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

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Judge Main J. CONNINE

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 this week welcome to citizenship Mr. M. J. CONNINE, from Allegan, who will pursue the practice of law. He has secured the house just built by A. TAYLOR, on Cedar street, and already puts his feet under his own table. (31 Aug 1882)

-Mr. R. D. CONNINE, of Cadillac, brother to Main J. CONNINE, Esq., of this city, has purchased the house and lot formerly owned by H. BROWN, and will, with his family, remove thereto in a short time. (19 Oct 1882)

-M. J. CONNINE has been appointed Circuit Court Commissioner by the Governor, for the balance of the year. ( 7 Dec 1882)

-Mr. R. N. CONNINE, of Traverse City, has been stopping in our city the past week, the guest of his son, Mr. Main J. CONNINE. (1 Mar 1883)

-BIRTHS.
On Sunday, April 8th, 1883, to Mr. and Mrs. Main J. CONNINE, a son. (12 Apr 1883)

-We met a pleasant party in the office of Main J. CONNINE, last week, representing four generations, and all in the enjoyment of perfect health. Master Ward CONNINE, aged 6 years; M. J. CONNINE, Atty. at Law, in this city; R. N. CONNINE and R. R. CONNINE of Traverse City, the latter 82 years old, and great grandfather of Master Ward. (11 Sep 1884)

-Messrs. M. J. & R. D. CONNINE and their families went to Traverse City last tuesday, to attend the funeral of their grandfather. (21 Jul 1887)

-Main J. CONNINE wa selected Pros. Attorney of Iosco County, over C. R. HENRY, by 26 majority. Mr. HENRY's unsavory record in politics is enough to sink anyone. (13 Nov 1890)

-CIRTCUIT JUDGE.
M. J. CONNINE, the republican nominee for Circuit Judge was born in Michigan about 39 years ago; he was reared upon a farm; came to northern Michigan 21 years ago; taught school winters and worked upon a farm summers. Earned his own way through the Northern Indiana Normal School with the degree of B. S.
Attended the Ann Arbor law school in 1879 and was afterwards admitted to the bar. Has resided and practiced in this circuit 11 years. Served one term as prosecuting attorney of Crawford county and is now serving his second term as prosecuting attorney of Iosco county. (9 Mar 1893)

-Judge CONNINE was called to Ann Arbor last Sunday by a telegram, announcing the illness of his son, Ward. - Tawas Herald. (3 Jul 1902)


Mrs. Main J. CONNINE

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. NICELY, of Crawfordsville, Ind., is in the city visiting her daughter, Mrs. M. J. CONNINE. (7 Jun 1883)

-Mrs. M. J. CONNINE leaves this week for an extended visit to her old home at Thorntown, Indiana. (14 May 1885)

-Mrs. E. NICELY, of Shannondale, Indiana, is visiting with her daughter, Mrs. M. J. CONNINE. (3 Jun 1886)


Ward B. CONNINE

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:
-Ward Connine returned Wednesday night from Ann Arbor, where he accompanied his brother, Matt, who will attend the high school at that place. - Oscoda Press. (21 Sep 1899)

-Ward B. CONNINE has been appointed Prosecuting Attorney to fill the vacancy caused by the death of the late Prosecutor, E. E. TURNER. - Mio Mail. (23 May 1907)

-H. H. WOODRUFF, of Roscommon, Mr. ROSS, of West Branch, and Ward B. CONNINE, Pros. Atty. of Oscoda County, were the only foreign attorneys attending this term of court here. Mr. CONNINE will be remembered here as a son of Judge M. J. CONNINE. this was his first visit here for ten years and he was greatly surprised at the improvements which met him on every side. (12 Sep 1907)


R. N. CONNINE

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 this week welcome to citizenship Mr. M. J. CONNINE, from Allegan, who will pursue the practice of law. He has secured the house just built by A. TAYLOR, on Cedar street, and already puts his feet under his own table. (31 Aug 1882)

-Mr. R. D. CONNINE, of Cadillac, brother to Main J. CONNINE, Esq., of this city, has purchased the house and lot formerly owned by H. BROWN, and will, with his family, remove thereto in a short time. (19 Oct 1882)

-Mr. R. N. CONNINE, of Traverse City, has been stopping in our city the past week, the guest of his son, Mr. Main J. CONNINE. (1 Mar 1883)


Ernest N. SALLING

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-MASISTEE JOTTINGS.
MANISTEE, Aug. 22, 1882.
Editor Avalanche: The wife of our esteemed citizen, Mr. E. N. SALLING, died yesterday morning. Funeral to-morrow afternoon.
(31 Aug 1882)

-A very pleasant party or social was held at the residence of Mr. N. P. SALLING, last Friday evening, as a welcome to Mr. Victor SALLING, nephew of E. N. SALLING, who will reside here in the future and enter the employ of the firm. (29 Sep 1887)

-Mrs. BALCH, mother of E. N. SALLING, has rented the house of Mr. J. S. HARDER, on Maple street. (8 Dec 1887)

-SALLING, HANSON & CO.
The most important industry of the place, because the largest, is the establishment of Salling, Hanson & Co., a firm composed of E. N. SALLING, of Manistee, and R. HANSON and N. MICHELSON, resident partners. Their plant at this place consists of a saw mill, of latest style with a capacity of 85,000 feet per day; a first class planing mill, with a large combined Wood planer, a Fay planer and the usual accompaniment of siding saws, rip saws, moulding machinery, etc., and in connection have erected a dry kiln of the J. R. RUNDELL patent, at a cost of $2,000.00, which is a certain guarantee of perfectly dry stock. They also run a shingle mill with a daily capacity of 40 M, and Nov. 1st started a lath mill which has already cut 500,000 feet of lath. the aggregate for the year is over 15,000,000 feet of lumber; 5,000,000 shingles and 500,000 lath. they operate five camps, employing an average of 200 men and cut 25,000,000 feet of logs.
This firm began operations here in 1881 by the purchase of a small mill which had been erected by J. C. GOODALE and have added to and extended their business annually ever since, and as aside from their trade in logs and lumber they conduct the largest general mercantile business between the Saginaw Valley and the Straits. Their first store was 28x80 feet and in 1884 they added on the east 20x80 feet and in the last year have extended the whole 40 feet to the rear. Making their present salesroom and office a double store, 28x120 and 20x120 feet respectively. In addition to accomodate their stock, they have storerooms on railroad as follows: One building 30 1/2 x 162 feet, one 22x 36 1/2 feet and one 22x72 feet and another in the rear of store about 32x40 besides large sheds to cover wagons, sleighs and agricultural implements. their average invoice of their mercantile stock is about 22,000.00 dollars, and sales for 1887 will aggregate over 161,000.00 dollars. Nine clerks are employed and the entire business is as perfectly systematized as tha of any house in the state.
For the protection of their own property they have put in the Holly system of water works at a cost of $5,000.00 and an electric light plant at a cost of $3,000.00. With their public spirit, they did not stop with just what was required for themselves, but added sufficient power, so that both are extended to other parts of the village.
They have added $5,000.000 to their buildings during 1887, and another 5,000.00 dollars to their machinery, and expect to add about the same amount for the ensuring year.
That their residence here is permanent, is established by the fact that Mr. MICHELSON has now the most expensive residence in the place and the plans are perfected and site selected for the residence of Mr. HANSON, which will be built in the early spring, either of which contain too much money to be held as ordinary property for sale. (29 Dec 1887)

-Mr. E. N. SALLING, of Manistee, and his eldest daughter, Miss Lillie, arrived in town on a short visit to friends, last Monday evening. (11 Jul 1889)

-SALLING, HANON & COMPANY'S MILLS.
THE GREAT GRAYLING PLANT.
The TIMBERMAN of Apirl 18th, gives a glowing description of the lumbering plant of Salling, Hanson & Co., which is profusely illustrated, and will give the outside world some idea of the large business here conducted. It has grown so steadily in our midst, and is so familiar to our people that but few realize the magnitude of the work. We quote briefly from the article.
"Some facts about the lumber producing plant of Salling, Hanson & Co., and their business at Grayling, which runs the whole year around, both in the trout season, and in the time when the crust is on the snow, and when SHOPENAGONS sees "three sons."
So the TIMBERMAN has caused to be made several views of the plant, accompanied by a portrait of E. N. Salling, and will herewith, in the text, tell the story of the rise of the business of these men of Grayling.
It was in 1869 that the copartnership of Ernest N. SALLING, Erasmus HANSON and Nels MICHELSON was formed, and it has run trim and true as a Yankee yacht in the direction of success ever since.
They began business as log jobbers, always buying timber with the profeits and a sifted history of the concern shows that there was not a time when the jobbing account was on the wrong side of the ledger.
The company came to Grayling in 1879, and began operations - lumbering for various interests - and always buying land. they owned a 5000 or 6000 capacity mill at Grayling. They increased it to 60,000 daily capacity.
But Salling, Hanson and Co. live very much in the present. Their past has been wonderfully successful or there would be no present. It is of the present that we shall particularily deal.
They cut last year 28,609,119 feet of lumber with their two mills, being a daily average for each day in the year of 95,364 feet of lumber.
The company owns in Crawford county 7,500 acres, upon which there are 22,000,000 feet of cork pine still standing, and also 280,000,000 of plain white pine and norway. In Montmorency county they hold 1,880 acres of white pine and Norway, which will cut 23,000,000, and in Otsego 1,680 acres of white pine and norway, which will cut 16,000,000. This makes for the copmpany an ownership in white pine of 89,000,000 feet, located on 11,120 acres of land. In hardwoods Salling, Hanson & Co. have 5,840 acres in Crawford county, which will cut 24,000,000 and 11,646 acres in Otsego county, which will cut 100,000,000 feet, making all told 124,000,000 feet of hardwood lumber, located on 17,300 acres of land.
With the present capacity of the mills at Grayling the cork pine, white pine and Norway will last about five years. With what can be bought in hemlock and pine logs the life of the Grayling plant will be prolonged five years more, or ten years all told from this date.
Some time in the future a plant will be erected in Otsego county to cut their lumber in that locality.
The logging operations are conducted over the Michigan Central tracks, one of the branches of that road runs from Grayling twenty-eight miles northeast to Lewiston, Mich. Branches run out from that road to the various camps. this part of the business is in charge of Mr. N. P. SALLING, and is successfully accomplished. No more minute description of that part of the business seems necessary to the writer, for northern logging is northern logging, but there are vast differences in logs, and it is more concerning logs than logging that this article will treat.
Mr. B. E. FERNO, of the United States Forestry Department, is making an exhaustive examination of white pines, and recently made extensive researches on Salling, Hanson & Co's land near Grayling. When the report is made it will contain much interesting data.
The cork pine of Salling, Hanson Hanson & Co. is located on the north half of township 27, range 3 west, of Crawford county, Mich. It runs three or four logs to the thousand, and the logs run 50 per cent shop and better.
The two saw mill plants, which deliver the black smoke into the arms of the north wind in the winter days are the best of their kind.
The mill on the northside of the track is contained in a building 40x170 feet in size. Two stories in height.
On the north-east corner is an annex 30x40 feet in size.
The five boilers are 4x18 feet. A great deal of the offal is burned. the engine is 24x36 inches. The carriage has five head blocks and will handle logs up to 60 feet in length. The mill contains a Garland trimmer and edger, also. The lumber is taken up by an overhead carriage system of rolls from the trimmer, and is sorted at the tail of the mill to lengths, widths, grade, etc., and piled in four lines of piles, a quarter of a mile long to the east of the planing mill.
In the annex mentioned is a Perkins & Co. double blocker and a lath mill. The saw mill capacity is lumber 55,000, shingles 40,000 to 100,000,; lath, the same.
The planing mill is contained in a building 72 feet wide and 150 feet long. Cars are hauled to it by the Michigan Central switch engine.
The planing mill contains four S. A. WOODS' machines, a W. B. MERSHON & Co. Standard perfected band re saw, which has risen to fame so rapidly, and a Garland edger.
The band mill occupies a position on the south side of the track, relative to that of the mill on the north side, as also do the long piles of lumber therefrom.
The building is 40x140 feet in size, the boiler house 40x50, and contains 3 tubular boilers 4x18 feet in size. The power is transmitted by an 18x24 engine. The mill is a No. 2 Edward P. Allis band. The capacity of the mill is about 45,000 to 50,000 feet of lumber each working day. On this mill are cut the cork pine logs, and all other good lumber.
The fire protection of the plant at Grayling is superb, and ramifies and protects the town as well. There are two great pumps, one in constant action, and the other ready for action at a moment's notice. There are over 10,000 feet of 5 and 6-inch pipes and a perfect network of laterals.
The electric lights are of the arc variety, on poles fifty feet high. There are 20 of these lamps, each of 2000 candle power, and they light the yards, the mills, and the town, and there they twinkle in the frost of the winter night, when the sun and the "sun dogs" have set; and there they glow in the somnolence of summer nights, and in each case make day out of night in the land of SHOPENAGON's Cork Pine."
We add that the specialty of long timber, and special bill stuff, by this firm is recognized by the entire trade of the United States, and orders are received and promptly filled, from all parts of the Union, and an immense quantity of perfect cork pine is being shipped in the log direct to Liverpool, which is met by admiration and wonder.
The AVALANCHE claims Crawford county to be the coming banner county of the stae, that Grayling is to day the banner village, with its schools, churches and the general make up of its citizenship, and that there is no more hustling, prompt and reliable firm anywhere than Salling, Hanson & Co., whose total business is many times more than that above mentioned. (14 May 1896)

-The Misses SALLING, Lillian and Jennie, daughters of E. N. SALLING, of Manistee, are the guests of Mrs. N. P. SALLING, and other friends, this week. (30 Jul 1896)

-We glean from the Manistee Daily News of the 21st, the following notice, with an eleborate description of the event, which our space forbids our giving, though it would be of interest to many of our readers, who are acquainted with the bride and her family: "Last evening, at the home of the brides parents on Fifth street, Mr. Elmer J. CORNWELL, son of one of Saginaw's most influential and successful business men, led Miss Olga A. SALLING, one of Manistee's fairest and most accomplished daughters, to Hymen's altar. The wedding was one of beauty, elegance and refinement, nearly 200 of the ultra-fashionable set being in attendance, together with a number of out-of-town guests." The bride will be recognized here as the youngest daughter of Hon. E. N. SALLING, of the firm of Salling, Hanson & Co. (1 Mar 1900)

-Word was received here by wire Monday, of the death of E. N. SALLING at his home in Manistee. Though not unexpected it is a severe shock to our community, as his large business interests here, and personal acquaintance has made him seem like one of our own citizens. Mr. and Mrs. R. HANSON, N. MICHELSON and his daughter, Mrs. HARTWICK; Mr. and Mrs. V. SALLING, T. W. HANSON and Miss Margaret HANSON went from here to attend the funeral, yesterday. (29 Jul 1909)

-ERNEST NELSON SALLING.
MANISTEE, MICH., July 26.-Ernest Nelson SALLING, long a prominent lumberman and a respected citizen of Manistee, died at his home, 461 Fifth street, last night. He had been ill for two years of a complication of heart and kidney trouble, which had confined him to his home for the last six months. From the position of laborer in the saw mill of Mr. ENGELMANN to a place among the prominent and wealthy lubermen of this state, by perseverance and industry, are the gradations through which he passed.
Mr. SALLING was born at Viborg, Denmark, March 15, 1843. His father, Christian A. SALLING, for many years engaged in the contracting business at Viborg. There were nine children in the family, Ernest being the youngest of three boys. Until 13 years of age he attended the public schools, when he became a clerk in the mercantile establishment of his brother.
In May, 1862, Mr. SALLING left his home at Viborg and sailed to America to seek his fortune. After a short stay in New York he came west and found employment in a dry goods store in Chicago as clerk. On leaving Chicago he went to Detroit and shortly afterward made his way to Manistee, arriving here April 3, 1863. His first employment in this city was in the mill of Michael ENGELMANN as clerk. He was promoted to the position of outside foreman in the spring of 1864, in which capacity he served for two years. Until 1868 he continued in the employ of Mr. ENGELMANN, in the winter months as superintendent of the lumber camps and in the summer as outside foreman at the mill. From 1868 until 1871 he had charge of the ENGELMANN vessel property, which included five steamers carrying passengers and freight.
In 1867 Mr. SALLING became associated with R. HANSON in buying and selling pine lands under the firm name of R. Hanson & Co. This partnership continued until 1878. With Mr. ENGELMANN he bought the Waterman & Wing saw mill in Maxwelltown in 1871, operating under the style of Engelmann & Salling. A year later S. BABCOCK purchased an interest and the firm name was changed to Engelmann, Babcock & Salling. Mr. SALLING disposed of his interest in the business in 1878 and returned to Denmark, where he made a four months visit to his native land.
The firm of Salling, Hanson & Co., succeeding R. Hanson & Co., was organized in 1878, for the purpose of carrying on a general lumbering and logging business, by Mr. SALLING, R. HANSON and MICHELSON with headquarters at Grayling, which has continued until now without change except that the copartnership was changed to a corporation under the Michigan law about two years ago. The beginning here with a modest mill has grown to be one of the leading plants in the state with two large band saw mills, a shingle, stave and cedar mill and a large planing mill, besides large investments in Lewiston, Salling and Johannesburg in the same lines of manufacturing, so that their annual output is counted in millions, with other investments in different lines. This firm has valuable holdings in pine lands in Crawford, Kalkaska., Montmorency and Presque Isle counties. Mr. SALLING's individual interests extended from Manistee county to Lake, Mason and other counties on the upper peninsula, and to the state of Washington.
Mr. SALLING married Miss Marion L. JOHNSTON, of Mackinac Island, in 1867. The first Mrs. SALLING died August 26, 1882, leaving a family of five children. In 1884 he married Miss Lotta A. WHEELER, daughter of the late Abram WHEELER, of Joliet, Ill., who, with four daughters - Mrs. Oren HAWES, of Detroit; Mrs. Frederick BURDEN, of Detroit; Mrs. H. A. KANUSE, of Flint, and Mrs. E. J. CORNWELL, of Saginaw survives him. He was a member of the Masonic order, having taken the Knights Templar and the Scottish Rite degrees.
The frequent business and social visits of Mr. SALLING and his family to this village has given him nearly as familiar an acquaintance with our people, as had the resident partners, and almost our right to class him among our citizens. (5 Aug 1909)


Marion L. JOHNSTON

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:
-MASISTEE JOTTINGS.
MANISTEE, Aug. 22, 1882.
Editor Avalanche: The wife of our esteemed citizen, Mr. E. N. SALLING, died yesterday morning. Funeral to-morrow afternoon. (31 Aug 1882)

-Messrs. HANSON and MICKELSON went to Manistee last Saturday, called by a telegram announcing the death of Mrs. E. N. SALLING. (31 Aug 1882)

-ERNEST NELSON SALLING.
MANISTEE, MICH., July 26.-Ernest Nelson SALLING, long a prominent lumberman and a respected citizen of Manistee, died at his home, 461 Fifth street, last night. He had been ill for two years of a complication of heart and kidney trouble, which had confined him to his home for the last six months. From the position of laborer in the saw mill of Mr. ENGELMANN to a place among the prominent and wealthy lubermen of this state, by perseverance and industry, are the gradations through which he passed.
Mr. SALLING was born at Viborg, Denmark, March 15, 1843. His father, Christian A. SALLING, for many years engaged in the contracting business at Viborg. There were nine children in the family, Ernest being the youngest of three boys. Until 13 years of age he attended the public schools, when he became a clerk in the mercantile establishment of his brother.
In May, 1862, Mr. SALLING left his home at Viborg and sailed to America to seek his fortune. After a short stay in New York he came west and found employment in a dry goods store in Chicago as clerk. On leaving Chicago he went to Detroit and shortly afterward made his way to Manistee, arriving here April 3, 1863. His first employment in this city was in the mill of Michael ENGELMANN as clerk. He was promoted to the position of outside foreman in the spring of 1864, in which capacity he served for two years. Until 1868 he continued in the employ of Mr. ENGELMANN, in the winter months as superintendent of the lumber camps and in the summer as outside foreman at the mill. From 1868 until 1871 he had charge of the ENGELMANN vessel property, which included five steamers carrying passengers and freight.
In 1867 Mr. SALLING became associated with R. HANSON in buying and selling pine lands under the firm name of R. Hanson & Co. This partnership continued until 1878. With Mr. ENGELMANN he bought the Waterman & Wing saw mill in Maxwelltown in 1871, operating under the style of Engelmann & Salling. A year later S. BABCOCK purchased an interest and the firm name was changed to Engelmann, Babcock & Salling. Mr. SALLING disposed of his interest in the business in 1878 and returned to Denmark, where he made a four months visit to his native land.
The firm of Salling, Hanson & Co., succeeding R. Hanson & Co., was organized in 1878, for the purpose of carrying on a general lumbering and logging business, by Mr. SALLING, R. HANSON and MICHELSON with headquarters at Grayling, which has continued until now without change except that the copartnership was changed to a corporation under the Michigan law about two years ago. The beginning here with a modest mill has grown to be one of the leading plants in the state with two large band saw mills, a shingle, stave and cedar mill and a large planing mill, besides large investments in Lewiston, Salling and Johannesburg in the same lines of manufacturing, so that their annual output is counted in millions, with other investments in different lines. This firm has valuable holdings in pine lands in Crawford, Kalkaska., Montmorency and Presque Isle counties. Mr. SALLING's individual interests extended from Manistee county to Lake, Mason and other counties on the upper peninsula, and to the state of Washington.
Mr. SALLING married Miss Marion L. JOHNSTON, of Mackinac Island, in 1867. The first Mrs. SALLING died August 26, 1882, leaving a family of five children. In 1884 he married Miss Lotta A. WHEELER, daughter of the late Abram WHEELER, of Joliet, Ill., who, with four daughters - Mrs. Oren HAWES, of Detroit; Mrs. Frederick BURDEN, of Detroit; Mrs. H. A. KANUSE, of Flint, and Mrs. E. J. CORNWELL, of Saginaw survives him. He was a member of the Masonic order, having taken the Knights Templar and the Scottish Rite degrees.
The frequent business and social visits of Mr. SALLING and his family to this village has given him nearly as familiar an acquaintance with our people, as had the resident partners, and almost our right to class him among our citizens. (5 Aug 1909)


Ernest SALLING

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-DIED.
In this village, Thursday, May 23, Ernest SALLING, aged 19 years.
The deceased was the only son of E. N. SALLING, of Manistee, of the firm of Salling, Hanson & Co., of this place. He had been in the employ of the firm here for about three years, and exhibited such marked business ability as promised future success, while his social qualities won for him hosts of friends who will long mourn his early taking away. (30 May 1889)


Lillian "Lillie" SALLING

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Mr. E. N. SALLING, of Manistee, and his eldest daughter, Miss Lillie, arrived in town on a short visit to friends, last Monday evening. (11 Jul 1889)

-The Misses SALLING, Lillian and Jennie, daughters of E. N. SALLING, of Manistee, are the guests of Mrs. N. P. SALLING, and other friends, this week. (30 Jul 1896)


Jennie SALLING

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-The Misses SALLING, Lillian and Jennie, daughters of E. N. SALLING, of Manistee, are the guests of Mrs. N. P. SALLING, and other friends, this week. (30 Jul 1896)


Allen CATON

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 Ada CATON, of Newburgh, Ont., is visiting her sister, Mrs. RATTRAY, for a few weeks. (7 Sep 1882)

-We notice by the Napanee (Ont.) Beaver, an account of the sudden death of Allen CATON, Esq., of Newburgh, from disease of the spine. The following is part of the obituary notice of that journal:
"Deceased was a man very widely known in this section, and few local men possessed the confidence and respect of the public to a greater extent than he. Suave in manner, gentle of speech, prompt in all business matters, always courteous and obliging, it was a pleasure to meet him either in public or private, yet he had great force of character, which made his influence, though wielded in a quiet way, of very decided effect in the community. He was for many years an active, consistent member of the Methodist Church, and lent his aid to the promotion of social and moral reform. He took an active interest in educational and municipal matters, being a school trustee continuously for nearly forty years, and a member of the municipal council for a considerable period. He was reeve of the village for three years, and we have a pleasing recollection of the earnestness, force, intelligence and dignity which characterized his labors in the County Council, and which entitled him to be classed among the foremost of our municipal legislators." Mr. CATON was the father of Mrs. RATTRAY, of this village, who has gone to Canada to attend the final obsequis. (8 Jul 1886)


Ada CATON

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 Ada CATON, of Newburgh, Ont., is visiting her sister, Mrs. RATTRAY, for a few weeks. (7 Sep 1882)


Mrs. RATTRAY CATON

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 Ada CATON, of Newburgh, Ont., is visiting her sister, Mrs. RATTRAY, for a few weeks. (7 Sep 1882)


Jasper HOYT

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Bagley Township, Otsego, MI:
name - Jasper HOYT
a.43
b.Apr 1857 in NY
occupation - Farmer
married to Mary I. 19 years
f.b.NY
m.b.NY

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:
-BIRTHS.
To Mr. and Mrs. J. HOYT, on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 1882, a daughter. (21 Sep 1882)

-Mrs. J. HOYT, daughter of J. K. BATES, Esq., is very sick with Bilious fever. We trust she will soon recover. (11 Oct 1888)

-BORN-On the 20th inst., to Mr. and Mrs. J. HOYT, a daughter; weight, ten pounds. (26 Apr 1894)

-ITEMS OF INTEREST
FOR THE WEEKS CORRESPONDING
WITH THE PRESENT - IN THE
HISTORY OF GRAYLING
1881.
J. W. BOWERS, of Center Pl's. and Miss Harriet D. ROGERS, of Beaver Creek, were married. Also Jasper HOYTand Miss BATES of this village. (5 Jul 1894)

-BORN-At Gaylord, on the 23d, inst., to Mr. and Mrs. Jap HOYT, a son. (30 Dec 1897)


Mary BATES

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Bagley Township, Otsego, MI:
name - Mary I. or J. HOYT
a.38
b.Aug 1861 in NY
married to Jasper HOYT 19 years
mother of 4 children of which 4 still survived
f.b.England
m.b.England

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. HOYT, daughter of J. K. BATES, Esq., is very sick with Bilious fever. We trust she will soon recover. (11 Oct 1888)

-ITEMS OF INTEREST
FOR THE WEEKS CORRESPONDING
WITH THE PRESENT - IN THE
HISTORY OF GRAYLING
1881.
J. W. BOWERS, of Center Pl's. and Miss Harriet D. ROGERS, of Beaver Creek, were married. Also Jasper HOYT and Miss BATES of this village. (5 Jul 1894)

-Mrs. J. HOYT went to Yipsilanti, yesterday, to be present at the graduation of her sister, Miss Agnes BATES. (25 Jun 1896)

-Mrs. J. K. BATES went to Gaylord, last Friday morning, to assist in taking care of the new heir to Mr. and Mrs. HOYT. (30 Dec 1897)

-Mrs. M. A. BATES and son, Emerson, of Grayling, Mrs. W. GAFFEY and two children, of New York, Mrs. George HATHAWAY and two children, of Millersburg, are visiting their sister, Mrs. J. HOYT. Mrs. HOYT held a family reunion on Wednesday.-Gaylord Times. (6 Sep 1906)


Nellie HOYT

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Bagley Township, Otsego, MI:
name - Nellie HOYT
a.17
b.Sep 1882 in MI
f.b.NY
m.b.NY


Margaret E. HOYT

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Bagley Township, Otsego, MI:
name - Margaret E. HOYT
a.9
b.Apr 1891 in MI
f.b.NY
m.b.NY


Donna V. HOYT

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Bagley Township, Otsego, MI:
name - Donna V. HOYT
a.6
b.Apr 1894 in MI
f.b.NY
m.b.NY


George J. HOYT

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Bagley Township, Otsego, MI:
name - George J. HOYT
a.2
b.Dec 1897 in MI
f.b.NY
m.b.NY


Hans ANDERSON

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, Saturday, Sept. 30th, 1882, at the house of N. MICKLESON, by Rev. Wm. PUTNAM, Mr. Hans ANDERSON and Miss Maren BORGERSON, all of this city. (5 Oct 1882)

-On the 15th inst., to Mrs. Hans ANDERSEN, a son. (16 Oct 1884)

-MARRIED.-On the 26th ult., at the residence of Hans ANDERSEN, at Portage Lake, by J. K. BATES, J. P., Mr. Johan RAS..............to Miss.................... (6 Aug 1885)

-The wife of Hans ANDERSAN, who resides on Maple street, died last Monday. Funeral services were held today, Rev. J. M. FENN, of West Branch, officiating. (20 Aug 1891)

-MARRIED-On last Saturday evening, by Justice WOODBURN, Mr. Hans ANDERSON and Mrs. Martha CESTAINA. All of Grayling. (25 Feb 1892)


Maren BORGERSON

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, Saturday, Sept. 30th, 1882, at the house of N. MICKLESON, by Rev. Wm. PUTNAM, Mr. Hans ANDERSON and Miss Maren BORGERSON, all of this city. (5 Oct 1882)

-On the 15th inst., to Mrs. Hans ANDERSEN, a son. (16 Oct 1884)

-The wife of Hans ANDERSAN, who resides on Maple street, died last Monday. Funeral services were held today, Rev. J. M. FENN, of West Branch, officiating. (20 Aug 1891)


Hans ANDERSON

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, Saturday, Sept. 30th, 1882, at the house of N. MICKLESON, by Rev. Wm. PUTNAM, Mr. Hans ANDERSON and Miss Maren BORGERSON, all of this city. (5 Oct 1882)

-On the 15th inst., to Mrs. Hans ANDERSEN, a son. (16 Oct 1884)

-MARRIED.-On the 26th ult., at the residence of Hans ANDERSEN, at Portage Lake, by J. K. BATES, J. P., Mr. Johan RAS..............to Miss.................... (6 Aug 1885)

-The wife of Hans ANDERSAN, who resides on Maple street, died last Monday. Funeral services were held today, Rev. J. M. FENN, of West Branch, officiating. (20 Aug 1891)

-MARRIED-On last Saturday evening, by Justice WOODBURN, Mr. Hans ANDERSON and Mrs. Martha CESTAINA. All of Grayling. (25 Feb 1892)


Mrs. Martha CESTAINA

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-On last Saturday evening, by Justice WOODBURN, Mr. Hans ANDERSON and Mrs. Martha CESTAINA. All of Grayling. (25 Feb 1892)


Peter DANDURANS

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, Oct. 8, 1882, by Rev. Wm. PUTNAM, Peter DANDURANS and Lillie MOREAU, all of this city. (12 Oct 1882)


Lillie MOREAU

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, Oct. 8, 1882, by Rev. Wm. PUTNAM, Peter DANDURANS and Lillie MOREAU, all of this city. (12 Oct 1882)

-DIED.-On the 9th inst., Mrs. Lily May DANDURAND, wife of Peter DANDURAND, of Grayling, Mich. Mrs. (the next few words are unreadable) child a few months old. (14 May 1885)


R. R. CONNINE

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 met a pleasant party in the office of Main J. CONNINE, last week, representing four generations, and all in the enjoyment of perfect health. Master Ward CONNINE, aged 6 years; M. J. CONNINE, Atty. at Law, in this city; R. N. CONNINE and R. R. CONNINE of Traverse City, the latter 82 years old, and great grandfather of Master Ward. (11 Sep 1884)

-Messrs. M. J. & R. D. CONNINE and their families went to Traverse City last tuesday, to attend the funeral of their grandfather. (21 Jul 1887)


Mrs. PORTER

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. PORTER, of Deerfield, this State arrived in the city last week, and is a gurest of her daughter, Mrs. S. EDGCUMBE. (19 Apr 1883)


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