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

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J. BOLT

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. and Mrs. John EVERETT are entertaining his sister, Mrs. J. BOLT, of Detroit, and Mrs. J. B. EVERETT, of Fargo, Tuscola county, their first visit to our village. (13 Mar 1902)


Mrs. J. BOLT EVERETT

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. and Mrs. John EVERETT are entertaining his sister, Mrs. J. BOLT, of Detroit, and Mrs. J. B. EVERETT, of Fargo, Tuscola county, their first visit to our village. (13 Mar 1902)


BROWN

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. Susan BROWN, mother of Miss Louise WILLIAMS, died at their home in the village, Monday morning. the body was taken to Tekonsha, for interment, by last night's express.-Obituary notice will be given next week. (13 Mar 1902)


Susan SOUTHWORTH

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. Susan BROWN, mother of Miss Louise WILLIAMS, died at their home in the village, Monday morning. the body was taken to Tekonsha, for interment, by last night's express.-Obituary notice will be given next week. (13 Mar 1902)

-OBITUARY.
Mrs. Susan D. BROWN died at the home of her daughter, Miss Louise WILLIAMS, March 9th., 1902.
The deceased was a daughter of Rev. John SOUTHWORTH, a prominent Baptist minister in the early history of Michigan. She was born in Byron, N. Y., May 24th., 1818. In 1839 she moved with her parents to Michigan and settled in Tekonsha, Calhoun County, where she married Daniel WILLIAMS. In 1859 they moved to Colorado, where Mr. WILLIAMS died in 1861. By this marriage she had three children, two sons and one daughter. Death claimed the two sons in infancy, and with her surviving daughter she returned to Tekonsha, where her second marriage occurred in 1872, to James H. BROWN, who died in 1886.
At the age of sixteen she joined the Baptist Church, and her christian character was exemplieifed in her daily life.
She was a great reader and fine conversationalist, keeping herself posted upon all topics in current history. The past sixteen years of her life have been spent with her daughter in Grayling. Until the past year she enjoyed good health, but during the last three months she failed rapidly. She was a patient, cheerful sufferer, resigned and ready to join the "innumerable throng," at God's command.
Her death came peacefully, and her casket was borne to its last resting place covered with floral offerings from her many friends. Her interment was at her old home, Tekonsha. (3 Apr 1902)


Daniel WILLIAMS

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. Susan D. BROWN died at the home of her daughter, Miss Louise WILLIAMS, March 9th., 1902.
The deceased was a daughter of Rev. John SOUTHWORTH, a prominent Baptist minister in the early history of Michigan. She was born in Byron, N. Y., May 24th., 1818. In 1839 she moved with her parents to Michigan and settled in Tekonsha, Calhoun County, where she married Daniel WILLIAMS. In 1859 they moved to Colorado, where Mr. WILLIAMS died in 1861. By this marriage she had three children, two sons and one daughter. Death claimed the two sons in infancy, and with her surviving daughter she returned to Tekonsha, where her second marriage occurred in 1872, to James H. BROWN, who died in 1886.
At the age of sixteen she joined the Baptist Church, and her christian character was exemplieifed in her daily life.
She was a great reader and fine conversationalist, keeping herself posted upon all topics in current history. The past sixteen years of her life have been spent with her daughter in Grayling. Until the past year she enjoyed good health, but during the last three months she failed rapidly. She was a patient, cheerful sufferer, resigned and ready to join the "innumerable throng," at God's command.
Her death came peacefully, and her casket was borne to its last resting place covered with floral offerings from her many friends. Her interment was at her old home, Tekonsha. (3 Apr 1902)!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. Susan BROWN, mother of Miss Louise WILLIAMS, died at their home in the village, Monday morning. the body was taken to Tekonsha, for interment, by last night's express.-Obituary notice will be given next week. (13 Mar 1902)


Susan SOUTHWORTH

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. Susan BROWN, mother of Miss Louise WILLIAMS, died at their home in the village, Monday morning. the body was taken to Tekonsha, for interment, by last night's express.-Obituary notice will be given next week. (13 Mar 1902)

-OBITUARY.
Mrs. Susan D. BROWN died at the home of her daughter, Miss Louise WILLIAMS, March 9th., 1902.
The deceased was a daughter of Rev. John SOUTHWORTH, a prominent Baptist minister in the early history of Michigan. She was born in Byron, N. Y., May 24th., 1818. In 1839 she moved with her parents to Michigan and settled in Tekonsha, Calhoun County, where she married Daniel WILLIAMS. In 1859 they moved to Colorado, where Mr. WILLIAMS died in 1861. By this marriage she had three children, two sons and one daughter. Death claimed the two sons in infancy, and with her surviving daughter she returned to Tekonsha, where her second marriage occurred in 1872, to James H. BROWN, who died in 1886.
At the age of sixteen she joined the Baptist Church, and her christian character was exemplieifed in her daily life.
She was a great reader and fine conversationalist, keeping herself posted upon all topics in current history. The past sixteen years of her life have been spent with her daughter in Grayling. Until the past year she enjoyed good health, but during the last three months she failed rapidly. She was a patient, cheerful sufferer, resigned and ready to join the "innumerable throng," at God's command.
Her death came peacefully, and her casket was borne to its last resting place covered with floral offerings from her many friends. Her interment was at her old home, Tekonsha. (3 Apr 1902)


Louise WILLIAMS

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. Susan BROWN, mother of Miss Louise WILLIAMS, died at their home in the village, Monday morning. the body was taken to Tekonsha, for interment, by last night's express.-Obituary notice will be given next week. (13 Mar 1902)

-Miss Lou E. WILLIAMS left here last Monday for the home of her childhood at Tekonsha, where she will make her home again. She has been here so long, and ever so prominently identified with the business, social, literary and church interests of the village that her going is universally regretted. The past two weeks have been filled with farewell dinners, teas and receptions in her honor, and she may know that she bears with her the love and highest esteem of our citizens. (26 Mar 1908)


Rev. John SOUTHWORTH

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. Susan D. BROWN died at the home of her daughter, Miss Louise WILLIAMS, March 9th., 1902.
The deceased was a daughter of Rev. John SOUTHWORTH, a prominent Baptist minister in the early history of Michigan. She was born in Byron, N. Y., May 24th., 1818. In 1839 she moved with her parents to Michigan and settled in Tekonsha, Calhoun County, where she married Daniel WILLIAMS. In 1859 they moved to Colorado, where Mr. WILLIAMS died in 1861. By this marriage she had three children, two sons and one daughter. Death claimed the two sons in infancy, and with her surviving daughter she returned to Tekonsha, where her second marriage occurred in 1872, to James H. BROWN, who died in 1886.
At the age of sixteen she joined the Baptist Church, and her christian character was exemplieifed in her daily life.
She was a great reader and fine conversationalist, keeping herself posted upon all topics in current history. The past sixteen years of her life have been spent with her daughter in Grayling. Until the past year she enjoyed good health, but during the last three months she failed rapidly. She was a patient, cheerful sufferer, resigned and ready to join the "innumerable throng," at God's command.
Her death came peacefully, and her casket was borne to its last resting place covered with floral offerings from her many friends. Her interment was at her old home, Tekonsha. (3 Apr 1902)


Fred PHIPPNEY

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 Jas. PHIPPNEY in Beaver Creek, March 15, Fred PHIPPNEY and Martha LARNE, Justice James SULLIVAN officiating. (20 Mar 1902)


Martha LARNE

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 Jas. PHIPPNEY in Beaver Creek, March 15, Fred PHIPPNEY and Martha LARNE, Justice James SULLIVAN officiating. (20 Mar 1902)


John MURPHY

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 22d, at Frederic Miss Gertrude WARD and Mr. John MURPHY, Rev. WILLITS officiating. (27 Mar 1902)

-Marriage Licences have been issued to the following couples: J. MURPHY and Gertrude WARD, of Maple Forest. Thomas F. KING and Rachael BARBER of Frederic. David WARD, of Clare County, and Edna KELLEY, of Grayling; married at Roscommon, by Rev. Curnalia, Mar. 15th. (27 Mar 1902)


Gertrude WARD

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 22d, at Frederic Miss Gertrude WARD and Mr. John MURPHY, Rev. WILLITS officiating. (27 Mar 1902)


Thomas F. KING

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 16th, at Frederic, Mrs. Rhoda BARBER and Mr. Thomas F. KING. Rev. J. J. WILLITTS officiating. (27 Mar 1902)

-FREDERIC CORRESPONDENCES.
T. F. KING the husband of Mrs. Rhoda BARBER died at the Soldiers Home at Grand Rapids last month. (12 Oct 1905)


Rhoda

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Frederic, Crawford, MI:
name - Rhoda BARBER
a.66
b.Jul 1833 in Canada
Widowed
mother of 6 children of which 4 still survived
occupation - Day Labor
Immigrated to US 1881, lived in US 18 years
f.b.NY
m.b.NY

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.
DIED-In Fredericville, Crawford Co., Mich., May 22d, Amelia, wife of E. WILBUR, and daughter of Charles and Rhoda BARBER. Mrs. WILBUR was born in Canada in 1852, and at the time of her death was 34 years of age. She came with her family 4 years ago, and at once identified herself with the people, naturally social and genial, she soon found a circle of warm friends. She was a good singer; a good christian; much attached to the church and S. S; although adverse circumstances and poor health had prevented her attending services for some time. She leaves a husband and six children and a large circle of riends to mourn her loss. The funeral was largely attended and among the floral decorations was a beautiful white cross. The services were conducted by Rev. G. M. GIGELOW, of Graying. N. E. D.
Fredericville, May 25th. (27 May 1886)

-Married-March 16th, at Frederic, Mrs. Rhoda BARBER and Mr. Thomas F. KING. Rev. J. J. WILLITTS officiating. (27 Mar 1902)


WOOLEHAN

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:
-JUDGE ITEMS.
Mrs. WOOLEHAN, sister of Mrs. J. PRINCE, gave her a pleasant surprise, by stepping in on her unexpectedly, last Saturday. (27 Mar 1902)


Mrs. WOOLEHAN

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:
-JUDGE ITEMS.
Mrs. WOOLEHAN, sister of Mrs. J. PRINCE, gave her a pleasant surprise, by stepping in on her unexpectedly, last Saturday. (27 Mar 1902)


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:
-Mrs. RUSNELL, who has been staying with her daughter, Mrs. Marco TAYLOR, who now resides in Toledo, during the past year, returned to her old home last Saturday. She preferes, or likes Grayling better than Toledo, for a residence. (3 Apr 1902)


Mrs. RUSNELL

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. RUSNELL, who has been staying with her daughter, Mrs. Marco TAYLOR, who now resides in Toledo, during the past year, returned to her old home last Saturday. She preferes, or likes Grayling better than Toledo, for a residence. (3 Apr 1902)


E. W. JENSON

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:
-Last Friday our people were stricken with sympathetic sadness by the sudden death of little Dorothy, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. JENSON. She was 7 years of age and a beautiful picture of health and happy childhood. She had been skipping the rope, with which she was a graceful expert, and on coming into the house complained of pain in the side, and Mrs. McKNIGHT put her on the bed, where she became almost immediately unconscious and only rallied for a moment, having died before medical help or her father had arrived. Mrs. JENSON was in Otter Lake, caring for her mother who is critically ill, and the mourning father took the body of the little one to that place for burial. (3 Apr 1902)

-Our citizens will regret to learn that E. W. JENSON and family are leaving us to move on to their farm near Otter Lake, in Lapeer county, having already sold their home on Ionia street. (23 Mar 1905)


Dorothy JENSON

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:
-Last Friday our people were stricken with sympathetic sadness by the sudden death of little Dorothy, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. JENSON. She was 7 years of age and a beautiful picture of health and happy childhood. She had been skipping the rope, with which she was a graceful expert, and on coming into the house complained of pain in the side, and Mrs. McKNIGHT put her on the bed, where she became almost immediately unconscious and only rallied for a moment, having died before medical help or her father had arrived. Mrs. JENSON was in Otter Lake, caring for her mother who is critically ill, and the mourning father took the body of the little one to that place for burial. (3 Apr 1902)

-FUNERAL OF DOROTHY JENSON.
After the sad event of so sudden a death among the child life of our community, followed the pathos of a child funeral. Friends in Grayling gave many flowers, friends at Otter Lake, added to them, until the beautiful clay was imbedded in blossoms at burial. Her friends about the home of her grandparents crowded the little church, while old family friends aided in the last rites. Her own pastor spoke a few words of consolation and we laid her to rest in the quiet of a village cemetery. The hands that laid her away in childish innocence, bearing back from her grave great bunches of Easter Lilies, symbol of our Hope, the essence of which is more tangible to us amid such leave-taking. (10 Apr 1902)


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