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

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TRUMAN

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:
-Thos. TRUEMAN, of Toledo, Ohio, brother of Woodis and Miss Kittie TRUEMAN, has been visiting with them and other relatives during the past week. (3 Feb 1898)


Thos. TRUMAN

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:
-Thos. TRUEMAN, of Toledo, Ohio, brother of Woodis and Miss Kittie TRUEMAN, has been visiting with them and other relatives during the past week. (3 Feb 1898)


Kittie TRUMAN

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:
-Thos. TRUEMAN, of Toledo, Ohio, brother of Woodis and Miss Kittie TRUEMAN, has been visiting with them and other relatives during the past week. (3 Feb 1898)


FORBUSH

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. Isabel FORBUSH, of Gaylord, past President of the W. R. C. of that town, who was called to Buffalo, N. Y., by the death of her sister, on the 8th inst., returned last Saturday. (28 Jan 1897)


Mrs. Isabel FORBUSH

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. Isabel FORBUSH, of Gaylord, past President of the W. R. C. of that town, who was called to Buffalo, N. Y., by the death of her sister, on the 8th inst., returned last Saturday. (28 Jan 1897)


Hiram KINGSLEY

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 30th inst., Mr. Hiram KINGSLEY and Miss Bessie HORTON of Beaver Creek. Justice McELROY officiated. (4 Feb 1897)


Bessie HORTON

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 30th inst., Mr. Hiram KINGSLEY and Miss Bessie HORTON of Beaver Creek. Justice McELROY officiated. (4 Feb 1897)


Chas. BEEBE

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 January 16th, 1897; at Marshall, Mich., Mr. Chas. BEEBE, of Grayling and Miss Minnie GLEASON, of Albion. (4 Feb 1897)

-It is reported that Charles BEEBE, familiarly known as "Peg" was thrown from a load of logs near Trowbridge, and had his remaining leg fratured so that he will lose the foot. (15 Feb 1900)

-We were in error last week regarding the accident to Charles B. BEEBE at Vanderbilt. The facts are, he was crossing the railroad and was struck by an engine, and his foot crushed, so the toes had to be amputated. (22 Feb 1900)


Minnie GLEASON

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 January 16th, 1897; at Marshall, Mich., Mr. Chas. BEEBE, of Grayling and Miss Minnie GLEASON, of Albion. (4 Feb 1897)


Marius HANSON

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Marius HANSON is at the Alma Sanitarium for treatment for some indisposition brought on by too close application to business during the past ten years. (11 Feb 1897)

-Marius HANSON will soon shake the dust of Grayling from his feet and locate in Toledo, for business. He will be greatly missed by our young people, and all will regret his going, but wish him unlimited success. (20 Jan 1898)

-Marius HANSON will be in the wholesale lumber business with D. TROTTER, in Toledo, in March. (20 Jan 1898)

-Marius HANSON, of Toledo, arrived in town Tuesday evening, to attend the funeral of his grandfather. (22 Nov 1900)

-We are ordered to change the address of the avalanche for Marius HANSON from Toledo, to West Bay City. We are not notified of the character of the business change, but know he is all right. (21 Mar 1901)


Mrs. Marius HANSON PARSONS

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. Marius HANSON was recalled to Bay City, last Friday, by the increased illness of her mother, Mrs. O. PARSONS, who died soon after her arrival. The deceased was well known here, and will be long remembered. Her niece Mrs. C. TROMBLEY attened the funeral service, Monday. (15 May 1902)

-Birney PARSONS was up from Bay City to eat turkey with his sister, Mrs. M. HANSON. He does not seem to have lost any of his good nature nor of his Avordupois. (29 Dec 1904)


Edward A. KEELER

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-CARD OF THANKS.
We desire to acknowledge our appreciation of the kindness shown by the many friends, who during the sickness of our darling Mabel, and after the bereavement, manifested their sympathy in words and kindly assistance.
May as many comforting words be spoken, and as kindly acts performed for you and yours, when you shall need them, as you have given us. We sincerely thank you.
EDWARD A. KEELER.
EMMA L. KEELER.
EDNA KEELER-VAN DUSEN. (11 Feb 1897)

-Mr. E. A. KEELER was called to Plainwell, last week Monday, on account of the sudden death of his father, Wm. S. KEELER, aged ninety years. (20 Jun 1901)


Emma L. 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:
-CARD OF THANKS.
We desire to acknowledge our appreciation of the kindness shown by the many friends, who during the sickness of our darling Mabel, and after the bereavement, manifested their sympathy in words and kindly assistance.
May as many comforting words be spoken, and as kindly acts performed for you and yours, when you shall need them, as you have given us. We sincerely thank you.
EDWARD A. KEELER.
EMMA L. KEELER.
EDNA KEELER-VAN DUSEN. (11 Feb 1897)

-Last Sunday evening Mr. E. A. KEELER received a dispatch from Marshall, saying that Mrs. KEELER's father was not expected to live, and they started for that city on the first train. He was stricken with paralysis. (23 Jan 1908)


Mabel Louise KEELER

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-CARD OF THANKS.
We desire to acknowledge our appreciation of the kindness shown by the many friends, who during the sickness of our darling Mabel, and after the bereavement, manifested their sympathy in words and kindly assistance.
May as many comforting words be spoken, and as kindly acts performed for you and yours, when you shall need them, as you have given us. We sincerely thank you.
EDWARD A. KEELER.
EMMA L. KEELER.
EDNA KEELER-VAN DUSEN. (11 Feb 1897)

-Miss Mabel KEELER, who had been sick for a long time with lung trouble, died last Sunday morning at five o'clock. The funeral services were held at the M. E. church on Monday evening, and were conducted by Revs. POTTER and COPE. Rev. COPE preaching the sermon. The floral tributes from friends, the Epworth League, and the Sunday School class of which she was a member, were appropriate and beautiful, the casket being covered with them. the body was taken to marshall, Michigan, for interment. The parents and sister have the sincere sympathy of all in their sad bereavement.
Obituary will appear next week. (11 Feb 1897)

-MABEL LOUISE KEELER.
AUGUST 17TH, 1882. - FEBUARY 7TH., 1897.
Between these dates, a period of 14 years, 5 months and 21 days, short as the time appears, it is the history of a life.
MABEL LOUISE KEELER,
youngest daughter of Edward A. KEELER and Emma L. E. KEELER, was born in Marshall, Mich., Aug. 17th., 1882, and died at her parent's home in Grayling, Mich., Feb. 7th., 1897.
Mabel was a lovely girl, the pride of her parents and a favorite in the circle of her young associates, and loved by her acquaintances. She possessed a cheerful disposition, making her the light of her home; an intelligent mind, giving promise in the acquirement of knowledge and a useful life. She was a student in the Grayling High School, a member of the class of '99, and a lover of music, an art in which she showed marked ability.
Nature had favored her with a pleasant and beautiful face, and one which until recently bore the apparent rosy flush of health. No one seeing her then would have thought that in so short a time, the rosy cheeks would be paled, the bright eyes dimmed and the cheerful voice stilled in death.
She was taken sick last Fall, with what her friends thought, and the attending physician believed would be only a temporary ailment, but as the days went by her symptoms grew more alarming and the evidence of lung trouble was manifest. Her parents took her to Bay City and consulted leading physicians and specialists, there and elsewhere, but only to be told that the dread destroyer, Consumption, had fastened upon their loved one. Everything was done that willing hands and loving hearts, or physicians' skill could do to stay the disease. But "Death loves a shining mark." Her strength gradually failed and on Sunday morning at five o'clock, in the arms of her father, she said, "I am dying," entered "The valley of the shadow of Death." But it was only a shadow, though it cast a gloom over the hearts of her friends, with her it was light.
She had realized her critical condition, and repeatedly assured her pastor and her friends that she was not afraid to die. She loved her Saviour, and knew he would welcome her to her home in Heaven. She was a member of the Jun. Epworth League and of the Sunday School, and until prevented by her illness, a punctual attendant. Her funeral services, at the M. E. church, were conducted by the writer, assisted by the pastor of the Presbyterian church, and were attended by a large number of friends and acquaintances. The interment was at Marshall.
She leaves a father, mother and sister, Mrs. Edna KEELER VAN DUSEN, "Who sorrow, but not as those with-out hope."
"She is not dead, the child of their affection,
But gone unto that school
Where she no longer needs their protection,
And Christ himself shail rule.

In that great cloisters' stillness and seclusion,
By guardian angels led.
Safe from temptation, and from sins' pollution
She lives whom we call dead.
R. L. COPE. (18 Feb 1897)


Wm. S. KEELER

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. E. A. KEELER was called to Plainwell, last week Monday, on account of the sudden death of his father, Wm. S. KEELER, aged ninety years. (20 Jun 1901)


VAN DUSEN

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-CARD OF THANKS.
We desire to acknowledge our appreciation of the kindness shown by the many friends, who during the sickness of our darling Mabel, and after the bereavement, manifested their sympathy in words and kindly assistance.
May as many comforting words be spoken, and as kindly acts performed for you and yours, when you shall need them, as you have given us. We sincerely thank you.
EDWARD A. KEELER.
EMMA L. KEELER.
EDNA KEELER-VAN DUSEN. (11 Feb 1897)


Edna KEELER

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-CARD OF THANKS.
We desire to acknowledge our appreciation of the kindness shown by the many friends, who during the sickness of our darling Mabel, and after the bereavement, manifested their sympathy in words and kindly assistance.
May as many comforting words be spoken, and as kindly acts performed for you and yours, when you shall need them, as you have given us. We sincerely thank you.
EDWARD A. KEELER.
EMMA L. KEELER.
EDNA KEELER-VAN DUSEN. (11 Feb 1897)

-Mrs. Edna VanDUSEN of Chicago, nee Edna KEELER, and her son have been visiting at the parental home here the past week. (19 Jul 1906)


Edwin MARTIN

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 Carrie CROUCH, a former resident of Graying, was married on the 14th inst., at Pomona, California, to Mr. Edwin MARTIN, of that city. They will be at home on Tuesday afternoons, after March 15th. The AVALANCHE extends congratulations. (25 Feb 1897)


Carrie CROUCH

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 Carrie CROUCH, a former resident of Graying, was married on the 14th inst., at Pomona, California, to Mr. Edwin MARTIN, of that city. They will be at home on Tuesday afternoons, after March 15th. The AVALANCHE extends congratulations. (25 Feb 1897)


Edward J. STILWELL

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-March 10th, Edward J. STILWELL and May Bell VanAMBURG of Grayling. Justice McELROY officiating. (18 Mar 1897)


May Bell VANAMBURG

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-March 10th, Edward J. STILWELL and May Bell VanAMBURG of Grayling. Justice McELROY officiating. (18 Mar 1897)


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