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

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David JORDAN

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:
-David JORDAN, foreman on the Court House building, was called home, last Saturday, by the serious illness of his wife. (26 Sep 1901)


Joe 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:
-Joe WILLIAMS, commonly known as "Blind Joe," had been soliciting county aid for a week or two, but was refused by the authorities who believed he had money. Last Thursday he entered Bates & Co's. store and ordered a 25 lb. sack of flour. Mr. NARRIN got the flour, and Joe started out and NARRIN called his attention to the fact that he had not paid for it. Joe "did'nt care a d--n, he was not going to starve." NARRIN took hold of the sack and told him he must pay or leave the flour, and Joe drew a revolver. He was disarmed and taken to jail. Complaint was made for the assault, and Joe will board in jail until the next term of the Circuit Court, unless he finds bail in the sum of two hundred dollars. (10 Oct 1901)

-Bay City, July 28. - Special. - Joe. WILLIAMS, of Grayling, totally blind, stole a sack of flour for his hungry family three months ago, and has since served a sentence in the Grayling county jail. When his time expired some one put him on a train and started him for this city. Yesterday the local authorities started the blind man back to Grayling. - Det. Journal.
the correspondent is talking through his hat. Joseph WILLIAMS is not entirely blind, has never stolen flour here, has not served a sentence in jail, but was confined twice for assault with a deadly weapon. Was not put on a train, but started off on one of his periodical excursions. He and his family are greatly to be pittied for their unfortunate condition, made worse by their individual acation. (31 Jul 1902)

-Blind Joe WILLIAMS has been in Bay City again with his tale of woe and prevailed on the poor commissioner to pay his fare to Grayling. (9 Oct 1902)


Wm. MCDONALD

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:
-Whisky did it! Wm. McDONALD, who has been at Frederic for the last two months, was found dead in the water closet of the Frederic House, Monday morning. The evidence of Dr. O'NEIL proved that death ensued from appoplexy, induced by chronic alcoholism. (14 Nov 1901)


German woodsman

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 German woodsman, who has worked in this vicinity for some years, was brought to the county house about two weeks ago, where he died last Sunday. He was fifty-one years of age, and had no known relatives in this country. (28 Nov 1901)


James MUNHALL

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, Dec. 3rd., to Mr. and Mrs. James MUNHALL, a daughter. (12 Dec 1901)


Wm. FAILOR

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-On Christmas eve., to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. FAILOR, a son, and to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Ingerson a grandson. (2 Jan 1902)


Minnie ENRIGHT

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 Minnie ENRIGHT, who has been night clerk at the M. C. Eating House, until she seemed a part of the institution, has accepted a psoition in the Government building at Bay City. Her friends will regret her leaving. (2 Jan 1902)


Rev. Chas. COOK

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:
-SOUTH BRANCH ITEMS.
Born to Rev. and Mrs. Chas. COOK, on Dec. 29th., a daughter. (16 Jan 1902)


A. CUTTER

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 CORRESPONDENCE.
Mr. A. CUTTER, the blacksmith at DeWard, died last tuesday. He had been at this place, Sunday, accompanied by his two boys, riding back as far as the gates in a sleigh. He had something of a load of provisions to carry, and the boys, going ahead arrived at home all right, notwithstanding the terrible storm. When late in the evening the father had not arrived at home, a searching party started out to look for him, finding him at five o'clock, Monday morning, in a badly frozen condition. It is thought, that he fell in an appoplectic fit, and was unable to battle against the storm and cold. The remains were brought here for interment in the Maple Forest cemetery. (6 Feb 1902)


A. 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. A. NELSON, Monday, the 3d. inst., a son. (13 Feb 1902)


Rev. Oscar CLUTE

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. Oscar CLUTE, President of the Agricultural College from 1889 to 1893, died of Pneumonia, at Los Angeles, California, Jan. 27th. He had many personal friends in Michigan. (13 Feb 1902)


Prof. R. C. KEDZIE

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:
-Prof. R. C. KEDZIE, of the Agricultural College, celebrated his 78th. birthday, Jan. 28th., with over fifty of his friends. He is vigorous as he has been for the lastg forty years and appears daily before his class in lectures. He done more in Michigan, for wheat culture than any other man, and is the father of the Beet Sugar industry. (13 Feb 1902)

-DR. R. C. KEDZIE
The news of the death of Dr. KEDZIE will be received with sincere mourning by thousands of people in the state of Michigan and with respect by hundreds of thousands throughout the world. But few men living in the last twenty years were more widely known. His name and fame had extended across the sea and was known to every association of scientists and in every great institution of learning. He was an anknowledged leader among the chemists of the world and probably second to none now living, his writings being accepted as authority everywhere. Rorbert Clark KEDZIE was born at Delhi, N. Y., Jan. 28, 1823, of Scotch-American parents. In his young manhood he overcame obstacles that would have overwhelmed ordinary men in his struggle for a higher education, and in 1847 graduated with honor from Oberlin College, and in 1851 from the medical department of our State University, after which he located at Kalamazoo, going from there to Vermontville, from where he entered the army in 1861 as surgeon of the 12th Mich. infantry. He resigned his commission in 1863 and came to Lansing, and for nearly forty years has been Professor of Chemistry at the Agricultural College. He was elected Representative to the State Legislature in 1867, and could easily have made his mark in the political world, had he so desired. He has always been thoroughly interested in the political interests of the state, and though not a politician his advice and counsel has been sought, and his influence has been great. No man in Michigan has done more for the agricultural interests than he especially in the finding and introducing wheat and other grains adapted to our soils and climate, and in the protection of farmers from fraudulent commercial fertilizers by analysis under the law, which was proposed by him and enacted under his influence. We believe to him the credit is due for starting the beet sugar interest in Michigan which has obtained such magnitude. His name is a familiar household word in nearly every farmer's home in the state. A genial Christian gentleman for whose living the world is better, has gone home. His friendship was a priceless boon to thousands of struggling students and his memory will remain as a benediction through their lives. (13 Nov 1902)


Col. Edwin S. DICKINSON

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:
-COL. EDWIN S. DICKINSON.
Col. E. S. DICKINSON died at his home in Bagley, on Friday, Feb. 7, 1902, at the advanced age of 82 years, and the interment took place Tuesday from the M. E. church, under the auspices of the G. A. R., and the sermon was by Rev. F. S. HURLBUT, and was largely attended by sympathizing friends and neighbors. We learn that a week ago, Saturday, that he drove up to Gaylord, on business, and on his way home the cutter tipped over spilling him out into the snow, and he contracted a cold which settled on his lungs, and deveoped into pneumonia, and having a weak heart, that organ collapsed and ended the old gentleman's earthly career. Mr. DICKINSON was a pioneer of the county, coming here from Detroit, in 1874, before the iron horse had penetrated this then unbroken wilderness of wood. He was a kindly genial gentleman of the old school and will be greatly misssed by the people of Salling, among whom he has so long mingled. His remains were laid at rest in the Bagley cemetery. He is survived by a wife, and two sons grown to manhood, residents of St. Louis, Mo. - Otsego Co. Herald. (27 Feb 1902)


Emory POTTER

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:
-Emory POTTER, who resided on Brink's addition, was at work in the mill at Waters, Saturday, when a board was thrown from a saw, striking him in the side, and causing an injury from which he died Sunday morning. The body was brought home, Monday, and he was buried Tuesday. He leaves a wife and child who will receive the sympathy of the community. (20 Mar 1902)


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:
-FREDERIC CORRESPONDENCE.
J. PRATT and wife lost their child the fore part of the week. They have the sympathy of the community. (27 Mar 1902)


Willis BEEBE

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-Monday, March 31st., to Mr. and Mrs. Willis BEEBE, a son. (3 Apr 1902)

-CIRCUIT COURT.
The Circuit Court for this county convened on Monday, with Judge SHARPE presiding, and stenographer AUSTIN at his table.
Messrs. ROSS and HARRIS, of West Branch, were present to defend in two cases.
The People vs. Willis BEEBE, Bigamy, was put over the term by enforced absence of necessary witnesses who were too ill to attend. (10 Sep 1908)

-CIRCUIT COURT.
Court was convened Monday afternoon with Hon. C. L. COLLINS, Circuit Judge of Bay County, in place of Judge SHARPE, who had exchanged places with him for the work.
The People vs. Willis BEEBE, Bigamy. The plea of the defendant was withdrawn and a motion to dismiss interposed, pelading the want of jurisdiction in this court, which was sustained, and the prisoner discharged. (14 Jan 1909)


Wm. HATCH

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, April 1st., to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. HATCH, a son. (3 Apr 1902)


Eugene POTTER

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, March 29th., to Mrs. POTTER, wife of the late Eugene POTTER, a son. (3 Apr 1902)


Julius 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-Friday morning, the 28th inst., to Mr. and Mrs. Julius RASMUSSON, a daughter. (3 Apr 1902)


Chas. 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:
-Chas. HORNBECK and Jens S. JENSON, have each bought a farm in Sanilac county, and moved there for the spring campaign. (3 Apr 1902)


Jens S. 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:
-Chas. HORNBECK and Jens S. JENSON, have each bought a farm in Sanilac county, and moved there for the spring campaign. (3 Apr 1902)


Patrick KENNEY

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:
-Patrick KENNEY, of Houghton Lake, an old soldier, died last Tuesday and was buried in the cemetery at that place. Rev. GOLDIE, of this village, officiated. (3 Apr 1902)


L. B. MERRILL

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:
-We learn from the Roscommon News that the wife of L. B. MERRILL, of Beaver Creek, presented him with a young son, weighing nine pounds, Monday morning of last week. (3 Apr 1902)

-A very enjoyable time was spent last Tuesday evening when about thirty young people gathered at the farm home of L. B. MERRILL and family in Beaver Creek township to help Mr. MERRILL celebrate his 62nd birthday. After a time spent in various amusements refreshments were served after which they departed for their homes wishing Mr. MERRILL many happy returns. - Roscommon Herald. (15 Jul 1909)


Joseph BAUMGART

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 Joseph BAUMGART, of the firm of Blumenthal & Baumgart, who went to California a few months ago in hopes of regaining his health. His body was expected in Detroit yesterday, for interment. (3 Apr 1902)


Jos. ROSEVEARE

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.
Mr. and Mrs. Jos. ROSEVEARE are at Lake City, attending the funeral of his brother. (10 Apr 1902)


E. WEBB

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 CORRESPONDENCE.
E. WEBB died very suddenly, of Pneumonia, last week. His remains were taken to Grayling, for burial. (17 Apr 1902)


Fred MARQUARDT

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 this village, April 29th., Fred MARQUARDT, aged 38 years. The body was taken to west Bay City, for interment. (1 May 1902)


Irene BURTON

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 Irene BURTON was assisted by about a score of her young lady friends in the celebration of her 13th birthday last saturday. to say that it was a happy time only tells the beginning of the story. (8 May 1902)

-JOHANNESBURG CORRESPNDENCE.
Miss Irene BURTON of Grayling, is the guest of Miss Inez MERZ. Grayling people know where to come for a good time. (19 Jul 1906)


Amos S. SCOTT

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 the home of his son in Beaver Creek, Thursday, May 8th., Amos S. SCOTT, aged 76 years. (15 May 1902)


John HAGERTY

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 HAGERTY has returned from Dunville, Ontario, where he went to attend the funeral of his nephew, who was instantly killed in a moulding furnace, by accidentally touching an electric wire while a storm was on. (22 May 1902)


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