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

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Charles 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:
-Charles JOHNSON, of Manistee, was struck in the breast by a board from an edger and instantly killed, Monday. (4 Jun 1891)


Fred PILKE

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:
-Fred PILKE, a lumberman in Lake City, was instantly killed by a log falling off a train on him last week. A companion named Louis OLSON, was slightly hurt at the same time. (4 Jun 1891)


Daniel MCGILLIS

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:
-Dr. CURNALIA reports the arrival of a daughter last Saturday morning at the residence of Daniel McGILLIS, in Ball township. Mother and child both doing well. - Ros. News. (4 Jun 1891)

-SOUTH BRANCH ITEMS.
Daniel McGILLIS, died at his home in this township, last Monday, aged 56 years. Although he had been under the Doctor's care for the past two years, his death was unexpected. He was out in the field at noon and at 3 o'clock was dead. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn his loss, and they have the sympathy of the entire community. (24 Oct 1901)


S. LAVANCHER

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, To Mr. and Mrs. S. LAVANCHER, Sunday, June 21, a daughter. (25 Jun 1891)

-BORN. To Mr. and Mrs. LAVANCHER, June 29th, a daughter, weight 11 lbs. (5 Jul 1894)


Perry 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:
-Mr. and Mrs. Perry PHELPS were called to Oxford, Oakland county, last week to attend the funeral of a brother-in-law, Elisha SCOTT, one of the pioneers of that county. (25 Jun 1891)

-Miss TOLFREE, of Oxford, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Perry PHELPS. (9 Feb 1893)

-We hear that Perry PHELPS and Lewis OSTRANDER, of Grayling, are negotiating for the purchase of the Central Hotel in Atlanta from W. J. COFFRON. Mr. and Mrs. PHELPS know perfectly well how to run a first class hotel and will soon have the public good will. Mr. OSTRANDER would practice law. Thus would the county seat be made to swell with pride from the possession of a resident attorney. - Lewiston Journal. (4 Apr 1895)


Dan DUNN

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 funeral of Stephen HARCOURT, who was shot at Seney by Dan DUNN, occurred from St. Mary's church Monday morning. An interesting incident in connection with the affair was the fact that for pall bearers there were six brothers of the dead man. - Bay City Tribune. (9 Jul 1891)

-James HARCOURT, brother of the man killed by Dan DUNN, shot and killed Dan in a saloon at Trout Lake, Monday. DUNN had been acquitted, at his examination last Saturday, hence his shooting by James HARCOURT. No one mourns his end, and it is a wonder he was not killed long since. (30 Jul 1891)


Martin SHERMAN

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 21st inst., at the residence of his father, in Maple Forest township, Martin SHERMAN, of Consumption, aged 16 years and three months. The funeral occurred at one o'clock today. (23 Jul 1891)


Frank OLES

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 OLES, of Ogemaw, was run over and almost instantly killed by the construction train three-fourths of a mile north of the depot last Saturday about 6:30 p. m. He had been drinking and was lying on the track drunk when the engine and eleven cars run over him cutting off his right leg and bruising his left near the ankle. - West Branch Herald. (13 Aug 1891)


Richard PHALEN

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:
-Richard PHALEN arrived here yesterday, with his wife and DAUGHTER, He weighs nearly as much as PRINGLE, and has a right to. (3 Sep 1891)

-On Wednesday of last week, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. PHELAN, died, and was taken to Oscoda, for interment. (11 Feb 1892)


Henry B. GIBSON

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:
-Henry B. GIBSON, appeared before Justice WOODBURN, Wednesday, for larceny, was sentenced to 90 days in House of correction, at Detroit. (3 Sep 1891)


Swan NENSON

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-In this village, Thursday Sept. 29, Swan NENSON, aged 22 years. (1 Oct 1891)


Wm. PEACOCK

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-To Mrs. Wm. PEACOCK, of Grove, October 7th., a daughter, nine pounds. (15 Oct 1891)

-Wm. PEACOCK, an old resident of Grove township, left last week for Isabell county, where he has rented a farm. (2 Apr 1896)


Howard PHILIPS

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:
-Howard PHILIPS, aged 21, was knocked off a sailboat at Cheboygan last Friday and drowned. (26 Nov 1891)


Charles MCLAUGHLIN

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 McLAUGHLIN, of Bay City, died yesterday from the effects of a hunting accident on November 17, last. ( 3 Dec 1891)


Jessup MOREHOUSE

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:
-Jessup MOREHOUSE died at his home in Saginaw, Thursday. He was first lieutenant of company H. Second Michigan calvary, during the late war. ( 3 Dec 1891)


Eugene CADGENEL

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:
-Eugene CADGENEL, of Oscoda, aged 15, was drowned last week while skating upon Van Ettan lake. He was an only child and his mother is prostrated with grief. (7 Jan 1892)


MCLEAN

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-Dec. 28th McLEAN, aged 68 years, eight months and twenty-one days. Funeral services were held at the family residence, corner Sixth and Van Buren streets, Wednesday at 2 o'clock p.m. Rev. J. S. HOLMES conducted the services. Friends were requested to omit flowers. (7 Jan 1892)


George REAM

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 REAM, oldest man in Grand Rapids, died Friday night, aged 104. He was a veteran of the war of 1812. (14 Jan 1892)


Duke MCKENZIE

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:
-Duke McKENZIE got lost in the woods between Grayling and Bald Hill during the recent storm and wandered through the wet marshes for forty-six hours before he was rescued. His legs were frozen solid below the knees and will have to be amputated. He is now in the hospital, at Manistee. (14 Jan 1892)


Benjamin LOTT

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 LOTT, of De Witt, Clinton sounty, died Thursday, last, aged 104. De Witt citizens claim he was the oldest man in the state. He lived upon the farm where he died 52 years. (21 Jan 1892)


Geo. A. BADCON

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 sad intelligence was received here Monday that Geo. A. BADCON, Gaylord's esteemed post-master, died at his brother's, in Milverton, England, Dec. 25th, last, aged 37 years. - Otsego Co. News. (21 Jan 1892)


Ray 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:
-Ray SMITH, a young man of Ray township, Shiawasse county, was killed by a falling tree. (28 Jan 1892)


Freeman WESTBROOK

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:
-Freeman WESTBROOK, yardmaster of the Michigan Central railraod at Owosso, died suddenly of apoplexy, Monday. (28 Jan 1892)


J. H. HAHN

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. HAHN, director of the Detroit Conservatory of Music, was drowned early Monday morning, at his summer home, Engelside, on Cory Lake, eight miles from Constantine, Mich. (27 Mar 1902)


Irving HUBBELL

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 falling tree injured Irving HUBBELL of Owosso, so seriously that he will die. (4 Feb 1892)


John GIFFEL

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 GIFFEL, wife and child, of Bay City, were terribly burned Saturday night. The child, 18 months old, threw a hammer at a lamp, breaking it, scattering the oil over the three, and then their clothes caught fire. (4 Feb 1892)


Wm. C. 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:
-OBITUARY.
Departed this life, at his residence, in Sexton, Rush County, Ind., on the 10th, day of Dec. 1891, Wm. C. HANSON, in his 40th. year.
After months' of uncomplaining suffering, the Angel of Death crossed his threshold, laid one hand on the poor tired brain and the other on his heart, and the Sprit returned to God who gave it. Trusting in Christ, he bade all adieu and crossed over. Religious services were held by Rev. GORDON, of the U. P. Church, after which his remains were laid to rest in Shiloh cemetery, by the side of kindred gone before.
A widow; an aged mother; three brothers and two sisters are sorely grieved, but we mourn not as those who have no hope, but are resigned to God's will.
No healing consolation comes,
Even while we own God's will,
Our loving hearts and lonely homes
Cry for our dear one still.
'Tis said, God called you. Be it so,
Our souls are tempest tossed,
Heaven is so far from earth below,
We name you as our lost.

For dark and wide across the land
Has Death's dark shadow swept.
And many a broken household band
This year with tears hath kept.
MOTHER. (4 Feb 1892)


Mary JORGERSON

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 of Mary JORGERSON, living in Illinois, died last Monday. (11 Feb 1892)

-Miss Mary JORGENSON and Masters Olaf and Freddie MICHELSON left for Chicago yesterday, where they will join their sister, and then go to Central Illinois, for a visit. (4 Apr 1895)


James G. 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:
-James DOWNS an old veteran, and a member of Ruddock Post, G. A. R., died at his home in Freedom last Tuesday night. The remains were brought to Cheboygan, Monday and buried in Pine Hill cemetery by the Ruddock Post. The deceased was township treasurer. - Cheboygan, Tribune. (18 Feb 1892)


Martin D. CORNER

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:
-Martin D. CORNER, from Potts, died at the Saginaw hospital from kidney trouble. (3 Mar 1892)


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