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

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Frank WHITE

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:
-Frank WHITE, the thief who held up Chas. F. KELLEY, of Frederic, and was in jail awaiting trial, escaped Thursday evening, by tearing up the floor and removing a part of the brick wall, through which he crawled out. As usual he had been allowed the freedom of the jail corridor during the day, but was locked in the steel cage at night. Wednesday and Thursday he was the only prisoner, and did his work in such a manner that it was not noticed by the sheriff who examined the prisoner at four o'clock, as he was about leaving town. At seven, Under Sheriff NOLAN went in to lock him up for the night, but he was gone. $25.00 reward is offered for his capture. (21 Dec 1899)


John HENRITSY

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-Dec. 30th. to Mr. and Mrs. John HENRITSY, a daughter. (4 Jan 1900)


Rasmus LARSON

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-Dec. 31st., to Mr. and Mrs. Rasmus LARSON, a son. (4 Jan 1900)


George W. CUSHAWAY

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-Feb. 11, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. George W. CUSHAWAY. (15 Feb 1900)


John MCCUNE

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-Wednesday, Feb., 21st to Mr. and Mrs. John McCUNE, at Portage Lake, two sons. Lack of vitality caused both to die within a few hours. (1 Mar 1900)

-BORN-March 31, to Mr. and Mrs. John McCUNE, a son. A full fledged republican. (4 Apr 1901)


LUCUS

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 26, to Mr. and Mrs. LUCUS, a daughter. (5 Apr 1900)


Sophia JENSON

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 Sophia JENSON, a Danish maiden in the employ of H. A. BAUMAN, committed suicide, Monday, by taking cabolic acid. She was doing her usual work in the forenoon when Mrs. BAUMAN went to the store, and on her return heard the girl calling, from where she had fallen. Help was summoned, and Drs. WOODWORTH and INSLEY called, but too late to render assitance, and she expired about an hour after their arrival, without reginaing consciousness. Only surmise is had as to the cause of the sad act. (5 Apr 1900)


Lott W. KNAPP

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 ex-sheriff L. W. KNAPP, of Houghton Lake, who has been almost totally deaf for the past year, will be pleased to learn that he has entirely recovered, and the cure was effected in a novel manner. Mr. KNAPP was engaged in plowing the other day, when the plow struck a stone, the jar giving him a terrible wrench. He felt something give way near the base of the brain. As soon as he recovered from the pain he started the plow and was overjoyed to find that he could hear the stones grating against the moldboard. He could not believe his good fortune and hastened to the house when the fact that he had recovered his hearing was demonstrated by hearing the voices of his wife and children, the first time in months. We have not seen our friend but are informed on reliable authority that he is the happiest man in the state today. Mrs. KNAPP says the cure is so simple that in the event of a return of the malady, at the very first symptoms she will take the case in her own hands and swipe him one on the back of the neck with the rolling pin. We do not vouch for the latter assertion but believe Lott would go and get the rolling pin for her in the event of such a disaster. We congratulate Mr. KNAPP and hope that his cure may be permanent. - Roscommon News. (7 Jun 1900)


BARNARD

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. BARNARD, June 6th, a daughter. (14 Jun 1900)


Hemmy 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:
-BORN-June 24th. to Mr. and Mrs. Hemmy PETERSON, a daughter. (28 Jun 1900)


John MAHONEY

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 MAHONEY was drunk on the railroad track, and Sheriff OWEN took him in out of danger, and Justice McELROY said five dollars or five days. He rests with the sheriff. (5 Jul 1900)


Professor H. A. 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:
-Born, Tuesday, July 17., to Prof. and Mrs. H. A. GRAHAM, a daughter. (19 Jul 1900)

-The "Central Michigan Times" of Mt. Pleasant, in their report of the County Convention, last week, says: "H. A. GRAHAM received 63 of the 71 votes cast for the nomination of county school commisssioner. Prof. H. A. GRAHAM is a Canadian by birth and came to Michigan in 1874. He served his apprenticeship on a farm in Isabella township, attending the district schools, some of which he afterward taught. In 1882 he attended the Albion college, where he graduated in 1887. In 1892 he received the degree of A. M. there. In 1890 he graduated from the University of Michigan. He has taught in the public schools of Sheperd, Mt. Pleasant, Clare, Ontanagon, Calumet and Grayling. He has been county examiner in Isabella and Crawford counties, and Commissioner in Ontanagon county. He has a life certificate, and is a life director of the National Educational Association.
His scholarship, experience and executive ability can not fail to make him one of the best commissioners in the state." (7 Mar 1901)


Chas. PATELLO

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:
-Change is the order of the day. Chas. PATELLO, who has been so long the popular clerk in the Grayling House, goes to New York city for a similar position and is succeeded here by Peter OLSON, who has been with Bates & Co., Coventry goes behind the counter, and Samuel PHELPS Jr. takes the delivery. (19 Jul 1900)


A. HORNBECK

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. A. HORNBECK, Sunday, Aug. 5th, a son. (9 Aug 1900)


Louis Napoleon CARREW

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-Wednesday, Aug. 15th, to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Napoleon CARREW two sons. (16 Aug 1900)


Isaac DUMONT

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:
-Isaac DUMONT, a resident of Maple Forest, died week before last at the age of 92 years. He laid down in the evening, in apparently good health, to his last sleep, and didn't wake up any more. He had purchased the farm of W. H. SHERMAN, a short time ago. His remains were taken outside for burial. (16 Aug 1900)


Robert SCHRADER

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-At their home in Pere Cheney to Mr. and Mrs. Robert SCHRADER, a son, August 24th. (30 Aug 1900)

-Robert SCHRADER, a resident of Cheney for many years, started last Thursday for Okemos, Ingham county where they intend making their home. Mr. and Mrs. SCHRADER were good neighbors and highly respected citizens. They will be sadly missed by the whole community. The best wishes of their many friends follow them. (5 Jul 1906)


Mabel A. 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:
-Mrs. Dr. WOODWORTH was at Gaylord, Sunday, Sept. 9th, and sang in a quartette at the funeral of Miss Mabel a. SMITH, who died at Grace hospital, in Detroit. Miss SMITH was a student at the M. A. C., an accomplished lady, and general favorite. (20 Sep 1900)


STILWELL

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-Sept. 19th, to Mr. and Mrs. STILWELL, of Cheney, a son. (27 Sep 1900)


Milton R. 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:
-DIED-Monday, Oct. 15th, Milton R. SMITH, aged 41 years. Our community was shocked at the announcement of Mr. SMITH's death, as but few knew of his illness, which had been but of short duration. His wife was under treatment in Detroit and his daughter was managing the household. They will receive the sympathy of our whole people. (18 Oct 1900)


Rex 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 FREAKS.
Rex WALLACE died this Tuesday morning from the effects of measles. (24 Dec 1908)

-FREDERIC FREAKS.
the burial of Rex WALLACE, aged 7 years, wa held last Thursday. Rev. TERHUNE delivered the sermon. The church was full, it being one of the saddest funerals ever witnessed. Rex had a cheerful disposition and was loved by every one. (7 Jan 1909)


BROCK

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, Nov. 5, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. BROCK, of Beaver Creek. (8 Nov 1900)


F. H. BRADLEY

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, November 13th, to Mr. and Mrs. F. H. BRADLEY, a son. (15 Nov 1900)

-F. H. BRADLEY has gone to Williamston, Michigan, to settle the estate of his mother, recently deceased. He expects to be gone for a month, and has taken Mrs. BRADLEY with him, as he has no desire to live alone. (24 Jul 1902)


F. C. JENNINGS

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-Nov. 16th to Mr. and Mrs. F. C. JENNINGS, a daughter. (22 Nov 1900)

-Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank JENNINGS, Tuesday, Sept. 3, a son. Mr. Jennings Says he can stay as long as he will pay his board. (5 Sep 1907)


Martin FRANK

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:
-Martin FRANK was accidentally shot last Saturday while hunting in the thick jack pines just back of Milo GOODRICH's place in Oscoda Co. He was hunting with his younger brother, Mr. PAPP, and his two cousins, Henry and Jacob HENNEY. The five were standing near together when a shot was heard that sounded some distance away. Immediately Mr. FRANK bent over, clasped the calf of his left leg and exclaimed: "I'm shot." The bleeding which was not profuse, was stopped, and Dr. WOLFE summoned. He dressed the wound pronounced it not serious. The Dr. called again Sunday and left directions for dressing the wound. The wound grew worse and the Dr. was telephoned for Monday afternoon but did not go until Tuesday morning. Mr. FRANK grew rapidly worse and died at 6 p.m. Monday, from what appears to be blood poisoning. The funeral was held Wednesday from the residence. - Lewiston Journal. (29 Nov 1900)


John COX

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:
-LOVELL ITEMS.
The infant child of John COX died Monday evening. (3 Jan 1901)


Archie GRAVES

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:
-Birney PARSONS has been given a place in Bay City by the R. R. Co., and his place here is filled by Archie GRAVES, from Lewiston. (10 Jan 1901)


Wm. FOLEY

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. Wm. FOLEY a daughter; weight, 11 pounds. (17 Jan 1901)


Malcolun MCLEOD

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:
-Malcolun McLEOD went to Detroit, Christmas week, to visit a sister whom he had not met for thirty years. She tried to talk with him in Gallic, but he had lost his mother tongue, not having used it since he left Scottland in his boyhood. (17 Jan 1900)

-CIRCUIT COURT.
The September term of the Circuit Court convened at one o'clock Monday, Hon. Nelson SHARP, Circuit Judge, presiding, and Stenographer AUSTIN at his desk.
In the case of the people vs Malcolm McLEOD, attempt of arson, the defendant withdrew his former plea and plead guilty and was placed on probation till the next term of court with certain restrictions. (16 Sep 1909)


Wm. DENT

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 engine drawing a Mich. Central freight train jumped the track at Kawkawlin, Sunday and turned over on its side. Fireman Wm. DENT, of West Bay City, was crushed and instantly killed. The engineer and head brakeman were also in the cab of the locomotive, but both escaped with severe bruises. None of hte freight cars left the track. (31 Jan 1901)


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