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

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Arthur H. SWARTHOUT

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:
-It was with pleasure we noticed the name of A. H. SWARTHOUT among those who had conferred on them the degree of Bachelor of Laws, at Ann Arbor, on the 23d of March. During his College course he distinguished himself for his ability and aptness in the law, which was recognized by his classmates in their conferring upon him various offices of trust and honor in the literary and law societies of that department. Thopugh he was an active worker in those societies, with rare good judgement, he did not neglect his studies in the law, by so doing. If his College course be an index of his future, success will attend him in his profession, and society be benefited by his presence. Saginaw Valley News. (5 May 1881)

-We are pleased to announce to the citizens of Crawford county, that Mr. A. H. SWARTHOUT, mentioned above, has come to stay with us, and has during the past week, purchased a lot of L. J. TRYON, just west of the Meat Market, on which he has commenced the erection of an office building, 12x20 feet, Messrs. Forbes & Tryon doing the work. Although the needs of the county in law affairs are not great, yet we trust he may be accorded a fair share of what there is to do, as we deem him a young man of ability, and a worthy acquisition to our pospulation. (5 May 1881)

-Mr. A. H. SWARTHOUT has gone to Saginaw for a few days to visit his parents, and tell them of that little episode he had over on the Manistee last week, where he and the high sheriff were violently pitched into the drink by a balky saw-log. (26 May 1881)

-Mr. W. J. SWARTHOUT, of Saginaw City, is spending a few days with his brother, A. H. SWARTHOUT, Att'y, of this place. (4 Aug 1881)

-A. H. SWARTHOUT is back to business after having witnessed the nuptualistic rights of his sister to the man of her choice, in Saginaw last week. (17 Nov 1881)

-Attorney A. H. SWARTHOUT returned from Saginaw City on Monday, accompanied by his wife, and will occupy their mansion in the northern part of town, which has lately been undergoing extensive repairs, preparatory to this event. Arthur has our hearty congratulations in this acquisition to his happiness, and we trust that their cherished hopes of the future may ever be bright, and that all their trouble through life's journey may be "little ones." (22 Dec 1881)

-We clip the following matrimonial notice from the Saginaw Courier under date of the 17th inst, as a matter of interest to our readers, as well as to show the esteem in which the below mentioned parties (who have settled in our midst), are held by their many friends in the Saginaw Valley:
"Again the Courier has the pleasure of recording one of those most pleasant affairs, a home wedding. The contracting parties this time were Arthur H. SWARTHOUT, of Grayling, Crawford county, son of James N. SWARTHOUT of Saginaw Town, and Miss Abbie R. SQUIRES, daughter of Josiah SQUIRES, who lives five miles northwest of the city on the Mackinaw road. The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride's parents, Thursday evening. Rev. Dr. JAMESON, of the First Baptist Church of this city, officiating. There were present about fifty friends and relatives of the contracting parties, many of whom were from the city.
The bride's toilet was of peacock blue changeable silk, made with brocade and lace, very pretty. the happy groom looked his best in the time-honored broadcloth. The congratulation and merry making, no small part of which was the partaking of a regale wedding repast to which the best of farmers' stores and the most delicate that city caterer can furnish contributed, occupied several hours, and all passed most pleasantly. the wedding presents were rich, numerous and varied. the contracting parties are both well known in this city. Mr. SWARTHOUT graduated from the Saginaw high school in '76, after which he entered the law department of the University. He is now practicing his profession at Graylin, where he has flattering prospects. Miss SQUIRES' home has also been in this city for many years. She is a lady whose real worth has secured her many friends. that happiness and prosperity may attend their married life is the sincere wish of the Courier. (22 Dec 1881)

-BORN.
On Wednesday, April 2, 1884, to Mr. and Mrs. A. H. SWARTHOUT, a daughter. (10 Apr 1884)

-Mr. A. H. SWARTHOUT and family will leave here next week to take up their residence in Saginaw. During their residence here, Mr. SWARTHOUT has built up a lucrative business and strict attention thereto, has won hosts of friends, as proven by the honors conferred. He was elected Prosecuting Atty. two years ago, overcoming the strongest democratic opposition, and this year was a delegate to the State Convention at Grand Rapids, where he was elected alternate to the National Convention at Chicago. A staunch republican, and we believe an honest hearted christian gentleman. We wish him success in his new field. (17 Jul 1884)

-Gov. BLISS has pardoned Arthur H. SWARTHOUT who was sent from Saginaw in March 1899, to Jackson for four years, for embezzlement. He was paroled one year ago, and his sentence, with allowance for good time, would expire next month. He was convicted of foisting a bogus mortgage on a client. (29 May 1902)


Abbie R. SQUIRES

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:
-Attorney A. H. SWARTHOUT returned from Saginaw City on Monday, accompanied by his wife, and will occupy their mansion in the northern part of town, which has lately been undergoing extensive repairs, preparatory to this event. Arthur has our hearty congratulations in this acquisition to his happiness, and we trust that their cherished hopes of the future may ever be bright, and that all their trouble through life's journey may be "little ones." (22 Dec 1881)

-We clip the following matrimonial notice from the Saginaw Courier under date of the 17th inst, as a matter of interest to our readers, as well as to show the esteem in which the below mentioned parties (who have settled in our midst), are held by their many friends in the Saginaw Valley:
"Again the Courier has the pleasure of recording one of those most pleasant affairs, a home wedding. The contracting parties this time were Arthur H. SWARTHOUT, of Grayling, Crawford county, son of James N. SWARTHOUT of Saginaw Town, and Miss Abbie R. SQUIRES, daughter of Josiah SQUIRES, who lives five miles northwest of the city on the Mackinaw road. The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride's parents, Thursday evening. Rev. Dr. JAMESON, of the First Baptist Church of this city, officiating. There were present about fifty friends and relatives of the contracting parties, many of whom were from the city.
The bride's toilet was of peacock blue changeable silk, made with brocade and lace, very pretty. the happy groom looked his best in the time-honored broadcloth. The congratulation and merry making, no small part of which was the partaking of a regale wedding repast to which the best of farmers' stores and the most delicate that city caterer can furnish contributed, occupied several hours, and all passed most pleasantly. the wedding presents were rich, numerous and varied. the contracting parties are both well known in this city. Mr. SWARTHOUT graduated from the Saginaw high school in '76, after which he entered the law department of the University. He is now practicing his profession at Graylin, where he has flattering prospects. Miss SQUIRES' home has also been in this city for many years. She is a lady whose real worth has secured her many friends. that happiness and prosperity may attend their married life is the sincere wish of the Courier. (22 Dec 1881)


James N. SWARTHOUT

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:
-Attorney A. H. SWARTHOUT returned from Saginaw City on Monday, accompanied by his wife, and will occupy their mansion in the northern part of town, which has lately been undergoing extensive repairs, preparatory to this event. Arthur has our hearty congratulations in this acquisition to his happiness, and we trust that their cherished hopes of the future may ever be bright, and that all their trouble through life's journey may be "little ones." (22 Dec 1881)

-We clip the following matrimonial notice from the Saginaw Courier under date of the 17th inst, as a matter of interest to our readers, as well as to show the esteem in which the below mentioned parties (who have settled in our midst), are held by their many friends in the Saginaw Valley:
"Again the Courier has the pleasure of recording one of those most pleasant affairs, a home wedding. The contracting parties this time were Arthur H. SWARTHOUT, of Grayling, Crawford county, son of James N. SWARTHOUT of Saginaw Town, and Miss Abbie R. SQUIRES, daughter of Josiah SQUIRES, who lives five miles northwest of the city on the Mackinaw road. The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride's parents, Thursday evening. Rev. Dr. JAMESON, of the First Baptist Church of this city, officiating. There were present about fifty friends and relatives of the contracting parties, many of whom were from the city.
The bride's toilet was of peacock blue changeable silk, made with brocade and lace, very pretty. the happy groom looked his best in the time-honored broadcloth. The congratulation and merry making, no small part of which was the partaking of a regale wedding repast to which the best of farmers' stores and the most delicate that city caterer can furnish contributed, occupied several hours, and all passed most pleasantly. the wedding presents were rich, numerous and varied. the contracting parties are both well known in this city. Mr. SWARTHOUT graduated from the Saginaw high school in '76, after which he entered the law department of the University. He is now practicing his profession at Graylin, where he has flattering prospects. Miss SQUIRES' home has also been in this city for many years. She is a lady whose real worth has secured her many friends. that happiness and prosperity may attend their married life is the sincere wish of the Courier. (22 Dec 1881)


W. J. SWARTHOUT

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. W. J. SWARTHOUT, of Saginaw City, is spending a few days with his brother, A. H. SWARTHOUT, Att'y, of this place. (4 Aug 1881)


Emma SWARTHOUT

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 Emma SWARTHOUT, of Saginaw, is the guest of her brother, A. H. SWARTHOUT (26 Jul 1883)


Mary SWARTHOUT

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 Mary SWARTHOUT, who has been visiting her brother A. H. SWARTHOUT, left for her home Wednesday noon. (9 Aug 1883)


George BLACKMAN

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 Mr. BLACKMAN, from Hillsdale county, has arrived in Beaver Creek with his family, and expects to locate a farm soon. (12 May 1881)

-Miss Amanda BLACKMAN, a daughter of Mr. Geo. BLACKMAN, of Beaver Creek, aged about 15 years, died on Sunday morning last after a brief illness of one week. The exact nature of the disease which caused her death we were unable to learn. (22 Dec 1881)


Amanda BLACKMAN

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 Amanda BLACKMAN, a daughter of Mr. Geo. BLACKMAN, of Beaver Creek, aged about 15 years, died on Sunday morning last after a brief illness of one week. The exact nature of the disease which caused her death we were unable to learn. (22 Dec 1881)


O'KEEF

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 Genevie O'KEEF of Flint, is visiting her uncle, Michael O'KEEF, and also Miss Edith McINTYRE. (23 Aug 1906)


Michael O'KEEF

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 Genevie O'KEEF of Flint, is visiting her uncle, Michael O'KEEF, and also Miss Edith McINTYRE. (23 Aug 1906)


Henry PETTINGILL

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Arbela, Tuscola, MI:
name - Henry PETTINGILL
a.71
b.NY
occupation - Carpenter
married to Amanda
f.b.CT
m.b.CT

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. H. PETTINGILL, of Arbela, Tuscola county, this State, arrived in the city yesterday and are guests of their daughter, Mrs. J. C. SILSBEE.


Amanda

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Arbela, Tuscola, MI:
name - Amanda PETTINGILL
a.66
b.NJ
married to Henry PETTINGILL
f.b.NJ
m.b.PA


Rev. John WEST

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. Mr. WEST, an old gentleman 73 years of age, and father of Rev. C. W. WEST of Center Plains, preached a very acceptable sermon on Sunday last at the Knowls' school house in Beaver Creek. (12 May 1881)

-PERE CHENEY. May 10, 1881. - Mr. John WEST, from Union City, father of Rev. C. WEST, is spending a few weeks with his son. (12 May 1881)

-The only child of Mr. and Mrs. John WEST, of Cheney, died the 26 inst. (5 Jul 1888)


Rev. C. W. WEST

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. Mr. WEST, an old gentleman 73 years of age, and father of Rev. C. W. WEST of Center Plains, preached a very acceptable sermon on Sunday last at the Knowls' school house in Beaver Creek. (12 May 1881)

-A letter from Rev. C. W. WEST, now of Union City, Mich., subscribing for the AVALANCHE, brings greeting to his old friends in this county, for which there is a warm spot in his heart. He was one of the early pioneers and wants to keep tab on the growth and improvements here since he left. (18 Mar 1909)


Mrs. C. W. WEST

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. STANTON and daughter, of Union City, are visiting with her sister Mrs. C. W. WEST, of Center Plains and Mrs. A. H. MARSH of this village. (5 Sep 1895)


Wm. F. BRINK

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. Wm. R(B or F) BRINK, of Gaines, Genesee county, has come to Grayling with his family, having purchased the 80 just east of GOODALE's Addition, of John LATSON, of Fowlerville, and contemplates building a residence thereon soon. (12 May 1881)

-Wm. BRINK has the pleasure of entertaining his father, Mr. J. P. BRINK of Warren county, N. J. (22 Nov 1883)

-DIED - At the residence of Wm. BRINK, in this village, Sunday, Oct. 25th., Mrs. Mary STEVENSON, aged 68 years. (29 Oct 1885)

-Mrs. Wm. BRINK is visiting her sister, Mrs. S. CASSIMER, at Gaines, in Genesse county. (21 Oct 1886)

-Wm. BRINK will start for a visit at his father's in New Jersey, this week. It is his first visit to the old home in over twenty years. (1 Aug 1889)

-Mrs. Wm. BRINK is visiting her sister, Mrs. CASSIMER, at Flint, and little Margaret is keeping house for her grandpa during her absence. (19 Mar 1896)

-Mrs. W. F. BRINK was called to Flint, last Thursday by a telegram, announcing the serious illness of her sister, Mrs. S. CASSIMER, who died that evening and was buried at Orion, Saturday. (20 Apr 1899)

-Mr. and Mrs. W. F. BRINK went to Bay Port, Monday, for a week's visit, and to help Rolla celebrate his birthday. (15 Jun 1899)


Mrs. Wm. BRINK

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. Wm. BRINK is visiting her sister, Mrs. CASSIMER, at Flint, and little Margaret is keeping house for her grandpa during her absence. (19 Mar 1896)

-Mrs. W. F. BRINK was called to Flint, last Thursday by a telegram, announcing the serious illness of her sister, Mrs. S. CASSIMER, who died that evening and was buried at Orion, Saturday. (20 Apr 1899)


J. P. BRINK

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:
-Wm. BRINK has the pleasure of entertaining his father, Mr. J. P. BRINK of Warren county, N. J. (22 Nov 1883)


BOSOM

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 C. BOSOM, of Beaver Creek township, an uncle of Luke BOSOM, died last Thursday, aged 68 years. (6 Jun 1889)


Luke BOSOM

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. Luke BOSOM, from Lenawee county, has located an 80 in Beaver Creek, and brought with him a fine yoke of cattle, two milch cows, a jack mule, chickens and turkeys, and various farming implements, together with grain and seeds, with which to carry on the husbandry business. Mr. B. was also accompanied by a brother, who will locate soon. (12 May 1881)

-MARVIN POST G. A. R.
As per announcement in the AVALANCHE, the old soldiers of the county met at the court house last Friday for the formation of a Post of the Grand Army of the Republic. The name selected, as indicated above, was in honor of the only comrade who had dided in this county, to the knowledge of any who were present, Comrade Harry MARVIN, of Beaver Creek township, who was mustered into the grand army above.
As will be seen by the roster published below, there are over 40 charter members, and if the enthusiasm manifested by those present at the organization continues, the post will flourish. the date of muster is not decided, but will be some time this month, and then the veterans can gather around their camp fire and live over again the life of field, and march, and battle.
The following officers were elected:
Commander - O. J. BELL.
Senior Vice-Commander - O. PALMER.
Jun. Vice Com. - Thos. LOUND.
Quartermaster - J. G. MARSH.
Chaplain - O. G. ANDREWS.
Surgeon - Alex. ODELL.
Officer of the Day - A. E. NEWMAN.
Officer of the Guard - G. BOSOM.
Adjutant - J. J. COVENTRY.
Sergeant - Major - C. W. WIGHT.
Quar. - Sergt. - A. C. WILSON.
Sentry - C. A. INGERSON.
We give the complete roster of charter members, and hope during the season to add the name of every soldier in the county:
O. J. BELL, I, 6th Mich H. A.
Samuel CASSIMER, K, 30th Wis V I.
Oscar PALMER, C, 1st U S S S.
W. BATTERSON, I, 1st N Y Dragoons.
A. TAYLOR, B, 22d N Y Cav.
I. J. CURRAN.
S. M. MILES, B. 101st Pa Inf.
A. D. COLESTOCK, E, 7th Mich Cav.
J. J. COVENTRY, K, 11th N. J. Inf.
G. H. THAYER, E, 2d Mich Cav.
Aaron ATEN, A, 21st O V I.
F. M. FORBES, I, 145th P V I.
R. P. FORBES, I, 5th Mich Cav.
S. HEMPSTED, B, 4th Mich Cav.
A. C. WILSON, B, 17th N Y B.
E. WYCKOFF.
Wm. WOODBURN, D, 5th Mich Cav.
O. G. ANDREWS, E, 8th Mich Inf.
C. A. INGERSON, E, 50th N Y Eng.
C. W. WIGHT, B, 2d N H H A.
J. W. WALLACE, F, 1st Mich Inf.
H. DAVENPORT, D. 105th N Y V I.
D. WILLETT, M, 7th Mich Cav.
W. HAYNES, A, 122d N Y V I.
A. ODELL, K, 8th N Y H A.
A. J. ROSE, F. 126th N Y V I.
J. G. MARSH, E, 9th Mich Cav.
C. E. STRUNK, A, 4th Mich V I.
Thos LOUND, G, 3d Mich Cav.
G. BOSOM, I, 1th Mich Inf.
L. BOSOM, L, 1st Mich Eng.
Geo. FAUBLE, I, 85th? Ill V I.
A. H. ALLEN, D, 151st N Y V I.
M. PACKARD, F, 152d Ind V I.
N. BARNEY.
Wm. H. ROE, F, 16th Mich V I.
A. C. WILCOX, I, 5th Mich V I.
A. MOSHER, K, 3d Mich Cav.
L. StJOHN, I, 12th Mich V I.
Wm WILCOX, H, 2d Mich Cav.
W. HAVENS,
S. H. JOHNSON, E. 1st Mo Eng.
A. E. NEWMAN, F, 15th. (13 Mar 1884)

-April 6th the family of Luke BOSOM, of Beaver Creek, was made happy by the advent of a baby girl, weighing 9 pounds. (20 May 1886)

-Luke BOSOM and family, of Beaver Creek township for lo these many years, have moved to Ogemaw county. (16 Jan 1890)


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