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

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Robert MCARTHUR

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:
-HARDGROVE HAPPENINGS.
Born-May 31st, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert McARTHUR, a son. (4 Jun 1908)


Dirk SCHURER

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:
-HARDGROVE HAPPENINGS.
Mr. Dirk SCHURER and family and Mabel WOODBURN have moved to Free Soil. (11 Jun 1908)


Dr. GRIFFIN

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:
-Dr. GRIFFIN, a resident here some years ago was in town Monday. His speech is badly affected and his physical condition very feeble from the effect of paralysis of over three years continuance. We think he is living with his son in Roscommon county. (11 Jun 1908)


J. F. CASEY

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:
-H. J. OSBORNE, who for nine years has been "Mine Host" at the R. R. eating house, shook the Grayling dust from his feet last Monday and departed for Madkinaw City, to take a similar position there. His many friends here will regret his going, and many others will mourn when his wife closes out her business and follows. He is succeeded by J. F. CASEY fo Detroit, who is an experienced caterer. We bid him welcome and trust he will succeed as has Mr. OSBORNE. (11 Jun 1908)


Walter GRUITT

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:
-HARDGROVE HAPPENINGS.
Walter GRUITT has gone to visit his sister in Mt. Pleasant. (18 Jun 1908)


Andrew "Andy" SMITH

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. Andy SMITH left for Dakota, Monday, to join her husband. They expect to make the West their future home. (25 Jun 1908)

-Mrs. Andrew SMITH left MONDAY to join her husband who will meet her in Minneapolis and go from there to their new home in Mowbridge, S. D., where Mr. SMITH is employed on a railroad. (25 Jun 1908)


John TREFT

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 happened Tuesday evening on the M. C. tacks near the ware houses, where John TREFT, of Detroit, was run over by a moving car and had both legs crushed below the knee. The injured man was carried to Dr. INSLEY's office, where Mrs. INSLEY, in the absence of the Dr., dressed his wounds. He was sent to a Bay City hospital. (25 Jun 1908)


C. G. ABBATT

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. C. G. ABBATT, June 27, a son. All doing finely. (2 Jul 1908)


Helen 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:
-Miss Helen JOHNSON has began a two year course in the State Normal School at Ypsilanti, and a course in the conservatory of music. (2 Jul 1908)


Martha STILLWAGON

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.
Copy was received last week, but to late and to long for publication, describing the ushering into society of little five-year old, Martha STILLWAGON, of Lovells, in honor of her birthday, on June 25th. With the home lavishly embellished with flowers and decorations of evergreen, with lively music and tables laden with a banquet which would have done honor to little queens and kings, as were those present, the many colored lights giving mystic beauty to the scene, and the adults acting as obsequious waiters, it was a time that will be remembered by the little hostess and her happy guests. It is hoped that this is a beginning of a happy life for them all. (9 Jul 1908)


John MORRISY

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 MORRISY, a ten pound girl. (27 Aug 1908)


Elleanor WOODFIELD

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 from Miss Elleanor WOODFIELD, now at Butterworth hospital in Grand Rapids, that she is delighted with her position and the prospect of reaching the goal of her ambition in becoming a trained nurse, for which she is working. (9 Jul 1908)


Clint FENTERS

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:
-Clint FENTERS, a young man from Atica, Ind., is working for Mr. GRANT in the Bakery. Mr. FENTERS is a first class Clarionette player and has secured the situation through Prof. CLARK. He is also a first-class baker and will be a great help to Mr. GRANT in his increasing trade in the Bakery, as well as to Mr. CLARK in the Band. If more of our business men would follow the same example we would have a Band equaled by none in the country. (9 Jul 1908)


Arthur C. MCCLENNEN

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 Roscommon, Saturday, July 11th., Arthur C. McCLENNEN, the veteran printer, about 72 years of age. He was well known here, having worked on the Northern Democrat for Joe PATTERSON. (16 Jul 1908)


Jacob TRUAX

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:
-Jacob TRUAX was down from his farm on the North Branch the first of the week feeling happy over the outlook. He has his big barns finished and his sheep and lambs doing as well as he could wish. He is made glad just now by the presence of his sister and mother from Lansing, the latter of whom is over 80 years of age and can show our young ladies how to do a days work, or pick a bushel of buckleberries. (16 Jul 1908)


John RANKIN

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.
John RANKIN gave in his resignation Tuesday. He has been in the employ of Dr. UNDERHILL, six years to a day. We will all miss him. (16 Jul 1908)


Elizabeth SALLING

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 Elizabeth SALLING, who graduated last month in the course of music and drawing at the Ferris Institute is visiting this week at Standish. She has already an opportunity of accepting a desirable position as teacher if she chooses to accept. (23 Jul 1908)


William SMITH

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:
-William SMITH, a farmer living near Hardgrove is charged with a felonious assault on a little girl. His examination was held last Monday before Justice NIEDERER, and he was held for trial at the next term of the Circuit Court, with bail for his appearance fixed at $500.00, which has not yet been furnished. (23 Jul 1908)

-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 case of the People vs. William SMITH, assault with intent to commit the crime of rape was stubbornly contested, and given to the Jury at 2 P. M. Tuesday. At 10:30 the Jury were called in and reported that they were unable to agree, and were discharged. The prisoner was remanded to the custody of the sheriff, and yesterday was let go on his personal recognizance for his appearance at the next term of court for trial. (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. William SMITH, Rape. This case was tried at the last term, and resulted in a disagreement of the jury. Being satisfied that a conviction could not be secured, a Nolle Prose, was entered. (14 Jan 1909)


H. G. BENEDICT

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:
-H. G. BENEDICT of Beaver Creek was called to Hillsdale county last week, by the serious illness of his sister, living at North Adams. (23 Jul 1908)


Ole 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:
-Ole JOHNSON is home from the M. A. C., for the summer vacation. He has completed his first year in the engineering course and is well pleased with the place and with his work. (23 Jul 1908)


Wm. GRANGER

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. GRANGER of New Orleans has been visiting his relatives, the CORWIN family here this week. Mrs. CORWIN will accompany him on his way home as far as Noxepater, Tenn., where her daughter, now Mrs. Celia GRANGER resides, and will visit with her through the winter. (27 Aug 1908)


Chas. PILLSBURY

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. PILLSBURY, who is the boss farmer for John RASMUSSON at Johannesburg this year came down Sunday for a visit. He reports 30 acres of oats and 20 acres of potatoes, that will take the blue ribbon from anything in the state. (30 Jul 1908)


Edith BARNES

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 Edith BARNES of Canada is visiting her cousin, Mrs. A. DUYREE. (6 Aug 1908)


Louis C. MYERS

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:
-Louis C. MYERS of Roscommon, who has been a type in this office for the past two years is a candidate for the office of Probate Judge in that county. He will know after the primary election whether he will run or not, as he has a strong competitor that will make it a hot race. (6 Aug 1908)


Karl PAETZKE

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:
-Karl PAETZKE of Detroit has been in the county this week visiting old friends and looking after his old farm house. (13 Aug 1908)


John CORWIN

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 Francelia WINGARD and brother, Willie are enjoying a visit this week at the home of their uncle, John CORWIN, near Roscommon. (13 Aug 1908)


Charles AUSTIN

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. Charles AUSTIN a twelve pound girl. (27 Aug 1908)


Rev. John J. RIESS

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. John J. RIESS, formerly assistant to St. Joseph's Church at West Branch, has been appointed by Rt. Rev. H. J. RICHTER D. D., bishop of Grand Rapids, as acting Pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Grayling. He will also have charge of the surrounding missions of Roscommon, Frederic, Lewiston and Johannesburg. Father RIESS will reside here permanently and attend the surrounding missions from this parish. (10 Sep 1908)


Edmond DYER

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 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.
After the call of the calendar the case of the People vs. Edmond DYER charged with rape, was called, and he being without means or counsel C. J. CUNNINGHAM was appointed by the court to defend him. The case was submitted to the jury just at the time of adjournment, but they were out but a few minutes, before the judge had left the court house, and rendered a verdict of guilty as charged. The prisoner was remanded to the custody of the sheriff to await sentence, which was pronounced yesterday. A minimum of four years with maximum of eight and recommendation of six years in the State Prison at Ionia. (10 Sep 1908)


Ethel AYERS

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 Saturday evening Miss Ethel AYERS was greatly surprised by eighteen of her friends and teachers, who gave her a party at the home of Mrs. Wm. McNEVIN. Dancing and cards used up the early part of the vening and after a dainty lunch, "Beans" made a very interesting game at which Francis REAGAN took the prize. As it was then time for the train, the merry crowd escorted her to the depot, which she left for her home in Bay City. A very pretty emerald set ring was given to her as a farewell gift from her many friends who were sorry to see her leave. She will always have a hearty welcome as long as they reside in Grayling. (17 Sep 1908)


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