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

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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)


Mrs. M. A. 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:
-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)


George Washington 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:
-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)

-George Washington BATES received a beautiful hatchet through the mail, before he was 12 hours old. M. A. has ordered iron casings around the cherry trees. (1 Mar 1900)


William Henry 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:
-MARRIED.-At the residence at the bride's parents, in this city, Sunday, May 4th, 1884, by Justice PALMER, Miss Anna Dell PELTON and William Henry BATES, all of Grayling. (8 May 1884)

-CIRCUIT COURT.
Wm. H. BATES was granted a divorce from Anna Dell BATES, and the case MASTERS vs. MASTERS continued the term. (1 Oct 1896)

-MARRIED-In Gaylord, Saturday, Nov. 14th., Wm. H. BATES, of Grayling, lumber jobber for the Michelson & Hanson Lumber Co., operating at Bagley, and Miss Nora Van SLYKE, of Waters. Rev. ALLMAN officiating. - Otsego Co. News. (26 Nov 1896)


Anna Dell PELTON

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 residence at the bride's parents, in this city, Sunday, May 4th, 1884, by Justice PALMER, Miss Anna Dell PELTON and William Henry BATES, all of Grayling. (1 May 1884)


William Henry 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:
-MARRIED.-At the residence at the bride's parents, in this city, Sunday, May 4th, 1884, by Justice PALMER, Miss Anna Dell PELTON and William Henry BATES, all of Grayling. (8 May 1884)

-CIRCUIT COURT.
Wm. H. BATES was granted a divorce from Anna Dell BATES, and the case MASTERS vs. MASTERS continued the term. (1 Oct 1896)

-MARRIED-In Gaylord, Saturday, Nov. 14th., Wm. H. BATES, of Grayling, lumber jobber for the Michelson & Hanson Lumber Co., operating at Bagley, and Miss Nora Van SLYKE, of Waters. Rev. ALLMAN officiating. - Otsego Co. News. (26 Nov 1896)


Nora VAN SLYKE

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 Gaylord, Saturday, Nov. 14th., Wm. H. BATES, of Grayling, lumber jobber for the Michelson & Hanson Lumber Co., operating at Bagley, and Miss Nora Van SLYKE, of Waters. Rev. ALLMAN officiating. - Otsego Co. News. (26 Nov 1896)


Charles W. HARDER

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 Saturday, May 18th, in this city by justice PALMER, Charles W. HARDER and Miss Francis A. PATTERSON, all of Grayling. (22 May 1884)

-BORN.-On the 20th inst., to Mrs. C. W. HARDER, a son. All doing well. Charlie, shake. Cigars are in order. (21 May 1885)

-DIED.
In Grayling, Sunday, Oct. 10, Francis A., wife of Chas. W. HARDER, and daughter of W. BATTERSON, aged 20 years.
Mrs. HARDER was born in Jackson county, and came to this county in 1878. She was married May 17th, 1884, and has since resided in this village. Her husband and little boy will receive the sympathy of the entire community. (14 Oct 1886)

-MARRIED-At the Exchange Hotel, in Owosso, on the 24th inst., by Justice BYERLY, Mr. C. W. HARDER, formerly of Grayling, and Miss Rose WENTZEL of that city. The bride is a cousin of Mrs. C. P. ROBINSON. (2 Apr 1891)

-Clark HARDER of Durand, is visiting his Uncle, Elmer BATTERSON. He was born here twenty-two years ago, and is the son of Charles HARDER, who will be remembered by our older citizens, and a grandson of Judge BATTERSON of Frederic. (22 Nov 1906)


Francis A. BATTERSON

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 Saturday, May 18th, in this city by justice PALMER, Charles W. HARDER and Miss Francis A. PATTERSON, all of Grayling. (22 May 1884)

-BORN.-On the 20th inst., to Mrs. C. W. HARDER, a son. All doing well. Charlie, shake. Cigars are in order. (21 May 1885)

-DIED.
In Grayling, Sunday, Oct. 10, Francis A., wife of Chas. W. HARDER, and daughter of W. BATTERSON, aged 20 years.
Mrs. HARDER was born in Jackson county, and came to this county in 1878. She was married May 17th, 1884, and has since resided in this village. Her husband and little boy will receive the sympathy of the entire community. (14 Oct 1886)

-Clark HARDER of Durand, is visiting his Uncle, Elmer BATTERSON. He was born here twenty-two years ago, and is the son of Charles HARDER, who will be remembered by our older citizens, and a grandson of Judge BATTERSON of Frederic. (22 Nov 1906)


HARDER

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:
-BORN.-On the 20th inst., to Mrs. C. W. HARDER, a son. All doing well. Charlie, shake. Cigars are in order. (21 May 1885)


Charles W. HARDER

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 Saturday, May 18th, in this city by justice PALMER, Charles W. HARDER and Miss Francis A. PATTERSON, all of Grayling. (22 May 1884)

-BORN.-On the 20th inst., to Mrs. C. W. HARDER, a son. All doing well. Charlie, shake. Cigars are in order. (21 May 1885)

-DIED.
In Grayling, Sunday, Oct. 10, Francis A., wife of Chas. W. HARDER, and daughter of W. BATTERSON, aged 20 years.
Mrs. HARDER was born in Jackson county, and came to this county in 1878. She was married May 17th, 1884, and has since resided in this village. Her husband and little boy will receive the sympathy of the entire community. (14 Oct 1886)

-MARRIED-At the Exchange Hotel, in Owosso, on the 24th inst., by Justice BYERLY, Mr. C. W. HARDER, formerly of Grayling, and Miss Rose WENTZEL of that city. The bride is a cousin of Mrs. C. P. ROBINSON. (2 Apr 1891)

-Clark HARDER of Durand, is visiting his Uncle, Elmer BATTERSON. He was born here twenty-two years ago, and is the son of Charles HARDER, who will be remembered by our older citizens, and a grandson of Judge BATTERSON of Frederic. (22 Nov 1906)


Rose WENTZEL

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 Exchange Hotel, in Owosso, on the 24th inst., by Justice BYERLY, Mr. C. W. HARDER, formerly of Grayling, and Miss Rose WENTZEL of that city. The bride is a cousin of Mrs. C. P. ROBINSON. (2 Apr 1891)


Jacob BONNELL

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:
-J. S. WILSON of Leslie, Mich., has been in the city during the week visiting friends. He came to be present at the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob BONNELL of this township, which occurred yesterday. Mr. WILSON is a comrade in the G. A. R., and met with Marvin Post last evening. (29 May 1884)

-GOLDEN WEDDING.
The 50th anniversary of the wedding of Jacob BONNELL and Miss Sarah WILSON was celebrated at their residence in this township ysterday. A number of relatives and friends were present and a most enjoyable reunion held. They were married May 28th 1834, at Waterloo, New York, and soon after emigrated to Battle Creek, Mich., where they resided until 1866, when they moved to Leslie, and from there to this place. they have had ten children of whom five are living, one of whom resides in Kansas, one in Battle Creek, two in Leslie and one in this county. May the joys of the last half century be doubled during their remaining years. (29 May 1884)

-OBITUARY.
Died at the residence of his son, in this village, Friday October 7th, Jacob BONNELL, aged 73 years.
The deceased located in Calhoun county in 1847, where he cleared up three farms with his own labor, and in 1865 removed to Ingham county where another home was hewed out of the wilderness. In 1881 he came to Crawford county and started another homestead. His has been an active peaceful life. As a member of the Society of Friends, he has ever been an exemplry member of society. (13 Oct 1887)


Sarah 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:
-J. S. WILSON of Leslie, Mich., has been in the city during the week visiting friends. He came to be present at the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob BONNELL of this township, which occurred yesterday. Mr. WILSON is a comrade in the G. A. R., and met with Marvin Post last evening. (29 May 1884)

-GOLDEN WEDDING.
The 50th anniversary of the wedding of Jacob BONNELL and Miss Sarah WILSON was celebrated at their residence in this township ysterday. A number of relatives and friends were present and a most enjoyable reunion held. They were married May 28th 1834, at Waterloo, New York, and soon after emigrated to Battle Creek, Mich., where they resided until 1866, when they moved to Leslie, and from there to this place. they have had ten children of whom five are living, one of whom resides in Kansas, one in Battle Creek, two in Leslie and one in this county. May the joys of the last half century be doubled during their remaining years. (29 May 1884)


Seymore W. BAKER

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 the 24 inst., by T. E. HASTINGS J. P., Mr. Seymore W. BAKER, and Miss Annie C. QUENCE, both of Beaver Creek. (29 May 1884)


Annie C. QUENCE

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 the 24 inst., by T. E. HASTINGS J. P., Mr. Seymore W. BAKER, and Miss Annie C. QUENCE, both of Beaver Creek. (29 May 1884)


Elmer OSTRANDER

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 Friday May 30 at the residence of E. SLAIGHT, by James G. MARSH J. P. Mr. ELMER OSTRANDER to Miss Lrona(Lkona?) ROGERS, all of Grayling township. (5 Jun 1884)


Lrona (Lkrona?) ROGERS

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 Friday May 30 at the residence of E. SLAIGHT, by James G. MARSH J. P. Mr. ELMER OSTRANDER to Miss Lrona(Lkona?) ROGERS, all of Grayling township. (5 Jun 1884)


Perry OSTRANDER

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.
On the 11th inst. in Grayling, Clara, daughter of Perry and Elizabeth OSTRANDER, aged eleven weeks, after an illness of twenty-one days.
An angel plucked a flower away,
To pure she was on earth to stay
And bore her to immortal bowers,
To bloom amidst God's fairest flowers. (17 Jul 1884)

-CARD OF THANKS.
We the children of the late Lewis OSTRANDER, desire through the columns of your paper to express our thanks to the many kind friends for their aid and sympathy to our aged parents. Language fails to express our gratitude toward the B. A. R., W. R. C. and S. of V. for their prompt and untiring efforts in their behalf. None but the rewarder of good deeds can sufficiently repay them.
Mr. and Mrs. John CRANDELL,
Mr. and Mrs. P. OSTRANDER,
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. HOLBROOK,
S. P. OSTRANDER. (11 Jul 1889)

-DIED-At Woodhall, Mich., John SEIGEL, aged 70 years. Deceased is a brother-in-law of Perry OSTRANDER and was the first white child born in the city of Owosso. (11 Jul 1907)

-Perry OSTRANDER celebrated his 67th birthday yesterday. An auspicious date. (2 Apr 1908)

-The announcement of the candidacy of Perry OSTRANDER of this place for the position of Representative in the State Legislature for this district is receiving consideration from all parts of the district. His long residence here and acknowledged interest in the growth and prosperity of this part of the state, his advanced ideas along political lines, and fearless statement of his position on any question with his extenced personal acquaintance will make him a formidable candidate for the nomination, and for the election if nominated. (30 Apr 1908)

-Mr. Perry OSTRANDER, of Crawford county, is out seeking the nomination for Representive Presque Isle District. He is a pioneer farmer, and for some years has represented the Michigan State Grange in this section. Mr. OSTRANDER has made good as a farmer, and his wide acquaintanceship throughout the district ought to stand him in good stead in his political aspirations. We have known him for 28 years and can vouch for his ability, honesty and integrity of purpose, and believe him the equal of any man seeking the nomination. - Gaylord Herald. (6 Aug 1908)


Elizabeth PIPER

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.
On the 11th inst. in Grayling, Clara, daughter of Perry and Elizabeth OSTRANDER, aged eleven weeks, after an illness of twenty-one days.
An angel plucked a flower away,
To pure she was on earth to stay
And bore her to immortal bowers,
To bloom amidst God's fairest flowers. (17 Jul 1884)

-Wm. PIPER and family of Lansing, are visiting his sister, Mrs. Perry OSSTRANDER. They were so disappointed with this country they have concluded to send for their effects and remain. So 'Gleaner' reports. (22 Sep 1887)


Lewis W. OSTRANDER

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:
-CIRCUIT COURT.
Lewis OSTRANDER, upon examination in open Court, yesterday, was admitted to the Bar as Attorney-at-Law and Solicitor in Chancery. (10 May 1894)

-L. W. OSTRANDER went to Ingham county last week to attend the funeral of his grandmother. (22 Nov 1894)

-L. OSTRANDER has decided to locate at Atlanta, Montmorency County, for the practice of law, where we trust he will meet with the success he desires for earnest work. He has made himself what he is by his own efforts, is well known throughout this county, as he has lived here the most of his life, and has taught school in several townships. He is an honest, earnest man, and will bear with him the good wishes of our people. (21 Mar 1895)

-We hear that Perry PHELPS and Lewis OSTRANDER, of Grayling, are negotiating for the purchase of the Central Hotel in Atlanta from W. J. COFFRON. Mr. and Mrs. PHELPS know perfectly well how to run a first class hotel and will soon have the public good will. Mr. OSTRANDER would practice law. Thus would the county seat be made to swell with pride from the possession of a resident attorney. - Lewiston Journal. (4 Apr 1895)

-Lewis W. OSTRANDER, formerly of Grayling, arrived in town on Monday and has opened an office for the practice of law. - Atlanta Tribune. (25 Apr 1895)

-Attorney L. W. OSTRANDER departed for Fenton on Tuesday. Rumor says that on his return he will be accompanied by a charming bride. - Atlanta Tribune. (20 Jun 1895)

-The three months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. OSTRANDER died Tuesday, after two days illness. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the whole community. The funeral occures the day. - Atlanta Tribune. (17 Sep 1896)

-Attorney L. W. OSTRANDER departs this week for Southern Michigan. Mrs. OSTRANDER will visit relatives at Fenton, while L. W. returns to this county to finish up some legal matters and later on contemplates locating at Munising. We, with their many friends, regret their leaving our village. - Atlanta Tribune. (29 Apr 1897)

-W. B. OSTRANDER, who has been spending the hunting season with his brother, Attorney OSTRANDER, of this place, returned to his home in Grayling, Saturday. - Lewiston Journal. (16 Dec 1897)

-By the grace of Gov. PINGREE and the fact that there is no other attorney in the county, L. W. OSTRANDER is now Prosecuting Attorney for Montmorency county. We congratulate him. (17 Aug 1899)


W. B. OSTRANDER

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:
-W. B. OSTRANDER, who has been spending the hunting season with his brother, Attorney OSTRANDER, of this place, returned to his home in Grayling, Saturday. - Lewiston Journal. (16 Dec 1897)


Clara OSTRANDER

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.
On the 11th inst. in Grayling, Clara, daughter of Perry and Elizabeth OSTRANDER, aged eleven weeks, after an illness of twenty-one days.
An angel plucked a flower away,
To pure she was on earth to stay
And bore her to immortal bowers,
To bloom amidst God's fairest flowers. (17 Jul 1884)


Daniel MOLUSH

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.
BEAVER CREEK.-Arkie MOLUSH, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel MOLUSH, died last Sunday, at 8 p.m., after an illness of three days. (12 Jun 1884)


Arkie MOLUSH

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.
BEAVER CREEK.-Arkie MOLUSH, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel MOLUSH, died last Sunday, at 8 p.m., after an illness of three days. (12 Jun 1884)


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