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

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Archie MCKINNON

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 inquest over the death of Mrs. JAMES is being conducted behind closed doors. Thus far we know that the crime of abortion has been performed. The jury is working to secure the guilty parties. After a brief examination Dr. WILSON, who was arrested for the crime, was released. - Lewiston Journal. (2 Dec 1897)

-A dispatch to the Detroit Journal from Lewiston, in regard to Mrs. JAMES' death says: The Coroner's jury has brought in a verdict that Mrs. JAMES came to her death as the reult of an abortion performed by Archie McKINNON. McKINNON has been arrested on a charge of murder. The verdict has caused a sensation. Mrs. JAMES, who was a teacher of the school here, bore a spotless reputation up to the time of her death, which occurred three weeks ago. - Suspicious circumstances surrounding her sudden demise, led to an investigation with the above result. Mrs. JAMES was prominent in society. (23 Dec 1897)


Wm. H. STEEVER

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. H. STEEVER, of Saginaw, who bought the MOSHER place two miles north of town, has moved in and is ready for business. He proposes to tear up the earth in the spring. (23 Dec 1897)


Girard A. RICH

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. G. A. RICH started for a visit at their old home in Hillsdale county, yesterday. It is their first visit since coming here five years ago. (23 Dec 1897)

-Girard A. RICH, of Bagley, the gentleman who was injured during a lodge initiation, week before last, died from lock-jaw, Thursday afternoon, at 2.30 o'clock. His remains were taken to Hillsdale, for burial. - Otsego Co. News. (6 Jul 1899)


Florence ANDERSON

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. G. L. ALEXANDER is entertaining her cousin, Miss Florence ANDERSON, of Ann Arbor, during her holiday vacation. (23 Dec 1897)


M. H. FRENCH

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:
-M. H. FRENCH has been offered the postmastership at West Branch by Congressman CRUMP, and has accepted it. Mr. FRENCH is popular, and it it is believed his appointment will please everybody. (30 Dec 1897)


Josie PETERSON

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 Josie PETERSON, of Roscommon, attempted to commit suicide on Tuesday evening of last week, by taking a dose of Bi-Chloride of Mercury. (6 Jan 1898)


George RANGER

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:
-Allen DYER was arrested, Tuesday, on complaint of James JORGENSON for assault and battery. The trial is fixed for Saturday. (20 Jun 1901)

-Allen DYER plead guilty to assault and battery on the person of Geo. RANGER, and Justice McELROY said it would cost him five dollars to pay the bills. (25 Jul 1901)

-DIED-At his home in this village Saturday, March 10th, George RANGER, aged 53 years, of edema of lungs. Deceased was a native of England, but has resided here for nearly twenty years, and a large part of that time has been employed on a railroad section. He leaves his wife and a daughter by adoption to mourn his loss. (15 Mar 1906)


A. H. M. JONES

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:
-Comrade A. H. M. JONES, a member of Wallace Post, No. 95, at Flat Rock, Mich., died at West Branch, Jan. 1st. W. B. Hazen Post, of that place, passed resolutions of condolence. (13 Jan 1898)


Rev. J. M. WARREN

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. M. WARREN will hold his last public services as pastor of the Lewiston Congregational Church. - Lewiston Journal. (3 Feb 1898)


John NAGLEFIELD

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 NAGLEFIELD, who has been employed by R. HARTNELL for the last fourteen months, left with several cars of Norton's potatoes on Friday night. Monday he was found dead in one of the cars near Suspension bridge. He was an orphan but has a sister living in Detroit, and R. HARTNELL left Wednesday noon for Niagara Falls to bring the body back to his sister in Detroit. - Otsego County Herald. (10 Mar 1898)


Thomas BOESON

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-March 14th, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas BOESON, a son. (17 Mar 1898)


William HENRY

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:
-William HENRY, an Indian, eighty years of age, and well known at Alger, was found dead in the woods last Monday, with his head badly eaten by wild animals and cranes. He was prominent among the Indians as a preacher and interpreter. - West Branch Herald. (24 Aug 1899)


Winfred 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:
-W. TROMBLEY and mother, of West Branch, were visiting with friends in town from Saturday until Monday. Winfred was at one time one of our typos, and we were pleased to see him. He is a sorter or inspector in the last factory at West Branch. (24 Mar 1898)


Louie WOLF

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:
-Louie WOLF, of Detroit, arrived in town this morning, looking for land and a new home. (24 Mar 1898)


VAN GIESON OR GLESON

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:
-Word was received yesterday that Comrade Van GLESON or GIESON, of this township, had died at the home of his brother in Southern Michigan. His brother came for him and took him to his home, last week. He had been sick for some time. (24 Mar 1898)


A. C. DUNTON

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 remains of A. C. DUNTON, who was lost near South Branch in the storm of January 31st, were found last week. He had been to South Branch for groceries and the mail, through which he expected some money. The storm came up, but he started for home, a distance of eight miles, and in the blinding storm became exhausted, fell and was frozen to death. He and his son lived on a homestead near Alcona county. He leaves a wife and two small children, who live at Battle Creek, Mr. DUNTON's former home. - Alpena Pioneer. (24 Mar 1898)


Chas. 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:
-Chas. BUCK, of Pinconning, made a confession to the effect that he killed his father. The old man was quarrelling with his wife, and the son struck him on the head with a club. (31 Mar 1898)


Lew MOFFATT

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. L. MOFFATT, April 2d, a daughter. There is no April fool about that. (6 Apr 1899)

-Lew MOFFITT has severed his connections with M. C. Railroad as day operator and gone to East Tawas to act as train dispatcher for D. & M. Ry. Mr. MOFFIT will be remembered as operator at this place for some time, going from here to Pinconning. (15 Mar 1906)

-The familiar face of Lew MOFFAT, a former telegrapher here was seen about town last Monday. He has given up jerking the lightening for the present and is selling flour for McARTHUR's of Cheboygan. (21 Jun 1906)


FREDERICK

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 new baby came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. FREDERICK, yesterday morning. (20 Apr 1899)


C. C. MITCHELL

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. C. MITCHELL, an old and respected citizen, a pioneer and a pillar in the church, died at an early hour this morning, of peritonitis, aged 72 years. The funeral will be held at the congregational church next Sunday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock. - Otsego Co. Herald. - Another old veteran gone, and although he was a staunch Democrat, was a member of the G. A. R., and well known to many comrades here. (20 Apr 1899)


Amelia ALBERTS

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, Tuesday, April 18th, of consumption, Amelia ALBERTS, aged 7 years. (27 Apr 1899)


O. FLORIAN

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. O. FLORIAN, April 21st, a son. Weight 12 1/2 pounds. (27 Apr 1899)

-Last Saturday the family of O. FLORAN, who have resided in Grayling for several years, removed to Milwaukee, Wis., where they intend to make their future home. (16 Aug 1900)


John ANDERSON

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. WOLFE reports the birth of a boy to Mr. and Mrs. John ANDERSON, April 18th. - Lewiston Journal. (27 Apr 1899)


Dr. MACKLIN

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 many friends of Dr. MACKLIN will regret to learn that he died at St. Joseph's Hospital, last week. - Lewiston Journal. (27 Apr 1899)


Andrew ANDERSON

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-April 23d, to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew ANDERSON, a daughter. (4 May 1899)


Alex. HURSTON

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. HURSTON, brother-in-law of W. A. HASTERS, spent last Sunday with the family here. (4 May 1899)


Dan GILLIS

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:
-Dan GILLIS, a well known resident of Cheboygan, was shot and killed near Onaway, last Saturday evening. It is supposed that the murderer thought it was David BOWEN, on whose farm the act was committed. the murderer is said to be known. (4 May 1899)


Ben KRAUS

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:
-Ben KRAUS, a former Grayling boy, but now residing in Detroit, was married on the 4th of last month. We did not learn the name of the bride, but congratulate him all the same. (25 May 1899)


Hon. Albert PACK

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:
-Hon. Albert PACK submitted to a surgical operation, last week, from the effects of which he died at his home in Detroit, yesterday. He has been for years among the leading business men in Alpena and this part of the state, and has done much for its upbuilding. (1 Jun 1899)


Ethelyn WOODFIELD

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 Ethelyn WOODFIELD celebrated her seventh birthday last Friday evening by serving ice cream and cake to a number of her little friends. Among those present were Misses Margaret BAUMAN, Elizabeth SALLING, Marion SALLING, Frances BENKELMAN, Marguerite CHAMBERLAIN, Laverne WALD, Daisy CROTEAU, Anna RASMUSSON, Ruby CLAGGETT, Minnie and Gusta KRAUS, Edna GROULEFF, Marie DOUGLASS, Comelia FISHER, Florence and Edna ROUSE. It was a happy time. (1 Jun 1899)


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