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

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Henry KNIBBS

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.
In the township of Maple Forest, Saturday, Feb. 9th, 1884, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry KNIBBS, a son and daughter. (14 Feb 1884)

-The wife of Henry KNIBBS, of Maple Forest township, presented him with a pair of twins last week. Their united weight is thirteen pounds. (10 Oct 1889)

-The youngest child of H. KNIBBS, of Maple Forest, died last Sunday, and was buried on Monday. (18 Sep 1890)

-Henry KNIBBS, of Maple Forest, was adjudged insane, before Judge JOHNSON, Monday, and sent to the Asylum at Traverse City. (16 Apr 1896)

-Sheriff CHALKER informed us on his return from Traverse City, that H. KNIBBS, of Maple Forest, who has been a patient at the Asylum for some time, as entirely recovered and will be sent home as soon as arrangements are made by the officers. The other patients from this county are not improving mentally. (13 May 1897)


Aaron F. GAY

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:
-Aaron F. GAY, of the old firm of Loud & Gay, lumbermen of Oscoda, and later manager of the Oscoda Salt and Lumber Co., died at Ann Arbor on the 2d inst. He was well known by the lumbermen of Michigan. (21 Feb 1884)


KEE-WAY-DIN

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:
-KEE-WAY-DIN.
There died last week, at We-qua-ge-mog, an Indian village situated at the had of Elk lake, three miles from Elk Rapids, Mich., an Indian named KEE-WAY-DIN, (Northwest Wind) whose history is worthy of notice, as being the last of the pure blooded Ojibeways or Chippewas remaining in that section. His exact age cannot be ascertained, but there is no doubt but he was a grown man at the time of the last war with England, in 1812, in which he served on the British side, under AISH-QUA-GWAN-A-BA, the principal of five chiefs then having control of the Chippewa tribes, scattered through Michigan, Wisconsin, and the north shore of Lake Superior. Twenty years ago, when the writer first knew him, he was the greatest hunter in this section, coming in each spring with a pact of furs twice as large as anyone else. He has for many years been regarded by other Indians as the special emmissary of "Matchi MANITOU," the evil spirit of the Chippewas. This belief has existed among Indians professing Christianity, as well as those, who did not, and whenever any misfortune overtook one of the tribe it has usually been attributed to the Bad Medicine of KEE-WAY-DIN. So great was this fear, and firm their belief in his power, that one of the most intelligent of his tribe was kept in involuntary exile over 2 years, and only allowed to return when KEE-WAY-DIN allowed him to do so. KEE-WAY-DIN had a box or chest which contained the dried skins of some eight varieties of snakes, dried toads and lizards, and also the stuffed skin of a Beaver, which he asserted would, upon being filled with the "Bad Medicine," compounded from the snake and toad skins, and pushed back and forth by him three times, emit fire from his nostrils and run about the wigwam - Elk Rapids Progress. (28 Feb 1884)


Charles WILLIS

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 TERRIBLE FATE.
On Monday morning, freight train No. 97 left here as usual, with engineer J. W. LANGSTON and fireman Charles WILLIS in charge of the engine. As they approached Vanderbilt. Mr. WILLIS went out on the foot-plate to oil the valves, and a moment after the engineer, hearing a strange sound, looked for him and found that he was off the engine. A glance back along the side of the train showed the unfortunate man dragging under the second car. the engine was immediately reversed and brakes called which stopped the train very quickly, but not soon enough to save his life.
An examination of the place where he fell showed that he struck on a hard snow-drift and fell forward into the wheels, at least one of which passed over his body, terribly crushing it, and being dragged as he was about two hundred feet, his face and head were badly lacerated.
When the engineer reached him he was lying on his back between the wheels, with his feet and limbs outside the track and the flange of the wheel resting on his arm.
Train No. 98 was at Vanderbilt and brough the body to his home at Gaylord, where he leaves a sister, two brothers, and his aged parents.
Mr. WILLIS, or Charley as he was familiarly called here, had very many friends, as he was a most exemplary young man, entirely free from the ordinary vices of the day, and was accordingly respected. He was about 21 years old, and a bright future which seemed before him is thus ended in a terrible fatality. (6 Mar 1884)


Gilbert BOSOM

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:
-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)

-DIED-At his home in Beaver Creek Wednesday morning, June 5th, Gilbert BOSOM, aged 43 years.
The deceased was born in Monroe Co. Mich., but moved to Blissfield, Lenawee Co. in his boyhood. Soon after the breaking out of the rebellion he enlisted in Co. H, 13th Reg't. Mich. Inf., and served through the war. His death was the direct result of disease contracted during his march with Sherman to the Sea. A member of Marvin Post G. A. R., an honored citizen has gone to his reward. He leaves a widow and one son to mourn his departure. (7 Jun 1888)

-BEAVER CREEK ITEMS.
Gilbert BOSOM died Thursday morning at 3 o'clock. His family have the heartfelt sympathy of the community. He leaves a wife and one child to mourn his loss. He was buried by Marvin Post G. A. R., to which he belonged. Elder JAMES preached the funeral sermon; a large procession followed the remains to the grave. (14 Jun 1888)


Stephen M. MILES

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:
-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)

-Stephen M. MILES, of Beaver Creek, moved to Horton, Jackson County, last Monday. His wife, who went there some time ago, is not expected to live. (4 Mar 1886)

-Stephen M. MILES, a former resident of Crawford county, but now living at Hanover, has been granted a pension. (22 Sep 1887)

-Stephen MILES, a former resident here, and member of Marvin Post G. A. R., now residing at Horton, Jackson Co., has been granted an increase of pension. (22 Jan 1891)


Aaron ATEN

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:
-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)

-Aaron ATEN, who formerly lived in Grayling, ahs located at Henderson, Mich., once more. (19 Nov 1885)


Duane WILLETT

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:
-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)

-Duane WILLETT, formerly a resident and supervisor of Frederic, was in town this week, greeting old friends. (30 Oct 1890)

-ADDITIONAL LOCALS.
Duane WILLETT, of Vassar, ex-Supervisor of Frederic, was shaking hands with old friends here last week. He is employed by D. WARD in looking after his timber land. (13 Jun 1895)

-Duane WILLETT, who was a resident of Frederic for many years and land looker for the late David WARD, but of late has resided at Vassar, and been engaged by the M. C. R. R. as tie inspector was taken insane last week, and had to be confined in the jail at Caro, awaiting an examination. His many friends here will regret to learn these facts and hope for his complete recovery. (17 Dec 1908)

-OLD-TIME TIMBER LOOKER DIES IN PONTIAC
PONTIAC, Mich., Jan. 31. - Duane WILLETT, 76, a well known timber looker of Tuscola County during the pioneer days, and for the past year an inmate of the Eastern Michigan asylum, died Sunday from pneumonia of brief duration. WILLETT was a resident of Vassar village, where a surviving son and daughter live. - Detroit News.
Comrad WILLETT was a resident of Frederic in this county for several years, and for a time supervisor of that township. He was engaged in estimating timber and looking land for David WARD and was an honored member of Marvin Post. G. A. R. (3 Feb 1910)


M. PACKARD

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:
-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)

-BORN-On the 1st inst., to Mr. and Mrs. M. PACKARD, of Beaver Creek Tp, a son. All doing well. (6 May 1886)


Wm. H. ROE

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:
-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)


S. H. 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:
-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)

-S. H. JOHNSON, of Pere Cheney, was in town Monday. He has applied for readmission to the Soldiers' Home. (26 Dec 1895)


Robert 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.:
-BORN.
On Monday, March 17th, 1884, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert LARSON, a daughter. (20 Mar 1884)

-The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Robert LARSON died last Saturday. (12 Apr 1900)


James OGDEN

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:
-FATALLY STABBED.
Last Wednesday night a tragedy was enacted at the house of John MOREY, a farmer living near Houghton Lake. It seems that he had sent for flour to Prudenville by James OGDEN, who informed him on his return that he could not procure the article in Prudenville but that plenty could be obtained at Hall's Farm. MOREY started to go there but procuring flour at a neighbor's returned home. OGDEN was still there and spoke of work MOREY could obtain by going to Prudenville and urged him to go immediately. MOREY made some preparations and started, but after leaving the house, he claims, his suspicions were aroused that all was not right and he returned secretly to the house and took a position in the rear of the shanty where he could see and hear all that passed. OGDEN made overtures to Mrs. MOREY to which she did not become sufficiently indignant to suit her concealed husband who awaited further developments. The two drank together, and OGDEN seized her in his arms carried her across the room. The next instant MOREY fired his revolver into the room and rushed round the house to the door, and, firing a second shot, ordered OGDEN to leave the house. OGDEN instead of doing so overpowered MOREY and assisted by Mrs. MOREY took the revolver from him. MOREY subsequently obtained a knife and again ordered OGDEN from the house, and in the desperate struggle which followed OGDEN was stabbed in the stomach a little below the ribs on the right side. MOREY was arrested by Deputy-Sheriff KNAPP and brought to the jail here. OGDEN was attended by Dr. WASHINGTON and died last night about 8 o'clock. He was about 36 years old and well-known in the county. MOREY is said to be about 48(43?) and it is rumored was very jeolous of his wife, she being about 22. - Ward's Injuncted. (27 Mar 1884)


John ROSENBURG

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 Monday, April 14, 1884, to Mr. and Mrs. John ROSENBURG, a daughter. (17 Apr 1884)


Lewis STRUTZENBERT

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 case of adultery has been brought to light in the township of Grove by the illegitimate birth of a child. All the parties have hitherto been highly respected, and the principal criminal, Lewis STRUTZENBERG, was elected to the office of justice of the peace this month. A warrant has been issued for his arrest, but report says that after full confession of the crime he has skipped. (17 Apr 1884)


L. W. WIGHT

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. W. WIGHT intends leaving this place to take up his abode the coming summer in Bay City. L. W. WIGHT also intends staying for a season in the week as soon as he can arrange matters to leave. (17 Apr 1884)


Rev. B. F. FORSYTHE

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 Wednesday, April 30th, 1884, to Rev. and Mrs. FORSYTHE, a daughter. (8 May 1884)

DIED-On the 9th inst., at Dexter City, Ohio, Iva, only child of Rev. B. F. and Mrs. FORSYTHE. The parents have the sympathy of many friends in this community, in their bereavement. (28 Jan 1886)


F. LAWRENCE

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. F. LAWRENCE from near Ypsilanti arrived here last week and has located on sec. 34. town 27. -3., just south of C. B. JOHNSONs. He has already began building and will soon have a home. (22 May 1884)


Jennie Van TYLE

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 Jennie Van TYLE, of Gaylord, has been appointed a student to the State normal school, by representative PALMER, of this district. (29 May 1884)


Lettie E. BARKER

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:
-FREDERICKVILLE, MICH.,
May 26, '84.
EDITOR AVALANCHE:-Miss Lettie E. BARKER has taken up her abode with her brother-in-law, Mr. Valorous BRUCE, editor of the Big Rapids Current. She leaves a large circle of friends and acquaintances behind her, to regret her departure. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. BARKER, who are getting quite advanced in years, have made quite a sacrifice in sparing the prop of their declining years, believing it to be for their daughters good. I know the mother must feel with Mrs. HEMANS:
"And oh! the home whence thy bright smile
hath parted.
Will it not seem as if the sunny day
Turned from its door away.
While through its chambers wandering wear-hearted.
I languish for thy voice, which passed me still
Went like a stinging rill!"
We sympathize with the parents, but wish Miss Lettie God speed and the best of success. (29 May 1884)


John WAINWRIGHT

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 to Mrs. John WAINWRIGHT, May 30th, a daughter. (5 Jun 1884)

-BORN-On the 21st inst. to Mr. and Mrs. John WAINWRIGHT, two sons. (29 Oct 1885)


Samuel ROSS

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, in this city, Sunday June 8th, to Mrs. Samuel ROSS, a daughter. (12 Jun 1884)


WOODFIELD

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. WOODFIELD, of Forest, a daughter. (26 Jun 1884)


DEAN

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. DEAN, of Frederic, have a young daughter. (17 Jul 1884)


Eugene LAMB

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.-August 5th, 1884, to Mrs. Eugene LAMB, a daughter. (14 Aug 1884)

-The funeral services of Eugene LAMB were held at his late residence, last evening. The remains were taken to Flushing for interment. (26 Dec 1889)

-UNDER THE WHEELS.
As Conductor RICHARD's train was pulling into Vanderbilt, Monday afternoon the forward brakeman, Eugene LAMB, of Grayling, started back from the engine and in some way fell between the tender and the first car, and the entire train of thirteen cars passed over him, mangling his body in a terrible manner, every limb being dismembered, the skull crushed, and the trunk nearly cut in twain. the remains were carefully taken up, and brought by the night train to Hanson & Braden's undertaking rooms, and prepared for burial.
The deceased was an honest, industrious man, quiet and unobtrusive in demeanor, and one who won and kept many friends. He leaves a wife and four children, who have the sympathy of the entire community. (26 Dec 1889)


Edwin ROGERS

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.-August 19th 1884, at Gallagher's camp, Edwin ROGERS, aged 85 years. Services were held at Grayling cemetery, where buried. (21 Aug 1884)


R. 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:
-BORN-Aug. 23d, Mrs. R. WILSON of Cheney, a son. (28 Aug 1884)


Peter 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:
-BORN-On Sept. 3d. to Mrs. Peter SMITH, of Grayling, a daughter. (4 Sep 1884)

-Peter SMITH is the last victim of the POTTS logging road. He had his head hammed between logs projecting over the ends of two cars. He was taken to the Saginaw hospital and will probably die. (17 Jul 1890)


Charles LETT

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 LETT was killed by a logging train at Otsego Lake, on last Thursday. (4 Sep 1884)


J. J. HIGGINS

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:
-CORRESPONDENCE.
FREDERIC, Sept. 3d. ,'84
EDITOR AVALANCHE:-J. J. HIGGINS buried his last born, an infant a few weeks old, on yesterday. (4 Sep 1884)

-J. J. HIGGINS, the new Supervisor of Frederic township, was in town last Friday. (19 Apr 1894)

-FREDERIC CORRESPONDENCE.
Miss Carrie WHITE is visiting her Aunt Mrs. J. HIGGINS. (4 Jan 1906)


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