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

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Isidor OCHS

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:
-Isidor OCHS, a former resident of Ball township, who moved to Virginia in September, is back again, and will locate in Roscommon. (26 Dec 1895)

-Mr. and Mrs. OCHS, of Ball township, rejoice over the arrival at their residence Tuesday morning, of a 13 pound daughter. Mother and child doing nicely. - Ros. News. (26 Mar 1896)


John OLESEN

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. Swede, named John OLESEN, attempted suicide last Saturday, in the swamp east of the village, where he remained till Monday morning, when he made his way to Peters' camp on the Wainewright place, and was found by the men, sitting on some sleighs, presenting a horrible spectacle. His throat was cut squarely accross in front, severing the windpipe and showed a gash about three inches in length, which gaped wide open, and with the clotted blood on his person, and his ghastly look, from its loss, was enough to frighten anyone. A surgeon and officers were called, and after dressing the wound and the taking of his statement by Justice McELROY he was removed to the jail. He said through an interpreter, that Friday night, in the village, he learned that he was charged with crime, and that the officers were after him, and that he made the attempt on his life to avoid the penalty of the law, although he was innocent of crime. His recovery is doubtful. (26 Dec 1895)

-OLESEN, the man who cut his throat last week, died Thursday morning. (2 Jan 1896)


Amos CUMMINGS

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:
-Amos CUMMINGS, a pioneer of Ball township, died on Christmas morning, aged 77 years. (26 Dec 1895)


Rev. A. H. MOSSER

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. A. H. MOSSER arrived from New York, with his bride, and has already established their residence in the late home of D. S. WALDRON. (9 Jan 1896)

-Rev. A. H. MOSSER, pastor of St. Andrew's Presbyterian church, Hastings street, Detroit, has been called to the pastorate of the Oakland Presbyterian church of Oakland, a fashionable suburb of Pittsburg. The charge is said to be one of the best in the Pittsburg presbytery. It was vacated by Rev. J. M. McJUNKIN, now secretary of the home mission and sustenance boarrd of the Pennsylvania synod. Mr. MOSSER came to Detroit six years ago from Mt. Clemens and is one of the most active ministers of the denomination in Detroit. - He will be well remembered here as pastor of the Presbyterian church, about ten years ago. (1 Aug 1907)


Wm. WILSON

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. WILSON, of Center Plains, died last Thursday. He was about 70 years of age. His remains were taken to Pontiac for interment. (23 Jan 1896)


S. D. HUNT

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 veteran from Cheboygan, named S. D. HUNT, died at Petoskey, from the cold and exposure, last Sunday. (6 Feb 1896)


Gust ROLANDT

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, Feb. 2d, to Mr. and Mrs. Gust ROLANDT, a daughter. (6 Feb 1896)


E. B. WILLIAMS

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. MEADOWS has just received the sad news of the death of her mother Mrs. E. B. WILLIAMS, of Owen Sound, Ont. She is prostrated with grief as the message came too late for her to attend the funeral. (6 Feb 1896)


Andrew HOMBACK

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-Friday, January 31st, to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew HOMBACK, a daughter. (6 Feb 1896)


Ithamer HASKINS

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:
-Ithamer HASKINS, a pioneer of Cheboygan County, residing near Mullett Lake, died last Saturday morning, about 9 o'clock, aged 88 years last December. The deceased was born in New York, enlisted in Co. I. 6th Ohio Infantry, Oct. 31st, 1862, was made Corporal, and was discharged for disability. He was buried Monday, from the Methodist church, by Ruddock Post No. 224, G. A. R., of which he was a honored member. Rev. TAYLOR delivered a very impressive and appropriate discourse, mentioning the fact that the deceased had all the attributes of a true patriot, and fought for the Lord, country and home. The funeral was largely attended, and the remains were laid to rest in Pine Hill Cemetery. - Cheboygan Tribune. (6 Feb 1896)


D. C. BALA

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:
-D. C. BALA, a member of the G. A. R., of Gaylord, aged about 60 years, died on the 11th, inst., and was buried with military honors. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn his muster out. (20 Feb 1896)


Geo. H. TODD

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. H. TODD, formerly in the employ of the Michigan Central railraod at Mackinaw City, and well known in Cheboygan, died at Grace hosital, Detorit, Wednesday night of last week. The deceased was a veteran of the late war, having enlisted in Co. H, 11th Michigan Cavalry. He was a member of Ruddock Post No. 224 G. A. R., while he was at Mackinaw City, but on removing to Detroit was granted a transfer to a post in that city. - Cheboygan Tribune. (20 Feb 1896)


Edwin DEUSING

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:
-In a railroad collission near Bagley Tuesday morning, fireman Edwin DEUSING was caught in some way and his right leg crushed off. He was brought to Dr. INSLEY's office by Dr. HARRIS of Gaylord, where the limb was amputated, and this (Wednesday) morning he is reported as rallying nicely, though very weak. - Later: He died at 2 o'clock this morning. (24 May 1900)


Matt VOGHT

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:
-Matt VOGHT, a small, but very prominent person when full, who formerly lived in this ection, is an inmate of the Soldier's Home, at Grand Rapids. (27 Feb 1896)


Paul LUBRACH

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-Tuesday, March 17th, to Mr. and Mrs. Paul LUBRACH, a son. (19 Mar 1896)


Henry GREEN

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. Henry GREEN, Tuesday, March 17th, a son. (19 Mar 1896)

-Henry M. GREEN and family moved to Vassar, yesterday. (16 Dec 1897)


Rev. A. H. HENRITZY

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. A. HENRITZY has accepted a call as pastor of the principal Danish Lutheran Church in Detroit, and will move there this week. He will be missed by many friends in Grayling, who regret his going, but are glad of his prosperity, and wish him God speed. (19 Mar 1896)


C. F. UNDERHILL

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. F. UNDERHILL was down from the AuSable Ranche Monday. He is opening a market in Gaylord which will be supplied from the ranche, and will soon open a bank in that village. He says he is here to stay and is well pleased with the outlook. (19 Oct 1905)

-Word was received here Monday morning that the large dwelling on the Underhill Ranche near Lovells was entirely consumed Sunday about noon, with all its contents. Loss $9,000.00 with only $3,000.00 insurance. (1 Nov 1906)


D. MCCORMICK

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:
-Republican Causus - Grayling Tp.
Caucus was called to order by the chairman of the township committee, C. T. JEROME, who stated the business for which the caucus was called.
On Motion M. A. BATES was elected chairman, and J. C. HANSON, Secretary.
On motion the chairman appointed three tellers, consisting of J. K. MERZ, A. L. POND and J. J. COLLEN.
O. PALMER, Notary Public, administered the oath of office to the officers of the caucus.
The following persons were then nominated for township officers:
Supervisor - Geo. W. COMER.
Clerk - W. G. MARSH.
Treasurer - John STALEY.
Highway Comm'r - F. R. DECKROW
J. P., full term - R. McELROY.
J. P., to fill vacancy - J. K. BATES.
Member Board of Review - J. K. MERZ.
School Inspector - Wm. WOODFIELD.
School Inspector to fill vacancy - Er BELL.
Constables - Thos. K. CHITAGO, H. POND, Levi CLEMENT, and R. WILCOX.
M. A. BATES, D. McCORMICK and J. J. COLLEN were elected members of the township committee for the ensuing year. (2 Apr 1896)


ENEWELLSON

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. ENEWELLSON, a daughter, Sunday April 5th. (9 Apr 1896)


Alexander GUBBINS

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:
-Alex GUBBINS, on the county line east, has sold his farm, and will move to Sterling, next week.. (9 Apr 1896)

-JACK PINE ITEMS.
Alexander GUBBINS has moved to Sterling. Although we regret their departure, we wish them happiness and success in their new home. (23 Apr 1896)


C. WEHENES

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. WEHENES, of Grove, has gone to the central part of the state, and rumor says he will return with a bride. A very proper thing to do. (9 Apr 1896)


John F. QUINN

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 F. QUINN, formerly of Saginaw, but who has made his home in Grayling for the past two years, has been sick for a good part of 1895, two or three times dangerously so, has been at work for the past two months, and is getting strong again. (16 Apr 1896)

-Last week, John QUIN itinerant lumberman and blacksmith claiming to be from Ohio was about town begging for food, and got on a comfortable jag. That night a coat was stolen from the front of the Grayling Mercantile Co's. store. Deputy Sheriff CLARK found the coat where QUIN had sold it and found him in the depot Thursday night. Friday the jury said "Guilty" and Justice NEIDERER said "pay the cost $9.25, or 10 days in the county jail." (1 Mar 1906)


Joseph BASSETT

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:
-Joseph BASSETT, a former resident here, now of Petoskey, has been in town the past week, canvassing for "Famous American Men and Women," a fine work. He has had the misfortune to lose his left leg at the hip, since he left here, but has not lost his push and win, and will yet make a success of life. (16 Apr 1896)


Geo. PEARSOLL

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. PEARSOLL of South Branch, died at the residence of Jerry WOOLAHAN, in Roscommon, on last Wednesday, aged 67 years. He had lived in this county since 1878, and leaves a large family. (16 Apr 1896)


Oren ACKERMAN

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:
-Oren ACKERMAN was convicted as an incorrigible truant, and sent to the Reform School, at Lansing, last thursday. County Agent R. P. FORBES took him. (23 Apr 1896)

-Orrie ACKERMAN was arrested Monday for a criminal assault on a little boy, and held for trial. He is in jail in default of bail. (24 Oct 1901)


Michael BUVIA

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:
-Michael BUVIA an old veteran, died in Cheboygan, last week and was buried by Ruddock Post. He had made application for a pension, and his attorney notified him that he did not require any further evidence, but on last Tuesday he received a letter, demanding further affidavits, stating that his disability was not occasiioned by vicious habits. They were under the impression, we suppose, that he was a democrat, but viciousness in old veterans must be set down upon. (30 Apr 1896)


Flora May PALMER

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 Frederic Saturday, May 9th, Flora May PALMER, aged 7 years. This is the second death from diphtheria in the family, five of whom were attacked. The others are now convalescent. (14 May 1896)


A. JACKSON

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. JACKSON, of Beaver Creek, has moved back to Lenawee county, and proposes to go to Missouri, before locating for good. (21 May 1896)


Lee J. PRATT

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:
-Lee J. PRATT, a brakeman, residing in Pinconning, was killed by rolling logs, near West Branch, last week. (21 May 1896)


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