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

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Ida DOWKEE

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.
Little Ida DOWKEE of Gaylord is staying with her Aunt Mrs. George DAFOE. (24 May 1906)


H. CLAUSON

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:
-As usual our "Grayling Boys get there." H. CLAUSON has secured a fine position with the Marquette Steamboat Co., in their Luddington office. (24 May 1906)


Anthony 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. Anthony NELSON, May 24th, a daughter. (31 May 1906)


James MURPHY

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. James MURPHY, May 26th, a son. (31 May 1906)


Robert PERRY

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. Robert PERRY, May 28, a daughter. (31 May 1906)


Edward 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:
-Edward FISHER and family, now of Madison, Wis., are visiting the family here, for a few weeks. (31 May 1906)


Neva BENSON

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:
-Invitations have been received for the wedding of Miss Neva BENSON, formerly of this village, now of Owosso. (31 May 1906)


Geo. EVERETT

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 single man about 30 years of age, named Geo. EVERETT, was attempting to catch a horse in a yard at Hardgrove, Sunday, when the animal wheeled and kicked him on the neck, killing him instantly. (7 Jun 1906)


Hans MASON

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:
-Sheriff STILWELL took Hans MASON, insane, to the Dearborn retreat last week, and on his return stopped at Mason, where his wife is in attendance on her mother. Mrs. DAYTON is in a terrible condition from the cancer which is eating away her life, and the end is near. (7 Jun 1906)

-Hans MASON, who was taken to the Dearborn retreat the last of May, died last Sunday. We hear that they found an old depression of the skull pressing on the brain, which had caused his insanity. An operation was performed but too late. He has no relatives in this country. The body was taken to Manistee for burial. (14 Jun 1906)

-PROBATE NOTICE,
STATE OF MICHIGAN,
THE PROBATE COURT FOR THE COUNTY OF CRAWFORD.
In the matter of the estate of Hans MASON, Late of the village of Grayling, Deceased.
Notice is hereby given that four months from the 24th day of August A. D. 1906, have been allowed for creditors to present their claims against said deceased to said court for examination and adjustment, and that all creditors of said deceased are required to present their claims to said court, at the probate office, in the village of Grayling in said county, on or before the 24th day of December A. D. 1906 and that said claims will be heard by said court on Monday the 24th day of December A. D. 1906, at ten o'clock in the forenoon.
Dated August 24 A. D. 1906.
WELLINGTON BATTERSON.
aug 30-3w Judge of Probate. ((30 Aug 1906)


Peter LOZO

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 terrible accident occured at the mill of T. E. DOUGLAS & Co. at Lovell, last Saturday. Peter LOZO, the setter, in some way fell in front of the saw, and the top part of his head, above the eyes, entirely severed and the fingers of one hand. The body was brought here for interment. He leaves a wife and two children. (7 Jun 1906)


Thomas G. WOODWARD

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:
-Thomas G. WOODWARD, County Treasurer of Oscoda County was found dead at the elliot House in Oscoda, last Saturday. Mr. WOODWARD was one of the oldest settlers in Mio. He has been in poor health for some time and had gone to Oscoda for Medical treatment. (14 Jun 1906)


HENDERICSON

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, July 1, to Mr. and Mrs. HENDERICSON, a daughter. (28 Jun 1906)


John KOMMINSKY

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.
John KOMMINSKY left last Monday for Russia. He will return in a short time with his family, "to the land of the free." (19 Jul 1906)


FITZJERALD

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.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. FITZJERALD, on Sunday, a son. (19 Jul 1906)

-FREDERIC FREAKS.
Mr. FITZERALD was called to Pennsylvania by the sudden death of his mother. (22 Apr 1909)


Frank NELLEST

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. Frank NELLEST, July 11th, a daughter. (19 Jul 1906)


L. P. 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:
-A STARVING, NEGLECTED BABY GIRL.
DEGENERATE ACTS OF PARENTS.
On the 22d of March, a baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. L. P. NELSON, who live in a modest, but comfortable home on Maple street, in this village. He is known as a steady laborer, and of fair repute. Last year he went to Denmark and brought his wife and four children. The wife has not learned our language, and so far as we can learn has formed no friendships here and but very few if any who can be termed acquaintances. It was known that she was very ill at the time of her confinement, but the husband provided proper medical attendance and care and she recovered, so that for some time since she has done her own work, caring for her family of seven and five boarders, but a near neighbor informs us that the little babe was never seen out of the house until last week, when a neighbor found it to be but a living skeleton, and reported it, lat Monday, two ladies called there with an interpreter and found conditions even worse than they had supposed. The child was almost nude, and filthy, so skeletonized from lack of nurishment that the skin was drawn tightly over its bones giving it a most ghastly appearance, and so bloodless that its extremities were almost as cold as death. The mother went up stairs after it rejoicing, as she thought some one had come to take it, and said she and her husband did not want it, and had tried to give it away ever since it was born. The little one did not have strength to cry, and hardly enough to draw a drop of milk from the bottle to its lips. The mother expressed no word of regret for its condition, and gave no look even of mothers love. She said her husband obliged her to work so she had not time to care for the child, and that it had no clothes.
The authorities were notified, and at once arranged care for the child that night, and on Tuesday pending further investigation.
The husband denies his parentage of the little one, has never touched it or provided for it in any way, and says he never will, and that the wife must work while she stays here, but that he proposes to send her back to the old world. It is a sad commentary on human life. Love turned to hate, home changed to hell, all human right revoked, a mother's heart, that should be filled with holiest joy, bruised and broken, until she becomes a groveling beast of burden, scarcely shrinking at the scourge, and loathing even her off spring. The normal mind cannot conceive such depth of degradation. (19 Jul 1906)


Ole 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:
-DIED-At his boarding house in this village, Tuesday, the 16th, inst., Ole NELSON, about 22 years of age. Deceased was a Norwegian, who cooked here for about two years. He had no relatives in this country. (19 Jul 1906)


Frank RHINEBURG

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. Frank RHINEBURG moved to Ludington, Mich. last Monday. (19 Jul 1906)


Ora WALLINGTON

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. Ora WALLINGTON severed his connection with the M. C. R. R. and left for Boyne City the first of the week. (19 Jul 1906)


Pans P. HANSON

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:
-Hans P. HANSON, this week was made happy by the arrival of a sweet three year old girl from Copenhagen, which they have adopted. the little one came over with a lady friend and seems happy as a bird. (26 Jul 1906)


Catherine MCPEAK

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:
-Misses Marjorie and Blanch CHISHOLME of Duluth, Minn., are the guests of their cousin, Miss Catherine McPEAK. (2 Aug 1906)


Elsie MORTENSON

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:
-BEAVER CREEK ITEMS.
Wednesday, August 1, being the twelfth birthday of Miss Elsie MORTENSON, she was agreeably surprised by several of her young friends coming to help her celebrate. After doing justice to a fine dinner they enjoyed themselves hugely for a time, after which Mrs. MORTENSON served them with ice cream and cake. Miss Elsie was the recipient of several tokens of remembrance. We wish her many happy returns of the day. (9 Aug 1906)


Herbert FAIRGRIEVE

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 JOTTINGS.
Herbert FAIRGRIEVE has bought the barber shop of Robert WATERSON and is moving in the front part of the Spencer hotel. Robert WATERSON expects to go to Detroit and run a barber shop. (22 Nov 1906)


Anna LAMONT

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:
-Anna LAMONT returned last Saturday from a three weeks visit at Bay City. Miss Alta DEZILEY, her cousin, came home with her for a visit here. (9 Aug 1906)


Frank CROWLEY

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 M. C. Breakman named Frank CROWLEY, aged 25, single, who was here at the ball game last week, and went south on his train, had both legs cut off near Alger, and died at the Bay City hospital on Monday. His home was in Canada. (9 Aug 1906)


Fritz HANSON

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-Wednesday, Aug. 9th, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Fritz HANSON. (16 Aug 1906)


Jos. VALENTINE

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 Maude MAUDSLEY, niece of Jos. VALENTINE, and Miss FOX stopped here for a short visit yesterday, on their way from Mackinaw to their home at Mayville. (16 Aug 1906)


Lorne 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:
-Master Lorne DOUGLAS is visiting his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. SIMS, and Grandma DOUGLAS, at Lovells this week. Master Arthur NILES went with him to go fishing. (23 Aug 1906)


HUXLEY

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. HUXLEY buried his baby near Hardgrove last week. (6 Sep 1906)


Andrew OBRINSKI

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:
-Andrew OBRINSKI, a Polock, who has been at work in a lumber camp about five miles northwest of the village, in Frederic township, filled up on whiskey last Sunday, and went to Sand Lake, near the camp, where two of his country men were fishing. They had reached the shore and were dressing their catch, when OBRINSKI arrived and took the boat for a little ride. After getting away from shore he began rocking the boat and was warned by his companions from the shore, but gave them no heed, until he lost his balance, and fell backward into the water. None of the party could swim and before help arrived he had sunk for the last time. Grappling irons were produced and the body recovered. Coroner O'NEIL decided no inquest was required, and the body was taken in charge by the County for burial, as he had neither friends or money. "Rattle his bones, over the stones, He's only a pauper, whom noboby owns." Another victim of the accursed bowl, and a warning for young men. (13 Sep 1906)


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