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

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John F. ANDERSON

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:
-John F. ANDERSON, an old resident of Grayling, who moved about two years ago to Brooklyn, N. Y., has returned, and is stopping with his father-in-law, Supervisor Hoesli, of Blaine township. They all come back. (17 Mar 1898)

-John F. ANDERSON, an old resident of Grayling, who moved about two years ago to Brooklyn, N. Y., has returned, and is stopping with his father-in-law, Supervisor HOESLI, of Blaine township. They all come back. (17 Mar 1898)

- PIONEER RESIDENT PASSED AWAY
John F. ANDERSON, a resident of Crawford county for close to half a century, passed away at Mercy Hospital at 5:30 o'clock Thrusday morning following a lingering illness. Mr. ANDERSON had been in ill health for a long time, and two weeks previous to his passing was taken to Mercy Hospital. His illness was such that it was incurable, but he was made as comfortable as possible.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Sorenson'
s Chapel, Rev. Charles W. H. SCOTT of Flint officiating, and the remains laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery.
Mr. ANDERSON was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Sept. 29, 1868, and came to America when he was 18 years old. He settled in Chicago, residing there until about 1890, when he came to Crawford county. In 1892 he was united in marriage to Millie HOESLI, oldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred F. HOESLI. He worked for Salling Hanson Company, and then in the late 90's the family moved to New York. In 1901 they again came north and settled in Lewiston, where he also worked at lumbering. Crawford county seemed to appear the best place for them for in 1903 they returned here and bought some land of the late Rasmus HANSON in Maple Forest township, and in the course of time built the farm house that was their home until 1926. The land was covered with a growth of virgin timber and Mr. ANDERSON cut down tyrees to make space for a house and built it of th elogs. He sold the farm in 1926 to his son Fred, who in turn disposed of it to his sister, Mrs. Alvin RICHTER, and where that family lives. Three years ago Mr. and Mrs. ANDERSON came to Grayling to make their home, purchasing the Clyde PETERSON house on Spruce street.
Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. ANDERSON, one child passing away in infancy. Those surviving besides the widow include two daughters, Mrs. Alvin RICHTER, Maple Forest; Mrs. George FILBERT, and two sons Fredrick P. and Harold, of Flint. Also one brother Andrew ANDERSON, who resides in Portland, Oregon, and there are several brothers and sisters in Denmark.
Mr. ANDERSON was a fine citizen and through all the years he was held in high esteem by a large circle of neighbors and friends. He had been a member of Grayling Oddfellow lodge for a long number of years.
Mrs. ANDERSON and her sons and daughters have the sympathy of many in their be-reavement. (3 Mar 1938)


Millie HOESLI

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:
-CARD OF THANKS.
We desire to express our most sincere thanks to our neighbors, and the many friend who so kindly assisted us in caring for our father Fred HOESLI in his last days, and at the final obsequies, which were conducted by the masonic fraternity, of which he was a member, and who furnished a wealth of floral tribute in memory of their departed brother.
DANIEL HOESLI
CHRISTOPHER HOESLI
DORA HOESLI
MRS. JOHN ANDERSON (25 Feb 1909)

-Interesting Items of News Gathered From the Files of the Avalanche of 23 Years Ago - Thursday, April 10, 1913
Mrs. Mary HOESLI, wife of the late Fred HOESLI, died at Traverse City, Friday, April 4th and was brought to Grayling Saturday for burial. Mrs. KNEFF, Chris HOESLI, Daniel HOESLI, and Mrs. John ANDERSON, all of this city are left to mourn the loss and revere the memory of their mother.


Ella Louise HANSON

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:
-HANSON-WILCOX
(from Saginaw News)
Marked by its lovely simplicity was the marriage of Miss Ella Louise HANSON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar W. HANSON of Grayling, to Henry Berst WILCOX, son of Mrs. Harvey C. BEESON, 429 South Weadock avenue, Saginaw, which took place at noon Saturday in the Memorial room of the First Congregational church. Rev. Thornton B. PENFIELD, Jr., officiated in the presence of 33 guests before an altar of palms an dwhite snapdragons.
Miss HANSON chose for her marriage a stunning custume suit of toast colored wool. the finger-tip length jacket was fashioned with a butter-scotch colored fox collar. Brown accessories and a shoulder bouquet of lavender orchids completed her ensemble. Miss Margrethe HANSON, who was her twin sister's only attendant, wore a charming brown and white dress made redingote style and accented with brown accessories. Her flowers were gardenias. Harold L. DORMAN of Saginaw officiated as groomsman.
Shortly after the wedding breakfast, which was served at the Bancfroft, Mr. and Mrs. WILCOX left on a motor trip to North Carolina. On their return trip they will be at home at 802 Court street, Saginaw.
Out-of-town guests at the wedding were Mrs. helen ROUTIER, Ralph H. ROUTIER and Mrs. Walker MUNRO of Detroit, Mr. and Mrs. Esbern R. HANSON, Mrs. Henry A. BAUMAN and Wilhelm RAAE of Grayling, Mr. and Mrs. Esbern R. HANSON, Jr., of Alma, Mr. and Mrs. Ashton J. BERST of Pleasant Ridge and Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth FORD and Miss Jane FORD of Flint.
The above write-up is of special interest to Grayling people who have known the bride from birth and have watch her grow to womanhood. Ella Louise HANSON and her twin sister Margrethe, were born Sept. 7, 1910, to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar HANSON. Following her graduation from high school she attended The Bennett School for Girls in New York and the University of Michigan, where she became a member of the Alpha Phi sorority.
Grayling folk rarely ever thought of Ella alone as she and her sister Margrethe were seldom apart. Ella's spontaneous nature and keen sense of humor made her popular with both young and old here, who join us in extending to her and the groom congratulations and best wishes.
The bride is the granddaughter of Mrs. Rasmus HANSON. (6 May 1937)


E. W. JOHNSTON

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:
-Howard SCHMIDT Marries Detroit Girl
The wedding of Mary Francis JOHNSTON to Howard G. SCHMIDT was solemnized June 4th at the home of the brides's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. JOHNSTON, 12795 Ardmore Ave., Detroit. Rev. Peter F. STAIR of the Strathmore M.E. Church officiated.
The bride was gowned in white striped organza made over white satin and carried a bouquet of white sweet peas and snap-dragons. The maid of honor, Miss Marie SCHMIDT, twin sister of the groom, wore pea green crepe de chine and carried talisman roses tied with green satin ribbon. Francis HULBERT was the best man.
Mr. and Mrs. Holger SCHMIDT, of Grayling, the groom's parents, together with other members of the immediate families, were in attendance.
As the groom was born in Grayling he is well known and has hosts of friends who extend congratulations. (10 Jun 1937)


Daniel O. POMEROY

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.

-WELL KNOWN LOVELLS GIRL MARRIED
On January 13, at 5 o'clock in the afternoon, Miss Iris June NEPHEW, daughter of Mrs. Cora M. NEPHEW, was united in marriage to Mr. Lee Stanley POMEROY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel O. POMEROY of Armada, Mich.
Miss NEPHEW was married at the home of her brother Elmo. Mr. and Mrs. Elmo NEPHEW attended them. The bride wore a dark blue dress trimmed in gold. The bridesmaid wore a blue dress also.
After the ceremony, a wedding dinner was served to the relatives, and Mr. and Mrs. DUBY.
Mr. and Mrs. POMEROY, will make their home at Mt. Clemens. (25 Jan 1940)


Earl Stough TAYLOR Dr.

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. H. A. BAUMAN, and grandson Ralph ROUTIER, of Detroit, Mrs. Margrethe GRAHAM, Mrs. Henry WILCOX, and Mrs. Richard SNYDER, of Saginaw, Mrs. Esbern HANSON and Mrs. Esbern HANSON, Jr., of St. Louis, all left Tuesday for New York to be in attendance at the marriage of Miss Virginia HANSON and Doctor Earl Stough TAYLOR, that will occur Saturday. T. W. HANSON, the bride's father left early last week to be there for the nuptials. (21 Sep 1939)


Virginia HANSON

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. H. A. BAUMAN, and grandson Ralph ROUTIER, of Detroit, Mrs. Margrethe GRAHAM, Mrs. Henry WILCOX, and Mrs. Richard SNYDER, of Saginaw, Mrs. Esbern HANSON and Mrs. Esbern HANSON, Jr., of St. Louis, all left Tuesday for New York to be in attendance at the marriage of Miss Virginia HANSON and Doctor Earl Stough TAYLOR, that will occur Saturday. T. W. HANSON, the bride's father left early last week to be there for the nuptials. (21 Sep 1939)

-Virginia HANSON weds Dr. TAYLOR.....granddaughter of Rasmus HANSON and daughter of Thorwald Wilhelm HANSON. (28 Sep 1939)


J. R. TARBELL

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 Lina SEEMAN, a sister of Mrs. J. R. TARBELL, has been reingaged to teach the school in district No. 3, Grayling township, the coming Summer. (7 Apr 1881)

-One of Mr. J. R. TARBELL's horses over reached, while being driven to this village last week, thereby seriously cutting one of its forelegs. it was one of the colts (?), and the mishap will inconvenience Mr. T. somewhat, as the animal was in every day use, and will not be fit for work again under two weeks. (7 Apr 1881)

-J. R. TARBELL is said to have a fine field of millet. (18 Aug 1881)

-Mr. J. R. TARBELL of this township, brought to our office this week two very large and well matured ears of corn, both upon one stock, and of the Yellow Flint variety, and says that he has lots more of the same quality, and all grown upon the barren plains. (15 Sep 1881)

-Mr. J. R. TARBELL and brother have been engaged by A. A. GRIFFIN, of Rosscommon, to put in 500,000 feet of logs on the south branch of the Sable. (23 Nov 1882).

-Mr. J. R. TARBELL killed two deer at a single shot one day last week. (19 Oct 1882)


Mary E. SEEMAN

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. J. R. TARBELL has gone to Battle Creek to remain during the winter, where she has relatives.

-DIED - In this city, on Thursday, April 26, 1883, after an illness of 14 months, Mary E., the beloved wife of our townsman, J. R. TARBELL, Esq, aged 30 years.
She died with a firm hope in Christ, and although desiring much to live, yet at the last was able to say, "Thy will be done." Mr. TARBEL has the sympathy of all in his great bereavement. The funeral services were largely attended, and were conducted by Rev. S. EDGCUMBE. (3 May 1883).

-A CARD - To the friends who so kindly assisted us during the sickness and death of our beloved friend, Mrs. TARBELL, we would extend our heartfelt thanks. May the Lord bless you, and may you ever find friends in times of need, is the prayer of
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. JOHNSON. (3 May 1883).


SEEMAN

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 Lina SEEMAN, a sister of Mrs. J. R. TARBELL, has been reingaged to teach the school in district No. 3, Grayling township, the coming Summer. (7 Apr 1881)


Lina SEEMAN

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 Lina SEEMAN, a sister of Mrs. J. R. TARBELL, has been reingaged to teach the school in district No. 3, Grayling township, the coming Summer. (7 Apr 1881)

-Miss Lina SEAMAN is visiting friends in Battle Creek. (29 Sep 1881)


Hunts MICKELSON

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
In Grayling, on Saturday evening, April 29th, 1882, by Justice Henry J. KILBORN, Mr. Hunts MICKELSON and Miss Anna M. HANSON, both of this city. No cards. (4 May 1882)

-Messrs. HANSON and MICKELSON went to Manistee last Saturday, called by a telegram announcing the death of Mrs. E. N. SALLING. (31 Aug 1882).

-MANISTEE JOTTINGS - MANISTEE, Aug. 22?, 1882
The wife of our esteemed citizen, Mr. E. N. SALLING, died yesterday morning. Funeral to-morrow afternoon.


The following information extracted from the Crawford County Michigan Marriage Index, compiled by Jack & Marianne DIBEAN of Lansing, Michigan:

Anna M. HANSON married Hunts MICKELSON 29 Apr 1882 in Crawford Co., MI


Anna M. HANSON

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
In Grayling, on Saturday evening, April 29th, 1882, by Justice Henry J. KILBORN, Mr. Hunts MICKELSON and Miss Anna M. HANSON, both of this city. No cards. (4 May 1882)

The following information extracted from the Crawford County Michigan Marriage Index, compiled by Jack & Marianne DIBEAN of Lansing, Michigan:

Anna M. HANSON married Hunts MICKELSON 29 Apr 1882 in Crawford Co., MI


T. R. SAXTON

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 Battle Creek, Mich., Oct. 2d '84, by Rev. A. E. MATHERS; Mr. T. R. SAXTON, of Mason, Mich., and Miss Sophia GWATKIN of Cheney, Mich. (16 Oct 1884)


Sophia GWATKIN

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 Battle Creek, Mich., Oct. 2d '84, by Rev. A. E. MATHERS; Mr. T. R. SAXTON, of Mason, Mich., and Miss Sophia GWATKIN of Cheney, Mich. (16 Oct 1884)


F. J. ROSE

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:
-On Wednesday, July 12th, 1882, to Mr. and Mrs. F. J. ROSE, a son. (20 Jul 1882).


ROSE

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:
-On Wednesday, July 12th, 1882, to Mr. and Mrs. F. J. ROSE, a son. (20 Jul 1882).


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