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

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Joseph C. OBEARE

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. J. C. OBEARE left for his home in Midland City Tuesday night. His daughter, Mrs. M. S. HARTWICK, accompanied him. (31 Aug 1882).

-Last Friday evening Mr. J. C. OBEARE of Midland City, father of Mrs. M. S. HARTWICK, in alighting from a moving train fell in such a manner as to gracture his left arm, near the shoulder. He is 60 yars of age and somewhat feeble having not yet fairly recovered from a fracture of the same bone received last December. Under the care of Dr. M. M. TRAVER is as comfortable as circumstances will allow. (31 Aug 1882)

-Mr. J. C. OBEARE has bought of Mr. HANSON the house and lot just south of PUCHASE's livery stable, and will move therein this week. Mr. OBEARE is a first-class tailor, and any one in need of work in that line will do well to give him a call. He guarantees satisfaction. (10 Jan 1884).

- DIED
In this village, Saturday Aug. 7th., after a lingering illness, Jane A., wife of M. S. HARTWICK.
Jane A. OBEAR was the second daughter of Joseph and Hannah OBEAR, and was born at Mason, Ingham Co. Michigan, in May 1848. She was married to Mr. HARTWICK, Dec. 225th 1866, and resided at Mason, Grand Rapids and St. Louis until August 1872, when they came to Grayling, being the first family located at this place and in fact the first in the county. Hers has been an active life, experiencing all the vicissitudes incident to pioneers. During these years she has met all newcomers with a welcome that has made them lifelong friends, and on Monday her body was followed to its final resting place by a large concourse of sincere mourners. (12 Aug 1886)

-J. C. OBEAR and family left for Kansas City, Mo., last Monday, where his son C. H. is in business. The good wishes of the AVALANCHE go with them. (20 Sep 1887)


Hannah

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. OBEAR, of Midland City, Mich., arrived in town Wednesday morning. She comes to visit her daughter, Mrs. M. S. HARTWICK. ( 8 Jun 1882)

- DIED
In this village, Saturday Aug. 7th., after a lingering illness, Jane A., wife of M. S. HARTWICK.
Jane A. OBEAR was the second daughter of Joseph and Hannah OBEAR, and was born at Mason, Ingham Co. Michigan, in May 1848. She was married to Mr. HARTWICK, Dec. 225th 1866, and resided at Mason, Grand Rapids and St. Louis until August 1872, when they came to Grayling, being the first family located at this place and in fact the first in the county. Hers has been an active life, experiencing all the vicissitudes incident to pioneers. During these years she has met all newcomers with a welcome that has made them lifelong friends, and on Monday her body was followed to its final resting place by a large concourse of sincere mourners. (12 Aug 1886)


W. H. OBEARE

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. W. H. OBEARE, brother to Mrs. M. S. HARTWICK, was in town last week. (26 Jan 1882)

-Mr. OBEARE, of Bay City, brother of Mrs. M. S. HARTWICK was in our city on Tuesday en route to Forest, where he is to take charge of a shingle mill. (9 Feb 1882)

-W. H. OBEAR, and wife, of Cheboygan, were in Grayling last week, attending the funeral of his sister, Mrs. M. S. HARWICK. (19 Aug 1886)

-W. H. OBEAR and family, of Cheboygan, are visiting with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. OBEAR, of Grayling. (23 Sep 1886)


Fred OBEARE

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:
-Fred OBEAR, night operator at the depot, went to Kansas City, Mo., last week, on a months' visit to his brother. Mr. MILLS, of Caro, has charge of the office during his absence. (7 Jul 1887)


Michael S. HARTWICK

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:
-PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF CRAWFORD COUNTY.
Tuesday, April 22, 1878.
Pursuant to notice duly given the Board of Supervisors convened at Pere Cheney; on Tuesday, the 22d day of April, 1879, at 2 o'clock, P.M.
The following Supervisors were found present: Jacob STECKERT, Geo. M. F. DAVIS, Michael HARTWICK, John F. HUM and David SHOOP.
On motion Jacob STECKERT was approinted temporary chairman.
On motion of Sup. HARTWICK the board proceeded to ballot for permanent chairman, as follows:
Michael HARTWICK 4, Jacob STECKERT 1.
On motion Michael HARTWICK was declared elected permanent chairman.
On motion the bond of the County Clerk and Register of Deeds, was accepted, approved and placed on file.
On moition of Jacob STECKERT the board adjourned until to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock.
WEDNESDAY'S SESSION.
Board called to order by the chairman. Present the entire board. The minutes of the previous day's session were read and approved.
Moved by supervisor DAVIS, that the board adopt the rules laid down in Thibet's Manuel - Carried.
The following standing committees were applinted:
On Apportionment - DAVIS, HUM, SHOOP.
On Equalization - SHOOP, DAVIS, HUM.
On County Building - STECKERT, Jum and SHOOP.
On Roads and Bridges - DAVIS, HUM, SHOOP.
On Printing - STECKERT, SHOOP, DAVIS.
The following resolution was offered by Supervisor STECKERT.
RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors, enter into a contract with the Pioneer Company of Roscommon for the County printing for the term of one year - Carried.
On motion the county printing was referred to the Committee on Printing.
The following resolution was offered by Supervisor STECKERT:
RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors of Crawford county act as a committee of the whole in settlement of County business with the Board of Supervisors of Kalkaska County and that the clerk of the Board of Supervisors of Crawford county be, and is hereby instructed to notify the clerk of the Board of Supervisors of Kalkaska county for the action of the Board of Supervisors of Crawford county and request said clerk of the Board of Supervisors of Kalkaska county to give notice at the earliest convenience of a time when such settlement shall be made. - Carried.
On motion the bonds of Samuel REVEL, M. D. as coroner, were accepted filed.
Supervisor STECKERT offered the following resolution:
RESOLVED, That this board enter into a contract with Richmond & Backus, of Detroit for stationary and necessary book, as per memorandum, and adding such as have been omitted - Carried by a unimous vote.
On motion the above memorandum was referred to the committee on finance.
On motion the bonds of the Sheriff were accepted and placed on file.
Moved by Jacob STECKERT that the bonds of the Treasurer be fixed at $10,000.
Amended by supervisor DAVIS to fix bonds at $15,000. - Amendment carried.
On motion the board adjourned until 1:30 P. M.
AFTERNOON SESSION.
Board met pursuant to adjournment at 1:30 P. M. Present a full Board, Board called to order by the chairman.
The committee on printing reported as follows.
To the Hon. Chairman of the Board of Supervisors.
Your committee, to whom the county printing was referred would respectfully recommend you to contract with Frank MATHEWS of Roscommon to do the official printing for the county of Crawford, for the term of one year for the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars, payable quarterly.
DAVID H. SHOOP,
JACOB STECKERT,
Chairman.
On motion of John F. HUM the report was accepted and adopted.
On motion Prosecuting Attorney was authorized to draw up two contracts with Frank MATHEWS, of Roscommon for the official printing of the county of Crawford, one for the Pioneer Company, and one for the county.
Supervisor DAVIS being called to the chair, supervisor HARTWICK offered the following:
RESOLVED, That the board reconsider the action taken on the Treasurer's conds - Carried.
Supervisor HARTWICK offered the following resolution:
RESOLVED, That the County Treasuer's bond be fixed at $10,000 - Carried.
Supervisor STECKERT offered the following resolution:
RESOLVED, That we make it a special order at 2 o'clock to-morrow afternoon to elect a superintendent of the Poor for the term of three years, a superintendent of the poor for two years, and one for the term of one year, their terms to expire on January 1st of each and every year.
On motion the same was accepted and adopted.
On motion the Prosecuting Attorney was allowed further time to draw up the county printing contracts.
Moved, and supported that the Board adjourn until 8 o'clock to-morros morning. - Carried.
THURSDAY'S SESSION.
Board met pursuant to adjournment. Present, a full Board.
To the Hon. Chairman, and Board of Supervisors.
Your committee on finance to whom was referred the matter of books and stationery, would respectfully report, and recommend that the chairman of the finance committee be instructed to order the books and stationery as per memorandum of agent.
DAVID H. SHOOP,
JOHN F. HUM,
JACOB STECKERT,
Chairman.
(Concluded next week.) (14 May 1879)

-Grayling House,
M. S. HARTWICK, Proprietor.
Opposite Depot,
Grayling, Mich. (14 May 1879)

-Miss Emma WAVLE, of Berryville, Otsego county, has been in town visiting her uncle, Mr. M. S. HARTWICK. (9 Jul 1879)

-M. S. HARTWICK, of the Exchange Hotel, has gone to Saginaw county this week with a view to purchasing a farm recently owned by a deceased brother. (28 Jul 1881)

- DIED
In this village, Saturday Aug. 7th., after a lingering illness, Jane A., wife of M. S. HARTWICK.
Jane A. OBEAR was the second daughter of Joseph and Hannah OBEAR, and was born at Mason, Ingham Co. Michigan, in May 1848. She was married to Mr. HARTWICK, Dec. 25th 1866, and resided at Mason, Grand Rapids and St. Louis until August 1872, when they came to Grayling, being the first family located at this place and in fact the first in the county. Hers has been an active life, experiencing all the vicissitudes incident to pioneers. During these years she has met all newcomers with a welcome that has made them lifelong friends, and on Monday her body was followed to its final resting place by a large concourse of sincere mourners. (12 Aug 1886)

-M. S. HARTWICK has sold his property on the south side of Michigan Avenue to Perry PHELPS of Otsego Lake. We trust that Mr. HARTWICK will remain in Grayling, as he is the oldest settler here, and has been one of the most active of our citizens in all that has tended to benefit the place. (21 Apr 1887)

-It is reported that M. S. HARTWICK has sold the Grayling House to a Mr. PHELPS, formerly of Otsego Lake. Consideration $8,000.00. (1 Mar 1888)

-We hear that Perry PHELPS has bought the Grayling House at Grayling, of M. S. HARWICK, to take posession the 1st of June. - Otsego Co. Herald. (8 Mar 1888)

-M. S. HARTWICK is down from his new home, enjoying a visit with his daughter Nellie, and his many friends. (4 Dec 1890)

-M. S. HARTWICK expects his son, Eddie, from West Point, about the 15th of next month. He will receive a warm welcome from his many friends here. (28 May 1891)

-M. S. HARTWICK, was the first settler in Grayling, and from then till now has always been classed with our most enterprising citizens, always ready to help any project that promised advantage to Grayling or to Crawford County. He has sold nearly all of his property here and for the first time since he came, is entirely out of business, and looking for an opening. His eyes turn North and West, but, with his many friends we hope he will see some business here suited to his wishes, and decide to remain here for many years. (14 May 1891)

-Comrade Lewis SIMONS, a brother in law to M. S. HARTWICK, who has hewn himself a comfortable home and good farm near Wolverine, caught the moving craze last fall, and went to Florida, to join the soldiers colony so largely advertised. To make a long story short, he is back on his northern farm, and giving daily thanks that he was unable to sell it last yar, even though offered at a great sacrifice, and says there is no place on earth like "Michigan my Michigan." (4 Jun 1896)

-M. S. HARTWICK was called, to Saginaw County, the last of the week, by the death of his father, Nelson HARTWICK, Friday, Dec., 8th, aged 87 years. Deceased will be well remembered by our older citizens as a resident here, and a confirmed invalid for several years past, whose death has been many times predicted but his wonderful constitution put off the time several years longer than seemed possible. (14 Dec 1899)

-Michael HATWICK, the first bona fide settler in this village and a resident here for about thirty years, died at his home in Jackson, Monday night. His body was brought here for burial and the funeral services held at the M. E. Church, at 2 o'clock p.m. yesterday, were largely attended. It is probable that no man in this county had a wider acquaintance with our citizens. (8 Apr 1909)

-OBITUARY.
Michael S. HARTWICK, whose death was noticed last week, was born in Oakland County, Michigan, January, 22d 1841, and died at Jackson, April 5, 1909, having almost reached the alloted three score and ten years.
His boyhood was spent in Ingham County, near Mason, Mich., where he was married to Miss Jennie A. O'BEAR, and to them was born two sons, J. W. HARTWICK and E. E. HARTWICK, now of Jackson, Mich., and one daughter, Nellie, now Mrs. W. J. PRATT, of Addison, Mich., all of whom survive him.
His wife died in this village in 1886, but he retained his home here until 1900, when he removed to Jackson, to be near his children, then at Mason and Jackson. In 1871, Mr. HARTWICK came on an exploring trip north from Bay City, following the proposed line of the Jackson, Lansing and Saginaw R. R., now the M. C. line, which was ironed as far as Standish. After a careful consideration of the future promise of this section, he selected the present sight of Grayling for his future home, and came there with a load of lumber in advance of the civil engineers for the R. R., to make a place of shelter for them, and here, just across the present track, between the power-house and barn of the Salling, Hanson Co., with the aid of two companions, he built the first house here, from logs, the first of which lay as it fell from the stump, and which house was the first hotel, for here he cared for R. R. crews and passengers who came after the iron reached here. He had been before after his wife and two infant boys who came in a covered wagon. It was also the first store and Post Office, of which he cared for both. Since then he has built three hotels here, which have since been destroyed by fire, and built the first school house, a small one about where the R. R. roundhouse now stands.
He was chairman of the first board of supervisors of this county, and we believe had been supervisor previous to that time, while, this county was attached to Kalkaska. He has filled all of the more important offices of the township, and was ever considered among our most progressive and influental citizens, always holding close personal acquaintance with nearly every family in the county, to many of whom his generous heart and open hand had responded quickly in their times of need.
When the history of Crawford county shall be fully written, the name of Michael S. HARTWICK will be prominent in its opening chapters.
The final service was held at the M. E. Church, conducted by the Pastor Rev. V. J. HUFTON, assisted by Rev. J. Humphrey FLEMING, of the Presbyterian church, who preached the funeral sermon. A wreath of flowers covered the casket, and many of our citizens looked for the last time on the face of their friend, ere he was borne to his final resting place, by the side of his wife in Elmwood Cemetery. "He Rests in Peace." (15 Apr 1909)

-The wedding of James W. HARTWICK and Mrs. Jennie ROUTIER, at Detroit yesterday was largely attended by the local members of the MICHELSON and HANSON families. A number of them left here Monday, and others leaving Tuesday. Mr. HARTWICK is a son of the late J. W. HARTWICK (this is an error, it should be Michael S. HARTWICH, not J. W. HARTWICK), who was one of the first citizens of Grayling. He started a hotel on the south side and later ran a hotel where the Burton house now stands. Mrs. ROUTIER will be remembered here as Jennie PURCHASE, daughter of Erastus PURCHASE, a former game warden of this place. The Avalanche is glad to join with their friends here in wishing them the greatest happiness. (3 Apr 1913)


Jane "Jennie" A. OBEARE

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. W. H. OBEARE, brother to Mrs. M. S. HARTWICK, was in town last week. (26 Jan 1882)

-Mrs. OBEAR, of Midland City, Mich., arrived in town Wednesday morning. She comes to visit her daughter, Mrs. M. S. HARTWICK. ( 8 Jun 1882)

-Mr. J. C. OBEARE left for his home in Midland City Tuesday night. His daughter, Mrs. M. S. HARTWICK, accompanied him. (31 Aug 1882).

- DIED
In this village, Saturday Aug. 7th., after a lingering illness, Jane A., wife of M. S. HARTWICK.
Jane A. OBEAR was the second daughter of Joseph and Hannah OBEAR, and was born at Mason, Ingham Co. Michigan, in May 1848. She was married to Mr. HARTWICK, Dec. 225th 1866, and resided at Mason, Grand Rapids and St. Louis until August 1872, when they came to Grayling, being the first family located at this place and in fact the first in the county. Hers has been an active life, experiencing all the vicissitudes incident to pioneers. During these years she has met all newcomers with a welcome that has made them lifelong friends, and on Monday her body was followed to its final resting place by a large concourse of sincere mourners. (12 Aug 1886)

-OBITUARY.
Michael S. HARTWICK, whose death was noticed last week, was born in Oakland County, Michigan, January, 22d 1841, and died at Jackson, April 5, 1909, having almost reached the alloted three score and ten years.
His boyhood was spent in Ingham County, near Mason, Mich., where he was married to Miss Jennie A. O'BEAR, and to them was born two sons, J. W. HARTWICK and E. E. HARTWICK, now of Jackson, Mich., and one daughter, Nellie, now Mrs. W. J. PRATT, of Addison, Mich., all of whom survive him.
His wife died in this village in 1886, but he retained his home here until 1900, when he removed to Jackson, to be near his children, then at Mason and Jackson. In 1871, Mr. HARTWICK came on an exploring trip north from Bay City, following the proposed line of the Jackson, Lansing and Saginaw R. R., now the M. C. line, which was ironed as far as Standish. After a careful consideration of the future promise of this section, he selected the present sight of Grayling for his future home, and came there with a load of lumber in advance of the civil engineers for the R. R., to make a place of shelter for them, and here, just across the present track, between the power-house and barn of the Salling, Hanson Co., with the aid of two companions, he built the first house here, from logs, the first of which lay as it fell from the stump, and which house was the first hotel, for here he cared for R. R. crews and passengers who came after the iron reached here. He had been before after his wife and two infant boys who came in a covered wagon. It was also the first store and Post Office, of which he cared for both. Since then he has built three hotels here, which have since been destroyed by fire, and built the first school house, a small one about where the R. R. roundhouse now stands.
He was chairman of the first board of supervisors of this county, and we believe had been supervisor previous to that time, while, this county was attached to Kalkaska. He has filled all of the more important offices of the township, and was ever considered among our most progressive and influental citizens, always holding close personal acquaintance with nearly every family in the county, to many of whom his generous heart and open hand had responded quickly in their times of need.
When the history of Crawford county shall be fully written, the name of Michael S. HARTWICK will be prominent in its opening chapters.
The final service was held at the M. E. Church, conducted by the Pastor Rev. V. J. HUFTON, assisted by Rev. J. Humphrey FLEMING, of the Presbyterian church, who preached the funeral sermon. A wreath of flowers covered the casket, and many of our citizens looked for the last time on the face of their friend, ere he was borne to his final resting place, by the side of his wife in Elmwood Cemetery. "He Rests in Peace." (15 Apr 1909)


Frank B. 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:
-Mr. Frank B. ROSE departed for Roscommon yesterday, to be absent all winter if things turn out as represented. Sorry to lose you, Frank. ( 23 Nov 1882)

-A private letter received Monday from Mrs. Frank B. ROSE - who is visiting her parents at Oneida, Madison county, N. Y. - states that her infant child appears to be better, and that she has yet strong hopes of its recovery. (23 Nov 1882)

-Mr. Frank B. ROSE received a telegram Monday from Oneida, N.Y. announcing the sad news of the death of his youngest son, little Harley, on Sunday, March 4th. The little fellow has suffered for a long time. Mrs. ROSE and her remaining son, Master Charley, are expected home next week. (8 Mar 1883)

-Mrs. F. B. ROSE, with little Charley and the remains of little Harley, are expected home to-day or to-night, accompanied by Mrs. A. J. ROSE. (15 Mar 1883).

-Mr. and Mrs. P. M. VIELE, of Oneida, N. Y., are the guests of their daughter, Mrs. F. B. ROSE. They will probably remain through the winter. (11 Dec 1884)

-A letter from Frank ROSE, dated at South Butler, N. Y., conveys the sad intelligence of the death of his brother-in-law, Charles VIELE, who will be remembered by many of our citizens as a most estimable young man. His death was caused by an accident in the factory where he was at work. (9 Feb 1893)


Charley 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:
-Mr. Frank B. ROSE received a telegram Monday from Oneida, N.Y. announcing the sad news of the death of his youngest son, little Harley, on Sunday, March 4th. The little fellow has suffered for a long time. Mrs. ROSE and her remaining son, Master Charley, are expected ome next week.

-Mrs. F. B. ROSE, with little Charley and the remains of little Harley, are expected home to-day or to-night, accompanied by Mrs. A. J. ROSE. (15 Mar 1883).


Harley 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:
-Mr. Frank B. ROSE received a telegram Monday from Oneida, N.Y. announcing the sad news of the death of his youngest son, little Harley, on Sunday, March 4th. The little fellow has suffered for a long time. Mrs. ROSE and her remaining son, Master Charley, are expected ome next week.

-Mrs. F. B. ROSE, with little Charley and the remains of little Harley, are expected home to-day or to-night, accompanied by Mrs. A. J. ROSE. (15 Mar 1883).


Mr. AYERS

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:
-Near the northwest corner of town 27, N. R. 3 W., lives a family named CONNELL, who are reported as being very poor. The husband being at work in a lumber camp, and the wife working at home and caring for her father, Mr. AYERS, who is 87 years of age. Mrs. AYERS, was buried a short time since, and the old gentleman had become so depressed that last Friday he attempted his own life. He went out from the house, and with a common pocket knife tried several times to cut his throat, making a number of terrible gashes, but not deep enough to effect his purpose. He was found by some gentlemen who were passing, lying on the ground in a grove of Jack Pine and carried to the house. He denied at first the attempt, and claimed to have fallen and cut his throat on a stub, but his knife wrapped in his handkerchief, and covered with blood told the ghastly tale. The authorities should see that their sufferings are relieved.
P. S. Mr. AYERS died Tuesday night, never recovering from the shock. (11 Dec 1890)


Mrs. AYER

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. AYER, 84 years of age, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Richard CONNELL, in Maple Forest, last Tuesday. She had recently removed here from Illinois. The body was buried in the village cemetery, Wednesday. The funeral service at the residence being conducted by Rev. C. E. HILL. (11 Sep 1890)


John W. COWELL

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 this city, on Saturday evening, Nov. 17, 1883, by Jas. K. BATES, J. P., Mr. John COWELL an Miss Matie SILSBEE, both of Grayling. (22 Nov 1883).

-John COWELL has raised his house one story and is making of it a neat cottage. The carpeter work is being done under the supervision of "Del." SWADER. (22 Nov 1883).

-BORN - August 23d, to Mr. and Mrs. J. COWELL, Jr., a son. (23 Aug 1887)

-The family of J. W. COWELL desire us to extend their sincere thanks to their friends and neighbors for their kind attentions during the sickness of, and at the last sad rites of their daughter and sister. (12 Sep 1889)

-DIED - On Sunday morning, Sept. 8, Miss Ida COWELL, in her 19th year. Funeral services were held at the M. E. church, Monday afternoon, by Rev. J. H. PHELPS. (12 Sep 1889)

-John W. COWELL, of this village, who is rather a gentlemanly fellow when himself, but who for the last year, has been most of the time a drunken brute, was sent to the Detroit House of Correction, Tuesday, by Justice WOODBURN, for a six month's sojourn, on account of a brutal assault on his wife. (4 Dec 1890)

-KEELEY INSTITUTE.
YPSILANTI, MICH., - Oct. 8th 1892.
NELS MICKELSON, ESQ.
GRAYLING, MICH.
Dear Sir:-Mr. John W. COWELL, familiarly known here as "Our Jack," left for home last evening and we believe that you will be pleased with him upon his arrival. He has been a splendid patient, always accomodating, has paid strict attention to his treatment and has won a warm place in the hearts of all the institute's staff and the patients. We feel that Jack ought to have all of the moral support that can be given him and yet we do not, in any way, regard him as a weak-minded man. Those who offer him liquor should be treated as his enemies and we feel certain that he will remain forever free from the use of intoxicants. We desire to especially thank you for the interest you have taken in him, and thereby in our institute, in sending him here for treatment. We are anxious to do some more good in your neighborhood and feel that "Jack"., who is enthusiastic, will be a good missionary in the Keeley cause.
Again thanking you, we are
Very truly yours.
THE KEELEY INSTITUTE.
PER. H. M. ROSE,
Acting Mg'r.
The above is self explained and needs no comment. (13 Oct 1892)

-Geo. COWELL and wife, and his brother John, have gone to the Upper Penninsula to live. (20 Feb 1896)

-Mr. J. W. COWELL died at the home of his son, Wednesday of last week, and was buried on Friday. (6 Jun 1912)


Matie D. SILSBEE

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Arbela, Tuscola, MI:
name - Malie D. SILSBEE
a.17
b.NY
f.b.NY
m.b.MI

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 this city, on Saturday evening, Nov. 17, 1883, by Jas. K. BATES, J. P., Mr. John COWELL and Miss Matie SILSBEE, both of Grayling. (22 Nov 1883).

-Mrs. A. RODERIC, and Mrs. J. COWELL of Montana, who will be remembered as the "Silsby girl twins," have been visiting friends here for a week. They started on their return to their western home, Tuesday. (30 May 1901)


Ida COWELL

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 family of J. W. COWELL desire us to extend their sincere thanks to their friends and neighbors for their kind attentions during the sickness of, and at the last sad rites of their daughter and sister. (12 Sep 1889)

-DIED - On Sunday morning, Sept. 8, Miss Ida COWELL, in her 19th year. Funeral services were held at the M. E. church, Mondayh afternoon, by Rev. J. H. PHELPS. (12 Sep 1889)


J. Cyrus SILSBEE

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Arbela, Tuscola, MI:
name - Cyrus J. SILSBEE
a.51
b.NY
occupation - Farmer
married to Lucy A. PETTINGILL
f.b.NY
m.b.MA

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 Angel of Death knocked at the door of the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. SILSBEE on Sunday morning last and took therefrom little Hettie May, infant daughter. The family deeply feel their loss, but their loss is Heaven's gain, for it is written "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kindom of Heaven." (22 Jun 1882)

-Yesterday, Dr. D. H. STONE, of Metamora, assisted by Dr. TRAVER and WOODWORTH, performed an extensive operation on our townsman, Mr. J. C. SILSBEE. Mr. SILSBEE has suffered a number of years from abcesses of the thigh, the result of injuries receive during the late war. The operation consisted of cutting down upon and removing a portion of the ischiatic bone (a portion of the large bone composing the pelvis). when opened up the bone was found to be much more extensively diseased than was anticipated. After a careful exploration and a thorough removal of all diseased bone, and free incisions into all abcesses, the use of chloroform was suspended and the patient rallied nicely. This is the fifth time Mr. SILSBEE has been operated upon for this trouble, each one being more extensive than the preceding. (29 mar 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)

-PENSIONERS.
Following is a list of pensioners in Crawford county, for what cause granted, and amount:
FREDERICVILLE
Henry ENGISN, rheumatism left hip, $6; Henry DAVENPORT, injury to abdomen, $4; John W. WALLACE, wound right leg, $4; Frederick L. BARKER, wound chest and shoulder, $12.
PERE CHENEY.
Elias WYCKOFF, chronic diarrhoea, $6; Geo. W. LOVE, injury to back and spine, $12; Orlando G. ANDREWS, wound right arm, $8; Ira CURRAN, wound left wrist, $12.
WELLINGTON.
Wilson HAYNES, loss of limb, $21; Cheeny W. HALL, chronic diarrhea, $4; Joshua SAFREED, debility, etc., $4.
GRAYLING.
Edward NICHOLS, wound left leg, $4; Chas. WAGNER, wound of head, $50; J. M. JONES, wound right thigh, $12.75; Lewis E. PARKER, dis. lungs, $8; Emeline J. LEONARD, mother, $8; George FAUBLE, wound left side, $6; Jonathan C. SILSBEE, consumption, $18; Mary STEVENSON, mother, $8; Thos. LOUND, rheumatism, $4; David NICHOLS, injury to abdomen, $4; Asa J. ROSE, injury right knee, $6. 17 (Jan 1884)


Lucy A. PETTINGILL

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Arbela, Tuscola, MI:
name - Lucy A. SILSBEE
a.43
b.MI
married to Cyrus J. SILSBEE
f.b.NY
m.b.NY

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. H. PETTINGILL, of Arbela, Tuscola county, this State, arrived in the city yesterday and are guests of their daughter, Mrs. J. C. SILSBEE.


Hettie May SILSBEE

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 Angel of Death knocked at the door of the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. SILSBEE on Sunday morning last and took therefrom little Hettie May, infant daughter. The family deeply feel their loss, but their loss is Heaven's gain, for it is written "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kindom of Heaven." (22 Jun 1882)


John W. JORDAN

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Jonestown, Hillsdale, MI:
name - John W. JORDAN
a.47
b.NY
occupation - Carpenter Joiner
married to Elcy A. JORDAN
f.b.Canada
m.b.NY
NOTE: Enumerated in the household of John W. JORDAN

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. W. JORDAN, Esq., of Jonesville, arrived in our city last week Wednesday. He comes to superintend the erection of the new door, sash and blind factory. (16 Feb 1882)

-A visit to Dr. O. PALMER's planing mill last Saturday convinced us that Mr. J. W. JORDAN, the gentleman in charge, knows how to "run the machine" and is turning out first-class work. (11 May 1882)

-Mr. J. W. JORDAN started Monday night for his former home - Jonesville. He will return Saturday morning and will be accompanied by his daughter, Miss Edith JORDAN. ( 1882)

-Mr. J. W. JORDAN is not as large as a mountain, but he raised up awfully last week upon learning that he was "grandpa." (26 Oct 1882).

-Mr. J. W. JORDAN, foreman of the planing mill, has gone to his old home, Jonesville, to close up his business there, and will return with his househould effects to make this a permanent residence. (4 Jan 1883).

-J. W. JORDAN, Esq., returned from Jonesville Saturday night, and is already at his old post in the planing mill. We are glad to know that his household goods are on the way, for now we are assured that he is a permanent citizen of our city. (15 Mar 1883).

-Mr. J. W. JORDAN was called to Jonesville last week by the serious illness of his mother. (25 Oct 1883).

-A letter from Mr. J. W. JORDAN, dated the 22d inst., anounced the death of his mother at Jonesville on that day. (25 Oct 1883).

-Mr. J. W. JORDAN, who has been absent for the past two weeks in the south part of the State, returned this morning. (1 Nov 1883).

-J. W. JORDAN is now domiciled in the Thos. WOODFIELD house. (22 Nov 1883).

-John W. JORDAN, Esq., is now a "full fledged" constable, he having "mustered in" Tuesday. (17 Apr 1884)

-A party consisting of E. ALGER and wife, W. ALGER and wife, J. W. JORDAN Mrs. P. KELLY and two daughters started down the river yesterday for a pleasure trip. (12 Jun 1884).

-J. W. JORDAN has gone to Jonesville to attend the marriage of his daughter Edith. S. CLAGGET accompanied him, and will doubless be present on the interesting occasion. (25 Sept 1884).

-John W. JORDAN, formerly of Grayling, was married on the 11th inst., to Mrs. Mary D. BAKER, of Jonesville. (30 Oct 1884).

-Mr. John JORDAN, of Jonesville, a former resident of Grayling, is making his daughter, Mrs. Sidney CLAGGETT a visit. (26 Nov 1885)

-Mrs. S. S. CLAGGETT went to Toledo, Ohio, last week, to visit her sister, arriving there in time to witness the marriage of her father, J. W. JORDAN, who will be well remembered as a former resident here. (10 Oct 1901)


Elcy A.

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Jonestown, Hillsdale, MI:
name - Elcy A. JORDAN
a.46
b.Canada
married to John W. JORDAN
f.b.VT
m.b.Canada


Charles JORDAN

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. S. S. CLAGGETT is entertaininng her brother, Chas. JORDEN Esq., and his family, from Jonesville. This is their first visit North and they are delighted with our village and its surroundings. (15 Oct 1891)


William JORDAN

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Jonestown, Hillsdale, MI:
name - William JORDAN
a.18
b.MI
occupation - Carpenter
f.b.NY
m.b.Canada


John W. JORDAN

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Jonestown, Hillsdale, MI:
name - John W. JORDAN
a.47
b.NY
occupation - Carpenter Joiner
married to Elcy A. JORDAN
f.b.Canada
m.b.NY
NOTE: Enumerated in the household of John W. JORDAN

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. W. JORDAN, Esq., of Jonesville, arrived in our city last week Wednesday. He comes to superintend the erection of the new door, sash and blind factory. (16 Feb 1882)

-A visit to Dr. O. PALMER's planing mill last Saturday convinced us that Mr. J. W. JORDAN, the gentleman in charge, knows how to "run the machine" and is turning out first-class work. (11 May 1882)

-Mr. J. W. JORDAN started Monday night for his former home - Jonesville. He will return Saturday morning and will be accompanied by his daughter, Miss Edith JORDAN. ( 1882)

-Mr. J. W. JORDAN is not as large as a mountain, but he raised up awfully last week upon learning that he was "grandpa." (26 Oct 1882).

-Mr. J. W. JORDAN, foreman of the planing mill, has gone to his old home, Jonesville, to close up his business there, and will return with his househould effects to make this a permanent residence. (4 Jan 1883).

-J. W. JORDAN, Esq., returned from Jonesville Saturday night, and is already at his old post in the planing mill. We are glad to know that his household goods are on the way, for now we are assured that he is a permanent citizen of our city. (15 Mar 1883).

-Mr. J. W. JORDAN was called to Jonesville last week by the serious illness of his mother. (25 Oct 1883).

-A letter from Mr. J. W. JORDAN, dated the 22d inst., anounced the death of his mother at Jonesville on that day. (25 Oct 1883).

-Mr. J. W. JORDAN, who has been absent for the past two weeks in the south part of the State, returned this morning. (1 Nov 1883).

-J. W. JORDAN is now domiciled in the Thos. WOODFIELD house. (22 Nov 1883).

-John W. JORDAN, Esq., is now a "full fledged" constable, he having "mustered in" Tuesday. (17 Apr 1884)

-A party consisting of E. ALGER and wife, W. ALGER and wife, J. W. JORDAN Mrs. P. KELLY and two daughters started down the river yesterday for a pleasure trip. (12 Jun 1884).

-J. W. JORDAN has gone to Jonesville to attend the marriage of his daughter Edith. S. CLAGGET accompanied him, and will doubless be present on the interesting occasion. (25 Sept 1884).

-John W. JORDAN, formerly of Grayling, was married on the 11th inst., to Mrs. Mary D. BAKER, of Jonesville. (30 Oct 1884).

-Mr. John JORDAN, of Jonesville, a former resident of Grayling, is making his daughter, Mrs. Sidney CLAGGETT a visit. (26 Nov 1885)

-Mrs. S. S. CLAGGETT went to Toledo, Ohio, last week, to visit her sister, arriving there in time to witness the marriage of her father, J. W. JORDAN, who will be well remembered as a former resident here. (10 Oct 1901)


Mrs. Mary D. Baker

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 W. JORDAN, formerly of Grayling, was married on the 11th inst., to Mrs. Mary D. BAKER, of Jonesville. (30 Oct 1884).


John W. JORDAN

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Jonestown, Hillsdale, MI:
name - John W. JORDAN
a.47
b.NY
occupation - Carpenter Joiner
married to Elcy A. JORDAN
f.b.Canada
m.b.NY
NOTE: Enumerated in the household of John W. JORDAN

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. W. JORDAN, Esq., of Jonesville, arrived in our city last week Wednesday. He comes to superintend the erection of the new door, sash and blind factory. (16 Feb 1882)

-A visit to Dr. O. PALMER's planing mill last Saturday convinced us that Mr. J. W. JORDAN, the gentleman in charge, knows how to "run the machine" and is turning out first-class work. (11 May 1882)

-Mr. J. W. JORDAN started Monday night for his former home - Jonesville. He will return Saturday morning and will be accompanied by his daughter, Miss Edith JORDAN. ( 1882)

-Mr. J. W. JORDAN is not as large as a mountain, but he raised up awfully last week upon learning that he was "grandpa." (26 Oct 1882).

-Mr. J. W. JORDAN, foreman of the planing mill, has gone to his old home, Jonesville, to close up his business there, and will return with his househould effects to make this a permanent residence. (4 Jan 1883).

-J. W. JORDAN, Esq., returned from Jonesville Saturday night, and is already at his old post in the planing mill. We are glad to know that his household goods are on the way, for now we are assured that he is a permanent citizen of our city. (15 Mar 1883).

-Mr. J. W. JORDAN was called to Jonesville last week by the serious illness of his mother. (25 Oct 1883).

-A letter from Mr. J. W. JORDAN, dated the 22d inst., anounced the death of his mother at Jonesville on that day. (25 Oct 1883).

-Mr. J. W. JORDAN, who has been absent for the past two weeks in the south part of the State, returned this morning. (1 Nov 1883).

-J. W. JORDAN is now domiciled in the Thos. WOODFIELD house. (22 Nov 1883).

-John W. JORDAN, Esq., is now a "full fledged" constable, he having "mustered in" Tuesday. (17 Apr 1884)

-A party consisting of E. ALGER and wife, W. ALGER and wife, J. W. JORDAN Mrs. P. KELLY and two daughters started down the river yesterday for a pleasure trip. (12 Jun 1884).

-J. W. JORDAN has gone to Jonesville to attend the marriage of his daughter Edith. S. CLAGGET accompanied him, and will doubless be present on the interesting occasion. (25 Sept 1884).

-John W. JORDAN, formerly of Grayling, was married on the 11th inst., to Mrs. Mary D. BAKER, of Jonesville. (30 Oct 1884).

-Mr. John JORDAN, of Jonesville, a former resident of Grayling, is making his daughter, Mrs. Sidney CLAGGETT a visit. (26 Nov 1885)

-Mrs. S. S. CLAGGETT went to Toledo, Ohio, last week, to visit her sister, arriving there in time to witness the marriage of her father, J. W. JORDAN, who will be well remembered as a former resident here. (10 Oct 1901)


Unknown

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. S. S. CLAGGETT went to Toledo, Ohio, last week, to visit her sister, arriving there in time to witness the marriage of her father, J. W. JORDAN, who will be well remembered as a former resident here. (10 Oct 1901)


Pierre CHARRON

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:
-Pierre CHARRON, of Ottawa county, Canada, father of Joseph CHARRON, is making his son a visit. He will spend a few weeks here, visiting friends and the camps. He was here two or three years ago in the summer, but did not see much lumbering. He is much surprised at the extent of the business and the number of logs they draw at one load. (12 Feb 1885)


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