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

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Fred ORTH

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. Fred ORTH, Sunday, Jan. 21st, a daughter, ten pounds. (26 Jan 1893)


Mrs. Charles FAUTLEY

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-At her home in Grove Township, Sunday, January 20th, Mrs. Charles FAUTLEY. (26 Jan 1893)


James WALLACE

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:
-FREDERIC ITEMS.
James WALLACE was passing the cigars last Thursday. The arrival of a little boy at his home, accounting for it. (26 Jan 1893)


Geo. BALHOFF

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:
-Geo. BALHOFF, of West Bay City, brakeman, was crushed between two cars, last Monday, at Alger, and died in the evening. (2 Feb 1893)


Thos. WILDS

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. WILDS, of West Bay City, was crushed by a log, last Wednesday, and died the same evening. (9 Feb 1893)


Orlando HICKS

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:
-Orlando HICKS has accepted a position in the Avalanche office at Grayling, setting type. He began his labors Wednesday. - Otsego Co. Herald. (9 Feb 1893)

-The Board of Supervisors, last week, appointed Orlando HICKS, of this office, to fill the vacancy on the Board of School Examiners, caused by the resignation of E. G. PAYNE. A good appointment. (9 Mar 1893)


Henry GRAHAM

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 GRAHAM, of Harrisville, froze to death last Saturday night, during the blizzard, while hunting for his 12 year old daughter who was out in the storm. She is supposed to have perished. (9 Feb 1893)


Geo. W. FOX

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:
-Geo. W. FOX, member of U. S. Grant Post of Bay City, died last Saturday, and was buried Tuesday. (23 Feb 1893)


Lewis GADWOOD

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:
-Lewis GADWOOD, of Gayhlord, got a two years sentence to Jackson last week for stealing a watch. (23 Feb 1893)


"Uncle John" OLIVER

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:
-"Uncle John" Oliver, a well known Scotch citizen of Bay City, died suddenly last Friday night. He was 85 years old and had resided in Bay City 17 years. (23 Feb 1893)


Jacob KNETH

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:
-Jacob KNETH, of Grove township, has been granted a pension. (2 Mar 1893)


John G. CLARK

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 G. CLARK, an inmate of the soldiers' home at Grand Rapids, died last week. He left the institution all his earthly possessions, the first endowment of the kind ever received by the home. (2 Mar 1893)


Ike DEMOUR

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:
-Ike DEMOUR, a night switchman in the yard, at this place, was thrown against the switch stand, and then against a car last Monday morning, fracturing or breaking his leg in two places. Dr. C. W. SMITH reduced the fracture. (16 Mar 1893)


Wm. DUNDASS

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:
-FREDERIC ITEMS.
Wm. DUNDASS and family left Tuesday for Sunbright, Tenn., at which place they expect to make their future home.
Wm. WALWOOD has taken Mr. DUNDASS' place on the section. (2 Mar 1893)


Wm. WALWOOD

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:
-FREDERIC ITEMS.
Wm. DUNDASS and family left Tuesday for Sunbright, Tenn., at which place they expect to make their future home.
Wm. WALWOOD has taken Mr. DUNDASS' place on the section. (2 Mar 1893)


Rev. BIRDSALL

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:
-FREDERIC ITEMS.
Rev. and Mrs. BIRDSALL started Friday morning for Hart, Mich., having been called there by a telegram announcing the death of Mrs. BIRDSALL's father. (2 Mar 1893)


Rev. N. J. GEYER

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. N. J. GEYER will sever his connection as pastor of the Presbyterian church, of Grayling, about the first of April. (9 Mar 1893)

-Mrs. N. J. GEYER and daughter, of Havre, Montana, are visiting her parents at New Concord, Ohio. (19 Apr 1894)

-A letter received by a former friend of Mr. and Mrs. N. J. GEYER, states that they now reside at 1234 West Jackson street, Chicago, Ill., and desire to be remembered by their many friends here. (8 Nov 1894)


Jas. KURN

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:
-Jas. KURN, a prominent citizen of West Branch, died last thursday, and was buried on Sunday. He was a member of the Masonic and K. P. lodges of that city. About twenty-five members of these societies from Grayling took part in the funeral ceremonies. (23 Mar 1893)


John WALSH

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 WALSH of this place intends moving to Lewiston, having purchased a residence of D. M. KNEELAND. (23 Mar 1893)


Edward TROMBLEY

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 TROMBLEY, who has been employed as foreman in the Democrat office, for the past three years, has resigned his position on that, and will henceforth occupy a case in the office of the Grayling Democrat. - West Branch Herald. (9 Apr 1893)


Nettie MOCKRIDGE

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:
-Nettie MOCKRIDGE has gone to Grayling, where she will have a position on the Avalanche. - West Branch Herald. (9 Apr 1893)


Adoniram J. 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:
-Adoniram J. SMITH, a well known Saginaw man, died suddenly last Saturday after listening to a people's party speech. No wonder. (9 Apr 1893)


Adloph "Dolf" LAVINE

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.
Last Monday morning the body of Adolph LAVINE, a Frenchman about 33 years of age was found dead in the road near London's camp, where he had been at work, evidently frozen to death. He had been to Frederic with a companion on Sunday, both drank considerable and started for camp toward night with several bottles of whisky. His companion lay down and LAVINE left him and wandered off on a log road, where he finally lay down to death. The other man was picked up by a passinng team and taken back to Frederic. LAVINE's body was brought to the undertaking rooms of Braden and Forbes and Justice WOODBURN notified, who impannelled the following jury: S. HEMPSTED, J. MERZ, J. F. WILCOX, C. O. McCULLOUGH, J. FORBES and Elmer OSTRANDER. After viewing the body the inquest was adjourned to Wednesday, when, after hearing the evidence the following verdict was rendered. "That the said Dolf LAVINE came to his death on Monday, January the eighth, 1894, by freezing while under the influence of intoxicating liquors obtained of one Wesley WALLIS, of Frederic, county of Crawford and state of Michigan, on the seventh day of January, 1894. The body of said Dolf LAVINE was found on the S 1/2 of SW 1/4, sec 32, town 28 N 3 W, in the county of Crawford, state of Michigan." (11 Jan 1894)

-Adolph LAVINE, the man who was either frozen to death or killed with Frederic whisky, was buried in the Grayling cemetery, as his body was not claimed by friends. (18 Jan 1894)

-Charles R. WALLACE, of Frederic, proprietor of the saloon where LAVINE, who was frozen to death, procured his whisky, was brought before Justice WOODBURN, for the offense, last Friday, and was bound over to the Circuit Court for trial. (18 Jan 1894)

-It is said that the first verdict brought in by the Coroner's jury at Frederic, in the case of the man found dead, last week, was that he died from a "Visitation of God, superinduced by whisky," making the saloon keeper an agent of the Almighty. (25 Jan 1893)


Charles R. WALLACE

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.
Last Monday morning the body of Adolph LAVINE, a Frenchman about 33 years of age was found dead in the road near London's camp, where he had been at work, evidently frozen to death. He had been to Frederic with a companion on Sunday, both drank considerable and started for camp toward night with several bottles of whisky. His companion lay down and LAVINE left him and wandered off on a log road, where he finally lay down to death. The other man was picked up by a passinng team and taken back to Frederic. LAVINE's body was brought to the undertaking rooms of Braden and Forbes and Justice WOODBURN notified, who impannelled the following jury: S. HEMPSTED, J. MERZ, J. F. WILCOX, C. O. McCULLOUGH, J. FORBES and Elmer OSTRANDER. After viewing the body the inquest was adjourned to Wednesday, when, after hearing the evidence the following verdict was rendered. "That the said Dolf LAVINE came to his death on Monday, January the eighth, 1894, by freezing while under the influence of intoxicating liquors obtained of one Wesley WALLIS, of Frederic, county of Crawford and state of Michigan, on the seventh day of January, 1894. The body of said Dolf LAVINE was found on the S 1/2 of SW 1/4, sec 32, town 28 N 3 W, in the county of Crawford, state of Michigan." (11 Jan 1894)

-Adolph LAVINE, the man who was either frozen to death or killed with Frederic whisky, was buried in the Grayling cemetery, as his body was not claimed by friends. (18 Jan 1894)

-Charles R. WALLACE, of Frederic, proprietor of the saloon where LAVINE, who was frozen to death, procured his whisky, was brought before Justice WOODBURN, for the offense, last Friday, and was bound over to the Circuit Court for trial. (18 Jan 1894)

-It is said that the first verdict brought in by the Coroner's jury at Frederic, in the case of the man found dead, last week, was that he died from a "Visitation of God, superinduced by whisky," making the saloon keeper an agent of the Almighty. (25 Jan 1893)


Wm. J. DUNDAS

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.
Wm. J. DUNDAS, of Frederic, was found dead in his house, Tuesday morning. He was living alone and had been drinking heavily for some time. Justice DEAN was notified and empaneled a jury of William GOSS, Charles BARBER, O. MILNES, J. WOOD, J. WEST and E. FLAGG. Their verdict has not been received as we go to press. (18 Jan 1894)


Halger 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:
-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)


Chas. WEBSTER

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:
-Chas. WEBSTER, a deaf mute, was killed near Wolverine, last Wednesday, by a Michigan Central train. (8 Feb 1894)


James C. NEFF

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:
-Last week some one who held a spite against James C. NEFF, of Center Plains township, entered his barn, one night, and stole his harness. It was a despicable piece of work, and the culprit, if apprehended, should be severely dealt with. - Ros. News. (8 Feb 1894)


David O'CONNELL

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:
-David O'CONNELL was brought before Justice WOODBURN, charged with keeping a house of ill-fame in Frederic, and, on examination, was committed to jail, to await his trial in the Circuit Court, in May, in default of bail fixed at $300. (22 Mar 1894)

-David O'CONNELL, held in default of bail for trial in the Circuit Court, on the charge of keeping a house of ill-fame in Frederic, escaped from jail by pushing Mrs. WAKELEY to one side, as she entered the jail with his supper, and shutting the door on her. There were no officers in the building at the time, and when they were notified, he had made good his escape. (29 Mar 1894)


May WHEELER

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 Maude THOMPSON, of Waters, is the guest of her cousin, Miss May WHEELER, this week. (29 Mar 1894)

-Miss Alice THOMPSON, of Waters, is visiting her cousin, Miss May WHEELER. (27 Dec 1894)


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