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

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Rev. A. J. RICHARDS

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. and Mrs. A. J. RICHARDS, of West Bay City celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, one day last week. This worthy couple are well known here. Rev. RICHARDS having served as presiding elder in this district several years ago. (8 Jun 1899)


Johannes RASMUSSON

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 the 11th, to Mr. and Mrs. Johannes RASMUSSON, a daughter. (15 Jun 1899)


Stephen O'DELL

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. Stephen O'DELL, of Beaver Creek, June 31st, a daughter. (6 Jul 1899)


Henry C. 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:
-Comrade Henry C. PHELPS, a member of the Post at West Branch, died on the 16th, inst., in his 70th year. One by one they answer to the last roll call. (6 Jul 1899)


Sandy 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:
-Sandy ANDERSON, of Bay City, is dead. Wednesday night he took a teaspoonful of carbolic acid in mistake for medicine, dying in half an hour in great agony. Mr. ANDERSON was a former resident of Roscommon, and well known along the Mackinaw division of the M. C. - Ros. News. (6 Jul 1899)


Edward CONNELLY

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 his home in Pere Cheney, Sunday, July 9th, Edward CONNELLY, aged 64 years. (20 Jul 1899)


C. A. CLINE

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. A. CLINE has been appointed postmaster at West Branch, in place of M. H. FRENCH, who resigned. (27 Jul 1899)


Hon. Alex. HUESTON

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. A. MASTERS and wife had the pleasure of a visit from their brother-in-law, Hon. Alex. HUESTON, of Hillsdale, last week. (27 Jul 1899)


Geo. F. DENNIS

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. F. DENNIS, of Oscoda, last Friday, took a drink of carbolic acid, mistaking it for whisky, and died early the next morning. Moral - Don't drink Oscoda County whisky, if it cannot be told from carbolic acid. (27 Jul 1899)


Mary VORHEES

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:
-Cards are received here announcing the marriage of Miss Mary VORHEES, at her home, in Colon. She will be congratulated by friends here, but they will regret the fact of her not returning. (27 Jul 1899)


Fred PARQUART

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, July 18th, to Mr. and Mrs. Fred PARQUART, a son. (3 Aug 1899)


Geo. SCRIVER

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. SCRIVER and family moved to Bagley for residence, Tuesday. Mr. SCRIVER has been hired as engineer at the Michelson, Hanson & Jenson Co's. mill. - Otsego Co. News. (3 Aug 1899)


Arthur Thomas EVANS

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.
-July 20th, 1896, a complaint was made by a young lady in Center Plains township against a person, whose name was unknown, for criminal assault. The girl was at home alone when the fellow called and asked for a lunch, which she prepared for him, when a most brutal assault was made, and the miscreant fled. A warrant was issued and sheriff CHALKER followed clue after clue without success, but the work was continued by sheriff OWENS, and last month he located his man as a prisoner in the Detroit House of Correction, where he was confined in default of bonds to keep the peace, having been sent up from Northville. On expiration of his time sheriff OWEN was on hand, and brought him here, and on the examination before Justice McELROY, Tuesday, he was held to the Circuit Court for trial. The lady is positive in her evidence. He gives the name of Thomas EVANS, and is reported as a bad character. (3 Aug 1899)

-CIRCUIT COURT.
On the call of the calendar, in the case of the People vs. Arthur T. EVANS, it was found that the prisoner was without counsel, and affidavits were submitted showing him to be without means. At his request A. L. WIDDIS, of Detroit, was appointed to defend him, and an order issued for the supoenaing of witnesses for the defense at the expense of the county, and the time of trial fixed for Thursday morning. (10 Aug 1899)

-CIRCUIT COURT.
The People vs. Arthur T. EVANS, on the charge of Rape, resulted in an acquital. (17 Aug 1899)

-Arthur T. EVANS who was tried here last week on the charge of rape, and acquitted, seems to be something of a notorious character. He was acquitted on a similar charge in Wayne County, in April, and on his return home his neighbors led him out to the woods, and strung him up with a rope about his neck twice, to extort a confession and failed. He has a number now waiting trial for trespass, when he gets back there to attend to the matter. On his being discharged here, the officers allowed him to just step outside the door, and draw one breath of fresh air, and arrested him by a warrant from Cheboygan County on the charge of bigamy. He was accompanied to that city by his attorney, Albert L. WIDDIS, of Detroit, who has defended him in the above cases. Notwithstanding the able prosecution of the case, and the positive testimony of the complaining witness, Mr. WIDDIS so presented the evidence for the defense that it with his argument in the premises could not fail to raise a doubt in the minds of the jurors, which gave the prisoner his discharge. The peculiar action in the courts in Wayne County give color to the position taken by Mr. WIDDIS, that there is collusion against this man, but he expresses the belief in his complete vindication. (17 Aug 1899)

-Thomas EVANS, who escaped conviction at our last term of Circuit Court, on the charge of criminal assault, was convicted of Bigamy at Cheboygan, last week, and sentenced to three years at hard labor in Jackson. (14 Sep 1899)


Toney NELSON

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. Toney NELSON, Aug. 24th, a son. Fourteen pounds. (31 Aug 1899)


E. MADSON

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-Saturday, August 26th, to Mr. and Mrs. E. MADSON, of this village, a daughter, ten pounds. (31 Aug 1899)


Mary MANTZ

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 MANTZ returned from her Milwaukee visit, Monday morning. She was accompanied by her aunt, Mrs. Wm. PIERRON, and her cousin, Miss Elsie PIERRON. - Lewiston Journal. (31 Aug 1899)


W. SHELLENBERGER

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. W. SHELLENBERGER, of South Branch, on the 26th. inst., a daughter. (31 Aug 1899)

-SOUTH BRANCH ITEMS.
Born-To Mr. and Mrs. W. SHELLENBERGER, Sept. 22d, a 11 1/2 pound son. (26 Sep 1901)


YAKELLE

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. YAKELLE's six-year-old girl was kicked by a horse Tuesday and her skull fractured. Dr. INSLEY, assited by Dr. CORNELLUS, of Roscommon, trephined and removed the fractured bone, but there is but little hope of her recovery. They reside at Cheney. (21 Sep 1899)

-Mr. YAKEL's little girl that was so seriously injured last week by being kicked on the head by a horse, and who was reported dead, is rapidly recovering. (28 Sep 1899)


Paul LEBRASH

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:
-Paul LeBRASH who is a very decent and respectable man when himself, was drunk, and imagined that his child who was injured slightly while playing on the school grounds, was hurt by the teachers and he went to the school house for revenge, making such a disturbance that NOLAN was sent for and run him in. While in jail some one passed him a bottle of whisky, the contents of which made him more crazy and he chewed up the neck of the bottle, lacerating his mouth badly. He was arraigned and fined ten dollars for his fun. (21 Sep 1899)


John FISHER

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 FISHER, a young man, was killed last week in Buell's lumber camp, east of Gaylord. A falling limb struck him on the head. (21 Sep 1899)


D. C. HOOBLER

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. HOOBLER and family moved to West Bay City, the first of the week. There are others that we should have preferred to see go. (21 Sep 1899)


E. HURLBURT

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. E. HURLBURT, Sept. 29th, a son. (5 Oct 1899)

-Grand Pa Francis came down last week, to see the new boy at E. HURLBURTS, and was given the privilege of naming the youngster. He will be known hereafter as Russel Alger HURLBURT, a name of which he may well be proud, as it is one of a man honored as high as anone in the nation. (12 Oct 1899)


Mrs. H. S. BRAYMAN

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. H. S. BRAYMAN, of Berrien Springs, who has been visiting her grand children and great grand chidren at C. B. JOHNSON's, in Maple for the last five months, started for home Monday. (5 Oct 1899)


James JORGENSON

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 is received here of the death of James JORGENSON's little boy, from scarlet fever. He was visiting with his mother in Denmark. (12 Oct 1899)

-Word is received here of the death of James JORGENSON's little boy, from scarlet fever. He was visiting with his mother in Denmark. (12 Oct 1899)

-James JORGENSON of this place is one of the most interested of our citizens in the conduct of the Boer war. He has two brothers who have been living in South Africa for the past sixteen years. One of them is wounded and now in a hospital near Johannesburg. (18 Apr 1901)

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


Jimmy DAVIS

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 body of Jimmy DAVIS, the collored boy, who was drowned at McKinley in July, was recovered last week by a crew taking deadheads out of the Au Sable river. (2 Nov 1899)


John WILLS

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:
-On opening the door at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon Master John WILLS was very much surprised to see his Sunday School classmates and teacher also his school teacher, who had come to help him celebrate his tenth birthday. Games and music with a dainty lunch passed the time until seven very quickly. A pleasant time was reported by all. (16 Nov 1899)


L. R. HEWITT

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:
-L. HEWITT, of Oscoda county, was in town over Sunday, his first visit here for a year. He will be remembered as a former resident of Grayling, but is now a prosperous farmer just over the county line. (30 Nov 1899)

-L. R. HEWITT, a former resident of this village, now a successful farmer and stock raiser in Oscoda county, with his wife were visiting Mrs. McINTYRE the first of the week. (2 Dec 1909)


Alva WILKINSON

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:
-MAPLE FOREST ITEMS.
Alva WILKINSON was visiting with friends in Cheboygan. It is reported that the "friend" proved to be a bride. How is it, Alva? (7 Dec 1899)


Morris FINKLESTEIN

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:
-Morris FINKLESTEIN has returned from the Klondike, and relates interesting incidents connected with that new world of gold and icebergs. (7 Dec 1899)


Nels 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:
-BORN-To Mr. and Mrs. Nels JOHNSON, of Maple Forest, Nov. 27th, a son. (14 Dec 1899)

-HARDGROVE HAPPENINGS.
Born-To Mr. and Mrs. Nelse JOHNSON, Agusuts 26th., a son. (17 Sep 1908)


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