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

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DOGE

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.
In this city, Saturday, Feb. 11th. at the residence of the bride, Mrs. Lucy DOGE and Mr. Nelson SORRELL, Justice H. J. KILBORN, officiating. (23 Feb 1882)


Lucy

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.
In this city, Saturday, Feb. 11th. at the residence of the bride, Mrs. Lucy DOGE and Mr. Nelson SORRELL, Justice H. J. KILBORN, officiating. (23 Feb 1882)


M. D. OSBAND

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:
-FREDERICVILLE.
L. W. WIGHT is proprietor of one of the general stores, and is also engaged to some extent in lumbering, getting out ties and telegraph poles. The other store has been recently started by M. D. OSBAND, a gentleman from Lansing, a brother-in-law of Mrs. F. L. BARKER, the deputy postmistress of Fredericville. We wish him success in his new undertaking. (2 Mar 1882)

-Mr. and Mrs. M. D. OSBAND, of Frederic, came up to Gaylord Saturday and remained over Sunday, guests of their son-in-law, Hon. F. A. BALDWIN - Otsego Herald. (14 Jul 1887)

-PIONEER SKETCHES.
BIOGRAPHICAL.
Mrs. Lucretia B. HOSKINS, of Frederic, was the daughter of Julias BARTLETT, of New London Co., Conn., where she was born July 11, 1803, in a tavern kept by her father and famous in that section for the hospitality it afforded. While she was yet a little girl the famly moved onto one of the large Van Renselear farms near Albany, N. Y., which was leased for a term of years, and from the profits of which a farm was bought at Stillwater, Saratoga Co., N. Y. In the meantime the little Miss had grown into a buxom lass, full of health and spirit and returned to the old Connecticut home to complete her education by a two years course in the high schools of that place.
In 1824 an arrow from the "Blind God" impaled her heart with that of Dr. Thos. HOSKINS, and they began their happy wedded life at Greenwich N. Y., where they remained for twelve years and then emigrated to the woods of Michigan, stopping a few months at Lima, Washtenaw Co., and for two years at Marion, in Livingston Co., then to Scio, Washtenaw Co. where for 28 years, or till 1866, they lived honored and respected and for ten succeeding years at Lansing when the doctor yielded to the grim foe with whom he had so often battled in his professional life, and the now aged mother was left five children of the eleven she had borne, all happily married. Charles, the eldest, died in 1878 leaving Mrs. Harriet SEYMOUR, of Titusville, Pa., Orlando, at Vineland, N. J., Mrs. M. D. OSBAND and Mrs. F. L. BARKER at that time of Lansing, but now residing at Frederic, in this county. Mrs. BARKER resided with her mother for a year, and on her decision to come to Northern Michigan the mother was induced to accompany her and has since been a member of Mr. BARKER's family, passing her declining years in perfect rest so well deserved by one whose life had been one of untiring industry.
Her 85th birthday was passed last month and yet she is erect as a girl, reads much of the time, though with the aid of glasses. Her hearing is unimpaired and she converses freely of current events, though her memory of the distant is not perfect. She has been from early life an honored member of the M. E. church to which she is greatly attached.
Mrs. HOSKINS is, we believe, the oldest person in Crawford county and having been here eleven years may well be called a pioneer. (23 Aug 1888)

-W. T. LEWIS has purchased the store and dwelling formerly occupied by M. D. OSBAND, at Frederic. Mr. OSBAND now lives at Lansing. (28 May 1891)


Mrs. M. D. OSBAND HOSKINS

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.
In Fredericville, at the residence of T. A. DEAN, justice Wm. T. LEWIS officiating, Oliver W. CHAMBERLAIN, of the firm of O. G. CHAMBERLAIN & Sons, and Miss Lucinda M. HASKINS, all of Fredericville. {Lansing papers please copy.]
The gentleman is too well known to our readers to require any introduction; and the bride, though an orphan, is quite prominently connected, being a niece of Mrs. M. D. OSBAND, recently from Lansing, and grand-daughter of Dr. Thomas HOSKINS, who was while living a physician of Lansing. We feel that both have reason to be congratulated, and they have our best wishes for their future prosperity and a long life of ocnubial bliss. ( 27 Apr 1882)

-PIONEER SKETCHES.
BIOGRAPHICAL.
Mrs. Lucretia B. HOSKINS, of Frederic, was the daughter of Julias BARTLETT, of New London Co., Conn., where she was born July 11, 1803, in a tavern kept by her father and famous in that section for the hospitality it afforded. While she was yet a little girl the famly moved onto one of the large Van Renselear farms near Albany, N. Y., which was leased for a term of years, and from the profits of which a farm was bought at Stillwater, Saratoga Co., N. Y. In the meantime the little Miss had grown into a buxom lass, full of health and spirit and returned to the old Connecticut home to complete her education by a two years course in the high schools of that place.
In 1824 an arrow from the "Blind God" impaled her heart with that of Dr. Thos. HOSKINS, and they began their happy wedded life at Greenwich N. Y., where they remained for twelve years and then emigrated to the woods of Michigan, stopping a few months at Lima, Washtenaw Co., and for two years at Marion, in Livingston Co., then to Scio, Washtenaw Co. where for 28 years, or till 1866, they lived honored and respected and for ten succeeding years at Lansing when the doctor yielded to the grim foe with whom he had so often battled in his professional life, and the now aged mother was left five children of the eleven she had borne, all happily married. Charles, the eldest, died in 1878 leaving Mrs. Harriet SEYMOUR, of Titusville, Pa., Orlando, at Vineland, N. J., Mrs. M. D. OSBAND and Mrs. F. L. BARKER at that time of Lansing, but now residing at Frederic, in this county. Mrs. BARKER resided with her mother for a year, and on her decision to come to Northern Michigan the mother was induced to accompany her and has since been a member of Mr. BARKER's family, passing her declining years in perfect rest so well deserved by one whose life had been one of untiring industry.
Her 85th birthday was passed last month and yet she is erect as a girl, reads much of the time, though with the aid of glasses. Her hearing is unimpaired and she converses freely of current events, though her memory of the distant is not perfect. She has been from early life an honored member of the M. E. church to which she is greatly attached.
Mrs. HOSKINS is, we believe, the oldest person in Crawford county and having been here eleven years may well be called a pioneer. (23 Aug 1888)

-Mrs. M. D. OSBAND, of Lansing, died last Wednesday. Mrs. OSBAND was a sister of Mrs. F. L. BARKER, of Frederic, and formerly resided at that place, where her husband was proprietor of a small store. (11 Aug 1892)


OSBAND

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:
-FREDERICVILLE ITEMS.
M. D. OSBAND received a visit from his nephew, Will M. OSBAND, of Ypsilanti, recently. He is one of the hundred pupils who graduated at the State Normal School last month. Miss Carrie BERRIDGE of Lansing, was also a guest at the same time and place. The jolly time they had, caused the sombre faces of their hosts to relax, and they were reminded of the days of yore when they too were young. (30 Jul 1885)


W. H. OSBAND

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-FREDERIC ITEMS.
W. H. OSBAND and wife of Flint and E. E. OSBAND, of Ypsilanti, recently spent several days visiting their brother, M. D. OSBAND, of this place. (2 Sep 1886)


William W. SHERMAN

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.
CORRESPONDENCE OF THE AVALANCHE.
The people of Maple Forest assembled at the school house in district No. 1 on Saturday, 4th inst., to pay their last tribute of respect to the reamins of William W. SHERMAN, who departed this life Thursday, 2d inst., after a lingering illness of four months, aged 41 years, 8 months, 17 days.
The deceased was one of the pioneer settlers of Maple Forest, having moved in here about eight years ago, drawing his goods, with the assistance of Wm. H. and Benj. F. SHERMAN, upon a hand-sled from Forest station through an unbroken forest for the distance of four miles to his homestead. It seems that during his term of service in the army during the rebellion he contracted some disease which has more or less troubled him, and finally ended in death. He leaves a deeply afflicted wife and six children (between two months and fourteen years of age) to mourn his departure. He was fully conscious of the approaching end, and mentioned the fact to those around him, assuring them of the bright visions of the glorious realms of the future. He called his wife's attention to some favorite hymns to be sung, and told her to be sure and remember them for he found them consoling and edifying to the disconsolate hart. As the coffin was opened at the school house for the last view of the remains, the parting was indeed sad; it seemed as though the poor widow could not accept of the destiny that had befallen herself and children, but finally yielded by answering the interrogation - "Shall we meet beyond the River?" - "We shall, with God's help!"
Rev. Wm. PUTNAM preached the sermon from Paul's epistle to the Corinthians, presenting the point that the sting of death is sin, with power and effect.
The widow desires to express her sincere thanks for the many kindnesses shown and bestowed upon her and family during their troubles.
J. J. C. (9 Mar 1882)

-DIED.
At his residence in Maple Forest, on Thursday, March 2, 1882, William W. SHERMAN, aged about 43 years.
Mr. SHERMAN was nephew to Mr. Jeremiah SHERMAN, treasurer of above township. He had been a resident of Maple Forest for seven years. He leaves a wife and six children - five boys and one girl - to mourn his death, and a large circle of friends. Funeral services were held at the school house on Saturday last, the Rev. Mr. PUTNAM officiating. His remains were interred in the cemetery near by. (9 Mar 1882)


Charles E. SHERMAN

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-PROBATE NOTICE.
STATE OF MICHIGAN, |
| SS.
COUNTY OF CRAWFORD. |
AT A SESSION of the Probate Court for said county held at the Probate office in the village of Grayling on the twentieth day of November in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine.
PRESENT JOHN J. COVENTRY,
JUDGE OF PROBATE.
IN THE MATTER of the estate of William W. SHERMAN, deceased.
On reading and filing the petition, duly verified, of Charles E. SHERMAN, a son of above named deceased, praying that a day may be fixed for hearing his petition, and that the administration of the above named estate may be granted to Benjamin F. SHERMAN or some other suitable person.
Therenpon it is ordered, that Monday, the eighteenth day of December next, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, be assigned for the hearing of said petition, and that the heirs at law of the said deceased, and all other persons appear at the session of said Court then to be holden in the Probate office in the village of Grayling and show cause, if any there be, why the prayer of the petitioner should not be granted. And it is further ordered that said petitioner give notice to the heirs and all persons interested in said estate of the pendency of said petition, and the hearing thereof, by causing a copy of this order to be published in the "Crawford Avalanche," a newspaper printed and circulated in that county three successive weeks previous to said day of hearing.
(SEAL) JOHN J. COVENTRY,
nov23-4w Judge of Probate. (23 Nov 1899)


Robert WILCOX

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. Robert WILCOX, of this city, started Monday for Oxford, Oakland county, on an eight or ten days visit to relatives and friends. ( 23 Mar 1882)

-MARRIED.
At the residence of Wesley COWELL, on the 21st. inst., in this village, by James K. BATES J. P. Mr. Robert WILCOX, to miss Lenora LEONARD, all of Grayling. (22 May 1884)

-BORN-On the 7th inst., to Mr. and Mrs. Robert WILCOX, of Grayling, a daughter. (12 May 1887)

-BORN-Thursday, Sept. 21st, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert WILCOX, a son. 11pounds. (28 Sep 1899)


Lenora LEONARD

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 residence of Wesley COWELL, on the 21st. inst., in this village, by James K. BATES J. P. Mr. Robert WILCOX, to miss Lenora LEONARD, all of Grayling. (22 May 1884)


Ethel WILCOX

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-On Sunday last, Ethel, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert WILCOX, aged five months and two ays. Funeral services were held Monday. (13 Oct 1887)


Leroy WILCOX

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-Friday, Aug. 25th, Leroy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert WILCOX, aged four years. (31 Aug 1899)


John M. SHEETS

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.
In East Saginaw, at the Everett House, March 22, 1882, by Rev. Wm. PUTNAM, John M. SHEETS, Esq., of Ottawa, Ohio, and Miss Mary E. SCOTT, recently of Grayling. (30 Mar 1882)


Mary E. SCOTT

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.
In East Saginaw, at the Everett House, March 22, 1882, by Rev. Wm. PUTNAM, John M. SHEETS, Esq., of Ottawa, Ohio, and Miss Mary E. SCOTT, recently of Grayling. (30 Mar 1882)


John A. LOVE

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 her residence in Center Plains, on Thursday, April 13th, 1882, Mrs. Mary M. LOVE, beloved wife of John A. LOVE, aged 32 years.
Mrs. LOVE came to Center Plains in 1878 and was married to Mr. LOVE in the spring of 1880. she was an exemplary christian lady, having been a member in good standing of the Baptist church for a number of years. she was much beloved by all who knew her, and her loss will be deeply felt. She leaves a faithful and kind husband and an infant babe. her remains were taken to Owosso, Shiawassee county, for interment. ( 20 Apr 1882)

-CORRESPONDENCE.
CENTER PLAINS.
EDITOR AVALANCHE.
John A. LOVE has returned to his father's, in Owosso. (27 Dec 1883)

-BORN-On the 24th inst., to Mr. and Mrs. John LOVE, of Center Plains, a daughter. Weight nine pounds. (25 Jan 1894)

-Mr. and Mrs. Henry APPLETON, of Brighton, are guests of John A. LOVE and family, in Beaver Creek, for the holiday week, also their daughter Mary, with her husband, Warren WATSON, of Owosso. Altogether they make a jolly crew for the celebration of the advent of the 20th century. (3 Jan 1901)


Mary M.

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 her residence in Center Plains, on Thursday, April 13th, 1882, Mrs. Mary M. LOVE, beloved wife of John A. LOVE, aged 32 years.
Mrs. LOVE came to Center Plains in 1878 and was married to Mr. LOVE in the spring of 1880. she was an exemplary christian lady, having been a member in good standing of the Baptist church for a number of years. she was much beloved by all who knew her, and her loss will be deeply felt. She leaves a faithful and kind husband and an infant babe. her remains were taken to Owosso, Shiawassee county, for interment. ( 20 Apr 1882)


Frankie LOVE

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 Frankie LOVE, daughter of John A. of Beaver Creek, has been attending school here this winter, and is now engaged in teaching in the Edmunds district in Maple Forest. (16 Apr 1908)


Frederick MADSEN

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.
In Grayling, at the house of N. MICKELSON, April 22, 1882, by Rev. Wm. PUTNAM, Frederick MADSEN and Christine JENSEN, all of Grayling. ( 27 Apr 1882)


Christine JENSEN

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.
In Grayling, at the house of N. MICKELSON, April 22, 1882, by Rev. Wm. PUTNAM, Frederick MADSEN and Christine JENSEN, all of Grayling. ( 27 Apr 1882)


Oliver W. CHAMBERLAIN

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.
In Fredericville, at the residence of T. A. DEAN, justice Wm. T. LEWIS officiating, Oliver W. CHAMBERLAIN, of the firm of O. G. CHAMBERLAIN & Sons, and Miss Lucinda M. HASKINS, all of Fredericville. {Lansing papers please copy.]
The gentleman is too well known to our readers to require any introduction; and the bride, though an orphan, is quite prominently connected, being a niece of Mrs. M. D. OSBAND, recently from Lansing, and grand-daughter of Dr. Thomas HOSKINS, who was while living a physician of Lansing. We feel that both have reason to be congratulated, and they have our best wishes for their future prosperity and a long life of ocnubial bliss. ( 27 Apr 1882)

-O. W. CHAMBERLAIN, of the firm of Chamberlain & Sons, has sold his interest in their saw mill to his brother Emerson, and is now iwth Wright & Davis at Bradford Lake. (24 Aug 1882)


Lucinda M. HASKINS

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.
In Fredericville, at the residence of T. A. DEAN, justice Wm. T. LEWIS officiating, Oliver W. CHAMBERLAIN, of the firm of O. G. CHAMBERLAIN & Sons, and Miss Lucinda M. HASKINS, all of Fredericville. {Lansing papers please copy.]
The gentleman is too well known to our readers to require any introduction; and the bride, though an orphan, is quite prominently connected, being a niece of Mrs. M. D. OSBAND, recently from Lansing, and grand-daughter of Dr. Thomas HOSKINS, who was while living a physician of Lansing. We feel that both have reason to be congratulated, and they have our best wishes for their future prosperity and a long life of conubial bliss. ( 27 Apr 1882)


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