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

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Hugh OAKS

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:
-ITEMS OF INTEREST
FOR THE WEEKS CORRESONDING
WITH THE PRESENT - IN THE
HISTORY OF GRAYLING.
1893
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Hugh OAKS, a son. (26 Apr 1894)

-DIED-At the residence of his grandson, Hugh OAKS, in this village, Sunday, July 1st, John ROSENBAUM, aged 87 years. (5 Jul 1894)

-BORN-On last Monday morning, the 25th, to Mr. and Mrs. Hugh OAKS, a son. Great oaks from little acrons grow. (28 Nov 1895)

-Hugh OAKS is building a fine Ice Rink and shooting gallery on Cedar street for this winter which we imagine will be a drawing card. It will open as the weather is cold enough for ice. (16 Nov 1905)

-Mrs. HENNESY of Maple Forest is visiting her brother, Hugh OAKS. (31 May 1906)

-H. TRUMLEY has resigned his position as janitor of the School building and grounds, which he has held for over sixteen years. He has decided to take a year for rest and visiting, hoping it will help his rheumatism. He will be succeeded by Hugh OAKS. (27 Jun 1907)


Mrs. Hugh OAKS 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:
-J. F. WILCOX, and his daughter, Mrs. Hugh OAKS, went to Lansing, Saturday, for a short visit with another daughter. (15 Jun 1899)


DOROTHY

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. Edith DOROTHY, nee BABBITT, arrived here last Saturday, called by the serious illness of her grandmother, Mrs. R. S. BABBITT. (25 Dec 1902)


Edith BABBITT

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 Edith BABBITT, who is teaching school near Waters, spent Sunday with her friends in Grayling. (26 Apr 1894)

-Mrs. Edith DOROTHY, nee BABBITT, arrived here last Saturday, called by the serious illness of her grandmother, Mrs. R. S. BABBITT. (25 Dec 1902)


Martin NELSON

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:
-Martin NELSON has been appointed deputy sheriff of Montmorency county. (26 Apr 1894)

-Martin NELSON was returning from Detroit last Friday night or early Saturday morning after having taken a prisoner to the House of Correction and a little incident happened which was interesting. Three slick looking fellows invited him to join them in a friendly game of cards. Soon they wanted to bet on good hands, and one slick duck put in his picket $5.00 belonging to Martin before he had established a just claim to the same before the law. Not until he had shown his badge as deputy sheriff and explained his mission among men was Martin returned the money. He learned from the conductor that his "friends" belonged to the Consadine gang, and then a feeling of gratitude for the safety of his picket book and his soul possessed him. - Lewiston Courtier. (30 Aug 1894)

-Martin NELSON, sheriff of Montmorency county, was in town last Thursday, shaking hands with old friends. (3 Feb 1898)

-Martin NELSON and Miss Nellie SMITH, both of this place, were united in marriage at Gaylord, last Wednesday, Rev. WOOD officiating. - Atlanta Tribune. (1 Mar 1900)

-Rasmus NELSON, of Lewiston, father of Martin NELSON and Mrs. Swan PETERSON, and a former resident of Grayling, committed suicide Tuesday afternoon, by shooting himself through the head. No reason is known why he should have committed the rash act. (10 Oct 1901)

-Clara PETERSON left Grayling the 13, with her aunt and Uncle Mr. and Mrs. Martin NELSON of Lewiston for a six weeks trip. They expect to go to Kansas City and Los Angeles. Then by water to Portland. They also intend to spend a couple of weeks at the expostion at Seattle. (20 May 1909)


Nellie 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:
-Martin NELSON and Miss Nellie SMITH, both of this place, were united in marriage at Gaylord, last Wednesday, Rev. WOOD officiating. - Atlanta Tribune. (1 Mar 1900)


CALKINS

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 the 29th inst., by Justice WOODBURN, Mr. Geo. A. WILCOX and Mrs. Lizzie CALKINS. All of Grayling township. (4 May 1894)


Lizzie A.

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Eagle Township, Clinton, MI:
name - Lizzie A. WILCOX
a.32
b.Feb 1868 in IL
married to George A. WILCOX 5 years
mother of 2 children of which 2 still survived
f.b.NY
m.b.OH

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 the 29th inst., by Justice WOODBURN, Mr. Geo. A. WILCOX and Mrs. Lizzie CALKINS. All of Grayling township. (4 May 1894)


Burt PROPER

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:
-Burt PROPER was called to Huron county, last week, by the serious illness of his mother. He had not seen her for five years. (10 May 1894)

-Mrs. Bert PROPER and daughter Mabel returned home, last week, after a five weeks visit at Owosso, Lansing and Jackson. (7 Sep 1899)

-NOTICE OF SEPARATION.
Whereas that on november 22d A. D. 1900 Mellesa Harriet PROPER, NE KING, did wantonly and with her own choice and will leave and forsake my bed and board, without my consent and leave and is still remaining away, therefore I will in no wise be responsible for any debts she may contract from the date of this notice thence on, and all persons are hereby warned not to trust her on my account.
BERTSIL JEROME PROPER,
dec6-3w Her Husband. (6 Dec 1900)


Mellesa Harriet KING

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:
-NOTICE OF SEPARATION.
Whereas that on november 22d A. D. 1900 Mellesa Harriet PROPER, NE KING, did wantonly and with her own choice and will leave and forsake my bed and board, without my consent and leave and is still remaining away, therefore I will in no wise be responsible for any debts she may contract from the date of this notice thence on, and all persons are hereby warned not to trust her on my account.
BERTSIL JEROME PROPER,
dec6-3w Her Husband. (6 Dec 1900)


Mabel PROPER

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. Bert PROPER and daughter Mabel returned home, last week, after a five weeks visit at Owosso, Lansing and Jackson. (7 Sep 1899)


LOUCH

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 the residence of her daughter, Mrs. A. LOUCH, at Clare, Mich., May 3d, Mrs. Abigail CHALKER, aged 76 years.
Mrs. CHALKER was the mother of W. S. CHALKER, of this place, with whom she had formerly lived. The immediate cause of death was paralysis. Mr. CHALKER and wife reached there the previous Sunday, and with three of his sisters were privileged to minister to her needs in the closing hours of her life. (10 May 1894)


Mrs. A. LOUCH CHALKER

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 the residence of her daughter, Mrs. A. LOUCH, at Clare, Mich., May 3d, Mrs. Abigail CHALKER, aged 76 years.
Mrs. CHALKER was the mother of W. S. CHALKER, of this place, with whom she had formerly lived. The immediate cause of death was paralysis. Mr. CHALKER and wife reached there the previous Sunday, and with three of his sisters were privileged to minister to her needs in the closing hours of her life. (10 May 1894)


BILLMAN

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:
-An application has been made before Probate Judge JOHNSON for the admission of Mrs. O. BILLMAN, of Center Plains, to the insane asylum at Traverse City. - Ros. News. (24 May 1894)


Mrs. O. BILLMAN

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:
-An application has been made before Probate Judge JOHNSON for the admission of Mrs. O. BILLMAN, of Center Plains, to the insane asylum at Traverse City. - Ros. News. (24 May 1894)


Rasmus H. RASMUSSON

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Grayling Township, Crawford, MI: name - Rasmus RASMUSSON
a.41
b.May 1859 in Denmark
occupation - Farmer
Immigrated to US in 1882, lived in US 28 years
widowed
f.b.Denmark
m.b.Denmark

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. R. H. RASMUSSON, May 30th, a son. (31 May 1894)

-DIED-In this village, Saturday, the 9th., the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. RASMUSSON. Funeral services were held on Sunday, Rev. John IRWIN, officiating. (14 Jun 1894)

-BORN-On Sunday, the 19th., to Mr. and Mrs. R. H. RASMUSSON, a son. (23 May 1895)

-R. H. RASMUSSON, an experienced blacksmith, having run the shop for S. H. & Co., for 14 years, has erected a shop for himself near the new bridge and is prepared to do custom work of all kinds, horseshoeing a specialty. Satisfaction in work and prices guaranteed. (29 Aug 1895)

-BORN-To Mr. and Mrs. Rasmus RASMUSSON, a daughter. (8 Oct 1896)

-BORN-On Thursday, the 18th, to Mr. and Mrs. R. H. RASMUSSON, a son, weight ten pounds. (25 Feb 1897)

-DIED-At his home in this village Sunday, Aug. 10th, Rasmus H. RASMUSSON, aged 44 years. - Deceased was a native of Denmark, and came to this country about 21 years ago, residing in Iowa for one year, and coming from there to this place, where he was married to Miss Hedwig FISHER, who died about 4 years ago. He leaves one daughter and four sons, with his sister, Mrs. Julius NELSON, to mourn his going home. He was an exemplary citizen, and recognized as an honest, upright man, who from frugality and labor had built a comfortable home, and was attaining a competence. His sudden death was a shock to the community, and his bereaved family will receive their full sympathy. He fell from a wagon loaded with lumber, on the 8th inst., striking on the back of his head and shoulders, receiving such injury that he was paralyzed, and though he partially recovered the use of his limbs and all was done for him that science could suggest, the shock could not be overcome. The funeral on Tuesday, conducted by Rev. H. GOLDIE, was largely attended, attesting the respect of our people. (14 Aug 1902)

-We were misinformed, last week, in regard to the conductor of the funeral of Mr. RASMUSSON. It should have read by Rev. Mr. BEKKER, assisted by Rev. H. GOLDIE. The local lodge of I. O. O. F. and Scandinavian Society attended in a body. (21 Aug 1902)

-PROBATE NOTICE.
NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE.
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 6th day of November, A. D., 1905.
Present: Hon. Wellington BATTERSON.
Judge of Probate.
In the matter of the estate of Olga PHELPS (nee Olga HANSON), Fritz HANSON, Emil HANSON, Holger HANSON and Magnus HANSON, minor heirs of Rasmus H. RASMUSSON deceased.
Julius NEILSON, guardian having filed in said court a petition, praying for license to sell the interest of said estate in certain real estate therein described, at private sale.
It is ordered the 4th day of December A.D., 1905, at two o'clock in the afternoon, at said probate office, be and is hereby appointed for hearing said petition, and that all persons interested in said estate appear before said court at said time and place, to show cause why a licence to sell the interest of said estate in said real estate should not be granted.
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,
nov 9 3w Judge of Probate. (9 Nov 1905)


Hedwig FISHER

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-Thursday, May 25th, at her home in this village, Mrs. Hedwig RASMUSSON, aged 44 years and 10 months. With patience, which reached the hight of heroism, deceased had endured intense suffering for more than a year, which could not be controlled by all that loving care could do, and while she longed for rest, she clung to life for the sake of the loved ones she would leave behind, yet had no fear of death, and rested in her caket in her final sleeep, with look as peaceful as a little child. The beautiful floral offerings and large attendance at the final obsequies bespeak the respect and love of the people, which she well deserved. Her husband, R. H. RASMUSSON, and five children, have the full sympathy of our community.
"Then we shall know, as we know not here,
The meaning of mysteries hidden.
Then we shall know for what good intent
Are the sorrows that come unbidden." (1 Jun 1899)

-CARD OF THANKS.
During the months of suffering of our wife and mother, the unremitting kindness and attention of friends and neighbors was such as to surpass our power in language to express our thanks, and we desire by this to show our appreciation of it all, and for the sympathy expressed at the final obsequies, which can never be forgotten.
R. H. RASMUSSON,
and children. (1 Jun 1899)

-DIED-At his home in this village Sunday, Aug. 10th, Rasmus H. RASMUSSON, aged 44 years. - Deceased was a native of Denmark, and came to this country about 21 years ago, residing in Iowa for one year, and coming from there to this place, where he was married to Miss Hedwig FISHER, who died about 4 years ago. He leaves one daughter and four sons, with his sister, Mrs. Julius NELSON, to mourn his going home. He was an exemplary citizen, and recognized as an honest, upright man, who from frugality and labor had built a comfortable home, and was attaining a competence. His sudden death was a shock to the community, and his bereaved family will receive their full sympathy. He fell from a wagon loaded with lumber, on the 8th inst., striking on the back of his head and shoulders, receiving such injury that he was paralyzed, and though he partially recovered the use of his limbs and all was done for him that science could suggest, the shock could not be overcome. The funeral on Tuesday, conducted by Rev. H. GOLDIE, was largely attended, attesting the respect of our people. (14 Aug 1902)


Fritz HANSON

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Grayling Township, Crawford, MI: name - Fritz RASMUSSON
a.14
b.May 1886 in MI
f.b.Denmark
m.b.Denmark

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:
-PROBATE NOTICE.
NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE.
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 6th day of November, A. D., 1905.
Present: Hon. Wellington BATTERSON.
Judge of Probate.
In the matter of the estate of Olga PHELPS (nee Olga HANSON), Fritz HANSON, Emil HANSON, Holger HANSON and Magnus HANSON, minor heirs of Rasmus H. RASMUSSON deceased.
Julius NEILSON, guardian having filed in said court a petition, praying for license to sell the interest of said estate in certain real estate therein described, at private sale.
It is ordered the 4th day of December A.D., 1905, at two o'clock in the afternoon, at said probate office, be and is hereby appointed for hearing said petition, and that all persons interested in said estate appear before said court at said time and place, to show cause why a licence to sell the interest of said estate in said real estate should not be granted.
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,
nov 9 3w Judge of Probate. (9 Nov 1905)


Emil HANSON

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Grayling Township, Crawford, MI: name - Emil RASMUSSON
a.10
b.Mar 1890 in MI
f.b.Denmark
m.b.Denmark

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:
-PROBATE NOTICE.
NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE.
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 6th day of November, A. D., 1905.
Present: Hon. Wellington BATTERSON.
Judge of Probate.
In the matter of the estate of Olga PHELPS (nee Olga HANSON), Fritz HANSON, Emil HANSON, Holger HANSON and Magnus HANSON, minor heirs of Rasmus H. RASMUSSON deceased.
Julius NEILSON, guardian having filed in said court a petition, praying for license to sell the interest of said estate in certain real estate therein described, at private sale.
It is ordered the 4th day of December A.D., 1905, at two o'clock in the afternoon, at said probate office, be and is hereby appointed for hearing said petition, and that all persons interested in said estate appear before said court at said time and place, to show cause why a licence to sell the interest of said estate in said real estate should not be granted.
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,
nov 9 3w Judge of Probate. (9 Nov 1905)

Emil HANSON, timekeeper for the C. I. & S. Railroad at Gibson, Ind., accompanied by Mr. A. BRADY of the same place returned to their work Monday, after a five days visit with his sister, Mrs. S. S. PHELPS, Jr. (27 Aug 1908)

-Holger HANSON, the genial clerk at the Bank Grocery has been visiting the past week with his brother, Emil at Hammond, Ind., and Chicago. (15 Oct 1908)


Holger HANSON

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Grayling Township, Crawford, MI: name - Holger RASMUSSON
a.8
b.Oct 1891 in MI f.b.Denmark
m.b.Denmark

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:
-PROBATE NOTICE.
NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE.
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 6th day of November, A. D., 1905.
Present: Hon. Wellington BATTERSON.
Judge of Probate.
In the matter of the estate of Olga PHELPS (nee Olga HANSON), Fritz HANSON, Emil HANSON, Holger HANSON and Magnus HANSON, minor heirs of Rasmus H. RASMUSSON deceased.
Julius NEILSON, guardian having filed in said court a petition, praying for license to sell the interest of said estate in certain real estate therein described, at private sale.
It is ordered the 4th day of December A.D., 1905, at two o'clock in the afternoon, at said probate office, be and is hereby appointed for hearing said petition, and that all persons interested in said estate appear before said court at said time and place, to show cause why a licence to sell the interest of said estate in said real estate should not be granted.
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,
nov 9 3w Judge of Probate. (9 Nov 1905)

-Holger HANSON, the genial clerk at the Bank Grocery has been visiting the past week with his brother, Emil at Hammond, Ind., and Chicago. (15 Oct 1908)


Magnus HANSON

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Grayling Township, Crawford, MI: name - Magnus RASMUSSON
a.3
b.Feb 1897 in MI
f.b.Denmark
m.b.Denmark

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:
-PROBATE NOTICE.
NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE.
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 6th day of November, A. D., 1905.
Present: Hon. Wellington BATTERSON.
Judge of Probate.
In the matter of the estate of Olga PHELPS (nee Olga HANSON), Fritz HANSON, Emil HANSON, Holger HANSON and Magnus HANSON, minor heirs of Rasmus H. RASMUSSON deceased.
Julius NEILSON, guardian having filed in said court a petition, praying for license to sell the interest of said estate in certain real estate therein described, at private sale.
It is ordered the 4th day of December A.D., 1905, at two o'clock in the afternoon, at said probate office, be and is hereby appointed for hearing said petition, and that all persons interested in said estate appear before said court at said time and place, to show cause why a licence to sell the interest of said estate in said real estate should not be granted.
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,
nov 9 3w Judge of Probate. (9 Nov 1905)


Nathan WILSON

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. Nathan WILSON, of Coldwater, after a four year's absence, is making her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. WISNER, of Center Plains, a visit. (7 Jun 1894)


Mrs. Nathan WILSON WISNER

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. Nathan WILSON, of Coldwater, after a four year's absence, is making her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. WISNER, of Center Plains, a visit. (7 Jun 1894)


G. D. VALLAD

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-Sunday, May 27th., at the residence of G. D. VALLAD, in Blaine, Mr. Wm. VALLAD and Miss Ida May McMULLEN. All of Blaine. F. J. WALKER J. P., officiating. (7 Jun 1894)


Ida May MCMULLEN

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-Sunday, May 27th., at the residence of G. D. VALLAD, in Blaine, Mr. Wm. VALLAD and Miss Ida May McMULLEN. All of Blaine. F. J. WALKER J. P., officiating. (7 Jun 1894)


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