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

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J. P. MCKEY

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:
-S. McINTYRE has enjoyed a week's visit with his sister, Mrs. J. P. McKEY, of Three Rivers. (10 Mar 1898)


Mrs. J. P. McKEY MCINTYRE

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:
-S. McINTYRE has enjoyed a week's visit with his sister, Mrs. J. P. McKEY, of Three Rivers. (10 Mar 1898)


MCNEVEN

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 Mary McNEVEN, of Grayling, arrived in town to-day, and will make her brother, Wm. McNEVEN, a few days' visit, after which he will accompany her home and spend a few days in Grayling. - Lewiston Journal. (10 Mar 1898)


Mary MCNEVEN

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 Mary McNEVEN, of Grayling, arrived in town to-day, and will make her brother, Wm. McNEVEN, a few days' visit, after which he will accompany her home and spend a few days in Grayling. - Lewiston Journal. (10 Mar 1898)


Wm. MCNEVEN

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 Mary McNEVEN, of Grayling, arrived in town to-day, and will make her brother, Wm. McNEVEN, a few days' visit, after which he will accompany her home and spend a few days in Grayling. - Lewiston Journal. (10 Mar 1898)

-Wm. McNEVEN, of Grayling, arrived at the village Wednesday. He expects his wife in a few days, as they intend to make their future home here, he having secured employment in the hoop mill. - Otsego Co. News. (29 Jun 1899)


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:
-MARRIED-March 9th, by Justice McELROY, Jacob KARSTENHOLZ and Mrs. Elizabeth WILSON, both of Center Plains. The groom is 60, and the bride 65 years old. (10 Mar 1898)


Mrs. Elizabeth 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:
-MARRIED-March 9th, by Justice McELROY, Jacob KARSTENHOLZ and Mrs. Elizabeth WILSON, both of Center Plains. The groom is 60, and the bride 65 years old. (10 Mar 1898)


Jacob KARSTENHOLZ

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 9th, by Justice McELROY, Jacob KARSTENHOLZ and Mrs. Elizabeth WILSON, both of Center Plains. The groom is 60, and the bride 65 years old. (10 Mar 1898)

-SOUTH BRANCH NOTES.
Jacob KASTENHOLTZ Sr, for 17 years a resident of this county, died at the home of his son, Jacob KASTENHOLTZ Jr. Friday p.m., Sept. 24, after a long and painful illness. Mr. KESTENHOLTZ was born at Nortland, Switzerland, June 2, 1824, and had reached the age of 85 years. He came to Crawford when 18 years of age and at 20 married Rebecca HEATON to whom were born 12 children, of whom are left to mourn, Mrs. Hannah BOSTON, Hartford City, Ind., Mrs. Kate HELMKEY, and Mrs. Emma SHANNON of Colida, Ohio, Mrs. Elizabeth SIERFOSS of Gladwin Mich., Mr. Wm. KESTENHOLTZ, Omaha, Neb., and John and Jacob Jr. of Roscommon. The sympathy of the large circle of friends is with the afflicted family. He was buried in the South Branch cemetery, Rev. J. H. CORNELIA officiating at the funeral service. (30 Sep 1909)


Mrs. Elizabeth 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:
-MARRIED-March 9th, by Justice McELROY, Jacob KARSTENHOLZ and Mrs. Elizabeth WILSON, both of Center Plains. The groom is 60, and the bride 65 years old. (10 Mar 1898)


Rev. Seth REED

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. Harriet REED, wife of Rev. Seth REED, pastor of M. E. Church, Gaylord, died last sunday, and was buried at Flint, on Tuesday. (17 Mar 1898)


Mrs. Harriet REED

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. Harriet REED, wife of Rev. Seth REED, pastor of M. E. Church, Gaylord, died last sunday, and was buried at Flint, on Tuesday. (17 Mar 1898)


James RUSNELL

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Minden, Sanilac, MI:
name - James RUSSNELL
a.58
b.Canada
occupation - Farmer & Grocer
married to Sarah RUSSNELL
f.b.Canada
m.b.Canada
NOTE: Wordis TRUMAN, a.7, b.MI, f.b.Canada, m.b.MI is listed in his household as GDau

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:
-OBITUARY.
Mrs. Sarah RUSNELL, aged 82 yrs. 2 months and 17 days, died at her home in Grayling, July 8th., 1902.
The deceased was born in Canada, April 21st., 1820, and came to St clair County in 1846, and to Grayling in 1881, twenty-one years ago.
She was twice married - June 30, 1840, to Woodis COMER, who died March 25th., 1860. Eleven children were born to them, of whom four are now living, John COVER, of La Crosse, Wis., Amanda MORRIS, of South Dakota, Victoria TAYLOR, of Toledo, Ohio, and Geo. W. COMER, of Grayling.
December 10th., 1866, she was married to James RUSNELL, of St. Clair County. She leaves the four children above named, 21 grand children and 13 great grand children to mourn her going and to revere her memory.
A woman of strong personality, and fine business ability, a loving mother and devoted friend has gone to her well earned rest.
The funeral services conducted by Rev. H. GOLDIE, at the M. E. Church were largely attended, attesting the esteem in which she was held. (17 Jul 1902)


Sarah

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Minden, Sanilac, MI:
name - Sarah RUSSNELL
a.59
b.1821 in Canada
married to James RUSSNELL
f.b.Canada
m.b.Canada

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. John COMER, wife and child, arrived in Grayling on Tuesday morning on a visit to his mother and sisters- Mrs. RUSNELL, and Mrs. T. W. MITCHELL and Mrs. Mack TAYLOR. Mr. COMER is a seafaring man, and has not seen his mother or sisters for eleven years. (29 Jun 1882)

-Mrs. RUSNELL, mother of George COMER and Mrs. M. TAYLOR, who has been quite sick, is slowly improving. (24 Mar 1898)

-Mrs. RUSNELL who has been seriously ill during the past week is reported to be improving. Her daughter, Mrs. M. TAYLOR, of Toledo, O., arrived Saturday morning, and her son, Levi CLEMENT, of Detroit, Sunday morning. (3 Jul 1902)

-Mrs. Sarah RUSNELL died at her home in this village, Tuesday morning at 3 o'clock. Funeral services this afternoon at the M. E. church. Obituary will be given next week. (10 Jul 1902)

-Mr. and Mrs. ATKINS, of Bay City, were here last week, attending the funeral of her grandmother, Mrs. Sarah RUSNELL. (17 Jul 1902)

-OBITUARY.
Mrs. Sarah RUSNELL, aged 82 yrs. 2 months and 17 days, died at her home in Grayling, July 8th., 1902.
The deceased was born in Canada, April 21st., 1820, and came to St clair County in 1846, and to Grayling in 1881, twenty-one years ago.
She was twice married - June 30, 1840, to Woodis COMER, who died March 25th., 1860. Eleven children were born to them, of whom four are now living, John COVER, of La Crosse, Wis., Amanda MORRIS, of South Dakota, Victoria TAYLOR, of Toledo, Ohio, and Geo. W. COMER, of Grayling.
December 10th., 1866, she was married to James RUSNELL, of St. Clair County. She leaves the four children above named, 21 grand children and 13 great grand children to mourn her going and to revere her memory.
A woman of strong personality, and fine business ability, a loving mother and devoted friend has gone to her well earned rest.
The funeral services conducted by Rev. H. GOLDIE, at the M. E. Church were largely attended, attesting the esteem in which she was held. (17 Jul 1902)

-CARD OF THANKS.
We, the family of the late Mrs. RUSNELL, desire to thank the friends who so kindly sympathized and assisted them in their sad affliction. We also thank Rev. GOLDIE, whose prayers and counsel pointed her to a higher life, and whose words of consolation and comfort assisted her to bear trustingly and patiently to the end. Once more we acknowledge our indebtedness to all and shall ever hold you in grateful remembrance.
MR. AND MRS. M. TAYLOR.
" " " G. COMER.
" " " J. NOLAN. (17 Jul 1902)


Wilson HEATH

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 Grayling, Aug. 5th, by Geo. MAHON, Justice of the Peace, Wilson HEATH of Gaylord and Miss Blanche WRIGHT of Standish. (7 Sep 1905)


Blanche WRIGHT

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 Grayling, Aug. 5th, by Geo. MAHON, Justice of the Peace, Wilson HEATH of Gaylord and Miss Blanche WRIGHT of Standish. (7 Sep 1905)


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:
-Mrs. Jennie HANSON, daughter of J. P. HANNA, of Beaver Creek township, was in town, last Friday. (31 Mar 1898)


Jennie HANNA

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. Jennie HANSON, daughter of J. P. HANNA, of Beaver Creek township, was in town, last Friday. (31 Mar 1898)


WINDSOR

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 her home in Beaver Creek, Saturday, July 8th Mariette HANNA, aged 79 years. Deceased was the wife of James P. HANNA, a pioneer of this county, having lived on the farm where she died, twenty years. They came here from Shiawasse county and entered a government homestead of 160 acres which they have converted from a wilderness into a beautiful farm and home until her age prevented much activity she was ever present in that section, in case of sickness and need and was universally esteemed. She had enjoyed excellent health until two days before her death, when a stroke of paralysis brought the begining of the end which was peaceful and painless. Besides her aged husband, she leaves two sons, John of Beaver Creek, who is with them in the old home and Delos of Owosso and two daughters, Mrs. Emma HASTINGS of Arkansas and Mrs. Jennie WINDSOR of Kalkaska County. The funeral was at the town hall and the burial was at the Beaver Creek Cemetery, near their home. (13 Jul 1905)


Jennie HANNA

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. Jennie HANSON, daughter of J. P. HANNA, of Beaver Creek township, was in town, last Friday. (31 Mar 1898)


REAGAN

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. INSLEY has had the pleasure of the presence of her mother, Mrs. J. REAGAN, of Bay City, to assist in entertaining the boy. (6 Apr 1899)


Mrs. J. REAGAN

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. INSLEY has had the pleasure of the presence of her mother, Mrs. J. REAGAN, of Bay City, to assist in entertaining the boy. (6 Apr 1899)


Alta REAGAN

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 Alta REAGAN, sister of Mrs. Dr. INSLEY, returned from a two months visit with friends and to the Pan-
American Exposition, last Monday evening. (29 Aug 1901)


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