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

Notes


Wilhelm NIELSON

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 St. Mary's Hospital, in Saginaw, Aug. 23d, Elsie NIELSON, aged 38 years, of congestion of the lungs. Deceased was the wife of Wilhelm NIELSON, of this village, and sister of Henry PETERSON. The funeral at the Danish Lutheran Church, Sunday afternoon, was largely attended, and every sympathy is extended the bereaved husband and friends. (30 Aug 1900)


Elsie PETERSON

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 St. Mary's Hospital, in Saginaw, Aug. 23d, Elsie NIELSON, aged 38 years, of congestion of the lungs. Deceased was the wife of Wilhelm NIELSON, of this village, and sister of Henry PETERSON. The funeral at the Danish Lutheran Church, Sunday afternoon, was largely attended, and every sympathy is extended the bereaved husband and friends. (30 Aug 1900)


Frank HAMMOND

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 the home of his aunt, Mrs. L. W. COLTER, September 1st, Leon HAMMOND, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank HAMMOND, aged 5 years. (6 Sep 1900)


Leon HAMMOND

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 the home of his aunt, Mrs. L. W. COLTER, September 1st, Leon HAMMOND, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank HAMMOND, aged 5 years. (6 Sep 1900)


Mrs. L. V. WALLACE

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:
-FREDERIC ITEMS.
Mrs. L. V. WALLACE, of Chesaning, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. C. S. BARBER. (13 Sep 1900)


Whitney S. 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-Sept. 19th, Whitney S. BEEBE and Arilla St. JOHN. Justice WOODBURN officiating. (20 Sep 1900)

-CIRCUIT COURT.
The People vs. Whitney BEBEE, Rape. As the parties were married the Pros. Attorney entered a nolle pros., and the prisoner was discharged. (27 Sep 1900)

-BORN-Friday, Nov. 16th, to Mr. and Mrs. Whitney BEEBE, a daughter. (22 Nov 1900)

-NOTICE.
Rilla BEEBE has left my bed and board, and I am not responsible for any debts contacted by her.
WHITNEY BEEBE. (31 Jan 1901)


Arilla ST. JOHN

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-Sept. 19th, Whitney S. BEEBE and Arilla St. JOHN. Justice WOODBURN officiating. (20 Sep 1900)

-NOTICE.
Rilla BEEBE has left my bed and board, and I am not responsible for any debts contacted by her.
WHITNEY BEEBE. (31 Jan 1901)


Hugo SCHREIBER Jr.

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-Hugo SCHREIBER, and Lillian A. FUNCK, both of this county. Justice WOODBURN officiating. (20 Sep 1900)

-BORN-New Year's morning, to Mr. and Mrs. Hugo SCHREIBER, Jr., of South Branch, an eight pound daughter. Hugo is happy and Grand Pa FUNCK weighs nearly a ton. (9 Jan 1902)

-SOUTH BRANCH ITEMS.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugo SCHREIBER, Jr., are the proud parents of a fine baby girl, born New Years' day. (16 Jan 1902)


Lillian A. FUNCK

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-Hugo SCHREIBER, and Lillian A. FUNCK, both of this county. Justice WOODBURN officiating. (20 Sep 1900)


Chas. W. GLOVER

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:
-Our citizens will remember Miss Oriska HAVERFIELD, a stepdaughter of Col. WORDEN, who resided here for some time while the Col. was connected with the U. S. Land Office, and who was an expert musician. After leaving here she continued her musical studies, in this country and in Paris, where she was married to Chas. W. GLOVER of Ypsilanta, but was soon divorced. She next appeared on the stage at Wonderland in Detroit, is now married again, and has sued Glover for $10,000 a year alimony. She is a bright woman and well advertised, but her tastes are such that we doubt if she would be a success as the wife of a mossback farmer. (27 Sep 1900)


Oriska HAVERFIELD

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:
-Our citizens will remember Miss Oriska HAVERFIELD, a stepdaughter of Col. WORDEN, who resided here for some time while the Col. was connected with the U. S. Land Office, and who was an expert musician. After leaving here she continued her musical studies, in this country and in Paris, where she was married to Chas. W. GLOVER of Ypsilanta, but was soon divorced. She next appeared on the stage at Wonderland in Detroit, is now married again, and has sued Glover for $10,000 a year alimony. She is a bright woman and well advertised, but her tastes are such that we doubt if she would be a success as the wife of a mossback farmer. (27 Sep 1900)


Leon MITCHELL

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:
-CIRCUIT COURT.
Octavia MITCHELL vs. Leon MITCHELL, Divorce. Decree granted. (27 Sep 1900)


Octavia

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:
-CIRCUIT COURT.
Octavia MITCHELL vs. Leon MITCHELL, Divorce. Decree granted. (27 Sep 1900)


Henry 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:
-FREDERIC ITEMS.
Henry SMITH and son Arthur were in town Saturday. (4 Oct 1900)


Arthur 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:
-FREDERIC ITEMS.
Henry SMITH and son Arthur were in town Saturday. (4 Oct 1900)


Robert MCELROY

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. Robt. McELROY has the pleasure of entertaining her nephew, Geo. H. TONICK of Pittsburg, Pa. who visits this section in search of health. (4 Oct 1900)

-BANQUET AND CAMP-FIRE.
Last Saturday evening the Ladies of the G. A. R. gave a banquet in honor of Robert McELROY and Delevan SMITH, who were prisoners during the war of the rebellion and were exchanged from the hell of Andersonville in April 1865. Comrad McELROY was captured at the battle of Bristow Station, Va., in October 1863 and served in Libby, Belle Island, Savannah, Milan and Andersonville until the time of his exchange, and came out a living skeleton, rotting with scurvy and dying of starvation. He seldom talks of the terrible scenes and suffering through which he passed but when he does it fairly chills the blood of his hearers and they do not wonder that he is now a bent and broken old man, though then he was but a boy, just entering into the ranks of manhood. He belonged to Co. B. 108th N. Y. Infantry, and served in field and prison three years and three months.
In August 1862, Delevan SMITH was sixteen years of age, but strong and active and beyond his years realized the danger pending over the Union and the menace to the old flag. His patriotism would not let him rest quietly at home and despite the opposition of family and friends he enlisted in Co. H. 17 Regiment Mich. Inf. His record as a soldier is one of which any man might well be proud, but on the terrible field of Spottsylvania he, with 109 of his comrades, was captured and taken to Andersonville where they suffered the torments of that place as did all who were there until exchanged or released by the more kindly hand of death. Of the 110 men of the 17th an even hundred were so released and their bodies buried there.
In April 1865 the ten remaining were on the exchange list and with gladly beating hearts started with a large train toward Ohio enroute for Home. They were on the ill fated Sultana on the Mississippi, which after an explosion was burned to the waters edge, costing thousands of lives among which were nine of the ten comrades, leaving Comrad SMITH the only one to at last reach Michigan.
Comrad McELROY was brought up to Jefferson barracks near St. Louis on the Sultana about two weeks before the explosion.
It was the night of the regular meeting of Marvin Post and as the encampment was closed the post room was at once thronged by the ladies and a social time and music. The assembly was called to order by the president of the Circle, Mrs. Wm. FAIRBOTHAM, who called Mrs. SMITH, the Jr. Vice President of the Department of Michigan to preside, who called attention to the reason of our meeting and gave "Our Guests" a seat of honor when "attention" was the order and to the music of a familiar march the batallion "passed in review" and gave the comrades hearty greeting, after which each gave a most graphic description of their prison life, and Comrad SMITH described his almost miraculous escape from death by the explosion of the Steamer Sultana, which was bearing him home.
More music and a pleasant and patriotic address by Comrad CHALKER and others, and all adjourned to the banquet hall. And what a banquet! Tables loaded with viands that would tempt the strongest epicure, and enough to fill a regiment.
More genuine enjoyment could hardly be crowded into a single evening and it will be long remembered, with the three cheers which we gave our comrades. (16 Apr 1908)


Mrs. Robt. McELROY 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:
-Mrs. Robt. McELROY has the pleasure of entertaining her nephew, Geo. H. TONICK of Pittsburg, Pa. who visits this section in search of health. (4 Oct 1900)

-Mrs. R. McELROY wishes to announce to the Ladies of Grayling that she is a hari dresser of many years experience. She can make a beautiful switch and as many puffs as you like out of cut hair or combings. (24 Sep 1908)


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:
-The angel of death appears at all times and places and even though expected, the blow is sudden, and often as severely felt long ways from where it falls as at the place. Today such a blow is heavily felt in our village which fell in far off Oregon. Minnie J. MARTIN was born in Erie county, Pa., 54 years ago, and was married to Francis M. FORBES in September, 1865, immediately after his return from service in the civil war. They came to Michigan in 1879, locating in Roscommon, where she was well known as a social leader and an active Christian worker, being one of the foremost in the organization of the M. E. church in that village in 1880. they came to Grayling in 1893, building the home in the east part of the village now owned by Charles A. INGERSON. Mrs. FORBES was in failing health and for a long time was unable to mingle in society, but her lovely personality won her friends everywhere. Mr. FORBES died in November, 1887, and in 1890 Mrs. FORBES moved to Oregon in the hope that climate would be better for her, and for a time it seemed to be. In 1891 she was married to Rev. Arthur NICHOLS, pastor of the M. E. church of Montavilla, Oregon, and with renewed strength took up the life work she had always loved, with the W. C. I. U. and the Woman's Relief Corps, which organizations gave her most tender and loving care in the months during her final struggle with the "white plague," to which she succumbed January 14, and her wasted body was cremated on the 16th inst., by her wish, and the ashes will be brought here and be buried in the grave of the husband of her youth. Appropriate service will be held, probably Wednesday, February 1, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Robert McELROY. (26 Jan 1905)


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