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

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John ROBB

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 CORRESPONDENCE.
Mr. John ROBB and family leave this week for Capac. Mr. ROBB had to change climate on account of ill health. (21 Dec 1905)


Jas. BRADWELL

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 CORRESPONDENCE.
Mr. Jas. BRADWELL has sold his residence to the Johannesburg Mfg. Co. and will move his family to Boyne City, where he has secured a position. (21 Dec 1905)


George MILLER

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 MILLER, of Gaylord, who was married but three weeks since, shot himself last Monday morning, the ball passing through his brain. He was tired of living and thought he would try dying. (26 Jul 1888)


John MATHIESON

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 Scotch sailor named John MATHIESON without family or friends in this county was stricken with a heart, disease and became a county charge some months ago. He was buried last Sunday by the commissioner of poor. (26 Jul 1888)


C. S. CONELY

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. S. CONELY, a woodsman, while drunk Sunday night, was run over by a log train between West Branch and Ogemaw and killed. Both legs were cut off below the knee and was badly bruised about the head and body. - Ros. News. (9 Aug 1888)


Geo. STEELE

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 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. STEELE, died at the camp of Gobtel & Eddy, last week and was buried at the cemetery in Maple Forest. (6 Sep 1888)


Will MANWARREN

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:
-Edward HARTWICK is the winner in the Tenth district competition for a West Point appointment. He hails from Grayling. He knocked out 20 other contestants. His alternate is Will MANWARREN, also of Grayling. - Detroit Journal. (6 Sep 1888)

-The proverbial success of Grayling boys continues. Wm. MANWARREN has taken a position as instructor in mathematics, in the high school of the city of Peoria, Ill. (25 Aug 1892)


James LOCKWOOD

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 was found dead about one half mile from town last Sunday morning. An order for wages due him from a man at Mills' Station would indicate that his name was James LOCKWOOD. (27 Sep 1888)


Geo. 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:
-FOUND DEAD.
On Sunday morning Mr. MARTIN was walking west of the depot about forty rods, along the edge of the timber, when he came upon the body of a man about 50 years of age, whom he first thought asleep, but found to be dead. He was lying on his back with his head pillowed on his bag of clothing and had apparently died without a struggle.
Coroner W. M. WOODWORTH was notified and impaneled Messrs. ROSE, HAVENS, TRUMLEY, FOURNIER, WOODBURN and WILCOX as a jury.
They ascertained that early in the month and again last Friday he had registered at the Commercial House as Geo. TAYLOR.
He had some money in his pocket and a duebill dated May 29th, 1888, at Mills Station for $29.00 for work in a shingle mill, signed S. S. BUCK.
The jury decided that he died from natural causes. He had two marks on the forehead nearly healed and one eye showed signs of recent inflamation. (27 Sep 1888)

-The man who stole a horse from C. H. PRESCOTT, of Richland, a few months ago, was found dead near Grayling the other day. Sheriff PHELPS traced him to Mio and found that he had gone to Grayling. He notified the sheriff there who recognized the dead man as the man who was wanted. He identified him by peculiar marks about the face, and also by papers found on his person. - Ogemaw Co. Times. (11 Oct 1888)


Wm. DRAKE

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-Monday, Oct. 7., to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. DRAKE, a son. (10 Oct 1889)


Archibald PELOM

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 DAMNABLE OUTRAGE!
JUDGE LYNCH PROUNCES THE PENALTY OF DEATH.
Last Monday afternoon, Mrs. J. S. CREGO, of Beaver Creek, a lady sixty three years of age, and infirm, was at home alone when a beast in human form entered the house and committed the most hellish crime conceivable leaving her in a critical condition from the injuries received. From there the brute went to Arthur MARVIN's and stopped ostensibly to enquire the way to a lumber camp. Finding Mrs. MARVIN alone, he assaulted her and repeated his damnable outrage, though fought with desperation until she was beaten and choked to insensibility.
As soon as the alarm was given the citizens started on his track. Word was telegraphed from here and T. E. HASTINGS, of Beaver Creek, took his track and found the brute in the depot at Roscommon and secured him after a quick struggle. He was brought here Tuesday morning and there being no cells in the jail, he was securely shackled and guarded in the court house, where hundreds viewed him as they would a wild beast.
In the afternoon rumors of rescue and revenge were rife, and the sheriff quietly removed him to a private residence where he remained personally on guard till about one o'clock in the morning when the house was quickly and quietly surrounded by a large body of masked and disguised men who entered from different ways and overpowered the sheriff before an alarm could be given and dragged down the shackled victim from the upper room, taking him to a little grove in the north part of the village where a scaffold had been provided by placing a scantling across the limbs of two trees. Here he was strung up, without mercy, if with justice, to pay the penalty of his crime. He had confessed his guilt and had been fully identified by Mrs. MARVIN so there is no possibility of mistake in the man. While little, if any sympathy is expressed for him, yet all must regret that the majesty of the law should be trampled on in our midst, and that another crime should be added to those already committed.
As soon as the sheriff was released a searching party was organized and the body found hanging as above described, with life extinct. It was placed in the hands of Coroner WOODWORTH, who gave it sepulture.
The criminal's name was Archibald PELOM, a Frenchman, whose reputtation was thoroughly bad.
The disguise of the party was so perfect and their work so quickly performed that no one was recognized and it is probable that none of them will be discovered. (8 Nov 1888)


James QUANCE

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:
-WELLINGTON RUMBLES.
Mr. James QUANCE has moved to Vermontville, Eaton county. Sorry, for we lose a good neighbor. (20 Dec 1888)


Philip GIBBS

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:
-Philip GIBBS has been considered the tallest man in town, and he stretched up several inches Sunday, on the arrival of his Christmas gift in the form of a bran new daughter. (27 Dec 1888)

-BORN-Yesterday morning, to Mr. and Mrs. P. GIBBS, a son. (22 Feb 1894)


Patrick DAVIDSON

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:
-Patrick DAVIDSON was found dead in the woods in Hill township, Ogemaw county, by John CURRY. He started from John CURRY's with 50 pounds of provisions two weeks ago, and had got about three miles away when he became exhausted and sat down to rest. As he evidently became worse and could not proceed any farther, he shot off five or six cartridges in the hope that someone might hear him and come to his relief. (10 Jan 1889)


William TOPPING

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:
-William TOPPING, a young man 22 years of age, was killed at 1 o'clock last Thursday afternoon about ten miles from Otsego Lake. He was engaged in loading cats on the Gratwick, Smith & Fryer logging road. He was loading the logs on a car, when he slipped and fell, with his face to the ground, and a log rolling from the car striking him on the back of the head. (7 Feb 1889)


Joseph LORANGER

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 6th day of February, 1889, by Justice TAYLOR, Mr. Joseph LORANGER and Miss Elsie CLAPP, of Beaver Creek township. (14 Feb 1889)


Robert WHITE

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:
-Robert WHITE, postmaster at East Tawas, and one of the wheel horses of the democracy in this district, died very suddenly, last Monday, probably from heart disease. (21 Feb 1889)


Peter BLANCHARD

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 BLANCHARD, of the Commercial House, returned last Monday from Bay City, where he was called on account of the sickness of his brother, who died on Wednesday and was buried Friday. Mrs. BLANCHARD who has been visiting friends in Bay City for some time, returned with him. (7 Mar 1889)


Edward DAVIS

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:
-Edward DAVIS, who has made his home at Sanderson's Hotel, for a long time, died there on Saturday. The body was taken to Detroit for interment. (21 Mar 1889)


Andrew COLEMAN

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 child of Andrew COLEMAN died at Dempsey's camp Monday, and was brought here for burial. (1 Aug 1889)


Sidney Van WAGNER

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:
-Sidney Van WAGNER, a member of the Grand Army post at West Branch, died on the 23d inst., and was buried the following Monday. (4 Apr 1889)


Joseph ASH

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 old man by the name of Joseph ASH, whose home was near Grand Rapids, was killed in S. Tongue's camp near Potts, by a falling tree last week. His remains were taken outside for interment. - Northern Mail. (4 Apr 1889)


Otto PERSONS

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 child of Otto PERSONS, 15 months old, died yesterday morning. (11 Apr 1889)


A. RODERIC

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 morning, April 8th, to Mr. and Mrs. A. RODERIC, a son. (11 Apr 1889)


Fred JANDRON

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-Monday morning, April 8th, to Mr. and Mrs. Fred JANDRON, a daughter. (11 Apr 1889)


Abram MURPHY

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 tuesday morning April 9th, to Mr. and Mrs. Abram MURPHY a son. (11 Apr 1889)

-DIED-April 10th, infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Abram MURPHY. (11 Apr 1889)


J. M. GARMIRE

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. M. GARMIRE, of Mancelona, formerly of Grayling, was in town the beginning of the week. He expects to return to Grayling to reside. (11 Apr 1889)


Wm. HOWELL

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 child of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. HOWELL, died of brain fever, last Tuesday morning. (18 Apr 1889)


Frank BULHMAN

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:
-Our people were much shocked early Thursday morning by the report that Frank BULHMAN had been killed in Edward township. A warrant was issued by justice WEEKS and placed in the hands of deputy sheriff McFADDEN for the arrest of Peter and Stephen KARTES, charged with assaulting BULHMAN. Dr. COCHRAN was summoned to attend BULHMAN, and found him at 3 o'clock a. m. at Stephen WIEGES' house, near where the deadly assault was made. He was unconscious when the doctor arrived, and at half past five breathed his last. - Ogemaw Co. Herald. (18 Apr 1889)


Rasmus 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:
-Three rivermen at work on the Manistee drive, visited the railroad camp of Salling, Hanson & Co., on Portage Lake, last Sunday, where they procured a boat and crossed to the camp of Mantz Bros. to take dinner with some friends. Toward night they started back, but in some way their boat was capsized and all were drowned. Rasmus LARSON clung to the boat and was driven by the wind to the South Bay, where he was seen by a teamster, who took the lines from his harness and attempted to reach him by going out on the logs which had been driven to that side. LARSON told him to be careful, that he was all right and in a moment, as the teamster was turned from him for his own safety, he was carried out of sight under the rushing logs. the body was not recovered until Monday afternoon, when it was brought to the village and on Wednesday morning was interred in the village cemetery. The others have not yet been found. Their names were Jens LARSON and John SORENSON, and their homes were in Manistee. (25 Apr 1889)


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