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

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GARRISH

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. W. W. CUMMER, of Cadillac, has been visiting in our city, the guest of her brother, Mr. GARRISH. (6 Mar 1884)


GARRISH

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. W. W. CUMMER, of Cadillac, has been visiting in our city, the guest of her brother, Mr. GARRISH. (6 Mar 1884)


Mrs. W. W. CUMMER GARRISH

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. W. W. CUMMER, of Cadillac, has been visiting in our city, the guest of her brother, Mr. GARRISH. (6 Mar 1884)


Soloman RINEY

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 Sanderson's hotel, in Grayling, Aug. 13, Soloman RINEY and Miss Ina AYERS, both of Williams county, Ohio. O. PALMER J. P., officiating. (19 Aug 1886)


Ida AYERS

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 Sanderson's hotel, in Grayling, Aug. 13, Soloman RINEY and Miss Ina AYERS, both of Williams county, Ohio. O. PALMER J. P., officiating. (19 Aug 1886)


Adelbert SWADER

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 Monday, March 10th, 1884, at the residence of John TRACY, by Jas. K. BATES, Esq., Mr. Adelbert SWADER to Miss Martha MORRISON (nee Mrs. GETTY) both of this place. (13 Mar 1884)


Martha MORRISON

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 Monday, March 10th, 1884, at the residence of John TRACY, by Jas. K. BATES, Esq., Mr. Adelbert SWADER to Miss Martha MORRISON (nee Mrs. GETTY) both of this place. (13 Mar 1884)


GETTY

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 Monday, March 10th, 1884, at the residence of John TRACY, by Jas. K. BATES, Esq., Mr. Adelbert SWADER to Miss Martha MORRISON (nee Mrs. GETTY) both of this place. (13 Mar 1884)


Martha MORRISON

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 Monday, March 10th, 1884, at the residence of John TRACY, by Jas. K. BATES, Esq., Mr. Adelbert SWADER to Miss Martha MORRISON (nee Mrs. GETTY) both of this place. (13 Mar 1884)


Albert E. NEWMAN

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Morley, Mecosta, MI:
name - Albert E. NEWMAN
a.44
b.abt 1836 in MI
occupation - Unknown
married to Catherine
f.b.PA
m.b.PA

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:
-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)

-Mrs. Ada LOOZE, of Ovid, Clinton county, is visiting with her uncle, A. E. NEWMAN. (21 Aug 1884)

-A. E. NEWMAN is to be congratulated, his daughter, Mrs. RAYMOND, presented him with a grand-daughter, on last Tuesday. Grandfather and all are doing as well as could be expected. (11 Mar 1886)

-A brother of A. E. NEWMAN, county surveyor, who resides at Billings, Montana Ty, sent him an Indian pipe as a present, which was presented to him by Running Wolf, a Chief of the Crow tribe, as a token of friendship. (1 Dec 1887)

-A. E. NEWMAN returned from Oscoda county last Friday, found that his brother from Montana had been to visit him during his absence. He took the early train Saturday morning for Oakland county, where he expects to come up with him at the residence of another brother. (22 Dec 1887)

-Mrs. E. T. RAYMOND and her children arrived Monday from their Montanna home to visit at her father's, A. NEWMAN. (21 Aug 1890)

-A. E. NEWMAN bids farewell to Grayling today. He moves to Bay City for the present, but his longing eye is turned to the far West. We have other citizens that we would rather spare, but if he will go we only wish him good luck. (14 May 1891)

-A private letter from A. E. NEWMAN, states that he has bought a residence in Saginaw, and will make that city his home. He has copyrighted a pocket form for field notes of United sates surveys for a township, that will prove of value to surveyors, and outght to make him some money. (28 Apr 1892)

-A. E. NEWMAN and family, old residents of Grayling, have become residents of our city and will be heartily welcomed by their many friends. (25 Oct 1894)

-Fred RAYMOND, of Saginaw, a former resident here, was in town last week, a guest of his father-in-law, A. E. NEWMAN. (13 Jun 1895)

-A TRIP TO THE HURON MOUNTAINS.
I took the 4:25 a.m. train at Grayling, with fine weather and prospects of a pleasant trip, which proved a success all the way through. On board the train I found the noble red man in the personage of chief SHOPPENEGONS, armed and equipped in his hunting attire, bound for the Injun River country, in company with a couple of Grayling's sportsmen, for the purpose of taking a few of the flying quackers that inhabit the fine spring waters of that vicinity. Nothing of note until reaching Newberry, where I found John TORRENT's scaler, who left for camp on the Tequamanon river, 45 miles distant, for the purpose of scaling a five million job of logs, to be rafted from the Tequamannon to the Soo, where they will be manufactured into lumber. I arrived at Marquette in due time, and found the steamer "City of Marquette" had made her last regular trip up the lake for this season. I hired a livery team, and started the next morning for the Big Bay country, in Marquette county. The first thing that particularly attracted my attention, after leaving the city, were the powder mills at dead River, two and one half miles from the city. There a natural dam of granite rock is formed across Dead River. The early french voyagers gave it the name La kiriere des moets. At three miles we pass the cliffs and caves at Marquette's beautiful Presque Isle Park, a bold peninsula of rock, connected with the main land by a low narrow isthmus of sand. At six miles the road passes between two granite rock mountains, called the sugar loaf; the one on the right is four hundred feet high, with almost smooth surface, the one on the left is three hundred feet, with some timber growing out of the crevasses that covers a part of its bold surface; the passage between these rocks is about sixteen feet, and the only route; a highway can be had five miles away. At eight miles we pass the ruins of an old saw mill, once owned and managed by one HARLOW, of a miserly turn of mind, hence the wreck. The road meanders around among the granite rocks, piled up into mountains that would be no disgrace to the Rockies of the far west. Fifteen miles we cross the Little Garlick River, at the mouth of which is a favorable camping ground called Sank's Head; the name Sank's Head is said to be an erruption of Sioux Head, and tradition has it, that in the days when the Sioux's and Ojibway's contended for the mastery of ehse shores, two chiefs of the rival tribes unexpectedly encountered each other here. In the fight that ensued the Sioux was killed, and the victor placed his head on a pole set in a crevice at the summit of the rock, now known as Sank's Head. The next place of note is the Yellow Dog river, which was named in honor of an Ojibway chief, whose home wigwam once stood at its mouth. Here we missed our way, followed up the river for several miles, passing places where the river meandered down among rocks at thirty degrees depression for several hundred feet at a time. We then turned to our right, and passed by the west end of Lake Independence, and soon reached our destination at Charley BARNES fishing quarters, a distance of forty miles from Marquette, at the foot of Big Bay, near the sand stone cliffs, known as the Red Heads, consisting of high sand stone cliffs from 40 to 80 feet high, at the foot of which for several years has reposed the wreck of the schooner "Guiding Star." She ran on the point in a heavy fog, and was abandoned by her crew, consisting of seven men and one woman; they constructed a ladder from the wreck, and climbing up among the rocks in the cliffs to the top, took refuge in our friends BELL's homestead camp, until they could get passage to more secure quarters. After partaking of the hospitality of our friend BARNES we returned to Marquette without material disaster, except breaking a few seat springs, and a king bolt, or two, which we soon replaced by the help of a bundle of hay wire, which the teamster clothed himself with on leaving the stable.
Yours truly
A. E. NEWMAN. (26 Sep 1895)

-Mrs. E. F. RAYMOND, of Munsining, daughter of A. E. NEWMAN, is making her parents and other friends a visit. (20 Aug 1896)

-Mrs. A. E. NEWMAN went to Jackson county, last Saturday, for a visit with her daughter, Mrs. BAKER. (3 Aug 1899)

-A. E. NEWMAN is happy over the news from the U. P., from his daughter, Mrs. Solon HOLBROOK. There is another boy to call him grandfather. (20 Mar 1902)

-Mr. and Mrs. A. E. NEWMAN were visiting their two grandsons at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Solon HOLBROOK, at the "Soo," last week. Albert thinks that they are the only boys worth raising that he knows of. (5 Jun 1902)

-Last Monday was general anniversary day, of the marriage of A. E. NEWMAN and wife, and of his daughter's marriage to P. BORCHERS, and of the birth of his son in-law S. HOLBROOK, and of the marriage of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. HOLBROOK. A union supper and celebration at Solon's recognized the day. (13 Nov 1902)

-A. E. NEWMAN and family have been having a jolly time for the past week, by the presence of their oldest daughter and her husband, Eugene BAKER, and the children from Jackson Co., and the second daughter, Mrs. Mary HOLBROOK, with the children, from Mackinaw City. The whole party went to Portage last Saturday and had a most enjoyable picnic day. (13 Sep 1906)

-A. E. NEWMAN and family are enjoying a visit from his brother and his wife, of St. Johns, Mich. They have been married 56 years and are both hale and hearty for their advanced age. (10 Jun 1909)


Catherine

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Morley, Mecosta, MI:
name - Catherine NEWMAN
a.37
b.abt 1843 in MI
married to Albert E. NEWMAN
f.b.NJ
m.b.NY


Albert E. NEWMAN Jr.

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Morley, Mecosta, MI:
name - Albert E. NEWMAN
a.3
b.abt 1877 in MI
f.b.PA
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:
BERT NEWMAN
REPUBLICAN
NOMINEE FOR COUNTY SURVEYOR, WHO WILL
MAKE HIS OPPONENT DANCE TO HIS MUSIC.
Mr. Bert NEWMAN who is nominated for County Surveyor has spent the most of his life in our midst. He has had large experience with his father in the work, with which he is perfectly familar, is ambitious to succeed and we have no doubt but that he will be fully the equal of any man in efficiency who has ever held the position. (25 Oct 1906)


A. C. 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:
-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)

-Grant WILSON, of Center Plains, was in Grayling over Saturday and Sunday, the guest of his brother Carl. (28 Mar 1889)

-Mrs. A. C. WILSON, of Genesee county, is the guest of her son, Carl WILSON. (25 Jul 1889)

-Members of Marvin Post, G. A. R., and many of our old settlers will remember A. C. WILSON, a former resident of Center Plains. We notice by an exchange, that Mr. and Mrs. WILSON celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding on St. Patrick's Day, and the large number in attendance, and the elegant presents given them testify to the esteem of their neighbors and friends at Montrose, where they now reside. (27 Mar 1902)

-A. C. WILSON, a former resident of Cheney, but for several years in California, has returned to the best county in the best state in the union. We are glad to see him. (23 Jul 1908)


Grant 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:
-Grant WILSON, of Center Plains, was in Grayling over Saturday and Sunday, the guest of his brother Carl. (28 Mar 1889)


Montrose 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:
-Carl WILSON is enjoying a visit from his brother Montrose and nephew of Hastings, who have come up for a few huckleberries and some of our speckled beauties. (12 Aug 1909)


INGERSON

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:
-Frank INGERSON is recuperating from his illness, down the river with his brother Charles. (6 Feb 1902)


Frank INGERSON

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:
-Frank INGERSON is recuperating from his illness, down the river with his brother Charles. (6 Feb 1902)


Francis M. 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:
-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)

-The funeral services of F. M. FORBES were conducted by the Grayling Lodge F. & A. M., of which he was a member. The sermon by Rev. A. J. RICHARDS, of Bay City. (17 Nov 1887)

-DIED.
At his home, in this village, Monday, November 14th., Francis M. FORBES, aged 45 years.
The deceased was born and raised in Pennsylvania, of sturdy honest ancestry. He had but attained his majority at the opening of the rebellion, but his sense of duty to his country bade him turn from home and friends, and the bright prospects of his future, toward the terrible realities of the battle field. He enlisted in Co. I, 145 Pa. Vol., and served with honor, received a wound through the body, that would have proved immediately fatal to many, but which his iron constitution fought for a quarter of century, until disease supervening, he had to succumb, another victim of Slavery's unholy war, another martyr on the shrine of Liberty. With his fallen comrades, "Their blood is the solvent of the concrete in which our national edifice has been laid on indestructible foundation."
"O, bravest, truest, best!-
Well earned the quiet rest,
Beneath the daisied sod!
No more the volleying gun,
No more the scorching sun
For you O, tired sleeper, watched by God!"

-Mrs. F. M. FORBES left for Pittsburg last Wednesday morning, where she will make her home with friends in the future. (22 Dec 1887)


Minnie J. MARTIN

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 angel of death appears at all times and places and even though expected, the blow is sudden, and often as severely felt long ways from where it falls as at the place. Today such a blow is heavily felt in our village which fell in far off Oregon. Minnie J. MARTIN was born in Erie county, Pa., 54 years ago, and was married to Francis M. FORBES in September, 1865, immediately after his return from service in the civil war. They came to Michigan in 1879, locating in Roscommon, where she was well known as a social leader and an active Christian worker, being one of the foremost in the organization of the M. E. church in that village in 1880. they came to Grayling in 1893, building the home in the east part of the village now owned by Charles A. INGERSON. Mrs. FORBES was in failing health and for a long time was unable to mingle in society, but her lovely personality won her friends everywhere. Mr. FORBES died in November, 1887, and in 1890 Mrs. FORBES moved to Oregon in the hope that climate would be better for her, and for a time it seemed to be. In 1891 she was married to Rev. Arthur NICHOLS, pastor of the M. E. church of Montavilla, Oregon, and with renewed strength took up the life work she had always loved, with the W. C. I. U. and the Woman's Relief Corps, which organizations gave her most tender and loving care in the months during her final struggle with the "white plague," to which she succumbed January 14, and her wasted body was cremated on the 16th inst., by her wish, and the ashes will be brought here and be buried in the grave of the husband of her youth. Appropriate service will be held, probably Wednesday, February 1, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Robert McELROY. (26 Jan 1905)


Samuel HEMPSTED

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:
-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)

-MARRIED-At Tawas City, Thursday, March 14th, by Rev. W. C. PHILLIPS, S. HEMPSTEAD, Esq., of Grayling, and Miss Lillie O'NEAL, of Tawas.
The happy pair are "At Home" in Grayling. (21 Mar 1889)

-S. HEMPSTEAD, of Grayling, is prepared with jacks, trucks and rollers for raising or moving buildings. Terms reasonable. (22 Aug 1889)

-S. HEMPSTED received a telegram Tuesday, with the sad intelligence of the sudden death of his father, John HEMPSTED, of Flint, aged 85 years. (23 Feb 1893)

-Nearly a hundred of the friends of Mr. and Mrs. S. HEMPSTEAD dropped unceremoniously into their residence, last week Wednesday evening, to help them celebrate their Wooden Wedding, and it was a celebration long to be remembered for its successful pleasures. The company was loaded with baskets from which was evolved a bounteous collation, and the happy couple was presented with a fine bookcase amid almost innumerable wooden souvenirs. We hope to meet them at their China anniversary. (22 Mar 1894)

-S. HEMPSTEAD, and wife, are now visiting with his son, at 222 North Washington street, Battle Creek. They are having a delightful time. (20 Feb 1896)

-Yesterday was the 70th, birthday of Comrade Samuel HEMPSTEAD. (25 Mar 1897)

-It was learned late yesterday evening that Comrade HEMPSTEAD had reached the 70th milestone in his journey through life, and in celebrating that anniversary, as his recollection of the first might be dim, several of his comrades, accompanied by members of the W. R. C., concluded to surprise him and help brighten its close. They were hospitably received - conversation, charades, with oranges, fruits, etc., were indulged in until time for taps to be sounded, when Rev. COPE, on behalf of the G. A. R., presented him with an emblematic pin as a remembrance of the occasion, to which he feelingly responded. Birthdays are common, but the occasion warranted the saying: "That it was well to be there." (25 Mar 1897)

-Mr. and Mrs. S. HEMPSTEAD returned from Fairgrove, Monday evening. Mr. H. reports that his brother died on Saturday morning and was buried on Sunday. He was the youngest of his brothers, and was 57 years old. He was not conscious at any time after the arrival of his brother, but passed away as if asleep. (15 Jun 1899)

-Mr. and Mrs. S. HEMPSTEAD left yesterday for their new home in Fenton, amid the best wishes of our whole people. Mr. HEMPSTEAD is one of the oldest residents of this place and has been always in line for any proposed improvements for its benefit. It will seem as if part of the place had been moved away for they seem to be fully identified with the town. The AVALANCHE will follow them, and sincerely hopes they "may live long and prosper." (24 Oct 1901)

-Word was received here yesterday of the death of Samuel HEMSTEAD at his home in Flint, at the age of 80 years. Mr. HEMSTEAD was one of the earliest settlers of Grayling, and resided here over twenty-five years, until about six years ago when his age precluded farther work and he decided to spend the balance of his days near old friends and members of his family. He was a man of unquestioned integrity, and ever a companionable and true gentleman. As a soldier he won an envitable reputation, having served in the 1st and 4th Mich. Cav. and was one of the party who captured the assassin, J. Wilkes BOOTH. His friends are numbered by the number of those who knew him, and the sympathy of all will go out to the stricken wife and family. (4 Apr 1907)

-HELPED TAKE BOOTH.
SAMUEL HEMPSTED WAS WITH CAVALRY DETACHMENT.
VETERAN OF THE CIVIL WAR.
SERVING WITH TWO MICHIGAN REGIMENTS.
Died Here April 2 at Age of 80.
(From Flint Journal.)
Ex-U. S. Cavalry, real estate dealer, pioneer Mason and charter member of the G. A. R., Samuel HEMPSTEAD died this morning about 10 o'clock at his home on East Ninth street, at the age of 80 years. Mr. HEMPSTEAD came with his family to Genesee county about four years ago, three years of which he lived in Fenton. Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Charles and Edward, both in northern Michigan, and George, of Detroit, at present in this city.
The life of the deceased was in some respects an eventful one. Born in the town of East Rust, Monroe county when a young man of 22 years, he came to Flint, remaining but a short time, when he went to Detroit, enlisting in Company B., Fourth Michigan cavalry. he served in several of the important engagements of the civil war, and at Nashville, Tenn., in the year 1863, was mustered out, on account of physical disability. A few months later he re-enlisted, this time with Company D., First Michigan Cavalry, serving to the end of the war and receiving an honorable discharge at Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1866. It was while in Washington, D. C., that he was with a detachment of troops seven miles down the river when the news of the assassination of President LINCOLN was received. Mr. HEMPSTED was in the party that at last captured BOOTH in a barn, not far distant from the place at which the cavalrymen had been originally located.
For 27 years Mr. HEMPSTED had his home in Grayling, and while there was prominent among real estate circles, owning the opera house and several other buildings. He was instrumental in the organization of the Masonic lodge in that village, and was a charter member of both the Order of the Eastern Star and the G. A. R. For several terms he was highway commissioner.
Until the past three years Mr. HEMPSTED has been in good health. The exposures of the army life at last began to have their effect upon him, however, and he became a victim of Bright's disease.
The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the residence on East Ninth street, Rev. C. E. ALLEN pastor of the Court street, M. E. church officiating. The services were conducted gy the F. & A. M., with members of the G. A. R. acting as pall bearers. (11 Apr 1907)


Lillie O'NEAL

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 Tawas City, Thursday, March 14th, by Rev. W. C. PHILLIPS, S. HEMPSTEAD, Esq., of Grayling, and Miss Lillie O'NEAL, of Tawas.
The happy pair are "At Home" in Grayling. (21 Mar 1889)

-Mrs. S. HEMPSTEAD started for Rising Sun, Indiana, on the noon train yesterday, for a two month's visit with friends and relatives in that section. (25 Jul 1889)

-Mrs. S. HEMPSTED started for Rising Sun, Indiana, last Monday, where she was called on account of the dangerous illness of her sister. (2 Feb 1893)


John HEMPSTED

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:
-S. HEMPSTED received a telegram Tuesday, with the sad intelligence of the sudden death of his father, John HEMPSTED, of Flint, aged 85 years. (23 Feb 1893)

-Mr. and Mrs. S. HEMPSTEAD returned from Fairgrove, Monday evening. Mr. H. reports that his brother died on Saturday morning and was buried on Sunday. He was the youngest of his brothers, and was 57 years old. He was not conscious at any time after the arrival of his brother, but passed away as if asleep. (15 Jun 1899)


James HEMPSTED

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:
-S. HEMPSTEAD is enjoying a visit from his brother James, who with his wife and daughter came up from their home in Flint, last week. It is their first visit in Grayling. (25 Mar 1897)


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