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

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HEALY

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. M. HEALY, has just heard of her father's death in their old home in Newfoundland. He died at the age of 82 years. (14 Feb 1901)


Mrs. M. HEALY

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. M. HEALY, has just heard of her father's death in their old home in Newfoundland. He died at the age of 82 years. (14 Feb 1901)


STEVENS

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. Ida GOODALE, wife of J. C. GOODALE, died at her home at the corner of 12th and Oak streets last night at 8:15 o'clock. Mrs. GOODALE has been in failing health for the past two months and an attack of typhoid-malaria about a week ago, was more than her weakened constitution could bear. The deceased lady was about 50 years old and, besides her husband, J. C. GOODALE, the Salem and Coburg lumber dealer, she leaves three sons and one daughter to mourn her demise. The sons are Charles GOODALE, of Pendleton; Wm. GOODALE, of Tacoma, and James GOODALE, of this city. The daughter is Mrs. Ida STEVENS, of Eugene, who has been here for the week at the bedside of her mother. Mrs. GOODALE moved to Salem about 2 years ago, from Eugene, where the family had resided for many years. She was a member of the Presbyterian church of this city, and a consistent Christian. Her neighbors and friends hold her in highest esteem for the many kind acts and generous deeds which she has shown during her life. No arrangements have as yet been made for the funeral and it is not known whether the interment will take place here or at the old home in Eugene. [The above notice was clipped from an Oregon paper.] Mrs. GOODALE will be remembered by our old settlers as the wife of the pioneer lumberman of Grayling. (21 Feb 1901)


Ida GOODALE

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. Ida GOODALE, wife of J. C. GOODALE, died at her home at the corner of 12th and Oak streets last night at 8:15 o'clock. Mrs. GOODALE has been in failing health for the past two months and an attack of typhoid-malaria about a week ago, was more than her weakened constitution could bear. The deceased lady was about 50 years old and, besides her husband, J. C. GOODALE, the Salem and Coburg lumber dealer, she leaves three sons and one daughter to mourn her demise. The sons are Charles GOODALE, of Pendleton; Wm. GOODALE, of Tacoma, and James GOODALE, of this city. The daughter is Mrs. Ida STEVENS, of Eugene, who has been here for the week at the bedside of her mother. Mrs. GOODALE moved to Salem about 2 years ago, from Eugene, where the family had resided for many years. She was a member of the Presbyterian church of this city, and a consistent Christian. Her neighbors and friends hold her in highest esteem for the many kind acts and generous deeds which she has shown during her life. No arrangements have as yet been made for the funeral and it is not known whether the interment will take place here or at the old home in Eugene. [The above notice was clipped from an Oregon paper.] Mrs. GOODALE will be remembered by our old settlers as the wife of the pioneer lumberman of Grayling. (21 Feb 1901)

-JAMES C. GOODALE DEAD
PROMINENT LUMBERMAN OF WILLIAMETTE
VALLEY FOR MANY YEARS.
SANTA MONICA, CAL., April 1.-(Special.)-James C. GOODALE, a retired lumberman dealer and sawmill man of Salem, Or., dropped dead at Sawtelle this afternoon. He was there on a visit with his wife. They had arranged to leave for their home in the north tomorrow night. Heart trouble was his ailment. Mr. GOODALE was 75 years old. The body will leave for Salem tomorrow night.

SALEM, Or., April 1-(Special)-J. C. GOODALE Sr. was for many years a resident of Salem and was well known as a lumberman in the Willamette Valley. He was born in New York 75 years ago. While a young man he went to Michigan and there engaged in lumbering, which occupation he resumed at Hubbard, Or., upon coming to this state in 1882. Later he removed to Coburg, Lane county, where he operated a sawmill for 20 years. During the last 15 years he has conducted a lumber yard in this city.
Mr. GOODALE was a veteran of the Civil War, having served in a Michigan regiment which participated in the battle of Shiloh and other engagements. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity and of the order of Oddfellows. He leaves a widow, three sons and one daughter. The latter are J. C. GOODALE Jr., and C. C. GOODALE, Salem; W. D. GOODALE, Ballard, Wash., and Mrs. Ida STEVENS, Eugene.
Funeral arrangements have not been made.
The above notice was received by R. HANSON in a letter from Mr. GOODALE's son. The deceased will be remembered by our older pioneers, as he was the first lumber manufacturer here, and sold his mill and interests to Salling, Hanson & Co. in 1880. A number of our citizens came here with him from Chesaning, of whom Chas. P. ROBINSON and family alone remain. (23 Apr 1908)


CONNELL

-THE COURT-HOUSE FIRE.
Just as we went to press last waeek, the alarm of fire was sounded, and, as we briefly noticed, it was found that the Court House was burning, and it was entirely consumed.
Mrs. Emily CONNELL, who has lived for several years in the north part of the township, and has been reported insane for some time, had been in the village for nearly two weeks, demanding assistance from the Superintendents of the Poor, which had been refused, as it was known that her husband was working on the railroad at Lewiston, and that he was able and willing to support her, and on Tuesday evening, she promised Sheriff OWEN that she would go to him on the next morning train, if transportation was furnished, which he promised, but on going for her she had changed her mind, and refused to go, and later visited several places in the village threatening that she would commit some crime that would compel the authorities to care for her; at one place she said she would shoot Sheriff OWEN, Superintendent FORBES and the Prosecuting Attorney. Her threats led to her incarceration for her own safety in the woman's section of the jail, and the next morning, after she had had her breakfast, and within a few minutes after the sheriff had left her, she piled some wood and paper against the jail door, and saturated it with kerosene from the lamp and set it on fire, but almost immediately gave the alarm. Under Sheriff CARNEY was the first to reach and unfasten the door, and with help at hand she was rescued with difficulty.
The fire department responded promptly and did heroic work, though the mercury indicated 20 degrees below zero. the building, a three story shell, was a veritable tinder box, but the flames were held in check, so that all the records of the offices of Clerk, Register and Sheriff were safely removed, and all which were in the office of the Treasurer. Records of Treasurer, Judge of Probate and Surveyor were in the new vault, the door of which was adjacent to the jail door where the fire originated, and the streams of water were so frozen about the door, that it was found impossible to open it, but after the fire everything in the vault was found intact, so that not a record of any office or court file is missing.
The loss is probably about $30,000 on the building, furniture and law libraries, on which was $11,500 insurance as follows: $8,175.00 on the building; $1,250 on furniture; $1,050 on records; $525.00 on law books and $500.00 on abstracts, distributed in the Palatine, Queen, Northern, Milwaukee Mechanics, Phoenix, Commercial Union, North British American and Norwich Union.
It is a severe loss to the county, which had but fairly gotten out of debt from the defaulcation of ex-treasurer JACKSON. The question of rebuilding is now general theme. (21 Feb 1901)


Mrs. Emily CONNELL

-THE COURT-HOUSE FIRE.
Just as we went to press last waeek, the alarm of fire was sounded, and, as we briefly noticed, it was found that the Court House was burning, and it was entirely consumed.
Mrs. Emily CONNELL, who has lived for several years in the north part of the township, and has been reported insane for some time, had been in the village for nearly two weeks, demanding assistance from the Superintendents of the Poor, which had been refused, as it was known that her husband was working on the railroad at Lewiston, and that he was able and willing to support her, and on Tuesday evening, she promised Sheriff OWEN that she would go to him on the next morning train, if transportation was furnished, which he promised, but on going for her she had changed her mind, and refused to go, and later visited several places in the village threatening that she would commit some crime that would compel the authorities to care for her; at one place she said she would shoot Sheriff OWEN, Superintendent FORBES and the Prosecuting Attorney. Her threats led to her incarceration for her own safety in the woman's section of the jail, and the next morning, after she had had her breakfast, and within a few minutes after the sheriff had left her, she piled some wood and paper against the jail door, and saturated it with kerosene from the lamp and set it on fire, but almost immediately gave the alarm. Under Sheriff CARNEY was the first to reach and unfasten the door, and with help at hand she was rescued with difficulty.
The fire department responded promptly and did heroic work, though the mercury indicated 20 degrees below zero. the building, a three story shell, was a veritable tinder box, but the flames were held in check, so that all the records of the offices of Clerk, Register and Sheriff were safely removed, and all which were in the office of the Treasurer. Records of Treasurer, Judge of Probate and Surveyor were in the new vault, the door of which was adjacent to the jail door where the fire originated, and the streams of water were so frozen about the door, that it was found impossible to open it, but after the fire everything in the vault was found intact, so that not a record of any office or court file is missing.
The loss is probably about $30,000 on the building, furniture and law libraries, on which was $11,500 insurance as follows: $8,175.00 on the building; $1,250 on furniture; $1,050 on records; $525.00 on law books and $500.00 on abstracts, distributed in the Palatine, Queen, Northern, Milwaukee Mechanics, Phoenix, Commercial Union, North British American and Norwich Union.
It is a severe loss to the county, which had but fairly gotten out of debt from the defaulcation of ex-treasurer JACKSON. The question of rebuilding is now general theme. (21 Feb 1901)


Chas. B. WILBUR

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 Mrs. Mary LOVE, in this village, Feb. 20., Chas. B. WILBUR of Frederic and Miss Alice SHOLTZ of Beaver Creek. Justice WOODBURN officiating. (28 Feb 1901)

-FREDERIC CORRESPONDENCE.
An infant child of Chas. WILBER died Saturday morning. (26 Oct 1905)


Alice SHOLTZ

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 Mrs. Mary LOVE, in this village, Feb. 20., Chas. B. WILBUR of Frederic and Miss Alice SHOLTZ of Beaver Creek. Justice WOODBURN officiating. (28 Feb 1901)

-FREDERIC FREAKS.
Mrs. Chas. WILBUR received a visit from her sister, Mrs. WALLACE of Pere Cheney. (20 Aug 1908)

-DIED-In Beaver Creek township November 27th at 7 o'clock a. m., Mr. Fred SHOLTS, an old pioneer of this county, at the age of 56 years, 5 months and 9 days. Never were the neighbors and friends of the deceased more shocked than when they heard of the sudden death of one of our most esteemed citizens, Mr. SHOLTS, a pioneer of this county. Mr. SHOLTS or "Fred" as he was usually called by those who knew him, old and young, and he was known far and near by his good nature and joking ways. Fred was born, while his parents were crossing the Atlantic ocean, June 19, 1853. His parents were coming from Germany to this country and to this state where they settled in the wilderness near what is now known as Fowler, in Clinton county, and there cleared and made for themselves a nice farm home. At the age of 17 Fred started out for himself. He first took to railroading, then he worked in the pine woods winters and in the saw mills summers, most of the time in Saginaw county. At the age of 23 years he was married to Miss Belva LOVE, of St. Charles, second daughter of the late Probate Judge LOVE, of Grayling. Six children five daughters and one son were born to them and all are living, the oldest, Charles, who lives in Minnesota; Alice WILBUR, living at Frederic; Laura WALLACE, living at Roscommon; Bessie, Dora and Gladys, who are home with their mother, all of whom feel deeply the loss of a kind father, and while they mourn they have the heartfelt sympathy of all their neighbors and friends who feel that they have lost a good citizen and neighbor, and one who was always ready to give and help the needy and was charitable all through life, one who gave freely to all good causes for pleasure and the cause of Christ. While not a believer as some do, he always gave a helping hand. Of his family there are left an aged mother, a brother and a sister at their old home. The brother and his wife with the sister and her daughter were at the funeral, but the mother was too feeble to come. Fred came to Crawford county from St. Charles, Saginaw county, 31 years ago and settled on the E 1/2 of S E 1/4 of sec. 20 in town 25 N 3 W, which today is one of our best farms, for Fred was thorough in all his farm work and an up to date farmer who always had a good word for northern Michigan and this county. Long may his good deeds, especially his charitable acts, be remembered. He belonged to the Center Plains Arbor of Gleaners and the Roscommon Grange no. 1166, in both of which his presence will be missed. (2 Dec 1909)

-FREDERIC FREAKS.
Mrs. C. WILBUR returned from Center Plains where she was called by the death of her sister. (27 Jan 1910)


Artus WILBUR

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 FREAKS.
Chas. WILBUR's daughter Artus has had the misfortune to lose her hearing. (16 Apr 1908)


OSBORNE

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:
-Chas. W. OSBORNE, of Michigan City, Ind., who disappeared about 10 days ago, committed suicide, Saturday night, in a room at the Hawkins House in Ypsilanti, by taking morphine. He was an engineer on the M. C. R. R., and brooded over the fact that the company had made an undesirable change in his run. The deceased was a brother of J. H. OSBORNE of this place. (28 Feb 1901)


J. H. OSBORNE

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:
-Chas. W. OSBORNE, of Michigan City, Ind., who disappeared about 10 days ago, committed suicide, Saturday night, in a room at the Hawkins House in Ypsilanti, by taking morphine. He was an engineer on the M. C. R. R., and brooded over the fact that the company had made an undesirable change in his run. The deceased was a brother of J. H. OSBORNE of this place. (28 Feb 1901)


Chas. W. OSBORNE

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:
-Chas. W. OSBORNE, of Michigan City, Ind., who disappeared about 10 days ago, committed suicide, Saturday night, in a room at the Hawkins House in Ypsilanti, by taking morphine. He was an engineer on the M. C. R. R., and brooded over the fact that the company had made an undesirable change in his run. The deceased was a brother of J. H. OSBORNE of this place. (28 Feb 1901)


James GILBERT

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 M. E. Parsonage, James GILBERT, of Maple Forest, and Miss Ettie ASH, of Detroit, Rev. O. W. WILLITS officiating. (7 Mar 1901)


Ettie ASH

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 M. E. Parsonage, James GILBERT, of Maple Forest, and Miss Ettie ASH, of Detroit, Rev. O. W. WILLITS officiating. (7 Mar 1901)


Rev. O. W. WILLITS

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. O. W. WILLITS and daughter, Miss Stella, returned from Detroit, last Friday. (17 Jan 1901)

-Mrs. O. W. WILLITS and daughter leave today for their new home in Midland. (28 Mar 1901)

-FORMER PASTOR'S DAUGHTER DIES.
Miss Stella WILLITS, daughter of Rev. W. WILLITS formerly pastor of the Methodist church of Grayling, died at New Haven, Mich., Tuesday.
She was born 22 years ago in Pekin, China, where Mr. WILLITS was a missionary. She had been for about a year the victim of heart disease. (15 Mar 1906)


Mrs. O. W. WILLITS

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. O. W. WILLITS and daughter, Miss Stella, returned from Detroit, last Friday. (17 Jan 1901)

-Mrs. O. W. WILLITS and daughter leave today for their new home in Midland. (28 Mar 1901)


Stella WILLITS

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. O. W. WILLITS and daughter, Miss Stella, returned from Detroit, last Friday. (17 Jan 1901)

-FORMER PASTOR'S DAUGHTER DIES.
Miss Stella WILLITS, daughter of Rev. W. WILLITS formerly pastor of the Methodist church of Grayling, died at New Haven, Mich., Tuesday.
She was born 22 years ago in Pekin, China, where Mr. WILLITS was a missionary. She had been for about a year the victim of heart disease. (15 Mar 1906)


Dr. C. L. HOYT

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. C. L. HOYT and family have returned to their home at Macomb, Ohio, called there by the indisposition of Mrs. HOYT's mother, who is over eighty years of age. The Dr. expects to return here in June. (28 Mar 1901)

-Dr. C. L. HOYT, of Macomb, Ohio, has bought a residence on Lake st., which he will put in living shape, and bring his family here for the summer. The Doctor enjoys hunting and fishing, and the family enjoys our pure air and scenery. They are welcome. (3 Apr 1902)

-Dr. C. L. HOYT has sold his property here, and will remove to his old home in Ohio, next week. (18 Dec 1902)

-We are in receipt of a letter from Dr. C. L. HOYT of McComb, Ohio, who has just returned with his family from western Canada, where he has been for several months. He is enchanted with the country and with his son has secured a section. Stock runs out through the winter and the climate, suits him, but we imagine the deer in the forest, the antelope on the plains, wolves and chickens are the great attraction for he loves the hunter's sport. They propose to return next spring, and the Avalanche will follow them to their new home. (14 Dec 1905)


Mrs. C. L. HOYT

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 Dr. C. L. HOYT, in this village, Monday, June 30th. Mrs. Mary A. SCOTT, aged 58 years. The deceased was almost a stranger in our midst, but received the respect of those who knew her patience endurance of long suffering from cancer, from which she is now released. She was a native of Ohio, a cousin of Mrs. HOYT, with whom she has lived until the two were as sisters in their intercourse and mutual love. The body was taken to Macomb, Ohio, for interment, last Tuesday, accompanied by the Dr. and his family. (3 Jul 1902)


A. J. AMIDON

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:
-Charles AMIDON is enjoying a visit from his father, A. J. AMIDON, of Hazelton, Shiawassee county. He attended the reunion at Traverse City. (29 Jun 1905)

-Henry AMIDON and family, from Shiawasse county came up Saturday for a visit with his brother C. W., their little boy jumped from the fence Sunday, and run a nail nearly through one of his feet, making a painful wound. (21 Sep 1905)


Henry AMIDON

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:
-Henry AMIDON and family, from Shiawasse county came up Saturday for a visit with his brother C. W., their little boy jumped from the fence Sunday, and run a nail nearly through one of his feet, making a painful wound. (21 Sep 1905)


May AMIDON

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:
-Charles AMIDON ha been enjoying a visit from his brother "May" this week, who came over from his home in Traverse City, with his little boy to see the "best town in the state." He used to live here, and is somewhat surprised to see our improvements. (15 Feb 1906)


Frank BRADY

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 two-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank BRADY, of Frederic, died last Friday morning, of scarlet fever. (4 Apr 1901)

-Frank BRADYs' are happy over the arrival of their first son. (8 May 1902)

-FREDERIC CORRESPONDENCES.
Frank BRADY's wife presented him with a bran new baby boy last Monday, all doing well. (12 Oct 1905)

-FREDERIC CORRESPONDENCE.
We are sorry to lose from our midst the families of Frank BRADY, Medese CHARRON, and Richard BARTLETT. (24 May 1906)

-Mr. BRADY takes charge of the M. C. R. R. yards at Mackinaw City. (24 May 1906)


Mrs. Frank BRADY

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. M. SHANAHAN, of Grayling, visited her sisters, Mrs. T. BRENNAN, and Mrs. Frank BRADY, last week. (8 May 1902)


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