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

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George HORTON

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 four year old girl of George HORTON of Frederic set fire to her clothing in some way Monday evening and was terribly burned so that life was despaired of for awhile, but it is now reported that she may recover. Her mother was severely burned on her hands and arms in her efforts to subdue the flames. (18 Feb 1909)

-FREDERIC FREAKS.
Born-To Mr. and Mrs. Geo. HORTON a daughter. (27 May 1909)

-FREDERIC FREAKS.
Cleo HORTON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. HORTON is sick with Cholera Morbus caused from eating watermelon. (22 Jul 1909)


Henry VANAMBURG

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:
-CARD OF THANKS.
The family of the late Henry VanAMBURG wish to express their thanks to the neighbors and friends who have so kindly assisted them through the long years of their father's helplessness, and suffering, and for the sympathy extended at the final obsequies. (25 Feb 1909)

-DIED-At his home in this village, Friday Feb. 19, Henry Van AMBURG, aged 66 years. Deceased was stricken with paralysis about ten years ago and has been a helpless invalid ever since. He was born in Nova, Oakland County, May 30, 1843, and later lived in Brighton, Mich., moved from there to St. Helens, and came to Grayling about 17 years ago, residing here ever since, until he passed away on Friday evening last at 6:45 p.m. His end was peaceful. He is survived by two sons, three daughters and five brothers to mourn his loss. The funeral services were held at the M. P. church, Rev. CUNNINGHAM officiating. (25 Feb 1909)


Selma CHRISTENSON

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:
-Selma CHRISTENSON, aged 19, was killed, and his young sister had both legs broken in a runaway near Oscoda last week. (4 Mar 1909)


W. MARTIN

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. F. FREELAND secured the glad news Saturday that Mr. and Mrs. W. MARTIN, former residents here has a fine boy born, March 4th 1909 and that all was doing fine. (11 Mar 1909)


R. LEITZ

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. R. LEITZ has opened a tailor shop, over Lewis & Co's drug store where he will be glad to meet prospective customers and show work and styles. He will tell more about it later. (11 Mar 1909)


Wm. H. SINGER

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:
-HORRIBLE CRIME AT WOLVERINE.
When Mrs. Morris POTTER who lives on the outskirts of Wolverine was returning home from church last Friday night was attacked by a man in a field which she had to cross to reach her home. She made several attempts to get away but all in vain as her assailant was too strong for her. In the struggle her underclothing was completely torn off from her and she sustained several injuries.
She was so badly beaten that her face was almost unrecognizable the next morning.
She lay for sometime in the snow unconscious, but after regaining consciousness managed to get home, but was unable to speak until the next day, when she was able to tell that the miscreant was Wm. H. SINGER, a boy of fifteen years who lives in Wolverine.
Marshal PETERSON was called to the scene of action and found rubber eraser with the initials carved on it W. H. s., a small picture of Mrs. J. HILLIER and Miss Nina WELCOME, together with two buttons which she tore from his coat in the struggle.
Mrs. POTTER is in a very serious condition owing to the fact that the stork is soon to visit.
When it was brought to light that young SINGER was the lad that had committed such a crime people could hardly believe that a boy of this age would do such a horrible thing, but after Sheriff CLUTE arrested him he acknowledged his guilt and also that a few night before he had attempted a similar attack on Miss May GOODMAN, a young lady living on the east side of town. - Otsego County Times. (25 Mar 1909)


May GOODMAN

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:
-HORRIBLE CRIME AT WOLVERINE.
When Mrs. Morris POTTER who lives on the outskirts of Wolverine was returning home from church last Friday night was attacked by a man in a field which she had to cross to reach her home. She made several attempts to get away but all in vain as her assailant was too strong for her. In the struggle her underclothing was completely torn off from her and she sustained several injuries.
She was so badly beaten that her face was almost unrecognizable the next morning.
She lay for sometime in the snow unconscious, but after regaining consciousness managed to get home, but was unable to speak until the next day, when she was able to tell that the miscreant was Wm. H. SINGER, a boy of fifteen years who lives in Wolverine.
Marshal PETERSON was called to the scene of action and found rubber eraser with the initials carved on it W. H. s., a small picture of Mrs. J. HILLIER and Miss Nina WELCOME, together with two buttons which she tore from his coat in the struggle.
Mrs. POTTER is in a very serious condition owing to the fact that the stork is soon to visit.
When it was brought to light that young SINGER was the lad that had committed such a crime people could hardly believe that a boy of this age would do such a horrible thing, but after Sheriff CLUTE arrested him he acknowledged his guilt and also that a few night before he had attempted a similar attack on Miss May GOODMAN, a young lady living on the east side of town. - Otsego County Times. (25 Mar 1909)


FUNK

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 small child of Mr. FUNK wa buried last week. (25 Mar 1909)


S. NISELEY

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.
S. NISELEY was called to Caro by the serious illness of his nephew. (25 Mar 1909)


Verna BIGGS

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 surprise party was given at the home of Miss Verna BIGGS March 20, in honor of her 9th birthday. All had an enjoyable time. (25 Mar 1909)


Florence COUNTRYMAN

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:
-Florence COUNTRYMAN left last Friday afternoon for the Ferris Institute where she will attend this term. (25 Mar 1909)


Theon R. DECKROW

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 readers have undoubtedly noticed during the last week that an endurance test under direction of the U. S. A., of an 1800 mile walk, from Saulte Ste. Marie in the U. P., to Gulfport, Miss., was about finished by T. R. DECKROW, a member of the U. S. A. Signal Corps, the only one of the five who started in January, and who had five days in which to make the 128 miles from Mobile to Gulfport. this is our Grayling boy, Theon DECKROW, and Grayling boys always "get there." (1 Apr 1909)


Harry OAKS

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:
-Harry OAKS, who worked here for some time in C. J. HATHAWAY's store has now accepted a position in Mayo Bro's Jewelry store at Battle Creek, Mich. (8 Apr 1909)


Rev. Victor J. HUFTON

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 Sunday morning the M. E. Congregation was greeted by Rev. Victor J. HUFTON, who came here to succeed Rev. E. G. JOHNSON who left last week. He is welcome and we hope he will stay with us and continue his good work and stay longer than he anticipates staying, which is this month. His sermons Sunday were greatly enjoyed by all his congregation. (8 Apr 1909)


Wm. BIGHAM

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-To Mr. and Mrs. Wm. BIGHAM, a son. (8 Apr 1909)


Conrad HOWSE

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-To Mr. and Mrs. Conrad HOWSE, a son. (15 Apr 1909)


Wm. JENSON

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. JENSON, a former resident of here, but now of Coeur Dalene, Idaho in renewing his subscription to the AVALANCHE, says that they greatly enjoy reading the news from their old home town. (15 Apr 1909)


Thos. MCELROY

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.
Thos. McELROY is the deputy game warden. Short fish won't go this season. Tom arrested one man the first day. the fish was to short at one end. (22 Apr 1909)


H. W. JANAES

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. W. JANAES of Chicago has arrived here with a fine team and outfit for farm work, and his family, and is now on his land in Beaver Creek to stay. He will be remembered as the first manager of Dr. MONTGOMERY's farm, and is a welcome addition to our population. (13 May 1909)


Vina LUCK

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 Vina LUCK lately of the Chicago Concert Trio will give instruction in singing in this place every Tuesday. this affords an unusual opportunity for those wishing the services of an experienced vocal teacher. For particulars and terms inquire of Miss Anna MEILSTRUP. (13 May 1909)


Arthur KEENE

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 AMIDON is boarding Arthur KEENE of Beaver Creek, who is awaiting examination for the desertation of his wife. He was taken tramping through three feet of snow west of Higgins Lake, but a little thing like that does not stop the sheriff when he is on the track. (17 Feb 1910)


Joseph LABEEF

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 McKay House will change management next Tuesday, Mr. Joseph LaBEEF of Tuscola Co., having rented it for a year. He comes well recommended as a boniface and we trust will prove a success. (27 May 1909)

-We note the following business changes in the village this week, Silas BODY has taken possession of the south side grocery store, which he bought of W. LOVE. He is putting in a first class stock and we predict success for his enterprise. Simon CIVERA succeeds N. P. MICHELSON as landlord in the Manistee House and J. LaBEEF succeeds, McMAHON in the McKAY house. We hear that MICHELSON will go to Nellsville, the new town of Michelson & Sons Lumber Co., while McMAHON remains in Grayling. (3 Jun 1909)

-Joseph LaBEEF, proprieter of the McKay House, was called to Saginaw Saturday by the death of his sister, of that place. (1 Jul 1909)


P. BURKE

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. P. BURKE, a daughter. (27 May 1909)


Simon CIVERA

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:
-We note the following business changes in the village this week, Silas BODY has taken possession of the south side grocery store, which he bought of W. LOVE. He is putting in a first class stock and we predict success for his enterprise. Simon CIVERA succeeds N. P. MICHELSON as landlord in the Manistee House and J. LaBEEF succeeds, McMAHON in the McKAY house. We hear that MICHELSON will go to Nellsville, the new town of Michelson & Sons Lumber Co., while McMAHON remains in Grayling. (3 Jun 1909)


John LAROCGUE

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 Thursday afternoon Dr. INSLEY Coroner was telephoned from South Branch on account of the sudden death of John LaROCGUE, at his farm near the Pearsoll schoolhouse. The Dr. and sheriff, drove down in his auto and learned that Mr. LaROCGUE had gone to work in the fields in the morning same as usual, making no complaint of being ill, about 9:30 when it began to rain he went to the house and apparently laid down to rest. At noon he was called for dinner but did not respond and later was found dead. He had been troubled with stomach during the past winter and had received treatment at a hospital in Saginaw but of late was not heard to complain of any illness. He came to this place from Quebec a number of years ago when lumbering was at it's heighth and had always been an ardent woodsmen until a couple of years ago when he purchased a farm to which he has since devoted his time. The officers made arrangements for his funeral, finding that he had ready means to defray the expenses, and will report to the Judge of Probate, in the mean time tyring to locate his family or friends if they may be found. (3 Jun 1909)

-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 12th day of October A. D. 1909.
Present: Hon. Wellington BATTERSON, Judge of Probate.
In the matter of the estate of John LEROCQUE, deceased.
Edward A. GAFFNEY having filed in said court his petition praying that the administration of said estate be granted to Joseph J. ROYCE or some other suitable person.
It is ordered, That the 4th day of November A. D. 1909, 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,
Judge of Probate.
A true copy:
WELLINGTON BATTERSON,
oct14-3w Judge of Probate. (14 Oct 1909)


Henry KIDD

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.
Henry KIDD left Thursday to join his wife in Denver, Colorado who went about two months ago. (10 Jun 1909)


Richard LEOPARD

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 inspecting the road on a handcar last Sunday, Richard LEOPARD was instantly killed and John ZORAN was seriously injured when a Michigan Central freight train struck them near West Branch. Others of the section gang on the handcar escaped unhurt. The handcar was wrecked. Mr. LEOPARD will be remembered by his many friends here having been section foreman in this yard for some time. (17 Jun 1909)

-About twenty members of the Grayling Lodge I. O. O. F. went to West Branch Tuesday to attend the funeral of Richard LEOPARD who was killed at that place by the cars, last Sunday. He was formerly a resident of this village and a member of this lodge. (17 Jun 1909)


R. D. SHANNON

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.
R. D. SHANNON received the sad news of his uncles death a few days ago. While the news was sad, there was some consolation to know that Mr. SHANNON was remembered with a nice sum of money. (17 Jun 1909)


Ironie 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:
-HARDGROVE HAPPENINGS.
Born-To Mr. and Mrs. Ironie JOHNSON, a daughter. (17 Jun 1909)


Laura SIMPSON

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 Laura SIMPSON is home from her school at Benton Harbor, where she has been teaching the past year, and will be again for the next. Her home coming is always welcome by many friends aside from the family. (24 Jun 1909)


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