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

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George MAHON

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:
-Perhaps the most acceptable present of the thousands given here last Monday, was received by Geo. MAHON, whose wife presented him with a nine pound son. Mother and child are doing nicely, and "Geo" is regaining his usual equanimity. (28 Dec 1905)

-George MAHON of Grayling, Crawford county, Michigan, is a new student in the law department of the University. Up in the northern part of the lower peninsula. Mr. MAHON is known as "Judge MAHON" on account of his office of justice of peace in that county. Mr. MAHON has the distinction of being, perhaps, the oldest student on the campus, for he has already passed his fifty-fifty birthday, nevertheless he is looking forward to the years to come when he will be admitted to the Michigan bar. Although advanced in years Mr. MAHON enters into the spirit of sport for which the college is proverbial and is one among the boys. His activities on the campus and in the class room dispute Dr. OSLER's theory that all men over forty years of age could be dispensed with to the advantage of the world. When Mr. MAHON completes his work in the law department he expects to return to Grayling to practice. There reside his wife and family. Mr. MAHON has only been in the department about three weeks, but never the less he is quite well known to the students and has a kind word for all. At his joining the Webster society, the law debating club, two weeks ago, special initiatory exercises and advanced degrees were provided for his benefit. - Ann Arbor Times. (29 Nov 1906)

-OLDEST RAH RAH! BOY AT ANN ARBOR IS A J. P. FROM GRAYLING.
Ann Arbor, Mich., Dec 17 - "George, old boy it's time you were getting a college education. So I kissed wifey and my children good-by and ambled down to Ann Arbor, where I'll stay until the sheepskin is handed out to me." This is the explanation given by "Judge" George MAHON, of Grayling, as to why he is studying law in the University of Michigan. The "Judge" is 55 years old - the oldest student the University has had in many years, and probably the oldest in the country. As a further explation of his late college course he tells that had he been a member of the bar he could have been nominated and elected prosecuting attorney last fall. That set him to thinking, and as he figures that he is good for 25 years' active service yet, he concluded to study law. He is justice of the peace in Grayling. - Detroit News. (20 Dec 1906)

-Judge MAHON came home from the University, for his vacation with the rest of the student kids. He reports a pleasant time, and enjoys his return to his books. (27 Dec 1906)

-OLDEST GRADUATE ON U. OF M. ROLLS
FIFTY-TWO-YEAR-OLD GRAYLING MAN TAKING THE LAW COURSE.
George MAHON, aged 52, of Grayling, Mich., is a student in the junior class of the law department of the university. He is the oldest student in the institution, the oldest student that has been in the university for years and years and his classmates challenge any university in the country to try to take the distinction away from him.
Although this is Mr. MAHON's first year in the university he is already one of the best known men on the campus and in his department he is a prime factor. To all the students he is "Judge," for he is now serving a term as justice of the peace in Grayling. He is also the town tailor, and when he isn't dispensing justice from the bench he sits on the table and sews on pants and such. He didn't resign to come to Ann Arbor. He left the weather-beatened shingle hanging in the same old place and goes home every vacation to try the cases that have accumulated on the docket. The swains of the burg get advance notice of the coming of "Judge" MAHON and do their decive courting before his arrival so that every thing is in readiness for the reception during vacation time.
At 52 Mr. MAHON is a "rah, rah boy" in a mild way. He doesen't wear a postage stamp cap because he is bald-headed and every college man is sensitive about baldness before graduation. he doesn't smoke cigarettes because he has been used to a briar pipe these many years, and he doesn't take more than three rolls in his trousers because he is a "leetle skeeered" of rheumatism, but he has campus slang down to a fine art and is one who believes in Michigan spirt.
SPEAKS DELICIOUS BROGUE
"Judge MAHONE talks in the melodious brogue of northern Ireland. He has a wife and four children up in Grayling and is one who believes in "Tiddy ROOSEVELT and the high protective tariff."
Mr. MAHON is not taking a college course for the novelty of it. He intends to practice law after his graduation and says he is good for 20 years of practice.
"How did it happen that you decided to go to college this late in life?" was asked Mr. MAHON.
"I have always had a hankering for law," he declared, "but an adven last fall decided my coming to Ann Arbor. The Republicans were looking around for a candidate for prosecuting attorney. I could have been nominated by acclamation, but not being a member of the bar I could not legally accept the nomination. I said to myself, "Mahon, old boy, it is time you were getting a college education, so I kissed wifey and children good-by and ambled down to Ann Arbor and I am here to stay until the sheepskin is handed out to me." - Saginaw Courier-Herald. (27 Dec 1906)

-To the Electors of the 28th Senatorial District!
George MAHON, of Grayling, announces himself as a candidate for delegate to the forthcoming Constitutional Convention, to be held at Lansing, October 21st, 1907. Nominations for the above to be held Aug. 13th. Election to take place Sept. 17th.
Mr. MAHON is well qualified to discharge the duties devolving upon the members of this important Convention. He has just completed his course of education at the law department of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he has made a specialty of constitutional law, and if elected is sure to make his mark in the convention. (20 Jun 1907)


Anita Jane

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 Grayling on Saturday, Dec. 11, 1909, Anita Jane the beloved wife of Geo. MAHON of this city, aged 47 years.
Deceased was born in Hastings co., Ontario, Canada in 1862 and came to the United States in 1893, since which time she resided in Mich., and has been located in Grayling during the past six years.
The many friends which she has made since being here are the best evidence of her sterling worth. As a Mother in every sense of that important word conveys, she will be sadly missed by her circle of friends, and much more so by her surviving husband and family of six children who are left to mourn her irreparable loss. The fell destroyer "Death" is no respecter of persons and called upon her suddenly, but in her last moments she had implicit faith in the Great Creator, and in hopes of a glorious resurrection. Her end was peace. (16 Dec 1909)


C. H. BINGHAM

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. C. H. BINGHAM and daughters, Helen and Virginia have returned from a visit at Saginaw. (6 Jan 1910)


Mrs. C. H. BINGHAM

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. C. H. BINGHAM and daughters, Helen and Virginia have returned from a visit at Saginaw. (6 Jan 1910)


Helen BINGHAM

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. C. H. BINGHAM and daughters, Helen and Virginia have returned from a visit at Saginaw. (6 Jan 1910)


Virginia BINGHAM

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. C. H. BINGHAM and daughters, Helen and Virginia have returned from a visit at Saginaw. (6 Jan 1910)


Wm. 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:
-July 22nd there was a gathering of about thirty of the family and friends of Mrs. Johann FISCHER at her home in this village to assist in the celebration of her 80th birthday. Mrs. FISCHER is wonderfully hale and hearty for her years. Her husband has been an invalid for several years. They have resided in Grayling for 27 years and one son, Mr. Wm. FISCHER and three daughters, Mesdames N. P. OLSON, C. PETERSON and E. SORENSON, with their families are yet here. One daughter is in Denver, Col. and one son in Wisconsin. It was a pleasant reunion. Each of the guests were presented with a Photo of their hostess, taken for a memento of the time, which will be long remembered by the younger members of the family. (5 Aug 1909)


Mrs. Wm. 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:
-Mr. and Mrs. A. R. ENGLER and baby of Madison Wisconsin, who have been visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. Wm. FISCHER for the past few weeks returned to their home Monday. (6 Jan 1910)


A. 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:
-Mr. and Mrs. A. R. ENGLER and baby of Madison Wisconsin, who have been visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. Wm. FISCHER for the past few weeks returned to their home Monday. (6 Jan 1910)


Mrs. A. R. ENGLER 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:
-Mr. and Mrs. A. R. ENGLER and baby of Madison Wisconsin, who have been visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. Wm. FISCHER for the past few weeks returned to their home Monday. (6 Jan 1910)


W. EGGLESTON

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. R. P. FORBES were glad for the presence of his sister Mrs. STEWART of Bay City and her daughter, Mrs. W. EGGLESTON, to help them start the new year. Mrs. EGGLESTON returned Monday afternoon, but Mrs. STEWART will remain for a few weeks visit. (6 Jan 1910)


Mrs. W. EGGLESTON STEWART

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. R. P. FORBES were glad for the presence of his sister Mrs. STEWART of Bay City and her daughter, Mrs. W. EGGLESTON, to help them start the new year. Mrs. EGGLESTON returned Monday afternoon, but Mrs. STEWART will remain for a few weeks visit. (6 Jan 1910)


Rev. James IVEY

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:
-Rev. E. G. JOHNSON former pastor of the M. E. church here, is assigned to Lexington, in Sanilac county, for the ensuing year. Rev. James IVER is assigned to Grayling, Rev. Mr. HUSTON who has been here having declined further appointment in this conference district. Our citizens will regret that Mr. HUSTON does not return, as he and his family have made many friends during their stay. (23 Sep 1909)

-Rev. and Mrs. James IVEY are enjoying the presence of their son, Paul W. IVEY, for his vacation from Lawrence College, at Appleton, Wisconsin. (6 Jan 1910)


Paul W. IVEY

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:
-Rev. and Mrs. James IVEY are enjoying the presence of their son, Paul W. IVEY, for his vacation from Lawrence College, at Appleton, Wisconsin. (6 Jan 1910)


Albert NELSON

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. Albert NELSON and Miss Nellie WALKER of Grayling were united in marriage on New Years day at the home of Mr. Lowell B. FOX three miles north of Grayling. Rev. J. Humphrey FLEMING was the officiating clergyman. The young people will begin married life on a farm near this village. (6 Jan 1910)


Nellie WALKER

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. Albert NELSON and Miss Nellie WALKER of Grayling were united in marriage on New Years day at the home of Mr. Lowell B. FOX three miles north of Grayling. Rev. J. Humphrey FLEMING was the officiating clergyman. The young people will begin married life on a farm near this village. (6 Jan 1910)


Mrs. Mary 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:
-Mrs. Mary LARSON of Galesburg Ill. is visiting her son John LARSON. (13 Jan 1910)


John 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:
-CIRCUIT COURT,
The May term of the Circuit Court for the County of Crawford convened at the Court House, Monday, May 14th, at one o'clock p. m. Judge SHARPE presiding, and Stenographer Austin in his place with his pencils and pens sharpened for business.
The People vs. John LARSON, Bastardy was continued over the term. (17 May 1906)

-CIRCUIT COURT.
Annette PETERSON vs John LARSON, trespass on the case, (breech of promise of marriage.) The plaintiff was ably represented by Ross and Harris of West Branch and the defendant by H. H. WOODRUFF of Roscommon. The jury awarded damages to the plaintiff for $250.00. (16 May 1907)

-Born to Mr. and Mrs. John LARSON, Feb. 14, a son. (20 Feb 1908)


Francis J. TROMBLE

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:
-Announcments have been received of the marriage of Francis J. TROMBLE, formerly of Grayling, to Miss Anna G. KENEDY, of Puyallup, Wash. The ceremony took place at St. Mary's church Tuesday morning Dec. 28th, after which the wedding breakfast was served to the immediate family, at the home of the bride. The bride and groom left for a short trip and will be at home at hoquiam Wash. after Feb. 1st, 1910. (13 Jan 1910)


Anna G. KENEDY

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:
-Announcments have been received of the marriage of Francis J. TROMBLE, formerly of Grayling, to Miss Anna G. KENEDY, of Puyallup, Wash. The ceremony took place at St. Mary's church Tuesday morning Dec. 28th, after which the wedding breakfast was served to the immediate family, at the home of the bride. The bride and groom left for a short trip and will be at home at hoquiam Wash. after Feb. 1st, 1910. (13 Jan 1910)


Otto W. ROESER

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:
-The place of John DOLAN in the Central Drug Store is filled by Mr. O. W. ROESER, of Saginaw, an experienced pharmacist, who comes to us with the highest recommendations. We trust his new home will prove pleasant and profitable to him. (13 Aug 1908)

-Mrs. Otto ROESER and sons, Will and Waldomar, returned Saturday from their visit at Saginaw. While away Master WALDOMAR celebrated by having Chicken-pox, but has completely receovered, and he thinks with his air gun, new automobile and new dog, he will be able to keep busy. (13 Jan 1910)


Mrs. Otto W. ROESER

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. Otto ROESER and sons, Will and Waldomar, returned Saturday from their visit at Saginaw. While away Master WALDOMAR celebrated by having Chicken-pox, but has completely receovered, and he thinks with his air gun, new automobile and new dog, he will be able to keep busy. (13 Jan 1910)

-Mrs. Otto ROESER was called to Johannesburg Monday morning by the illness of her sister, Mrs. WOODS. (27 Jan 1910)


Will ROESER

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. Otto ROESER and sons, Will and Waldomar, returned Saturday from their visit at Saginaw. While away Master WALDOMAR celebrated by having Chicken-pox, but has completely receovered, and he thinks with his air gun, new automobile and new dog, he will be able to keep busy. (13 Jan 1910)


Waldomar ROESER

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. Otto ROESER and sons, Will and Waldomar, returned Saturday from their visit at Saginaw. While away Master WALDOMAR celebrated by having Chicken-pox, but has completely receovered, and he thinks with his air gun, new automobile and new dog, he will be able to keep busy. (13 Jan 1910)


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