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

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Rev. L. PILLMEIER

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:
-Twenty-five of our little folks met at Rev. PILLMEIER's Monday afternoon to help Miss Irene celebrate her third birthday. It was a jolly, happy crowd and the occasion thoroughly enjoyed by all, but perhaps by none more than by the Pastor and his wife. (7 Mar 1907)

-Last week Wednesday evening a goodly number of the Presbyterian church and congregation met at the church parlors, giving a farewell reception to Rev. L. PILLMEIER and his wife, who have been with us for the past two years. They have won and will retain the respect and love of our people, who all wish them all of success in their future home, wherever it may be. Light refreshments were served and a substantial token presented to them for a reminder of their stay here. (4 Jul 1907)

-Rev. L. PILLMEIER has received and accepted a call to the pastorate of the Presbyterian church at Montague. It is considered a very desirable location and Mr. and Mrs. PILLMEIER are receiving the hearty congratulations of the many friends they have made duing their residence here, though regretting to part with them. All unite in recognizing in him all the attributes of a true Christian gentleman. (25 Jul 1907)


Howard A. COCKLEY

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 farmer named Howard A. COCKLEY, near Lewiston, sold his farm, and last Friday loaded a car with his horses, carriage and implements, consigned to a town in Ohio, and went through here with the car, which reached Detroit Saturday with no one in charge. The stock was cared for by the R. R. Co., and inquiry started to find the man, who was located here Sunday in care of Sheriff AMIDON. He was discovered early in the morning near Horrigan, three miles south, by section crew, wandering about the woods and crazy, who reported to the Sheriff and he brought him in. Both feet were badly frozen. (7 Mar 1907)

-Howard COCHLEY, who was reported last week as having been found demented and with both feet badly frozen, was taken home by his father, who came after him Tuesday morning. It is hoped that his feet will be saved, except a section of the toes. (14 Mar 1907)

-Sheriff AMIDON has received a letter from Ohio, stating that Howard COXLEY, who was found south of the village last winter with feet badly frozen, and temporarily insane is now considered out of danger. His toes were attacked with gangrene, and one of them had to be amputated. He has had a hard time, but is glad of the care given him here by the sheriff. (16 May 1907)


Charles W. WARD

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:
-IN CHANCERY.
STATE OF MICHIGAN,
THIRTY-FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
CHANCERY.
CHARLES W. WARD,
Complainant.
vs.
Willis C. WARD, Franklin B. WARD and Geo. K. ROOT, as Executors and Trustees under the last will and testament of David WARD, deceased: Willis C. WARD, Henry C. WARD, Pearl Ward ROOT, Flora Ward FAY, Helen Ward PELOUZE, Frederick STOCKWELL, Frederic L. WARD, Charles H. PERKINS, Frank P. GUISE, Robert M. CHAMBERLIN; Frederick STOCKWELL, as executor of the last will and testement of Elizabeth WARD, deceased, and the Detroit & Charlevoix Railroad Company, a corporation, Defendants.
(Suit pending in the Circuit Court for the county of Crawford, in Chancery, at Grayling, Michigan, on the 1st day of March, A. D., 1907).
In this cause it appearing from affidavit on file that the defendant Henry C. WARD is a resident of this state, but is absent therefrom and service cannot be had upon him within this state, and it further appearing from an affidavit on file that the defendant Flora Ward FAY, Helen Ward PELOUZE and Pearl Ward ROOT are not residents of this state, but are residents of the state of New York, on motion of complainant's solicitors.
It is ordered, that the appearance of said defendant Henry C. WARD, and of said non-residents Flora Ward FAY, Helen Ward PELOUZE and Pearl Ward ROOT, be entered herein within four months from the date of this order; and in case of their appearance that they cause their answers to the bill of complaint to be filed and a copy thereof to be served on the complainant's solicitors within twenty days after service on them of a copy of said bill and notice of this order; and in default thereof said bill will be taken as confessed by said above named defendants, and
It is further ordered, that within twenty days the complainant cause a notice of this order to be published in the CRAWFORD AVALANCHE, a newspaper printed, published and circulating in said county, and that said publication be continued therein, once in each week for six successive weeks, or that they cause a copy of this order to be personally served on said above named defendants at least twenty days before the time above prescribed for their appearance.
NELSON SHARPE,
Circuit Judge.
JOHN H. PATTERSON,
Solicitor for Complainant.
Humphrey, Grant & Gillett,
Mar14-7t Of Counsel. (14 Mar 1907)

-Chas. W. WARD of Queens, Long Island, who is a native of Michigan and a frequent visitor to Saginaw, has just given a $2,500 commission to E. I. COUSE, of New York, the painter of Indian pictures and who is one of the most distinguished sons of Saginaw. The commission is to paint the portrait of the old Chippewa chief, SHOPPENAGON's. Mr. WARD's father was one of the pioneer lumbermen of the state, and he himself has spent much time in the old pine woods. A wish to preserve the features of one of the last of a great Michigan tribe that has almost entirely disappeared, through the work of an artist of high rank, prompted him to his purpose. Mr. COUSE, who is now in the city will go to Grayling, which is SHOPPENAGON's home, and in the natural environment and setting of the AuSable river country, seek the inspiration for his work. The sittings will be at Grayling. (13 Jun 1907)


Newton C. RAGEN

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. Newton C. RAGEN of Grayling, a son. (14 Mar 1907)


Lewis CONTIOS

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. Lewis CONTIOS of this village, a son. (14 Mar 1907)


Frank L. YOUNG

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 trial of Frank L. YOUNG, Monday, before Justice NIEDERER, for malicious injury to a dwelling, resulted in a verdict of guilty and a sentence of ninety days in the Detroit house of correction. (21 Mar 1907)


Katherine 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:
-Miss Katherine CLARK gave a birthday party in honor of her 5th birthday March 19. The little ones had a very pleasant time. (21 Mar 1907)


Mary MATZ

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:
-Mary MATZ, who was sent to the Detroit House of Correction last week, for default in giving bond for good behavior was denied admission to that prison, for a decision of the supreme court, that in such a case the prisoner must be confined in the county where convicted. The decision had not been noticed by the court or the Pros. Atty. (21 Mar 1907)


S. L. ROBERTS

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. S. L. ROBERTS of Indianna is the latest arrival for settlement here. He is located on the WAITE farm south of the village and from the report of stock and implements which he brought with him, evidently means business. The right kind of settlers is what we want. (28 Mar 1907)


Jacob T. WISE

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:
-OBITUARY.
Readers of the DETROIT JOURNAL will have noticed in their Saturday's issue a portrait of Jacob T. WISE, standing beside the colors of his Post who died at his home in Ypsilanti, the 22 inst. He was a veteran of the Mexican and Civil wars, for which service he was granted a penion only a few weeks ago, by special act of Congress. We were mustered into Co. C. 1st regiment of Berdans Sharpshooters, at the same time in the spring of 1861, Comrad WISE was the tallest man in the Co. and I was the shortest, and were dubbed by the boys "The long and short of it." I think he was also the oldest man, and I the youngest in the Company at that time. he was a good soldier and always a gentleman, and a friendship grew up between us more close than usual considering the disparity of our ages, which has continued through the years, and will be ever a pleasant memory, until we shall both again be mustered in to serve in the Grand Army Above. (28 Mar 1907)


John 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 GHASTLY DISCOVERY.
A MYSTERY SOLVED.
On the 6th of January, 1904, Mr. John DELL, an eldery man living on the south side of the river in this village, started for his homestead west of Portage Lake, since when he was never seen alive.
The snow was deep, and the weather severe, and as he did not reutrn as was expected, seraching parties went out to find him, or any trace of him. They decided that he had been to the log house on his land, and had probably remained there over night, but the storms had so covered his tracks that they could not be followed, and after a repeated search he was given up as dead.
When the snow and ice was gone in the spring, more thorough search was made, of the lake, and the country for miles around, but nothing found that could give any clue. Correspondence was opened with his family, from whom he had been estranged for years, and with parties in the U. P., where it was known he had been employed as a land looker, but no one had seen him.
Last Friday Peter HOWLAND was duck hunting about two miles north of the village and while passing through the woods from one pond to anohter discovered a human skeleton and notified Coroner INSLEY, who with the sheriff and undertaker, repaired to the place and brought all that could be found to the village. The tissues of the body were gone so the bones were separated. Fire had destroyed nearly all of the clothing, but three letters were found matted together, but when dry and separated were sufficient to be identified, as was also his watch and a pocket compass which he had carried for years, and the scraps of clothing left and his shoes which were nearly intact, agreed with their description given by Mr. ZIMMERMAN with whom he lived, and the watch, etc. were positively identified by him and by Mr. JENNINGS, an intimate neighbor, who had worked with him. The Coroner decided upon examination that no inquest was necessary, and communicated by phone with his son Marshall DELL, of Flint, who came up on the night train, who remained and gave to his almost unknown father, decent and christian burial in Elmwood Cemetery.
It is probable that he died from exposure, but the facts will never be known 'till "The Books are Open." (11 Apr 1907)


Marguerite CHAMBERLIN

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:
-Marguerite CHAMBERLIN spent part of her Easter vacation in Saginaw. Last Friday afternoon she entertained a few of her friends, the occasion being her 13th birthday. (11 Apr 1907)


C. W. BURGESS

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 from Norwalk, Ohio, stating that C. W. BURGESS, who was one of the originators of the Dowell Factory at this place, was instantly killed by a falling elevator in that city. (11 Apr 1907)


Hon. Josiah TURNER

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. Josiah TURNER, widely known as "The Grand Old Man," of Owosso died at his home in that city last Sunday, at the age of 94 years. No man in Michigan ever attained higher honor than he as a circuit judge, and in every phase of his long career, no stain ever attached to his name. (11 Apr 1907)


Wm. HETFIELD

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:
-On April 3rd a little son made his appearance at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. HETFIELD. He seems contented with his surroundings and thinks Johannesburg good enough for him. (11 Apr 1907)


Clarence WILYARD

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:
-Clarence WILYARD left for Boyne City last Monday where he has secured a position for this season. (11 Apr 1907)


Wm. 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 JOTTINGS.
Wm. HUTCHINSON went to Newberry last week where he secured a position with E. E. REMINGTON formerly of this place. Billy will be missed by the men around town. (18 Apr 1907)


R. PATRIDGE

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.
Miss McINTYRE of Saginaw, a niece of R. PATRIDGE will visit here for a few weeks. (18 Apr 1907)


Benjamin SPEIDEL

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.
Benjamin SPEIDEL and family arrived Tuesday morning. Mr. SPEIDEL will superintend the DICKENSON ranch. He is here to stay. Mr. DICKINSON will be here about the 20 of May and remain with us the greater part of his time. (18 Apr 1907)

-LOVELL'S LOCALS.
The stork left a fine boy at Benjamin SPEIDEL's a few days ago. (30 May 1907)


Frank TROMBLE

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:
-Last week, Frank TROMBLE, with his Aunt, Mrs. STEVENS of Bay City, started for Van Couyers Island on the Pacific coast of Canada, where Mrs. STEVENS will join her husband in their new home. It will be a grand experience for Frank, whose whole life has been passed in this village. He bears with him the best wishes of our citizens. (18 Apr 1907)


Joseph C. THOMAS

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:
-While running ahead of a steam log loader in Cummer and Diggins lumber camp near Cadillac, Joseph C. THOMAS fell under the wheels and was so badly crushed that he died. THOMAS was an Indian and his home was in Mt. Pleasant. He was a member of Cadillac lodge of Foresters. - This man is known here as a frequent visitor, and was convicted as a drunk a short time ago in Justice court. (2 May 1907)


H. M. QUEAL

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. H. M. QUEAL, of Hamburg, stopped here last week, enroute to Calumet, to visit his sister-in-law, Mrs. H. C. OSBORN, leaving on Monday. (2 May 1907)


Albert BAKER

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, May 3, to Mr. and Mrs. Albert BAKER, a daughter. (9 May 1907)


Laura MUNN

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. Gus HILE and her neices, the Misses Vera RICHARDSON and Laura MUNN, were here from Grayling Saturday, Miss RICHARDSON returning that evening. - Roscommon News. (9 May 1907)

-Mrs. G. W. HEYL and her niece, Miss Laura MUNN, returned Monday from a visit with Mrs. W. J. SNIVELY in Roscommon. (20 Jun 1907)


Emil 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:
-Grayling boys will get to the front. The latest is Emil HANSON, a graduate of our high school has taken a very lucrative position with the Buhl Stamping Co. of Detroit. We predict his success. (16 May 1907)


Annette PETERSON

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.
Annette PETERSON vs John LARSON, trespass on the case, (breech of promise of marriage.) The plaintiff was ably represented by Ross and Harris of West Branch and the defendant by H. H. WOODRUFF of Roscommon. The jury awarded damages to the plaintiff for $250.00. (16 May 1907)


Clarke HARDER

-BATTERSON-GOSHORN.
At the residence of the bride's parents in Frederic, on Wednesday, May 8th, Abbie, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wellington BATTERSON, and Mr. Floyd A. GOSHORN were united in marriage at 8:30 P. M. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Wm. COOMBS, the ring service being used.
They were attended by Miss Mable LONG, cousin of the groom, and Mr. Clarke HARDER, nephew of the bride. The bride was attired in cream albatross and carried cream roses. The bride's maid wore white silk and carried pink roses. After congratulations and the customary shower of rice, refreshments were served and the happy couple took the 10:20 train for Bay City and Detroit. Guests were present from Grand Rapids, Alger, Lewiston, Grayling, and East jordan, about forty in all.
Mr. and Mrs. GOSHORN are well known in Frederic, the latter having lived here since childhood. After their return they will be at home to their many friends in Frederic where Mr. GOSHORN has a position as engineer for the Walsh Manufacturing Co. (16 May 1907)


Mable LONG

-BATTERSON-GOSHORN.
At the residence of the bride's parents in Frederic, on Wednesday, May 8th, Abbie, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wellington BATTERSON, and Mr. Floyd A. GOSHORN were united in marriage at 8:30 P. M. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Wm. COOMBS, the ring service being used.
They were attended by Miss Mable LONG, cousin of the groom, and Mr. Clarke HARDER, nephew of the bride. The bride was attired in cream albatross and carried cream roses. The bride's maid wore white silk and carried pink roses. After congratulations and the customary shower of rice, refreshments were served and the happy couple took the 10:20 train for Bay City and Detroit. Guests were present from Grand Rapids, Alger, Lewiston, Grayling, and East jordan, about forty in all.
Mr. and Mrs. GOSHORN are well known in Frederic, the latter having lived here since childhood. After their return they will be at home to their many friends in Frederic where Mr. GOSHORN has a position as engineer for the Walsh Manufacturing Co. (16 May 1907)


R. A. 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:
-A new engineer appeared at the home of R. A. McPEAK, on the morning of Decoration Day and everybody is happy. The congratulations of their friends continue to pour in. (6 Jun 1907)

-Frank DUNNIAG, a M. C. brakeman, was thrown under the cars while making a coupling at Owosso junction, Tuesday, and both legs crushed off near the hips. He was taken to St. Mary's hospital in an unconscious condition, in which state he remained until death came, a few hours after his arrival. Deceased was a nephew of engineer R. A. McPEAK, of this village. (12 Nov 1908)


Ethel COLBECK

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 Ethel COLBECK closed a very successful term of school last week, near Elmira, and now home enjoying her summer vacation. (6 Jun 1907)


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