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

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Henry J. YOUNGS

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 15th day of September A. D. 1906.
Present: Hon. Wellington BATTERSON, Judge of Probate.
In the matter of the estate of Henry J. YOUNGS deceased.
Chris MICHELSON having filed in said court his petition praying that the administration of said estate be granted to John J. HIGGINS of the Village of Frederic or some other suitable person.
It is ordered, that the 15th day of October A. D. 1906, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, at said probate office, be and is hereby appointed for 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.
sept20-3w Judge of Probate. (13 Sep 1906)

-Henry J. YOUNG, who has been a somewhat notorious citizen of this county for the past fifteen years, died in Cleveland the 11th and was buried in Bay City the 13th inst. He leaves his mother, five sisters and two brothers. For the past two years his vitality was steadily decreasing, from his life of dissipation until a few months ago he entered a special hospital in Cleveland, and on his return home in August thought he was cured, but a relapse came and he returned to that city only to die. Notwithstanding his evil life, "Harry" as he was called, had many friends. He was honorable in business, generous to the poor, and himself his only enemy. Let his faults be entombed with his body and the manly attributes he possessed be remembered. (20 Sep 1906)

-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 fourth day of January A. D. 1909.
Present: Hon. Wellington BATTERSON, Judge of Probate.
In the matter of the estate of Henry J. YOUNG, deceased, Charles F. KELLEY, administrator of said estate having filed in said court his final administration account, and his petition praying for the allowance thereof and for the assignment and distribution of the residue of said estate.
It is ordered, That the second day of February A. D. 1909, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, at said probate office, be and is hereby appinted for examining 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 of said day of hearing, in the CRAWFORD AVALANCHE, a newspaper printed and circulated in said county.
WELLINGTON BATTERSON,
Judge of Probate. (7 Jan 1909)


O. B. SHOOK

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:
-O. B. SHOOK has sold his pleasant home to Wm. McNEVIN and moved to Aetna, Ind., 35 miles this side of Chicago, where he will take the position of engineer in the power house for the big factory of Nitro Glicerine and other explosives. (27 Sep 1906)


Rev. E. W. FRAZEE

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. E. W. FRAZEE is to be pastor of the M. E. church for the ensuing year. He arrived Tuesday and will conduct regular services next sunday. For the last two years he has been located in the West Indies, but formerly was pastor at Menominee, Mich. (27 Sep 1906)

-The Rev. E. W. FRAZEE of the Methodist church is receiving congratulations on having reached the close of fifty years in the regular ministry of his church. He announced last Sunday that next Sunday morning he would preach a sermon fifty years old from a text 1849 years old, and a truth that is "from everlasting to everlasting," it being the same sermon he preached fifty years ago when a boy of 16 years he began his ministry.
In the evening the subject will be, "Seekers after God" or "The world-wide helpless cry of the babe and philosopher." (22 Aug 1907)


Fred HARRINGTON

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. Fred HARRINGTON, Sunday, Sept. 30, a daughter. (4 Oct 1906)


Gen. Wm. R. SHAFTER

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:
-Old Michigan soldiers mourn the death of General Wm. R. SHAFTER, who was mustered into the ranks eternal, at Bakersfield, Cal., Monday. He was a Michigan boy, born at Galesburg, in 1836, and his service in the war of the rebellion in the 7th and 19th inf., is familiar to the world. He was retired as a Maj. General in 1901, and has since resided in California. (15 Nov 1906)


Alonzo BESSY

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'S LOCALS
Alonzo BESSY is plastering the Jos. DOUGLAS mansion. (22 Nov 1906)

-LOVELL'S LOCALS.
Thursday, the 13th, while Alonzo BESSY was dressing a beef for Dr. UNDERHILL, the ratchet in some way slipped from the wheel, letting the beef fall on Mr. BESSY, fracturing the left arm below the elbow, also severing the artery. Dr. UNDERHILL dressed the wound and under his skillful treatment, Mr. BESSY is improving. (20 Dec 1906)


F. C. BECKLEY

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:
-F. C. BECKLEY is moving to Grayling this week where he intends to enter into the bakery business. Mr. BECKLEY is one of the older settlers having been here for the past twenty-four years. The railroad was not completed through the village when he first came and the country was sparsely settled. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. BECKLEY hate to see them leave but they all join heartily in wishing them the best of success. - Wolverine Express. (22 Nov 1906)


Jerry LA MOTHE

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:
-Jerry La MOTHE arrived this morning from ithica, with his bride. (29 Nov 1906)


Roy BRENNAN

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.
Roy Brennan and John CAMPBELL left for New Castle, Indianna, last week seeking new fields of labor. (29 Nov 1906)


O. REMINGTON

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.
Mr. O. REMINGTON of Big Rock is now a resident of our village, having moved his family here last week. (29 Nov 1906)


RADKE

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.
A baby girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. RADKE last Saturday. No wonder the band plays better. (6 Dec 1906)


James KELLY

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. James KELLY presented her husband with a fine girl baby Saturday, for a Christmas gift. "Jim" felt so elated that he gave his place on the train to another man, so he could stay at home and play with the baby. (27 Dec 1906)


L. BROWN

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-January 21 to Mr. and Mrs. L. BROWN a daughter. (24 Jan 1907)


Salen DANFORD

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 ITEMS.
Jan. 22 a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Salen DANFORD. The little one only lived eight hours. The funeral was held from the house on Jan. 23 by Rev. Wm. COOMBS. (31 Jan 1907)


Fred BLOOM

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:
-LOVELLS LOCALS.
Fred BLOOM, who has been in the employ of the Douglas Co., has resigned and accepted a position as foreman for C. W. WARD, near Deward. (16 Sep 1909)


S. F. DECKER

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:
-SHOOTING AFFRAY.
A shooting affray at Roscommon, last Friday, has created quite an excitement in that sleepy town. From reports it appears that S. F. DECKER had sold a small farm to an Italian from Chicago, named MONACO, getting a ficticious value therefor, such as is being put on such lands by speculators in that county, and had taken back a mortgage for part of the purchase price. On taking possession of the property MONACO discovered that he was badly sold and there has been several "chewing matches" between the parties. They met in a saloon Friday and renewed their wordy war., during which the Italian called DECKER a liar and had his face promptly slapped for the words. After, as DECKER was leaving the saloon, MONACO drew a revolver and fired three shots, the first taking effect in the ceiling, the second hitting a bystander, Henry GOLIA, in the leg, and the third hitting DECKER in the back, under the left shoulder blade, passing around his side and lodging in front over the stomach. MONOCO went to his house and took a dose of poison, but was taken in by the deputy sheriff and a posse who had followed him, and saved by a doctor. DECKER was thought to have been dangerously wounded and the complaint was withheld to await the outcome, but he is now said to be out of danger, and that MONACO will be held for assault with intent to commit the crime of murder. (7 Feb 1907)

-S. F. DECKER, who was shot by Frank MONICA two weeks ago is again able to appear on the street, thanks to his vigorous constitution and the efficent skill of the attending physician, Dr. C. C. CURNALIA. He is weak and plainly shows the effects of the ordeal thru which he has passed. MONICA may thank his lucky start that both men are practically out of danger and that he does not have to face the charge of murder. - Roscommon News. (14 Feb 1907)


MONACO

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:
-SHOOTING AFFRAY.
A shooting affray at Roscommon, last Friday, has created quite an excitement in that sleepy town. From reports it appears that S. F. DECKER had sold a small farm to an Italian from Chicago, named MONACO, getting a ficticious value therefor, such as is being put on such lands by speculators in that county, and had taken back a mortgage for part of the purchase price. On taking possession of the property MONACO discovered that he was badly sold and there has been several "chewing matches" between the parties. They met in a saloon Friday and renewed their wordy war., during which the Italian called DECKER a liar and had his face promptly slapped for the words. After, as DECKER was leaving the saloon, MONACO drew a revolver and fired three shots, the first taking effect in the ceiling, the second hitting a bystander, Henry GOLIA, in the leg, and the third hitting DECKER in the back, under the left shoulder blade, passing around his side and lodging in front over the stomach. MONOCO went to his house and took a dose of poison, but was taken in by the deputy sheriff and a posse who had followed him, and saved by a doctor. DECKER was thought to have been dangerously wounded and the complaint was withheld to await the outcome, but he is now said to be out of danger, and that MONACO will be held for assault with intent to commit the crime of murder. (7 Feb 1907)

-S. F. DECKER, who was shot by Frank MONICA two weeks ago is again able to appear on the street, thanks to his vigorous constitution and the efficent skill of the attending physician, Dr. C. C. CURNALIA. He is weak and plainly shows the effects of the ordeal thru which he has passed. MONICA may thank his lucky start that both men are practically out of danger and that he does not have to face the charge of murder. - Roscommon News. (14 Feb 1907)


Henry GOLIA

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:
-SHOOTING AFFRAY.
A shooting affray at Roscommon, last Friday, has created quite an excitement in that sleepy town. From reports it appears that S. F. DECKER had sold a small farm to an Italian from Chicago, named MONACO, getting a ficticious value therefor, such as is being put on such lands by speculators in that county, and had taken back a mortgage for part of the purchase price. On taking possession of the property MONACO discovered that he was badly sold and there has been several "chewing matches" between the parties. They met in a saloon Friday and renewed their wordy war., during which the Italian called DECKER a liar and had his face promptly slapped for the words. After, as DECKER was leaving the saloon, MONACO drew a revolver and fired three shots, the first taking effect in the ceiling, the second hitting a bystander, Henry GOLIA, in the leg, and the third hitting DECKER in the back, under the left shoulder blade, passing around his side and lodging in front over the stomach. MONOCO went to his house and took a dose of poison, but was taken in by the deputy sheriff and a posse who had followed him, and saved by a doctor. DECKER was thought to have been dangerously wounded and the complaint was withheld to await the outcome, but he is now said to be out of danger, and that MONACO will be held for assault with intent to commit the crime of murder. (7 Feb 1907)


John WALTZ

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.
Born-To Mr. and Mrs. John WALTZ, Feb. 1st, a son. (14 Feb 1907)


John BALF

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 BALF, who was sentenced to from 1 to 5 years in Marquette at the last September term, for placing obstructions on the R. R. track near Cheney, has been transferred to the Prison for Criminal Insane at Ionia. (14 Feb 1907)


Frank WALKER

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:
- It is reported that Frank WALKER, of Lansing was killed last Thursday at Isadore VALLAD's camp in Maple Forest, by being run on by a sleigh load of logs. He leaves his wife and four children. The body was taken to his home for burial. (14 Feb 1907)


Wm. GORDON

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. GORDON, who enlisted for the U. S. Cavalry from this town and who is at present stationed at Fort Assiniboine, Montana, says in letter to a friend here that the mercury dropped down to 53 degrees below zero one night with 25 to 35 degrees below most of the time during the day. Snow is from 3 to 4 feet on the level. Brrr! (14 Feb 1907)


Edward S. HOUGHTON

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'S LOCALS.
Monday, Feb. 11 a little boy came to Edward S. HOUGHTON's. He wanted a new suit of clothes and Ed got them. He says he can stay as long as he wants to. Ed feels so big he won't speak to John D. ROCKEFELLER. (14 Feb 1907)


Frank F. MEDCALF

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 F. MEDCALF, son of George, former residents here, came from Lincoln, Nebraska last week to remain for awhile with his grand-mother, Mrs. E. MEDCALF. Frank has been conducting a resturant at Lincoln the past three years and is pleased with that city and state. He will visit his parents at Traverse City in a few days. (14 Feb 1907)


Wm. WELSH

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.
Wm. WELSH was the recipient of a real valentine on valentine day and it was a nice boy baby, and "Shortie" is happy. (28 Feb 1907)


Frank HIGGINS

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.
Frank HIGGINS accompanied by his Cousin Miss Carrie WHITE went to the hospital last Friday. (28 Feb 1907)


J. TOBINS

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.
A surprise party on J. TOBINS, fourth wedding anniversary. (28 Feb 1907)

-FREDERIC FREAKS.
Mr. and Mrs. J. TOBIN lost their infant child. (16 Apr 1908)


Grace 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:
-Miss Grace JENNINGS, one of our last summer graduates, is stenographer for Scott Bros. Electrical Co., Detroit. (7 Mar 1907)


Carl 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:
-Carl COLLEN, who has taken a position as fireman in the Bay City yards was home Tuesday for a days visit. He is well pleased with his job. (7 Mar 1907)

-Mr. Carl COLLEN and wife left for Seattle, Washington Monday, where they expect to make their future home. (3 Dec 1908)


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