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

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Archie MCKAY

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 this village, Sunday, July 22d, Essie, wife of Archie McKAY, aged 29 years.
For two years past Mrs. McKAY has been an invalid, suffering greatly without a murmur of complaint, and until this spring ceaselessly watching for the welfare of her husband and their only child, who are left to mourn the loss of a beautiful wife and mother.
The body was taken to West Branch for burial. (26 Jul 1894)

-Archie McKAY is at Rockford, Ill., attending the wedding of his brother. He will be home Saturday. (17 Jan 1895)

-MARRIED-At the residence of the bride's parents in this village, Monday evening, the 23rd., Miss Edith WOODFIELD and Mr. Archie McKAY; Rev. A. H. MOSSER, officiating.
The popularity of the contracting parties was evidenced by the large assemblage of friends and the many rare gifts. They took the night train South, for a brief tour, and on their return will soon be "At Home," in their new home. (26 Dec 1895)

-BORN-On the 3d inst., to Mr. and Mrs. A. McKAY, a daughter. (6 Aug 1896)

-The lumber mill erected and operated by Archie McKAY in the east end of the city, was disposed of this week by Mr. McKAY to the firm of A. W. DECKER & Co. The members of the new company are Mr. DECKER and his sister, Miss Elsie DECKER. They assumed immediate control of the property and will continue the manufacture of the stock of logs on hand into lumber. Mr. DECKER has been engaged in the handling of forest products for many years, and has always been classed among the successful operators whether at work for himself or other parties. He is familiar with the saw mill business and doubtless will turn the new acquired property to good account. (20 Aug 1908)

-Archie McKAY of this city has recently associated himself with others in a retail lumber yard in the thriving city of Flint. A corporation was formed with Thos. McCASKILL of Bay City, Albert SOZOSKI of Flint and Mr. McKAY as stockholders. The company purchased the stock and interests of the Tereli Fuel and Lumber Co. and organized under the name of the East End Lumber Co., taking possession of the property January 1st. Mr. McKAY expects to do most of the outside work in buying stock for the yeard, and his long experience in handling and shipping forest products equips him particularly for this end of the work. - West Branch Times.
The oly objection "Archie's" friends here will have is that it will take him a little farther from home, but we all know he will make good, and wish him success. (10 Feb 1910)


Essie WOODFIELD

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 this village, Sunday, July 22d, Essie, wife of Archie McKAY, aged 29 years.
For two years past Mrs. McKAY has been an invalid, suffering greatly without a murmur of complaint, and until this spring ceaselessly watching for the welfare of her husband and their only child, who are left to mourn the loss of a beautiful wife and mother.
The body was taken to West Branch for burial. (26 Jul 1894)

-Wm. WOODFIELD and wife went to West Branch Saturday to spend Christmas with their daughter, Mrs. Archie McKAY. (28 Dec 1899)

-Mr. and Mrs. Archie McKAY, of West Branch, were in town, Saturday, to attend the Winnie-Woodfield wedding. Mrs. McKAY is the elder sister of the bride. (2 May 1901)

-Mrs. Wm. WOODFIELD went to West Branch, last week, to visit with the new grand son, born to Mr. and Mrs. Archie McKAY, the 14th inst. (25 Jul 1901)


Archie MCKAY

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 this village, Sunday, July 22d, Essie, wife of Archie McKAY, aged 29 years.
For two years past Mrs. McKAY has been an invalid, suffering greatly without a murmur of complaint, and until this spring ceaselessly watching for the welfare of her husband and their only child, who are left to mourn the loss of a beautiful wife and mother.
The body was taken to West Branch for burial. (26 Jul 1894)

-Archie McKAY is at Rockford, Ill., attending the wedding of his brother. He will be home Saturday. (17 Jan 1895)

-MARRIED-At the residence of the bride's parents in this village, Monday evening, the 23rd., Miss Edith WOODFIELD and Mr. Archie McKAY; Rev. A. H. MOSSER, officiating.
The popularity of the contracting parties was evidenced by the large assemblage of friends and the many rare gifts. They took the night train South, for a brief tour, and on their return will soon be "At Home," in their new home. (26 Dec 1895)

-BORN-On the 3d inst., to Mr. and Mrs. A. McKAY, a daughter. (6 Aug 1896)

-The lumber mill erected and operated by Archie McKAY in the east end of the city, was disposed of this week by Mr. McKAY to the firm of A. W. DECKER & Co. The members of the new company are Mr. DECKER and his sister, Miss Elsie DECKER. They assumed immediate control of the property and will continue the manufacture of the stock of logs on hand into lumber. Mr. DECKER has been engaged in the handling of forest products for many years, and has always been classed among the successful operators whether at work for himself or other parties. He is familiar with the saw mill business and doubtless will turn the new acquired property to good account. (20 Aug 1908)

-Archie McKAY of this city has recently associated himself with others in a retail lumber yard in the thriving city of Flint. A corporation was formed with Thos. McCASKILL of Bay City, Albert SOZOSKI of Flint and Mr. McKAY as stockholders. The company purchased the stock and interests of the Tereli Fuel and Lumber Co. and organized under the name of the East End Lumber Co., taking possession of the property January 1st. Mr. McKAY expects to do most of the outside work in buying stock for the yeard, and his long experience in handling and shipping forest products equips him particularly for this end of the work. - West Branch Times.
The oly objection "Archie's" friends here will have is that it will take him a little farther from home, but we all know he will make good, and wish him success. (10 Feb 1910)


Edith WOODFIELD

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 residence of the bride's parents in this village, Monday evening, the 23rd., Miss Edith WOODFIELD and Mr. Archie McKAY; Rev. A. H. MOSSER, officiating.
The popularity of the contracting parties was evidenced by the large assemblage of friends and the many rare gifts. They took the night train South, for a brief tour, and on their return will soon be "At Home," in their new home. (26 Dec 1895)


Geo. H. 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:
-Miss Lulu SMITH, the young and talented daughter of our fellow townsman Geo. H. SMITH, made her debut before a Grayling audience Wednesday night in a pleasing program of select poems and sketches. Her elocutionary powers and natural gifts have lately been strengthened and increased by a term at Mrs. NOBLE's celebrated institute at Detroit. - Otsego Co. Herald. (2 Aug 1894)


Lulu 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:
-Miss Lulu SMITH, the young and talented daughter of our fellow townsman Geo. H. SMITH, made her debut before a Grayling audience Wednesday night in a pleasing program of select poems and sketches. Her elocutionary powers and natural gifts have lately been strengthened and increased by a term at Mrs. NOBLE's celebrated institute at Detroit. - Otsego Co. Herald. (2 Aug 1894)


A. W. CANFIELD

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. A. W. CANFIELD returned from a visit with her mother, at Bay City, last Wednesday. (9 Aug 1894)

-A. W. CANFIELD, accompanied by his two boys, is taking his vacation in traveling through the Dakotas. His place is supplied here by W. S. SEAMARK. (22 Aug 1895)

-A. W. CANFIELD came up from Bay City last week to shake with old friends and eat trout. As Anna and Grant are with their mother camping at Crystal Lake, A. W. got home sick and hungry, and therefore came to "the only town on the map." (22 Jul 1909)


Mrs. A. W. CANFIELD GUNN

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. A. W. CANFIELD returned from a visit with her mother, at Bay City, last Wednesday. (9 Aug 1894)

-Mrs. A. W. CANFIELD of Bay City, was the guest of her sister, Mrs. C. T. JEROME, from Friday evening 'til Monday, with their cousin, Mrs. A. HARRIS, of San Francisco, who was one of the sufferers in the great earthquake. (29 Nov 1906)


Benjamin C. GUNN

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 home of her daughter, Mrs. H. S. McCULLOUGH, in Bay City, Mich., Sept. 27th., 1894, Mrs. Rebecca W. GUNN aged sixty-eight years, widow of the late Benjamin C. GUNN, and mother of Mrs. A. W. CANFIELD and Mrs. C. T. JEROME of this place and Mrs. H. S. McCULLOUGH, of Bay City, Mich. Burial at Utica. Mich., Sept. 29th, 1894, at 11 o'clock a.m. (4 Oct 1894)


Mrs. Rebecca W. GUNN

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. C. T. JEROME returned from Bay City last Friday. She reports that her mother, Mrs. GUNN, is some what better. (30 Aug 1894)

-DIED-At the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. S. McCULLOUGH, in Bay City, Mich., Sept. 27th., 1894, Mrs. Rebecca W. GUNN aged sixty-eight years, widow of the late Benjamin C. GUNN, and mother of Mrs. A. W. CANFIELD and Mrs. C. T. JEROME of this place and Mrs. H. S. McCULLOUGH, of Bay City, Mich. Burial at Utica. Mich., Sept. 29th, 1894, at 11 o'clock a.m. (4 Oct 1894)


T. P. JUNKIN

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. T. P. JUNKIN, of Detroit, are visiting with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. POND. (9 Aug 1894)


Mrs. T. P. JUNKIN POND

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. T. P. JUNKIN, of Detroit, are visiting with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. POND. (9 Aug 1894)

-Mrs. T. P. JUNKIN, of Detroit, is making an extended and pleasant visit with her father, A. L. POND. She will go to Bay City, to-morrow, for a visit with friends there. (24 Aug 1899)


Harry W. EVANS

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:
-Invitations are out announcing the marriage of Harry W. EVANS, of Grayling, and Miss Lulu BETTS, of Higgins Lake, which is to take place this month. - Ros. News. (9 Aug 1894)

-MARRIED-At the residence of the bride, Thursday Evening, Aug. 16th., by Elder HUNNIKER, of Saginaw, Harry W. EVANS, of Grayling and Miss Lulu BETTS, of Higgins Lake.
The happy pair arrived here yesterday after a brief visit with friends at Bay City and Owosso, and are congratulated by hosts of friends. (23 Aug 1894)

-Mr. and Mrs. Harry EVANS are in the village to-day. They talk of removing to Pennsylvania or Kansas in the near future. - Ros. News. (7 Feb 1895)

-Mr. and Mrs. Harry EVANS left on the afternoon train Saturday for Kansas. - Ros. News. (7 Mar 1895)


Lulu BETTS

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:
-Invitations are out announcing the marriage of Harry W. EVANS, of Grayling, and Miss Lulu BETTS, of Higgins Lake, which is to take place this month. - Ros. News. (9 Aug 1894)

-MARRIED-At the residence of the bride, Thursday Evening, Aug. 16th., by Elder HUNNIKER, of Saginaw, Harry W. EVANS, of Grayling and Miss Lulu BETTS, of Higgins Lake.
The happy pair arrived here yesterday after a brief visit with friends at Bay City and Owosso, and are congratulated by hosts of friends. (23 Aug 1894)

-Mrs. Harry EVANS, of Amos, W. Va., arrived in the village Tuesday afternoon on a visit to their parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. BETTS, of Higgins Lake. Mrs. EVANS was accompanied by her two little daughters, twins, and only nine weeks old. - Roscommon News. (1 Oct 1896)


D. BETTS

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. Harry EVANS, of Amos, W. Va., arrived in the village Tuesday afternoon on a visit to their parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. BETTS, of Higgins Lake. Mrs. EVANS was accompanied by her two little daughters, twins, and only nine weeks old. - Roscommon News. (1 Oct 1896)


Father

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)


Mrs. BROCKETT

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)


COX

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:
-Walter COX and wife, of Kenosha, Wis., arrived in town last Wednesday, called by the death of his mother, Mrs. D. S. WALDRON as was also Fred O. COX, of Kansas City, Mo. They are both railroad men, Walter being in the employ of the Chicago and North Western, and Fred of the Union Pacific. (30 Aug 1894)

-DIED-At her home in this village, Monday, Aug. 20., Ann E. WALDRON aged 52 years and 1 month.
Deceased was the wife of D. S. WALDRON, the first Judge of Probate of this county and was a resident of South Branch about ten years before coming to Grayling seven years ago. She leaves her husband and three sons grown to manhood, to mourn their loss. The body was buried by the W. R. C. of which society she was an active member and was accompanied to the grave by a large concourse of friends. Rev. S. G. TAYLOR preached the funeral sermon. (23 Aug 1894)


Anne E.

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:
-Walter COX and wife, of Kenosha, Wis., arrived in town last Wednesday, called by the death of his mother, Mrs. D. S. WALDRON as was also Fred O. COX, of Kansas City, Mo. They are both railroad men, Walter being in the employ of the Chicago and North Western, and Fred of the Union Pacific. (30 Aug 1894)

-DIED-At her home in this village, Monday, Aug. 20., Ann E. WALDRON aged 52 years and 1 month.
Deceased was the wife of D. S. WALDRON, the first Judge of Probate of this county and was a resident of South Branch about ten years before coming to Grayling seven years ago. She leaves her husband and three sons grown to manhood, to mourn their loss. The body was buried by the W. R. C. of which society she was an active member and was accompanied to the grave by a large concourse of friends. Rev. S. G. TAYLOR preached the funeral sermon. (23 Aug 1894)

-RESOLUTIONS OF CONDOLENCE.
At a meeting of the Good Templars held Tuesday Aug., 21st., 1894, the following resolutions were adopted:
WHEREAS, Our Heavenly Father in His infinite wisdom has removed from among us a much beloved sister and worker, Mrs. Dan WALDRON, therefore be it
RESOLVED, That we deeply mourn the loss of one whose life gave evidence of many beautiful graces of christian character, which will ever be held in loving membory by all; we feel assured that she has been thus called by our Heavenly Father to a full enjoyment of the rest promised to those that love Him.
RESOLVED, That as members of the Good Templars Society, we tender to her grief stricken husband and family our sincere sympathies.
RESOLVED, That the Charter of this Society, be draped in mourning for thirty days, and that a copy of these resolutions be given to the family, and to the local papers for publication.
Wm. BUTLER, C. T.
Mrs. David FLAGG, V. T.
Anabel BUTLER, Sec. (30 Aug 1894)

-RESOLUTIONS OF CONDOLENCE.
At a regular meeting of Marvin Relief Corps, No. 162, a committee was appointed to draft resolutions on the death of Mrs. Ann E. WALDRON, who departed this life, Aug. 20th 1894.
WHEREAS, It has pleased an all wise Providence to summon from our midst, our much loved sister, past Junior Vice of our Corps, therefore be it
RESOLVED, That this Corps has lost, in her, one whose social qualities and ever willing hand will be greatly missed by us.
RESOLVED, That we tender to her bereaved husband and family, our heartfelt sympthies in this sad dispensation.
RESOLVED, That we drape our charter in mourning for the usual term, and that these resolutions be transcribed on the records of the Corps, and that a copy be furnished the local papers for publication.
Alice E. CULVER, |
Maria E. HANSON, | Com.
Alice BENKELMAN.|


Walter COX

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:
-Walter COX and wife, of Kenosha, Wis., arrived in town last Wednesday, called by the death of his mother, Mrs. D. S. WALDRON as was also Fred O. COX, of Kansas City, Mo. They are both railroad men, Walter being in the employ of the Chicago and North Western, and Fred of the Union Pacific. (30 Aug 1894)

-The husband and sons of the late Mrs. D. S. WALDRON unite in thanks to their friends in Grayling, and expecially to the W. R. C., for unremitting kindness during the long illness, and at the final obsequies of their wife and mother, D. S. WALDRON,
Fred O. Cox,
Walter J. Cox,
Timothy Cox.


Fred O. COX

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:
-Walter COX and wife, of Kenosha, Wis., arrived in town last Wednesday, called by the death of his mother, Mrs. D. S. WALDRON as was also Fred O. COX, of Kansas City, Mo. They are both railroad men, Walter being in the employ of the Chicago and North Western, and Fred of the Union Pacific. (30 Aug 1894)

-The husband and sons of the late Mrs. D. S. WALDRON unite in thanks to their friends in Grayling, and expecially to the W. R. C., for unremitting kindness during the long illness, and at the final obsequies of their wife and mother, D. S. WALDRON,
Fred O. Cox,
Walter J. Cox,
Timothy Cox.


Timothy COX

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 husband and sons of the late Mrs. D. S. WALDRON unite in thanks to their friends in Grayling, and expecially to the W. R. C., for unremitting kindness during the long illness, and at the final obsequies of their wife and mother, D. S. WALDRON,
Fred O. Cox,
Walter J. Cox,
Timothy Cox.

-Timothy COX started last Friday for the West, to find a new home. He had not decided whether he would locate in Illinois or Wisconsin. (2 Jan 1896)

-Timothy COX, formerly known and addressed as "Tim," when a resident of this village, is reported to have been married to a charming widow, with a son thirteen years of age. (2 Sep 1897)


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