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

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G. S. DYER

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. G. S. DYER came up from the farm at Standish, last week, to visit her daughter, Mrs. A. BRINK, in this village, and Mrs. BANGHART of Frederic. G. S. went to the latter place with her for turkey. (5 Dec 1901)


Mrs. G. S. DYER

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. G. S. DYER came up from the farm at Standish, last week, to visit her daughter, Mrs. A. BRINK, in this village, and Mrs. BANGHART of Frederic. G. S. went to the latter place with her for turkey. (5 Dec 1901)


A. BRINK

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. G. S. DYER came up from the farm at Standish, last week, to visit her daughter, Mrs. A. BRINK, in this village, and Mrs. BANGHART of Frederic. G. S. went to the latter place with her for turkey. (5 Dec 1901)

-Judge BATTERSON has received a letter from our former townsman, O. J. BELL, now a resident of Seattle, in which he sends kind regards to old friends here, whom he would like to see again. He likes that country and its climate, and enclosed a rosebud to show that flowers were yet in bloom, and the lawns are yet perfect. He often meets our Grayling people who are there and reports them all prosperous. A BRINK has bought a five acre lot near Everett, connected with Seattle by electric cars, and will move there to begin farming in the spring. O. J. and his wife would receive a rousing welcome if they would drop in on us. He does not advise anyone to move there if they have not means enough to last a year or so, until they can get established, and then says they need plenty of sand, and must not long remain a "tenderfoot." (9 Feb 1905)


Mrs. A. BRINK DYER

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. G. S. DYER came up from the farm at Standish, last week, to visit her daughter, Mrs. A. BRINK, in this village, and Mrs. BANGHART of Frederic. G. S. went to the latter place with her for turkey. (5 Dec 1901)


SCHLENK

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:
-At Anderson, Indiana, Wednesday December 4th., of Typhoid Fever, Winfield L. EICKHOFF, aged 23 yrs, and 11 months.
Winfield Louis EICKHOFF was born in Grove, Allegany County, N. Y., Dec. 4th., 1877. He came with his parents to Michigan, who soon after settled in Grayling, in 1892. He united with the Protestant Methodist Church when twelve years of age, and with the M. E. Church, by letter, in 1892, of which he remained a loyal faithful member. Wherever he was he identified himself with the church interest, being prominent in all church work. He loved the Sunday School, the prayer meeting, class meeting, Epworth League and the Young Men's Christian Association, and was highly esteemed on account of his pure life, his manly christian character, and his activity in all their helpful work. He was a member of the graduating class of the Grayling High School of 1897. He also graduated from the Bliss Business College of Flint, Michigan, last June. Soon after he accepted a position as instructor in the Bliss Business University, in Anderson, Indiana. He had found his chosen work and was putting his whole heart in it, and was hopeful and ambitious for the future, and was growing in the esteem of all connected with the University, when death found him, and The Lord Jesus took him to his eternal home. The saddest feature was that his father, mother, sister and brother, and the christian young lady to whom God had united him in unity of heart, could not be present to comfort him in this final struggle.
He leaves to mourn his departure, his father and mother, Charles and Fannie E. EICKHOFF; grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth N. DEREICH; a sister, Mrs. Henrietta E. TAYLOR, wife of Rev. S. G. TAYLOR, of Vernon, Mich., a brother, Arlington J. EICKHOFF, instructor in the state school for the Deaf and Dumb, at Flint, Mich., Mrs. Catharine M. SCHLENK, of Buffalo, N. Y., and Miss Grace EDDY, of Flint, Mich., all of whom were present at the funeral, which was held at the M. E. church, in Grayling, December 8th., and Rev. Howard C. GOLDIE, the pastor, preached the sermon. (5 Dec 1901)


Catharine M. EICKHOFF

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:
-At Anderson, Indiana, Wednesday December 4th., of Typhoid Fever, Winfield L. EICKHOFF, aged 23 yrs, and 11 months.
Winfield Louis EICKHOFF was born in Grove, Allegany County, N. Y., Dec. 4th., 1877. He came with his parents to Michigan, who soon after settled in Grayling, in 1892. He united with the Protestant Methodist Church when twelve years of age, and with the M. E. Church, by letter, in 1892, of which he remained a loyal faithful member. Wherever he was he identified himself with the church interest, being prominent in all church work. He loved the Sunday School, the prayer meeting, class meeting, Epworth League and the Young Men's Christian Association, and was highly esteemed on account of his pure life, his manly christian character, and his activity in all their helpful work. He was a member of the graduating class of the Grayling High School of 1897. He also graduated from the Bliss Business College of Flint, Michigan, last June. Soon after he accepted a position as instructor in the Bliss Business University, in Anderson, Indiana. He had found his chosen work and was putting his whole heart in it, and was hopeful and ambitious for the future, and was growing in the esteem of all connected with the University, when death found him, and The Lord Jesus took him to his eternal home. The saddest feature was that his father, mother, sister and brother, and the christian young lady to whom God had united him in unity of heart, could not be present to comfort him in this final struggle.
He leaves to mourn his departure, his father and mother, Charles and Fannie E. EICKHOFF; grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth N. DEREICH; a sister, Mrs. Henrietta E. TAYLOR, wife of Rev. S. G. TAYLOR, of Vernon, Mich., a brother, Arlington J. EICKHOFF, instructor in the state school for the Deaf and Dumb, at Flint, Mich., Mrs. Catharine M. SCHLENK, of Buffalo, N. Y., and Miss Grace EDDY, of Flint, Mich., all of whom were present at the funeral, which was held at the M. E. church, in Grayling, December 8th., and Rev. Howard C. GOLDIE, the pastor, preached the sermon. (5 Dec 1901)


EDDY

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:
-At Anderson, Indiana, Wednesday December 4th., of Typhoid Fever, Winfield L. EICKHOFF, aged 23 yrs, and 11 months.
Winfield Louis EICKHOFF was born in Grove, Allegany County, N. Y., Dec. 4th., 1877. He came with his parents to Michigan, who soon after settled in Grayling, in 1892. He united with the Protestant Methodist Church when twelve years of age, and with the M. E. Church, by letter, in 1892, of which he remained a loyal faithful member. Wherever he was he identified himself with the church interest, being prominent in all church work. He loved the Sunday School, the prayer meeting, class meeting, Epworth League and the Young Men's Christian Association, and was highly esteemed on account of his pure life, his manly christian character, and his activity in all their helpful work. He was a member of the graduating class of the Grayling High School of 1897. He also graduated from the Bliss Business College of Flint, Michigan, last June. Soon after he accepted a position as instructor in the Bliss Business University, in Anderson, Indiana. He had found his chosen work and was putting his whole heart in it, and was hopeful and ambitious for the future, and was growing in the esteem of all connected with the University, when death found him, and The Lord Jesus took him to his eternal home. The saddest feature was that his father, mother, sister and brother, and the christian young lady to whom God had united him in unity of heart, could not be present to comfort him in this final struggle.
He leaves to mourn his departure, his father and mother, Charles and Fannie E. EICKHOFF; grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth N. DEREICH; a sister, Mrs. Henrietta E. TAYLOR, wife of Rev. S. G. TAYLOR, of Vernon, Mich., a brother, Arlington J. EICKHOFF, instructor in the state school for the Deaf and Dumb, at Flint, Mich., Mrs. Catharine M. SCHLENK, of Buffalo, N. Y., and Miss Grace EDDY, of Flint, Mich., all of whom were present at the funeral, which was held at the M. E. church, in Grayling, December 8th., and Rev. Howard C. GOLDIE, the pastor, preached the sermon. (5 Dec 1901)


Grace EICKHOFF

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:
-At Anderson, Indiana, Wednesday December 4th., of Typhoid Fever, Winfield L. EICKHOFF, aged 23 yrs, and 11 months.
Winfield Louis EICKHOFF was born in Grove, Allegany County, N. Y., Dec. 4th., 1877. He came with his parents to Michigan, who soon after settled in Grayling, in 1892. He united with the Protestant Methodist Church when twelve years of age, and with the M. E. Church, by letter, in 1892, of which he remained a loyal faithful member. Wherever he was he identified himself with the church interest, being prominent in all church work. He loved the Sunday School, the prayer meeting, class meeting, Epworth League and the Young Men's Christian Association, and was highly esteemed on account of his pure life, his manly christian character, and his activity in all their helpful work. He was a member of the graduating class of the Grayling High School of 1897. He also graduated from the Bliss Business College of Flint, Michigan, last June. Soon after he accepted a position as instructor in the Bliss Business University, in Anderson, Indiana. He had found his chosen work and was putting his whole heart in it, and was hopeful and ambitious for the future, and was growing in the esteem of all connected with the University, when death found him, and The Lord Jesus took him to his eternal home. The saddest feature was that his father, mother, sister and brother, and the christian young lady to whom God had united him in unity of heart, could not be present to comfort him in this final struggle.
He leaves to mourn his departure, his father and mother, Charles and Fannie E. EICKHOFF; grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth N. DEREICH; a sister, Mrs. Henrietta E. TAYLOR, wife of Rev. S. G. TAYLOR, of Vernon, Mich., a brother, Arlington J. EICKHOFF, instructor in the state school for the Deaf and Dumb, at Flint, Mich., Mrs. Catharine M. SCHLENK, of Buffalo, N. Y., and Miss Grace EDDY, of Flint, Mich., all of whom were present at the funeral, which was held at the M. E. church, in Grayling, December 8th., and Rev. Howard C. GOLDIE, the pastor, preached the sermon. (5 Dec 1901)


BIGGS

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:
-SOUTH BRANCH ITEMS.
Mr. and Mrs. BIGGS, of Detroit, are visiting her brother, Mr. J. CORWIN. (5 Dec 1901)


Mary CORWIN

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Van Buren, Wayne, MI - page 482D:
name - Mary CORWIN
a.8
b.MI
f.b.NY
m.b.MI

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:
-SOUTH BRANCH ITEMS.
Mr. and Mrs. BIGGS, of Detroit, are visiting her brother, Mr. J. CORWIN. (5 Dec 1901)


WINGOTT

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 son, in this village, Tuesday, May 30, Amos B. CORWIN, aged 72 years. The deceased was born in Lyons, N.Y., Dec. 15, 1832, and came to Wayne county, Mich., in his infancy, with his parents and resided there until 1856, when he moved to Niles. In Aug. 1862 he enlisted at Dowagiac, as a private in Co. A, 19th Mich. Inf., and served until the close of the war, bringing with his discharge an unblemished record. He has ever been a true comrade and devoted Member of the G. A. R. In 1866, he returned to Denton, in Wayne county, where he was married to Miss Sarah J. FELT, who survives him, and to them were born nine children, all of whom are living: John, of South Branch; Mrs. Eva WINGOTT, of Pa.; Oreon, Mrs. Mary BIGGS, Nelson, Frank, Charles and Nellie, all of Grayling, and Mrs. Celia GRANGER, of Noxpater, Miss. He came here in 1892. His life has been spent in agriculture, and he has been successful. He died full of years, an honored citizen, and a devoted husband and father. He rests in peace. (1 Jun 1905)


Eva CORWIN

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Van Buren, Wayne, MI - page 482D:
name - Eva CORWIN
a.11
b.MI
f.b.NY
m.b.MI

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 son, in this village, Tuesday, May 30, Amos B. CORWIN, aged 72 years. The deceased was born in Lyons, N.Y., Dec. 15, 1832, and came to Wayne county, Mich., in his infancy, with his parents and resided there until 1856, when he moved to Niles. In Aug. 1862 he enlisted at Dowagiac, as a private in Co. A, 19th Mich. Inf., and served until the close of the war, bringing with his discharge an unblemished record. He has ever been a true comrade and devoted Member of the G. A. R. In 1866, he returned to Denton, in Wayne county, where he was married to Miss Sarah J. FELT, who survives him, and to them were born nine children, all of whom are living: John, of South Branch; Mrs. Eva WINGOTT, of Pa.; Oreon, Mrs. Mary BIGGS, Nelson, Frank, Charles and Nellie, all of Grayling, and Mrs. Celia GRANGER, of Noxpater, Miss. He came here in 1892. His life has been spent in agriculture, and he has been successful. He died full of years, an honored citizen, and a devoted husband and father. He rests in peace. (1 Jun 1905)


J. FUNCH

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:
-SOUTH BRANCH ITEMS.
Mrs. J. FUNCH, her son Boyd, and Mrs. Ettie NOWLAN, spent Sunday at C. I. RICHARDSON's. (5 Dec 1901)


Mrs. J. Funch

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:
-SOUTH BRANCH ITEMS.
Mrs. J. FUNCH, her son Boyd, and Mrs. Ettie NOWLAN, spent Sunday at C. I. RICHARDSON's. (5 Dec 1901)


Boyd FUNCH

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:
-SOUTH BRANCH ITEMS.
Mrs. J. FUNCH, her son Boyd, and Mrs. Ettie NOWLAN, spent Sunday at C. I. RICHARDSON's. (5 Dec 1901)


FAILING

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:
-Peter N. FAILING, a brother of Jno. C., has arrived from Calhoun county, and entered on his homestead on Sec. 35 and 36, T. 26, N. R. 4 West. He has a good place and will make it talk, as that is the way the tribe is built. (12 Dec 1901)


Peter N. FAILING

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:
-Peter N. FAILING, a brother of Jno. C., has arrived from Calhoun county, and entered on his homestead on Sec. 35 and 36, T. 26, N. R. 4 West. He has a good place and will make it talk, as that is the way the tribe is built. (12 Dec 1901)


Joseph M. "Joe" FAILING

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. Joe FAILING of Beaver Creek presented her husband with a fine boy for a Christmas present, the 23 d inst. (28 Dec 1899)

-Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. FAILING, of Tekonsha, Mich., is here visiting his brothers Peter N. and John C. FAILING. (19 Aug 1909)


Jno. C. FAILING

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:
-Peter N. FAILING, a brother of Jno. C., has arrived from Calhoun county, and entered on his homestead on Sec. 35 and 36, T. 26, N. R. 4 West. He has a good place and will make it talk, as that is the way the tribe is built. (12 Dec 1901)

-BORN-To Mr. and Mrs. J. C. FAILING, of Beaver Creek, thursday, Feb. 6th., a son. John has not yet decided whether he will put this fellow on the farm, in the mill, or fit him for political office. (13 Feb 1902)

-WELLINGTON WARBLES.
Mr. J. C. FAILING is visiting his old home at Tekonsha. (2 Jul 1908)


John FAILING

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:
-BEAVER CREEK.
John FAILING has been working for his father, John C., the past two weeks. (9 Mar 1905)

-John FAILING and family of Beaver Creek is enjoying a visit from his brother and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. GILBERT of Albion. (7 Sep 1905)


Jos. SIMS

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. T. JUDGE and Mrs. Jos. SIMS, who succeeds her as P. M. at Judge, were in town last week arranging the bonds for the transfer of the office, after which Mrs. JUDGE will join her husband in the far West. (26 Dec 1901)


Mrs. Jos. SIMS

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. T. JUDGE and Mrs. Jos. SIMS, who succeeds her as P. M. at Judge, were in town last week arranging the bonds for the transfer of the office, after which Mrs. JUDGE will join her husband in the far West. (26 Dec 1901)

-Jos. SIMS and wife of Lovells spent Sunday here with her sister, Mrs. Charles Douglas, who has just returned from her old home in Canada. (2 Aug 1906)

-LOVELL'S LOCALS.
Mrs. SIMS had the pleasure of entertaining her mother and brother, Mrs. and Mr. BISHOPRICK, Thursday for dinner. On the return trip Mrs. SIMS accompanied them as far as Grayling. (28 Mar 1907)


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