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

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Charles W. 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:
-Mr. Chas. AMIDON and family returned, Wednesday morning, from a five weeks visit with friends and relatives in Shiawassee county. (28 Mar 1901)

-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)

-Mr. and Mrs. Charles AMIDON returned from Benzie county, where they had been to attend the funeral of her sister, Saturday evening, and learned that his brother's wife, Mrs. May AMIDON, had died suddenly at their home in Grand Traverse county. They were former residents here and will be remembered by many of our citizens. (28 Dec 1905)

-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)

-C. W. AMIDON completed his cement job at Portage last week, in the building of a fine dock, and a slip for boats 180 feet in length. Besides that, he took the steamer and pulled a lot of dangerous deadheads which were sunk when the lake was full of logs. (13 Sep 1906)

-Chas. W. AMIDON of Grayling was shaking hands and passing the cigars Saturday. (1 Nov 1906)

-Sheriff AMIDON and his wife were agreeably surprised last week by the unexpected arrival of his mother from Owosso, and his aunt, Mrs. REED from Grand Blank. (2 Jul 1908)

-Sheriff AMIDON's new sail boat is making all the other crafts on Portage Lake look as though they were running backward, as he passes by, if he is given a fair breeze. (16 Jul 1908)

-Sheriff Charles AMIDON and his wife went to Manistee Tuesday to attend the annual state meeting of Sheriffs, Pros. Atty's and Chiefs of Police. We notice that the meeting is a success. Such gatherings are of material benefit to the state, resulting from an interchange of experiences in handling criminal matters. (15 Jul 1909)


Laura

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. C. W. AMIDON were called to Benzie county last Saturday, by the sudden, though not unexpected death of her sister. They drove across to Kalkaska in order to catch a train on the G. R. & I. road. (21 Dec 1905)

-RESOLUTIONS OF CONDOLENCE.
Whereas, It has pleased Almighty God to remove by death Mrs. Mahala GUTHRIE a sister of Mrs. Laura AMIDON be it
Resolved, that we extend to our sister member the sympathy and love of this Corps in her sad bereavement. We commend her to the tender and loving care of him, "Who doeth all things well." Trust in god he will give you strength to bear this trial.
Resolved, that these resolutions be spread upon the minuts, and a copy of the same be transmitted to our sister, Mrs. Laura AMIDON.
MRS. JULIA FOURNIER,
MRS. ELSIE ROBLIN,
MRS. EMMA PILLMEIER.
Com. W. R. C. (25 Jan 1906)

-Mrs. C. W. AMIDON was called to Owosso last week by the serious illness of her brother-in-law J. E. FIGG, which resulted in death the 18th inst. (25 Oct 1906)


Patrick RONERN

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 licence was issued by Deputy county Clerk, J. J. NEIDERER on the 13th inst. to Patrick RONERN and Lizzie WEBBER of Pere Cheney, and the marriage ceremony performed at their home the same day. W. C. JOHNSON, Justice of the Peace, officiating. (21 Dec 1905)


Lizzie WEBBER

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 licence was issued by Deputy county Clerk, J. J. NEIDERER on the 13th inst. to Patrick RONERN and Lizzie WEBBER of Pere Cheney, and the marriage ceremony performed at their home the same day. W. C. JOHNSON, Justice of the Peace, officiating. (21 Dec 1905)


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:
-Mrs. Rolla BRINK was given a happy Christmas by the presence of her mother, Mrs. P. C. SMITH, and her brother, M. J. SMITH, of Bay Port. While all were glad, especially little Alice, that both grandmas were present as well as grandpa BRINK. (28 Dec 1905)


Mr. P. C. 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:
-Mrs. Rolla BRINK was given a happy Christmas by the presence of her mother, Mrs. P. C. SMITH, and her brother, M. J. SMITH, of Bay Port. While all were glad, especially little Alice, that both grandmas were present as well as grandpa BRINK. (28 Dec 1905)


M. J. 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:
-Mrs. Rolla BRINK was given a happy Christmas by the presence of her mother, Mrs. P. C. SMITH, and her brother, M. J. SMITH, of Bay Port. While all were glad, especially little Alice, that both grandmas were present as well as grandpa BRINK. (28 Dec 1905)


Franc 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:
-Mrs. Rolla W. BRINK is made glad again by the arrival of her sister, Miss Franc SMITH, who was here a part of last year. Miss SMITH will probably remain here for the winter. (4 Nov 1909)


George LARSON

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:
-From a letter received from George LARSON, last Monday, he states that he is enjoying good health, and likes the Heavy Artillery service. He has been promoted to corporal, and expects to wear the cheveons of a sergeant before long. (31 Jul 1902)


Mrs. George LARSON

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. Charles ADDIS proprietor of the Orchard Springs Mt. Clemens spent Christmas with his sister Mrs. George LARSON. (28 Dec 1905)


ADDIS

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. Charles ADDIS proprietor of the Orchard Springs Mt. Clemens spent Christmas with his sister Mrs. George LARSON. (28 Dec 1905)


Charles ADDIS

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. Charles ADDIS proprietor of the Orchard Springs Mt. Clemens spent Christmas with his sister Mrs. George LARSON. (28 Dec 1905)


Hon. Geo. A. LOUD

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:
-CONGRESSMAN LOUD.
WHO WILL REPRESENT US AT WASHINGTON.
BRIEF HISTORY OF HIS SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS AND POLITICAL CAREER.
(From the Au Sable Press.)
In 1864 Hon. H. M. LOUD came here from Boston and was associated with a company, which built a portable mill about three miles out from town, where was sawed the lumber with which was built a mill on the company's present "big mill" site. - the family moved here in 1867, when George was a boy about 15 years of age. He went to school at Detroit, for a year, and the next year pursued a course of study at Ann Arbor. As a result of his father's belief in the efficiency of experience, the next winter he went to work and the winter following that he "put in" sixty-five miles up the Au Sable river, scaling the company's logs at a camp of which George A. McBEAN was in charge. He succeeded Mr. McBEAN as foreman in the camp, and at nineteen years of age he was given complete charge of the mill, at that time one of the largest, if not the largest in the State of Michigan. At twenty he was employed as foreman of the company's largest camp, having under his charge ninety-seven men, sixteen horse teams and eight ox teams. He was at this time, as always, successful in keeping amicable and friendly relations with the men under him, and, notwithstanding the amount of business with which his mind was burdened he won commendation from the general superintendent for his tact along this line. An instance of his having had trouble with a laboring man employed by him or working under him is wanting, and not alone to the men, did his work always prove satisfactory, but to the company as well.
For the next ten years of his life he was employed as foreman of the mill during, the summer, and had charge of the lumber camps during the winter seasons. He then succeeded Joseph DUDGEON as general superintendent for the company - having charge of all lumbering, driving and farming operations, and on the acquirement by the company of the A. S. & N. W. R'y, was made vice-president and general manager of that concern. When the H. M. Loud & Son's Company was organized he was made vice-president and general superintendent, and he is a member and officer of the present corporation - H. M. Loud Sons' Company.
In 1897 Mr. LOUD received his appointment as a colonel on the staff of governor PINGREE. This was in recognition of his services rendered to the Republican party, rather than for any special work he had done for the governor.
In January 1898 he started on a 23,000 mile cruise on the Revenue Cutter, McCullough, during which trip the war with Spain came on, giving him the privilege of participating in one of the most important sea fights and greatest naval victories of all history - the battle of Manilla. On the McCullough, Colonel LOUD held a six month's commission as Paymaster. Before the fleet left China, however, he was given orders to leave, but preferred to remain in the service, and see it out when there was a chance for fighting.
On his return home he was given a very flattering ovation - a large number of citizens of Oscoda and Au Sable going on a special train to Bay City, to meet him and accompany him home, and upon his arrival at this place, the whole town turned out to do him honor. The fact that this ovation was given him by the laboring men is a source of great pride to Colonel LOUD. However, he does not, and never did, pose as a military hero. On the contrary, he takes more pride in his month's service rendered the Michigan boys in the south, his trip with the Michigan hospital train, and his services at Montauk Point. As we said at the time the soldiers were coming home: "No one could have done more or done it better than Colonel LOUD did. He even forgot to sleep while he had the soldiers under his care, and if he got one meal a day on the way north he was in great luck. All of the soldiers tell of the work that Colonel LOUD did."

-HON. GEO. E. LOUD TO LECTURE HERE.
Every one will remember with pleasure the entertainment given last summer for the benefit of cemetery fund, and those who have had occasion to visit the cemetery acknowledge that handsome sum raised on that occasion has been well expended.
The Board of Trustees of the Cemetery Association are glad to announce that they have secured the service of Hon. Geo. A. LOUD of Oscoda, congressman from this district, who will deliver an illustrated lecture on his recent trip to the Philippine Islands, and Japan. Mr. LOUD enjoyed unusual facilites for collecting material for this lecture and has expended considerable money in having lantern slides made of his large and interesting collection of views. A keen observer and close student, he omitted no effort to get together all the salient points of interest in our famous eastern possessions and his lecture will give most of our people their first opportunity to get a clear idea of the people, their hmes, customs, manners and character, as well as of the wonderfully productive and interesting island where they live.
The date of the lecture will be early in November and will be announced next week.
With his usual broad minded interest in every enterprise of a public character in his congressional district Mr. LOUD contributes his services gratis for the benefit of our local cemetery fund and it is hoped our people will show their appreciation of his liberality by giving him an audience that will fill the opera house to overflowing.
More details of the event will be given and tickets put on sale next week. (2 Nov 1905)

-Hon. Geo. A. LOUD was one of the invited guests of President ROOSEVELT present at the review of the Atlantic Squadron, Monday. As he is a member of the House Committee on Naval affairs, he is in close touch with the interests of that department. (6 Sep 1906)

-HON. GEORGE A. LOUD.
During his term of service, Congressman LOUD has been in harmony with the sentiment of his district, and has been a true representative of his constituents. His service in Congress and intimate friendships formed with the leaders in congress, place him in a position to serve his constituents efficiently. Every letter and request has received prompt and courteous consideration. His record entitles him to renomination at the primaries to be September 1. (27 Aug 1908)


Roxa LOUD

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 dispatch from Au Sable to the Detroit Journal says: "The home of Congressman LOUD was entered by a burglar who, while prowling around the house entered the room of the congressman's daughter, Miss Roxa, and made a noise that awakened her.
The burglar threatened the young lady with death if she uttered a cry and demanded all the money in the house, but she screamed lustily, arousing the other members of the family.
The burglar thereupon made a hasty retreat by way of a window, and was so badly cut that he bled profusely. The authorities are looking for a fellow with a wounded hand or arm.
Nothing was tkaen from the house. (28 Dec 1905)


MCDONALD

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 CORRESPONDENCE.
Mrs. Agnes McDONALD of Cadillac, spent Christmas with her mother Mrs. INGLIS. Miss Lottie INGLIS of Pinconning also spent the cub-tide under the maternal roof. (4 Jan 1906)


Mrs. Agnes McDONALD

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 CORRESPONDENCE.
Mrs. Agnes McDONALD of Cadillac, spent Christmas with her mother Mrs. INGLIS. Miss Lottie INGLIS of Pinconning also spent the cub-tide under the maternal roof. (4 Jan 1906)


INGLIS

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 CORRESPONDENCE.
Mrs. Agnes McDONALD of Cadillac, spent Christmas with her mother Mrs. INGLIS. Miss Lottie INGLIS of Pinconning also spent the cub-tide under the maternal roof. (4 Jan 1906)


Mrs. INGLIS

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 CORRESPONDENCE.
Mrs. Agnes McDONALD of Cadillac, spent Christmas with her mother Mrs. INGLIS. Miss Lottie INGLIS of Pinconning also spent the cub-tide under the maternal roof. (4 Jan 1906)

-Supt. M. L. INGLIS of Pinconning spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. INGLIS of this town. (31 May 1906)


Supt. M. L. INGLIS

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 CORRESPONDENCE.
Supt. M. L. INGLIS of Pinconning spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. INGLIS of this town. (31 May 1906)


HYEL

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. HYEL spent their Christmas vacation with her mother, Mrs. SNIVELY, of Roscommon. (4 Jan 1906)


Mrs. HYEL

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. HYEL spent their Christmas vacation with her mother, Mrs. SNIVELY, of Roscommon. (4 Jan 1906)


SNIVELY

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. HYEL spent their Christmas vacation with her mother, Mrs. SNIVELY, of Roscommon. (4 Jan 1906)


Mrs. SNIVELY

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. HYEL spent their Christmas vacation with her mother, Mrs. SNIVELY, of Roscommon. (4 Jan 1906)


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