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

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Charles F. KELLEY

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:
-F. H. OSBORNE, postmaster at Frederic, Crawford County, Mich., has resigned and recommended C. F. KELLY for the place. (25 Feb 1892)

-Chas. F. KELLEY has been appointed P. M. at Frederic. (24 Mar 1892)

-Senator McMILLAN has recommended the appointment of C. F. KELLEY as postmaster at Frederic, Crawford Co. Mr. KELLEY is a colored man, a justice of the peace, and is also highly recommend by his neighbors. - Det. Journal. (24 Mar 1892)

-Chas. F. KELLEY, of Frederic, was elected Treasurer, with the aid of Democratic votes. It was a severe case of necessity, as there is not a single democrat in that Township who could give a bond. (14 Apr 1892)

-OUR CANDIDATES.
FOR CORONERS.
A great many people have given little thought to the importance of this office, and often nominations are given simply to fill the ticket, or to please some locality by their being represented on the ballot.
At the republican convention a different judgment prevailed, and the selection of those candidates was made after careful consideration. Chas. F. KELLY, of Frederic, and Dr. Wm. M. WOODWORTH, of Grayling, being the nominees.
Mr. KELLY is a well known hustling merchant and business man, and should he be called upon to exercise the duties of the office, which places him above the Sheriff, he will start fully equipped by general and business knowledge.
Dr. WOODWORTH is a pioneer physician of this place, and we think is known to every resident of the county. His literary education was completed at the Monroe Collegiate Institute of New York, and he received the degree of M. D. at the University of Michigan. Successful in his chosen profession, successful in all the business and social relations of life, he is known, honored and respected by all classes alike as a gentleman as well as a scholar. (22 Oct 1896)

-Frank WHITE, the thief who held up Chas. F. KELLEY, of Frederic, and was in jail awaiting trial, escaped Thursday evening, by tearing up the floor and removing a part of the brick wall, through which he crawled out. As usual he had been allowed the freedom of the jail corridor during the day, but was locked in the steel cage at night. Wednesday and Thursday he was the only prisoner, and did his work in such a manner that it was not noticed by the sheriff who examined the prisoner at four o'clock, as he was about leaving town. At seven, Under Sheriff NOLAN went in to lock him up for the night, but he was gone. $25.00 reward is offered for his capture. (21 Dec 1899)

-CHAS. F. KELLEY DEAD,
DIED-At his home in Frederic, Thursday, November 4th, Charles F. KELLEY, aged 54 years. The above announcement was received here last Thursday and though its coming had for some time been expected, it was a sorrowful shock to the people of our entire county. Mr. KELLEY was one of our earliest pioneers, and but few in the county had ever had a more extended personal acquaintance with our people than he. In his business life he was recognized as thoroughly reliable, and all were glad to know of his success. His kindly extention of credit to his customers was far beyond that of the ordinary tradesman, and was appreciated by hundreds of those whom he had helped when they most needed aid in the pioneer days, and who will ever remember his courtesy to the poor as well as to the rich. He was ever decided in his opinions, carefully weighing any question which came to him, and usually decided on the right side. Liberal in his views of life and generous by nature, he could but win friends everywhere.
The funeral services were conducted at the home Saturday morning, and the body brought here for burial, accompanied by his wife and two daughters and hosts of friends who mourn with them, and were met here by many to pay the last tribute of respect to one whom they had long known and honored. (11 Nov 1909)

-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 eighth day of November A. D. 1909.
Present: Hon. Wellington BATTERSON, Judge of Probate.
In the matter of the estate of Chas. F. KELLEY, deceased.
Elizabeth KELLY having filed in said court her petition praying that the administration of said estate be granted to Frank E. IVES, of Stocbridge, Michigan, or to some other suitable person.
It is ordered, that the 6th day of December A. D. 1909, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, at said probate office, be and is hereby appointed for hearing said petition.
And it is further ordered, that notice thereof be given to all others of his nearest relatives and presumptive heirs-at-law by a 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,
nov11-3w Judge of Probate. (11 Nov 1909)


Mrs. C. F. KELLEY

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:
-FREDERIC ITEMS.
Mrs. C. F. KELLEY and sister, Mrs. BROCKETT, left Tuesday for a few weeks' visit at St. Paul, Minn. (9 Aug 1894)

-FREDERIC ITEMS.
Mrs. C. F. KELLEY and daughter Myrtle, are basking in the sunshine of Whittier, Cal., while we poor mortals are freezing. (29 Dec 1904)


Myrtle 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:
-FREDERIC ITEMS.
Mrs. C. F. KELLEY and daughter Myrtle, are basking in the sunshine of Whittier, Cal., while we poor mortals are freezing. (29 Dec 1904)


CESTAINA

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:
-MARRIED-On last Saturday evening, by Justice WOODBURN, Mr. Hans ANDERSON and Mrs. Martha CESTAINA. All of Grayling. (25 Feb 1892)


Mrs. Martha CESTAINA

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:
-MARRIED-On last Saturday evening, by Justice WOODBURN, Mr. Hans ANDERSON and Mrs. Martha CESTAINA. All of Grayling. (25 Feb 1892)


Clayton DOWEN

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:
-MARRIED-On Saturday evening, Feb. 20th, 1892, by Justice R. McELROY, Mr. Clayton DOWEN and Miss Minnie REEVES. All of Crawford county. (25 Feb 1892)


Minnie REEVES

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:
-MARRIED-On Saturday evening, Feb. 20th, 1892, by Justice R. McELROY, Mr. Clayton DOWEN and Miss Minnie REEVES. All of Crawford county. (25 Feb 1892)


Chas. MAY

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. Chas. MAY, of Oxford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. WILCOX, returned to her home last Saturday. (3 Mar 1892)


Mrs. Chas. MAY WILCOX

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. Chas. MAY, of Oxford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. WILCOX, returned to her home last Saturday. (3 Mar 1892)

-Mrs. Charles MANY, of Oxford, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. WILCOX. (6 Sep 1894)


David Daniel "Dan" LUNDEN

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:
-FREDERIC ITEMS.
Miss Maggie CAMERON was married to Mr. David LUNDENE, last Thursday evening at the residence of her father, Mr. John CAMERON. The happy couple left on the noon train, Friday, for Lewiston, at which place they are to make their future home. (8 Dec 1892)

-Mr. Dan LUNDENE, of this place, and Miss Maggie CAMERON, of Frederic, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony last evening at Frederic. They received congratulations of their many friends in this place, who know Miss CAMERON to be a charming, estimable and highly respected young lady, and Mr. LUNDENE a steady, energetic, and trustworthy young man, who will make his mark in the world. They will make this their future home. - Lewiston Courier. (8 Dec 1892)

-Miss May CAMERON, of Grayling, was the guest of her sister, Mrs. D. LUNDEN, last week. - Lewiston Jour. (17 Oct 1895)

-Dan LUNDENE, of Lewiston, is quite sick at the residence of his brother-in-law, C. O. McCULLOUGH, and is being treated by Dr. INSLEY. (27 Feb 1896)

-The remains of Daniel LUNDEN, brother of Herman LUNDEN of Lewiston, were brought to this place Tuesday for burial from Ann Arbor, where he had been for medical treatment, but death claimed him for a victim. He was twenty-eight years of age, and leaves a wife and two children to mourn his departure. His wife Maggie is a daughter of John Cameron, who has a farm in Hayes township. The Odd Fellow and Rebecca lodges had charge of the funeral, which was held at the M. E. Church, Rev. WARREN, of Lewiston preaching the sermon. - Otsego Co. Herald. (26 Mar 1896)


Maggie CAMERON

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 Maggie CAMERON, of Frederic, who has been spending the past few months with her sister, Mrs. C. O. McCULLOUGH, of the Commercial House, returned to her home Tuesday evening. (3 Mar 1892)

-FREDERIC ITEMS.
Miss Maggie CAMERON was married to Mr. David LUNDENE, last Thursday evening at the residence of her father, Mr. John CAMERON. The happy couple left on the noon train, Friday, for Lewiston, at which place they are to make their future home. (8 Dec 1892)

-Mr. Dan LUNDENE, of this place, and Miss Maggie CAMERON, of Frederic, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony last evening at Frederic. They received congratulations of their many friends in this place, who know Miss CAMERON to be a charming, estimable and highly respected young lady, and Mr. LUNDENE a steady, energetic, and trustworthy young man, who will make his mark in the world. They will make this their future home. - Lewiston Courier. (8 Dec 1892)

-Mrs. D. Lunden, of Lewiston, was a guest of her sister, Mrs. Co. O. McCULLOUGH, last week. (24 May 1894)

-Miss May CAMERON, of Grayling, was the guest of her sister, Mrs. D. LUNDEN, last week. - Lewiston Jour. (17 Oct 1895)

-The remains of Daniel LUNDEN, brother of Herman LUNDEN of Lewiston, were brought to this place Tuesday for burial from Ann Arbor, where he had been for medical treatment, but death claimed him for a victim. He was twenty-eight years of age, and leaves a wife and two children to mourn his departure. His wife Maggie is a daughter of John Cameron, who has a farm in Hayes township. The Odd Fellow and Rebecca lodges had charge of the funeral, which was held at the M. E. Church, Rev. WARREN, of Lewiston preaching the sermon. - Otsego Co. Herald. (26 Mar 1896)

-Mrs. Kitty McCANN and Mrs. Maggie LUNDENE, sisters of Mrs. Charles McCULLOUGH, made her a short visit the beginning of the week. (28 Oct 1897)


Charles I. RICHARDSON

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of South Branch Township, Crawford, MI:
name - Charles I. RICHARDSON
a.31
b.Aug 1868 in IA
occupation -
married to Sina L. 9 years
f.b.Canada
m.b.PA

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 14th inst., to Mr. and Mrs. Charles RICHARDSON, of South Branch, a son. (24 Mar 1892)

-BORN-To Mr. and Mrs. Charles RICHARDSON, of South Branch, Monday, Sep. 30th, a daughter. (10 Oct 1895)


Sina L.

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of South Branch Township, Crawford, MI:
name - Sina L. RICHARDSON
a.37
b.Sep 1862 in MI
married to Charles I. RICHARDSON 9 years
mother of 4 children of which 3 still survived
f.b.NY
m.b.MI


Budd U. RICHARDSON

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of South Branch Township, Crawford, MI:
name - Budd U. RICHARDSON
a.7
b.Nov 1892 in MI
f.b.IA
m.b.MI


Cleo C. RICHARDSON

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of South Branch Township, Crawford, MI:
name - Cleo C. RICHARDSON
a.4
b.Sep 1895 in MI
f.b.IA
m.b.MI


Isa M. RICHARDSON

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of South Branch Township, Crawford, MI:
name - Isa M. RICHARDSON
a.1
b.Nov 1898 in MI
f.b.IA
m.b.MI


C. L. DEWAELE

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 private letter from C. L. DeWAELE, shows him to be finely located at Moline, Ill., with every prospect of success. That city cliams among its population 4000 Belgians, and that alone will give Mr. DeWAELE an inside tract, as he is perfectly familiar with their language and customs. His friends here will be glad of his prosperity. (7 Apr 1892)

-C. L. DeWAELE, of Grayling, was in this village over Sunday, calling upon friends. He signifies his intention of moving to Roscommon soon and opening a law office. - Ros. Democrat. (17 May 1894)

-C. L. DeWAELE has decided to again locate in Roscommon and will open a law office here. Mr. DeWAELE has been a faithful student of BLACKSTONE and is well versed on points of law, is known and will no doubt meet with success. The NEWS is pleased to welcome him back. - Ros. News. (31 May 1894)

-Mr. and Mrs. Cal CAMPBELL, of Grayling, are in the village visiting Mrs. C's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. DeWAELE. - Ros. News. (16 Aug 1894)


Mrs. C. L. DeWaele

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-At Sinay, Belgium, Jan, 29th., Coleta DUERINCKX, mother of Mrs. C. L. DeWAELE, of Grayling, aged 73 years. (1 Mar 1894)

-Mrs. C. L. DeWAELE was called to Roscommon, Saturday, on account of the illness of a grandchild. (17 May 1894)


Emil DEWAELE

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. DeWAELE, who has just returned from New Orleans, was the guest of his sister, Mrs. Cal CAMPBELL, last week. (30 Aug 1894)

-Emil, Alfred and Arthur DeWAELE, and Mr. and Mrs. Cal CAMPBELL, of Bay City, spent the 4th. in the village with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. De WAELE. - Roscommon News. (15 Jul 1897)


Alfred DEWAELE

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:
-Alfred DeWAELE has secured a position inspecting lumber at Waters and left for that place. Tuesday, to commence his labors. - Ros. News. (16 Aug 1894)

-Alfred DeWAELE, formerly of Grayling, is attending a Commercial College, at Bay City. (4 Apr 1895)

-Emil, Alfred and Arthur DeWAELE, and Mr. and Mrs. Cal CAMPBELL, of Bay City, spent the 4th. in the village with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. De WAELE. - Roscommon News. (15 Jul 1897)


Arthur DEWAELE

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:
-Arthur DeWAELE who has been employed in this office for the past year, has taken charge of a school in Roscommon county, near Butman, Gladwin County. We wish him every success in his new vocation. (7 Jun 1894)

-Arthur DeWAELE returned home Saturday from Nestor having just closed a successful term of school in that township. He left again to-day to take a 50 pupil school in Gladwin county. The fact that Art was the successful applicant among eight speaks well for his ability as tutor. - Ros. News. (15 Sep 1894)

-Arthur DeWAELE, formerly of Grayling, and a two year old typo has been engaged to teach his second term of school in Gladwin County. He taught one term in Roscommon County, previous to going to Gladwin. (6 Dec 1894)

-A. DeWAELE, a former employe in this office, now of Roscommon, made us a call last Saturday, while on his way to Mackinaw. He is studying law at present, and works in the NEWS office, to reduce the monotony. (17 Oct 1895)

-Arthur DeWAELE, formerly in this office, edited and printed the Roscommon NEWS, of last week, during the absence of the editor. (21 Nov 1895)

-Emil, Alfred and Arthur DeWAELE, and Mr. and Mrs. Cal CAMPBELL, of Bay City, spent the 4th. in the village with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. De WAELE. - Roscommon News. (15 Jul 1897)

-We are pleased to note that Arthur DeWAELE, now of Roscommon, won the gold medal from the business department of the International College at Bay City, the first that has been won in three years. He stood 99 1-5 percent average in a most rigid examination. As Arthur was formerly an AVALANCHE boy, we claim some of the glory. (29 Jul 1897)

-Arthur DeWAELE has accepted a position of bookkeeper with the wholesale firm of Gustin, Cook & Buckley, of West Bay City. (16 Sep 1897)


Hugh GILMORE

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:
-MARRIED.-At the Presbyterian parsonage, of Grayling, Mich., April 4th, 1892, by Rev. GEYER, Mr. Hugh GILMORE of Kalkaska, Mich., and Miss Bertha SMITH, of this county. (14 Apr 1892)

-Mr. and Mrs. Hugh GILLMORE, of Fife Lake, were present at the wedding and birthday anniversary party given her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dell SMITH, Monday evening. (9 Dec 1897)


Bertha SMITH

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:
-MARRIED.-At the Presbyterian parsonage, of Grayling, Mich., April 4th, 1892, by Rev. GEYER, Mr. Hugh GILMORE of Kalkaska, Mich., and Miss Bertha SMITH, of this county. (14 Apr 1892)

-Mrs. Hugh GILMORE and two children, of Fife Lake, have been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Del SMITH, of Manistee Switch. (19 Nov 1896)

-Mr. and Mrs. Hugh GILLMORE, of Fife Lake, were present at the wedding and birthday anniversary party given her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dell SMITH, Monday evening. (9 Dec 1897)


Dell SMITH

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-On the 8th inst., at South Boardman, Mrs. Lavilla STADDEN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dell SMITH, this township. She left a young son, aged three years, to the care of Mrs. S. (28 Feb 1895)

-Mrs. Hugh GILMORE and two children, of Fife Lake, have been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Del SMITH, of Manistee Switch. (19 Nov 1896)

-Mr. and Mrs. Hugh GILLMORE, of Fife Lake, were present at the wedding and birthday anniversary party given her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dell SMITH, Monday evening. (9 Dec 1897)

-BANQUET AND CAMP-FIRE.
Last Saturday evening the Ladies of the G. A. R. gave a banquet in honor of Robert McELROY and Delevan SMITH, who were prisoners during the war of the rebellion and were exchanged from the hell of Andersonville in April 1865. Comrad McELROY was captured at the battle of Bristow Station, Va., in October 1863 and served in Libby, Belle Island, Savannah, Milan and Andersonville until the time of his exchange, and came out a living skeleton, rotting with scurvy and dying of starvation. He seldom talks of the terrible scenes and suffering through which he passed but when he does it fairly chills the blood of his hearers and they do not wonder that he is now a bent and broken old man, though then he was but a boy, just entering into the ranks of manhood. He belonged to Co. B. 108th N. Y. Infantry, and served in field and prison three years and three months.
In August 1862, Delevan SMITH was sixteen years of age, but strong and active and beyond his years realized the danger pending over the Union and the menace to the old flag. His patriotism would not let him rest quietly at home and despite the opposition of family and friends he enlisted in Co. H. 17 Regiment Mich. Inf. His record as a soldier is one of which any man might well be proud, but on the terrible field of Spottsylvania he, with 109 of his comrades, was captured and taken to Andersonville where they suffered the torments of that place as did all who were there until exchanged or released by the more kindly hand of death. Of the 110 men of the 17th an even hundred were so released and their bodies buried there.
In April 1865 the ten remaining were on the exchange list and with gladly beating hearts started with a large train toward Ohio enroute for Home. They were on the ill fated Sultana on the Mississippi, which after an explosion was burned to the waters edge, costing thousands of lives among which were nine of the ten comrades, leaving Comrad SMITH the only one to at last reach Michigan.
Comrad McELROY was brought up to Jefferson barracks near St. Louis on the Sultana about two weeks before the explosion.
It was the night of the regular meeting of Marvin Post and as the encampment was closed the post room was at once thronged by the ladies and a social time and music. The assembly was called to order by the president of the Circle, Mrs. Wm. FAIRBOTHAM, who called Mrs. SMITH, the Jr. Vice President of the Department of Michigan to preside, who called attention to the reason of our meeting and gave "Our Guests" a seat of honor when "attention" was the order and to the music of a familiar march the batallion "passed in review" and gave the comrades hearty greeting, after which each gave a most graphic description of their prison life, and Comrad SMITH described his almost miraculous escape from death by the explosion of the Steamer Sultana, which was bearing him home.
More music and a pleasant and patriotic address by Comrad CHALKER and others, and all adjourned to the banquet hall. And what a banquet! Tables loaded with viands that would tempt the strongest epicure, and enough to fill a regiment.
More genuine enjoyment could hardly be crowded into a single evening and it will be long remembered, with the three cheers which we gave our comrades. (16 Apr 1908)


Mrs. Dell SMITH WEATHERWAX

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-On the 8th inst., at South Boardman, Mrs. Lavilla STADDEN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dell SMITH, this township. She left a young son, aged three years, to the care of Mrs. S. (28 Feb 1895)

-Andrew WEATHERWAX, of Sturgis, is making his daughter, Mrs. Dell SMITH, a visit. (12 Sep 1895)


Frank L. WHIPPLE

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:
-MARRIED-On Wednesday, the 13th by Justice WOODBURN, Frank L. WHIPPLE and Miss Effa OSTRANDER. All of this county. (21 Apr 1892)


Effa OSTRANDER

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:
-MARRIED-On Wednesday, the 13th by Justice WOODBURN, Frank L. WHIPPLE and Miss Effa OSTRANDER. All of this county. (21 Apr 1892)

-Miss Effie WHIPPLE (nee OSTRANDER) came over from their home in Kalkaska, Tuesday with the children for a visit with the family and friends. (13 Aug 1908)


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