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

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Julius KRAMER

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. Julius KRAMER, June 11, a daughter, and every body is happy. (13 Jun 1895)

-Elmer KNIGHT was arrested Thursday of last week, on the complaint of Julius KRAMER for assault and battery. Elmer plead his own cause before a jury, who took his word against the sworn testimony of two credible witnesses, and returned a verdict of not guilty. (8 Aug 1901)

-Born-September 28th, to Mr. and Mrs. Julius KRAMER, a daughter. (2 Oct 1902)


Mrs. J. KRAMER

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. J. KRAMER were called to Bay City, Saturday, on account of the serious illness of her mother, who died on Sunday. (15 Apr 1897)


Fred NARREN

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:
-W. G. MARSH is acting baggage smasher during Fred NARRENS' vacation. (20 Jun 1895)

-MARRIED-At Groveland, Mich. May 11th, 1896, Miss Josie DOWNEY, of Groveland, and Fred NARRIN, of Grayling. The happy pair will be "At Home" in Grayling hereafter, on Ogemaw Street. (21 May 1896)

-Fred NARRIN was celebrating his birthday, Monday, and receiving the congratulations of his friends. Business was good in the store and he felt well satisfied with the past and with future prospects. His wife's mother was a welcome guest at his home, but the climax of his joy was reached when his wife presented him with a bouncing baby boy for a birthday present. (19 Sep 1901)

-Born-June 26, to Mr. and Mrs. Fred NARRIN, a daughter. (29 Jun 1905)

-Born-To Mr. and Mrs. F. NARRIN, Dec. 7, a daughter. (13 Dec 1906)

-Fred NARREN and family are taking their vacation and will spend two weeks with friends at the old home in Holly, and eastern Michigan. (18 Jun 1908)


Josie DOWNEY

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 Groveland, Mich. May 11th, 1896, Miss Josie DOWNEY, of Groveland, and Fred NARRIN, of Grayling. The happy pair will be "At Home" in Grayling hereafter, on Ogemaw Street. (21 May 1896)

-Miss Jennie DOWNEY, of Groveland, is visiting her sister, Mrs. F. NARREN. (5 Sep 1901)

-Mrs. F. NARRIN went to Holly Monday to attend the funeral of her grandmother, Mrs. Mary A. AUSTIN. (5 Jan 1905)


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:
-Mrs. A. L. POND was made happy last week by a visit from her sister, Mrs. SMITH, of Bay City. (27 Jun 1895)


Mrs. SMITH JOHNDRO

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. L. POND was made happy last week by a visit from her sister, Mrs. SMITH, of Bay City. (27 Jun 1895)


Eugene 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:
-ADDITIONAL LOCALS.
On last Monday, Eugene McKAY was arrested for Assault and Battery on the person of Florence BURK. He waived examination and will be tried before Justice McELROY on the 11th. BURKS face looks as if he had been run through a threshing machine, or over by a floating harrow. 1895)

-Born, Tuesday, July 17, to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene McKAY, a son. (19 Jul 1900)

-NOTICE.
Whereas my wife, Elia McKAY, has left my bed and board without just cause or provocation, I hereby forbid all persons from harboring or trusting her on my account after this date, October 16, 1901.
oct17-4t EUGENE McKAY. (17 Oct 1901)


Elia

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.
Whereas my wife, Elia McKAY, has left my bed and board without just cause or provocation, I hereby forbid all persons from harboring or trusting her on my account after this date, October 16, 1901.
oct17-4t EUGENE McKAY. (17 Oct 1901)


Winn 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:
-Mrs. Winn SMITH, of Grayling and her daughter from Ohio, Miss HAHN, were visiting in town over Sunday. - Lewiston Journal. (11 Jul 1895)


Mrs. Winn 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:
-Mrs. Winn SMITH, of Grayling and her daughter from Ohio, Miss HAHN, were visiting in town over Sunday. - Lewiston Journal. (11 Jul 1895)


HAHN

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. Winn SMITH, of Grayling and her daughter from Ohio, Miss HAHN, were visiting in town over Sunday. - Lewiston Journal. (11 Jul 1895)


Mrs. HAHN 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:
-Mrs. Winn SMITH, of Grayling and her daughter from Ohio, Miss HAHN, were visiting in town over Sunday. - Lewiston Journal. (11 Jul 1895)


A. J. WEST

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 Bina WEST, supreme record keeper of the L. O. T. M., leaves for an extended European trip in a few weeks. Miss WEST is a daughter of Hon. A. J. WEST, owner of the Atlanta Tribune. (18 Jul 1895)


Bina WEST

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 Bina WEST, supreme record keeper of the L. O. T. M., leaves for an extended European trip in a few weeks. Miss WEST is a daughter of Hon. A. J. WEST, owner of the Atlanta Tribune. (18 Jul 1895)


Dr. T. E. WOLFE

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 mother, in Metamora, Mich., July 24th., Miss Ella L. TOWNSEND and Dr. T. E. WOLFE, of Grayling. Rev. H. E. WOLFE, of Saginaw, officiated. (1 Aug 1895)

-Dr. WOLFF, of Lewiston, has been arrested for perjury. The case grows out of a libel suit in which WOLFF was the complainant and FULLER the publisher of the Lewiston Journal, defendant. The jury in the case disagreed. WOLFF is one of the most prominent physicians in Montmorency county. - Detroit Tribune. (14 Nov 1901)

-the friends of Dr. F. E. WOLFE, formerly a well known resident here, will be glad to know that he was discharged from custody last week, at Lewiston, under the charge of perjury, for which he was arrested in November. He has been in Detroit since, there pursuing a special post graduate course, and appeared before the justice the 27th for examination. The prosecuting attorney failed to appear and no case was presented to warrant holding him for trial. This case has evidently grown out of the long existing feud in that village, and it is hoped that it will be the end, and that the spirit of revenge and spite, which is all too prominent, will be buried with the old year. (2 Jan 1902)


Ella L. TOWNSEND

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 mother, in Metamora, Mich., July 24th., Miss Ella L. TOWNSEND and Dr. T. E. WOLFE, of Grayling. Rev. H. E. WOLFE, of Saginaw, officiated. (1 Aug 1895)


TOWNSEND

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 mother, in Metamora, Mich., July 24th., Miss Ella L. TOWNSEND and Dr. T. E. WOLFE, of Grayling. Rev. H. E. WOLFE, of Saginaw, officiated. (1 Aug 1895)


Mabel TOWNSEND

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. Dr. WOLFE has the pleasure of entertaining her sister, Miss Mabel TOWNSEND, of Metamora. (5 Sep 1895)


S. J. 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:
-HOW THEY PROSPER.
FROM THE PONTIAC GAZETTE.
PERECHENEY, CRAWFORD COUNTY,
MICH., JULY 11, 1895.
DEAR GAZETTE,
Which we appreciate much, I will write this evening, and tell you how we are and what we have been doing since I last wrote. Husband is as well as usual; as for myself I met with quite an accident a few weeks ago, by falling down cellar backwards, which bruised me pretty badly, and have scarcely got over the effects yet, but I can work every day now. Husband was very busy all the spring repairing fences, and making farming implements, such as wheelbarrow, wheelrake and a little drag, and wheelhoes, such as we can use by hand and they work splended too.
Had a heavy fall of snow here the 4th of May, but as everybody was late about planting, there was but little damage to the crops; our early potatoes were nearly through the ground, also beans for early use, peas up four inches high, and radishes up; they were none of them hurt with the snow and freezing; had cucumbers up with the third leaf, forgot to cover them, and when the snow left they were the only things that were hurt, but I soon replanted and they are in blossom; we have a good garden, as we took the advice of our neighbors and didn't buy a team last spring, they donated the plowing nine acres, which we planted to corn, potatoes and beans, they are all looking as well, or better than I should think they could, for we have had but very little rain this summer. There are no meadows worth cutting; barley is fairly good; we have new potatoes and peas to use, also radishes and onions; our citron, squash, watermelon, muskmelon, mango melon and vegatable peach vines are all in blossom, also tomatoes.
We have two of the cows that we brought from Pontiac. Since the 24th of April I have made one hundred and twenty six pounds of butter from them besides feeding two calves; we get 18 cents a pound for butter.
Six weeks ago we set a hen on thirteen eggs and hatched every egg, we took the chicks and gave her another setting of 15 eggs, and hatched fourteen of them, so we have quite a flock of chickens, all doing well. This is farming on a small scale but it is all right, we are doing well; it is what I like, people can live here if anywhere. It costs nothing here for cow pasture, and in the fall if you have a beef you want to sell you have it already fatted here on the plains. Then there is the big marsh meadows here, where you can cut your hay for winter all for nothing, only the cutting and drawing; wood costs nothing but to go and get it, no rent to pay, only a little tax; yes, give me the farm, if we do have to work hard for what we get. it is all our own, by our own hands, and we stand the work pretty well for old folks. My husband took the scythe this morning went down to cut hay, this afternoon I took the rake and raked it up for him. Everybody is very busy here with their farm work.
Your friend,
Mrs. S. J. WILSON. (8 Aug 1895)


Mrs. S. J. 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:
-HOW THEY PROSPER.
FROM THE PONTIAC GAZETTE.
PERECHENEY, CRAWFORD COUNTY,
MICH., JULY 11, 1895.
DEAR GAZETTE,
Which we appreciate much, I will write this evening, and tell you how we are and what we have been doing since I last wrote. Husband is as well as usual; as for myself I met with quite an accident a few weeks ago, by falling down cellar backwards, which bruised me pretty badly, and have scarcely got over the effects yet, but I can work every day now. Husband was very busy all the spring repairing fences, and making farming implements, such as wheelbarrow, wheelrake and a little drag, and wheelhoes, such as we can use by hand and they work splended too.
Had a heavy fall of snow here the 4th of May, but as everybody was late about planting, there was but little damage to the crops; our early potatoes were nearly through the ground, also beans for early use, peas up four inches high, and radishes up; they were none of them hurt with the snow and freezing; had cucumbers up with the third leaf, forgot to cover them, and when the snow left they were the only things that were hurt, but I soon replanted and they are in blossom; we have a good garden, as we took the advice of our neighbors and didn't buy a team last spring, they donated the plowing nine acres, which we planted to corn, potatoes and beans, they are all looking as well, or better than I should think they could, for we have had but very little rain this summer. There are no meadows worth cutting; barley is fairly good; we have new potatoes and peas to use, also radishes and onions; our citron, squash, watermelon, muskmelon, mango melon and vegatable peach vines are all in blossom, also tomatoes.
We have two of the cows that we brought from Pontiac. Since the 24th of April I have made one hundred and twenty six pounds of butter from them besides feeding two calves; we get 18 cents a pound for butter.
Six weeks ago we set a hen on thirteen eggs and hatched every egg, we took the chicks and gave her another setting of 15 eggs, and hatched fourteen of them, so we have quite a flock of chickens, all doing well. This is farming on a small scale but it is all right, we are doing well; it is what I like, people can live here if anywhere. It costs nothing here for cow pasture, and in the fall if you have a beef you want to sell you have it already fatted here on the plains. Then there is the big marsh meadows here, where you can cut your hay for winter all for nothing, only the cutting and drawing; wood costs nothing but to go and get it, no rent to pay, only a little tax; yes, give me the farm, if we do have to work hard for what we get. it is all our own, by our own hands, and we stand the work pretty well for old folks. My husband took the scythe this morning went down to cut hay, this afternoon I took the rake and raked it up for him. Everybody is very busy here with their farm work.
Your friend,
Mrs. S. J. WILSON. (8 Aug 1895)


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