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

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James 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:
-CORRESPONDENCE.
FREDERICVILLE, DECEMBER 26, 1881.-
EDITOR AVALANCHE:-A very enjoyable affair came off at the house of Jas. COLLEN, of this township, in the shape of a Christmast dinner and Oyster supper in the evening. The company consisted of Jas. COLLEN and family, his daughter and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel SHAW and their child, T. A. DEAN and family, A. F. BRADLEY from the plains, and several others, numbering in all 23 souls. The writer was a participant and unhesitatingly pronounces it a success in every sense of the word, and only prays for many returns of the happy occasion. Full justice was done to the bounteous repast, not omiting that time-honored dish, an English plum pudding. It was also the eight anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. COLLEN. (6 Jan 1882)

-Mr. James COLLEN died at his home near Fredericville, Tuesday Jan. 13th. He was an active business man and will be missed by the community where he lived. (15 Jan 1885)

-Mrs. James COLLEN of Fredericville, lost a child by death, last Sunday, from diptheria. (12 Nov 1885)

-DIED-Monday, Jan'y 4, 1886, of diptheria, Bertie, only child of Mrs. James Collen, of Frederic, aged eight years. (7 Jan 1886)

-FREDERICVILLE ITEMS.
Mrs. Barbara COLLEN has been called to part from her only child. Bertie, her only son is dead. One year ago, her husband, the late James COLLEN, left her in charge of her two children. During the last autumn she moved into our village from her farm, that she might have better school facilities for her children. Soon Lillie, her eldest, sickened and died, and now her last one has left her a childless widow. Every aid that sympathizing friends could extend, was freely bestowed; but such aid though thankfully received, is powerless to alleviate the woes of a heart-stricken wife and mother. The serious, solid, uncompromising fact remains, that she is bereft of her loved ones, which no sympathy can restore. (4 Feb 1886)


Barbara

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-Monday, Jan'y 4, 1886, of diptheria, Bertie, only child of Mrs. James Collen, of Frederic, aged eight years. (7 Jan 1886)

-FREDERICVILLE ITEMS.
Mrs. Barbara COLLEN has been called to part from her only child. Bertie, her only son is dead. One year ago, her husband, the late James COLLEN, left her in charge of her two children. During the last autumn she moved into our village from her farm, that she might have better school facilities for her children. Soon Lillie, her eldest, sickened and died, and now her last one has left her a childless widow. Every aid that sympathizing friends could extend, was freely bestowed; but such aid though thankfully received, is powerless to alleviate the woes of a heart-stricken wife and mother. The serious, solid, uncompromising fact remains, that she is bereft of her loved ones, which no sympathy can restore. (4 Feb 1886)


Lillie 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:
-Mrs. James COLLEN of Fredericville, lost a child by death, last Sunday, from diptheria. (12 Nov 1885)

-FREDERICVILLE ITEMS.
Mrs. Barbara COLLEN has been called to part from her only child. Bertie, her only son is dead. One year ago, her husband, the late James COLLEN, left her in charge of her two children. During the last autumn she moved into our village from her farm, that she might have better school facilities for her children. Soon Lillie, her eldest, sickened and died, and now her last one has left her a childless widow. Every aid that sympathizing friends could extend, was freely bestowed; but such aid though thankfully received, is powerless to alleviate the woes of a heart-stricken wife and mother. The serious, solid, uncompromising fact remains, that she is bereft of her loved ones, which no sympathy can restore. (4 Feb 1886)


Bertie 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:
-DIED-Monday, Jan'y 4, 1886, of diptheria, Bertie, only child of Mrs. James Collen, of Frederic, aged eight years. (7 Jan 1886)

-FREDERICVILLE ITEMS.
Mrs. Barbara COLLEN has been called to part from her only child. Bertie, her only son is dead. One year ago, her husband, the late James COLLEN, left her in charge of her two children. During the last autumn she moved into our village from her farm, that she might have better school facilities for her children. Soon Lillie, her eldest, sickened and died, and now her last one has left her a childless widow. Every aid that sympathizing friends could extend, was freely bestowed; but such aid though thankfully received, is powerless to alleviate the woes of a heart-stricken wife and mother. The serious, solid, uncompromising fact remains, that she is bereft of her loved ones, which no sympathy can restore. (4 Feb 1886)


James A. DURYEE

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 Nunda, Livingstone county, N. Y., Dec. 31, 1881, after a brief illness of one week, at the residence of her mother, Mrs. John HUGHES, Mrs. Mary DURYEE, wife of James A. DURYEE, of Center Plains, Crawford county, Mich., aged 26 years.
She leaves a husband, a little girl, and numerous friends to mourn her loss. Her husband and friends of Center Plains were watching and waiting for her return in the spring, but death stepped in and claimed her as his victim.
Dearest mary, thou hast left us,
And thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hast bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal. (19 Jan 1882)

-Time is passing and so are the first settlers in this county. Talking of the early days with Judge BATTERSON and James DURYEE, who located here in 1878, we could only recall an even dozen who were here at that time and three of these were but kids. there are probably a few more, but not many. (27 Feb 1908)


Mary

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 Nunda, Livingstone county, N. Y., Dec. 31, 1881, after a brief illness of one week, at the residence of her mother, Mrs. John HUGHES, Mrs. Mary DURYEE, wife of James A. DURYEE, of Center Plains, Crawford county, Mich., aged 26 years.
She leaves a husband, a little girl, and numerous friends to mourn her loss. Her husband and friends of Center Plains were watching and waiting for her return in the spring, but death stepped in and claimed her as his victim.
Dearest mary, thou hast left us,
And thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hast bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal. (19 Jan 1882)


Mrs. John HUGHES

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 Nunda, Livingstone county, N. Y., Dec. 31, 1881, after a brief illness of one week, at the residence of her mother, Mrs. John HUGHES, Mrs. Mary DURYEE, wife of James A. DURYEE, of Center Plains, Crawford county, Mich., aged 26 years.
She leaves a husband, a little girl, and numerous friends to mourn her loss. Her husband and friends of Center Plains were watching and waiting for her return in the spring, but death stepped in and claimed her as his victim.
Dearest mary, thou hast left us,
And thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hast bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal. (19 Jan 1882)


Luther A. 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:
-Messrs. Edgar and Walter SLAYTER, of Genesee county, brothers-in-law to Luther A. SMITH, of Grove township, lately pruchased a 30x60 foot lot on Michigan avenue of J. M. JONES, on which they intend erecting a fine, commodious store building next spring. (19 Jan 1882)

-Mr. H. E. SMITH, of Clinton county, has been visiting his son, Mr. L. A. SMITH, of Grove township, for the past week. He has looked over this section pretty thoroughly and is well pleased with the country, so much so that he is contemplating the purchase of land here for another son. (24 Aug 1882)

-Luther A. SMITH, of this county, has been granted a pension. (23 Apr 1891)


Mrs. Luther A. 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:
-MAPLE FOREST ITEMS.
Mrs. A. H. TOWSLEY, of Grayling is the guest of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Luther SMITH. (29 Aug 1889)


H. E. 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:
-Mr. H. E. SMITH, of Clinton county, has been visiting his son, Mr. L. A. SMITH, of Grove township, for the past week. He has looked over this section pretty thoroughly and is well pleased with the country, so much so that he is contemplating the purchase of land here for another son. (24 Aug 1882)

-MAPLE FOREST ITEMS.
Mrs. A. H. TOWSLEY, of Grayling is the guest of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Luther SMITH. (29 Aug 1889)


John L. CLARK

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Grayling, Crawford, MI:
name - John CLARK
a.26
b.Dec 1873 in OH
occupation - Laborer in Saw Mill
f.b.Germany
m.b.Germany

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:
-MARRIED.
At the M. P. Church in Grayling, on Tuesday evening September 3rd, Mr. John CLARK and Miss Lucy SHELLENGERGER, both of Grayling.
After the ceremony, a few invited friends met at the house of the bride's mother and feasted on good things. All join in wishing the happy couple a prosperous journey through life. Rev. J. J. WILLETS officiated. (5 Sep 1895)

-Died-At the residence of her son in this village. Friday, Sept. 25th., Margaret CLARK, age 72 years. Mrs. CLARK had been a resident here for 15 years and for several years has been in delicate health, following an attack of typhoid pneumonia, and at times seemed mentally unbalanced, but more especially since the death of her husband. Every possible care has been given her by her sons. Charles S., and John L. CLARK, with constant watchfulness, though no mania was exhibited, but great mental depression, until at last, being left alone for a few moments she ended the struggle by strangulation. her body was laid to rest on Saturday by the side of her husband in Elmwood cemetery. (1 Oct 1908)


Lucy SHELLENBARGER

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 Lucy SHELLENBARGER, a little lady of seven summers, has our thanks for a large, clear stick of gum, made by her. As it will prove to be a rich treat to some of our friends in the souther part of the State, we have "shipped" it to that locality. May their "jaws" never know weariness. (2 Feb 1882)

-Miss Lucy SHELLENBERGER closed a very successful term of school in district No. 2, Grayling township, last week. (4 Jul 1895)

-MARRIED.
At the M. P. Church in Grayling, on Tuesday evening September 3rd, Mr. John CLARK and Miss Lucy SHELLENGERGER, both of Grayling.
After the ceremony, a few invited friends met at the house of the bride's mother and feasted on good things. All join in wishing the happy couple a prosperous journey through life. Rev. J. J. WILLETS officiated. (5 Sep 1895)

-Last Thursday, after long months of suffering, Mrs. Lucy CLARK, NEE SHELLENBARGER, laid down the life which had become a burden, and entered into rest. She was buried Saturday. The funeral at the M. E. Church was largely attended. (9 Sep 1897)

-OBITUARY.
Clarrisa J. WEST was born in Tuscarawa Co., Ohio, Oct. 11, 1848. She was united in marriage to Nicholas SHELLENBARGER in 1863. To this union was born six children three sons and three daughters. All three daughters preceeded her to the care of her Savior, two in infancy, and one, Mrs. John CLARK, at the age of twenty-five years.
She quietly passed away Saturday night, Sept. 1st, 1906, aged 58 years, 11 months and 10 days. She leaves three sons, one adopted son, eight grand-children, two brothers, and a host of friends to mourn her loss, but their loss is her eternal gain. She gave her heart to God when quite young and she has always lived a faithful worker for her Master. She was a member of the Ladies G. A. R. Circle. She was a kind and devoted wife, a loving mother, a true and noble friend, always ready to lend a helping hand to all who were in need. Although she was a constant sufferer and confined to her bed for five months, she never complained but said, "Thy will be done Oh Lord." (6 Sep 1906)


ROY

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:
-FROZEN TO DEATH.
On Thursday, Jan. 24th, a sad case of freezing, by which a young man gave up his life and another one nearly so, took place in the woods in the township of Maple Forest.
The facts in the case, as near as we can glean, are these:
They were two sons of a Mrs. ROY, a widow lady who lives about six miles north of Forest, and were aged respectively seventeen and thirteen years. On the day above mentioned they each shouldered a gun and started out into the woods for a day's hunt. On not returning at night fall, the lone mother's heart was filled with sad forebodings that all was not right with her two beloved and idolized sons, but still she tried to console herself with the thought that they would still, at almost any minute, make their appearance. the hours were long, lonely and agonizing to the heart of that saed and loving mother. The night wore on, daylight appeared - but not her boys. The poor mother was now frantic with grief!
It was not long after daylight appeared before kind and sympathizing friends and neighbors heard the story. Mr. Louis SCHIEB and Mr. Dan. BLOSSNIER immediately prepared themselves and started out on the mission of finding the two missing lads, be they alive or be they dead. They were unsuccessful until about the hour of noon, when they were discovered - the older (Bruce ROY) calmly sleeping in that sleep that knows no awaking until the judgment day, and the younger still retaining the breath of life, though feeble and about ready to take its flight. The two gentlemen immediately took steps to revive the young lad, and after a constant chafing of some time, etc., their efforts were crowned with success. The poor boy would probably have given up his life long before found but for a big dog which accompanied them. The faithful animal had stretched himself out on the little fellow's breast, and thereby kept sufficient warmth in him to keep him alive until found and cared for by rough but kind and gentle hands. Dear old dog, may thou always have a warm kennel, be well fed and kindly cared for, for thou art deserving!
The day in question, it will be remembered, was a very wet one - it beginning to rain quite early in the morning and not ceasing until evening; at which time a strong north wind sprung up and it rapidly grew colder. The young men were of course "drenched to the skin" as it were; and, being lost, wet, fatigued, hungry, not knowning whether they were near habitation of miles away, and having no matches wherewith to start a fire, they undoubtedly became discouraged and disheartened, and laid themselves down, not caring whether they lived or died.
A very feeling and touching sermon over the remains of the one who gave up his life was preached by the Rev. Mr. PUTMAN, of this city, at the hour of 2 o'clock in the afternoon of Sunday at the school house in Forest, and the ceremonies were attended by a large concourse of sympathizing friends, The remains were interred in the "silent city" near the school house.


Mrs. Roy

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:
-FROZEN TO DEATH.
On Thursday, Jan. 24th, a sad case of freezing, by which a young man gave up his life and another one nearly so, took place in the woods in the township of Maple Forest.
The facts in the case, as near as we can glean, are these:
They were two sons of a Mrs. ROY, a widow lady who lives about six miles north of Forest, and were aged respectively seventeen and thirteen years. On the day above mentioned they each shouldered a gun and started out into the woods for a day's hunt. On not returning at night fall, the lone mother's heart was filled with sad forebodings that all was not right with her two beloved and idolized sons, but still she tried to console herself with the thought that they would still, at almost any minute, make their appearance. the hours were long, lonely and agonizing to the heart of that saed and loving mother. The night wore on, daylight appeared - but not her boys. The poor mother was now frantic with grief!
It was not long after daylight appeared before kind and sympathizing friends and neighbors heard the story. Mr. Louis SCHIEB and Mr. Dan. BLOSSNIER immediately prepared themselves and started out on the mission of finding the two missing lads, be they alive or be they dead. They were unsuccessful until about the hour of noon, when they were discovered - the older (Bruce ROY) calmly sleeping in that sleep that knows no awaking until the judgment day, and the younger still retaining the breath of life, though feeble and about ready to take its flight. The two gentlemen immediately took steps to revive the young lad, and after a constant chafing of some time, etc., their efforts were crowned with success. The poor boy would probably have given up his life long before found but for a big dog which accompanied them. The faithful animal had stretched himself out on the little fellow's breast, and thereby kept sufficient warmth in him to keep him alive until found and cared for by rough but kind and gentle hands. Dear old dog, may thou always have a warm kennel, be well fed and kindly cared for, for thou art deserving!
The day in question, it will be remembered, was a very wet one - it beginning to rain quite early in the morning and not ceasing until evening; at which time a strong north wind sprung up and it rapidly grew colder. The young men were of course "drenched to the skin" as it were; and, being lost, wet, fatigued, hungry, not knowning whether they were near habitation of miles away, and having no matches wherewith to start a fire, they undoubtedly became discouraged and disheartened, and laid themselves down, not caring whether they lived or died.
A very feeling and touching sermon over the remains of the one who gave up his life was preached by the Rev. Mr. PUTMAN, of this city, at the hour of 2 o'clock in the afternoon of Sunday at the school house in Forest, and the ceremonies were attended by a large concourse of sympathizing friends, The remains were interred in the "silent city" near the school house.


Bruce ROY

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:
-FROZEN TO DEATH.
On Thursday, Jan. 24th, a sad case of freezing, by which a young man gave up his life and another one nearly so, took place in the woods in the township of Maple Forest.
The facts in the case, as near as we can glean, are these:
They were two sons of a Mrs. ROY, a widow lady who lives about six miles north of Forest, and were aged respectively seventeen and thirteen years. On the day above mentioned they each shouldered a gun and started out into the woods for a day's hunt. On not returning at night fall, the lone mother's heart was filled with sad forebodings that all was not right with her two beloved and idolized sons, but still she tried to console herself with the thought that they would still, at almost any minute, make their appearance. the hours were long, lonely and agonizing to the heart of that saed and loving mother. The night wore on, daylight appeared - but not her boys. The poor mother was now frantic with grief!
It was not long after daylight appeared before kind and sympathizing friends and neighbors heard the story. Mr. Louis SCHIEB and Mr. Dan. BLOSSNIER immediately prepared themselves and started out on the mission of finding the two missing lads, be they alive or be they dead. They were unsuccessful until about the hour of noon, when they were discovered - the older (Bruce ROY) calmly sleeping in that sleep that knows no awaking until the judgment day, and the younger still retaining the breath of life, though feeble and about ready to take its flight. The two gentlemen immediately took steps to revive the young lad, and after a constant chafing of some time, etc., their efforts were crowned with success. The poor boy would probably have given up his life long before found but for a big dog which accompanied them. The faithful animal had stretched himself out on the little fellow's breast, and thereby kept sufficient warmth in him to keep him alive until found and cared for by rough but kind and gentle hands. Dear old dog, may thou always have a warm kennel, be well fed and kindly cared for, for thou art deserving!
The day in question, it will be remembered, was a very wet one - it beginning to rain quite early in the morning and not ceasing until evening; at which time a strong north wind sprung up and it rapidly grew colder. The young men were of course "drenched to the skin" as it were; and, being lost, wet, fatigued, hungry, not knowning whether they were near habitation of miles away, and having no matches wherewith to start a fire, they undoubtedly became discouraged and disheartened, and laid themselves down, not caring whether they lived or died.
A very feeling and touching sermon over the remains of the one who gave up his life was preached by the Rev. Mr. PUTMAN, of this city, at the hour of 2 o'clock in the afternoon of Sunday at the school house in Forest, and the ceremonies were attended by a large concourse of sympathizing friends, The remains were interred in the "silent city" near the school house.

-FREDERICVILLE.
Dr. DERBY reports the death from exposure and exhaustion of Brewster ROY, aged seventeen, and serious injury to a younger brother, aged twelve, occasioned by laying out last Thursday night, by getting lost while on a hunt. (2 Feb 1882)


ROY

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:
-FROZEN TO DEATH.
On Thursday, Jan. 24th, a sad case of freezing, by which a young man gave up his life and another one nearly so, took place in the woods in the township of Maple Forest.
The facts in the case, as near as we can glean, are these:
They were two sons of a Mrs. ROY, a widow lady who lives about six miles north of Forest, and were aged respectively seventeen and thirteen years. On the day above mentioned they each shouldered a gun and started out into the woods for a day's hunt. On not returning at night fall, the lone mother's heart was filled with sad forebodings that all was not right with her two beloved and idolized sons, but still she tried to console herself with the thought that they would still, at almost any minute, make their appearance. the hours were long, lonely and agonizing to the heart of that saed and loving mother. The night wore on, daylight appeared - but not her boys. The poor mother was now frantic with grief!
It was not long after daylight appeared before kind and sympathizing friends and neighbors heard the story. Mr. Louis SCHIEB and Mr. Dan. BLOSSNIER immediately prepared themselves and started out on the mission of finding the two missing lads, be they alive or be they dead. They were unsuccessful until about the hour of noon, when they were discovered - the older (Bruce ROY) calmly sleeping in that sleep that knows no awaking until the judgment day, and the younger still retaining the breath of life, though feeble and about ready to take its flight. The two gentlemen immediately took steps to revive the young lad, and after a constant chafing of some time, etc., their efforts were crowned with success. The poor boy would probably have given up his life long before found but for a big dog which accompanied them. The faithful animal had stretched himself out on the little fellow's breast, and thereby kept sufficient warmth in him to keep him alive until found and cared for by rough but kind and gentle hands. Dear old dog, may thou always have a warm kennel, be well fed and kindly cared for, for thou art deserving!
The day in question, it will be remembered, was a very wet one - it beginning to rain quite early in the morning and not ceasing until evening; at which time a strong north wind sprung up and it rapidly grew colder. The young men were of course "drenched to the skin" as it were; and, being lost, wet, fatigued, hungry, not knowning whether they were near habitation of miles away, and having no matches wherewith to start a fire, they undoubtedly became discouraged and disheartened, and laid themselves down, not caring whether they lived or died.
A very feeling and touching sermon over the remains of the one who gave up his life was preached by the Rev. Mr. PUTMAN, of this city, at the hour of 2 o'clock in the afternoon of Sunday at the school house in Forest, and the ceremonies were attended by a large concourse of sympathizing friends, The remains were interred in the "silent city" near the school house.

-FREDERICVILLE.
Dr. DERBY reports the death from exposure and exhaustion of Brewster ROY, aged seventeen, and serious injury to a younger brother, aged twelve, occasioned by laying out last Thursday night, by getting lost while on a hunt. (2 Feb 1882)


WEIR

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. James WEIR from the Queens dominion, who has been making his brother, Rev. G. S. WEIR, a short visit, left for home last Tuesday. (1 Jan 1885)


Rev. G. S. WEIR

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. James WEIR from the Queens dominion, who has been making his brother, Rev. G. S. WEIR, a short visit, left for home last Tuesday. (1 Jan 1885)

-BORN-On the 22d inst., to Rev. G. S. and Mrs. WEIR, a daughter, weight 9 pounds. All doing well. We extend congratulations. (28 Jan 1886)


James WEIR

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. James WEIR from the Queens dominion, who has been making his brother, Rev. G. S. WEIR, a short visit, left for home last Tuesday. (1 Jan 1885)


Rev. Samuel WEIR

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. Samuel WEIR who was stationed at Otsego Lake, two years ago, and brother of Rev. G. S. WEIR, has just graduated from Garrett Bibical Institue with the degree of B. D. (9 Jun 1887)


Andrew CROFOOT

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 Lina CROFOOT, of Chesaning, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. J. M. JONES. ( 9 Feb 1882)

-Miss Lina CROFOOT, who has been stopping with her sister, Mrs. J. M. JONES, for some time, left for her home in Chesaning on Monday last. (6 Jul 1882)

-Mrs. J. M. JONES, of Grayling, is in town visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. CROFOOT, for a few days. - Chesaning Argus. (8 Dec 1887)

-Mrs. Andrew CROFOOT, of Chesaning, is visiting with her daughter, Mrs. J. M. JONES. (12 Feb 1891)

-FIFTIETH ANIVERSARY.
October 7th there was a family gathering of the CROFOOT family, at the residence of Andrew CROFOOT, to celebrate the golden wedding of Andrew and Mary CROFOOT, it being the 73d birthday also of Mrs. CROFOOT. There are four children, all of whom were present, Rosolvo, Rhinaldo and Lina CROFOOT, and Mrs. J. M. JONES, of Grayling, also three grand children. All partook of a bounteous repast at 12 p.m., visiting and talking of olden times took up the rest of the day. Mr. CROFOOT, thinking to let the day pass and not let old friends know of it, was somewhat surprised at half past eight in the evening to see so large a number of people come in with arms full of nice refreshments to help the family celebrate. News had come flying down from the far north, telling G. L. CHAPMAN of the occasion, and that was enough; he came in with a full force, and it was a complete surprise to all. Letters of congratulation were received during the day from Hugo and Hattie GRAEF and Vena JONES, from Minneapolis, all grand children. A dispatch was also received from a friend in Brooklyn with best wishes. A photo of Bob H. NASON, who is an old pioneer, was received and highly appreciated; a pair of gold glasses and shirt stud from Hattie and Hugo GRAEFF. Afte the party had all taken their departure for their several homes, the silver-locked couple were again surprised, by finding $10 in gold upon their dressing case.
"Tis sweet to be remembered by loving hearts, the affections of which crowns one with the new life and its loveliness. May their future pathway be easily traveled and lighted by the rays of knowledge which dispel all darkeness. The social visit throughout was all that it was wished to be. - Chesaning Argus. (15 Oct 1891)

-On last Friday evening, Mrs. J. M. JONES received a telegram stating that her father was not expected to live but a short time. The family left on the early morning train, but before they arrived his spirit had departed. The funeral took place on Monday and was attended by a large concourse of friends. (26 Apr 1894)

-PASSED OVER.
We clip the following paragraphs, relative to the death of Andrew Crofoot, father of Mrs. J. M. JONES, of this city, from the Chesaning Argus:
"By the death of Mr. Andrew CROFOOT, which occured Friday, April 20th, 1894, Chesaning has lost another of her pioneers. Mr. CROFOOT was born in Aurelius, N. Y., Dec. 23d, 1816, and was at the time of his death over 78 years of age. His parents moved to Painesville, Ohio, and that was Mr. CROFOOT's home - except two or three years residence in Warren, Ohio. - until his removal to Chesaning. On Oct. 7th, 1841, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary GREEN, of Calcutta, Ohio, who survives him.
For Thirty-nine years Mr. CROFOOT has been a resident of chesaning. He has been much respected by his fellow citizens for his sterling worth and integrity. He has been ever identified with the interests of Chesaning, and has seen the town grow from a new settlement, and all that implies to its present size. he has held offices of public trust, namely: that of supervisor in 1867, and treasurer in 1857 and 1864. His life has been an open book to all and he has by his honorable and upright life been an example that the young may well emulate. **** His death was not unexpected, for he had been ailing for some time. There are left to mourn the death of Mr. CROFOOT, his wife, who has been his companion for fifty-two years, and four children, R. W. CROFOOT, of Troy, Ohio; Mrs. Joseph JONES, of Grayling; Miss Lina CROFOOT, of Chesaning, and Rhinaldo CROFOOT, of Saginaw. Mrs. Reuben ANDRESS, his third child, departed this life a number of years ago.
The people of Chesaning will miss his cheerful presence and the family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in their sad affliction.
Three times during the year that is past has Death entered the CROFOOT family and taken first the youth, with life opening brightly before him, the infant who stayed just long enough to gain a fleeting glimpse of the mystery we call life, and last the aged, who knows all there is to life, and all are now united in the better country whence we are journeying.
The funeral was held at the residence Monday, April 23d, at 10 o'clock a.m. The services were conducted by Hon. L. V. MOULTON, of Grand Rapids. The floral offerings were many and elaborate, the "Gates Ajar," sent by the Spiritual Society, being particularly beautiful.
He was laid away in Wildwood where he has followed many of his friends and neighbors during the years that are past. The esteem and respect of the citizens of Chesaning for the deceased was manifested by the large attendance at the funeral and by the number of carriages that followed the remains to the cemetery." (17 May 1894)


Mary GREEN

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. Andrew CROFOOT, of Chesaning, is visiting with her daughter, Mrs. J. M. JONES. (12 Feb 1891)

-FIFTIETH ANIVERSARY.
October 7th there was a family gathering of the CROFOOT family, at the residence of Andrew CROFOOT, to celebrate the golden wedding of Andrew and Mary CROFOOT, it being the 73d birthday also of Mrs. CROFOOT. There are four children, all of whom were present, Rosolvo, Rhinaldo and Lina CROFOOT, and Mrs. J. M. JONES, of Grayling, also three grand children. All partook of a bounteous repast at 12 p.m., visiting and talking of olden times took up the rest of the day. Mr. CROFOOT, thinking to let the day pass and not let old friends know of it, was somewhat surprised at half past eight in the evening to see so large a number of people come in with arms full of nice refreshments to help the family celebrate. News had come flying down from the far north, telling G. L. CHAPMAN of the occasion, and that was enough; he came in with a full force, and it was a complete surprise to all. Letters of congratulation were received during the day from Hugo and Hattie GRAEF and Vena JONES, from Minneapolis, all grand children. A dispatch was also received from a friend in Brooklyn with best wishes. A photo of Bob H. NASON, who is an old pioneer, was received and highly appreciated; a pair of gold glasses and shirt stud from Hattie and Hugo GRAEFF. Afte the party had all taken their departure for their several homes, the silver-locked couple were again surprised, by finding $10 in gold upon their dressing case.
"Tis sweet to be remembered by loving hearts, the affections of which crowns one with the new life and its loveliness. May their future pathway be easily traveled and lighted by the rays of knowledge which dispel all darkeness. The social visit throughout was all that it was wished to be. - Chesaning Argus. (15 Oct 1891)

-PASSED OVER.
We clip the following paragraphs, relative to the death of Andrew Crofoot, father of Mrs. J. M. JONES, of this city, from the Chesaning Argus:
"By the death of Mr. Andrew CROFOOT, which occured Friday, April 20th, 1894, Chesaning has lost another of her pioneers. Mr. CROFOOT was born in Aurelius, N. Y., Dec. 23d, 1816, and was at the time of his death over 78 years of age. His parents moved to Painesville, Ohio, and that was Mr. CROFOOT's home - except two or three years residence in Warren, Ohio. - until his removal to Chesaning. On Oct. 7th, 1841, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary GREEN, of Calcutta, Ohio, who survives him.
For Thirty-nine years Mr. CROFOOT has been a resident of chesaning. He has been much respected by his fellow citizens for his sterling worth and integrity. He has been ever identified with the interests of Chesaning, and has seen the town grow from a new settlement, and all that implies to its present size. he has held offices of public trust, namely: that of supervisor in 1867, and treasurer in 1857 and 1864. His life has been an open book to all and he has by his honorable and upright life been an example that the young may well emulate. **** His death was not unexpected, for he had been ailing for some time. There are left to mourn the death of Mr. CROFOOT, his wife, who has been his companion for fifty-two years, and four children, R. W. CROFOOT, of Troy, Ohio; Mrs. Joseph JONES, of Grayling; Miss Lina CROFOOT, of Chesaning, and Rhinaldo CROFOOT, of Saginaw. Mrs. Reuben ANDRESS, his third child, departed this life a number of years ago.
The people of Chesaning will miss his cheerful presence and the family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in their sad affliction.
Three times during the year that is past has Death entered the CROFOOT family and taken first the youth, with life opening brightly before him, the infant who stayed just long enough to gain a fleeting glimpse of the mystery we call life, and last the aged, who knows all there is to life, and all are now united in the better country whence we are journeying.
The funeral was held at the residence Monday, April 23d, at 10 o'clock a.m. The services were conducted by Hon. L. V. MOULTON, of Grand Rapids. The floral offerings were many and elaborate, the "Gates Ajar," sent by the Spiritual Society, being particularly beautiful.
He was laid away in Wildwood where he has followed many of his friends and neighbors during the years that are past. The esteem and respect of the citizens of Chesaning for the deceased was manifested by the large attendance at the funeral and by the number of carriages that followed the remains to the cemetery." (17 May 1894)


Lina CROFOOT

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 Lina CROFOOT, of Chesaning, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. J. M. JONES. ( 9 Feb 1882)

-Miss Lina CROFOOT, who has been stopping with her sister, Mrs. J. M. JONES, for some time, left for her home in Chesaning on Monday last. (6 Jul 1882)

-FIFTIETH ANIVERSARY.
October 7th there was a family gathering of the CROFOOT family, at the residence of Andrew CROFOOT, to celebrate the golden wedding of Andrew and Mary CROFOOT, it being the 73d birthday also of Mrs. CROFOOT. There are four children, all of whom were present, Rosolvo, Rhinaldo and Lina CROFOOT, and Mrs. J. M. JONES, of Grayling, also three grand children. All partook of a bounteous repast at 12 p.m., visiting and talking of olden times took up the rest of the day. Mr. CROFOOT, thinking to let the day pass and not let old friends know of it, was somewhat surprised at half past eight in the evening to see so large a number of people come in with arms full of nice refreshments to help the family celebrate. News had come flying down from the far north, telling G. L. CHAPMAN of the occasion, and that was enough; he came in with a full force, and it was a complete surprise to all. Letters of congratulation were received during the day from Hugo and Hattie GRAEF and Vena JONES, from Minneapolis, all grand children. A dispatch was also received from a friend in Brooklyn with best wishes. A photo of Bob H. NASON, who is an old pioneer, was received and highly appreciated; a pair of gold glasses and shirt stud from Hattie and Hugo GRAEFF. Afte the party had all taken their departure for their several homes, the silver-locked couple were again surprised, by finding $10 in gold upon their dressing case.
"Tis sweet to be remembered by loving hearts, the affections of which crowns one with the new life and its loveliness. May their future pathway be easily traveled and lighted by the rays of knowledge which dispel all darkeness. The social visit throughout was all that it was wished to be. - Chesaning Argus. (15 Oct 1891)

-PASSED OVER.
We clip the following paragraphs, relative to the death of Andrew Crofoot, father of Mrs. J. M. JONES, of this city, from the Chesaning Argus:
"By the death of Mr. Andrew CROFOOT, which occured Friday, April 20th, 1894, Chesaning has lost another of her pioneers. Mr. CROFOOT was born in Aurelius, N. Y., Dec. 23d, 1816, and was at the time of his death over 78 years of age. His parents moved to Painesville, Ohio, and that was Mr. CROFOOT's home - except two or three years residence in Warren, Ohio. - until his removal to Chesaning. On Oct. 7th, 1841, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary GREEN, of Calcutta, Ohio, who survives him.
For Thirty-nine years Mr. CROFOOT has been a resident of chesaning. He has been much respected by his fellow citizens for his sterling worth and integrity. He has been ever identified with the interests of Chesaning, and has seen the town grow from a new settlement, and all that implies to its present size. he has held offices of public trust, namely: that of supervisor in 1867, and treasurer in 1857 and 1864. His life has been an open book to all and he has by his honorable and upright life been an example that the young may well emulate. **** His death was not unexpected, for he had been ailing for some time. There are left to mourn the death of Mr. CROFOOT, his wife, who has been his companion for fifty-two years, and four children, R. W. CROFOOT, of Troy, Ohio; Mrs. Joseph JONES, of Grayling; Miss Lina CROFOOT, of Chesaning, and Rhinaldo CROFOOT, of Saginaw. Mrs. Reuben ANDRESS, his third child, departed this life a number of years ago.
The people of Chesaning will miss his cheerful presence and the family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in their sad affliction.
Three times during the year that is past has Death entered the CROFOOT family and taken first the youth, with life opening brightly before him, the infant who stayed just long enough to gain a fleeting glimpse of the mystery we call life, and last the aged, who knows all there is to life, and all are now united in the better country whence we are journeying.
The funeral was held at the residence Monday, April 23d, at 10 o'clock a.m. The services were conducted by Hon. L. V. MOULTON, of Grand Rapids. The floral offerings were many and elaborate, the "Gates Ajar," sent by the Spiritual Society, being particularly beautiful.
He was laid away in Wildwood where he has followed many of his friends and neighbors during the years that are past. The esteem and respect of the citizens of Chesaning for the deceased was manifested by the large attendance at the funeral and by the number of carriages that followed the remains to the cemetery." (17 May 1894)


Rosolvo W. CROFOOT

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:
-R. W. CROFOOT, wife and daughter, of Chesaning, were in Grayling during the last week, making the family of J. M. JONES a visit. Mr. C. is a brother of Mrs. JONES. (8 Jul 1886)

-PASSED OVER.
We clip the following paragraphs, relative to the death of Andrew Crofoot, father of Mrs. J. M. JONES, of this city, from the Chesaning Argus:
"By the death of Mr. Andrew CROFOOT, which occured Friday, April 20th, 1894, Chesaning has lost another of her pioneers. Mr. CROFOOT was born in Aurelius, N. Y., Dec. 23d, 1816, and was at the time of his death over 78 years of age. His parents moved to Painesville, Ohio, and that was Mr. CROFOOT's home - except two or three years residence in Warren, Ohio. - until his removal to Chesaning. On Oct. 7th, 1841, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary GREEN, of Calcutta, Ohio, who survives him.
For Thirty-nine years Mr. CROFOOT has been a resident of chesaning. He has been much respected by his fellow citizens for his sterling worth and integrity. He has been ever identified with the interests of Chesaning, and has seen the town grow from a new settlement, and all that implies to its present size. he has held offices of public trust, namely: that of supervisor in 1867, and treasurer in 1857 and 1864. His life has been an open book to all and he has by his honorable and upright life been an example that the young may well emulate. **** His death was not unexpected, for he had been ailing for some time. There are left to mourn the death of Mr. CROFOOT, his wife, who has been his companion for fifty-two years, and four children, R. W. CROFOOT, of Troy, Ohio; Mrs. Joseph JONES, of Grayling; Miss Lina CROFOOT, of Chesaning, and Rhinaldo CROFOOT, of Saginaw. Mrs. Reuben ANDRESS, his third child, departed this life a number of years ago.
The people of Chesaning will miss his cheerful presence and the family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in their sad affliction.
Three times during the year that is past has Death entered the CROFOOT family and taken first the youth, with life opening brightly before him, the infant who stayed just long enough to gain a fleeting glimpse of the mystery we call life, and last the aged, who knows all there is to life, and all are now united in the better country whence we are journeying.
The funeral was held at the residence Monday, April 23d, at 10 o'clock a.m. The services were conducted by Hon. L. V. MOULTON, of Grand Rapids. The floral offerings were many and elaborate, the "Gates Ajar," sent by the Spiritual Society, being particularly beautiful.
He was laid away in Wildwood where he has followed many of his friends and neighbors during the years that are past. The esteem and respect of the citizens of Chesaning for the deceased was manifested by the large attendance at the funeral and by the number of carriages that followed the remains to the cemetery." (17 May 1894)


W. A. CROFOOT

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:
-W. A. CROFOOT and wife, of Chesaning, are visiting with J. M. JONES and family. Mr. C. is a brother of Mrs. JONES. J. M. will accompany him down the river on a short fishing excursion. (9 Jul 1891)


Rinaldo CROFOOT

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. Rinaldo CROFOOT, of Troy, O., brother of Mrs. J. M. JONES, is visiting with her this week. (26 Aug 1897)


Hon. E. MASTERS

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:
-Ex-Auditor Ely informs us that Hon. E. MASTERS, formerly of Franklin township, but residing at Pioneer at present, is still confined to his bed and is unable to feed or help himself, and has been in this condition for over five years. His mind, however, is as bright and clear as in former days. His complaint is rheumatism, and there appears to be no curative remedy. His body is extremely sensitive, and it is necessary to move him every two hours night and day. Mr. M. is about sixty-eight years old, and in his prime was one of the most robust and powerful men in the northwest. - Wauseon Republican.
The gentleman mentioned, is an uncle of our postmaster, W. A. MASTERS. ( 23 Feb 1882)


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