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

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Leo PURPLE

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:
-HARDGROVE HAPPENINGS.
Married-At the home of the bride's parents Jan. 1, Miss Lizzie PERRY and Mr. Leo PURPLE. Conrad HOUSE tied the knot. (9 Jan 1908)

HARDGROVE HAPPENINGS.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo PURPLE buried their infant daughter Saturday. (26 Nov 1908)


Lizzie PERRY

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:
-HARDGROVE HAPPENINGS.
Married-At the home of the bride's parents Jan. 1, Miss Lizzie PERRY and Mr. Leo PURPLE. Conrad HOUSE tied the knot. (9 Jan 1908)


SILSBY

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 BREEZES.
-Fred and Hugh SILSBY from Detroit are here visiting their uncle, Charles SILSBY. (9 Jan 1908)


Charles SILSBY

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 BREEZES.
-Fred and Hugh SILSBY from Detroit are here visiting their uncle, Charles SILSBY. (9 Jan 1908)

-Died-At her home in Traverse City Thursday, September 3rd., Cora METCALF, wife of George E. METCALF, and daughter of the late Isaac M. SILSBY of Beaver Creek, of Typhoid fever. The deceased will be remembered throughout this county where most of her life has been spent. Her daughter is reported as dangerously ill of the same disease. Supervisor Charles SILSBY, of Beaver Creek went over Saturday to be present at the funeral service Sunday. (10 Oct 1908)

-Ex-supervisor Charles SILSBY of Beaver Creek was in town one day last week with his proverbial smile which will never leave him, greatly enlarged and improved, for the reason that he is now Grandpa to a baby girl who is visiting Fred and his wife in Detroit. (11 Nov 1909)


SILSBY

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 BREEZES.
-Fred and Hugh SILSBY from Detroit are here visiting their uncle, Charles SILSBY. (9 Jan 1908)


Fred SILSBY

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 BREEZES.
-Fred and Hugh SILSBY from Detroit are here visiting their uncle, Charles SILSBY. (9 Jan 1908)


Hugh SILSBY

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 BREEZES.
-Fred and Hugh SILSBY from Detroit are here visiting their uncle, Charles SILSBY. (9 Jan 1908)


POQUETT

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 BREEZES.
Mrs. POQUETT was up north visiting her brother, George BELMORE. (9 Jan 1908)


Mrs. POQUETT

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 BREEZES.
Mrs. POQUETT was up north visiting her brother, George BELMORE. (9 Jan 1908)


BELMORE

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 BREEZES.
Mrs. POQUETT was up north visiting her brother, George BELMORE. (9 Jan 1908)


George BELMORE

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 BREEZES.
Mrs. POQUETT was up north visiting her brother, George BELMORE. (9 Jan 1908)


Alfred BAKER

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. Alfred BAKER returned to her lonely home in Bay City Monday, from the burial of her husband here last Thursday. She has the sympathy of our entire community. (9 Jan 1908)

-DEATH OF ALFRED BAKER.
The Bay City Tribune of Jan. 2nd says: In plain sight of a crowd of people who stood on the platform of the west side Michigan Central depot waiting for the departure of the Midland train at 2:45 yesterday afternoon, Alfred BAKER, a switchman, was almost instantly killed between two cars while trying to make a coupling. The cars stood on the curve of the "Y" where the track bends to cross the river. BAKER stood on the footboard of the engine and was engaged in breaking forward. For some reason he jumped from the engine and ran to the rear of the train to assist in making the coupling. He was on the narrow side of the train where the corners of the cars come much closer together than on the opposite side, when on a curve. As the cars came together they caught BAKER's head, crushing it.
The horrified spectators on the depot platform viewed the body while an ambulance came from mercy hospital. BAKER was hurried to the hospital where he died about 10 minutes after his arrival.
He began railroad work last July and was on a regular run for a time. Lately he has worked as switchman in the yard. He leaves his wife and 8-months-old daughter, who reside on North Dean street. The family came here from Grayling but a short time ago and were not fully settled in their new home although occupying the dwelling. Mrs. BAKER refused consolation when at the hospital she viewed the body of her husband. She has made but few acquaintances since coming here and kind hearted railroad men and the sisters at the hospital did what they could to comfort her. Friends in Grayling were notified at once.
The body was brought here on the p. m. train last Thursday, when funeral services were held in the M. E. church and interment made in Elmwood Cemetery. (9 Jan 1908)


Mrs. Alfred BAKER

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. Alfred BAKER returned to her lonely home in Bay City Monday, from the burial of her husband here last Thursday. She has the sympathy of our entire community. (9 Jan 1908)


G. CROTEAU

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. G. CROTEAU spent a happy holiday week at her father's, J. ROYCE, in South Branch. It was a special rest for him from his R. R. work. (9 Jan 1908)


Mrs. G. CROTEAU

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. G. CROTEAU spent a happy holiday week at her father's, J. ROYCE, in South Branch. It was a special rest for him from his R. R. work. (9 Jan 1908)


J. ROYCE

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. G. CROTEAU spent a happy holiday week at her father's, J. ROYCE, in South Branch. It was a special rest for him from his R. R. work. (9 Jan 1908)


Mrs. Iva W. CASE

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. Iva W. CASE, aged 76, a pioneer resident of Brighton and mother of Mrs. Joseph PATTERSON, a former resident here, died at her home the 6th inst. (9 Jan 1908)


Anthony R. ENGLER

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-January 11, '08, by J. J. NIEDERER, Anthony R. ENGLER of Madison, Wis. and Miss Margreth FISCHER of Grayling. (16 Jan 1908)


Margreth FISCHER

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-January 11, '08, by J. J. NIEDERER, Anthony R. ENGLER of Madison, Wis. and Miss Margreth FISCHER of Grayling. (16 Jan 1908)

-Mrs. INGLEY, nee Margaret FISCHER, now of Madison, Wis., arrived here last Thursday for a visit at the paternal home, and with her school-day friends. (4 Nov 1909)


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