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

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Frederick JENSON

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-MARRIED.
In this city, Saturday, June 16th, 1883, by Rev. Wm. PUTNAM, Mr. Frederick JENSON and Miss Anne Christine NELSON, both of Grayling. (14 Jun 1883)

-BORN.
On Saturday, March 15th, 1884, to Mr. and Mrs. Fred JENSON, a son. (20 Mar 1884)


Anne Christine NELSON

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, June 16th, 1883, by Rev. Wm. PUTNAM, Mr. Frederick JENSON and Miss Anne Christine NELSON, both of Grayling. (14 Jun 1883)


STEWART

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. STEWART, of Oakland county, visited a few days in the city last week guest of Mr. and Mrs. R. P. FORBES. Mrs. STEWART is a sister to Mr. FORBES. (21 Jun 1883)


Mrs. STEWART FORBES

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. STEWART, of Oakland county, visited a few days in the city last week guest of Mr. and Mrs. R. P. FORBES. Mrs. STEWART is a sister to Mr. FORBES. (21 Jun 1883)


Charles STEWART

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:
-Charles STEWARD of Flint came up last week to spend Thanksgiving with his mother at the home of his Uncle R. P. FORBES. (7 Dec 1905)


Dr. G. M. F. DAVIS

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:
-Geo. F. WELLS, late of Wisconsin but now residing at Brockway Center, of this State, is visiting his uncle, Dr. G. M. F. DAVIS. (21 Jun 1883)

-BORN.-In this city, Friday, Dec. 25th, to Mrs. G. M. F. DAVIS, a son. A fine christmas gift to the genial Doctor. (1 Jan 1885)

-Mrs. Dr. DAVIS went to Saginaw county last Tuesday to visit her brother, Ed. WILSON, who shot himself accidentally, while hunting rabbits. (8 Dec 1887)

-Dr. G. M. F. DAVIS, an old resident of Grayling, is the father of a young son, thereby increasing the democratic vote, in the future, in Genessee county. (9 Oct 1890)

-Dr. DAVIS, an old resident of Grayling, and at one time County Treasurer, died at his home, near Montrose, last Monday, while at the dinner table. The body was buried on Friday. (14 Jun 1894)


WILSON

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. Dr. DAVIS went to Saginaw county last Tuesday to visit her brother, Ed. WILSON, who shot himself accidentally, while hunting rabbits. (8 Dec 1887)


Henry H. SCHILLINGER

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 Gaylord, Tuesday, July 3, 1883, by Rev. S. EDGCUMBE, of this city, Mr. Henry H. SCHILLINGER and Miss Julia A. ORTH, both of that city. (5 Jul 1883)


Julia A. ORTH

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 Gaylord, Tuesday, July 3, 1883, by Rev. S. EDGCUMBE, of this city, Mr. Henry H. SCHILLINGER and Miss Julia A. ORTH, both of that city. (5 Jul 1883)


DAVIDSON

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-CORRESPONDENCE.
SOURTH BRANCH, June 26, 1883.
Dr. John C. DAVIDSON died at Yankton, Dakota Territory, June 16, 1883.
Dr. DAVIDSON was a brother of Wm. DAVIDSON, late of Grayling, and also of Mrs. I. H. RICHARDSON, of South Branch. His remains were taken to his old home - Newport, Monroe Co., this State - for interment. The Dr. being an honored member of the F. & A. M. brotherhood, his casket was marked with the emblem of the brotherhood and properly interred by the brothers. He had been for nearly three years employed by the United States as physician and surgeon in the above mentioned Territory. (5 Jul 1883)


Dr. John C. DAVIDSON

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-CORRESPONDENCE.
SOURTH BRANCH, June 26, 1883.
Dr. John C. DAVIDSON died at Yankton, Dakota Territory, June 16, 1883.
Dr. DAVIDSON was a brother of Wm. DAVIDSON, late of Grayling, and also of Mrs. I. H. RICHARDSON, of South Branch. His remains were taken to his old home - Newport, Monroe Co., this State - for interment. The Dr. being an honored member of the F. & A. M. brotherhood, his casket was marked with the emblem of the brotherhood and properly interred by the brothers. He had been for nearly three years employed by the United States as physician and surgeon in the above mentioned Territory. (5 Jul 1883)


Wm. DAVIDSON

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-CORRESPONDENCE.
SOURTH BRANCH, June 26, 1883.
Dr. John C. DAVIDSON died at Yankton, Dakota Territory, June 16, 1883.
Dr. DAVIDSON was a brother of Wm. DAVIDSON, late of Grayling, and also of Mrs. I. H. RICHARDSON, of South Branch. His remains were taken to his old home - Newport, Monroe Co., this State - for interment. The Dr. being an honored member of the F. & A. M. brotherhood, his casket was marked with the emblem of the brotherhood and properly interred by the brothers. He had been for nearly three years employed by the United States as physician and surgeon in the above mentioned Territory. (5 Jul 1883)


Mrs. I. H. RICHARDSON DAVIDSON

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-CORRESPONDENCE.
SOURTH BRANCH, June 26, 1883.
Dr. John C. DAVIDSON died at Yankton, Dakota Territory, June 16, 1883.
Dr. DAVIDSON was a brother of Wm. DAVIDSON, late of Grayling, and also of Mrs. I. H. RICHARDSON, of South Branch. His remains were taken to his old home - Newport, Monroe Co., this State - for interment. The Dr. being an honored member of the F. & A. M. brotherhood, his casket was marked with the emblem of the brotherhood and properly interred by the brothers. He had been for nearly three years employed by the United States as physician and surgeon in the above mentioned Territory. (5 Jul 1883)


PROSSER

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. Douglass PROSSER, of Hillsdale, this State, 4th of Julied in this city. He was a guest of his sister, Mrs. C. E. STRUNK. (5 Jul 1883)


Douglass PROSSER

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. Douglass PROSSER, of Hillsdale, this State, 4th of Julied in this city. He was a guest of his sister, Mrs. C. E. STRUNK. (5 Jul 1883)


Albert RODRICK

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, on Saturday, July 7th, 1883, at the residence of C. E. STRUNK, by Rev. Wm. PUTNAM, Mr. Albert RODRICK and Miss Mattie C. SILSBEE, both of this city.
May peace and prosperity ever attend the happy couple. (5 Jul 1883)


Mattie C. SILSBEE

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Arbela, Tuscola, MI:
name - Mattie C. SILSBEE
a.17
b.NY
f.b.NY
m.b.MI

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, on Saturday, July 7th, 1883, at the residence of C. E. STRUNK, by Rev. Wm. PUTNAM, Mr. Albert RODRICK and Miss Mattie C. SILSBEE, both of this city.
May peace and prosperity ever attend the happy couple. (5 Jul 1883)

-Mrs. A. RODERIC, and Mrs. J. COWELL of Montana, who will be remembered as the "Silsby girl twins," have been visiting friends here for a week. They started on their return to their western home, Tuesday. (30 May 1901)


Mrs. Amos BIDWELL

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:
-HE MET HIS FATE.
Some two weeks ago one Christopher PERREY, employed in McDONALD's camp some 16 miles east of this place, entered the farm premises of Mr. Amos BIDDWELL, of Charlton, and made indecent overtures to Mrs. BIDWELL, who was alone at the time, and which she repelled and ordered him away, when he threatened to shoot her and shipped out his revolver to carry out his base threat, but which failed to go off as it had got out of order. Again on Tuesday the 3d inst. he visited the premises in the absence of her husband, and approaching the house was discovered by her, when she seized a loaded Winchester repeating rifle and ordered him not to come further or she would shoot but unmindful of her warning and only anxious to secure his intended victim he continued to advance, when she fired and missed, but he still advanced, and when within a few feet of her he met his just fate, for she again fired, when he threw up his arms and fell backwards to the ground. Frightened and almost horrified, and without looking to see or knowing the fatality of the shot, the brave little woman hastily fled and notified her near neighbors of what she had done, and on Wednesday the body was brought to this village by Coroner DARLING, she coming also with her husband and surrendering herself up to the authorities. A jury was then empaneled, and an inquest held by Drs. WARNER and FOX, and the ball found to have entered the right side between the 2d and 3d ribs, passing through the right lobe of the lung near the heart, severing the right bronchial artery, emerging near the spine, and causing death almost instantly. After the evidence and testimony was all in and the inquest over, the jury, on short deliberation, rendered the verdict "that Christopher PERREY came to his death by a gunshot wound inflicted by Mrs. Jennie BIDWELL, in self-defense."
Mrs. BIDWELL is a young and quite pretty looking woman, and sustains an excellent reputation among her neighbors for industrious, prudent, and virtuous habits, and the verdict of acquittal meets with universal approval. her victim was a man of bad repute, of French extraction, and was upwards of 50 years of age.
Since placing the above in type we learn that on preparing the body for interment it was discovered that the first shot had taken effect in the fleshy part of the right thigh, which the hurried and partial examination had failed to disclose to the astute doctors. - Otsego County Herald. (12 Jul 1883)


Joseph WHITE

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-CORRESPONDENCE.
FREDERICVILLE.
EDITOR AVALANCHE: The wife of Joseph WHITE, of this village, died of consumption and was buried last week. (26 Jul 1883)

-LEWISTON ITEMS.
DIED-on the 30th last, Willard E., eldest son of Mrs. Joseph WHITE; aged nine years. The remains were taken to Grayling for interment. This is the first sheaf gathered by the Ancient Reaper in our little town. (10 Nov 1892)


Mrs. Joseph WHITE

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-CORRESPONDENCE.
FREDERICVILLE.
EDITOR AVALANCHE: The wife of Joseph WHITE, of this village, died of consumption and was buried last week. (26 Jul 1883)


Willard E. WHITE

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:
-LEWISTON ITEMS.
DIED-on the 30th last, Willard E., eldest son of Mrs. Joseph WHITE; aged nine years. The remains were taken to Grayling for interment. This is the first sheaf gathered by the Ancient Reaper in our little town. (10 Nov 1892)


Frank A. BALDWIN

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.
A very pleasant episode occurred in the usually quiet society of our place, at the residence of M. D. OSBAND, on Thursday the 12th inst. The occasion was the marriage of his daughter Nellie, to Frank A. BALDWIN, Esq., of Gaylord. The Rev. Wm. PUTNAM officiated in the presence of a few friends. Numerous congratulations had preceded the occasion from distant friends, accompanied by substantial tokens of affection and hearty good wishes. - Gaylord will be their future home. (19 Mar 1885)

-FREDERIC ITEMS.
Hon. F. A. BALDWIN and wife of Gaylord, quietly celebrated the second anniversary of their marriage, at the residence of her parents at this place last Saturday, the 12th inst. One of the guests, a little fellow, just old enough to prattle pa-pa and ma-ma, set with them at the table, but for obvious reasons was not present at the wedding, though quite welcome now. (17 Mar 1887)

-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)

-A great sorrow entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. BALDWIN last Sunday, from the grim reaper, Death, stealthily entered therein and bereft them of their darling son. Short services were held at the house Monday afternoon, in which Elder BALMER spake consoling words and pointed to the inscrutable ways of an all-wise Providence which are past finding out. The sympathy of the community goes out to them in this their hour of grief. - Otsego Co. Herald. (6 Jun 1888)


Nellie 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:
-CORRESPONDENCE.
FREDERICVILLE.
EDITOR AVALANCHE: M. D. OSBAND's daughter, Nellie, recently graduated from the high school at Lansing, has come to take up her abode with her parents of this village.
Mr. OSBAND has had his name and business painted on the front of his store. (26 Jul 1883)

-FREDERICVILLE ITEMS.
A very pleasant episode occurred in the usually quiet society of our place, at the residence of M. D. OSBAND, on Thursday the 12th inst. The occasion was the marriage of his daughter Nellie, to Frank A. BALDWIN, Esq., of Gaylord. The Rev. Wm. PUTNAM officiated in the presence of a few friends. Numerous congratulations had preceded the occasion from distant friends, accompanied by substantial tokens of affection and hearty good wishes. - Gaylord will be their future home. (19 Mar 1885)

-FREDERIC ITEMS.
Hon. F. A. BALDWIN and wife of Gaylord, quietly celebrated the second anniversary of their marriage, at the residence of her parents at this place last Saturday, the 12th inst. One of the guests, a little fellow, just old enough to prattle pa-pa and ma-ma, set with them at the table, but for obvious reasons was not present at the wedding, though quite welcome now. (17 Mar 1887)

-Mrs. F. A. BALDWIN accompanied her father, Mr. OSBAND, who has been visiting at her home, to Lansing to spend the holidays. They started from here Sunday night. - Otsego Co. News. (3 Jan 1889)


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