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

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Del 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:
-On last Saturday afternoon an altercation occurred between two of our citizens, R. BABBITT and D. SWADER, in which language was used that was not of the choicest description, and it culminated in SWADER dealing his antagonist a blow with his rifle, which demolished the gun and inflicted a deep cut in BABBITT's head. The sheriff arrested SWADER and placed him in durance vile, while the surgeon dressed the wound which proved to not be so serious as was first imagined, and was conveyed to his home. On Monday afternoon SWADER was arraigned before the Justice, charged with assault and battery. He plead guilty and was sentenced to confinement in the hotel-de-Hum for two days and to pay a fine of $10.00 and costs. We trust that the experience of both will teach them a lesson, as the results might have been much more serious. (7 Jan 1886)

-Dell SWADER, of Bay City, who left Grayling, several years ago, returned yesterday. They all come back to the best town in Michigan. (28 Jun 1894)


L. B. 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:
-A little grandchild of L. B. FLETCHER of Ball township, was buried on Tuesday.-Ros. News. (14 Jan 1886)


F. D. HASTINGS

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 20th inst., to Mr. and Mrs. F. D. HASTINGS, of Cheney, a daughter. Another telegraph operator we presume. (27 Jan 1886)


William ELLIS

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 Detroit Journal says: "William ELLIS, of Grayling, had his leg jammed in a lumber camp last Tuesday, and amputation was made necessary. Saturday ELLIS died from the effects of the operation." The Journal is rather previous, as the amputation did not occur until Sunday morning, and the death that night. (11 Feb 1886)


Benjamin SINCLAIR

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:
-Benjamin SINCLAIR, the Kalkaska county farmer reported killed by a falling tree, turns up all right. Mr. SINCLAIR saw the tree in time to get out of the way and escape with slight bruises. One of his horses was killed.-Det. Journal. (11 Feb 1886)


M. Y. SHIRTS

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. Y. SHIRTS went to Bay City, Tuesday, to enter the employ of the Michigan Central as a brakesman. (18 Feb 1886)


GIGNAC

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 GIGNAC, was killed at the lumber camp of J. CHARRON, by a falling tree, on yesterday morning. (18 Feb 1886)

-The young man that we reported as being killed at CHARRON's camp, last week, it seems was only badly injured, and is slowly improving. We make this correction on his account, as it was bad enough to be hurt, let alone being kept killed, if we had not made the correction. The AVALANCHE has the reputation of being entirely truthful, and he would have always been considered dead, no difference how much he asserted to the contrary. (25 Feb 1886)


Mrs. Eugene KIELY

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 mother of Mrs. Eugene KIELY, of Roscommon died lately at Brockway, Mich., after a long illness. Mr. KIELY is postmaster of Roscommon and ex-county treasurer. (25 Feb 1886)


Alfred BISSON

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:
-Alfred BISSON, a man unknown to the people of Roscommon county, was run over between the whistling post and St. Helens in that county, last Saturday week and crushed into a shapeless mass by a heavy log train. His remains were taken to Roscommon. (25 Feb 1886)


Johny CHEW

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:
-Johny CHEW and Miss Lillian COFFEY, were married yesterday. Johny will chew his coffey now, instead of drinking it as heretofore. (4 Mar 1886)


George 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:
-George KING, aged twelve years and George OSCHINSKI aged fifteen, of Otsego Lake, were taken to the reform school by Sheriff HILTON of Gaylord yesterday. They will remain until they arrrive at the age of seventeen years. They stole $5 from the money drawer in W. WATT's store at Otsego Lake. - B. C. TRIBUNE. (4 Mar 1886)


George OSCHINSKI

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:
-George KING, aged twelve years and George OSCHINSKI aged fifteen, of Otsego Lake, were taken to the reform school by Sheriff HILTON of Gaylord yesterday. They will remain until they arrrive at the age of seventeen years. They stole $5 from the money drawer in W. WATT's store at Otsego Lake. - B. C. TRIBUNE. (4 Mar 1886)


Alex. CAMPBELL

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 ITEMS.
Mrs. Alex. CAMPBELL recently presented her husband with a pari of twins a boy and a girl, the latter only survived birth. This is the third case of twins in our town within less than a year. (18 Mar 1886)

-George EVART, and Alexander CAMPBELL, formerly of Frederic, have taken up homesteads in Montmorency county. (4 Aug 1887)


Knud THORSON

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 Norwegian lumberman, named Knud THORSON, of Manistee, who has been working at KING's camp all winter, was found on the railroad track on last Thursday morning his head having been crushed by the wheels of a car. An empty whisky bottle found in his pocket, and one full lying near him told the cause of his death. His body was kept until last Monday morning, under the impression that his friends would claim it for burial, but as they did not do so, it was buried in the cemetery at this place. (1 Apr 1886)


Chris NILSON

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 May 1st, to Mr. and Mrs. Chris. NILSON, a son. (6 May 1886)


Ole SORENSON

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 May 1st, to Mr. and Mrs. Ole SORENSON, a son. (6 May 1886)

On Monday evening, June 7th, a party of friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. O. SORENSON gave them a pleasant surprise, the event being their 25th wedding anniversary. They were presented with many beautiful gifts as mementoes of the occasion. A merry time was reported by all present. Many cards and telegrams of good wishes were received during the day. (10 Jun 1909)


Lew GREEN

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 10th inst., to Mr. and Mrs. Lew. GREEN, of Beaver Creek, a daughter. (20 May 1886)


Fred MARCUS

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:
-In February, 1883, Fred MARCUS, a German living near West Branch, left his home, intending to go to Ogemaw for work. H was not seen afterwards, and though deligent search was made no clew to his whereabouts was discovered. Staturday evening two children found the bones of a man about three miles from West Branch, an investigation revealed that they were those of Marcus, the wife identifying the articles found with the bones. - Det. Journal. (20 May 1886)


Thorgren AMBJORSON

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:
-Thorgren AMBJORSON who went to Iceland on a visit to his old home, returned last week. He says its too cold for him in that country. (20 May 1886)

-The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ARMBJORSEN died from whooping cough, last week Wednesday. (9 Jan 1896)


C. E. O'BRIEN

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. O'BRIEN was killed near Otsego Lake, on the 18th inst., by logs rolling upon him. He was a brakeman on a log train and a single man. the remains were taken to East Saginaw, where his brother lives. (27 May 1886)


John 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:
-Constable KRAUSE picked up John KING, last week, drunk in the street and Judge McELROY said, he must pay the cost or board six days at the expense of the county. He boards. (27 Mar 1902)


Henry VANCOLON

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-At DEMPSEY's camp, June 15th, 1886, to Mrs. Henry VANCOLON, a daughter, 8 pounds (24 Jun 1886)


Mangus ANDERSEN

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:
-Mangus ANDERSEN, whose intellectual faculties are slightly disarranged was sent to the insane asylum at Traverse City, last week. Deputy-sheriff, McCULLOUGH accompanied him as custodian. (1 Jul 1886)


Chauncey H. 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:
-C. H. LAWRENCE and family moved to Grayling this week, whither they are followed by the best wishes of their many friends. Chauncey did not like to leave his snug little home in Vanderbilt, but business before pleasure is his motto. - Otsego Co. Herald. (29 Jul 1886)


Geo. CHESBRO

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. Geo. CHESBRO and son left on last Monday night for England, on a visit to friends in that country. (5 Aug 1886)


J. V. O'BRIEN

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. O'BRIEN, mother of J. V. O'BRIEN, superintendent for the Gratwick, Smith & Fryer lumber company, committed suicide by hanging at Oscoda on last Sunday. (12 Aug 1886)


Elzora HORTON

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 14th inst., Elzora, only daughter of Mrs. HORTON, of Beaver Creek township, aged two years. (19 Aug 1886)


Charles SCHADD

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 31st. inst., to Mr. and Mrs. Charles SCHADD, a daughter. (2 Sep 1886)

-Charlie SCHADD has a new assistant in his business. He is a boy and was born last Monday. (15 Dec 1887)

-CHAS. SCHADD.
Chas. SCHADD, on Cedar Street, carries a full line of Harness, Whips, Blankets, Robes, etc., and manufactures to order anything wanted in his line. He informs the AVALANCHE that his trade is growing finely and extra help has had to be employed during the rush of Fall trade. (29 Dec 1887)


James MOSHIER

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 accident occurred yesterday on the logging road of Blodgett & Byrne, whereby Ernest WILCOX, fireman, who resides here, and James MOSHIER, a brakeman, of Evart, were killed, and the engineer, John GUNDY, of Roscommon, was seriously injured. Several loaded cars broke loose on the hill and run down nearly a mile, striking the tender with terrific force and smashing the cab where these men were sitting. Further particulars have not been received as we go to press. (2 Sep 1886)

-The bodies of James MOSHIER and Ernest WILCOX, who were killed by the smash-up on Blodgett and Byrnes logging road on last Wednesday, were buried in the cemetery in Grayling on Thursday. Blodgett and Byrne are paying all the expenses resulting from the accident, and taking care of the engineer who was badly injured. (9 Sep 1886)


John GUNDY

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 accident occurred yesterday on the logging road of Blodgett & Byrne, whereby Ernest WILCOX, fireman, who resides here, and James MOSHIER, a brakeman, of Evart, were killed, and the engineer, John GUNDY, of Roscommon, was seriously injured. Several loaded cars broke loose on the hill and run down nearly a mile, striking the tender with terrific force and smashing the cab where these men were sitting. Further particulars have not been received as we go to press. (2 Sep 1886)


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