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

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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:
-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)


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


O. G. 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:
-O. G. CHAMBERLAIN, of Forest, has the pleasure of entertaining a sister, late of Pennsylvania but now residing in Wisconsin. (11 Oct 1883)


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)


Dr. Thomas 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)


Lucretia B. BARTLETT

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:
-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)


Charles 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:
-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. Harriet SEYMOUR 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:
-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. F. L. BARKER 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:
-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)


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:
-Miss Ethered WOODFIELD went to West Branch with her sister, Mrs. A. McKAY, when she returned home, last week. (24 Aug 1899)


Ethered 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:
-Miss Ethered WOODFIELD went to West Branch with her sister, Mrs. A. McKAY, when she returned home, last week. (24 Aug 1899)


Wright HAVENS

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 are glad to note the arrival of Mr. Wright HAVENS and family, of St. Lawrence county, N. Y. They anticipate making Grayling their abiding place. (11 May 1882)

-BIRTHS.
On Saturday, April 21, 1883, to Mr. and Mrs. Wright HAVENS, a daughter. (26 Apr 1883)

-MARVIN POST G. A. R.
As per announcement in the AVALANCHE, the old soldiers of the county met at the court house last Friday for the formation of a Post of the Grand Army of the Republic. The name selected, as indicated above, was in honor of the only comrade who had dided in this county, to the knowledge of any who were present, Comrade Harry MARVIN, of Beaver Creek township, who was mustered into the grand army above.
As will be seen by the roster published below, there are over 40 charter members, and if the enthusiasm manifested by those present at the organization continues, the post will flourish. the date of muster is not decided, but will be some time this month, and then the veterans can gather around their camp fire and live over again the life of field, and march, and battle.
The following officers were elected:
Commander - O. J. BELL.
Senior Vice-Commander - O. PALMER.
Jun. Vice Com. - Thos. LOUND.
Quartermaster - J. G. MARSH.
Chaplain - O. G. ANDREWS.
Surgeon - Alex. ODELL.
Officer of the Day - A. E. NEWMAN.
Officer of the Guard - G. BOSOM.
Adjutant - J. J. COVENTRY.
Sergeant - Major - C. W. WIGHT.
Quar. - Sergt. - A. C. WILSON.
Sentry - C. A. INGERSON.
We give the complete roster of charter members, and hope during the season to add the name of every soldier in the county:
O. J. BELL, I, 6th Mich H. A.
Samuel CASSIMER, K, 30th Wis V I.
Oscar PALMER, C, 1st U S S S.
W. BATTERSON, I, 1st N Y Dragoons.
A. TAYLOR, B, 22d N Y Cav.
I. J. CURRAN.
S. M. MILES, B. 101st Pa Inf.
A. D. COLESTOCK, E, 7th Mich Cav.
J. J. COVENTRY, K, 11th N. J. Inf.
G. H. THAYER, E, 2d Mich Cav.
Aaron ATEN, A, 21st O V I.
F. M. FORBES, I, 145th P V I.
R. P. FORBES, I, 5th Mich Cav.
S. HEMPSTED, B, 4th Mich Cav.
A. C. WILSON, B, 17th N Y B.
E. WYCKOFF.
Wm. WOODBURN, D, 5th Mich Cav.
O. G. ANDREWS, E, 8th Mich Inf.
C. A. INGERSON, E, 50th N Y Eng.
C. W. WIGHT, B, 2d N H H A.
J. W. WALLACE, F, 1st Mich Inf.
H. DAVENPORT, D. 105th N Y V I.
D. WILLETT, M, 7th Mich Cav.
W. HAYNES, A, 122d N Y V I.
A. ODELL, K, 8th N Y H A.
A. J. ROSE, F. 126th N Y V I.
J. G. MARSH, E, 9th Mich Cav.
C. E. STRUNK, A, 4th Mich V I.
Thos LOUND, G, 3d Mich Cav.
G. BOSOM, I, 1th Mich Inf.
L. BOSOM, L, 1st Mich Eng.
Geo. FAUBLE, I, 85th? Ill V I.
A. H. ALLEN, D, 151st N Y V I.
M. PACKARD, F, 152d Ind V I.
N. BARNEY.
Wm. H. ROE, F, 16th Mich V I.
A. C. WILCOX, I, 5th Mich V I.
A. MOSHER, K, 3d Mich Cav.
L. StJOHN, I, 12th Mich V I.
Wm WILCOX, H, 2d Mich Cav.
W. HAVENS,
S. H. JOHNSON, E. 1st Mo Eng.
A. E. NEWMAN, F, 15th. (13 Mar 1884)

-Rev. E. W. WHEELER, who preached at the M. E. church, last Sunday night week, will stop in Grayling this winter, with his daughter, Mrs. W. HAVENS. (2 Dec 1886)

-Rev. E. W. WHEELER, of St. Lawrence county, New York, is the guest of his daughter, Mrs. W. HAVENS. (12 Sep 1889)

-Rev. E. W. WHEELER, of Cedar Springs, who is visiting his daughter, Mrs. W. HAVENS, occupied the pulpit in the M. E. church, last Sunday evening, in the absence of the pastor, Rev. C. E. HILL. (31 Jul 1890)

-Rev. E. W. WHEELER, of Cedar Springs, step-father of Mrs. Wright HAVENS, dropped dead last Sunday, while teaching the Bible class in Sunday School. (4 Mar 1897)

-Fifty-three years ago last Thursday, there was great rejoicing in a Pennsylvania town, for a son was born, and they called him Wright HAVENS. In commemoration of that event, twenty-five of his friends invaded his house last Thursday evening, armed with lunch baskets, and with games, mirth and music helped him to celebrate. It was a pleasant gathering, and will be remembered by him as he enjoys the smoking set they left for him. (29 Apr 1897)

-JOHANNESBURG CORRESPONDENCE.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred SLEIGHT entertained Mr. Will HAVENS, wife and daughter of Grayling last week. Mr. HAVENS is a brother of Mrs. SLEIGHT, they were delighted with our climate and scenery. (14 Sep 1905)

-JOHANNESBURG CORRESPONDENCE.
Mrs. Wright HAVENS of Graying came up last Thursday for a weeks visit with her daughter Mrs. Fred SLEIGTH. (5 Oct 1905)

-Mr. and Mrs. Wright HAVENS of Grayling came up last week to celebrate their 38 anniversary with their daughter and family Mrs. Fred SLEIGHT. They are always welcome visitors in our city. (1 Mar 1906)

-Mr. and Mrs. Wright HAVENS were made glad last week by the arrival of their daughters, Miss Pansy, from Washington, D. C. and Daisy, (Mrs. Charles MARVIN) from Pasco, Washington, and Mrs. Fred SLIGHT of Johannesburg, and Fred and his wife, of Chicago will be here in August, so they will have a genuine family reunion. (22 Jul 1909)


WHEELER

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. E. W. WHEELER, who preached at the M. E. church, last Sunday night week, will stop in Grayling this winter, with his daughter, Mrs. W. HAVENS. (2 Dec 1886)

-Rev. E. W. WHEELER, of St. Lawrence county, New York, is the guest of his daughter, Mrs. W. HAVENS. (12 Sep 1889)

-JOHANNESBURG CORRESPONDENCE.
Mrs. Wright HAVENS of Graying came up last Thursday for a weeks visit with her daughter Mrs. Fred SLEIGTH. (5 Oct 1905)


Pansy HAVENS

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 Pansy HAVENS of Washington, D. C., was visiting her sister, Mrs. Fred SLEIGHT, last week. For scenery, she things our Village excels that of Washington. (19 Jul 1906)


Emanuel DOUGLASS

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, May 4th, 1882, by Rev. Wm. PUTNAM, Mr. Emanuel DOUGLASS and Miss Elizabeth BROOKS, both of Fredericville. (11 May 1882)


Elizabeth BROOKS

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, May 4th, 1882, by Rev. Wm. PUTNAM, Mr. Emanuel DOUGLASS and Miss Elizabeth BROOKS, both of Fredericville. (11 May 1882)


BROOKS

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. E. STELLWAGAN, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. E. DOUGLAS, returned to her home at West Branch, Monday. (26 Jun 1902)


Joseph M. JONES

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Grayling, Crawford, MI:
name - Joseph JONES
a.42
b.OH
occupation - Lawyer or Sawyer
married to Belle
f.b.OH
m.b.OH

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. Graham BURK, of Saginaw, and a step-brother of Joe JONES, is spending a few days in these parts in hopes of bringing down a fine buck, but as yet has not succeeded in even scrathing one, notwithstanding he has seen several - tracks. (17 Nov 1881)

-CRYSTAL WEDDING.
"Madame Rumor says there is to be a crystal wedding in town next week." - AVALANCHE, May 11th.
Madame Rumor was correct, and consequently so was the AVALANCHE in giving it publicity.
On tuesday evening last, a number of the intimate friends of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. JONES assembled at their residence on Michigan avenue, per invitation, to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of their married life.
Mrs. JONES was attired as the young ladies in those days - huge waterfall, etc., etc., which created some little amusement to the younger members of the party who did not clearly remember "back so far." Mr. and Mrs. JONES entertained their guests in their happy manner, and everybody were made to feel "at home." At the proper time refreshments were served, consisting of ice cream, cakes, and everything else which tends to satisfy the "inner man."
Owing to our going to press early Wednesday afternoon we are unable to give as full an account as we would wish.
We append following some of the present received, and by whom given:
One large standard and three small sauce dishes - Mr. and Mrs. Dr. DAVIS.
One dozen sauce dishes - Mrs. F. WATLING.
Half-dozen goblets - Mrs. and Mrs. Thos. WOODFIELD.
Half dozen egg cups - Mrs. Geo. W. SHAVER.
Fruit dish, silver standard and silver mountings - Mr. and Mrs. R. HANSON, Mr. and Mrs. J. K. HANSON, and Mr. Lewis JENSEN.
Splendid silver caster - Messrs. J. O. HADLEY, J. Maurice Finn, George W. SHAVER, Chas. M. FAY.
Sugar-bowl, spoon-holder, milk-cup and butter-dish - Mr. and Mrs. Wm. A. MASTERS.
Celery dish - Mr. and Mrs. A. H. SWARTHOUT.
Standard sauce-dish - Mr. and Mrs. N. E. BRITT.
Pair boquet-holders (with artificial flowers) - Mr. and Mrs. L. BERKA. (18 May 1882)

-Mr. J. M. JONES was called to Saginaw, Saturday, on account of the illness of his step-father. He was accompanied by his wife, who will visit her old home for rest and recuperation from her recent sickness. ( 17 Aug 1882)

-DIED.
In South Saginaw, Sunday, August 20, 1882, Mr. Norman BURKE, aged 85 years. Mr. BURKE was step-father to our fellow-townsman, Mr. J. M. JONES. (24 Aug 1882)

-PENSIONERS.
Following is a list of pensioners in Crawford county, for what cause granted, and amount:
FREDERICVILLE
Henry ENGISN, rheumatism left hip, $6; Henry DAVENPORT, injury to abdomen, $4; John W. WALLACE, wound right leg, $4; Frederick L. BARKER, wound chest and shoulder, $12.
PERE CHENEY.
Elias WYCKOFF, chronic diarrhoea, $6; Geo. W. LOVE, injury to back and spine, $12; Orlando G. ANDREWS, wound right arm, $8; Ira CURRAN, wound left wrist, $12.
WELLINGTON.
Wilson HAYNES, loss of limb, $21; Cheeny W. HALL, chronic diarrhea, $4; Joshua SAFREED, debility, etc., $4.
GRAYLING.
Edward NICHOLS, wound left leg, $4; Chas. WAGNER, wound of head, $50; J. M. JONES, wound right thigh, $12.75; Lewis E. PARKER, dis. lungs, $8; Emeline J. LEONARD, mother, $8; George FAUBLE, wound left side, $6; Jonathan C. SILSBEE, consumption, $18; Mary STEVENSON, mother, $8; Thos. LOUND, rheumatism, $4; David NICHOLS, injury to abdomen, $4; Asa J. ROSE, injury right knee, $6. 17 (Jan 1884)

-J. M. JONES was called to Chesaning, last Saturday, on account of the serious illness of his mother. (27 Jan 1887)

-Last Tuesday was the 50th anniversary of the birth of J. M. JONES, and in the evening his house was filled with friends congratulating him. It was well into Wednesday morning before the happy crowd departed, promising to be with him again in 50 years. (22 Dec 1887)

-J. M. JONES "didn't know it was loaded," and it did not kill him, and it was not a gun, but he thought he knew where his bottle of cough medicine was and got up for a dose Monday night and took instead, a mouthful of ammonia. Fortunately he "caught on" before he swallowed, and escaped with the loss of most of the skin from his tongue and mouth. (22 Dec 1887)

-C. A. INGERSON and family and Mrs. J. M. JONES and her sister, Miss CROFOOT are berrying in the neighborhood of the Manistee River. (30 Aug 1888)

-J. M. JONES was appointed postmaster for Grayling, Tuesday. (9 May 1889)

-J. M. JONES started for Minnesota, last Friday morning, to look after the estate of a brother who died a short time since. (8 Sep 1892)

-As anticipated, last Monday morning, our citizens were greeted at the post-office by the smiling face and rotund form of the new P. M., W. O. BRADEN. Everybody says, "If there was to be a change, it is all right." Mr. JONES has given eminent satisfaction, so that we cannot expect any material improvement and will be perfectly satisfied if the splendid service of the last four years is continued, and we expect it will be. We congratulate Mr. BRADEN on his accession to the office. (18 Jan 1894)

-Charles L. TROMBLE has taken charge of the Express office in place of J. M. JONES, who is now, with his wife, visiting at their old home in Chesaning, after which they will pack their grip for a new home in Washington. It will seem strange not to see him in the office for he has hardly missed an hour in ten years. (14 Sep 1905)

-Mr. and Mrs. J. M. JONES started for their new home in Washington last Thursday morning. They came to Grayling, from Chesaning in 1877. Mr. JONES engaging as head sawyer with Jas. GOODALE, who erected the first mill here, and was succeeded by Salling Hanson & Co., in whose employ Mr. JONES remained for a number of years and was engaged in mercantile business, boots and shoes, for a couple of years. He has since served as postmaster, and has been the agent for the American Express Company for the past 9 years. They have every been active members of society, and held in highest esteem. they will be greatly missed by our people, as they were the second family in length of residence here who remain, and were known by all. (5 Oct 1905)

-A letter from Mrs. J. M. JONES from their home in Centralia, Washington, unclosing subscription for the AVALANCHE, reports all well and delighted with that section of the world. (10 Jun 1909)


Belle CROFOOT

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Grayling, Crawford, MI:
name - Belle JONES
a.31
b.OH
married to Joseph JONES
f.b.OH
m.b.OH

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 and daughter Josie returned from Chesaning on Saturday night last, where they have been stopping for four or five weeks with relatives and friends. (28 Sep 1882)

-Mr. and Mrs. CROFOOT, of Chesaning, arrived in the city last week and are visiting their daughter, Mrs. J. M. JONES. Miss. Vena JONES, who has been visiting her grandparents and friends in Chessaning for the past month or two, has returned, and reports having had an exceedingly delightful time. (16 Aug 1883)

-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)

-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)

-Mrs. J. M. JONES returned from Chesaning, last Tuesday morning where she had been attending the golden wedding of her parents. (15 Oct 1891)

-Mrs. J. M. JONES started for Minneapolis, last Monday for a visit with her niece, Mrs. Hugo GRAFE. She will return about the holidays. (24 Nov 1892)

-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)

-Still at it. The same old crowd, consisting of the W. R. C. and a sprinkling of the G. A. R. surprised Mrs. J. M. JONES on last Friday evening by calling and presenting her with a fine dish, the gift of the W. R. C., as a memento in commemoration of her 48th birthday, and as a token of their sisterly affection. Light refreshments were served, and the evening sas spent very pleasantly with games and conversation, until eleven o'clock, when they all retired, wondering who was the next lucky member of the party that would require dishing or pinning. (10 Mar 1898)

-When Mr. and Mrs. J. M. JONES were absent Friday evening, March 4th, about 25 of the G. A. R. and W. R. C. took possession of their home. When they returned Mrs. JONES tried to unlock the door, and to her great surprise found the room filled with her friends, who had gathered to celebrate her 48th birthday. Games were played as in younger days by the boys and girls. Light refreshments were served, after which the visitors were called to order, and in behalf of the corps a beautiful china fruit dish was presented to Mrs. JONES by their Secretary, Mrs. C. W. WIGHT. Mrs. HEMPSTEAD also made her a present of a very nice pin cushion. The evening was enjoyed by all present, and when they retired to their homes they wondered who would be the next one to surprise. (10 Mar 1898)

-The W. R. C., thirty strong, invaded the home of Mrs. J. M. JONES, last Monday, and assisted at the celebration of her 52d birthday. An eleaborate lunch was served, and after a most enjoyable social time the surprise part was renewed by Mrs. C. W. WIGHT in the presentation by the corps of an elegant lamp. The gift is fully appreciated, but is exceeded by the exhibition of personal regard for the work performed in the corps. (7 Mar 1901)


Josephine "Josie" JONES

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Grayling, Crawford, MI:
name - Josie JONES
a.6
b.MI
f.b.OH
m.b.OH

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. J. M. JONES and daughter Josie returned from Chesaning on Saturday night last, where they have been stopping for four or five weeks with relatives and friends. (28 Sep 1882)

-Miss Josie JONES accompanied her uncle and aunt to Chesaning, on a visit to her grandparents. (8 Jul 1886)

-Miss Josie JONES went to Chesaning last Wednesday on a visit to her grand-parents. (26 Jul 1888)

-Miss Josie JONES returned from her visit to Chesaning last Saturday accompanied by her aunt, Miss L. CROFOOT. (23 Aug 1888)

-About a score of Miss V. JONES' friends gave her a farewell surprise at her home, Saturday evening, of last week. The time was pleasantly spent in playing pedro, after which light refreshments were served. She was presented with a beautiful set each of solid silver tea spoons and forks as a token of love and esteem from her friends present. Universal regret was expressed that her new home would take her so far from Grayling, where she had spent the most of her life from early childhood and had won the love and respect of the entire community. At midnight the guests departed, bidding her farewell, and wishing her all the happiness and prosperity - even greater than she anticipated. On sunday evening, in company with her sister Miss Josephine, she took her departure for Detroit, where on Monday, Feb. 26th, at 11 a. m., she was quietly married at the residence of Rabbi Leo FRANKLIN, to Ike ROSENTHAL, formerly a prominent Dry Goods merchant of Grayling. The bride wore a handsome cloth traveling gown trimmed in mirror velvet, a creation of Miss Anna HABERKORN, modiste, of Detroit. Miss Josephine, sister of the bride, Miss McKENZIE of Detroit, and Miss Alice SNODGRASS, of West Branch, were the only friends present at the ceremony. The bridal party partook of a wedding breakfast at the Cadillac, after which Mr. and Mrs. ROSENTHAL took their departure for Seattle, Wash., their future home. Miss JONES was one of Grayling's most popular young ladies. Mr. ROSENTHAL is a promising young business man, whose character is above reproach, and they take with them to their new home the best wishes of a large circle of friends. (1 Mar 1900)

-Miss Josie JONES left for Detroit, Monday, to accept a position in a wholesale millinery house. (30 Aug 1900)


Mrs. Harriet L. 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:
-Mrs. H. L. BURKE, of South Saginaw, arrived here Monday, and will probably remain permanently with her son, J. M. JONES. (26 Oct 1882)

-J. M. JONES was called to Chesaning, last Saturday, on account of the serious illness of his mother. (27 Jan 1887)

-DIED_At the residence of her son, J. M. JONES, in this village, Sunday Nov. 16th., Harriet L. BURK, aged 86 years and 6 days.
Deceased came from Ohio to Michigan, and settled in Saginaw county in 1852, where she resided, most of the time in Chesaning. She came here last spring, where her last days were made comfortable and happy with her only living son, the other having been killed in the army.
Her faculties were retained in an extraordinary degree until within a few days of her death, enjoying society, books, and keeping track of the current topics of the times.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. TAYLOR, of the M. E. Church, and were largely attended. (20 Nov 1890)


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