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

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Wm. WOODBURN

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)

-County Treasurer WOODBURN has not been visible for the past ten days, and inquiry has been brisk as to his journeyings. We are not going to "give him away," but if those interested will drop into the village of Webberville, we think they will find him with his bride, late Miss Mary E. HILDRETH, of Cheney. They will be "at home" in a few days and will tell their own story. (14 Apr 1887)

-At a regular encampment of Marvin Post, No. 240, Grand Army of the Republic, held last Saturday evening, the 13th inst., the following officers were elected:
Commander, - W. S. CHALKER
Sen. Vice Com. - A. C. WILCOX
Jun. Vice Com. - R. McELROY
Quartermaster. - E. AUGUR
Chaplain. - W. WOODBURN
Surgeon. - O. PALMER
Officer of the Day. - O. J. BELL
Del. to Dept. Encamp't - L. St. JOHN
Alternate. - D. S. WALDRON (18 Dec 1890)

-Wm. WOODBURN has been granted a pension. Nearly two years in Andersonville, ought to entitle him to some consideration, but it has been a long time getting here. (7 May 1891)

-Mrs. Agnes DAUGHERTY, of Sterling, Kansas, is visiting with her brother, Justice WOODBURN. (13 Oct 1892)

-Wm. WOODBURN has the pleasure of entertaining his daughter, Mrs. Wm. RIKER, of Dansville. (10 Jan 1895)

-For the unremitting kindness and attention of my friends and neighbors, and especially the ladies of the W. R. C. and O. E. S., during the sickness and at the final obsequies of my wife, I desire to publicly express by boundless gratitude, and hope that each of them may find as perfect friends in any hour of trouble which may come to them. WM. WOODBURN. (11 Apr 1895)

-MARRIED-At the Campbell House, Bay City, Friday, May 22d, by Presiding Elder WOODHAMS, Wm. WOODBURN and Mrs. Ellen H. HIGH, of Grayling. The AVALANCHE extends congratulations. (28 May 1896)

-OUR CANDIDATES.
FOR REGISTER OF DEEDS.
Wm. WOODBURN has been ever since the organization of this county, considered one of our most solid, reliable and enterprising citizens. For several years a farmer in Center Plains township, he served there as treasurer and supervisor, until his worth was recognized by the body of the county, who elected him to the responsible position of county treasurer, which place he held for two terms, as long as the law would allow, and turned over the office to his successor in perfect condition, and without a cent in default. Two years ago he was again elected, but declined a renomination, and accepted instead the place of Register of Deeds on the republican ticket. Careful and painstaking with all his labor, he will make an excellent officer.
Mr. WOODBURN served about three years with the fighting fifth Mich. Cav., in the late war, and suffered untold horrors in Andersonville, coming from that "Hell" a physical wreck, and yet suffers from the inhuman treatment there received. A vote for WOODBURN is the correct thing for any citizen of Crawford county. (15 Oct 1896)

-One of the pleasant episodes of life was met at the residence of Wm. WOODBURN, Esq., Monday evening, when half a hundred of his friends dropped in to help celebrate the 66th anniversary of his birth. Both Mr. WOODBURN and his wife were taken by surprise, and each were presented with an elegant chair, by their children and friends, who hope they may enjoy 66 years more. Charades and social games, mirth and music, and light refreshments hastened the time away, and all said, "we are glad we come." (14 Feb 1897)

-The home of Wm. WOODBURN is made happy this week by the presence of Mrs. WHITE, sister of Mrs. WOODBURN, and of his daughter, Mrs. Wm. RIKER of Dansville, Mich. (31 Jul 1902)

-Wm. WOODBURN and family started for their new home in Yale in this state, last Tuesday. Mr. WOODBURN is one of the oldest residents of this county and has ever been held in the highest esteem. He was Supervisor, Clerk, and Treasurer of the township of Center Plains during many years of his residence there and was elected Treasurer of the county about 1884 and served four years, and again from 1892 to 1896. His integrity as an officer or as a citizen could never be successfuly assailed. He was a soldier in the war of the rebellion and suffered the "Hell of Andersonville" from the effects of which he is now almost a physical wreck, and incapable of transacting business. He is a F. & A. M. and R. A. M., and an honored member of the G. A. R., of which he has been twice elected Commander. they bear with them the highest regards of all our people and their wishes for a happy and long continued life.


Ellen H. CHAMBERLAIN

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-MARRIED-At the Campbell House, Bay City, Friday, May 22d, by Presiding Elder WOODHAMS, Wm. WOODBURN and Mrs. Ellen H. HIGH, of Grayling. The AVALANCHE extends congratulations. (28 May 1896)

-Mrs. Wm. WOODBURN left on the morning train yesterday, for a visit with her daughter, Mrs. W. G. MARSH, of Plymouth. (6 Jul 1899)

-Mrs. H. G. WHITE from Yale, St. Clair Co., is visiting with her sister, Mrs. Wm. WOODBURN. (24 Jul 1902)

-Mrs. Wm. WOODBURN is glad to welcome her brother W. B. CHAMBERLAIN of Ontario, and her niece, Miss Alice WHITE of Yale, for a visit. (10 Aug 1905)

-Mrs. Iva McCLELLAN, of Manistique, formerally Miss Iva HIGH of this village, arrived last week to visit old friends and assist her mother Mrs. Wm. WOODBURN, in moving and settling in their new home in Yale. (26 Apr 1906)


N. BARNEY

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)

-We clip the following account of the death of Mrs. Nathan BARNEY, a former resident of Beaver Creek, from the News Union, published at Union, New York States.
Died, at the residence of her father, Mr. Nicholas WESTCOTT, Mrs. Nathan BARNEY, in the 36th year of her age. She leaves a husband and three children, Martha M. BURDELL and Mary A., and a large circle of relatives to mourn her loss. In 1874 Mr. and Mrs. B. went to Michigan to live, and in 1877 she joined the Methodist church, and has ever since been a faithful worker for her Saviour. She has been a constant sufferer for the last four years of her life, and about seven weeks ago she came east to spend the remainder of her days with her parents. She died last week Tuesday, Dec. 22d, and the funeral was held on Thursday following, Rev. Mr. STONE, of Maine, officiating. (14 Jan 1886)


WESTCOTT

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 clip the following account of the death of Mrs. Nathan BARNEY, a former resident of Beaver Creek, from the News Union, published at Union, New York States.
Died, at the residence of her father, Mr. Nicholas WESTCOTT, Mrs. Nathan BARNEY, in the 36th year of her age. She leaves a husband and three children, Martha M. BURDELL and Mary A., and a large circle of relatives to mourn her loss. In 1874 Mr. and Mrs. B. went to Michigan to live, and in 1877 she joined the Methodist church, and has ever since been a faithful worker for her Saviour. She has been a constant sufferer for the last four years of her life, and about seven weeks ago she came east to spend the remainder of her days with her parents. She died last week Tuesday, Dec. 22d, and the funeral was held on Thursday following, Rev. Mr. STONE, of Maine, officiating. (14 Jan 1886)


Mary A. BARNEY

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 clip the following account of the death of Mrs. Nathan BARNEY, a former resident of Beaver Creek, from the News Union, published at Union, New York States.
Died, at the residence of her father, Mr. Nicholas WESTCOTT, Mrs. Nathan BARNEY, in the 36th year of her age. She leaves a husband and three children, Martha M. BURDELL and Mary A., and a large circle of relatives to mourn her loss. In 1874 Mr. and Mrs. B. went to Michigan to live, and in 1877 she joined the Methodist church, and has ever since been a faithful worker for her Saviour. She has been a constant sufferer for the last four years of her life, and about seven weeks ago she came east to spend the remainder of her days with her parents. She died last week Tuesday, Dec. 22d, and the funeral was held on Thursday following, Rev. Mr. STONE, of Maine, officiating. (14 Jan 1886)


L. ST. JOHN

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)

-At a regular encampment of Marvin Post, No. 240, Grand Army of the Republic, held last Saturday evening, the 13th inst., the following officers were elected:
Commander, - W. S. CHALKER
Sen. Vice Com. - A. C. WILCOX
Jun. Vice Com. - R. McELROY
Quartermaster. - E. AUGUR
Chaplain. - W. WOODBURN
Surgeon. - O. PALMER
Officer of the Day. - O. J. BELL
Del. to Dept. Encamp't - L. St. JOHN
Alternate. - D. S. WALDRON (18 Dec 1890)


HOARD

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:
-Elisha HOARD, of Bay City, father of Mrs. L. St. JOHN, is making her a visit. He is 78 years of age and entirely blind. (17 Jan 1889)


Wm. WILCOX

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)

-CHENEY HAPS AND MISHAPS.
Mrs. Wm. WILCOX, of Williamston, is the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew GWATKIN. (18 Aug 1887)


GWATKIN

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:
-CHENEY HAPS AND MISHAPS.
Mrs. Wm. WILCOX, of Williamston, is the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew GWATKIN. (18 Aug 1887)


William "Willis" SHELLENBARGER

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of South Branch Township, Crawford, MI: name - William SHELLENBARGER
a.35
b.Jun 1864 in MI
occupation - Farmer
married to Lucy H. 11 years
f.b.OH
m.b.OH

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-William SHELLENBARGER took unto himself a wife on the 15th inst., in the person of a daughter of Mr. Perry RICHARDSON, of Center Plains. (29 Nov 1888)

-DIED-At the home of her grandfather, F. P. RICHARDSON, of South Branch, April 28th, Iva Aven, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willis SHELLENBARGER, aged one year and three months.
Why do you mourn for Iva?
She's reached that better land.
She's singing with the angels
Near the throne at God's right hand.

You know that now forever.
She's from sin and sorrow free.
Look up and smile, dear parents,
Your Iva waits for thee,

She's waiting now up yonder,
With those that have gone before,
She will be the first to meet you,
When you reach that other shore. (6 May 1897)


Lucy H. RICHARDSON

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of South Branch Township, Crawford, MI:
name - Lucy H. SHELLENBARGER
a.34
b.Sep 1865 in IA
married to William SHELLENBARGER
mother of 5 children of which 4 still survived
f.b.Canada
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:
-William SHELLENBARGER took unto himself a wife on the 15th inst., in the person of a daughter of Mr. Perry RICHARDSON, of Center Plains. (29 Nov 1888)

-Died-At her home in South Branch, January 27, Mrs. Fayette P. RICHARDSON, aged 74 years. the deceased was born in Westmoreland county, Pa., October 25, 1830, and about 1845 moved to Iowa with her parents, where she was married to Fayette P. RICHARDSON October 26, 1864, and they came to Michigan thirty-one years ago and settled on a farm about two miles south of Cheney, in this county, where they lived until ten years ago, when they moved to the farm in South Branch where she died. Four children were born to them, two girls and two boys, one of which died in infancy. The others, Charles I., Julia and Lucy, with her husband and twelve grandchildren are left to mourn her loss. She made a profession of religion while a girl in Pennsylvania and united with the Baptist church, and has lived and died in the belief that Jesus saves. A kindly neighbor and a loving wife and mother has gone to her reward. (2 Feb 1905)


Iva Aven SHELLENBARGER

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-At the home of her grandfather, F. P. RICHARDSON, of South Branch, April 28th, Iva Aven, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willis SHELLENBARGER, aged one year and three months.
Why do you mourn for Iva?
She's reached that better land.
She's singing with the angels
Near the throne at God's right hand.

You know that now forever.
She's from sin and sorrow free.
Look up and smile, dear parents,
Your Iva waits for thee,

She's waiting now up yonder,
With those that have gone before,
She will be the first to meet you,
When you reach that other shore. (6 May 1897)


Anna B. SHELLENBARGER

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of South Branch Township, Crawford, MI:
name - Anna B. SHELLENBARGER
a.10
b.May 1890 in MI
f.b.MI
m.b.IA


Lawrence W. SHELLENBARGER

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of South Branch Township, Crawford, MI:
-name - Lawrence W. SHELLENBARGER
a.8
b.Nov 1891 in MI
f.b.MI
m.b.IA


Bird? U. SHELLENBARGER

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of South Branch Township, Crawford, MI:
name - Bird? U. SHELLENBARGER
a.6
b.Dec 1893 in MI
f.b.MI
m.b.IA


Ruth A. SHELLENBARGER

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of South Branch Township, Crawford, MI:
name - Ruth A. SHELLENBARGER
a.9/12
b.Aug 1899 in MI
f.b.MI
m.b.IA


A. H. ANNIS

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 the township of Beaver Creek, Saturday, March 15, 1884, Milton Edward, son of A. H. ANNIS, aged 5 years, 5 months and 5 days. (20 Mar 1884)

-A. H. ANNIS, of Beaver Creek, received word Friday morning that his brother, at Bremen, Indiana, had died the day before. (14 May 1896)

-A. H. ANNIS of Beaver Creek was in town Saturday for the first time since March. He is feeling fine for a man 75 years old, but his legs are played out from rheumatism, so that he is unable to do much work. (1 Aug 1907)


Milton Edward ANNIS

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 the township of Beaver Creek, Saturday, March 15, 1884, Milton Edward, son of A. H. ANNIS, aged 5 years, 5 months and 5 days. (20 Mar 1884)


Charles HARRIS

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 HARRIS, of Vanderbilt, met Miss Amanda BURCH for the first time on the arrival of the evening train one day last week, and there was a mutual mash. They were married the next morning. (20 Mar 1884)


Amanda BURCH

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 HARRIS, of Vanderbilt, met Miss Amanda BURCH for the first time on the arrival of the evening train one day last week, and there was a mutual mash. They were married the next morning. (20 Mar 1884)


John MOREY

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:
-FATALLY STABBED.
Last Wednesday night a tragedy was enacted at the house of John MOREY, a farmer living near Houghton Lake. It seems that he had sent for flour to Prudenville by James OGDEN, who informed him on his return that he could not procure the article in Prudenville but that plenty could be obtained at Hall's Farm. MOREY started to go there but procuring flour at a neighbor's returned home. OGDEN was still there and spoke of work MOREY could obtain by going to Prudenville and urged him to go immediately. MOREY made some preparations and started, but after leaving the house, he claims, his suspicions were aroused that all was not right and he returned secretly to the house and took a position in the rear of the shanty where he could see and hear all that passed. OGDEN made overtures to Mrs. MOREY to which she did not become sufficiently indignant to suit her concealed husband who awaited further developments. The two drank together, and OGDEN seized her in his arms carried her across the room. The next instant MOREY fired his revolver into the room and rushed round the house to the door, and, firing a second shot, ordered OGDEN to leave the house. OGDEN instead of doing so overpowered MOREY and assisted by Mrs. MOREY took the revolver from him. MOREY subsequently obtained a knife and again ordered OGDEN from the house, and in the desperate struggle which followed OGDEN was stabbed in the stomach a little below the ribs on the right side. MOREY was arrested by Deputy-Sheriff KNAPP and brought to the jail here. OGDEN was attended by Dr. WASHINGTON and died last night about 8 o'clock. He was about 36 years old and well-known in the county. MOREY is said to be about 48(43?) and it is rumored was very jeolous of his wife, she being about 22. - Ward's Injuncted. (27 Mar 1884)


Mrs. MOREY

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.:
-FATALLY STABBED.
Last Wednesday night a tragedy was enacted at the house of John MOREY, a farmer living near Houghton Lake. It seems that he had sent for flour to Prudenville by James OGDEN, who informed him on his return that he could not procure the article in Prudenville but that plenty could be obtained at Hall's Farm. MOREY started to go there but procuring flour at a neighbor's returned home. OGDEN was still there and spoke of work MOREY could obtain by going to Prudenville and urged him to go immediately. MOREY made some preparations and started, but after leaving the house, he claims, his suspicions were aroused that all was not right and he returned secretly to the house and took a position in the rear of the shanty where he could see and hear all that passed. OGDEN made overtures to Mrs. MOREY to which she did not become sufficiently indignant to suit her concealed husband who awaited further developments. The two drank together, and OGDEN seized her in his arms carried her across the room. The next instant MOREY fired his revolver into the room and rushed round the house to the door, and, firing a second shot, ordered OGDEN to leave the house. OGDEN instead of doing so overpowered MOREY and assisted by Mrs. MOREY took the revolver from him. MOREY subsequently obtained a knife and again ordered OGDEN from the house, and in the desperate struggle which followed OGDEN was stabbed in the stomach a little below the ribs on the right side. MOREY was arrested by Deputy-Sheriff KNAPP and brought to the jail here. OGDEN was attended by Dr. WASHINGTON and died last night about 8 o'clock. He was about 36 years old and well-known in the county. MOREY is said to be about 48(43?) and it is rumored was very jeolous of his wife, she being about 22. - Ward's Injuncted. (27 Mar 1884)


Geo. A. WAGER

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 Bay City, on Wednesday, April 9, 1884, Mr. Geo. A. WAGER, of Maple Forest, and Miss HILL, of Bay City. (17 Apr 1884)

-George WAGER and family have moved to the North Branch, to cook for John LONDON's camp. (29 Dec 1887)


HILL

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 Bay City, on Wednesday, April 9, 1884, Mr. Geo. A. WAGER, of Maple Forest, and Miss HILL, of Bay City. (17 Apr 1884)


Melvin A. or E. BATES

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:
-Chas. D. PROSSER and Melvin BATES bid their host of friends in this city good-bye last week Wednesday and started for Redfield, Dakota, where they expect to make an independent fortune. It is the wish of the AVALANCHE that their expectations may be fully realized and that the day may not be far distant when they will return to the pleasant and beautiful little city they have left. (17 Apr 1884)

-A letter from Melville BATES, from Clark, Dakota, announces his marriage to Miss Nellie UNDERWOOD of Watertown, Dakota, on the 8th inst. His many friends here would rejoice with him, but for the sad fact which follows. The last words of the young bride were those of response to the ceremony which made her his wife, and in two brief hours she had passed from earth to await the coming of her bridegroom on "The other shore." (21 Aug 1884)

-Melvin BATES started for Syracuse, N. Y., on Tuesday, to take charge of his grandfather's farm. (14 May 1885)

-Republican Causus - Grayling Tp.
Caucus was called to order by the chairman of the township committee, C. T. JEROME, who stated the business for which the caucus was called.
On Motion M. A. BATES was elected chairman, and J. C. HANSON, Secretary.
On motion the chairman appointed three tellers, consisting of J. K. MERZ, A. L. POND and J. J. COLLEN.
O. PALMER, Notary Public, administered the oath of office to the officers of the caucus.
The following persons were then nominated for township officers:
Supervisor - Geo. W. COMER.
Clerk - W. G. MARSH.
Treasurer - John STALEY.
Highway Comm'r - F. R. DECKROW
J. P., full term - R. McELROY.
J. P., to fill vacancy - J. K. BATES.
Member Board of Review - J. K. MERZ.
School Inspector - Wm. WOODFIELD.
School Inspector to fill vacancy - Er BELL.
Constables - Thos. K. CHITAGO, H. POND, Levi CLEMENT, and R. WILCOX.
M. A. BATES, D. McCORMICK and J. J. COLLEN were elected members of the township committee for the ensuing year. (2 Apr 1896)

-Melvin E. BATES, son of J. K. BATES, Esq., returned from New York state last Tuesday. (3 Nov 1887)

-Melvin BATES, started for New York State, the home of his wife, who is reported quite sick, last Tuesday, on the noon train. (6 Sep 1888)

-Melvin and Henry BATES and their brother-in-law W. GAFFEY, caught 254 trout and grayling down the river last week. (14 Jun 1894)

-ITEMS OF INTEREST
FOR THE WEEKS CORRESPONDING
WITH THE PRESENT - IN THE
HISTORY OF GRAYLING.
1893
Born to Mr. and Mrs. M. BATES, a daughter. (30 Aug 1894)

-Last Thursday was the tenth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. M. A. BATES, and enough of their friends to bulge the sides of their residence called to see how the ten years had served them. It was a genuine surprise, and there was enjoyment enough to last them ten years more. A substantial token of rememberance of the occasion was left when the happy throng departed. (15 Apr 1897)

-From present appearances Mr. M. A. BATES (not Malvina) will succeed W. O. BRADEN as postmaster of this village. It is a good appointment, but as is well known, ye local was in favor of the appointment of an old veteran to the position. He will make a good and efficient postmaster and shall have all our patronage, even if some competitor should sell postage stamps at cut prices. (13 Jan 1898)

-The appointment of M. A. BATES, as postmaster was confirmed by the Senate last Tuesday, and ends all suspense here for the next four years in that regard. Personally there will be little or no criticism over the appointment. Mr. BATES has been here the greater portion of his life, and is known as a prompt reliable and hustling business man, and an uncompromising republican. It was hoped by many that the plum would fall to an ex-soldier, and there has been some feeling expressed, because it was not done, but it will not affect the party organization. Grayling has for years been very fortunate in the P. O. appointments, regardless of partisanship, and if Mr. JONES for the last eight years he may well be proud of the record, and we have no doubt of his success, and extend congratulations. (13 Jan 1898)

Melvin Bates the new postmaster at Grayling, was the guest of the sisters, Mrs. J. HOYT and Miss Cassie BATES, last week Thursday, and also visited Henry BATES' camp. - Ot. Co. Herald. (10 Feb 1898)

-M. A. BATES was called to New York, last Thursday, by a telegram announcing the death of his brother-in-law. He had been an invalid for a long time, but was thought to be improving until a few days ago. (19 Oct 1899)

-A new postmaster arrived this morning at M. A. BATES' residence, and Melvin surrenders unconditionally. He weights about ten pounds, and his father's estimated weight today is about a ton. He was christened by friends present as George Washington BATES. (22 Feb 1900)

-Born-Wednesday, September 17, to Mr. and Mrs. M. A. BATES, a daughter. (18 Sep 1902)

-Postmaster BATES and his sister Kathryn, went to Millersburg Monday morning to visit their sister Agnes, and the baby. (19 Oct 1905)


Nellie UNDERWOOD

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:
-A letter from Melville BATES, from Clark, Dakota, announces his marriage to Miss Nellie UNDERWOOD of Watertown, Dakota, on the 8th inst. His many friends here would rejoice with him, but for the sad fact which follows. the last words of the young bride were those of response to the ceremony which made her his wife, and in two brief hours she had passed from earth to await the coming of her bridegroom on "The other shore." (21 Aug 1884)


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