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

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Abraham SELLERS

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:
-Abraham SELLERS, aged 65 years, and a resident here for 20 years, was found dead in his house seven miles west of here, near Luzerne, Sunday, by Alvin ROYCE and others. He was frozen stiff and had been dead some time, as mice had eaten his upper lip and nose off, and his left eye out. He was partially covered with old bags and a piece of Blanket, and nothing to eat was found, although he had not been seen out since Christmas. He was known to have had considerable money at one time. Ten years ago he was bound and robbed of $30.00; the robbers did not take $1200 worth of paper he had. He was a real hermit and seemed to care for no one although he had relatives in Pennsylvania. Funeral was held Tuesday, in the Lucerne school house, Rev. SANDS officiating. - Mio Mail. (31 Jan 1901)


Archibald MCMILLAN

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:
-Archibald McMILLAN, editor of the Bay City Times, died last Sunday, aged 64 years. He was a gallant soldier in the war of the rebellion, and has been a loyal and influential citizen since his return to civil life. (7 Feb 1901)


George 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:
-BORN-To Mr. and Mrs. George CLARK, Feb. 17th, a son. (21 Feb 1901)

-Complaint was returned in the Probate Court, last week, that seven children of one George CLARK, a workman in Robinson's mill, were illtreated, and the parties were brought down, with witnesses for the examination of the case. The charge was so fully proven that no defense was offered, and places were found for four of the children, and the other three were sent to the state public school. (14 Mar 1901)


Charles CRESSY

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 6, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles CRESSY, a daughter. (7 Mar 1901)


Peter LOVELY

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:
-Peter LOVELY and wife went to Johannesburg, last fall, and their little girl died there a week ago, and was brought here for burial. They are going to remain in Grayling hereafter. (7 Mar 1901)


Jessie CADY

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:
-Jessie CADY, a former resident here, was wanted at Flint, and wandered back here, where he was picked up by sheriff OWEN, who handed him over to the officer who came after him Tuesday morning. (14 Mar 1901)

-Jessie CADY, who was arrested here by Sheriff OWEN, for stealing a bicycle in Flint last fall, was sentenced to ninety days in the Detroit House of Correction. (11 Apr 1901)

-WANTED-Raw furs and skins also ginseng roots, will pay high prices for mink and muskrat. Inquire of Jesse CADY, south side of river, at C. ACKERMAN's, Grayling, Mich. nov22-26. (22 Nov 1906)

-Jesse CADY, a trapper, was arrested last week for carrying concealed weapons. The jury said "not guilty." (27 Dec 1906)


Rev. Leo. ALEXANDER

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. Leo. ALEXANDER, who succeeds Rev. O. W. WILLITS as pastor of the M. E. Church, was greeted by a fair congregation last Sunday, and is getting acquainted with his people. We hope they may be mutually pleased. (21 Mar 1901)


R. D. BAILEY

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. R. D. BAILEY, at their home in Gaylord, March 23d, a daughter. (28 Mar 1901)


S. SEIVERS

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. S. SEIVERS, March 29th, a daughter. (4 Apr 1901)


Swan 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:
-An old gentleman, named Swan ANDERSON, who has been a county charge for a long time, died last week, and was buried from the county house. (4 Apr 1901)


Axel BEKKER

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:
-Axel BEKKER has gone to Johannesburg, where he will take a position in the store. (11 Apr 1901)


Helen SCANLON

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. Thos. NOLAN were called to Saginaw, Monday, by the death of their niece, Miss Helen SCANLON, who died Sunday. She will be remembered by many of our young people, having been an annual visitor here for several years. (11 Apr 1901)


H. HUDD

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:
-H. DUDD, who has been yard foreman for 18 years for the Stevens Lumber Co., at St. Helens and Waters, is now a resident of Grayling, having moved into the house lately occupied by O. BLAIR. (18 Apr 1901)


Laura MONTOUR

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 this village, Sunday, April 21st, Laura MONTOUR, aged 55 years. (25 Apr 1901)


J. S. IRVING

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:
-J. S. IRVING was called to Horton, Jackson County, last week, on account of the death of his mother. (9 May 1901)


E. DAUMOLIN

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:
-E. DAUMOLIN, of Detroit who was searching for his brother, who disappeared from a camp at Houghton Lake, last winter, found the body on the shore of the north bay, only a short distance from camp. (9 May 1901)


Alonzo COLLEN

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:
-Alonzo COLLEN has left his clerkship at Fournier's, and gone to running a saw in a mill near Gaylord. (30 May 1901)

-Born-Monday, Dec. 26th, to Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo COLLEN, a daughter. A beautiful Christmas present. Grandpa COLLEN weighs nearly a ton. (29 Dec 1904)

-Alonzo COLLEN has bought the restaurant building and lot which he now occupies and now feels at home. He has put in a cement walk and is having a general clean up of the premises. (23 Jul 1908)


John KLEINFELD

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 KLEINFELD, a prosperous farmer, living in the eastern part of the township, was married in Ingham county, and returned home with his bride, last week. (27 Jun 1901)


TAGGART

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-July 4th, to Mr. and Mrs. TAGGART, a daughter. (11 Jul 1901)


Lulu PEPPLE

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 Lulu PEPPLE has gone to Lansing to take the position of stenographer for a manufacturing firm in that city. (11 Jul 1901)


Thora ARNBJORNSON

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 Thora ARNBJORNSON went to Gaylord with Prof. BAILEY last week and from there to Lewiston for a visit with relatives. (11 Jul 1901)


Carl LUNNING

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:
-Carl LUNNING and Gideon CROTEAU have returned from the Philippines with the 38th regiment. They are well satisfied to be at home again though pleased with their experience. Carl was not sick a day while he was gone. (11 Jul 1901)


Bud O'BRIEN

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:
-Bud O'BRIEN, who was shot last week in the bagnio near Frederic, died last thursday from the effect of the wound, and his brute body lies in the potters field. News from where he formerly resided adds to the infamy that surrounded the name he assumed here. (25 Jul 1901)


W. M. SLUSSER

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, Aug. 10, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. W. SLUSSER. (22 Aug 1901)

-The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. SLUSSER was buried last Sunday after a brief illness, Rev. Mr. BEKKER officated at the funeral service. (19 Sep 1901)


David ALEXANDER

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:
-JUDGE ITEMS.
Born-To Mr. and Mrs. ALEXANDER, a 15 pound boy. David, where are the cigars? (29 Aug 1901)


Bert 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:
-Bert FRANK, who was working on the court-house ever since the commencement of the work, as a hod-carrier, quite work last Friday and went to Cheboygan, where he stole a horse and buggy, was caught in a swamp by the officers and landed in jail. (5 Sep 1901)


R. MYERS

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:
-R. MYERS has closed his merchantile business here and shipped his goods to Lewiston, where he will furnish the inhabitants with good goods at low prices. He has been a success here for the past eight years and wil be missed in his line. The store will be occupied by Kramer Bros. with a similar line of goods, up-to-date in every way, and we predict that the corner store will continue to be a popular resort. (5 Sep 1901)


Nelson VAULIN

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:
-Nelson VAULIN, an old veteran, and at one time commander of Ruddock Post No. 224 G. A. R., of Cheboygan, died week before last, in Grand Forkes, N. D. (12 Sep 1901)


Hon. James E. HOLCOMB

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. James E. HOLCOMB, Ex-State Senator, was killed last week, near Cheboygan. He undertook to get on a flat car, while the train was in motion, to go to one of his camps, and fell between the cars and was run over, living but a few minutes after the accident. The decased was born in Johnstown, N. Y., in 1831, and had resided in Michigan for sixteen years. (12 Sep 1901)


Charles BURGURGER

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:
-Sunday morning the section men found a dead body at the side of the track about a mile and a half north of the station. The sheriff was notified and the body brought to the undertaking rooms. Investigation shows that the decased with two others had been at work on the railroad near Wolverine for a month past.
They were paid off on Friday, and decided to return to Detroit by stealing a ride on a freight train. The dead man, whose name was Charles BURGURGER and Phillip SUSTIN went on the top of a freight car and Carl YEAGER staid between the cars on account of the wind. On arriving here YEAGER missed his friend and enquired of the man where he was; His answer was, he is dead. SUSTIN went south in the night on some train and YEAGER staid to ascertain what had happened. Justice McELROY was called and decided that an inquest was needful and summond the following jury: R. P. FORBES, J. F. WILCOX, C. ROBINSON, J. J. COVENTRY, R. MEYERS, and Geo. SORENSON, who after hearing the evidence of YEAGER, Dr. INSLEY and C. W. RANGE, rendered the following verdict: That deceased came to his death by falling from the top of a car while in motion, attached to a train due in Grayling from the north at 8:40 P. M. and htat the death of the said Charles BURGURGER was caused by the concussion produced by the said fall. (19 Sep 1901)


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