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

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J. HERRING

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 Sunday morning last, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. J. HERRING. Funeral services were held on Monday. (4 Aug 1887)


Melvin RUNCHEY

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:
-Melvin RUNCHEY was drowned at Five Lakes, near Gaylord, on the 7th inst. He jumped from a log to swim ashore, but was taken with cramps and drowned. His body was recovered. He leaves a widow and two children. (11 Aug 1887)


Rev. O. BARFELL

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. O. BARFELL'S TRIAL.
CHENEY, MICH., Aug. 3. '87.
EDITOR AVALANCHE:-The church trial of Rev. O. BARFELL, was held here to-day, and he was found guilty of neglect of all pastoral duties; of repeated exposure of his person in a nude condition; of using tobacco; of taking other people's goods without permission; of avoiding all necessary household work, and of gross neglect of his wife in sickness. Other charges were preferred, but as the witnesses failed to appear, they were not considered. Sentence was pronounced that he be silenced from the ministry, and expelled from the Church, and that notice of the conviction be published in the AVALANCHE and other public papers. Yours truly,
Rev. H. V. CLARK,
Presiding Officer. (11 Aug 1887)


Thos. KNIGHT

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. KNIGHT, a conductor on the Mackinaw Division, was killed at the Y, in West Bay City, by being run over by the cars, last Sunday morning. He leaves a wife and four small children. (11 Aug 1887)


J. R. MCDONALD

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. R. McDONALD returned last Monday evening from a short visit to his parents, at Oscoda. (8 Sep 1887)

-J. R. McDONALD.
J. R. McDONALD is engaged exclusively in custom work in Boots and Shoes. His fame for hand sewed river and lumbermen's boots has extended all over Northern Michigan and orders are received from camps and drivers all over this section of the state. He keeps three benches constantly in use. (29 Dec 1887)


Cappie 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:
-Miss Cappie SMITH, of Grayling, is visiting her cousin, Mrs. R. H. FOSDICK. - Northern Mail. (8 Sep 1887)


J. W. LONDON

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 - inst., to Mr. and Mrs. J. W. LONDON, a daughter. (22 Sep 1887)


CLARINGTON

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. CLARINGTON, whose husband died week before last, left on Friday last, for Wichita, Kansas, where her parents reside. (22 Sep 1887)


Timothy HULL

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:
-Timothy HULL, of Saginin, was killed at Thomas OLMSTEAD's camp last Monday, four miles south of Roscommon, by a seventy-foot log rolling on him. (22 Sep 1887)


Will OSBORN

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:
-Will Osborn, of Gaylord, was accidentally shot and killed while sitting in a buggy in front of C. CARTWRIGHT's place of business at Otsego Lake, last Tuesday week. (29 Sep 1887)


Burt J. 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:
-The infant and only child of Burt FLETCHER, of Ball township, died yesterday. - Ros. News. (6 Oct 1887)


Michael MALONEY

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:
-Michael MALONEY, who was injured by a falling tree, at Otsego Lake, died at the hospital at Saginaw, last Monday. (6 Oct 1887)


FLAHERTY

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 FLAHERTY, died at Mrs. MEAGHER's boarding house Thursday, from a severe attack of Eresypelas. the body was sent to Manistee for burial. (13 Oct 1887)

-We made a mistake last week in stating that Mr. FLAHERTY died from Erysepelas. It was from hemorrhage of the Lungs. The Erysepelas..........................is improving. (20 Oct 1887)


CUTTLER

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 young child of Mr. CUTTLER, of the firm of Cutler & Jenson, died at their camp on the North Barnch, one day last week. the body was taken to Sanilac county for burial. (20 Oct 1887)


L. BRIGGIE

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 25th inst., to Mr. and Mrs. L. BRIGGIE, a son. (3 Nov 1887)


Charles REED

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:
-As we go to press we learn of the death of Charles REED, of South Branch, which took place this afternoon, but too late to learn particulars. - Roscommon News. (10 Nov 1887)

-The funeral of the late Chas. REID took place last Sunday, and was largely attended. - Ros. News. (17 Nov 1887)


James NOCK-A-CHICK-A-MEE

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:
-Old James NOCK-A-CHICK-A-MEE, an Indian chief well and favorably known at the Saginaws, where he lived for many years, is now the owner of 40 acres of land at Frederic, on the Au Sable river, where he farms, fishes and hunts for a living. - Det. Journal. (10 Nov 1887)

-Chief NOCK-A-CHICK-A-MEE, the last tribal ruler of the Chippewas, is dying, in his little hut not far from Saginaw. (12 Mar 1891)

-James NAN-QUA-CHIC-ANING, chief of a tribe of Chippewas, is dead. (23 Mar 1891)


Rev. Q. E. KNIGHT

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:
-NEWSY SIFTINGS.
Rev. Q. E. KNIGHT is the present pastor of Cheney church. He also preaches at Beaver Creek Town Hall. Nov. 8, '87. (10 Nov 1887)


Chas. PRIMOE

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. Chas. PRIMOE left on the noon train yesterday for Grayling, where she has gone to meet her husband who is at work in Smith Bros'. camp some four miles from that place. - Roxcommon News. (17 Nov 1887)


James ERICKSON

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 Sweed, James ERICKSON by name, who has been at work for some time in the lumber yard, last Sunday became violantly insane. Application was made to Probate Judge BATTERSON, and after proper examination, he was committed to the Asylum at Grand Traverse. At Mackinaw he became so violent, that Sheriff McCULLOUGH required the aid of half a dozen men to restrain him. (17 Nov 1887)


Wm. "Billy" EARLEY

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 lumberman, who has been in this vicinity for about two years, usually known as "Billy" but who gave his name as Wm. EARLEY, and claimed to have formerly lived in Livingston county, N. Y., died at Chalker and London's camp on the North Branch, Saturday morning. he drove a yoke of cattle from here Thursday and was taken sick that night. He stated before death that he had no friends. He was buried Sunday by the county. A piece of paper in his pocket had the address of J. W. WOODWARD, Langton, Ont. (24 Nov 1887)


Rev. J. W. TAYLOR

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. N. KENNEDY has gone to Canada with Rev. J. W. TAYLOR, of Grayling, to attend the marriage of the latter. - Otsego Co. News. 1887)

-Rev. J. W. TAYLOR and bride will occupy the late residence of W. A. MASTERS, over the store room of Messrs. Joseph & Pinkous. (1 Dec 1887)

-BORN-Thursday, Nov. 1st, to Mrs. Rev. J. W. TAYLOR, a son. (1 Nov 1888)

-Mrs. J. W. TAYLOR returned from her visit to her parents in Canada, last Friday morning. Mr. TAYOR met her at West Branch. (11 Jul 1889)

-Rev. J. W. TAYLOR, of Almont, formerly of Grayling, it is said, will remove to Fort Laramie, Wyoming. (15 Dec 1892)

-We received a letter last Thursday, from Rev. J. W. TAYLOR, former pastor M. E. Church in Grayling. He is at Laramie, Wyoming, and has been for four years. He sent kindest regards to all his old friends. (27 Feb 1896)


A. G. 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:
-A. G. JOHNSON, a lumberman, who has been on a drunken orgie in Grayling for the past three weeks, was sent to the Insane Asylum at Traverse City, as a lunatic, by the Judge of Probate, last Monday. A good place to sober up in . (1 Dec 1887)


John SARTWELL

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:
-John SARTWELL, of Oweosso, accidentally shot himself dead, while hunting near Gaylord, on the 11th inst. (15 Dec 1887)


Thomas BURNS

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:
-Thomas BURNS, a train conductor on the A. W. Wight lumber company's logging road in Roscommon county, fell from his train last Saturday and was instantly killed. (15 Dec 1887)


Henry PINKONS

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:
-JOSEPH AND PINKOUS.
JOSEPH and PINKONS, a firm composed of H. JOSEPH, of Otsego Lake and Henry PINKONS, of Grayling, are general dealers in Dry Goods, Clothing, Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes and Furnishing Goods. They carry a stock of about $14,000.00 and their trade for 1887 will crowd $18,000.00. They are very pouplar with the lumber jobbers and enjoy a large camp trade. Though they are pleasantly located, their fast increasing business demands more room and they have purchased a lot and will erect a large building in the early spring, the plans being already perfected.
Mr. JOSEPH is also engaged in the same line at Otsego Lake and at Beaver Lake. He will move here in the spring and conduct his entire business from this point.
They have been in business here about two years and a half. (29 Dec 1887)


H. A. STEVENS

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:
-H. A. STEVENS.
H. A. STEVENS has filled a long felt want by opening a tinshop here this fall, and already has all the work he can do. He carries a fine line of Stoves and proposes to grow into a hardware store, as fast as the state of trade will warrant. (29 Dec 1887)

-It is rumored that Herman A. STEVENS has been sent to the Asylum at Traverse City, on account of a slight aberration of intellect. We hope he will entirely recover. (22 Nov 1888)


Henry P. WILLIAMS

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:
-H. P. WILLIAMS.
H. P. WILLIAMS has established a gunsmith shop and might well be called a general tinkerman. He has all the work he can do and with his lathes and variety of tools is ready for any sort of a job in light machinery. His is a very convenient and necessary institution. (29 Dec 1887)

-Henry WILLIAMS, familiarly known here for many years as "The Gunsmith," died at the county house last Thursday night. He suffered a stroke of paralysis over a year ago, and soon used up his meagre savings, and became a county charge. He was a man of strong individuality and opinions, strongly attached to his friends, and relentless toward those whom he considered enemies. An honest man has "run his race." (25 Oct 1900)


Robert WATERSON

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:
-JOHANNESBURG JOTTINGS.
Herbert FAIRGRIEVE has bought the barber shop of Robert WATERSON and is moving in the front part of the Spencer hotel. Robert WATERSON expects to go to Detroit and run a barber shop. (22 Nov 1906)


W. A. 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:
-A brother and nephew of W. A. LEWIS, were in town last week, called here by the death of his wife. (5 Jan 1888)

-Mrs. LEWIS whose sudden death was announced last week, was buried on Thursday. Funeral services were held at the M. E. church. (5 Jan 1888)


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