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

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L. DAVIS

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:
-LOVELL ITEMS.
Mrs. HUSTED, of West Branch, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. L. DAVIS, of this place. She will return home the last of the week. (1 Nov 1900)


Mrs. L. DAVIS HUSTED

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:
-LOVELL ITEMS.
Mrs. HUSTED, of West Branch, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. L. DAVIS, of this place. She will return home the last of the week. (1 Nov 1900)

-LOVELLS LOCALS.
Mr. W. E. HUSTED and Miss Lulu HUSTED are visiting with his daughters, Mrs. DOUGLAS, Mrs. STILLWAGON, Mrs. DAVIS and Miss Margarete HUSTED, all of Lovell. (24 Dec 1908)


J. R. KILBURN

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:
-LOVELL ITEMS.
J. R. KILBURN returned home this morning from a visit to Iron Mountain, where he has been visiting his daughter Jessie. (1 Nov 1900)


Jessie KILBURN

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:
-LOVELL ITEMS.
J. R. KILBURN returned home this morning from a visit to Iron Mountain, where he has been visiting his daughter Jessie. (1 Nov 1900)


Del HINDLEY

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 pastor of the Methodist Church was favored with a wedding party, Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Del HINDLEY, of Butler, Branch County, and Miss Ivy FUNCK, of South Branch were the chief actors while Mr. and Mrs. Hugo SCHREIBER and Miss Emma O'DELL were present as witnesses. It is evidently a happy marriage, and all will wish that the future years may be even more abundantly so. (1 Nov 1900)


Ivy C. 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:
-The pastor of the Methodist Church was favored with a wedding party, Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Del HINDLEY, of Butler, Branch County, and Miss Ivy FUNCK, of South Branch were the chief actors while Mr. and Mrs. Hugo SCHREIBER and Miss Emma O'DELL were present as witnesses. It is evidently a happy marriage, and all will wish that the future years may be even more abundantly so. (1 Nov 1900)

-SOUTH BRANCH ITEMS.
Del. HINCKLEY and wife, of Tekonsha, are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry FUNCK. They will stay through the winter. (21 Nov 1901)

-A PIONEER GONE HOME.
On Saturday, July 18, Henry FUNCK, of South Branch was mustered out of the ranks of the living, and mustered in to the Grand Army above, where God is the Supreme Commander.
Henry FUNCK was born in Hesse Darmstadt Germany, March 31st, 1835 where he lived until he was 17 years of age, receiving the common education of his country. At that time he came to the city of New York, where he found work as a clerk in a store and later in a hotel. He was married in that city in 1859. His wife died while he was in the army in 1862, no children were born to them. In 1865, after his return from army life he was again married to Susan BOSCH, and to them nine children have been born six of whom are yet living.
He was thoroughly americanized, and readily assimilated the ideas of this government and made himself familiar with its history. At the opening of the war of the rebellion, he offered his services to the country of his adoption, enlisting as a corporal in Co. F., 71st New York Infantry on the 20th day of April 1861, only eight days after the first fateful gun was fired on fort Sumpter. For more than four years he faced the vicissitudes of camp and field and battle shock, never shrinking a duty, however distastful or perilous, meeting every call with the stoicism of his native land, combined with a kindly disposition and sense of humor that made him a loved and trusted comrad. On June 7, 1865 when general orders declared the war closed, he was discharged from the service, as 1st Lieut. of Co. K. 120th New York Vol. to which command he had been transferred with his 1st commission as 2d Lieut. He had worthily won the promotion through the several grades by such service as might well give pride to any man.
Returning to New York City he engaged in the hotel business where he was fairly prosperous, until in 1874 he came to Michigan to engage in agriculture, which had been through life the acme of his hope. He located the Government homestead, where he died, the S E 1/4 Sec. 8, Tp 25 N R 2 W and began the erection of his home in the wilderness of that day. Planing for the future, he started an orchard in his first clearing and the first apples grown in the county were from a tree the seed being planted by him from an apple which he had eaten on his way from the east, which tree is yet bearing fruit, in a comfortable orchard of apples, pears, peaches and cherries which have followed under his care.
The little log cabin which first gave them shelter is changed for a modern commodious dwelling with large barns and the surrounding forest is transformed into broad cultivated fields. His life work must be called a success, his last years being surrounded with comfort and with the respect and confidence of the people among whom he so long had lived. He met the "Grim Reaper" unflinchingly, and lay down to peaceful rest, in the home which he had builded, with all the survivors of his family around him, save one who did not arrive in time.
The final obsequies, on Monday, were conducted at the home by Rev. ETHRIDGE of Roscommon, attended by many of his soldier comrads, and a large concourse of people who followed the casket, which was draped with the "Old Flag" to the South Branch cemetery as a last tribute of respect which they could pay.
The bereaved wife and children, Mrs. Mary C. FUNSCH of Mt. Pleasant, Mrs. Iva C. HINKLEY of Branch county, Mrs. Lillian A. SCHREIBER, living on an adjoining farm and Augustus, Albert E. and Frederic B. at the home, are left with the glad memories of a devoted husband, and a loving father and an honest man. (23 Jul 1908)


COX

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:
-LOVELL ITEMS.
Mrs. John COX is visiting her sister, Mrs. GIBSON, in Lewiston. (15 Nov 1900)


Mrs. John COX

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:
-LOVELL ITEMS.
Mrs. John COX is visiting her sister, Mrs. GIBSON, in Lewiston. (15 Nov 1900)


Father

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:
-LOVELL ITEMS.
Mrs. John COX is visiting her sister, Mrs. GIBSON, in Lewiston. (15 Nov 1900)


GIBSON

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:
-LOVELL ITEMS.
Mrs. John COX is visiting her sister, Mrs. GIBSON, in Lewiston. (15 Nov 1900)


Mrs. GIBSON

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:
-LOVELL ITEMS.
Mrs. John COX is visiting her sister, Mrs. GIBSON, in Lewiston. (15 Nov 1900)


FARR

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:
-MAPLE FOREST ITEMS.
Mr. and Mrs. FARR have gone south to visit, and to procure medical aid for their little son Vernon, who has been ailing for some time. His speedy recovery is hoped for. (15 Nov 1900)


Vernon FARR

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:
-MAPLE FOREST ITEMS.
Mr. and Mrs. FARR have gone south to visit, and to procure medical aid for their little son Vernon, who has been ailing for some time. His speedy recovery is hoped for. (15 Nov 1900)


David SPENCER

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, eight miles east of this village, Saturday, November 24th, Eve Ann SPENCER, wife of David SPENCER, aged 62 years. The deceased had suffered several years, but had been able to attend to her household duties, and her demise, though long feared, came suddenly. She leaves her husband, with whom she has lived for forty two years, and a son, David junior, to mourn her loss, while she is "At Rest." The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church, Sunday afternoon. (29 Nov 1900)

-David R. SPENCER, who with his two sons traded their property, eight miles east of here, for land in Alabama, about a year ago, is back again and the boys are on the road. Mr. SPENCER is glad to be back and says he will stay till his body is laid to rest in Elmwood cemetery. (8 Jun 1905)


Eve Ann

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, eight miles east of this village, Saturday, November 24th, Eve Ann SPENCER, wife of David SPENCER, aged 62 years. The deceased had suffered several years, but had been able to attend to her household duties, and her demise, though long feared, came suddenly. She leaves her husband, with whom she has lived for forty two years, and a son, David junior, to mourn her loss, while she is "At Rest." The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church, Sunday afternoon. (29 Nov 1900)


Thomas MULVEY

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-Saturday, Dec. 8th, to Mr. and Mrs. Thos. MULVEY, a son. (20 Dec 1900)

-Mr. and Mrs. Thos. MULVEY returned from Cairo, Tuesday, where they went to attend the funeral of her father. (25 Apr 1901)

-CARD OF THANKS.
We desire to extend our heartfelt thanks to our many friends, and especially to our immediate neighbors, for their kindness and assistance during the illness and death of our loved one. Mr. & Mrs. T. MULVEY.
Mrs. MINNIE MORSE.
Mrs. LETTIE TAYLOR. (12 Dec 1901)

-Thomas MULVEY and family have been having such domestic trouble that they have broken up, and Mrs. MULVEY has applied for a divorce. - Thomas attempted to drown his sorrow in the flowing bowl, and got into further trouble so that he was called upon to give bonds to keep the peace. We believe the whole trouble is due to whisky, and sympathize with both parties. (20 Mar 1902)

-CIRCUIT COURT.
Court convened Monday, at one o'clock, Judge SHARPE presiding.
MULVEY vs. MULVEY, divorce, decree granted. (22 May 1902)


Clyde W. MULVEY

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:
-Clyde W. MULVEY, three years of age, while coughing, drew a wild cucumber seed into the trachea. He was taken to Bay City, and the seed removed by Drs. STONE, BAKER and GRISWOLD, after it had been lodged in the respiratory passages for over three weeks, and had begun to germinate. The seed was traveling back and forth between the vocal chords and the entrance of the lungs, and several times the child had a narrow escape from death by choking. An operation was necessary, and the windpipe had to be cut open in order to remove the seed which was taken out from the upper portion of the trachea. The removal of the seed gave the patient little sufferer ease for a time, but inflammation supervened and he survived but a week. He died at Mercy Hospital, Bay City, on Monday and the body was brought home and buried on Wednesday. the bereaved parents have the sympathy of the community. (12 Dec 1901)


Malcolm MCCLOUD

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 sister, in this village, Wednesday evening, Dec. 19th., Mr. Malcolm McCLOUD and Miss May COSTELLO, Rev. O. W. WILLITS, officiating. (20 Dec 1900)

-The house hold goods of Malcolm McCLOUD are offered for sale. His failing health demands his being relieved from the care of a home. These are bargains. Enquire of his daughter, Mrs. D. EASTMAN at the late residence of H. TRUMLEY. (10 Feb 1910)


May COSTELLO

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 sister, in this village, Wednesday evening, Dec. 19th., Mr. Malcolm McCLOUD and Miss May COSTELLO, Rev. O. W. WILLITS, officiating. (20 Dec 1900)

-Died at her home in this village, Tuesday, June 15, Mrs. Malcom McCLOUD, aged 65 years. The deceased has been a confirmed invalid for the past six years an intense, though patient sufferer. She had many personal friends who will mourn her loss though they must rejoice that she has "entered into rest." (17 Jun 1909)


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