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

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Jens 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)

-The bodies of the men drowned in Portage Lake, were found last Friday and were buried Sunday in the cemetery at this place. (13 Jun 1889)


John 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:
-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)

-The bodies of the men drowned in Portage Lake, were found last Friday and were buried Sunday in the cemetery at this place. (13 Jun 1889)


Seth 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:
-CENTER PLAINS ITEMS.
Uncle Seth JOHNSON has left us to take up his residence at the Soldier's Home. (9 May 1889)


Joseph BURTON

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 Grayling, Friday May 3, to Mrs. Joseph BURTON a daughter. Eight pounds. (9 May 1889)

-At the meeting Monday night, to organize a Hose Company, J. E. McKNIGHT was elected Captain and Joseph BURTON, assistant. T. A. CARNEY is foreman of Hose Cart No. 1, and Halger HANSON of No. 2. (8 Feb 1894)

-Mr. and Mrs. Jos. BURTON are enjoying a visit from their niece, Miss Mary HETERICK, of Boyne Falls. (1 Mar 1906)


H. E. TITUS

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. E. TITUS a former citizen of Beaver Creek township has been appointed postmaster at Houghton Lake. (9 May 1889)


Gordon KAKE

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:
-Gordon KAKE, who jumped from a train running 40 miles an hour near Lapeer last week, was brought to Gaylord Saturday from Bay City. He died the next day from the effect of the injuries he received. (23 May 1889)


Prof. L. C. COLBURN

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-Sunday, May 26th., to Prof. L. C. COLBURN, a daughter. (30 May 1889)

-The friends of Prof. L. C. COLBURN, who was really the first to bring our excellent school in the line of systematic grades, which has been completed under the present management, will be glad to know that he has been called to the full professorship of mechanical engineering, in the Wyoming College, at a salary of $1,600.00, with residence furnished. (18 Jun 1891)

-Word is received of the death of Prof. L. C. COLBURN, a former superintendent of our school, at his home in Paw-Paw, from cancer of the stomach. During his stay here he made many friends, who will mourn his going, and will extend their sympathy to his stricken family. (2 Oct 1902)


John REAGAN

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 REAGAN, who has made his home in Grayling for two or three years, was killed by being thrown from a buggy, about four miles from town, last Friday. He had started with his brother and Chas. SAGE, for Cole's camp and was driving recklessly, report says from the effect of too much stimulus. (30 May 1889)


Victor 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:
-A laborer named Victor ROSS, dropped dead while notching a tree in Blodgett & Byrne's camp, last Saturday. His body was brought here for burial, and a post mortem examination proved a rupture of a blood-vessel within the pericardium. (13 Jun 1889)


George 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:
-SOUTH BRANCH ITEMS.
George DOWNS, of Hillsdale county, a former resident of this township, is the guest of W. YORK. (13 Jun 1889)


Carl 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:
-DIED-Saturday, June 22, of inflamation of the brain, Carl SORENSON aged 8 years. (27 Jun 1889)


Frank 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:
-Frank SMITH, of Maple Forest, has been building the fence around the cemetery and last Thursday his wife got up a surprise party, by receipt of a fine boy baby to welcome him on his return home. (27 Jun 1889)

-A four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank SMITH, of Maple Forest, who had been sick for several months, but who was thought to be getting well, was taken suddenly worse last week, and died the 29th inst. They have the sympathy of the community. (7 Aug 1902)


John BAUR

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 daughter arrived at John BAUR's in South Branch township, and is growing finely. - Ros. News. (8 Aug 1889)


M. BOYLE

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-Yesterday morning, at 1:45, to Mr. and Mrs. M. BOYLE, a son. All doing well and the father feeling ten years younger. (8 Aug 1889)


Henry HESBURN

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:
-Clara CANFIELD, of Gaylord, known as "Mrs. Al. DEMOREST," shot Henry HESBURN in the abdomen Saturday night. Clara claims a man was at her door trying to force it open, and that she shot into the air to scare him, and hit HESBURN, who was some distance away on the side walk. HESBURN will die. Clara and Al. DEMOREST held forth at Newberry, formerly, and they are a bad lot. HESBURN is a respectable man with a family. (8 Aug 1889)

-In the case against Clara CANFIELD, charged with the murder of Henry HESBURN, the jury brought in a verdict of acquittal, at 3 o'clock Saturday morning, after having been out three hours in deliberation. There are some who are displeased with the final result, but upon the whole the verdict gives pretty general satisfaction. - Otsego County News. (17 Oct 1889)


James 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:
-A man named James SMITH was drowned in the AuSable river, near Mio, last Friday. (15 Aug 1889)


Peter BLANCHETT

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 BLANCHETT has been presented by his wife with a young son, weight nine pounds. (22 Aug 1889)

-Peter BLANCHETTE died, yesterday, with consumption, aged 35 years. He was a member of the I. O. O. F., and leaves a widow and two children. - Bay City Tribune, Feb. 21st. (22 Feb 1894)

-Peter BLANCHETTE was buried in Bay City, last Sunday, by the Odd Fellows, of which he was a member. (1 Mar 1894)


J. H. GRAYBILL

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 Sunday, September 15th, to Mr. and Mrs. J. GRAYBILL, of Grayling, a daughter. (19 Sep 1889)


Ole BUCK

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:
-Ole BUCK, who came to this country last spring, died at his residence, which he had bust built, in this place, on last Tuesday morning. He leaves a wife to mourn his loss, they having buried their only child about two months. ago. (17 Oct 1889)


J. A. 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:
-J. A. SINCLAIR, the tailor, is said to have "skipped" and his effects have been attached by creditors. (31 Oct 1889)


Rev. J. H. PHELPS

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. J. H. PHELPS preached his farewell sermon, last sabbath morning, thus severing his connection with the people, among whom he has labored for three years and a half. Under his ministration the society and church has been organized, the church building erected and furnished, and the debts all paid. He will be followed to his new home, at St. Louis, by the best wishes of our people. (31 Oct 1889)


Wm. TANNER

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 man, named Wm. TANNER, was taken from Dempsey's camp to the residence of A. H. ANNIS, in Beaver Creek, about two weeks ago, sick with spinal fever. He died the Friday following, and was buried in Kalkaska county, whee his father and mother reside. (14 Nov 1889)


Larry RITTER

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 Monday of last week Larry RITTER, a workman in one of POTT's camps, was killed by a falling limb, broken off from a tree, they were cutting down. He was a native of Johnstown, Pa., and was saving money to return there, as he had not heard from his aged parents since the great flood of that place. His remains were buried near where he was killed. - Mio Mail. (14 Nov 1889)


John S. 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:
-John S. SMITH, of West Branch, took morphine by mistake for quinine Saturday evening and died Sunday. (28 Nov 1889)


Ed. RAYMOND

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:
-Ed. RAYMOND was killed at Cutler's Camp, last Thursday, by being caught in some way, and dragged under a wheel-load of logs. His body was taken to Bay City, for burial. He has made this vicinity his home for a number of years, and had hosts of friends. (28 Nov 1889)


Wm. F. CARTER

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 SUDDEN DEATH.
Last Monday, Wm. F. CARTER was instantly killed in his camp, on section 36, town 27, N? 1 W., by a falling tree.
He was chopping a small pine to let down a large one which was lodged, and as it swung off a dead tree was broken down, which struck him on the back of the head.
The body was brought here by his brother, who was visiting him, to be taken to his former home, in Hillsdale county. (28 Nov 1889)


Jerry NOTT

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:
-Jerry Nott, a sawyer in Charles WOOD's logging camp, near West Branch, was struck by a falling tree and crushed to death last Friday. (5 Dec 1889)


Aboe KOMG

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 Indian, whose name is Aboe KOMG, of Saganin, Bay County, was killed by being run over by train No. 94, last Tuesday night, a short distance from the village. Too much "bug juice." (12 Dec 1889)


Samuel BAYLISS

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:
-Samuel BAYLISS, an old man of 60, shot and killed himself at Gaylord, last Friday. His home was in Ohio, near Toledo, and domestic and financial difficulties are believed to have lead to his death. (26 Dec 1889)


Geo. MEMIE

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 body of an Indian was run over by Conductor ALVERSON's train, one half mile west of Beaver Lake, last Friday. The Indian's name was Geo. MEMIE, and he was employed at St. Helen, by H. Stephens & Co. He came to Beaver Lake and drank, and on his way to St. Helen laid down on the track and was killed. - Ogemaw County Herald. (26 Dec 1889)


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