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

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W. H. WHEELER

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. H. WHEELER, of Cedar Springs, Kent county, this State, has been in Grayling the past week visiting his sister, Mrs. W. HAVENS. (15 Jun 1882)


Madge CAUGHELL

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 Madge CAUGHELL, who made many warm personal friends during her stay in our city, has gone to Roscommon to reside. (22 Jun 1882)


Chris. SHIPES

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. Chris. SHIPES, formerly of this city but now of Mackinaw, came down Saturday and shook hands with his friends, who are legion. Chris., ever since he lost his job here at pumping with his little pump by reason of the erection of the present huge water tank, has not been contented, and as he was a faithful laborer in the vineyard of the R. R. Co., they commiserated with his feelings and put him in charge of the little pump at Mackinaw, and now Chris. is seemingly as happy as a lord, "and the way he pumps" see AVALANCHE of some time ago. Chris. returned again Monday. (22 Jun 1882)


Wesley MITCHELL

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. Wesley MITCHELL started for his former home in Canada yesterday. (29 Jun 1882)


Laura SUTHERLAND

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 Laura SUTHERLAND starts for her Canadian home to-day. She will be missed by many friends. (6 Jul 1882)


J. R. 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:
-Mr. J. R. LEWIS left Monday morning for Manistee, where he will pass about a week visiting his children and "auld acquaintance." (6 Jul 1882)


Mrs. Hattie MASECAR

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. Hattie MASECAR, of Saginaw City, who has been visiting her sister-in-law, Mrs. H. BROWN, departed for home Monday. (6 Jul 1882)


Mrs. H. 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:
-Mrs. Hattie MASECAR, of Saginaw City, who has been visiting her sister-in-law, Mrs. H. BROWN, departed for home Monday. (6 Jul 1882)


Mrs. STEVENSON

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. STEVENSON, mother of Mrs. BRINK and Mrs. CASSIMER, met with a painful accident on Monday. She fell in front of Sallen, Hanson & Co.'s store and dislocated her left wrist. It was reduced by Dr. TRAVER, and, considering her advanced age, the patient is doing well. (13 Jul 1882)


John Charles DECK

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.
In the township of Beaver Creek, Wednesday, July 5th, 1882, John Charles DECK, aged 20 years and 3 months. (13 Jul 1882)


John W. THORN

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:
-Bro. John W. THORN, of the St. Charles Reporter, dropped into our sanctum yesterday on his return from a northern trip. He was a resident of our city some seven or eight years ago and will be remembered by the older citizens as the pioneer merchant of Grayling, of the firm of Thorn & Simons. He looks as though he had prospered in the outside world, and we would gladly welcome him back to citizenship. (20 Jul 1882)


Jas. BALL

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:
-BIRTHS.
On Friday, July 14th, 1882, to Mr. and Mrs. Jas. BALL, a daughter. (20 Jul 1882)


Wm. H. SHOOP

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:
-Wm. H. SHOOP, of Maple Forest, aged 14 years, met with a severe accident last week Tuesday. While cutting poles for a cross-way his ax glanced, striking him on the left foot and nearly severing three of his toes. The young man was duly cared for and is at present doing as well as can be expected.. (27 Jul 1882)


Stephen ARNOLD

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:
-FREDERICVILLE.
EDITOR AVALANCHE:
Mr. Stephen ARNOLD has sold out and gone to Dakota, where his family expect to follow him in the fall. Mr. DENNIS, son-in-law to our townsman Mr. DAVENPORT, bought the house and lot of Mr. ARNOLD. (27 Jul 1882)


HUN

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. HUN, who has been night agent at this station for some time past, has accepted a like position at Roscommon. Mr. Fred E. COLE, lately of Sterling, takes Mr. HUN's vacated place. ( 10 Aug 1882)


Fred E. 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:
-Mr. HUN, who has been night agent at this station for some time past, has accepted a like position at Roscommon. Mr. Fred E. COLE, lately of Sterling, takes Mr. HUN's vacated place. ( 10 Aug 1882)


Norman BURKE

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. M. JONES was called to Saginaw, Saturday, on account of the illness of his step-father. He was accompanied by his wife, who will visit her old home for rest and recuperation from her recent sickness. ( 17 Aug 1882)

-DIED.
In South Saginaw, Sunday, August 20, 1882, Mr. Norman BURKE, aged 85 years. Mr. BURKE was step-father to our fellow-townsman, Mr. J. M. JONES. (24 Aug 1882)


Chas. HUME

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. HUME departed for his home (Leslie, Mich.) one day last week. Better come back, Charley, and locate with us. (31 Aug 1882)


G. W. JONES

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. G. W. JONES, of Roscommon, has located in Grayling, and is engaged in the blacksmithing and wagon-making business. He has erected a shop in the rear of Geo. SANDERSON's boarding house. (31 Aug 1882)


Thos. BLAIR

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:
-Thos. BLAIR, a Scotch Laborer, without known relatives in this country, engaged as cook in DALY's camp, died suddenly on Monday, probably from the effects of a long-continued spree. The body was brought here for burial Tuesday. (21 Sep 1882)


Prof. J. E. BARRETT

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 school board have engaged the services of Prof. J. E. BARRETT, of Waterbury, Conn., for the ensuing school year. Mr. BARRETT taught at Otsego Lake last year, giving excellent satisfaction. The school will open one week from next Monday. (21 Sep 1882)


Mrs. W. C. JOHNSON

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:
-GROVE ITEMS.
Mrs. CLARK, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. W. C. JOHNSON, returned to her home in Hillsdale county last Tuesday.. (2 Nov 1882)


Mrs. CLARK

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:
-GROVE ITEMS.
Mrs. CLARK, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. W. C. JOHNSON, returned to her home in Hillsdale county last Tuesday.. (2 Nov 1882)


David CHAMPAIGNE

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 18th inst., to Mr. and Mrs. David CHAMPAIGNE, a daughter. (24 Jun 1886)

-David CHAMPAIGNE, a lumberman who has worked in this vicinity for several years, died on Tuesday, after a brief illness. (4 Oct 1888)


Fred. YOUNG

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. Fred. YOUNG, from Ohio, who with his family arrived in this city about three weeks ago and have been living in Mrs. RUSNELL's house, has purchased on sec. 8, 27 n, 2 w, and will make arrangements to move thereon soon. (30 Nov 1882)


S. LEGGETT

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. S. LEGGETT, the popular clerk at FINN's, has gone to his old home in Richmond, Macomb Co., for the holidays. He left orders for the AVALANCHE to follow him while absent. (28 Dec 1882)


R. C. WITTE

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. R. C. WITTE, of Milwaukee, Wis., has taken his place behind the dry goods counter of Salling, Hanson & Co., their increasing trade demanding additional help. Mr. WITTE was present at the Newhall House fire, in Milwaukee, of which he gives a graphic description. (1 Feb1883)


Christian CLOSSON

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:
-BIRTHS.
On Sunday, March 11th, 1883, to Mr. and Mrs. Christian CLOSSON, a son.. (15 Mar 1883)

-Mr. C. CLOSSON died at the hospital in Bay City last week Thursday of erysipelas. His body was brought to this city on Friday and on Saturday was buried from the hall, Rev. Wm. PUTNAM conducting the services. He leaves a wife and an infant child. (10 May 1883)


Martin CHRISTENSON

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:
-BIRTHS.
On Monday, March 12, 1883, to Mr. and Mrs. Martin CHRISTENSON, a daughter. (15 Mar 1883)

-Martin CHRISTENSON was admitted to citizenship last week. (6 Mar 1884)

-BORN-On the 12th inst. to Mr. and Mrs. Martin CHRISTENSEN, a son. (29 Oct 1885)

-A little daughter of M. CHRISTENSEN died yesterday of diphtheria, and a younger child is dangerously ill. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved parents. (24 Mar 1887)

-Another child of Martin CHRISTENSEN died last Wednesday at 10 o'clock in the evening and was buried at 11 o'clock. (31 Mar 1887)

-SUDDEN DEATH.
Our citizens were startled last Thursday by the report of the sudden death of Martin CHRISTENSON. He had been sick for several weeks, but was to all appearance convalescent, and had been down town three or four times, so that all thought of danger had passed from the minds of his family and friends. On the afternoon of that day he fainted in the store of Joseph & Pinkous, but rallied perfectly and seemed none, the worse after going home. He sat at the table with his family and ate quite heartily, but immediately after fainted, and by the time he was got onto the lounge had expired.
He leaves a wife and one child, who will receive the sympathy of all.
Two of his children died of diphteria this spring, leaving the mother now doubly bereaved. (28 Apr 1887)


TROMLEY

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 man by the name of TROMLEY, engaged at sawing logs in Lesis' camp, dropped dead yesterday from heart disease. He was from Canada, and had friends residing in Bay City or East Saginaw. the remains were sent south last night. (5 Apr 1883)


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