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

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G. Walton SMITH

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:
-G. W. Smith, of Caro, has arrived with his family, and is living in W. H. HANSON's house. He is opening a stock of jewelry in the Master's store building, that will be an honor to our city and will be prepared in a day or two, to do any thing in the line of repairing. He comes here so strongly endorsed, that we are glad to welcome him to citizenship. (26 Feb 1891)

-G. Walton SMITH will make you a set of false teeth right and reasonable. Office at G. W. SMITH's Jewelry store, Grayling. Reference those now wearing plates. (18 Feb 1892)

-Miss Bessie COOPER, of Gaylord, was the guest of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. SMITH, last week. (11 Jan 1894)

-G. W. SMITH and family have moved to Fowlerville. Insufficient storerooms for their business is given as the reason. We need more store-rooms. The burnt block should be built up. It looks bad. (8 Feb 1894)


FOX

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 little child of Mr. FOX; who has had scarlet fever, died last Sunday and was buried at night to guard against the spread of the contagion. No new cases are reported, and it is hoped the extreme care taken will prevent any farther appearance of the dread disease. (10 May 1900)


Maria P. WILKINSON

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. Maria SMITH, of Milford, is stopping with Mrs. E. ALGER, and would like to secure house work in a small family. (3 Dec 1896)


Eugene UPDYKE

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:
-Parties in want of team work can be accommodated by calling on E. UPDYKE, on the south side. (13 Apr 1882)

-Mr. Eugene UPDYKE was called to Bay City, yesterday, to see a brother who had met with an accident at that place. How seriously he is injured or how it occurred we are unable to larn. (20 Apr 1882)

-Many of our citizens will remember that on two occasions last year there was quite a breath of excitement on the south side concering the sudden and extreme illness of Eugene UPDIKE. The facts were somewhat covered by the attending physicians at the time, out of regard to the feelings of the family and for the effect that their disclosure might have on him, but concealment is no longer necessary. He had an hereditary insanithy leading to suicide, which he accomplished a few days ago in Pennsylvania, where his family now resides. (5 Jul 1883).


J. L. WILCOX

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-On the 22d inst. to Mrs. J. L. WILCOX, of Grayling, a son. The tonsorial profession in Grayling must be a profitable one, when it requires an addition to the working force of two in less than three months. Success to the young artist. (23 Oct 1884)


Stephen TARBELL

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:
-Stephen TARBELL, at Bedford, who was mutilated by WEBSTER, is said to be improving, and it is thought he may recover. One of his brothers started Saturday to visit him. (29 Jun 1882)

-Stephen TARBELL, the Bedford victim of mutilation, is still alive, but his back and lower limbs are paralyzed. (20 Jul 1882)

-Stephen TARBELL, at Bedford, who was mutilated by WEBSTER, is said to be improving, and it is thought he may recover. One of his brothers started Saturday to visit him. ( 29 Jun 1882)

-Stephen TARBELL, the Bedford victim of mutilation, is still alive, but his back and lower limbs are paralyzed. (20 Jul 1882)


D. W. TARBELL

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:
-Last Friday, during the absence of D. W. TARBELL, who lives four miles east, his house caught fire, probably by sparks on the roof, and was entirely consumed, together with all the provision and contents of the cellar, considerable furniture, etc. Mrs. TARBELL and the children being alone at the time were unable to extinguish the flames or recover all the goods. (4 Jan 1883).

-Mr. D. W. TARBELL, who had the misfortune of having his house burn a week or two ago, has a new one erected and moved therein. (11 Jan 1883).


John NIEDERER

!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. John NIEDERER, of Blaine Township, returned last week from a visit to Ann Arbor and brought with him a wife to enjoy with him his new house nearly completed on his homestead. (15 Oct 1885)

-BORN - On Tuesday, Jan. 10, to Mrs. John NEIDERER, a daughter. (12 Jan 1888)

-BORN - To Mr. and Mrs. J. NIEDERER, May 14th, a daughter. (16 May 1900)

-BORN-To Mr. and Mrs. J. NIEDERER, May 14th, a daughter. (16 May 1901)


Joseph WANAMAKER

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:
-On Monday of last week Joseph WANAMAKER killed a wolf in the township of Elmer. - Northern Mail. (25 Nov 1886)


Maggie W. HANSON

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:
- OBITUARY.
That silent reaper whose name is Death, has again entered our home and taken a loved one from us to the other shore.
After a lingering illness, at the residence of her mother, at Hamilton Station, Rush County, Indiana, Maggie W. HANSON, departed this life in her 43d year. All that medical skill, loving hearts and willing hands could do, was done, but Death true to his mission, marched steadily onward and on the 15th of March her soul returned to God who gave it. Gifted with more than ordinary intellect, we also have reason to believe, that the best of all knowledge, "That which maketh wise unto salvation," formed a goodly part. Her church relations were with the United Presbyterian Church. Funeral services were held at the house, by Rev. J. F. HUTCHINSON, after which the body was laid to rest in the cemetery at Shiloh, there to await the Resurrection Morn.
Mrs. R. C. HANSON (5 Apr 1888)


A. D. COLESTOCK

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. D. COLESTOCK, formerly of this township, is now in Maryland, Caronine county. He has purchased property there and intends making it his home. ( 20 Apr 1882)

-MARVIN POST G. A. R.
As per announcement in the AVALANCHE, the old soldiers of the county met at the court house last Friday for the formation of a Post of the Grand Army of the Republic. The name selected, as indicated above, was in honor of the only comrade who had dided in this county, to the knowledge of any who were present, Comrade Harry MARVIN, of Beaver Creek township, who was mustered into the grand army above.
As will be seen by the roster published below, there are over 40 charter members, and if the enthusiasm manifested by those present at the organization continues, the post will flourish. the date of muster is not decided, but will be some time this month, and then the veterans can gather around their camp fire and live over again the life of field, and march, and battle.
The following officers were elected:
Commander - O. J. BELL.
Senior Vice-Commander - O. PALMER.
Jun. Vice Com. - Thos. LOUND.
Quartermaster - J. G. MARSH.
Chaplain - O. G. ANDREWS.
Surgeon - Alex. ODELL.
Officer of the Day - A. E. NEWMAN.
Officer of the Guard - G. BOSOM.
Adjutant - J. J. COVENTRY.
Sergeant - Major - C. W. WIGHT.
Quar. - Sergt. - A. C. WILSON.
Sentry - C. A. INGERSON.
We give the complete roster of charter members, and hope during the season to add the name of every soldier in the county:
O. J. BELL, I, 6th Mich H. A.
Samuel CASSIMER, K, 30th Wis V I.
Oscar PALMER, C, 1st U S S S.
W. BATTERSON, I, 1st N Y Dragoons.
A. TAYLOR, B, 22d N Y Cav.
I. J. CURRAN.
S. M. MILES, B. 101st Pa Inf.
A. D. COLESTOCK, E, 7th Mich Cav.
J. J. COVENTRY, K, 11th N. J. Inf.
G. H. THAYER, E, 2d Mich Cav.
Aaron ATEN, A, 21st O V I.
F. M. FORBES, I, 145th P V I.
R. P. FORBES, I, 5th Mich Cav.
S. HEMPSTED, B, 4th Mich Cav.
A. C. WILSON, B, 17th N Y B.
E. WYCKOFF.
Wm. WOODBURN, D, 5th Mich Cav.
O. G. ANDREWS, E, 8th Mich Inf.
C. A. INGERSON, E, 50th N Y Eng.
C. W. WIGHT, B, 2d N H H A.
J. W. WALLACE, F, 1st Mich Inf.
H. DAVENPORT, D. 105th N Y V I.
D. WILLETT, M, 7th Mich Cav.
W. HAYNES, A, 122d N Y V I.
A. ODELL, K, 8th N Y H A.
A. J. ROSE, F. 126th N Y V I.
J. G. MARSH, E, 9th Mich Cav.
C. E. STRUNK, A, 4th Mich V I.
Thos LOUND, G, 3d Mich Cav.
G. BOSOM, I, 1th Mich Inf.
L. BOSOM, L, 1st Mich Eng.
Geo. FAUBLE, I, 85th? Ill V I.
A. H. ALLEN, D, 151st N Y V I.
M. PACKARD, F, 152d Ind V I.
N. BARNEY.
Wm. H. ROE, F, 16th Mich V I.
A. C. WILCOX, I, 5th Mich V I.
A. MOSHER, K, 3d Mich Cav.
L. StJOHN, I, 12th Mich V I.
Wm WILCOX, H, 2d Mich Cav.
W. HAVENS,
S. H. JOHNSON, E. 1st Mo Eng.
A. E. NEWMAN, F, 15th. (13 Mar 1884)


George BROWN

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:
-Lovells was saddened during the past week by the death on Tuesday of Geo. BROWN who has long been a resident of this place, coming here from Gladwin Co. at about ten years ago. He has been in the employ of Doublas Co. for a greater part of the time and won many friends by his genial disposition and his many kindnesses to needy ones. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Arnold on Wednesday afternoon from the home of Alfred NEPHEW, with whom he has made his home and he was laid to rest in Lovells cemetery.
(11 Apr 1912)


W. COLE

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:
-W. COLE was in town Monday on a flying visit. (14 May 1879)
-Wonder if COLE thinks he can hit all the stumps in main street. (14 May 1879)


SHIELDS

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. SHIELDS, general road Master of J. L. & S. R. R. was in town Sunday.. (14 May 1879)


J. E. JEWELL

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:
-We are pleased to learn that Mr. J. E. JEWELL who was taken suddenly ill at his camp on Sunday last, is better. Dr. TRAVER was in attendance. (14 May 1879)


Chas. WILSON

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. Chas. WILSON, of Forrest, were in town last Friday and remained for the ice cream festival in the evening. Charley hinted something about making a party at his place soon. If he does we will go whether we get an invitation or not. (14 May 1879)


Geo. M. F. DAVID

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:
-PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF CRAWFORD COUNTY.
Tuesday, April 22, 1878.
Pursuant to notice duly given the Board of Supervisors convened at Pere Cheney; on Tuesday, the 22d day of April, 1879, at 2 o'clock, P.M.
The following Supervisors were found present: Jacob STECKERT, Geo. M. F. DAVIS, Michael HARTWICK, John F. HUM and David SHOOP.
On motion Jacob STECKERT was approinted temporary chairman.
On motion of Sup. HARTWICK the board proceeded to ballot for permanent chairman, as follows:
Michael HARTWICK 4, Jacob STECKERT 1.
On motion Michael HARTWICK was declared elected permanent chairman.
On motion the bond of the County Clerk and Register of Deeds, was accepted, approved and placed on file.
On moition of Jacob STECKERT the board adjourned until to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock.
WEDNESDAY'S SESSION.
Board called to order by the chairman. Present the entire board. The minutes of the previous day's session were read and approved.
Moved by supervisor DAVIS, that the board adopt the rules laid down in Thibet's Manuel - Carried.
The following standing committees were applinted:
On Apportionment - DAVIS, HUM, SHOOP.
On Equalization - SHOOP, DAVIS, HUM.
On County Building - STECKERT, Jum and SHOOP.
On Roads and Bridges - DAVIS, HUM, SHOOP.
On Printing - STECKERT, SHOOP, DAVIS.
The following resolution was offered by Supervisor STECKERT.
RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors, enter into a contract with the Pioneer Company of Roscommon for the County printing for the term of one year - Carried.
On motion the county printing was referred to the Committee on Printing.
The following resolution was offered by Supervisor STECKERT:
RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors of Crawford county act as a committee of the whole in settlement of County business with the Board of Supervisors of Kalkaska County and that the clerk of the Board of Supervisors of Crawford county be, and is hereby instructed to notify the clerk of the Board of Supervisors of Kalkaska county for the action of the Board of Supervisors of Crawford county and request said clerk of the Board of Supervisors of Kalkaska county to give notice at the earliest convenience of a time when such settlement shall be made. - Carried.
On motion the bonds of Samuel REVEL, M. D. as coroner, were accepted filed.
Supervisor STECKERT offered the following resolution:
RESOLVED, That this board enter into a contract with Richmond & Backus, of Detroit for stationary and necessary book, as per memorandum, and adding such as have been omitted - Carried by a unimous vote.
On motion the above memorandum was referred to the committee on finance.
On motion the bonds of the Sheriff were accepted and placed on file.
Moved by Jacob STECKERT that the bonds of the Treasurer be fixed at $10,000.
Amended by supervisor DAVIS to fix bonds at $15,000. - Amendment carried.
On motion the board adjourned until 1:30 P. M.
AFTERNOON SESSION.
Board met pursuant to adjournment at 1:30 P. M. Present a full Board, Board called to order by the chairman.
The committee on printing reported as follows.
To the Hon. Chairman of the Board of Supervisors.
Your committee, to whom the county printing was referred would respectfully recommend you to contract with Frank MATHEWS of Roscommon to do the official printing for the county of Crawford, for the term of one year for the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars, payable quarterly.
DAVID H. SHOOP,
JACOB STECKERT,
Chairman.
On motion of John F. HUM the report was accepted and adopted.
On motion Prosecuting Attorney was authorized to draw up two contracts with Frank MATHEWS, of Roscommon for the official printing of the county of Crawford, one for the Pioneer Company, and one for the county.
Supervisor DAVIS being called to the chair, supervisor HARTWICK offered the following:
RESOLVED, That the board reconsider the action taken on the Treasurer's conds - Carried.
Supervisor HARTWICK offered the following resolution:
RESOLVED, That the County Treasuer's bond be fixed at $10,000 - Carried.
Supervisor STECKERT offered the following resolution:
RESOLVED, That we make it a special order at 2 o'clock to-morrow afternoon to elect a superintendent of the Poor for the term of three years, a superintendent of the poor for two years, and one for the term of one year, their terms to expire on January 1st of each and every year.
On motion the same was accepted and adopted.
On motion the Prosecuting Attorney was allowed further time to draw up the county printing contracts.
Moved, and supported that the Board adjourn until 8 o'clock to-morros morning. - Carried.
THURSDAY'S SESSION.
Board met pursuant to adjournment. Present, a full Board.
To the Hon. Chairman, and Board of Supervisors.
Your committee on finance to whom was referred the matter of books and stationery, would respectfully report, and recommend that the chairman of the finance committee be instructed to order the books and stationery as per memorandum of agent.
DAVID H. SHOOP,
JOHN F. HUM,
JACOB STECKERT,
Chairman.
(Concluded next week.) (14 May 1879)


David LONDON

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:
-COUNTY OFFICIALS
Sheriff - David LONDON
Clerk & Resigter - William R. STECKERT
Treasurer - Rasmus HANSON
Prosecuting Attorney - J. O. HADLEY
Judge of Probate - Dan WALDRON
Circuit Court Com'r - Co. W. WIGHT
Surveyor - Frederick LARKER
Coroners - Samuel REVEL, William H. SHERMAN. (14 May 1879)

-We were pleased to see Sheriff LONDON in town one day this week. Dave is head-over-heels in the lumbering business this winter, and it seemed a little like old times to see his good natured "phiz" among the boys again. (10 Mar 1881)

-Mr. D. LONDON has sold his ponies to a A. J. ROSE. Consideration not known. (12 May 1881)

-DIED.
On Monday night, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David LONDON.

-Mr. David LONDON and family have gone to Portage Lake. We understand that David takes charge of Messrs. Salling, Hanson & Co.'s "tub." (31 May 1883)

-BORN - On the 14th inst., to Mr. and Mrs. D. LONDON, a daughter. (19 Mar 1885)

-D. LONDON has sold his property in Grayling, except household furniture which he will dispose of at low rates. He intends to go to Florida to reside in the future. (1 Sep 1887)

-David LONDON and family left for Tampa Bay, Florida, last Monday morning. We trust that his expectations will be realized, and that he will recover his health entirely, and that we will soon have the pleasure of welcoming him and his family back to Grayling. (29 Sep 1887)

-DIED.
At his home in this village, Saturday, May 25., David LONDON, aged 43 years.
The deceased was one of the pioneers of Grayling, having resided here for the past thirteen years, except for a little more than a year past, when he has been in the Southern States in the vain hope of regaining his health.
He has ever been held in high esteem as an honorable man, and leaves a large circle of friends to mourn with his family. (30 May 1889)

-D. LONDON was buried by the Knight Templars of Bay City Commandery, of which he was a member. Knights were also present from West Branch and Roscommon. (30 May 1889)

-Mrs. D. Lunden, of Lewiston, was a guest of her sister, Mrs. Co. O. McCULLOUGH, last week. (24 May 1894)


Frederick LARKER

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:
-COUNTY OFFICIALS
Sheriff - David LONDON
Clerk & Resigter - William R. STECKERT
Treasurer - Rasmus HANSON
Prosecuting Attorney - J. O. HADLEY
Judge of Probate - Dan WALDRON
Circuit Court Com'r - Co. W. WIGHT
Surveyor - Frederick LARKER
Coroners - Samuel Rev. William H. SHERMAN. (14 May 1879)


C. A. BROWN

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:
-C. A. BROWN & W. A. MASTERS
Attorneys and Counsellors
At Law
and
Solicitors in Chancery,
At Avalanche Office, Grayling, Mich. (14 May 1879)

-Mr. Chas. A. BROWN starts for his home at Salt River, Isabella County, today. (25 Jun 1879)


Dr. S. C. BROWN

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:
-S. C. BROWN, Editor of the Avalanche (14 May 1879).

-JULY 4, 1879,
ORDER OF EXERCISES:
Procession will form on the square and march to the grove.
Prayer - Rev. Mr. EVANS.
Reading Declaration of the Independence.
Oration - Dr. S. C. BROWN.
After which all will partake of a gorgeous repast, and then comes the fun.
Highly interesting and soul-stirring war dance by Chief SHABNEGAN and 12 picked warriors of his tribe, after which will be given the grandest display of Fire Works ever witnessed in Northern Michigan. (28 May 1879)


E. J. RIPLEY

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. E. J. RIPLEY, who has been quite sick for many weeks, returned to his former home in Union City with his uncle who arrived here on Saturday last. (10 Sep 1879)


D. A. BUELL

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:
-Our architect. Mr. D. A. BUELL, has drafted the forms for brackets for the font of Hanson, Salling & Co.'s new store building which when completed will be one of the finest structures north of Bay City. (28 May 1879)

-RED RIBBON CLUB.
A red ribbon club was organized at school house on Friday evening, and the following officers were elected:
President - Dr. N. H. TRAVER.
Vice President - N. SALLING.
Treasurer - D. A. BUELL.
Financial Sec'y - Wm. A. MASTERS.
Door Keeper - Christ SHEIBE.
The club will meet again on Friday evening of this week, when all are invited to attend. (28 May 1879)


Christ SHEIBE

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:
-RED RIBBON CLUB.
A red ribbon club was organized at school house on Friday evening, and the following officers were elected:
President - Dr. N. H. TRAVER.
Vice President - N. SALLING.
Treasurer - D. A. BUELL.
Financial Sec'y - Wm. A. MASTERS.
Door Keeper - Christ SHEIBE.
The club will meet again on Friday evening of this week, when all are invited to attend. (28 May 1879)


Solomon HOLBEN

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:
-FROM FREDERIC.
EDITOR AVALANCHE. - Solomon HOLBEN lost his little log domicil and its contents. Fifty dollars would probably cover his loss. (28 May 1879)

-FROM FREDERIC Aug 18th, 1879 - Alonzo VALENTINE, the trapper, has exchanged some property at Otter Lake for eighty acres belonging to Solomon HOLBEN, and is to make his home among us. (20 Aug 1879)


L. MCLAUGHLIN

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:
-FROM FREDERIC.
EDITOR AVALANCHE. -We have had one case of dyptheria, resulting in the death of a little four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. L. McLAUGHLIN. The afflicted parents are peculiarly unfortunate, as they have lost several children previous to this, and now they are childless. (28 May 1879)


C. M. WILSON

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:
-FROM FREDERIC.
EDITOR AVALANCHE. -C. M. WILSON is having a german rustic fence built around his front yard witch promises not only to be a fence of neat utility, turning even poultry, but also a real ornament to the farm which is about one mile from this place and very pleasantly located on the Ausable river. (28 May 1879)


Rev. H. T. EVANS

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. H. T. EVANS gave us a call on Monday. (4 Jun 1879)


W. ENSIGN

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:
-W. ENSIGN of Fredericville gave us a call on Monday. (4 Jun 1879)


Charles T. BUSH

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:
-Charles T. BUSH, of Cheney, is agent for the celebrated "Gale plow." (4 Jun 1879)


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