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

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Allen B. FAILING

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:
-By some combination between our Typos; or the work of the office "Devil," the announcement we had written of the birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Allen B. FAILING the 1st inst., did not appear. We suppose everybody is aware of the fact just the same, and the happy parents are congratulated on every hand, but what bites us is, that our personal congratulation to "Uncle Co." and "Aunt Becky" now Grandpa and Grandma, were cut out. However we are glad to announce that both smilingly survive, and mother and child are doing nicely. (15 Mar 1906)

-A. B. FAILING has been offered a position by the new lumber company, in Monroe, La., to run the mercantile department, and wil go there to size the matter up the first of the week, A. E. MICHELSON will remain there as Sec.-Treas'r and general manager. Both of these gentlemen will be missed by our community, but if the move will be to their advantage, they will go with the best wishes of all for their success. (31 Jan 1907)

-A. B. FAILING has got out of the cold having gone to Monroe Louisiana to look over his proposed situation with the Grayling Lumber Co. in that city. (7 Feb 1907)

-Mrs. A. B. FAILING and the baby accompanied A. B., on his journey south as far as Dayton, Ohio, where she will visit with her sister Bessie and the new boy. (7 Feb 1907)

-A. B. FAILING with his wife and boy arrived home from Monroe, La., Tuesday, feeling well and happy. "Al" says he is glad of his experience in the southland, though glad to be here again, where he will be found in the old store, to greet his former friends. (23 Jul 1908)

-A HAPPY TIME.
A large concourse of the relationship of John F. HUM and Allen B. FAILING was entertained to an elaborate dinner last week Wednesday at the home of the latter, Mr. and Mrs. FAILING having arranged the affair in the nature of a reception to their out of town relatives visiting here, and as a general family reunion.,
the affair was a most delightful one, and the host and hostess were complimented on the successful manner in which the details of the occasion were carried out. Both are exponents of true Grayling hospitality, and truly lined up to their reputation as entertainers. After partaking of an elaborate menu, the family dispersed, some of the men going to Portage lake for a little recreation, the balance spending the day in various social diversions and recounting family reminiseences.
Guests from out of town were Mr. W. H. MYERS, Mr. Frank MYERS and family and Mr. and Mrs. Art. OLIVER of Terre Haute, Ind. and Mr. Albert H. WETZ and family of Dayton, Ohio. The others present were Mr. John F. HUM, Harry HUM and families, and Mr. and Mrs. C. W. WIGHT. (20 Aug 1908)

-A. B. FAILING's fine three year old driver died last Sunday after twelve hours sickness. (5 Nov 1908)

-DIED-At the family residence in this village, August 31, Emma S. HUM, aged 53 years. Emma S. METZLER was born in Dayton, Ohio, March 21, 1856, and was married to John F. HUM, Sept. 2, 1881. They resided at Frederic in this county for several years before coming to Grayling, where they have resided since 1885. Though she has been an invalid for many years and a great sufferer, her genial disposition has never changed, and she has ever been noted for her jolly friendliness to all with whom she came in contact, which has made her a host of friends who will mourn with the stricken family, for her going, though all must acknowledge that death to her could but be a surcease from intense suffering. She leaves besides her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Cora M. FAILING of this place and Mrs. Bessie WETZ, of Dayton, Ohio, and two sons, Harry, and Clyde, both of this place, two sisters, Mrs. Thomas OLIVER, of Terre Haute, Ind., and Mrs. C. W. WIGHT, of Grayling, and four grand children. The funeral services were conducted at the residence Thursday, Sept. 2. Rev. J. H. FLEMING officiating and the tired body placed in Elmwood Cemetary. A faithful wife, honored mother, and a woman whose hand was ever at the service of those in need has gone to her reward. (2 Sep 1909)

-CARD OF THANKS.
To the many dear neighbors and friends who were so kind during the long and tedious waiting of our loved one. We extend our love and sincere thanks for their kindness.
J. F. HUM AND FAMILY
C. W. WIGHT AND WIFE
A. B. FAILING AND WIFE
MRS. OLIVER AND
DAUGHTERS. (9 Sep 1909)


Cora May MESSLER

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 Cora May MESSLER was eight years of age a week ago last Thursday. The reason we know it it, that some fifteen or twenty of "Toots" friends gave her a surprise party on that day, at the residence of her step-father, Supervisor J. F. HUM. (16 Jun 1881)


-Mrs. A. B. FAILING and the baby accompanied A. B., on his journey south as far as Dayton, Ohio, where she will visit with her sister Bessie and the new boy. (7 Feb 1907)

-DIED-At the family residence in this village, August 31, Emma S. HUM, aged 53 years. Emma S. METZLER was born in Dayton, Ohio, March 21, 1856, and was married to John F. HUM, Sept. 2, 1881. They resided at Frederic in this county for several years before coming to Grayling, where they have resided since 1885. Though she has been an invalid for many years and a great sufferer, her genial disposition has never changed, and she has ever been noted for her jolly friendliness to all with whom she came in contact, which has made her a host of friends who will mourn with the stricken family, for her going, though all must acknowledge that death to her could but be a surcease from intense suffering. She leaves besides her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Cora M. FAILING of this place and Mrs. Bessie WETZ, of Dayton, Ohio, and two sons, Harry, and Clyde, both of this place, two sisters, Mrs. Thomas OLIVER, of Terre Haute, Ind., and Mrs. C. W. WIGHT, of Grayling, and four grand children. The funeral services were conducted at the residence Thursday, Sept. 2. Rev. J. H. FLEMING officiating and the tired body placed in Elmwood Cemetary. A faithful wife, honored mother, and a woman whose hand was ever at the service of those in need has gone to her reward. (2 Sep 1909)

-CARD OF THANKS.
To the many dear neighbors and friends who were so kind during the long and tedious waiting of our loved one. We extend our love and sincere thanks for their kindness.
J. F. HUM AND FAMILY
C. W. WIGHT AND WIFE
A. B. FAILING AND WIFE
MRS. OLIVER AND
DAUGHTERS. (9 Sep 1909)


Francelia FAILING

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. A. FAILING and daughter Francelia had Thanksgiving dinner at the Recreation Club down the river. (2 Dec 1909)


Martha

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:
-Died at the home of his Step-father Perry HATCH in Beaver Creek, Sunday Sept. 5th. Frank MAWHORTER, aged 16 years. He was buried at Roscommon Tuesday. (9 Sep 1909)

-CARD OF THANKS.
We desire to extend our most sincere thanks to our friends and neighbors for their help and kindness during the sickness and death of our boy Frank.
MRS. MARTHA HATCH.
MR. PERRY HATCH. (16 Sep 1909)


Frank MAWHORTER

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:
-Died at the home of his Step-father Perry HATCH in Beaver Creek, Sunday Sept. 5th. Frank MAWHORTER, aged 16 years. He was buried at Roscommon Tuesday. (9 Sep 1909)


Perry HATCH

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:
-Died at the home of his Step-father Perry HATCH in Beaver Creek, Sunday Sept. 5th. Frank MAWHORTER, aged 16 years. He was buried at Roscommon Tuesday. (9 Sep 1909)


Martha

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:
-Died at the home of his Step-father Perry HATCH in Beaver Creek, Sunday Sept. 5th. Frank MAWHORTER, aged 16 years. He was buried at Roscommon Tuesday. (9 Sep 1909)

-CARD OF THANKS.
We desire to extend our most sincere thanks to our friends and neighbors for their help and kindness during the sickness and death of our boy Frank.
MRS. MARTHA HATCH.
MR. PERRY HATCH. (16 Sep 1909)


Columbus D. LEWIS

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. Mary A. LEWIS, widow of Columbus D. LEWIS, an old veteran, formerly a resident of Nester township, Roscommon county, has received back pension to the amount of $648.47 and a pension of $12 per month. (9 Sep 1909)


Mary A.

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. Mary A. LEWIS, widow of Columbus D. LEWIS, an old veteran, formerly a resident of Nester township, Roscommon county, has received back pension to the amount of $648.47 and a pension of $12 per month. (9 Sep 1909)


Walter S. SHAW

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 residence of E. G. SHAW on Monday at 8:30 p. m., Miss Alice M. JENNINGS and Walter S. SHAW were united in marriage by Rev. J. H. FLEMING. The young people are well known in this community, and are highly respected. They start out in married life bearing with them congratulations and best wishes of a host of intimate friends in Grayling. (9 Sep 1909)


Alice M. JENNINGS

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 residence of E. G. SHAW on Monday at 8:30 p. m., Miss Alice M. JENNINGS and Walter S. SHAW were united in marriage by Rev. J. H. FLEMING. The young people are well known in this community, and are highly respected. They start out in married life bearing with them congratulations and best wishes of a host of intimate friends in Grayling. (9 Sep 1909)


Floyd L. TAYLOR

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.
Married at the M. E. parsonage at Gaylord, Sept. 11, 1909 Lizabeth BUNTING of Frederic and Floyd L. TAYLOR of Grayling. (23 Sep 1909)


Lizabeth "Lizzie" BUNTING

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.
Miss Lizzie BUNTING is now serving the inner man at the Frederic House. (21 May 1908)

-FREDERIC FREAKS.
Lizzie BUNTING received word last Wednesday morning of the death of her father, W. R. BUNTING of Whittier, Cal. (23 Jul 1908)

-FREDERIC FREAKS.
Married at the M. E. parsonage at Gaylord, Sept. 11, 1909 Lizabeth BUNTING of Frederic and Floyd L. TAYLOR of Grayling. (23 Sep 1909)


Mrs. LAWHEAD

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.
Miss Ethel LAWHEAD has returned to her work in Flint after making a three weeks visit with her parents Mr. and Mrs. H. LEAMAN. (23 Sep 1909)


Ethel LAWHEAD

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.
Miss Ethel LAWHEAD has returned to her work in Flint after making a three weeks visit with her parents Mr. and Mrs. H. LEAMAN. (23 Sep 1909)


H. LEAMAN

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.
Miss Ethel LAWHEAD has returned to her work in Flint after making a three weeks visit with her parents Mr. and Mrs. H. LEAMAN. (23 Sep 1909)


Mrs. LAWHEAD

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.
Miss Ethel LAWHEAD has returned to her work in Flint after making a three weeks visit with her parents Mr. and Mrs. H. LEAMAN. (23 Sep 1909)


Fred BENWAY

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.
A decree was taken in the case of Maude A. BENWAY vs. Fred BENWAY for divorce. (23 Sep 1909)


Maude A.

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.
A decree was taken in the case of Maude A. BENWAY vs. Fred BENWAY for divorce. (23 Sep 1909)


Jacob KESTENHOLTZ Sr.

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:
-SOUTH BRANCH NOTES.
Jacob KASTENHOLTZ Sr, for 17 years a resident of this county, died at the home of his son, Jacob KASTENHOLTZ Jr. Friday p.m., Sept. 24, after a long and painful illness. Mr. KESTENHOLTZ was born at Nortland, Switzerland, June 2, 1824, and had reached the age of 85 years. He came to Crawford when 18 years of age and at 20 married Rebecca HEATON to whom were born 12 children, of whom are left to mourn, Mrs. Hannah BOSTON, Hartford City, Ind., Mrs. Kate HELMKEY, and Mrs. Emma SHANNON of Colida, Ohio, Mrs. Elizabeth SIERFOSS of Gladwin Mich., Mr. Wm. KESTENHOLTZ, Omaha, Neb., and John and Jacob Jr. of Roscommon. The sympathy of the large circle of friends is with the afflicted family. He was buried in the South Branch cemetery, Rev. J. H. CORNELIA officiating at the funeral service. (30 Sep 1909)

-SOUTH BRANCH NOTES.
The funeral of the late Jacob KESTENHOLTZ was held at the home of his son Jacob KESTENHOLTZ, Sunday afternoon. The services were conducted by Dr. CORNALIA of Roscommon. (7 Oct 1909)


Rebecca HEATON

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:
-SOUTH BRANCH NOTES.
Jacob KASTENHOLTZ Sr, for 17 years a resident of this county, died at the home of his son, Jacob KASTENHOLTZ Jr. Friday p.m., Sept. 24, after a long and painful illness. Mr. KESTENHOLTZ was born at Nortland, Switzerland, June 2, 1824, and had reached the age of 85 years. He came to Crawford when 18 years of age and at 20 married Rebecca HEATON to whom were born 12 children, of whom are left to mourn, Mrs. Hannah BOSTON, Hartford City, Ind., Mrs. Kate HELMKEY, and Mrs. Emma SHANNON of Colida, Ohio, Mrs. Elizabeth SIERFOSS of Gladwin Mich., Mr. Wm. KESTENHOLTZ, Omaha, Neb., and John and Jacob Jr. of Roscommon. The sympathy of the large circle of friends is with the afflicted family. He was buried in the South Branch cemetery, Rev. J. H. CORNELIA officiating at the funeral service. (30 Sep 1909)


Wm. KESTENHOLTZ

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:
-SOUTH BRANCH NOTES.
Jacob KASTENHOLTZ Sr, for 17 years a resident of this county, died at the home of his son, Jacob KASTENHOLTZ Jr. Friday p.m., Sept. 24, after a long and painful illness. Mr. KESTENHOLTZ was born at Nortland, Switzerland, June 2, 1824, and had reached the age of 85 years. He came to Crawford when 18 years of age and at 20 married Rebecca HEATON to whom were born 12 children, of whom are left to mourn, Mrs. Hannah BOSTON, Hartford City, Ind., Mrs. Kate HELMKEY, and Mrs. Emma SHANNON of Colida, Ohio, Mrs. Elizabeth SIERFOSS of Gladwin Mich., Mr. Wm. KESTENHOLTZ, Omaha, Neb., and John and Jacob Jr. of Roscommon. The sympathy of the large circle of friends is with the afflicted family. He was buried in the South Branch cemetery, Rev. J. H. CORNELIA officiating at the funeral service. (30 Sep 1909)


John KESTENHOLTZ

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:
-SOUTH BRANCH NOTES.
Jacob KASTENHOLTZ Sr, for 17 years a resident of this county, died at the home of his son, Jacob KASTENHOLTZ Jr. Friday p.m., Sept. 24, after a long and painful illness. Mr. KESTENHOLTZ was born at Nortland, Switzerland, June 2, 1824, and had reached the age of 85 years. He came to Crawford when 18 years of age and at 20 married Rebecca HEATON to whom were born 12 children, of whom are left to mourn, Mrs. Hannah BOSTON, Hartford City, Ind., Mrs. Kate HELMKEY, and Mrs. Emma SHANNON of Colida, Ohio, Mrs. Elizabeth SIERFOSS of Gladwin Mich., Mr. Wm. KESTENHOLTZ, Omaha, Neb., and John and Jacob Jr. of Roscommon. The sympathy of the large circle of friends is with the afflicted family. He was buried in the South Branch cemetery, Rev. J. H. CORNELIA officiating at the funeral service. (30 Sep 1909)


Jacob KESTENHOLTZ Jr.

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:
-SOUTH BRANCH NOTES.
Jacob KASTENHOLTZ Sr, for 17 years a resident of this county, died at the home of his son, Jacob KASTENHOLTZ Jr. Friday p.m., Sept. 24, after a long and painful illness. Mr. KESTENHOLTZ was born at Nortland, Switzerland, June 2, 1824, and had reached the age of 85 years. He came to Crawford when 18 years of age and at 20 married Rebecca HEATON to whom were born 12 children, of whom are left to mourn, Mrs. Hannah BOSTON, Hartford City, Ind., Mrs. Kate HELMKEY, and Mrs. Emma SHANNON of Colida, Ohio, Mrs. Elizabeth SIERFOSS of Gladwin Mich., Mr. Wm. KESTENHOLTZ, Omaha, Neb., and John and Jacob Jr. of Roscommon. The sympathy of the large circle of friends is with the afflicted family. He was buried in the South Branch cemetery, Rev. J. H. CORNELIA officiating at the funeral service. (30 Sep 1909)


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