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

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H. NOLAN

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. H. NOLAN with her daughter, Bernice left for their new home in Lansing, last Saturday afternoon. (1 Jul 1909)


Mrs. H. NOLAN

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. H. NOLAN with her daughter, Bernice left for their new home in Lansing, last Saturday afternoon. (1 Jul 1909)


Bernice NOLAN

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. H. NOLAN with her daughter, Bernice left for their new home in Lansing, last Saturday afternoon. (1 Jul 1909)


Jesse DYER

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 home of Mr. and Mrs. A. TAYLOR, Thursday evening, June 25th., Miss Eva L. FARRINGTON, of Lewiston and Jesse DYER, of Vanderbilt, Rev. Robt. HOUSTON, officiating. The happy couple will make their home near Vanderbilt. The AVALANCHE with their many other friends unite in wishing them a long and happy life. (1 Jul 1909)


Eva L. FARRINGTON

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 home of Mr. and Mrs. A. TAYLOR, Thursday evening, June 25th., Miss Eva L. FARRINGTON, of Lewiston and Jesse DYER, of Vanderbilt, Rev. Robt. HOUSTON, officiating. The happy couple will make their home near Vanderbilt. The AVALANCHE with their many other friends unite in wishing them a long and happy life. (1 Jul 1909)


Augustus FUNCK

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 PIONEER GONE HOME.
On Saturday, July 18, Henry FUNCK, of South Branch was mustered out of the ranks of the living, and mustered in to the Grand Army above, where God is the Supreme Commander.
Henry FUNCK was born in Hesse Darmstadt Germany, March 31st, 1835 where he lived until he was 17 years of age, receiving the common education of his country. At that time he came to the city of New York, where he found work as a clerk in a store and later in a hotel. He was married in that city in 1859. His wife died while he was in the army in 1862, no children were born to them. In 1865, after his return from army life he was again married to Susan BOSCH, and to them nine children have been born six of whom are yet living.
He was thoroughly americanized, and readily assimilated the ideas of this government and made himself familiar with its history. At the opening of the war of the rebellion, he offered his services to the country of his adoption, enlisting as a corporal in Co. F., 71st New York Infantry on the 20th day of April 1861, only eight days after the first fateful gun was fired on fort Sumpter. For more than four years he faced the vicissitudes of camp and field and battle shock, never shrinking a duty, however distastful or perilous, meeting every call with the stoicism of his native land, combined with a kindly disposition and sense of humor that made him a loved and trusted comrad. On June 7, 1865 when general orders declared the war closed, he was discharged from the service, as 1st Lieut. of Co. K. 120th New York Vol. to which command he had been transferred with his 1st commission as 2d Lieut. He had worthily won the promotion through the several grades by such service as might well give pride to any man.
Returning to New York City he engaged in the hotel business where he was fairly prosperous, until in 1874 he came to Michigan to engage in agriculture, which had been through life the acme of his hope. He located the Government homestead, where he died, the S E 1/4 Sec. 8, Tp 25 N R 2 W and began the erection of his home in the wilderness of that day. Planing for the future, he started an orchard in his first clearing and the first apples grown in the county were from a tree the seed being planted by him from an apple which he had eaten on his way from the east, which tree is yet bearing fruit, in a comfortable orchard of apples, pears, peaches and cherries which have followed under his care.
The little log cabin which first gave them shelter is changed for a modern commodious dwelling with large barns and the surrounding forest is transformed into broad cultivated fields. His life work must be called a success, his last years being surrounded with comfort and with the respect and confidence of the people among whom he so long had lived. He met the "Grim Reaper" unflinchingly, and lay down to peaceful rest, in the home which he had builded, with all the survivors of his family around him, save one who did not arrive in time.
The final obsequies, on Monday, were conducted at the home by Rev. ETHRIDGE of Roscommon, attended by many of his soldier comrads, and a large concourse of people who followed the casket, which was draped with the "Old Flag" to the South Branch cemetery as a last tribute of respect which they could pay.
The bereaved wife and children, Mrs. Mary C. FUNSCH of Mt. Pleasant, Mrs. Iva C. HINKLEY of Branch county, Mrs. Lillian A. SCHREIBER, living on an adjoining farm and Augustus, Albert E. and Frederic B. at the home, are left with the glad memories of a devoted husband, and a loving father and an honest man. (23 Jul 1908)

-A quiet wedding occured Sunday June 27th at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd DeNOYLES in this village. The contracting parties were Miss Ella A. ROBERTS of Grayling and Augustus FUNCK of Cheney. The parties left for their future home near Cheney. Rev. J. H. FLEMING performed the ceremony which make them one. The wishes of their many friends for a long, useful and happy life will follow them. (1 Jul 1909)


Ella A. ROBERTS

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 quiet wedding occured Sunday June 27th at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd DeNOYLES in this village. The contracting parties were Miss Ella A. ROBERTS of Grayling and Augustus FUNCK of Cheney. The parties left for their future home near Cheney. Rev. J. H. FLEMING performed the ceremony which make them one. The wishes of their many friends for a long, useful and happy life will follow them. (1 Jul 1909)


W. T. KIRKBY

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.
Mrs. W. T. KIRKBY, Mrs. Allison KIRKBY and Mrs. Lee JACKSON left Tuesday to join their husbands at Cheboygan. We regret their leaving Hardgrove. (15 Jul 1909)


Mrs. W. T. KIRKBY

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.
Mrs. W. T. KIRKBY, Mrs. Allison KIRKBY and Mrs. Lee JACKSON left Tuesday to join their husbands at Cheboygan. We regret their leaving Hardgrove. (15 Jul 1909)


Allison KIRKBY

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.
Mrs. W. T. KIRKBY, Mrs. Allison KIRKBY and Mrs. Lee JACKSON left Tuesday to join their husbands at Cheboygan. We regret their leaving Hardgrove. (15 Jul 1909)


Mrs. Allison KIRKBY

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.
Mrs. W. T. KIRKBY, Mrs. Allison KIRKBY and Mrs. Lee JACKSON left Tuesday to join their husbands at Cheboygan. We regret their leaving Hardgrove. (15 Jul 1909)


Lee JACKSON

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.
Mrs. W. T. KIRKBY, Mrs. Allison KIRKBY and Mrs. Lee JACKSON left Tuesday to join their husbands at Cheboygan. We regret their leaving Hardgrove. (15 Jul 1909)


Mrs. Lee JACKSON

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.
Mrs. W. T. KIRKBY, Mrs. Allison KIRKBY and Mrs. Lee JACKSON left Tuesday to join their husbands at Cheboygan. We regret their leaving Hardgrove. (15 Jul 1909)


John 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.
Died-At his home in Maple Forest township, June 4th. 1908, Mr. John PERRY he was taken to Grayling for burial. (11 Jun 1908)


Mrs. John 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.
Mrs. John PERRY of Saginaw who used to live at Robinson's mill, died with a paraletic stroke. (15 Jul 1909)


Silas SOUSIE

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 FREAKS.
Mr. and Mrs. Silas SOUSIE and daughter, Jennie is visiting here at the home of Dan McDERMAID and family. (29 Jul 1909)


Jennie SOUSIE

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 FREAKS.
Mr. and Mrs. Silas SOUSIE and daughter, Jennie is visiting here at the home of Dan McDERMAID and family. (29 Jul 1909)


Arthur WILBUR

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 FREAKS.
Mrs. Arthur WILBUR is now visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. FORBUSH. (29 Jul 1909)


Mrs. Arthur WILBUR FORBUSH

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 FREAKS.
Mrs. Arthur WILBUR is now visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. FORBUSH. (29 Jul 1909)


FORBUSH

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 FREAKS.
Mrs. Arthur WILBUR is now visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. FORBUSH. (29 Jul 1909)


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