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

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G. M. CHENEY

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 met Mr. G. M. CHENEY, of the village of Cheney, on the train last Saturday, and he informed us that he was making preparations to erect a boarding house at Higgins' Lake for the accommodation of visitors, and will be prepared to furnish accommodations for all who may give him a call. He also informed us that preparations were being made to place a steamer on the lake the present summer. Pleasure seekers will do well to remember this; and govern themselves accordingly. (4 Jun 1879)


James AUSTIN

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:
-James AUSTIN, an employee in Archer's camp, accidently cut his foot last Monday morning, which will disable him for some time. (25 Jun 1879)


Frank LADOW

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 infant son of Mr. Frank LADOW accidently swallowed a penny a few days ago. Although very ill for a short time, he has entirely recovered from its effect. (2 Jul 1879)

-Frank LaDOW is the Boss Shoe maker in Michigan.
He is prepared to make a FIRST-CLASS Pair of BOOTS
ON SHORT NOTICE.
Special attention given to all kinds of repairing.
LADIES
will do well to bear in mind the fact that FRANK can do a good job of repairing.
He also repairs
CHILDREN SHOES.
GO TO FRANK'S SHOE SHOP,
for
Dress Boots, Hunting Boots, Stogies or Shoes,
All work done on short notice, and Guaranteed.
Shop one door east of Post Office, Grayling, Mich. (3 Sep 1879)


Alonzo VALENTINE

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 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)


D. HUBERT

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. D. HUBERT returned from Waldron, Ill., last Tuesday, whither he had been summoned to attend the bedside of his sick mother. He brought with him his sister and family, who are now at his camp. (26 Nov 1879)


Owen WALSH

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:
- Owen WALSH was killed at Nester's camp, Roscommon county, Saturday, by two logs rolling over him. His fa-(the rest is missing) ( 24 Feb 1881)


Rev. E. E. HALL

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. E. HALL returned from a visit to Northern New York, on Monday of this week, but the best part of it is he did not come alone, but under the escort of Mrs. HALL, which acquisition to the elders' happiness was secured during his visit. We wish them joy in their new found relation. (10 Mar 1881)

-We see by the Ogemaw Herald that Rev. E. E. HALL, formerly of Grayling, has purchased for $700 a building and lot, in West Branch, of G. D. DUNLAP, also a former resident of Grayling, and is to engage in the meat market business, while Mr. DUNLAP takes his family and hies him to Oregon. (28 Apr 1881)


W. D. SWADER

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. W. D. SWADER's familiar gait is once more recognized on our streets. ( 17 Mar 1881)


Joseph 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:
-Mr. Joseph WILCOX, of Center Plains, recently sold his farm to a Mr. MOON, who will soon take possession. We hope he'll shine in on us when he comes, and ask to have an AVALANCHE visit his premises 'bout once a week'. (24 Mar 1881)


J. C. FLISHER

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. J. C. FLISHER, late of Chesaning, Saginaw county, has taken up his permanent abode with us, and expects his family to follow shortly; and, as a matter of course, orders the AVALANCHT to be dropped in the office to his address. (31 Mar 1881)


Edward FULLER

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:
-Ho! for Oregon! Mr. Edward FULLER! long familiar to our citizens, and lately in the employ of J. O. HADLEY, embarks aboard his lumber wagon and starts for Oregon today. The great over-land journey will be by easy stages; his first stopping point being his old home in Livingston county. From thence he will push onward through a portion of Indiana, and across the great State of Illinois, and crossing the mighty "father of waters," the Mississippi, continue westward to Omaha, where he expects to "lay-to" and wait for a friend or two. The objective point of his journey is Portland, which he expects to make by team - providing he don't get "his price" for the same ere he gets through; and, if so, will continue on "just the same," by rail. The team he drives is J. C. GOODALE's well-known "Blackhawks," and will be followed by that gentleman and family, some time next month.(31 Mar 1881)


Rudolph KERNS

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. Rudolph KERNS, who has been employed in Mantz's camp during the past Winter, received intelligence of the severe illness of his parents, last week, and departed for Ann Arbor at once, to attend them. (7 Apr 1881)


H. I. PENOYAR

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 in receipt of the sad intelligence of the death of Mr. H. I. PENOYAR, on the 13th inst., who taught the Winter term of school in Grove, and who, at the time of his death, was attending the Agricultural College at Lansing. Mr. PENOYAR was a close student, and his sudden death by congetion of the Lungs, is a sad blow to his many friends, as he was a genial, whole-souled young man, and won friends wherever placed by his sterling good qualities. ( 21 Apr 1881)


Bertie TRYON

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:
-Master Bertie TRYON went to Saginaw Monday, to accept a situation as an operator, for the F.&P. M. R. R. (5 May 1881)

-We learn that Master Bert TRYON is located at Midland City, in the employ of the F. & P. M. R. R., as an operator. Bert is a young man of promise, and our best wishes are with him for future success. ( 12 May 1881)


G. D. DUNLAP

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 see by the Ogemaw Herald that Rev. E. E. HALL, formerly of Grayling, has purchased for $700 a building and lot, in West Branch, of G. D. DUNLAP, also a former resident of Grayling, and is to engage in the meat market business, while Mr. DUNLAP takes his family and hies him to Oregon. (28 Apr 1881)

-Mr. G. D. Dunlap, whom we mentioned as about removing to Oregon, in our issue of last week, changed his mind, and has rented a meat market in Gaylord for six months, and will dispense meat and sell soup-bones at the customary price to the Gaylordites. (5 May 1881)


Thos. BENSON

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. Thos. BENSON, a scaler in one of Salling, Hanson & Co.'s camps, lost a little daughter by diphtheria, yesterday evening, aged 2 years and 4 months. (5 May 1881)


Joseph ARCHER

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. Joseph ARCHER has started a new lumber camp on the Manistee, near D. HUBERT's camp. ( 12 May 1881)


M. METCALF

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 M. METCALF has recently arrived in Center Plains with his family, where he has located 160 acres, and has let the contract of building an $800.00 residence to Mr. I. M. SILSBY. (12 May 1881)

-Mr. and Mrs. L. SPAYDE, of Whitesville, Allegheny Co., N. Y., are visiting with Mr. and Mrs. METCALF. Mrs. M. is their niece. (29 Jul 1886)


James B. SEEDER

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. James SEEDER, of this village, is now happy. Its a boy, and came to to town last Friday, and weighed 10 lbs. without pants. (19 May 1881)


Mattie FLETCHER

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 Mattie FLETCHER, of Grayling, is the new school ma'am in district No. 5, Grove township, which duties she assumed on Monday last, with a fair enrollment. (19 May 1881)


Maurice BIRDSALL

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. Maurice BIRDSALL, of Fenton, Genesee county, who recently located a homestead in Maple Forest, in the Forbes neighborhood, came on this week to remain and work his land. (19 May 1881)

-As we go to press, word is brought that Morris BIRDSALL was found dead in the East Branch, about a mile above his house, last night. He was an old pensioner, living alone and nearly blind. The Pros. Attorney has gone to the scene, as there is a suspicion of foul play. (10 Dec 1891)

-Maurice BIRDSALL, the old veteran, whose body was found on the banks of the East Branch, was buried in the Grayling cemetery last Sunday, by Marvin Post Grand Army of the Republic. He was not a member of the order, but on account of his services during the rebellion, they paid the last sad rites the same as if he had held the highest position in the order. (17 Dec 1891)

-A sister of Maurice BIRDSALL, who died in Maple Forest township, in destitute circumstances, lately died in California, worth over three million dollars. She bequeathed one million to found a hospital for widows and children and $400,000 to distant relatives and friends; the balance to her seven brothers and sisters. She offered to provide munificently for Maurice, during his lifetime, but he preferred to live the life he led. (12 Apr 1894)


Chas. HOMER

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. Chas. HOMER, of Chesaning, well known to our citizens, having previously lived in this place, was shot in the face while assisting to quell a riot at a bowery dance in Chesaning, on the 7th inst., between a lot of showman and the dancers. (9 Jun 1881)


Minnie DONAHUE

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 Minnie DONAHUE departed this place on Monday for Lennon, Genesee county, which is to be her future address until further orders, and where an AVALANCHE will greet her about once a week. (9 Jun 1881)


H. M. ALGER

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. H. ALGER, of Summit county, Ohio, is the guest of A. F. BRADLEY, of Grove, and has come to this county with a view to permanently remaining if things are satisfactory to him after more mature inspection. Mr. ALGER is said to be a school teacher of much ability, having taught in the public schools of that State for a number of years past, with great success, and should he decide to remain will send on for his family, and will no doubt form a good acquisition to our already thriving community. (9 Jun 1881)

-Mr. H. M. ALGER, who has been stopping in this village for a few weeks, and recently from Ohio, has been engaged to teach the Roscommon school at $50 per month. Mr. ALGER sustains a high reputation as an educator, and we are glad to learn of this recognition of his talents. (21 Jul 1881)


Jimmie WOODBURN

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:
-PERE CHENEY, May 31, 1881. - If you see Jimmie WOODBURN, don't ask him what makes him look so pleasant. He says he is tired of buying cigars. It is girl 9 1/4 pounds. (9 Jun 1881)


Freeman 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:
-A little four year old daughter of Mr. Freeman ENSIGN, of Fredericville, died on Tuesday of this week of diphtheria, while his other two children are reported better of it. (16 Jun 1881)

-FREDERICVILLE, JULY 5, 1881. EDITOR AVALANCHE:- The 4th passed off quietly with us. A few went to Otsego and a few to Grayling, but nearly all of our citizens staid at home and endeavored to keep cool. All unanimously agreed that it was hot, and to day, the 5th, is still hotter. We are in hopes that the diphtheria is at last stayed in this vicinity. there have been five deaths from this dreaded malady. the saddest case being the family of Adelbert A. CARRIER, our township clerk. His wife and two little ones died within one week's time. He has the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community. The other two cases were the little girl of Freeman ENSIGN, and a little boy of ---- SMITH, who lives about two miles east of this village. (7 Jul 1881)

-Free ENSIGN, of Frederic, was found dead in his bed last Monday, Ossification of arteries leading to the heart was the cause of his death. (3 Oct 1889)


John 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. John WALKER recently disposed of his farm of 240 acres, situated near this village, together with his village property, and household effects, to Mr. Chris RANGE, of this village, for a consideration of $1,200. Mr. WALKER and family are soon expecting to depart for England, hence the sale. (16 Jun 1881)

-Mr. and Mrs. John WALKER departed for the old country (England) on Monday last, via. Port Huron, Toronto and Quebec, thence by steamer to Liverpool, and will require about 2 weeks to reach their destination. Mrs. WALKER having been an invalid for the past year or so, the voyage is taken more especially on her account. (30 Jun 1881)

-John WALKER, one of the pioneers of Grayling, left with his family last week for Jacksonville, Fla, where he proposes to locate. Mr. W. has a daughter living there who has been a resident of Jacksonville for some time. (13 May 1886)

-JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA.
EDITOR OF THE AVALANCHE - Will you please insert these few lines in your paper for the benefit of my Grayling friends. I promised to let them know some things about Florida. Florida is no place for a working man unless he has some capital, for wages are low. They pay from seventy-five cents to one dollar per day. Property is very high and still going higher all the time. I have bought a place of 16 acres; 10 acres in forest yet, the balance in Orange grove and vegetable garden with a good house on it; consideration two thousand dollars. The wild land about here one year ago could have been bought for twenty-five dollars per acre now cannot be bought for double that amount. My neighbors say that I have got a good bargain; we are on the St. Johns River about 3 miles by water from the city. We are 1/4 of a mile from the main river but we have a stream like your river right at the bottom of the garden with boat house, but no boat yet. My wife and me like the place very well now, but we did not at first, for we missed your good water at Grayling, but we have got a good well of water by the door. The land here is sandy loam, more loam than at Grayling, but it has got the same complaint, it is struck with poverty. My wife's old friend is a great deal better. We are both feeling very well now. JNO. WALKER. (15 Jul 1886)

-Mr. and Ms. John WALKER returned to Grayling last Tuesday evening, from the land of flowers. They prefer the cold weather and water of Crawford county, to the warm weather and undrinkable water of Florida. they all come back. (14 Jul 1887)

-John WALKER started for Old England yesterday, hoping the foggy air of the Empire will be better for the health of his wife, who has suffered greatly from neuralgia, here. They will be missed by the old settlers, as they are pioneers. (17 Sep 1891)

-A letter from John WALKER gives their address, Parbold, near Southport, Lancashire, England, and reports improved health for Mrs. WALKER, and kind rememberance of both for Grayling friends. (26 Nov 1891)

-A letter from our former townsman, John WALKER, now living in England, says he is working for two dollars and a half a week. How is that for free trade wages? (25 Jan 1894)

-A letter from John WALKER, a former resident here, from England, says the winter has been the most severe known for many years. Mrs. WALKER is suffering from a paralytic stroke received last summer, affecting the right side. (7 Mar 1895)

-A letter from John WALKER, from England, notifies us of the death of his son, and states that the health of his wife or himself is not improved, which will be regretted by his friends here. (3 Oct 1895)

-A letter from England, announces the death at Omskirk, of John WALKER, Sr., on June 24th. Mr. WALKER will be remembered by our older citizens, as one of the pioneers of this place. (9 Jul 1896)


Eliza

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. Eliza SEWELL, of Locke township, Ingham county, and the mother of Mrs. J. M. FRANCIS, of Grove, is visiting her daughter for a few weeks, and who is looking for her husband to join her soon, and it is said he contemplates making a land purchase in our county ere he returnes. (23 Jun 1881)


Geo. T. SHAVER

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. Geo. T. SHAVER and family left on Monday's train for Toronto, Canada, where they will hereafter reside. ( 14 Jul 1881)


Peter DEMPSY

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:
-One day last week, a Mr. Peter DEMPSY came here from Gaylord, and being taken sick with a remittent fever, and out of funds, became a county charge. he is now at the Harder House, and is being attended by the county physician, Dr. N. H. TRAVER, and is thought to be improving. His parents, who live in Germantown, Pa., have been written to, and will probably have him removed thence in a few days. (28 Jul 1881)


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