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

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Dr. Jas. A. LEIGHTON

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:
-Dr. J. A. LEIGHTON, formerly a resident of Otsego Lake, and later of Grand Marais, has rented the Rusnell building, next to Comer's market, which he is having fitted up for a drug store, and will soon open it to the public. We are informed that he will also put in a side line, the drug business alone being too small in this place. The readers of the AVALANCHE will be fully advised in time. (18 Mar 1897)

-A dispatch from Dr. J. A. LEIGHTON, from Los Angeles, California, states that his mother died last week Tuesday. (11 Apr 1901)

-Dr. J. A. LEIGHTON has bought the residence and office of Dr. WOLFE, at Lewiston, and will engage in practice in that village. His success in practice is so well known in this section of the state, that he will not be a stranger, and we will predict for him continued success. (16 May 1901

-Dr. Jas. A. LEIGHTON is permanently established at Frederic for the practice of medicine and will open a drug store in that village, anticipating success from his large acquaintance, in this and Otsego county. (1 Jul 1909)


Effie E. 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:
-Mrs. Dr. LEIGHTON was in town the last of the week. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. McKAY, have gone to Lewiston to keep house and care for the horses while the Dr. and Mrs. LEIGHTON enjoy an eastern trip, taking in the Pan-American on their way. (29 Aug 1901)

-Mrs. J. A. LEIGHTON was called to the upper peninsula last week by the sudden death of a sister-in-law. (23 Jan 1908)

-After over a year visit with her mother Mrs. D. McKAY and Mrs. Effie E. LIGHTON, her sister, Mrs. Nettie E. STANNARD has returned to her home in Salt Lake City. Her husband's absence in the southwest and in Mexico, gave her the chance of making a real visit, but not as long as her friends here would have liked. (2 Sep 1909)


Wm. MEDCALF

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:
-A second communication from Center Plains, descriptive of the Golden Wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. MEDCALF, is crowded out for want of space. Everybody will know that it was a happy time. (25 Mar 1897)

GOLDEN WEDDING.
The fiftieth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. METCALF, of Center Plains, was happily celebrated at their home, on Tuesday afternoon and evening, March 16th, by a goodly number of friends and neighbors and friends. A number of relatives and children were present, although the storm of the previous days made the roads almost impassible and very unpleasant.
The afternoon was spent in social converse, and talking over incidents of the past years, as experienced by those present.
At about 4 o'clock the bride-groom and bride renewed their marriage vows, and plighted their faith to each other. The ceremony was performed by Rev. C. W. WEST, of Center Plains. the ceremony being over all availed themselves of the privilege of kissing the bride. Then came the cry: "Supper," and all gathered around the table, which was loaded with all the good things of life and which seemed just suited to the taste of each one present.
Some time was spent in listening to the rehearsal by the bride, about the wedding dinner of fifty years ago.
After supper a dish of social conversation was served, and a hearty shaking of hands, wishing the bride and groom all kinds of good luck, and a pleasant journey through life.
The evening was improved by the younjg people in a social way, and tripping the light fantastic until the wee hours of the morning, when all things assumed their natural course.
All returned home feeling they had an enjoyable time. (25 Mar 1897)


Mrs. Wm. MEDCALF

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:
-A second communication from Center Plains, descriptive of the Golden Wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. MEDCALF, is crowded out for want of space. Everybody will know that it was a happy time. (25 Mar 1897)

GOLDEN WEDDING.
The fiftieth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. METCALF, of Center Plains, was happily celebrated at their home, on Tuesday afternoon and evening, March 16th, by a goodly number of friends and neighbors and friends. A number of relatives and children were present, although the storm of the previous days made the roads almost impassible and very unpleasant.
The afternoon was spent in social converse, and talking over incidents of the past years, as experienced by those present.
At about 4 o'clock the bride-groom and bride renewed their marriage vows, and plighted their faith to each other. The ceremony was performed by Rev. C. W. WEST, of Center Plains. the ceremony being over all availed themselves of the privilege of kissing the bride. Then came the cry: "Supper," and all gathered around the table, which was loaded with all the good things of life and which seemed just suited to the taste of each one present.
Some time was spent in listening to the rehearsal by the bride, about the wedding dinner of fifty years ago.
After supper a dish of social conversation was served, and a hearty shaking of hands, wishing the bride and groom all kinds of good luck, and a pleasant journey through life.
The evening was improved by the younjg people in a social way, and tripping the light fantastic until the wee hours of the morning, when all things assumed their natural course.
All returned home feeling they had an enjoyable time. (25 Mar 1897)


Arnie JOHNSON

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:
-JUDGE ITEMS.
There was a nice quite wedding at C. B. JOHNSON's, last Saturday evening. The contracting parties were Miss Gladys BUCK, and Arnie JOHNSON. C. B. JOHNSON tied the knot. They will commence house keeping at Buck's crossing. (15 Apr 1897)

-Born-Aug. 28, to Mr. and Mrs. Arnold JOHNSON of Maple Forest, a 9 1/2 pound boy. The mother and son are doing well but the father is under the weather. (5 Sep 1901)

-The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold JOHNSON of Maple Forest died July 26th and was buried in the local cemetary last Friday. (3 Aug 1905)


Gladys BUCK

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:
-JUDGE ITEMS.
There was a nice quite wedding at C. B. JOHNSON's, last Saturday evening. The contracting parties were Miss Gladys BUCK, and Arnie JOHNSON. C. B. JOHNSON tied the knot. They will commence house keeping at Buck's crossing. (15 Apr 1897)


Rev. W. H. MAWHORTER

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:
-Last Thursday was the 53d birthday of Rev. W. H. MAWHORTER, and a sufficient number of his friends (a house full) called in the evening to surprise him with their congratulations, both as to his birthday and his recent muster into the ranks of the Grand Army of the Republic. Long may he wave. (22 Apr 1897)

-Rev. and Mrs. W. H. MAWHORTER ware made happy by a visit from their daughter from southern Indiana, for Christmas. (28 Dec 1899)

-A pair of twin babies arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. MAWHORTER of Beaver Creek township, last Sunday. (31 May 1900)


PAMONT

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 Barbara PAMONT was agreeably surprised, last Thursday evening, by thirty of her friends at the home of her sister, Mrs. GURKEY. Music and other amusements were the order of the evening, and at a suitable hour light refreshments were served. All present had an enjoyable time. (29 Apr 1897)


Barbara PAMONT

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 Barbara PAMONT was agreeably surprised, last Thursday evening, by thirty of her friends at the home of her sister, Mrs. GURKEY. Music and other amusements were the order of the evening, and at a suitable hour light refreshments were served. All present had an enjoyable time. (29 Apr 1897)


GURKEY

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 Barbara PAMONT was agreeably surprised, last Thursday evening, by thirty of her friends at the home of her sister, Mrs. GURKEY. Music and other amusements were the order of the evening, and at a suitable hour light refreshments were served. All present had an enjoyable time. (29 Apr 1897)


Mrs. GURKEY PAMONT

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 Barbara PAMONT was agreeably surprised, last Thursday evening, by thirty of her friends at the home of her sister, Mrs. GURKEY. Music and other amusements were the order of the evening, and at a suitable hour light refreshments were served. All present had an enjoyable time. (29 Apr 1897)


Arthur N. TEBBITTS

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-April 27th, at the residence of E. McKAY, Arthur N. TEBBITTS and Mabel DENOYELLES. Justice McELROY officiating. (6 May 1897)


Mabel DENOYELLES

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-April 27th, at the residence of E. McKAY, Arthur N. TEBBITTS and Mabel DENOYELLES. Justice McELROY officiating. (6 May 1897)


FOSTER

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. FOSTER, a charter member of Ruddock W. R. C., died at her home last Friday, and was buried from St. James church, Sunday afternoon. Members of ruddock Post No. 224, G. A. R., acted as pall bearers, and the ladies of the Relief Corps turned out in a body to pay their respects to the memory of their departed sister. The deceased was a very active member in carrying on the good work of the corps, and she will be greatly missed by her co-workers. - Cheboygan Tribune. (13 May 1897)


Mrs. FOSTER

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. FOSTER, a charter member of Ruddock W. R. C., died at her home last Friday, and was buried from St. James church, Sunday afternoon. Members of ruddock Post No. 224, G. A. R., acted as pall bearers, and the ladies of the Relief Corps turned out in a body to pay their respects to the memory of their departed sister. The deceased was a very active member in carrying on the good work of the corps, and she will be greatly missed by her co-workers. - Cheboygan Tribune. (13 May 1897)


Stephan Van ORMEN

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 12th inst., by Justice WOODBURN, Mr. Stephan Van ORMEN, of Nestor, and Mrs. Rose BALCHARD, of Grayling. (20 May 1897)


Mrs. Rose BALCHARD

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 12th inst., by Justice WOODBURN, Mr. Stephan Van ORMEN, of Nestor, and Mrs. Rose BALCHARD, of Grayling. (20 May 1897)


BALCHARD

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 12th inst., by Justice WOODBURN, Mr. Stephan Van ORMEN, of Nestor, and Mrs. Rose BALCHARD, of Grayling. (20 May 1897)


Mrs. Rose BALCHARD

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 12th inst., by Justice WOODBURN, Mr. Stephan Van ORMEN, of Nestor, and Mrs. Rose BALCHARD, of Grayling. (20 May 1897)


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