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

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William R. BUSH

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 15 inst. by H. T. SHAFER J. P., Mr. William R. BUSH and Mrs. Flora IRISH, both of Center Plains. (26 Jun 1884)


Flora IRISH

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 15 inst. by H. T. SHAFER J. P., Mr. William R. BUSH and Mrs. Flora IRISH, both of Center Plains. (26 Jun 1884)


Myron DYER

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Grayling, Crawford, MI:
name - Myron DYER
a.40
b.MI
occupation - Laborer
married to Caroline
f.b.NY
m.b.NY

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-BORN.-In the township of Grove, Wednesday, June 25th, to Mrs. Myron DYER, a son. (3 Jul 1884)

-BORN-To Mr. and Mrs. M. DYER, of Grove township, Friday, Nov. 12th, a daughter. (18 Nov 1886)

-DIED-On the 19th inst., at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. DYER, of Grove township, Mrs. Miriam CARTER, in her 18th year. (29 Aug 1889)

-Myron DYER, of Grove has been granted a pension. (16 Feb 1893)

-JUDGE ITEMS.
Mr. and Mrs. M. DYER of dam 4 took dinner with their daughter, Delia CARRIER, Thursday. (16 Aug 1906)

-LOVELLS LOCALS.
Mrs. Lewis CARRIER received a message Friday morning from Vanderbilt stating that her father-in-law, M. DYER had died. (18 Feb 1909)

-CARD OF THANKS.
Mrs. Myron DYER and family unite in sincere thanks to the many old friends as well as those of later years, who met them with help in every form and sympathy that softened their suffering, at the time of burial of their husband and father. The many years that we had lived in Grayling made it seem most fitting that this should be his final earthly home, especially as three of our children rest by his side. Our prayer shall be that each of you may meet like friends if ever you shall be in need. (18 Feb 1909)

-MYRON DYER.
Died-At his home near Vanderbilt thursday, February 11th., Myron DYER, aged 177 years.
The deceased was a pioneer of this place, having moved here in June 1874 and had been a resident of this county from that time until last spring, when he moved on a farm near Vanderbilt.
He was a soldier in the war of the rebellion, having enlisted early in Co. H. 5th Michigan Cavalry with which he re-enlisted at the expiration of his term, and after the close of the war went with his troop to quell the Indian uprising in the northwest. His record as a soldier was one of which any man might well be proud. He did his duty which is all any hero might have done.
On his return he was married to miss Caroline GRISWOLD of chesaning, who survives him. Eleven children have been born to them, four girls and seven boys' three of each being now living in this, and Otsego County and three of them buried in our cemetery by the side of whom he was laid last Saturday, being borne to his last resting place by comrades who have known and respected him for many years.
A brief service, conducted by Rev. J. Humphrey FLEMING, was held at the undertaking rooms, and the burial service at the Grave.
For more than a year he had been an intense sufferer, but an iron constitution and indomitable will upheld him until the last day about noon he fell into a quiet, peaceful sleep and at midnight awakened on the "other shore." A soldier mustered out. (18 Feb 1909)


Caroline GRISWOLD

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Grayling, Crawford, MI:
name - Caroline DYER
a.27
b.OH
married to Myron DYER
f.b.CT
m.b.CT

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. M. DYER, of Blaine, has been enjoying a visit by her sister, Mrs. PIERSON, from Wisconsin, whom she had not seen since they were girls over thirty years ago. (19 Aug 1897)

-CARD OF THANKS.
Mrs. Myron DYER and family unite in sincere thanks to the many old friends as well as those of later years, who met them with help in every form and sympathy that softened their suffering, at the time of burial of their husband and father. The many years that we had lived in Grayling made it seem most fitting that this should be his final earthly home, especially as three of our children rest by his side. Our prayer shall be that each of you may meet like friends if ever you shall be in need. (18 Feb 1909)

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.-In the township of Grove, Wednesday, June 25th, to Mrs. Myron DYER, a son. (3 Jul 1884)

-BORN-To Mr. and Mrs. M. DYER, of Grove township, Friday, Nov. 12th, a daughter. (18 Nov 1886)

-DIED-On the 19th inst., at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. DYER, of Grove township, Mrs. Miriam CARTER, in her 18th year. (29 Aug 1889)

-Myron DYER, of Grove has been granted a pension. (16 Feb 1893)

-JUDGE ITEMS.
Mr. and Mrs. M. DYER of dam 4 took dinner with their daughter, Delia CARRIER, Thursday. (16 Aug 1906)

-LOVELLS LOCALS.
Mrs. Lewis CARRIER received a message Friday morning from Vanderbilt stating that her father-in-law, M. DYER had died. (18 Feb 1909)

-CARD OF THANKS.
Mrs. Myron DYER and family unite in sincere thanks to the many old friends as well as those of later years, who met them with help in every form and sympathy that softened their suffering, at the time of burial of their husband and father. The many years that we had lived in Grayling made it seem most fitting that this should be his final earthly home, especially as three of our children rest by his side. Our prayer shall be that each of you may meet like friends if ever you shall be in need. (18 Feb 1909)

-MYRON DYER.
Died-At his home near Vanderbilt thursday, February 11th., Myron DYER, aged 177 years.
The deceased was a pioneer of this place, having moved here in June 1874 and had been a resident of this county from that time until last spring, when he moved on a farm near Vanderbilt.
He was a soldier in the war of the rebellion, having enlisted early in Co. H. 5th Michigan Cavalry with which he re-enlisted at the expiration of his term, and after the close of the war went with his troop to quell the Indian uprising in the northwest. His record as a soldier was one of which any man might well be proud. He did his duty which is all any hero might have done.
On his return he was married to miss Caroline GRISWOLD of chesaning, who survives him. Eleven children have been born to them, four girls and seven boys' three of each being now living in this, and Otsego County and three of them buried in our cemetery by the side of whom he was laid last Saturday, being borne to his last resting place by comrades who have known and respected him for many years.
A brief service, conducted by Rev. J. Humphrey FLEMING, was held at the undertaking rooms, and the burial service at the Grave.
For more than a year he had been an intense sufferer, but an iron constitution and indomitable will upheld him until the last day about noon he fell into a quiet, peaceful sleep and at midnight awakened on the "other shore." A soldier mustered out. (18 Feb 1909)


Marian DYER

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Grayling, Crawford, MI:
name - Marian DYER
a.1
b.MI f.b.MI
m.b.OH


David M. KNEELAND

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 24th ultimo, at Plymouth church, in the city of Milwaukee, by Rev. Judd TITSWORTH, Mr. David M. KNEELAND, of Grayling, and Miss Cornelia C. BUTTLES, of the former city.
"Bless you, my children, bless you." "May you live long and proper," is our fervent wish; and as you have embarked on Matrimony's uncertain sea, we trust your bark will not be wrecked, and the squalls you may encounter, may be periodic, is the wish of the AVALANCHE. (3 Jul 1884)

-The child of Mr. and Mrs. D. M. KNEELAND, former residents of Grayling, died last week. (25 Nov 1886)

-Mr. D. M. KNEELAND, of Milwaukee, a former resident of Grayling is expected to return to Grayling about the first of next month. He will occupy one of the new houses lately erected by J. L. WILD. (11 Aug 1887)

-BORN-On the 24th inst., (Sunday morning,) to Mr. and Mrs. D. M. KNEELAND, a son, weight nine pounds. (28 Mar 1889)

-DIED, Thursday Jan. 30, in this village the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. David KNEELAND, aged ten months.
"Only the germ of a life immortal,
ONly the bud of an unopened flower,
Transferred by Love to its native clime,
To grow and blossom, in a Heavenly bower."
There was a brief service at the house, Friday, conducted by Rev. C. E. HILL and the body was taken to Milwaukee for interment, by the bereaved parents who have the sympathy of the entire community. (6 Feb 1890)

-D. KNEELAND, started for Atlanta, Georgia, last Saturday, on account of the serious illness of his brother, at that place. (23 Apr 1891)

-Word was received here last evening by D. KNEELAND, that a lot of negroes broke into his brother's house, at Atlanta, Georgia, and attempted to murder him. He is living but dangerously hurt by a hatchet wound in the head. Their object was plunder. (13 Aug 1891)

-D. M. KNEELAND is moving his family and effects to Lewiston, to the regret of their friends here. (9 Jun 1892)

-Mrs. D. M. KNEELAND, of Lewiston, presented her husband with a young son, last week. Dave, we congratulate you. (22 Feb 1894)

-D. M. KNEELAND was called to Milwaukee, Friday, by the death of his uncle. He returned Tuesday. - Lewiston Journal. (14 Sep 1899)

-The oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. D. KNEELAND, of Lewiston, was drowned in east Twin Lake, last Saturday. He was skating and fell, breaking through the ice. They have the sympathy of their many friends here. (6 Dec 1900)


Cornelia C. BUTTLES

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 24th ultimo, at Plymouth church, in the city of Milwaukee, by Rev. Judd TITSWORTH, Mr. David M. KNEELAND, of Grayling, and Miss Cornelia C. BUTTLES, of the former city.
"Bless you, my children, bless you." "May you live long and proper," is our fervent wish; and as you have embarked on Matrimony's uncertain sea, we trust your bark will not be wrecked, and the squalls you may encounter, may be periodic, is the wish of the AVALANCHE. (3 Jul 1884)

-Mrs. D. M. KNEELAND and her sister Miss Alice BUTTLES, went to Bay City last Monday, on a shopping excursion. (31 May 1888)

-Mrs. D. M. KNEELAND has had the pleasure of a visit from her brother, E. H. BUTTLES, of Milwaukee, and her Sister, Mrs. POSSON. (11 Sep 1890)

-Mrs. D. M. KNEELAND left on the train last Tuesday morning, for Milwaukee, for an extended visit with parents and other friends. (4 Jun 1891)

-Mrs. D. M. KNEELAND left last Thursday for her old home in Milwaukee to join in the celebration of the golden wedding of her parents. - Lewiston Journal. (25 Jan 1900)


KNEELAND

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Miss Ella A. KNEELAND, of Fairfield, Neb., is visiting her brother, D. M. KNEELAND. (13 Aug 1885)

-Mrs. D. M. KNEELAND left last Thursday for her old home in Milwaukee to join in the celebration of the golden wedding of her parents. - Lewiston Journal. (25 Jan 1900)


Ella A. KNEELAND

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Miss Ella A. KNEELAND, of Fairfield, Neb., is visiting her brother, D. M. KNEELAND. (13 Aug 1885)


Sarah E. KNEELAND

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Mr. and Mrs. David KNEELAND arived from Milwaukee, Saturday evening. They were accompanied by his sister, Miss Sarah E. KNEELAND, who will remain here through the winter. (13 Feb 1890)


O. S. KNEELAND

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:
-O. S. KNEELAND, brother of D. M. KNEELAND, is the proprietor of the Lewiston meat market. (9 Sep 1897)


BUTTLES

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. D. M. KNEELAND and her sister Miss Alice BUTTLES, went to Bay City last Monday, on a shopping excursion. (31 May 1888)


Alice BUTTLES

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. D. M. KNEELAND and her sister Miss Alice BUTTLES, went to Bay City last Monday, on a shopping excursion. (31 May 1888)


E. H. BUTTLES

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. D. M. KNEELAND has had the pleasure of a visit from her brother, E. H. BUTTLES, of Milwaukee, and her Sister, Mrs. POSSON. (11 Sep 1890)


Vinnie BUTTLES

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Miss Vinnie BUTTLES left last week for Grayling, from which place she starts this week for her home in Milwaukee. Miss BUTTLES was the guest of her sister, Mrs. D. M. KNEELAND, for several months this summer. - Lewiston Journal. (17 Oct 1895)


Mrs. C. B. JOHNSON

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. Elvira CASE, of Niles, is visiting her sister, Mrs. C. B. JOHNSON. (10 Jul 1884)


Mrs. Elvira CASE

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. Elvira CASE, of Niles, is visiting her sister, Mrs. C. B. JOHNSON. (10 Jul 1884)


Eugene S. 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 the 3d inst. by W. HAYNES J. P. of Beaver Creek township, Eugene S. ROGERS, of Beaver Creek and Miss Susannah GILBERT, of Center Plains. (17 Jul 1884)


Susannah GILBERT

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 3d inst. by W. HAYNES J. P. of Beaver Creek township, Eugene S. ROGERS, of Beaver Creek and Miss Susannah GILBERT, of Center Plains. (17 Jul 1884)


Lewis 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:
-Mr. Lewis OSTRANDER, the oldest soldier of the late war, living in Crawford County, was mustered into the Grand Army of the Republic last week. He is in his seventy-fifth year. (2 Jun 1887)

-OBITUARY NOTICE.
DIED-At his home in this village, Lewis OSTRANDER, aged 82 years.
Mr. OSTRANDER was a member of Co. B., 7th regiment Mich. Vol., and his record as a soldier stands without a blemish. He was the oldest member of Marvin Post, No. 240, G. A. R., by whom he was borne to his final resting place. Aside from his army experience, his has been a peculiarly peacful and uneventful life. Engaged in rural pursuits, surrounded by his family, who have all reached man's estate, he has ever been respected as an honest, upright, christian gentleman, than which none needs a better epitaph. (11 Jul 1889)

-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)


S. P. 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:
-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)


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:
-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)


Mrs. Rebecca 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:
-Mrs. Rebecca PIPER, mother of Mrs. P. OSTRANDER, of this township, died at her home in Hazlett Park, Ingham Co., Thursday, Nov. 15th. Mrs. PIPER was 78 years of age. She was a cousin of Zachariah TAYLOR. (22 Nov 1894)


Wm. 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:
-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)


James N. 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-At Okemos, Ingham Co. June 10th of Pneumonia, James N. PIPER. The deceased was the youngest brother of Mrs. Perry OSTRANDER, of this township. the funeral was held Saturday forenoon. (17 Jun 1909)


James J. COLLEN

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.-To Mr. and Mrs. J. J. COLLEN, a son, July 21st 1884, weight ten pounds. (24 Jul 1884)

-J. J. COLLEN takes the place of P. MANWARING, as car repairer in the railroad yards. (7 Mar 1895)

-BORN-Wednesday, March 13, to Mr. and Mrs. J. J. COLLEN, a son, 11 pounds. (14 Mar 1895)

-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)

-We notice by the Wellington, Ohio Enterprise, notice of the death of Mrs. Charles STRONG, of Penfield, Ohio whose beautiful life and character had won for her the loving respect of all who knew her. She was a foster mother to our county clerk James J. COLLEN, whom she took to her home after the death of his mother, and cared for him as a mother might for six years. Her going is mourned by him, as one of his dearest friends. (15 Feb 1906)

-JAMES J. COLLEN,
REPUBLICAN
NOMINEE FOR COUNTY CLERK.
For County Clerk, J. J. COLLEN's experience in the past is of great value to the county, and his ability in the work, has given him the name of being equal to the best clerk in this judicial circuit, a fact which is especially appreciated by the Court, and by the bar who have legal business here. It will be noticed that in the older portions of the state, where a clerk has proven himself especially fitted for the place, he is elected again and again, and it has proven to be beneficial to the counties who have thus given long terms of service in this particular office. (25 Oct 1906)

-Mr. and Mrs. James J. COLLEN have entertained their nephew from Ohio for a couple of weeks. He returned Monday accompanied by his cousin Mabel, who will probably attend school there for the next year. (22 Aug 1907)

-PORTAGE LAKE POINTERS.
J. J. COLLEN is entertaining his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph HANDLEY and his sister, Mrs. HAULK, of Ohio, who came home with Mabel and George, who have been in Ohio for the past year. (30 Jul 1908)


Mrs. J. J. COLLEN BRADLEY

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. F. BRADLEY, a former resident of Grove, is visiting his daughter, Mrs. J. J. COLLEN. (31 Oct 1895)

-Mrs. J. J. COLLEN returned from Detroit Sunday morning, where she was called by the serious illness of her mother, who remains in a very critical condition. - Word was received Tuesday, that Mrs. BRADLEY was dead, and Mrs. COLLEN returned to Otter Lake, where the funeral will be held today. (6 Nov 1902)


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