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

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Lena HERMAN

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:
-SUICIDE.
"One more unfortunate, gone to her rest." Monday afternoon as James McNEVIN was crossing the vacant block in the east part of the village, a boy called his attention to a lady lying in the shade of an oak, and said he thought she was dead. On looking at her, he drove to the coroner Dr. WOODWORTH, who, with Dr. INSLEY and the Pros. Atty. drove to the spot. Life was gone, and the body was taken to SORENSON's undertaking rooms.
At her side were two, two ounce bottles, labeled Corbolic Acid, both of which were empty, and near her was her parasol and hand bag, in which, besides toilet articles was found a teachers certificate issued at Standish, Aug. 19, and a receipt for fees paid at the examination. The name on the papers was Lena HERMAN. On a paper that was around one of the bottles was written "Send my body to Au Gres."
Investigation proved that she had arrived here on the "Cannon Ball" about noon, and the Conductors Check which was in her pocket proved she had taken the train at Alger. She had enquired for a Jeweler, at one of the stores, saying she wanted her watch repaired, but had not been there, but had bought one of the bottles of Acid at Fournier's giving her name as Miss JOHNSON, and the other at Olson's giving her name as HANSON. She was seen by several persons walking to the place of her death alone, and no excitement noticed. She must have taken so large a quanity of the poison that death was almost instant, no sign of the least struggle being found.
Her people were notified, through the Pros. Atty at Standish, and her brother and sister came up on the night train and took the body home Tuesday morning. They say she would have been 19 next month, and was engaged to teach at Alger this year. That she was always of a happy disposition, and they can imagine no cause or circumstance that could have led her to this act. Their home has always been a happy and comfortable one, consisting of her parents, who are on a farm near Au Gres, with two brothers and a sister, who are left to mourn, and only conjecture why.
God knows, and He alone can know the thoughts surging through the brain the last hour. Let His mercy encircle her eternal rest. (7 Sep 1905)


J. J. HANLEY

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:
-JOHANNESBURG CORRESPONDENCE.
J. J. HANLEY is disposing of his stock of groceries and leaves this week for Wolverine, where he assumes management of the Hillior House. Mr. HANLEY has made many friends while here and we regret his departure. (14 Sep 1905)


Fred PERIOR

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:
-PINCONNING - Fred PERIOR of West Branch, charged with assault and battery on an Indian girl, a neice of Chief SHOPNAGON of Grayling paid a fine of $30 and costs, - Alpena Pioneer. (14 Sep 1905)


Will HAVENS

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:
-JOHANNESBURG CORRESPONDENCE.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred SLEIGHT entertained Mr. Will HAVENS, wife and daughter of Grayling last week. Mr. HAVENS is a brother of Mrs. SLEIGHT, they were delighted with our climate and scenery. (14 Sep 1905)


Horace WILSON

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:
-JOHANNESBURG CORRESPONDENCE.
Mr. Horace WILSON died at his home in this place Thursday afternoon of last week. He leaves a wife, son and daughter, father, mother, two brothers and a host of friends to mourn his loss. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America who had charge of the funeral services held in the church Stunday afternoon, and was largely attended. Interment took place at Hetherton Cemetery. (14 Sep 1905)


BENGSON

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.
W. COOMBS officiated at the funeral of a little boy of Mr. and Mrs. BENGSON from De Ward, Sunday at 12 o'clock. (14 Sep 1905)


August HERMAN

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:
-THANKS.
We desire to express our heartfelt gratitude to all who so kindly assited us in our recent bereavement, the death and burial of our beloved daughter and sister Tena. We would especially thank the people of Grayling, Standish and AuGres for their many kindly acts. Our most humble prayer is that God in his mercy may spare you all from similar affliction. - August HERMAN and family. (14 Sep 1905)


Jos. DOUGLAS

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 CORRESPONDENCE.
Mr. and Mrs. Jos. DOUGLAS are enjoying a visit from their nephew, Mr. Douglas SHANNON, of Canada. (28 Dec 1905)


Adam SHEETS

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:
-CIRCUIT COURT.
The Circuit Court for the County of Crawford, convened last Monday for the regular September term. Hon. Nelson SHARPE Circuit Judge presiding and Stenographer, C. L. AUSTIN, at his usual station, Messrs ROSS & HARRIS, and SNODGRASS attorneys of West Branch, E. B. CLARK of Bay City and H. H. WOODRUFF of Roscommon, with G. L. ALEXANDER and the Pros. Atty. of the local bar being present.
The People vs. Adam SHEETS, Bigamy was called and on arraignment the defendant plead guilty, but on suggestion of the Pro's Att'y. that the respondent was insane the plea was suppressed, and Att'y. WOODRUFF, who had been appointed by the Court to defend the prisoner, applied for an inquest to be held, to decide the question of his sanity which was granted and a jury called, and Dr. O'NEIL of Frederic and Dr. INSLEY with other witnesses were heard and the jury returned a verdict that the prisoner was insane, and he was ordered committed to the Northern Michigan Assylum for the insane. (21 Sep 1905)

-Adam SHEETS, adjudged insane at our last term of court was taken to the Asylum at Travers City, Tuesday, by Sheriff STILWELL. He took SMITH who was convicted of larceny, to Iona last week. (28 Sep 1905)

-FREDERIC FREAKS.
The acquaintances of Adam SHEETS are informed that he died Dec. 23, at the Asylum at Traverse City. (26 Dec 1907)

-The death of Adam SHEETS, which occured at the assylum for the insane at Traverse City, on December 23d had been expected for sometime, as his friends had been notified that his condition was critical. He was a resident of Frederic, and was committed to that institution about two years ago by Probate Judge BATTERSON. (2 Jan 1908)


Rev. A. E. GAY

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 report from the M. E. Conference at Detroit says Rev. H. A. SHELDON will return as pastor of this church for the ensuing year, and Rev. A. E. GAY will remain at Frederic. (21 Sep 1905)


HUTCHINSON

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:
-JOHANNESBURG CORRESPONDENCE.
The infant baby boy, aged two months and thirteen days, of Mr. and Mrs. HUTCHINSON, died very suddenly last Sunday afternoon, after a short illness. They have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavment. (21 Sep 1905)


Ray ROTSFORD

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 31st a warrant was issued against Ray ROTSFORD for the larceny of a watch from the section foreman at Lewiston. Sheriff STILLWELL put the watch dogs out along the line, and he was caught by the officers at Saginaw Sept. 22d. Deputy Sheriff NOLAN went down after him Friday night and Monday he plead guilty in justice MAHON's Court, who thought sixty days in the house of correction would be about right. (28 Sep 1905)


Henry KNIGHT

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, Sept., 17, at Bear Creek, in Roscommon County occurred a double tragedy, that will be long remembered. The facts shown at the inquest and examination are that a quarrel between Fred OGDEN and his wife last winter resulted in her leaving him, and going to Valpariso, Ind., with Henry KNIGHT, a married man who lived across the road from her father's, who soon neglected her, so she had to go to work for her support, and she finally decided to return to her father's, Wm. RUPERD, where she arrived the 11th. inst., she was followed by KNIGHT, who at his home, talking with his wife, saw Mr. and Mrs. OGDEN approaching in a Buggy, and seized a Winchester and fired at his wife. OGDEN sprang toward him, and was shot so that he died in a few moments, a second shot at his wife shattered her hand, but before he could fire again, Mr. RUPERD had secured his own rifle and killed the fellow. Mr. RUPERD was acquitted at the examination. (28 Sep 1905)


A. G. PEARSON

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:
-JOHANNESBURG CORRESPONDENCE.
Prosecuting Attorney W. L. TOWNSEND and sheriff Geo. COOK, officers of this county and residents of Gaylord were in our village last Thursday attending the suit of A. G. PEARSON who was arrested for larceny by the Johannesburg Mfg. Co. It was a jury trial before Judge KNAPP. The jury said guilty, and the Judge said fifteen dollars fine or forty-five days in the Detroit House of Correction. It was the first jury trial ever held in Chaslton township. (5 Oct 1905)


Maggie LACE

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. Geo. ANNIS, of Beaver Creek are enjoying a visit form their cousin, Miss Maggie LACE, of Jackson county. (5 Oct 1905)


E. F. DUTTON

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:
-Bring your blacksmithing to E. F. DUTTON (RASMUSSON's old shop, near red bridge). Work promptly attended to, and prices right. Horse shoeing a specialty. (5 Oct 1905)


Gladys WINCHELL

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 Gladys WINCHELL, who formerly lived at Roscommon with her brother-in-law, A. T. McMILLEN, and who was being educated at the Ferris Institute in Big Rapids by James H. SLY of Roscommon, committed suicide in her room last Friday. No cause is assigned for the act. (26 Oct 1905)


A. T. MCMILLEN

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 Gladys WINCHELL, who formerly lived at Roscommon with her brother-in-law, A. T. McMILLEN, and who was being educated at the Ferris Institute in Big Rapids by James H. SLY of Roscommon, committed suicide in her room last Friday. No cause is assigned for the act. (26 Oct 1905)


Thor 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:
-A letter from Thor ARNBJORNSON, from their home at Bullard, Wash., near Seattle, reports all well and prosperous, which is welcome news for their friends here. He orders the Avalanche continued for two years. (2 Nov 1905)


Lyda CHARRON

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:
-Sad news comes from Maple Forest in the case of Miss Lyda CHARRON, who had been an invalid for nearly a year. She has become violently insane necesitating her being taken to the assylum. She was a lovely girl and universaly loved and respected. Her parents and family will receive the sympathy of all our people. (9 Nov 1905)


Sanford W. 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:
-Our neighbors at Gaylord are mourning with the family of Sanford W. BUCK, whose son was drowned Monday afternoon. He was skating on a little lake just south east of the village with two of his chums and broke through the ice. The others were both in the water attempting his rescue but too late. The deceased was about 19 years old, and a general favorite in the village. (16 Nov 1905)


Lewis TERRY

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. and Mrs. Lewis TERRY left last Sunday night for Battle Creek, many friends were sorry to see them go. (16 Nov 1905)


Wm. B. WOODBURN

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. B. WOODBURN has accepted a position in a hardware store in Bay City and began work there this week. (16 Nov 1905)


Joe PECS OR PECZ

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:
-PROBATE NOTICE.
STATE OF MICHIGAN.
THE PROBATE COURT FOR THE COUNTY OF CRAWFORD.
At a session of said court, held at the probate office in the village of Grayling, in said county, on the 21st day of November A. D. 1905.
Present: Hon. Wellington BATTERSON Judge of Probate.
In the matter of the estate of Joe PECS (or PECZ) deceased.
Robert McELROY having filed in said court his final administration account, and his petition praying for the allowance thereof and for the assignment and distribution fo the residue of said estate.
It is ordered, that the 19th day of December A. D. 1905, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, at said probate office, be and is hereby appointed for exmaining and allowing said account and hearing said petition;
It is further ordered, that public notice thereof be given by publication of a copy of this order, for three successive weeks previous to said day of hearing, in the CRAWFORD AVALANCHE a newspaper printed and circulated in said county.
WELLINGTON BATTERSON,
nov 23-3w Judge of Probate. (23 Nov 1905)


Frank 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:
-A letter from Frank O'DELL, formerly living near Pere Cheney, but now of Webberville, Ingham County, announces the death of his wife from cancers of the stomach, the 20th inst. She will be well remembered by many friends in the south part of our county, who extend heartfelt sympathy to her bereaved family. (23 Nov 1905)


M. LAUR

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. LAUR has sold his photograph business to Mrs. L. J. MARTIN of Bay City, who will continue in the gallery over the Avalanche Office, and is ready at any time to receive customers. (7 Dec 1905)


Joe CHARRONBACK

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,
Joe CHARRONBACK, fell down stairs at the Frederic House on Friday night and died on Saturday night, cause, too much booze. (7 Dec 1905)


Olgoy 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. Olgoy JOHNSON, Dec., 8th, a daughter. (14 Dec 1905)


John 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:
-Born, to Mr. and Mrs. John COOK, Dec. 3rd, a daughter. (14 Dec 1905)


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