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

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Ferdinand M. H. SORENSON

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 license was issued to Ferdinand M. H. SORENSON of Grayling and Miss Susie COHOON of Alpena, Mich., and they were married by Rev. A. C. KILDEGAARDE on the 12th inst. (16 Jan 1908)


Susie COHOON

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 license was issued to Ferdinand M. H. SORENSON of Grayling and Miss Susie COHOON of Alpena, Mich., and they were married by Rev. A. C. KILDEGAARDE on the 12th inst. (16 Jan 1908)


Robert SCOBY

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:
-CIRCUIT COURT.
Court convened for its regular January session last Monday. Hon. Nelson SHARPE presiding, and Stenographer AUSTIN at his desk.
Hattie SCOBY vs. Robert SCOBY, was granted a decree of divorce on the ground of desertion, and the court adjourned. (16 Jan 1908)


Hattie

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:
-CIRCUIT COURT.
Court convened for its regular January session last Monday. Hon. Nelson SHARPE presiding, and Stenographer AUSTIN at his desk.
Hattie SCOBY vs. Robert SCOBY, was granted a decree of divorce on the ground of desertion, and the court adjourned. (16 Jan 1908)


Henry C. 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:
-Henry C. WARD was pronounced insane by the Probate Judge at Pontiac last Saturday, and his son Frank B. WARD appointed as his guardian. Mr. WARD at once advised his attorneys to appeal the case to the cirtuit court. (23 Jan 1908)

-A special of the Detroit Journal from Pontiac says:-Henry C. WARD, millionaire, will have to undergo another examination as to his sanity, Judge DAVIS having granted a new trial on the petition of the family. WARD has been spending hundreds of thousands on works of art, painting and statuary, and the family adopted this as a sure sign of softening of the brain. They instituted proceedings in the probate court to have him declared incompetent, and succeeded, but Mr. WARD appealed to the circuit court. The case was tried six weeks ago and Mr. WARD was declared by the jury to be perfectly sane. Now Judge DAVIS, who tried the case, has ordered a new trial. (13 Aug 1908)

-The trouble between Henry WARD and his family is finally adjusted and withdrawn from the courts, the verdict of his sanity being left to stand. He has filed a trust deed to his son, Franklin B. WARD of Bay City who will control and manage the estate. (19 Nov 1908)


Frank B. 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:
-Henry C. WARD was pronounced insane by the Probate Judge at Pontiac last Saturday, and his son Frank B. WARD appointed as his guardian. Mr. WARD at once advised his attorneys to appeal the case to the cirtuit court. (23 Jan 1908)

-The trouble between Henry WARD and his family is finally adjusted and withdrawn from the courts, the verdict of his sanity being left to stand. He has filed a trust deed to his son, Franklin B. WARD of Bay City who will control and manage the estate. (19 Nov 1908)


Joseph LETZKUS

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 - LETZKUS - POND.
On Monday evening, Jan. 20, occurred the marriage of two of our well known young people, Joseph LETZKUS and Goldie POND.
The wedding was a very quiet one, only immediate relatives being present, the bride's sister, Mrs. JUNKIN of Detroit, acting as matron of honor, and the groom's brother, Jake LETZKUS, as best man. Rev. J. J. REISS performed the marriage ceremony.
After a short wedding trip to Gaylord and Boyne City to visit the grooms relatives, the young couple will be at home to friends at the residence of the bride's parents, mr. and Mrs. A. L. POND. No Cards. (23 Jan 1908)


Goldie POND

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 Goldie POND gave an unique party Tuesday evening in honor of her Aunt, Mrs. T. P. JUNKIN of Detroit. Twenty-six of her school chums were present, and to call it a jolly social occasion would be mild, and the elder people seemed to fully enjoy it all. (13 Sep 1906)

-MARRIED - LETZKUS - POND.
On Monday evening, Jan. 20, occurred the marriage of two of our well known young people, Joseph LETZKUS and Goldie POND.
The wedding was a very quiet one, only immediate relatives being present, the bride's sister, Mrs. JUNKIN of Detroit, acting as matron of honor, and the groom's brother, Jake LETZKUS, as best man. Rev. J. J. REISS performed the marriage ceremony.
After a short wedding trip to Gaylord and Boyne City to visit the grooms relatives, the young couple will be at home to friends at the residence of the bride's parents, mr. and Mrs. A. L. POND. No Cards. (23 Jan 1908)


J. C. EYELER

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:
-PROMINENT MASON DEAD.
J. C. EYELER, father of Mrs. E. A. KEELER of this place, who has been confined to his residence in East Gordon St., Marshall, Mich., with paralysis for the past year, died Tuesday morning at 3:40. He suffered a fatal stroke Saturday evening about six o'clock and never regained consciousness. Mr. EYELER was born in Germany and came to this country when 16 years old. He has lived in Marshall 56 years and was one of the pioneer residents, having lived in his late home 39 years. He ever took an active interest in Masonry and has been a member of Marshall Commandery No. 17 Knight Templer since 1869. He has held the office of Standard Bearer 37 years and was the oldest Standard Bearer in Michigan. He was also a member of St. Alban Lodge and Lafayette Chapter No. 4, R. A. M.
Mr. EYELER was a pioneer blacksmith and operated his shop in Exchange St. for over two score years. He is survived by his widow, six children, two brothers and one sister.
The funeral occured from his late residence in Gordon St. at 2"30 Thursday and was largely attended. The floral offerings were both profuse and beautiful. Rev. J. R. MITCHEL officiated. Marshall Commandery K. T. attended in a body, with St. Albans Lodge as escort, and conducted the impressive Knight Templar's burial service at Oakridge. (30Jan 1908)


DETRAIN

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:
-LOVELL'S LOCALS.
Miss DeTRAIN of Sarnia, Ont., is visiting her sister, Mrs. HARRISON. (6 Feb 1908)


DETRAIN

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:
-LOVELL'S LOCALS.
Miss DeTRAIN of Sarnia, Ont., is visiting her sister, Mrs. HARRISON. (6 Feb 1908)


HARRISON

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:
-LOVELL'S LOCALS.
Miss DeTRAIN of Sarnia, Ont., is visiting her sister, Mrs. HARRISON. (6 Feb 1908)


Mrs. HARRISON DETRAIN

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:
-LOVELL'S LOCALS.
Miss DeTRAIN of Sarnia, Ont., is visiting her sister, Mrs. HARRISON. (6 Feb 1908)


Geo. A. NICHOL

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 on Sunday, Jan. 26, at the home of the bride's parents at Hillman, Miss Mary NIERGARTH and Geo. A. NICHOL, of Grayling, Rev. COOPER, pastor of the M. E. church, officiating. The happy couple will take up their residence in Gaylord, where they will be at home to their friends after Feb. 15th. They have many friends throughout the county who join with us in wishing them a happy and prosperous voyage on the sea of matrimony. - Lewiston Journal. (6 Feb 1908)


Mary NIERGARTH

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 on Sunday, Jan. 26, at the home of the bride's parents at Hillman, Miss Mary NIERGARTH and Geo. A. NICHOL, of Grayling, Rev. COOPER, pastor of the M. E. church, officiating. The happy couple will take up their residence in Gaylord, where they will be at home to their friends after Feb. 15th. They have many friends throughout the county who join with us in wishing them a happy and prosperous voyage on the sea of matrimony. - Lewiston Journal. (6 Feb 1908)


Rufus EDMUNDS

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:
-BORN-Aug. 25th, to Mr. and Mrs. Rufus EDMUNDS, of Maple Forest, a daughter. (31 Aug 1899)

-Mrs. Harriet EDMUNDS, one of the pioneers of this county, died at her home in Maple Forest last week Tuesday, aged 81 years. She leaves five sons. Rufus of Maple Forest, with whom she has lived and John, who is in Oregon, and three sons, William, Isaac and Henry in Alaska, and five daughters, Mrs. Archie HOWSE of Maple Forest; Mrs. J. KARNES, of Frederic; Mrs. J. THOMPSON, of Hardgrove and Mrs. KENNEDY and McCLELLAAN of Tawas. She was one of the grand type of pioneer woman, a friend to all and highly esteemed. (14 Mar 1907)

-Born to Mr. and Mrs. Rufus EDMONDS, of Maple Forest, April 9th, a son. (11 Apr 1907)


Mrs. Rufus EDMONDS SCHREIBER

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:
-MAPLE FOREST FLASHES.
Miss Lizzie SCHREIBER is visiting her sister, Mrs. Rufus EDMONDS. (13 Feb 1908)


Conductor Thomas E. CAVANAUGH

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:
-M. C. Conductor T. E. CAVANAUGH, one of the oldest on the line died at his home in Bay City last week, after a few days illness. He had his first accident on his train in over twenty years, and that but a slight one, in the Bay City yards the day before he was taken sick. He resided here some time, a few years ago and was a member of the Crawford Tent, K. O. T. M. M., in which he carried $2,000.00 insurance. (16 Jan 1908)

-Mrs. Thomas CAVANNAUGH received through the Crawford Tent K. O. T. M. M., of this village, the $2,000 life insurance carried by her late husband in eight days after the proofs of death were sent in to the great camp. (13 Feb 1908)


Mrs. Thomas CAVANNAUGH

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. Thomas CAVANNAUGH received through the Crawford Tent K. O. T. M. M., of this village, the $2,000 life insurance carried by her late husband in eight days after the proofs of death were sent in to the great camp. (13 Feb 1908)


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