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

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G. E. STANNART

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. D. McKAY are made glad by the arrival of their daughter Mrs. G. STANNART and her husband from Arizona. They will probably remain for the winter. (6 Nov 1902)

-Mrs. Daniel McKAY is made happy by the presence of her daughter, Mrs. G. E. STANNARE, now of Salt Lake City, who in years past has been here enough to be well acquainted with our people. (30 Apr 1908)


Nettie E. MCKAY

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. D. McKAY are made glad by the arrival of their daughter Mrs. G. STANNART and her husband from Arizona. They will probably remain for the winter. (6 Nov 1902)

-Mrs. Daniel McKAY is made happy by the presence of her daughter, Mrs. G. E. STANNARE, now of Salt Lake City, who in years past has been here enough to be well acquainted with our people. (30 Apr 1908)

-After over a year visit with her mother Mrs. D. McKAY and Mrs. Effie E. LIGHTON, her sister, Mrs. Nettie E. STANNARD has returned to her home in Salt Lake City. Her husband's absence in the southwest and in Mexico, gave her the chance of making a real visit, but not as long as her friends here would have liked. (2 Sep 1909)


A. PETERS

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. J. FOREMAN has been suddenly called away to Oneida, N. Y., on account of the serious illness of her sister, Mrs. A. PETERS. (27 Nov 1902)


Mrs. A. PETERS

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. J. FOREMAN has been suddenly called away to Oneida, N. Y., on account of the serious illness of her sister, Mrs. A. PETERS. (27 Nov 1902)


Garlet E. LOVELACE

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:
-Miss Agnes E. SMITH, daughter of the late Millard SMITH, of this place was married in Toledo, last week, to Garlet E. LOVELACE, of that city. (27 Nov 1902)


Agnes E. 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:
-Miss Agnes E. SMITH, daughter of the late Millard SMITH, of this place was married in Toledo, last week, to Garlet E. LOVLACE, of that city. (27 Nov 1902)


George H. WILSON

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:
-A marriage license was issued here to George H. WILSON of Montrose, Mich., and Minnie E. HOLLEY of Grayling, Mich. (27 Nov 1902)


Minnie E. HOLLEY

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:
-A marriage license was issued here to George H. WILSON of Montrose, Mich., and Minnie E. HOLLEY of Grayling, Mich. (27 Nov 1902)


C. A. HICKS

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:
-We learn by the "Alma Record" of the marriage at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. A. GROULEFF at Muncie, Ind. of Miss Alice SHAFER of St. Louis Mich., and Mr. C. A. HICKS of Alma. Miss SHAFER will be remembered as a former resident of this county, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry SHAFER of Center Plains. (4 Dec 1902)


Alice SHAFER

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:
-We learn by the "Alma Record" of the marriage at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. A. GROULEFF at Muncie, Ind. of Miss Alice SHAFER of St. Louis Mich., and Mr. C. A. HICKS of Alma. Miss SHAFER will be remembered as a former resident of this county, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry SHAFER of Center Plains. (4 Dec 1902)


Henry SHAFER

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:
-We learn by the "Alma Record" of the marriage at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. A. GROULEFF at Muncie, Ind. of Miss Alice SHAFER of St. Louis Mich., and Mr. C. A. HICKS of Alma. Miss SHAFER will be remembered as a former resident of this county, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry SHAFER of Center Plains. (4 Dec 1902)


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:
-Complaint was made by John MURPHY, brother of the young man who was shot Dec. 3, in Maple Forest, being mistaken for a deer by Asa VALENTINE, who fired the fatal shot, for manslaughter. Sheriff OWEN went after him Monday, but found he had left his daughter's home, where he had been staying, the Wednesday previous, and they supposed he had gone to Montmorency county. (25 Dec 1902)


William 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:
-William MURPHY was in the road yesterday about half a mile from W. S. CHALKER's in Maple Forest and was mistaken for a deer by Asa VALENTINE of that township, and instantly killed. The bullet entered the lower part of the throat and probably struck the spine near the base of the brain, as there was no sign that he moved after falling. VALENTINE heard him cry out as he fell, and went to him, and immediately went for assistance. The body was taken to CHALKER's and will be taken to Fife Lake today for burial. MURPHY was afraid of the fool hunters who infest the woods and had put on a red sweater for protection. (4 Dec 1902)

-Complaint was made by John MURPHY, brother of the young man who was shot Dec. 3, in Maple Forest, being mistaken for a deer by Asa VALENTINE, who fired the fatal shot, for manslaughter. Sheriff OWEN went after him Monday, but found he had left his daughter's home, where he had been staying, the Wednesday previous, and they supposed he had gone to Montmorency county. (25 Dec 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:
-Complaint was made by John MURPHY, brother of the young man who was shot Dec. 3, in Maple Forest, being mistaken for a deer by Asa VALENTINE, who fired the fatal shot, for manslaughter. Sheriff OWEN went after him Monday, but found he had left his daughter's home, where he had been staying, the Wednesday previous, and they supposed he had gone to Montmorency county. (25 Dec 1902)


VALENTINE

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:
-Complaint was made by John MURPHY, brother of the young man who was shot Dec. 3, in Maple Forest, being mistaken for a deer by Asa VALENTINE, who fired the fatal shot, for manslaughter. Sheriff OWEN went after him Monday, but found he had left his daughter's home, where he had been staying, the Wednesday previous, and they supposed he had gone to Montmorency county. (25 Dec 1902)


Asa VALENTINE

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:
-William MURPHY was in the road yesterday about half a mile from W. S. CHALKER's in Maple Forest and was mistaken for a deer by Asa VALENTINE of that township, and instantly killed. The bullet entered the lower part of the throat and probably struck the spine near the base of the brain, as there was no sign that he moved after falling. VALENTINE heard him cry out as he fell, and went to him, and immediately went for assistance. The body was taken to CHALKER's and will be taken to Fife Lake today for burial. MURPHY was afraid of the fool hunters who infest the woods and had put on a red sweater for protection. (4 Dec 1902)

-Complaint was made by John MURPHY, brother of the young man who was shot Dec. 3, in Maple Forest, being mistaken for a deer by Asa VALENTINE, who fired the fatal shot, for manslaughter. Sheriff OWEN went after him Monday, but found he had left his daughter's home, where he had been staying, the Wednesday previous, and they supposed he had gone to Montmorency county. (25 Dec 1902)


Dr. C. H. O'NEIL

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. MURRY, of Richmondville, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. C. H. O'NEIL. (29 Dec 1904)

-Harmon MURRAY, who was having a struggle for health at the home of his sister, Mrs. Dr. O'NIEL, in Frederic last week, was welcomed back to his room last Monday, when he resumed control. (10 May 1906)

-FREDERIC FREAKS.
Dr. C. H. O'NIEL has completed his steam launch, and it is a beauty. (23 Jul 1908)

-FREDERIC FREAKS.
C. H. O'NIEL and wife entertained his newly married sister Kittie, who is now Mrs. SWEET. (10 Dec 1908)

-FREDERIC FREAKS.
Dr. C. H. O'NEIL has had to give up his practice for the present on account of poor health. He will go to California to J. STEVENS' Ranch to recuperate that being the advice from Detroit. Mr. and Mrs. MURRAY are here from Richmondville to assist their daughter Mrs. C. H. O'NEIL. Their many friends are sorry to see them leave. (4 Feb 1909)

-A LETTER FROM DR. C. H. O'NEIL.
MISSION SAN JOSE, CAL.
APRIL 18, '09,
O. PALMER, Grayling, Mich.
My Dear Doctor.-I have been intending to write and let you know that I am still in the land of the living and need the Avalanche, but have been too busy getting settled.
We left Michigan Feb. 26, and as I was anxious to try the effects of a warmer climate, we decided to take the southern route to Califoria, and we arrived in New Orleans February 27, and stayed there one week. It was very warm, and while New Orleans is a very interesting it is also a very dirty city. I was sick the latter part of our stay there, and we were as anxious to get away as we had been to see the city.
I had gotten down to 160 pounds in weight, and when I sat down I did it carefully, for fear the bones would puncture my clothing. We spent two nights and a day in crossing the state of Texas, and in the higher altitude I felt much better. I do not believe I would ever advise anybody to take the southern route, for the beauty of its scenery is entirely lacking; Cacti, Sage Brush, Bunch Grass and Sand is all one sees, except the mountains in the distance. New Mexico and Arizona are a repitition of the western part of Texas, except that it is worse if possible.
Yuma is the place that is hotter than the one we read about in the bible. Our first introduction to California was the Colorado desert and Salton Sea, this nearly 400 feet below sea level and is a wonderful thing sixty miles long and twenty miles at its widest part. One of the natives informed me that it was drying up since the government had succeeded in filling in the break in the dam of the Colorado river, which formed it.
At Redlands we got our first glimpse of orange groves in full bearing, and with the snow covered mountain peaks as a back ground made a wonderful picture.
Our next stop was at Los Angelos and for six hours and on to San Francisco, where we spent a day and a half. One can yet see some of the effects of the earthquake, but one would have to know that an earthquake had destroyed the city, from some other source then seeing it now.
We are 34 miles from San Francisco and have a little shack in the foot hills of the Mission Mountains. the climate and change have benefited my health greatly, and I have gained over twenty pounds, feel as well as I ever did and about the only drawback is that my wife need some one to help cook for me. Our shack is on the ranch of Mr. Henry STEPHENS, of the Stephens Lumber Co., and is a very beautiful place, with its tropical and semi-tropical trees and plants. He has a prune orchard of about 200 acres; Oranges, Lemons, Figs, Apricots, Cherries, English Walnute, Almonds and Dates are some of the other crops. The weather has been very delightful, though the natives thinks it has been unusually disagreeable. The nights are very cool and during the day the thermometer registers from 75 to 85 degrees.
I must say something about the roads before I close, and to me they are about the most wonderful thing in this state. They have the County Road System, and one would not believe it possible, especially if he were from Michigan, for country roads to be in such splendid condition; as smooth as a pavement, and all done at a lower tax rate than Michigan. Roads are sprinkled continously, and are therefore practically dustless. Water tanks are erected about every two miles, and are filled either from pipes leading from mountain springs, or pumped by windmills.
Well, Doctor, while everything is delightful in this wonderful country it is not Michigan, and we are anxiously awaiting the end of our exile, and I think if my wife could only be in Michigan now she would be willing to stand on her head in a snow drift. Send the Avalanche to me at Mission, San Jose. With regards to all I am
Sincerely Yours
C. H. O'NEIL. (29 Apr 1909)


Mrs. C. H. O'NEIL MURRAY

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. MURRY, of Richmondville, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. C. H. O'NEIL. (29 Dec 1904)

-Harmon MURRAY, who was having a struggle for health at the home of his sister, Mrs. Dr. O'NIEL, in Frederic last week, was welcomed back to his room last Monday, when he resumed control. (10 May 1906)

-FREDERIC CORRESPONDENCE.
Mrs. C. H. O'NEIL was called to the south part of the state by the death of her sister-in-law. On her return she was accompanied by her nephew, a child of three years, who will reside here permanently. (9 Aug 1906)


MURRAY

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:
-Harmon MURRAY, who was having a struggle for health at the home of his sister, Mrs. Dr. O'NIEL, in Frederic last week, was welcomed back to his room last Monday, when he resumed control. (10 May 1906)

-FREDERIC FREAKS.
Mrs. Dr. O'NEIL is entertaining her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. MURRAY from Richmondville. (14 Feb 1907)


Mrs. MURRY

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. MURRY, of Richmondville, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. C. H. O'NEIL. (29 Dec 1904)


Harmon MURRAY

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:
-Harmon MURRAY, who was having a struggle for health at the home of his sister, Mrs. Dr. O'NIEL, in Frederic last week, was welcomed back to his room last Monday, when he resumed control. (10 May 1906)


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