many of the neighbors who had known Mr. PURCHASE during the many years he lived in Tittabawassee township attended the services. The interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The pall bearers were: W. E. CRANE, Dr. B. F. A. CRANE and Ambrose CRANE, nephews of the deceased, Williiam ROTIER (ROUTIER) of Battle Creek, son-0in-law, Floyd A. CRANE, grand nephew, and Judge Riley L. CRANE. Erastus PURCHASE was born in the town of Phelps, Ontario county, New York, June 20, 1838. He was the youngest of seven sons. The family came to Tittabawassee in 1854. In 1865 he was united in marriage with Miss Melissa SOPER, who died in 1893. In 1896 he was united in marriage with Mrs. KELLEY, who survives him. To the first union four children were born, three daughters and one son, one daughters, Ada WATZ, died in 1885, and the son, Alonzo, died in 1900. Miss Emma PURCHASE and Mrs. Jennie PURCHASE-ROUTIER survive him. (15 Aug 1907)


PURCHASE

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-M. and A. PURCHASE, brothers of E. PURCHASE of this place, with three friends from Saginaw, went down the Au Sable for a grand hunt last Tuesday morning. (15 Nov 1888)


Milo PURCHASE

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-M. and A. PURCHASE, brothers of E. PURCHASE of this place, with three friends from Saginaw, went down the Au Sable for a grand hunt last Tuesday morning. (15 Nov 1888)


Ambrose PURCHASE

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-M. and A. PURCHASE, brothers of E. PURCHASE of this place, with three friends from Saginaw, went down the Au Sable for a grand hunt last Tuesday morning. (15 Nov 1888)


George Frank OWEN

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Mason Work, Etc.
Plastering
and
Kalsomining.
The undersigned having located at
Grayling, wishes to announce to the
PUBLIC
that he is prepared to do all kinds of
WORK in his line TO PERFECTION.
and at
Prices to suit the Times.
Frank OWENS,
Grayling, Michigan (28 May 1879)

-Mr. TURNER is having his house plastered. Mr. OWENS is the man who is throwing the mud. (4 Jun 1879)

-George F. OWEN - was elected clerk of Maple Forest. (7 Apr 1881)

- Maple Forest, June 6, 1881.
EDITOR AVALANCHE: - I am pleased to see that the enterprising farmers of South Branch are interested in organizing a farmers club in this county. The subject has been discussed in this vicinity some time, and we believe that such an organization on right principles would greatly help the farmers of this county. We find in the southern part of the State, Oakland, Genesee and lapeer counties, the farmers claim to derive great benefit from their club meetings, and that they draw forth a more social and united effort to experiment satisfactorilly different modes of farming, and of crops, etc. I believe that just what we need in order to have good productive farms here is an intelligent cultivation of the land - that adapted to the soil and climate. And the time has come when those interested in farming should unite and put forth a strong effort to accomplish what we are all striving for: good farms in Crawford county.
G. F. OWEN. (9 Jun 1881)

-DIED - In Maple Forest, Wednesday, March 15th, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank OWENS, aged 11 days. (23 Mar 1882)

-ESTRAYS.
From my premises, on or about the 29th of August, one 2-year-old heifer, red color and of good size, and also one spotted white and red yearling heifer. To anyone who can give information of the above described cattle will be liberally paid for the same.
Address Geo. F. OWEN,
Grayling, Mich. (21 Sep 1882)

-The parties in this village who have the stove and pipe up, around which they hover and shiver these bracing mornings, are going to buy a shot gun and go up and shoot Mr. F. OWEN, the mason, if he don't come down and build that chimney. Do you mind that, now! (22 Sep 1881)

-George F. OWEN - was re-elected clerk of Maple Forest. (6 Apr 1882)

-Mr. Frank OWEN, of Maple Forest made a four or five days visit to his parents in Flint last week. (7 Sep 1882)

-From my premises, on or about the 29th of August, one 2-year-old heifer, red color and of good size, and also one spotted white and red yearling heifer. To anyhone who can give information of the above described cattle will be liberally paid for the same.
Address Geo. F. OWEN,
Grayling, Mich. (21 Sep 1882)

-Mrs. Geo. F. OWEN and two little children, of Maple Forest, are in the city, guests of Mrs. R. P. FORBES. (17 May 1883).

-From Mr. Frank OWENS, of Maple Forest who is engaged in Pack, Woods & Co.'s Camp in 28-2, under the foremanship of Mr. L. H. SMITH, we learn that the employes of that camp had a very pleasant time on Christmas. Fifty dollars was raised for a Christmas dinner, at which all did ample justice, and in the evening a Christmas tree holding $20 worth of presents made glad the hearts of the little ones. (18 Jan 1883)

-Mr. Frank OWENS, of Maple Forest is working at his trade (mason) in this city. (19 Apr 1883)

-Frank OWEN, of Maple Forest township has moved into the city for the winter. He resides in the west part of Mr. HARDER's house. (20 Nov 1883)

-It is slightly cool for comfortable mason work out doors, but Frank OWEN erected chimneys on the new houses on the south side last week and is repairing the arch in the saw mill this week. (17 Jan 1884)

-Mr. & Mrs. Frank OWEN have returned from the central portion of the state, where they have been rusticating for the past three months. (3 Apr 1884)

-OWEN & SAUNDERS build a skating rink. (6 Nov 1884)

-OWENS - Skating Rink business. (4 Dec 1884)

-Skating Rink addition complete. 3,500 ft. (18 Dec 1884)

-OWEN, JONES & SAUNDERS sell skating rink to Finn & HARDER. (25 Feb 1885)

-Frank OWENS had a severe attack of bilious colic, a few days since, but is now getting better. (12 Mar 1885)

-Mr. F. OWEN has taken the past two weeks of inclement weather to be sick, but is now on the gain so as to be ready for the spring trade. (2 Apr 1885.

-Frank OWEN has erected a very neat fence around his property, and is otherwise improving it. (21 May 1885)

-Frank OWENS, is travelling in the interest of Grayling Hospital, for Drs. TRAVER and THATCHER. (18 Jun 1885)

-BORN- On the 9th inst. to Mrs. and Frank OWEN, a son. No cigars. (12 Nov 1885)

-Mesers. DECKROW and OWENS put in a wind-mill pump, for A. M. O'DELL, of Center Plains township, last week. This week they are putting in one for Hubbard HEAD of South Branch. (27 May 1886)

-Frank OWENS returned on Tuesday evening from an extended trip through Southern Michigan, and reports that it has not been so dry there as here, and crops looking well. (8 Jul 1886)

-Messrs. DECKROW & OWENS, of Grayling, are putting down a drive well for J. J. MILLER this week. The well is 100 feet deep. They expect to put down more in this locality. - Otsego Co. Herald. (22 Jul 1886)

-Messrs. DECKROW & OWEN have just completed two tubular wells at Gaylord, one 90 and the other 104 fee in depth, both giving an ample supply of water. They are rustlers. (5 Aug 1886)

-MAPLE FOREST JOTTINGS.
Mr. Geo. F. OWENS, of Grayling, spent two days last week in the neighborhood visiting old friends and acquaintances. (20 Jan 1887)

-J. M. FINN has thoroughly remodeled the skating rink, for a warehouse for hay, grain, feed & c. (28 Apr 1887)

-Frank OWENS sold his residence to C. W. WIGHT, last week, and is building a new one. (23 Jul 1887)

-Mr. GOSS, of Frederic, has been engaged by Mr. Frank OWENS to assist him in plastering the many houses which he has contracted to finish up this Fall. (6 Oct 1887)

-Frank OWEN, of Grayling is putting the windmill pump at the coal kiln in repair this week. - Otsego Co. Herald (26 Jan 1888)

-Frank OWENS intends to go to Gladstone, when it thaws out, to work at plastering. He thinks he has struck a bonanza. (26 Apr 1888)

-Frank OWENS left Grayling last Tuesday for Gladstone. (17 May 1888)

-Frank OWENS returned from Gladstone Saturday morning. He reports that it is a booming town but rather dull at present. (7 Jun 1888)

-Geo. F. OWEN has the contract of placing a wall under the school-house. (26 Jul 1888)

-Geo. F. OWEN has his job of underpining the school house nearly completed. The building will be repainted and thoroughly cleaned previous to the opening of school, Sept. 3. (23 Aug 1888)

-A. RIX, of Grand Rapids and Mrs. HERRICK, of Holly and Mr. and Mrs. HERRICK, of Vanderbilt, are guests of their cousin, Geo. F. OWEN, Esq. They have not been together before for fifteen years. (23 Aug 1888)

-Frank OWENS and Mack TAYLOR have been on the sick list for several days, but are now improving. (20 Sep 1888)

-Frank OWENS returned from his visit to Southern Michigan last Friday morning. He reports everything looking bright for the republicans in that section. (25 Oct 1888)

-George F. OWEN walks the streets today as though he was not "OWEN" anybody, or if he was, he didn't care, 'cause there was two more "OWEN" at his home, a boy and a girl having arrived this morning. Oh my! Frank? (14 Feb 1889)

-G. F. OWENS and Clare HADLEY have embarked in the business of supplying the people with pumps, wells, etc. (23 May 1889)

-Frank OWENS and Clare HADLEY returned from Oscoda couty, last Tuesday, and report having put down five Tubular Wells in that section during the last two weeks. (27 Jun 1889)

-Wind mills are getting numerous in Crawford county. Messrs. OWENS & HADLEY put up two this week. One for Dr. THAYER of South Branch and the other for J. A. BREAKEY, of Center Plains. (25 Jul 1889)

-Mr. and Mrs. G. F. OWENS lost one of their youngest children by death last Monday morning. Another was quite sick with the same disease, (dysentry) but is now improving. (8 Aug 1889)

-George F. OWEN will move onto his farm in Maple Forest. He has sold his village home. (15 Aug 1889)

-Mr. Geo. F. OWEN has moved back on his farm near Buck's Corners. (29 Aug 1889)

-Mr. Frank OWENS, of Maple Forest, was in town last Monday. He is engaged at present in bulding a new barn, repairing his residence and otherwise improving his farm. (19 Sep 1889)

-Geo. F. OWEN is in town every few days and takes out a new windmill every trip. They are becoming common throughout the county. (19 Sep 1889)

-Frank OWEN was in town Monday, after two more windmills, which he has to put up yet this fall. (14 Nov 1889)

-Frank OWEN, of Maple Forest, received a telegram, stating that his father, who lived in Genessee County, was dead. He took the first train so as to be in time to attend the funeral. (19 Dec 1889)

-Geo. F. OWEN, of Maple Forest was in town last Friday and Saturday. (13 Mar 1890)

-P. AEBLI, of Blaine township, is putting down a new tubular well and Frank OWENS is recting a windmill for him. Peter is bound to get to the front. (17 Apr 1890)

-Geo. F. OWEN, of Grayling, who is putting up windmills and sinking drive wells, was in town to-day. - Ot. Co. Herald. (8 May 1890)

-Frank OWEN, of Maple Forest, was in town last Friday. He had just returned from a trip to Otsego county. (22 May 1890)

-Geo. F. OWEN put down a tubular well for H. FUNCK, of South Branch, 160 feet deep, and erected a wind mill, so that he neither pumps or carries his water as in days gone by. (3 Jul 1890)

-George F. OWEN has been appointed township clerk of Maple Forest, in place of F. DILLEY, resigned. (27 Nov 1890)

-Geo. F. OWENS, of Frederic, was in town last Tuesday, on legal business. (12 Mar 1891)

- DIED
At his home, in this village, March 12, John O. HADLEY, aged 46 years.
Mr. HADLEY was one of the first settlers in this village; was recognized as among our most public spirited citizens, ever ready to do all in his power to advance the general good and assist in the growth of the place. He was especially interested in the advancement of educational facilities, and we owe much to his labor for our present efficient school and its surroundings.
He was for some time in mercantile business, and for a time Post Master here, but turned his attention to the practice of law and ral estate dealing. He was Prosecuting Attorney several terms, rendering efficient and satisfactory service.
He platted three additions to the village, which bear his name, and will perpetuate his memory.
His body was taken to Holly for interment in the family burial ground and was accompanied by O. J. BELL and Thomas WOODFIELD. At Bay City they were met by a special train and Bay City Commandery of Knights Templar, who had charge of the funeral service at the Presbyterian Church in Holly, after which the casket was deposited in the vault there, the terrible storm making it impossible to go to its final resting place.
Mrs. HADLEY and daughter were accompanied by G. F. OWEN, of Maple Forest, a relative and a life long friend and neighbor.
Our people mourn the loss of an esteemed citizen, and all extend earnest sympathy to the doubly bereaved wife and mother. (19 Mar 1891)

-G. F. OWEN is putting up a windmill for John M. SMITH in Grove. John says he is tired of lifting water sixty feet, where there is plenty of wind. (25 Jun 1891)

-A new post office has been established at Judge's Crossing, on the new road - Geo. F. OWEN, P.M. (18 Feb 1892)

-Geo. F. OWEN, P.M. (Post Master) at Judge's Corners, was in town Tuesday. (25 Feb 1892)

-Geo. F. OWEN, P.M. at Judge's Corners, was in town Tuesday. (3 Mar 1892)

-Geo. F. OWEN has received his commission as Postmaster at Judges. (3 Mar 1892)

-F. OWENS, postmaster at Judge P.O. was in town Saturday and called on us. (29 Sep 1892)

-Mr. and Mrs. G. F. OWEN drove down from Judge, Friday, looking like a happy pair of farmers. They report prosperity in their new home. (13 Jun 1895)

-Frank OWENS, of Maple Forest, was in town, last Saturday and made us a pleasant call. (30 Apr 1896)

-Frank OWENS and B. F. SHERMAN, represented Maple Forest township in the convention, last Saturday. (30 Apr 1896)

-M. R. SMITH, who is cutting ties and pulp wood in Maple Forest, with F. OWENS, was in town Monday. (11 Feb 1897)

-Frank OWENS, of Maple Forest, an old resident of Grayling, was in town Monday, and called on the AVALANCHE. (11 Mar 1897)

-Judge Correspondence. - Frank OWEN is looking for a horse. (11 Mar 1897)

-Frank OWEN and Roy WAITE called on M. R. SMITH, Sunday night. (1 Apr 1897)

-Judge Items. - Frank OWEN and M. R. SMITH went to Grayling, last week. (8 Apr 1897)

-Judge Items. - Frank OWEN has bought a horse power to saw wood with. (8 Apr 1897)

-Judge Items - Mrs. R. SMITH, and daughter called on Mrs. Frank OWEN, last week. (8 Apr 1897)

Judge Items - Ben SHERMAN called on Charles Johnson and G. F. OWEN, Thursday.
(8 Apr 1897)

-Judge Items - Phillip COVENTRY was visiting at G. F. OWEN's, Sunday. (15 Apr 1897)

-Judge Items - G. F. OWEN went to Gaylord, to the mill. Frank has received his new drag saw, which he ought to have had six weeks ago. The rail road was slow this time. (15 Apr 1897)

-Geo. F. OWEN is commissioned P.M., (Postmaster) at Judge, to suceed himself. (29 Apr 1897)

-G. F. OWEN called on Chas. JOHNSON and C. B. JOHNSON, Sunday. (6 May 1897)

-Roy WAITE, of Grayling, visited at G. F. OWENS, Saturday and Sunday. (27 May 1897)

-JUDGE CORRESPONDENCE.
Charley JOHNSON is helping g. F. OWEN in the hay field. (15 Jul 1897)

-JUDGE CORRESPONDENCE.
Judge Correspondence - G. F. OWEN is right in line putting up clover hay. Hay is a light crop this year, but we hope for better luck next time. (15 Jul 1897)

-JUDGE CORRESPONDENCE.
Philip COVENTRY, of Maple Forest, was a caller at G. F. OWENS, last Sunday. (15 Jul 1897)

-Frank OWEN and wife visited E. COBB and family last Saturday. (22 Jul 1897)

-Geo. F. OWEN, P. M. at Judge, was in town, Monday, and is perfectly satisfied with the promise of his farm. (29 Jul 1897)

-G. F. OWEN visited at Mr. WAITE's, near Grayling, Saturday. (5 Aug 1897)

-The Postoffice and residence of G. F. OWEN, at Judge, burned Tuesday noon. Mrs. OWEN and her daughter were home alone. We understand that Mails were saved, but nearly all the household effects, and the barns, hay and grain, were consumed. (23 Sep 1897)

-G. F. OWEN was in town Saturday, after some lumber to start the new house. He takes the matter of the fire like a philosopher. He had intended to buy a lot of young stock to eat up his surplus forage, but says now he will not have to look them up, and is saved the work of feeding and caring for them. No great loss without some gain. (30 Sep 1897)

-Miss Jessie OWEN began teaching school, Monday. (7 Oct 1897)

-G. F. OWEN will soon have his house ready to move in. (7 Oct 1897)

-Mr. and Mrs. HOYT of Maple Forest, called on G. F. OWEN, Sunday. (7 Oct 1897)

-G. F. OWEN was in town, Monday. He is hustling to get things in shape for winter. His loss of forage is the hardest part of the fire. (7 Oct 1897)

-Sheriff OWEN, of Grayling, was in the village, last Saturday, and borrowed the News files of 1883, in order to post himself on the oil well sunk here that year. Mr. OWEN has had considerable experience in sinking wells, and may accept the contract of sinking the test well at Grayling. - Ros. News. (4 May 1899)

-Sheriff OWEN, of Grayling, was in the village, last Saturday. (4 May 1899)

-Sheriff OWEN put 200 bushels of potatoes in pits, last fall, all of which were frozen. A small piece was left undug, and on examination last week were found in prime condition. He wishes none had been dug. (1 Jun 1899)

-Sheriff OWEN shadowed a genuine Hobo, Sunday night, and Monday morning arrested him, and on search found $20.00 concealed in a tobacco pouch, which it is believed he had stolen from Dr. ELLIOTT of Gaylord, who was in close communion with his only enemy?, when the Hobo was with him. The Dr. was not competent to give any evidence of his loss, and the Hobo was discharged by order of the Prosecuting Attorney, for want of evidence. He left the custody of the sheriff with the money as though he was in a hurry to go. (8 Jun 1899)

-Sheriff OWEN is at the farm this week, deep in the mystery of haying. He reports a heavy yield. (20 Jul 1899)

-July 20th, 1896, a complaint was made by a young lady in Center Plains township against a person, whose name was unknown, for criminal assault. The girl was at home alone when the fellow called and asked for a lunch, which she prepared for him, when a most brutal assault was made, and the miscreant fled. A warrant was issued and sheriff CHALKER followed clue after clue without success, but the work was continued by sheriff OWENS, and last month he located his man as a prisoner in the Detroit House of Correction, where he was confined in default of bonds to keep the peace, having been sent up from Northville. On expiration of his time sheriff OWEN was on hand, and brought him here, and on the examination before Justice McELROY, Tuesday, he was held to the Circuit Court for trial. The lady is positive in her evidence. He gives the name of Thomas EVANS (AKA Arthur T. EVANS), and is reported as a bad character. (3 Aug 1899)

-Sheriff OWENS is made happy by the arrival of his mother last week, from Flint. She will make a comfortable visit. (12 Oct 1899)

-The Sheriff of Tuscola county was here the first of the week, looking after some delinquents, from near WATERS, who were located by Sheriff OWEN. He brought them in, and matters were settled with cash and security. (30 Nov 1899)

-An officer came up from Bay City, last Friday morning, and arrested James CAMPBELL who was wanted in that city. He was located by Sheriff OWEN. (28 Dec 1899)

-Ray OWEN - Grade 4. Roll of Honor. (for perfect school attendance) (4 Jan 1900)

-Sheriff OWEN is branching out in the lumber business, having bought several tracts near this village. (11 Jan 1900)

-Sheriff OWEN came home Saturday from a trip through the central and southern part of the state. (26 Apr 1900)

-The Knights of the Loyal Guards, (a fraternal insurance origanization) through Sheriff OWEN, their represenative here, paid Mr. Charles A. JOHNSTON, of Lewiston, $1,000 insurance, carried by his wife, who died in March. (10 May 1900)

-Thos. NOLAN goes from here to represent the K. O. T. M. at the meeting of the Great Tent at Grand Rapids, next week. Sheriff OWEN will assume the duties of night watchman during his absence. (7 Jun 1900)

-Sheriff Geo. F. OWEN and C. A. INGERSON were in attendance at the State Convention, last week and enjoyed the excitement. (5 Jul 1900)

-John MAHONEY was drunk on the railroad track, and Sheriff OWEN took him in out of danger, and Justice McELROY said five dollars or five days. He rests with the sheriff. (5 Jul 1900)

-Sheriff OWEN is attending the state convention of sheriffs, this week, in Grand Rapids. (19 Jul 1900)

-Sheriff Frank OWEN, of Crawford county, was in town Wednesday, after Arthur J. GALSTER, who is wanted for the forgery of a $78.00 check on the Grayling bank. He found his man at Deichelbor's mill out east, and took him back with him to stand trial. - Otsego Co. Herald. (19 Jul 1900)

-Sheriff OWEN has sold his brown team to H. S. BUCK, and has bought the bay flyers of F. F. HOESLI. He does not propose to ride in anybody's dust. (27 Sep 1900)

-Judge Items - G. F. OWEN visited Lovell, and called on old friends. E. O'BRIEN drove to Grayling with him. (25 Oct 1900)

-LOVELL ITEMS.
Geo. F. OWEN visited Lovell on Saturday. (1 Nov 1900)

-OUR COUNTY TICKET - For Sheriff, Geo. F. OWEN, of Maple Forest, one of the pioneers of the County, and the incumbent of the office for two years. His record as a citizen is too well known to need comment, and his record in office needs no excuse or defense. He has been one of the most prompt and officient officials the county has ever had, and there is no reason why he should not receive the full party support. His election is undoubtedly assured. (1 Nov 1900)

-THE COURT-HOUSE FIRE.
Just as we went to press last waeek, the alarm of fire was sounded, and, as we briefly noticed, it was found that the Court House was burning, and it was entirely consumed.
Mrs. Emily CONNELL, who has lived for several years in the north part of the township, and has been reported insane for some time, had been in the village for nearly two weeks, demanding assistance from the Superintendents of the Poor, which had been refused, as it was known that her husband was working on the railroad at Lewiston, and that he was able and willing to support her, and on Tuesday evening, she promised Sheriff OWEN that she would go to him on the next morning train, if transportation was furnished, which he promised, but on going for her she had changed her mind, and refused to go, and later visited several places in the village threatening that she would commit some crime that would compel the authorities to care for her; at one place she said she would shoot Sheriff OWEN, Superintendent FORBES and the Prosecuting Attorney. Her threats led to her incarceration for her own safety in the woman's section of the jail, and the next morning, after she had had her breakfast, and within a few minutes after the sheriff had left her, she piled some wood and paper against the jail door, and saturated it with kerosene from the lamp and set it on fire, but almost immediately gave the alarm. Under Sheriff CARNEY was the first to reach and unfasten the door, and with help at hand she was rescued with difficulty.
The fire department responded promptly and did heroic work, though the mercury indicated 20 degrees below zero. the building, a three story shell, was a veritable tinder box, but the flames were held in check, so that all the records of the offices of Clerk, Register and Sheriff were safely removed, and all which were in the office of the Treasurer. Records of Treasurer, Judge of Probate and Surveyor were in the new vault, the door of which was adjacent to the jail door where the fire originated, and the streams of water were so frozen about the door, that it was found impossible to open it, but after the fire everything in the vault was found intact, so that not a record of any office or court file is missing.
The loss is probably about $30,000 on the building, furniture and law libraries, on which was $11,500 insurance as follows: $8,175.00 on the building; $1,250 on furniture; $1,050 on records; $525.00 on law books and $500.00 on abstracts, distributed in the Palatine, Queen, Northern, Milwaukee Mechanics, Phoenix, Commercial Union, North British American and Norwich Union.
It is a severe loss to the county, which had but fairly gotten out of debt from the defaulcation of ex-treasurer JACKSON. The question of rebuilding is now general theme. (21 Feb 1901)

-Jessie CADY, a former resident here, was wanted at Flint, and wandered back here, where he was picked up by sheriff OWEN, who handed him over to the officer who came after him Tuesday morning. (14 Mar 1901)

-Jessie CADY, who was arrested here by Sheriff OWEN, for stealing a bicycle in Flint last fall, was sentenced to ninety days in the Detroit House of Correction. (11 Apr 1901)

-Sheriff OWEN began clearing away the debris from the court-house grounds yesterday. (25 Apr 1901)

-Sheriff OWEN came near having a serious runaway with his bays, Saturday. The chilly air added to their high life, and in their play one got astride the tongue, and then there was music. OWEN was thrown from the buggy and quite severely shaken up, and bruised, and the inside of one hand skinned by striking on a wire. there was but little other damage, but this was enough. (25 Apr 1901)

-Sheriff OWEN has sold his fly bay horses to Chas. BLANCHARD, at Roscommon. (16 May 1901)

-Geo. F. OWEN was called to Flint, Saturday by the serious illness of his mother. (16 May 1901)

-Sheriff OWEN returned from Flint, Monday, glad to report his mother improving in health. (16 May 1901)

-Sheriff OWEN took John O'NEIL to Ionia, Friday, to serve his six months sentence. (30 May 1901)

-Under the authority of the Board of Supervisors, Sheriff OWEN has enclosed the steel cells, and now has a good place for hobos and drunks. (20 Jun 1901)

-Princiapl Events In Grayling 25 years Ago
Interesting Items of News Gathered From the Files of the Avalanche of 25 Years Ago.
Sheriff OWEN is attending the convention of Sherriffs and police at Muskegon this week. (18 Jul 1901)(15 Jul 1926)

-Mrs. Mary A. JUDGE has been appointed Postmistress at Judges, in place of Geo. F. OWEN resigned. (29 Aug 1901)

-Master Ray OWENS returned last Monday evening from a three weeks' visit with relatives in Oakland Co. It was his first trip outside the county. (29 Aug 1901)

-Sheriff OWEN took the Dago Dominick to Jackson, Monday night. He will rest there two years. (26 Sep 1901)

-Sheriff OWEN moved into his new quarters, Monday, and is getting settled. The new residence is a model of convience and neatness, and there is no more complete jail in the state. The furnace arrangements (steam) seems to be perfect and promises to heat both buildings perfectly with a minimum amount of fuel. (19 Dec 1901)

-Justice McELROY locked one drunk up for ten days, and another paid ten dollars fine and costs, rather than to accept Sheriff OWEN's hospitality. (2 Jan 1902)

-Sheriff OWEN has appointed Thos. CROTTEAU, under-sheriff, in place of Thos. CARNEY, who has removed from the county. (9 Jan 1902)

-MARRIED - At the residence of the brides parents, in this village, Wednesday evening, Jan 29th, Miss Jessie Mae OWENS and Holger C. SCHMIDT, Rev. H. GOLDIE, officiating. (30 Jan 1902)

-A complaint for assault and battery was entered last week against Wm. WELDON, of Frederic. He skipped, but Sheriff OWEN caputred him at Mackinaw. He plead guilty and paid $43.85 fine and costs rather than board ninety days in Detroit. (27 Mar 1902)

-A man named MARTIN, who has been at work at DeWard, hired a horse and buggy, of Blanchard, at Frederic, Sunday, ostensibly to drive to DeWard and back. As he did not return, and had not been there, Sheriff OWEN was notified and with Deputy MILNES took the trail and captured the outfit at Alba. (10 Apr 1902)

-A roustabout, dressed like a sailor, who was here with Claman's show last week, stole a watch, pocketbook and knife. A warrant was issued, and Sheriff OWEN caught him at Lewiston, Tuesday morning, and put him in their lock-up to wait for the train, but on going for him found that he had flown. The officers caught him at night, and double locked him in. OWEN went up after him, but on his arrival found that he had gone again and taken the locks with him. Either he or the lock-up must be a dandy. (31 Jul 1902)

-Sheriff OWEN and family are enjoying a visit from his mother, who resides in Flint. (31 Jul 1902)

-Sheriff OWEN located and secured a man, last week, that was wanted by the sheriff of Tuscola county for larceny. (7 Aug 1902)

-Sheriff OWEN took John McGOWAN and Frank CURTIS to the House of Correction, last Saturday. Each went up for ninety days. (25 Sep 1902)

-Sheriff OWEN took his prisoners to Detroit, staid to visit with Roosevelt and then stopped at Pontiac to see that the state fair was properly started and conducted. (25 Sep 1902)

-John A. LOVE of Beaver Creek, was elected President, and Geo. F. OWEN of Maple Forest Secretary of the Farmer's Institute Society, for the next year. (29 Dec 1904)

-G. F. OWENs of Judge was down Monday, full of business and optimistic as ever over the future of our county. (9 Feb 1905)

-At Douglas' store, (in Lovells), we found Ray OWENS behind the counter distributing goods like a veteran. (24 Aug 1905)

-JUDGE CORRESPONDENCE - Ray OWEN had a Christmas present of the measles, from which he is slowly convalescing. Mr. Douglas SHANNON is clerking in Ray's place. (11 Jan 1906)

-Ray OWEN is back at his accustomed place in the store and of course all are glad to see him. (18 Jan 1906)

-Ray OWEN, the popular young clerk, made a short visit to Frederic and Grayling, Monday and Tuesday. (25 Jan 1906)

-JUDGE CORRESPONDENCE - Ray OWEN made a short visit home Sunday. (1 Feb 1906)

-On Monday Ray OWEN, our genial clerk, made a short trip to Grayling. (22 Mar 1906)

-Ray OWEN received a postal from Mr. L. C. SMITH last week in which Mr. SMITH informs him of his position in a mill near Astoria, Oregon. His friends here wish him success in his new location.

-G. F. OWEN of Maple Forest was in attendance at the convention last Monday and challenges any man in the country to show a better piece of clover than is growing on his farm. (21 Jun 1906)

-JUDGE ITEMS - At the annual school meeting July 9, Geo. F. OWEN was elected as Moderator, and J. V. MILLER as Assessor to succeed themselves. (12 Jul 1906)

-Ex-Sheriff OWEN was in town Saturday. The only thing lacking for his happiness was rain. (19 Jul 1906)

-MAPLE FOREST ITEMS - Mr. and Mrs. Frank OWENS attended Church at Hargrove, last Sunday. (26 Jul 1906)

-Ray OWEN was taking a turn through the country Sunday. He had a partner of course. We are not sure if it was his best girl, he can tell. (23 Aug 1906)

-George F. OWEN, Republican nominee for Sheriff. (WITH PHOTO). Mr. OWEN has served four years in the past as Sheriff, and proved himself an efficient and trustworthy officer. He is a pioneer of the county and has, as he deserves, the confidence of the entire community. (25 Oct 1906)

-LOVELL'S LOCALS - Geo. F. OWEN, Republican nominee for Sheriff was in town Friday. (1 Nov 1906)

-NOTE: Another photo of George F. OWEN (1 Nov 1906)

-George F. OWEN is putting the last coat of plaster on Joseph DOUGLASS' house. (13 Dec 1906)

-LOVELL'S LOCALS - Geo. F. OWEN was in town Wednesday. He has been laid up for repairs the last few weeks. We are glad to see you out again George. (31 Jan 1907)

-LOVELL's LOCALS - Geo. F. OWEN and Joe SIMS were at the county seat Friday. (2 May 1907)

-LOVELL'S LOCALS - George F. OWEN and Joe SIMS have bought a stump puller, so good bye to the stumps now. (23 May 1907)

-George F. OWEN lost two fine yearlings by the Paris Green route, could not stand the potato tops with that kind of dressing. (22 Aug 1907)

-Ray OWEN bought the Louis DOBY farm. (19 Sep 1907)

-Our Highway Commissioner Geo. F. OWEN is doing a good job removing some of the stumps and stones from our highways. Let the good work go on. (19 Sep 1907)

-Norwaw pine stumps getting to be an article of commerce. Geo. F. OWEN shipped several car loads of them to Toledo. (2 Jan 1908)

-LOVELL'S LOCALS - DIED - Tuesday morning, Feb. 4th Mrs. Geo. F. OWEN, interment at Grayling. Mr. OWEN and family have the sympathy of the community in this their hour of berevement. (13 Feb 1908)

- DIED - At their home in Maple Forest, Tuesday, February 4th, 1908, Ellen D. OWEN, wife of Geo. F. OWEN, aged fifty-four years. The funeral was held at the M. E. Church in this village Wednesday afternoon, and the interment made in Elmwood Cemetary, Rev. Wm. TERHUNE of Frederic officiating.
Ellen DONAHUE and Geo. F. OWEN were married in Genessee County in 1875 and came to this county in 1878, where they have since resided. Eight children have been born to them, five of them survive, all living at home except Mrs. Holger SCHMIDT of this place. A loving and beloved wife and mother, a devoted friend and neighbor and highly respected citizen has gone to ther reward. (13 Feb 1908)

-CARD of THANKS - To our friends who so kindly helped us when our dear mother was laid to rest, we want to express our thanks.
To the people of Lovell, Mrs. E. DOUGLAS, Miss MARKS, Mrs. STILLWAGON, Miss EISEBESTER, Mrs. DUBY and Mr. J. V. MILLER, who came through the blinding storm and blizzard to help and comfort us, we can only thank, and may God bless them as they helped us.
Geo. F. OWEN
Ray and Lottie OWEN
Mrs. Holger SCHMIDT (13 Feb 1908)

-G. F. OWEN of Maple Forest and his youngest son have gone to Holly for a little rest and recuperation. (27 Feb 1908)

-Geo. F. OWEN returned yesterday from his visit at Flint, Detroit and Toledo. He repots the snow all gone and danger from floods thought to be over. (19Mar 1908)

-George F. OWEN has moved into the house vacated by John SCHRAM. (23 Apr 1908)

-LOVELL'S LOCALS - Thursday morning Geo. F. OWEN, received a telegram stating that his mother was dead. (28 May 1908)

-LOVELL'S LOCALS - Geo. F. OWEN is building a house in our town. The frame is up and enclosed. (2 Jul 1908)

-LOVELL's LOCALS - John SCHRAM ha his house plastered. G. F. OWEN did the work. (30 Jul 1908)

-Geo. F. OWEN had a valuable horse killed Tuesday night by a log train. (6 Aug 1908)

-Geo. F. OWEN was doing business at Johannesburg Friday. (6 Aug 1908)

-Ex-Sheriff G. F. OWEN was in town Saturday with Congressman ELLIS of Kansas City, MO., and his friend J. H. MASON of Bellvue, Ohio, who have been looking over the north part of the county with a view for investment. They will be welcomed. (6 Aug 1908)

-Mr. Geo. F. OWEN and Mr. T. E. DOUGLAS of Dovell came down Monday on business. (20 Aug 1908)

-G. F. OWEN is enjoying a visit of his brother of Lapeer. (29 Apr 1909)

-Geo. F. OWEN of Lovell, last week sold 800 acres of land in one body, on Sections 28 and 29 T 28N, R. 1w., to S. B. CARPER of Ill., who expects to start a stock ranch. It is an excellent locality, with plenty of good water and convenient to the Railroad, Crawford County is all right. (27 May 1909)

-LOVELLS LOCALS.
At the school meeting Monday evening Geo. F. OWEN was elected as moderator to succeed himself. Ray OWEN was elected treasurer to fill the vacancy, as J. V. MILLER resigned. (22 Jul 1909)

-LOVELLS LOCALS.
G. F. OWEN has been getting signers to a petition for the extenstion of the public highway out to the ranch. We shall expect the highway Commissioner to open this road at once as it should have been done long ago. (22 Jul 1909)

-G. F. OWEN went to Flint Tuesday. Master Charles accompanied him. (29 Jul 1909)

-Geo. F. OWEN, has bought a horse and buggy now we expect to see the dust fly. (12 Aug 1909)

-George F. OWEN, strayed down to Grayling, a few days ago, he talked business to Mrs. PURCHASE, they concluded that one house was large enough for them, so they got married and are now at home on the farm. (12 Aug 1909)

-LOVELLS LOCALS.
Geo. F. OWEN has eight acres of corn that the frost did not strike. (30 Sep 1909)

-LOVELLS LOCALS.
George F. OWEN, was at Johannesberg Monday. (7 Oct 1909)

-Ray OWEN started for southern California Wednesday, where he expects to spend the winter. (14 Oct 1909)

-LOVELLS LOCALS.
George F. OWEN was in town Saturday. He reports snow too deep to drive the team so took the railroad as a last resource. (20 Jan 1910)

-A letter from Ray OWEN, now located at Midland, Kerry Co., Cal. sends his regards to old friends here, and says he must have the news from the "only town on the map" and so sent his subscription for the Avalanche, to continue until his return to the best state in the union. (13 Oct 1910)

-LOVELLS LOCALS - Geo. F. OWEN has moved into the UNDERHILL mansion for the winter. (10 Nov 1910)

-LOVELLS LOCALS - George F. OWEN has gone to Flint for Christmas dinner. (29 Dec 1910)

-Mr. and Mrs. G. F. OWEN of Lovell spent two weeks of holiday time at Flint, Holly and Ortonville, returning last week thoroughly rested and happy after their visit. (12 Jan 1911)

-LOVELL'S LOCALS - George F. OWEN and wife arrived Tuesday morning from Flint where they were spending their holidays. (12 Jan 1911)

-LOVELL's LOCALS - Mrs. Henry WARD is the guest of her mother, Mrs. George OWEN. (9 Mar 1911)

-LOVELL'S LOCALS - Geo. F. OWEN moved back on his farm, Wednesday. No place like home. (27 Apr 1911)

-LOVELL'S LOCALS - Saturday evening, the 4th, a jolly party of sleighriders called on Geo. F. OWEN and wife. If we could have caught up with the party you would have had the names last week. Better late than never. As nigh as we can remember the names are as follows: Mr. and Mrs. ARNOLD, Mr. and Mrs. GOSHORN, Mrs. May SIMMS, Mr. Mr. and Mrs. MORROW. The evening was spent in a sociable way. After refreshments were served, all returned safely to their homes. (16 Mar 1911)

-Geo. F. OWEN was called to Lansing on Monday last to assist in selecting a large tract of State lands in T. 28 N, R 2 W, Lovells township by parties purchasing the same. (8 Feb 1912)

-Mrs. Geo. F. OWENS left on Tuesday of last week for a week's visit with relatives in Flint. (21 Mar 1912)

-LOVELLS - George F. OWEN defeated E. S. HOUGHTON in Lovells township for nomination for supervisor, by two votes. (28 Mar 1912)


-Married in St. Mary's rectory, July 1, Mr. Glenn OWEN and Maudie LaRUE, both of Grayling. Rev. J. J. RIESS officiating. (4 Jul 1912)

-Mr. and Mrs. George F. OWEN enjoyed Christmas at the home of Holger SCHMIDT in Grayling.
Holger SCHMIDT, with two sons and Mrs. Lotta COLEMAN, spent Tuesday forenoon with Mr. and Mrs. OWEN. (2 Jan 1913)

-In a letter received from Ray OWEN, son of George OWEN, of Lovells, he says to forward his Avalanche to Shale, Calif.; he also says "Michigan is not the only state where one can throw snowballs. A few days last month it looked as though we were going to have good tracking snow." (27 Mar 1913)

-SCHOOL NOTES - Interesting News from Our Educational Institution - Charles OWENS has left school, the family having moved to Lovells. (10 Apr 1913)

-Chas. OWEN of the seventh grade is absent from school because of sickness. (8 May 1913)

-Mr. and Mrs. Glen OWEN are the proud parents of an eight pound baby boy, born on Thursday June 25th. (3 Jul 1913)

-LOVELLS - Mrs. Lottie COLEMAN of Saginaw arrived on Monday for a short stay at the home of her father, George F. OWEN. (28 Aug 1913)

-Mrs. Geo. F. OWEN entertained relatives from Grayling on Saturday. (19 Mar 1914)

-Charles OWENS of Lovells is visiting his sister, Mrs. Holger SCHMIDT, for a few days. (20 Mar 1914)

-Ray OWEN, who has been in the west for the past four years, has returned and expects to remain here for a time. He is very enthusiastic over the west and expects to go back in the fall. He left Lovells this morning to visit his father, Geo. F. OWENS, after spending days with his sister, Mrs. H. C. SCHMIDT and and brother, Glen OWEN and families. He has been located at Smartsville, California. His friends are glad to welcome him back. (22 Apr 1915)

-LOVELLS - Mr. and Mrs. PERRY are guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank OWEN. (19 Aug 1915)

-LOVELLS - Miss Maude OWEN, who teaches in Ortonville (Oakland Co.), has been spending a few days at the home of her uncle, Frank OWEN. She returned to her home Saturday. (19 Aug 1915)

-F. OWENS was in Grayling one day last week. (6 Jan 1916)

-W. ALGER of Lewiston is visiting at G. F. OWENS, a few days. (20 Apr 1916)

-LOVELLS - Mr. and Mrs. COPMAN and Mr. and Mrs. PERRY, son and daughter of Detroit have been enjoying an outing at the Frank OWENS place. (31 Aug 1916)

- Certain prescribed farmers of Crawford county met in Grayling Tuesday for the purpose of organizing a "Farm Loan Association."
George F. OWEN of Lovells was elected chairman of the organization and L. B. MERRILL, secretary.
The purpose of the organization is to "promote a new era of prosperity and thrift by enabling all the people to enjoy fullest benefits possible under the federal farm loan act." (11 Jan 1917)

-"George F. OWEN of Lovells, was elected president" (of the Farm Loan Association). (25 Jan 1917)

-Harry WARD and family have moved to Lovells to reside with Mrs. WARD's mother, Mrs. George F. OWENS. (31 May 1917)

-George F. OWENS, well known in Crawford county, is seriously ill at his home near Lovells. (29 Jan 1920)

-Charles OWEN is here from Bay City visiting his sister Mrs. Holger SCHMIDT. He has been in Lovells visiting his father George F. OWEN, who had been quite ill but is almost recovered, and able to be around again. (4 Mar 1920)

-Geo. F. OWEN and wife of Lovells have moved to Grayling for the winter. Mr. OWEN while here will do some real estate business. He says that he is getting too old to do active farming so will sell some of his farm lands in Lovells. He has several hundred acres. He brot us a sample of some of the apples he raised the past season. There was a fine lot and excellent fruit. The Wealthies variety were specially beautiful and nearly perfect in shape. He says his orchard is young but he gathered about a hundred bushels this fall. (6 Jan 1921)

-Geo. F. OWEN and wife returned home Friday of last week from a ten week's vacation spent in Southern Michigan, visiting the former's old boyhood home and other places. They spent time in Flint, Howell, Grand Blanc, Fenton, Detroit, Goodrich, Atlas and other places and report a fine time. (31 Mar 1921)

-Ray OWEN of Detroit is visiting his father, George F. OWEN and sister and brothers here. (4 Aug 1921)

-Geo. F. OWENS has sold 20 acres of land on K. P. Lake to Donald I. ALBAUGH and Arthur G. LESHER, two young attorneys of Detroit, who intend to buld a summer cottage there in the near future. (20 Jul 1922)

-Ray OWEN of Detroit has been visiting his father, George F. OWEN the past few days. (31 Aug 1922)

-Ray OWEN of Detroit is spending a few days visiting his father George F. OWENS and other relatives. (31 May 1923)

-Ray OWENS of Detroit is in the city visiting his father George F. OWENS and other relatives, also looking after his father's real estate interests. (13 Sep 1923)

-Mrs. Harry WARD of Detroit is visiting her mother Mrs. George F. OWEN. (17 Jan 1924)

- GEO. F. OWENS
PASSED AWAY
HAD BEEN RESIDENT OF CRAWFORD COUNTY 45 YEARS.

Saturday, during the night, George F. OWENS, pioneer resident and estimable citizen of Crawford county, passed away at his home, after a lingering illness, due indirectly to the infirmities of old age, he having almost reached his 75 mark. For several months he has been too feeble to leave his home. He was given every comfort during his illness and last week when his condition became serious his children who reside away were called here and were with their father when he passed away.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at Danebod hall, and was conducted by Grayling F. & A. M., of which the deceased was a member. Rev. J. Herman BAUGHN of the Michelson Memorial church delivered an impressive sermon, and the remains were laid to rest in Elmwood cemetery.
George Frank OWEN was born in Atlas, Genesee county, Michigan, April 3rd 1848, and came to Crawford county 45 years ago, locating in Lovells, where he purchased considerable land and engaged in farming. He took an active interest in civic affairs of the county and especially of Lovells township, and served as sheriff of Crawford county for two terms, between the years 1900 and 1904.
He was married at the age of 28 years to Ella DONAHUE to whom were born eight children, five of whom survive. Several years ago Mr. OWEN retired from his labors and came to Grayling to reside. He was a very fine old gentleman and always bore a sterling character, and was held in deep affection by the members of his family.
Besides his wife, three sons and two daughters survive, Ray, Glenn and Charles of Detroit, Mrs. L. WERNER of Bay City and Mrs. Holger SCHMIDT of this city. In attendance at the funeral other than those above mentioned were a sister, Mrs. F. BUZZELL and husband of Flint and a brother Charles OWEN and wife of Ortonville. (16 Oct 1924)


Ellen D. DONAHUE

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Mrs. Geo. F. OWEN and two little children, of Maple Forest, are in the city, guests of Mrs. R. P. FORBES. (17 May 1883).

-LOVELL'S LOCALS - DIED - Tuesday morning, Feb. 4th Mrs. Geo. F. OWEN, interment at Grayling. Mr. OWEN and family have the sympathy of the community in this their hour of berevement. (13 Feb 1908)

- DIED - At their home in Maple Forest, Tuesday, February 4th, 1908, Ellen D. OWEN, wife of Geo. F. OWEN, aged fifty-four years. The funeral was held at the M. E. Church in this village Wednesday afternoon, and the interment made in Elmwood Cemetary, Rev. Wm. TERHUNE of Frederic officiating.
Ellen DONAHUE and Geo. F. OWEN were married in Genessee County in 1875 and came to this county in 1878, where they have since resided. Eight children have been born to them, five of them survive, all living at home except Mrs. Holger SCHMIDT of this place. A loving and beloved wife and mother, a devoted friend and neighbor and highly respected citizen has gone to ther reward. (13 Feb 1908)

-CARD of THANKS - To our friends who so kindly helped us when our dear mother was laid to rest, we want to express our thanks.
To the people of Lovell, Mrs. E. DOUGLAS, Miss MARKS, Mrs. STILLWAGON, Miss EISEBESTER, Mrs. DUBY and Mr. J. V. MILLER, who came through the blinding storm and blizzard to help and comfort us, we can only thank, and may God bless them as they helped us.
Geo. F. OWEN
Ray and Lottie OWEN
Mrs. Holger SCHMIDT (13 Feb 1908)


- GEO. F. OWENS
PASSED AWAY
HAD BEEN RESIDENT OF CRAWFORD COUNTY 45 YEARS.

Saturday, during the night, George F. OWENS, pioneer resident and estimable citizen of Crawford county, passed away at his home, after a lingering illness, due indirectly to the infirmities of old age, he having almost reached his 75 mark. For several months he has been too feeble to leave his home. He was given every comfort during his illness and last week when his condition became serious his children who reside away were called here and were with their father when he passed away.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at Danebod hall, and was conducted by Grayling F. & A. M., of which the deceased was a member. Rev. J. Herman BAUGHN of the Michelson Memorial church delivered an impressive sermon, and the remains were laid to rst in Elmwood cemetery.
George Frank OWEN was born in Atlas, Genesee county, Michigan, April 3rd 1848, and came to Crawford county 45 years ago, locating in Lovells, where he purchased considerable land and engaged in farming. He took an active interest in civic affairs of the county and especially of Lovells township, and served as sheriff of Crawford county for two terms, between the years 1900 and 1904.
He was married at the age of 28 years to Ella DONAHUE to whom were born eight children, five of whom survive. Several years ago Mr. OWEN retired from his labors and came to Grayling to reside. He was a very fine old gentleman and always bore a sterling character, and was held in deep affection by the members of his family.
Besides his wife, three sons and two daughters survive, Ray, Glenn and Charles of Detroit, Mrs. L. WERNER of Bay City and Mrs. Holger SCHMIDT of this city. In attendance at the funeral other than those above mentioned were a sister, Mrs. F. BUZZELL and husband of Flint and a brother Charles OWEN and wife of Ortonville. (16 Oct 1924)


infant OWEN

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-DIED - In Maple Forest, Wednesday, March 15th, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank OWENS, aged 11 days. (23 Mar 1882)


Ray OWEN

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-BORN- On the 9th inst. to Mrs. and Frank OWEN, a son. No cigars. (12 Nov 1885)

-Ray OWEN, Grade 4, made the Roll of Honor for perfect School Attendance. (4 Jan 1900)

-Master Ray OWENS returned last Monday evening from a three weeks' visit with relatives in Oakland Co. It was his first trip outside the county. (29 Aug 1901)

-At Douglas' store, (in Lovells), we found Ray OWENS behind the counter distributing goods like a veteran. (24 Aug 1905)

-JUDGE CORRESPONDENCE - Ray OWEN had a Christmas present of the measles, from which he is slowly convalescing. Mr. Douglas SHANNON is clerking in Ray's place. (11 Jan 1906)

-Ray OWEN is back at his accustomed place in the store and of course all are glad to see him. (18 Jan 1906)

-Ray OWEN, the popular young clerk, made a short visit to Frederic and Grayling, Monday and Tuesday. (25 Jan 1906)

-JUDGE CORRESPONDENCE - Ray OWEN made a short visit home Sunday. (1 Feb 1906)

-On Monday Ray OWEN, our genial clerk, made a short trip to Grayling. (22 Mar 1906)

-JUDGE CORRESPONDENCE.
Ray OWEN received a postal from Mr. L. C. SMITH last week in which Mr. SMITH informs him of his position in a mill near Astoria, Oregon. His friends here wish him success in his new location. (26 Apr 1906)

-Ray OWEN was taking a turn through the country Sunday. He had a partner of course. We are not sure if it was his best girl, he can tell. (23 Aug 1906)

-Ray OWEN bought the Louis DOBY farm. (19 Sep 1907)

-LOVELL'S LOCALS.
J. SPENCER of Chicago has moved into Ray OWEN's house until he can build. We are informed that Mr. SPENCER will engage in the poultry business. Mrs. SPENCER is quite sick. (19 Dec 1907)

-LOVELLS LOCALS.
Ray OWEN bought 160 acres on Sec. 20. (8 Oct 1908)

-LOVELL's LOCALS - Ray OWEN has bought another horse. Hope he will do a good stroke of farming. (8 Oct 1908)

-Ray OWEN, of Lovells, was in town over Sunday, trying to get rid of a severe cold. He has changed his mind about going to California, and will remain with T. E. DOUGLAS, for this season at least. (29 Apr 1909)

-LOVELLS LOCALS.
At the school meeting Monday evening Geo. F. OWEN was elected as moderator to succeed himself. Ray OWEN was elected treasurer to fill the vacancy, as J. V. MILLER resigned. (22 Jul 1909)

-Ray OWEN started for southern California Wednesday, where he expects to spend the winter. (14 Oct 1909)

-A letter was received from Ray OWEN, stating that he arrived safely in southern California and was having the time of his life. After a few days sight seeing he expects to settle down to business. (4 Nov 1909)

-A letter from Ray OWEN, now located at Midland, Kerry Co., Cal. sends his regards to old friend shere, and says he must have the news from the "only town on the map" and so sent his subscription for the Avalanche, to continue until his return to the best state in the union. (13 Oct 1910)

-In a letter received from Ray OWEN, son of George OWEN, of Lovells, he says to forward his Avalanche to Shale, Calif.; he also says "Michigan is not the only state where one can throw snowballs. A few days last month it looked as though we were going to have good tracking snow." (27 Mar 1913)

-Ray OWEN, who has been in the west for the past four years, has returned and expects to remain here for a time. He is very enthusiastic over the west and expects to go back in the fall. He left Lovells this morning to visit his father, Geo. F. OWENS, after spending days with his sister, Mrs. H. C. SCHMIDT and and brother, Glen OWEN and families. He has been located at Smartsville, California. His friends are glad to welcome him back. (22 Apr 1915)

-LOVELLS - Everyone seems to be glad to see Ray back in the store. Ray OWENS formerly held for a number of years the position of clerk for T. E. DOUGLAS, and has just returned from the west to be in Lovells for an indefinite time. (29 Apr 1915)

-LOVELLS - Among others who visited the encampment grounds at Portage Lake were Ray OWENS, Claude SMITH, Clyde LEE, Mr. and Mrs. DODGE and Mr. and Mrs. CLARKSON and children. (19 Aug 1915)

-LOVELLS - Holger SCHMIDT and family of Grayling were Lovells callers, Friday. They motored back that evening, Ray OWENS accompanying them. (7 Oct 1915)

-LOVELLS - Ray OWEN made a business trip to Grayling Friday returning Saturday morning. (14 Oct 1915)

-Ray OWENS, N. SIKORA, Chas. LEE and A. NEPHEW west to Grayling Friday as jury men for this term of court. (1916)

-Ray OWEN, arrived Tuesday from Detroit and is visiting his sister Mrs. H. C. SCHMIDT. (5 Dec 1918)

-Ray OWEN returned to Detroit Saturday after a short visit here with his sister Mrs. Holger C. SCHMIDT. (18 Mar 1920)

-Ray OWEN of Detroit is visiting his father, George F. OWEN and sister and brothers here. (4 Aug 1921)

-Ray OWENS of Detroit returned Tuesday after spending a few days at the home of his sister Mrs. Holger SCHMIDT and family. (20 Jul 1922)

-Ray OWEN of Detroit has been visiting his father, George F. OWEN the past few days. (31 Aug 1922)

-Ray OWEN of Detroit is spending a few days visiting his father George F. OWENS and other relatives. (31 May 1923)

-Ray OWENS of Detroit is in the city visiting his father George F. OWENS and other relatives, also looking after his father's real estate interests. (13 Sep 1923)

-Ray OWENS of Detroit was in Grayling on business Tuesday. While here he visited his sister Mrs. Holger SCHMIDT and family. (5 Feb 1925)

-Mr. and Mrs. Holger SCHMIDT are entertaining the latter's sister Mrs. Charotte WERNER and children of Bay City, and her brother Ray OWEN of Detroit. (27 Aug 1925)

-LOVELLS NEWS - Ray OWENS of Detroit was a caller in Lovells. (3 Sep 1925)

-Master Ray OWENS returned last Monday evening from a three weeks' visit with relatives in Oakland county. It was his first trip outside the county. (26 Aug 1926)

-Ray OWENS of Florida is visiting his sister, Mrs. Holger SCHMIDT and family for a few weeks. (22 Dec 1927)

-Remains of Mrs. Lottie WARNER Brot Here for Interment.
Passed Away Friday in Bay City after Short Illness.
Mrs. Lottie WARNER, sister of Mrs. Holger SCHMIDT passed away at Mercy Hospital in Bay City Friday night after a short illness. Mrs. WARNER was stricken with illness at her home Wednesday and lapsed into a coma and never regained consciousness. Mrs. SCHMIDT was called to her bedside and was with her when she passed away.
The funeral was held Sunday with services at the WARNER home and Monday the remains were brought to Grayling and interred in Elmwood cemetery beside the remains of the desceased's parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. George F. OWEN.
Mrs. WARNER was formerly Lottie OWEN and was born in Ortonville, and her girlhood was spent in Lovells and Grayling. Surviving are two children, Edwina, age 13 Ray, 11, also three brothers and one sister, Ray and Glen OWEN, Detroit, Charles of Maple Forest and Mrs. Holger SCHMIDT of Grayling, all of whom have the sympathy of many friends in their sorrow. (23 Jul 1931)

-LOVELLS - Ray OWEN of Detroit was in Lovells on business Monday. He used to clerk in the store for T. E. DOUGLAS some years ago. His old friends were glad to see him. (4 May 1933)

-Ray OWEN of Detroit was a guest over Easter Sunday of his sister, Mrs. Holger SCHMIDT. (1 Apr 1937)

-Ray OWEN of Detroit visited at the home of his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Holger SCHMIDT, over the week end. (1 Sep 1938)

-Ray OWEN and nephew Ray WARNER of Detroit spent the weekend visiting the former's sister, Mrs. Holger SCHMIDT and family. Miss Edwina WARNER of Detroit is a guest at the SCHMIDT home for the week. (8 Sep 1938)


twin OWEN

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-George F. OWEN walks the streets today as though he was not "OWEN" anybody, or if he was, he didn't care, 'cause there was two more "OWEN" at his home, a boy and a girl having arrived this morning. Oh my! Frank? (14 Feb 1889)


twin OWEN

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-George F. OWEN walks the streets today as though he was not "OWEN" anybody, or if he was, he didn't care, 'cause there was two more "OWEN" at his home, a boy and a girl having arrived this morning. Oh my! Frank? (14 Feb 1889)


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