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

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James H. 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:
-DIED.
On the 26th ult., at his residence in Sexton, Rush Co. Indiana, James H. HANSON, aged 75 years, 9 months and 16 days.
He was born in Washington County Pennsylvania on the 10th day of November 1809. For almost 50 years he was an irreproachable member of what is now known as the United Presbyterian Church. Though often called to change his abode, he still remembered God and erected an altar in his family to His service. Naturally of a retiring disposition, he was not forward in its courts, and therefor was not widely known in the Church. But in every community wherever he lived he was known and respected for his sterling honesty, strict integrity and unostentatious piety. He had a good report of those that are without, and was considered without guile. He came to his grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in his season. Those who knew him best, know that "It is well with him." "He rests from his labors and his works do follow him." "Let me die the death of the righteous, and my last end be like his," R. C. H. (11 Sep 1884)


Mrs. George DENNIS

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. George DENNIS, of Shiawassee county, was bitten by a rattlesnake Sept. 3, and after great suffering died Sept. 7. (18 Sep 1884)


Waldemar SPAR

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:
-Waldemar SPAR of this city died on last Monday, and was buried Tuesday afternoon. He was badly injured last summer while working at one of Messrs. Salling, Hanson & Co's. camps, and was sent to the hospital at Bay City for treatment, where one of his limbs was amputated. He was in his 25th year. (18 Sep 1884)


Wilson ANDREWS

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.
EDITOR AVALANCHE.-A little child of Wilson ANDREWS, of this village, was buried yesterday. Sep 1884)

-Another child of the ANDREW's family, died yesterday afternoon. (27 Aug 1885)


Mrs. 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:
-Mrs. WOODARD, of Tilsonburg, Canada, mother of Mrs. J. L. WILCOX, is making her daughter a visit. (2 Oct 1884)


Mrs. Wm. McCULLOUGH

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. SMITH, mother of Mrs. Wm. McCULLOUGH, from Canada, is visiting her daughter. (30 Oct 1884)


Wm ISAAC

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:
-An infant child of the Indian ISAAC, was buried last week. (15 Jan 1885)

-A short time since Indian ISAAC lost his wife by death, and on Tuesday morning his little child died. (26 Aug 1886)

-The claim of Indian ISAAC, for a pension has been allowed. (17 Feb 1887)

-The pension of Wm. ISAAC, Indian, has been increased. (12 Jul 1888)

-The pension of Indian ISAAC has been increased. Bad for ISAAC. (12 Dec 1889)


Peter MCGUIRE

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:
-Peter McGUIRE, was instantly killed last Monday, at Blodgett & Byrne's camp near Roscommon, by a log rolling over him. (15 Jan 1885)


Hon. Schuyler COLFAX

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:
-Hon. Schuyler COLFAX, died at the railroad depot at Mankato, Minn., on the 13th inst. He had just walked three quarters of a mile, with the thermometer registering 30 dec. below zero, and it is supposed the extreme cold and over-exertion caused his death by stopping the circulation. His body was forwarded to his home in South Bend, in charge of the Odd Fellows of Mankato. (15 Jan 1885)


Eli PRATT

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 logging train on Pott's railroad was thrown off the track on last Friday. Walter EVANS was killed and Wm. WILCOX was severely injured. (15 Jan 1885)

-Eli PRATT, Canadian, who was working at Steven's camp near St. Helens, died as they were taking him from the train at this place on yesterday, from inflamation of the lungs, brought on by exposure. He was on his way to the Grayling Hospital. He is not known to have any relatives in this country; and as he was destitute of money, Justice PALMER placed the body in the hands of the undertaker for interment, as provided by the statute. (15 Jan 1885)


Seymour MONTGOMERY

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:
-Seymour MONTGOMERY, a well-known citizen of Roscommon, died last week, aged 83 years. (12 Feb 1885)


J. H. DENNIS

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:
-J. H. DENNIS, of Shiwassee County, has moved into Fredericville, where he proposes to make a permanent home. (19 Mar 1885)


Jas. PRICE

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:
-Jas. PRICE, of Kalkaska, was killed in Wm. ECKLER's lumber camp near the north-east corner of the county, on Monday last, by a tree splitting up and falling on him. He was badly mangled. although somewhat acquainted with the unfortunate man, we do not know whether he leaves a family or not. -Comet. (23 Mar 1885)


Barney HOUSE

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 last Friday morning the log train ran over a man about four miles north of this place, completely severing the head from the body. Upon investigation it was found that the deceased was a laborer named Barney HOUSE, about 35 years of age, from the town of Maple Forrest. He had just finished a logging job and came here to receive his money, when he became intoxicated, missed the train, and started for home on foot. The condition of the body when found, indicated that he had been frozen to death before the engine struck him. He had on his person $180, and a broken bottle which had contained whisky, laid near by. We do not envy the feelings of the person who sold him his last bottle of whiskey. (9 Apr 1885)


August SAHRS

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:
-August SAHRS, a young German, who recently arrived in this country, was instantly killed at RIETZS' camp Saturday morning, by a log which he was helping to load rolling over him. He was buried in the Grayling cemetery, and services were held at the M. E. Church. He had no relatives in the United States, so far as we could learn, except a brother in Sheboygan, Wis. (16 Apr 1885)


J. F. MATTHEWS

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:
-J. F. MATTHEWS, of Otsego Lake, has traded his property for a stock of hardware in Ionia county. His removal creates a void that will be hard to fill. (23 Apr 1885)


J. S. HERRINGTON

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. J. S. HERRINGTON celebrated their Crystal Wedding, last Sunday. (8 Jul 1886)


Albert J. SCOTT

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. J. SCOTT was arrested on last Friday Evening, by Sheriff HUM, who applied a pair of "kum alongs," and conducted him to the parlor of the Graying House where several of his intimate friends had assembled to celebrate his 21st birthday. He received several appropriate gifts and was congratulated on his arrival to the dignity of manhood, to which Mr. S. responded in his inimitable manner. He is now a full-fledged citizen of this Great Republic. (4 Jun 1885)

-Albert J. SCOTT, a fireman, in the employ of the Michigan Central railroad, and well-known in Grayling, was killed at Pott's & Cranage's switch between Roscommon and West Branch, last Thursday night. The deceased was about 24 years of age and was a brother of the station agent at West Bay City. The remains were taken to Petrolia, Canada, where his parents reside, for interment. (12 Jan 1888)

-Albert J. SCOTT was killed on the railroad near Ogemaw recently, and the coroner's jury finds that the Michigan Central railroad is deserving of censure for not closing switches on logging roads. (2 Feb 1888)


Wm. DOWNS

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. Wm. DOWNS, of South Branch township, on Tuesday of last week, presented her liege lord with a handsome young daughter.-Roscommon News. (2 Jul 1885)

-Born to Mr. Mrs. Wm. DOWNS, on Sunday, Sept. 15, a little daughter. All doing well. (26 Sep 1889)


Johan RAS-

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:
-MARRIED.-On the 26th ult., at the residence of Hans ANDERSEN, at Portage Lake, by J. K. BATES, J. P., Mr. Johan RAS-..............to Miss.................... (6 Aug 1885)


James FLYNN

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:
-Another veteran has gone to answer his final roll call. On the 20th inst. James FLYNN, who has made his home with Mr. Whedon YORK, of South Branch township, for some time, departed this life in the 63rd year of his age. One by one our comrades are leaving us, and when decoration day comes again, even if no more are called, the number of graves to be decorated, will have been doubled. (27 Aug 1885)


Rev. G. W. BIGELOW

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. G. W. BIGELOW, lately of Tawas City, who has been appointed pastor of the church here, preached very acceptably last Sabbath, to good congregations. He gives earnest of success. With his sister he will occupy the rooms recently vacated by Mr. WEIR. (1 Oct 1885)


W. MCKNEVIN

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:
-An infant child of W. McKNEVIN's was buried last Thursday. Rev. G. W. BIGLOW officiated at the funeral. (15 Oct 1885)


Kanute 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 the 12 the 13th inst. to Mr. and Mrs. K. SMITH, a son. (29 Oct 1885)

-A child of Knud SMITH, on the South Side, died last Tuesday week, but was not buried until Sunday. (31 Mar 1887)

-Kanute SMITH aged 63 years, died at his home near Hardgrove, Monday. His body was brought here for burial yesterday. He will be remembered by many of our older citizens, as he was a resident here for several years. (15 Nov 1906)


E. KING

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 15th inst. to Mr. and Mrs. E. KING, a daughter. (29 Oct 1885)


Harry BELDEN

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:
-SOUTH BRANCH ITEMS.
Mr. Harry BELDEN has been entertaining his uncle, Peter FAY, of Tuscola County, for the past week. He has located in Ball Township, and will move his family here in about four weeks. (29 Oct 1885)


Charles NEILSON

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 NEILSON, about 23 years of age, died at the hospital on last Tuesday from Pneumonia. he was a Swede by birth and had been in this country about four years, and though a hard worker, he had not laid up sufficient means to pay the cost of his burial. Fortunately he held a ticket in the Grayling Hospitall, and by this means received the best of care while sick. Lumbermen and others can't do better than to invest five dollars in a ticket in this institution. (26 Nov 1885)


"Ace" ATHERTON

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:
-"Ace" ATHERTON, of Mio, was killed by the accidental discharge of his gun in the woods last week, and his body was found Sunday. (10 Dec 1885)


W. S. BELDEN

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:
-M. TOMS, of South Branch township, has sold his farm to a man named FOX, from Huron county. Mr. TOMS left today for the south part of the State. Mr. FOX, who is a brother-in-law of W. S. BELDEN, of South Branch, arrived here Saturday, having driven in with two teams. He will take possession at once. We predict that he will prove a welcome addition to the farming community of South Branch.-Ros. News. (10 Dec 1885)


MCTHALE

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 McTHALE died at FULLER's camp, on the Dead Stream last Saturday and his remains were brought here Sunday. The cause of his death as near as we can learn was as follows: deceased had been working hard and was quite warm, when he stopped and took a drink of water, and a few moments after complained to his companions of feeling sick. They advised him to go to camp, but as it was near quitting time he said he would wait. They started to their work, and hearing a noise in his direction returned and found him suffering with cramps. They took him to camp and rendered what assistance they could but without avail, as he died the next morning. The supposition is that while in a cramping condition he ruptured a blood vessel, as Undertaker J. O. DILDINE took two quarts of blood from his head. His remains were taken to Cass City for interment.-Ros. News. Dec 1885)


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