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

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CRAMPTON

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:
-CENTER PLAINS NOTES.
Mr. Norman CRAMPTON, brother of Mrs. Addie CURRAN, arrived from Pennsylvania last week and will perhaps remain in our county. (30 Aug 1883)


Norman CRAMPTON

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:
-CENTER PLAINS NOTES.
Mr. Norman CRAMPTON, brother of Mrs. Addie CURRAN, arrived from Pennsylvania last week and will perhaps remain in our county. (30 Aug 1883)


Mrs. Addie CURRAN CRAMPTON

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:
-CENTER PLAINS NOTES.
Mr. Norman CRAMPTON, brother of Mrs. Addie CURRAN, arrived from Pennsylvania last week and will perhaps remain in our county. (30 Aug 1883)


W. S. 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:
-County clerk O. J. had the pleasure of entertaining his father-in-law, W. S. PORTER, Esq., of Springport, Jackson county, during the past week. (18 Oct 1883)


Mrs. C. D. CASTER 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. C. D. CASTEE, of Jackson county, is visiting her sister, Mrs. O. J. BELL. (13 Sep 1883)

-Mrs. C. D. CASTER and Miss Mertie BELL, sister of Mrs. O. J. BELL and niece of County Clerk BELL, took the morning train for their Jackson county home yesterday. (27 Sep 1883)

-Miss PORTER and Mrs. CASTER, of Springport, sisters of Mrs. O. J. BELL and Mrs. G. HALL, are making them a visit. (3 Jun 1886)


BARKER

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.
Jesse A. BARKER was born in Dutchess county N. Y., in October 1819, and went through the usual boyhood routine of measles, mumps and whooping caugh, till his fourteenth birthday, when with his brothers and sisters he started for the then almost unexplored West and located at Manchester in Washtenaw county, where he remained four years, and returned to New York, working summers and attending school winters for three years, and then came back and bought a small farm, beginning real life in 1841 by marrying Miss Caroline STYLES. Four years later, the neighbors got too thick, and he went to Cascade, Kent county, where settlers were scarce and non-resident land plenty, but after seven years, May 10, 1852, the pioneer spirit again took possession of him, and with his brother George he started for Big Rapids, which village consisted on one house, and was then without a township organization, which, when made, was called Grant, and included all of Osceola and two towns in Mecosta county. Osceola had one resident, in the person of D. A. BLODGETT, who is well known now as a millionaire lumberman.
Mr. BARKER settled three miles north of the present site of Big Rapids and the day after his arrival 26 inches of snow fell, which was a cooler of his ardor for farming; but in company with the music of howling wolves he went to work and made a farm and home, where comfort and happiness reigned till the morning of the spring election, in 1876, when he cast the ballot of a free American citizen, hitched up his team and started across the country for Grayling, his family coming after by rail. he remained a short time in the village and then began farming at Frederic, and in July began the first improvement for the village of Frederic, except a beginning made by M. S. DILLEY.
This is a brief outline of a life passed in pleasant toil, building homes and though uneventful, it may be called successful, ever surrounded with home love and home comforts, holding the respect and confidence of his neighbors and friends and reaching a ripe old age with honor. What more is needed? (10 Jan 1889)


George BARKER

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.
Jesse A. BARKER was born in Dutchess county N. Y., in October 1819, and went through the usual boyhood routine of measles, mumps and whooping caugh, till his fourteenth birthday, when with his brothers and sisters he started for the then almost unexplored West and located at Manchester in Washtenaw county, where he remained four years, and returned to New York, working summers and attending school winters for three years, and then came back and bought a small farm, beginning real life in 1841 by marrying Miss Caroline STYLES. Four years later, the neighbors got too thick, and he went to Cascade, Kent county, where settlers were scarce and non-resident land plenty, but after seven years, May 10, 1852, the pioneer spirit again took possession of him, and with his brother George he started for Big Rapids, which village consisted on one house, and was then without a township organization, which, when made, was called Grant, and included all of Osceola and two towns in Mecosta county. Osceola had one resident, in the person of D. A. BLODGETT, who is well known now as a millionaire lumberman.
Mr. BARKER settled three miles north of the present site of Big Rapids and the day after his arrival 26 inches of snow fell, which was a cooler of his ardor for farming; but in company with the music of howling wolves he went to work and made a farm and home, where comfort and happiness reigned till the morning of the spring election, in 1876, when he cast the ballot of a free American citizen, hitched up his team and started across the country for Grayling, his family coming after by rail. he remained a short time in the village and then began farming at Frederic, and in July began the first improvement for the village of Frederic, except a beginning made by M. S. DILLEY.
This is a brief outline of a life passed in pleasant toil, building homes and though uneventful, it may be called successful, ever surrounded with home love and home comforts, holding the respect and confidence of his neighbors and friends and reaching a ripe old age with honor. What more is needed? (10 Jan 1889)


Wm. W. BARNES

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.
Im Maple Forest, on the 27th ult., George, infant son of Wm. W. BARNES, aged two years. (4 Oct 1883)

-BORN-On yesterday morning, to Mr. and Mrs. BARNES, a daughter. (17 Jun 1886)

-DIED, Wednesday, Sept. 5th, an infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. BARNES. They have the sympathy of many friends. (6 Sep 1888)


George BARNES

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.
Im Maple Forest, on the 27th ult., George, infant son of Wm. W. BARNES, aged two years. (4 Oct 1883)


Mrs. Chas. VINCENT

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. Chas. VINCENT, of South Branch township, died on Sunday. (11 Oct 1883)


Charles VINCENT

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. Chas. VINCENT, of South Branch township, died on Sunday. Oct 1883)

-The aged mother of Chas. VINCENT, of Center Plains township, who has been residing with him for the past two months, died Monday morning, Jan. 11 at 8 o'clock a. m. Deceased has for some time resided with a daughter in Ionia and was in her 86th year.-Ros. News. (27 Jan 1886)

-M. E. HAGERMAN, a former resident of this county, (Beaver Creek Tp.,), has bought a farm near Carson City, where he now resides. Chas. VINCENT, another old resident of this county, is with him. (3 Apr 1902)

-Charles VINCENT, one of the pioneers of this county, now living at Belding, Mich., dropped in on us, Monday. Welcome. (9 Oct 1902)

-News received here this morning of the death of one of our old residents, Chas. VINCENT, 80 years of age, who has been making his home with his nephew, H. H. VINCENT of Nashville. Mr. VINCENT died very suddenly Tuesday evening at about six o'clock of heart failure. - Roscommon News. (5 Nov 1908)


Robert A. BARBER

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 Fredericville, by Justice Jesse A. BARKER, on Sept. 30th, 1883, Robert A. BARBER and Miss Rebecca GORDON, both of Fredericville. (18 Oct 1883)

-FREDERIC ITEMS.
R. A. BARBER started last Friday for Reese, Mich. We understand Mr. B. contemplates moving there soon. (17 Dec 1891)

-FREDERIC ITEMS.
R. A. BARBER has decided to locate at Elkton, Mich. His household goods were forwarded him last week. (21 Jan 1892)


Rebecca GORDON

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 Fredericville, by Justice Jesse A. BARKER, on Sept. 30th, 1883, Robert A. BARBER and Miss Rebecca GORDON, both of Fredericville. (18 Oct 1883)


Charles BARBER

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:
-On behalf of our son and daughter, Fred and Bella BARBER. We thank those ladies who in their goodness of heart administered to them so faithfully in their sore affliction.
CHAS. BARBER. (28 Jan 1892)

-DIED-At his home in the village of Frederic, Saturday January 29th., Charles BARBER, aged 64 years.
Mr. BARBER was one of the pioneers of Crawford county, and a man largely identified with its growth. He served his township as Clerk, Supervisor and Justice of the Peace, with fidelity and general satisfaction to his constituents. For more than two years past he has suffered from a heart trouble, and for many years with acute rheumatism, and for the last two months such agony, that he was unable to lie down, and was confined night and day to his chair, so that it seemed, as he said, that death would be welcome. He leaves his wife, and one son, Charles S., in Frederic; Fred. the eldest, a resident of Grayling; a daughter, Mrs. Carrie SCULLY, of West Branch, and another son, Robert, in Monroe county, who will ever remember him as a loving husband and a kind and indulgent father. (3 Feb 1898)

-Married-March 16th, at Frederic, Mrs. Rhoda BARBER and Mr. Thomas F. KING. Rev. J. J. WILLITTS officiating. (27 Mar 1902)


Rhoda

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Frederic, Crawford, MI:
name - Rhoda BARBER
a.66
b.Jul 1833 in Canada
Widowed
mother of 6 children of which 4 still survived
occupation - Day Labor
Immigrated to US 1881, lived in US 18 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:
-OBITUARY.
DIED-In Fredericville, Crawford Co., Mich., May 22d, Amelia, wife of E. WILBUR, and daughter of Charles and Rhoda BARBER. Mrs. WILBUR was born in Canada in 1852, and at the time of her death was 34 years of age. She came with her family 4 years ago, and at once identified herself with the people, naturally social and genial, she soon found a circle of warm friends. She was a good singer; a good christian; much attached to the church and S. S; although adverse circumstances and poor health had prevented her attending services for some time. She leaves a husband and six children and a large circle of riends to mourn her loss. The funeral was largely attended and among the floral decorations was a beautiful white cross. The services were conducted by Rev. G. M. GIGELOW, of Graying. N. E. D.
Fredericville, May 25th. (27 May 1886)

-Married-March 16th, at Frederic, Mrs. Rhoda BARBER and Mr. Thomas F. KING. Rev. J. J. WILLITTS officiating. (27 Mar 1902)


Harry MARVIN

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 many friends of Mr. Harry MARVIN, of Beaver Creek township, will be pained to learn that all hope for his recovery has been abandoned. Supervisor James reported Monday that he probably ere this had passed away. (18 Oct 1883)

-Mr. H. MARVIN, of Beaver Creek, died on the 17th inst. he was one of the pioneers of the township, a successful farmer, a kind neighbor and a worthy citizen whose loss will be greatly felt. A dispatch from his old home at Ovid to the Bay City Tribune says: "Harry MARVIN, formerly a well known citizen of this place, died at Beaver Creek, Crawford county, on the 17th. He came to Ovid in 1857, and at different times has run a stave factory, built the cast wheat house, sold goods and propagated the celebrated MARVIN strawberry. He leaves a wife and five children." (25 Oct 1883)


Flora MARVIN

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 Blanche MARVIN, who for more than two years has suffered untold agony, first from inflamatory rheumatism, and later from abcess and necrosis, entered into rest, March 6th., and was buried to-day. (7 Mar 1895)

-CARD OF THANKS.
We greatly desire to acknowledge all the many acts of kindness shown us during the last few months, and to especially thank the ladies of the W. R. C. for their aid, and our friends and neighbors for their sympathy and personal assistance. May Heaven prosper and richly reward them all.
FLORA MARVIN, ADDIE MARVIN and CHARLIE MARVIN. (14 Mar 1895)

-Miss Flora MARVIN and her sister, Mrs. A. L. TRUMLEY, are visiting in Maple Forest this week. (22 Aug 1901)


Blanche MARVIN

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 Blanche MARVIN, who for more than two years has suffered untold agony, first from inflamatory rheumatism, and later from abcess and necrosis, entered into rest, March 6th., and was buried to-day. (7 Mar 1895)

-CARD OF THANKS.
We greatly desire to acknowledge all the many acts of kindness shown us during the last few months, and to especially thank the ladies of the W. R. C. for their aid, and our friends and neighbors for their sympathy and personal assistance. May Heaven prosper and richly reward them all.
FLORA MARVIN, ADDIE MARVIN and CHARLIE MARVIN. (14 Mar 1895)


Charlie MARVIN

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 Blanche MARVIN, who for more than two years has suffered untold agony, first from inflamatory rheumatism, and later from abcess and necrosis, entered into rest, March 6th., and was buried to-day. (7 Mar 1895)

-CARD OF THANKS.
We greatly desire to acknowledge all the many acts of kindness shown us during the last few months, and to especially thank the ladies of the W. R. C. for their aid, and our friends and neighbors for their sympathy and personal assistance. May Heaven prosper and richly reward them all.
FLORA MARVIN, ADDIE MARVIN and CHARLIE MARVIN. (14 Mar 1895)


Archibald MCFARLAND

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. R. McFARLAND, of Maple Forest, returned last week from Fowler, Ohio, where he had been to attend the last sad rites of his father, Archibald McFARLAND, who was drowned in a well while making repairs. Just how it happened will remain a mystery, but it is surmised he slipped and fell in such a manner as to be unable to extricate himself. (1 Nov 1883)


E. R. MCFARLAND

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. R. McFARLAND, of Maple Forest, returned last week from Fowler, Ohio, where he had been to attend the last sad rites of his father, Archibald McFARLAND, who was drowned in a well while making repairs. Just how it happened will remain a mystery, but it is surmised he slipped and fell in such a manner as to be unable to extricate himself. (1 Nov 1883)

-E. r. McFARLAND, a former resident of Maple Forest, made us a pleasant call, Monday. He is digging wells in Otsego, Cheboygan and Emmett countyies, often reaching a depth of two hundred feet. (12 Dec 1895)


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