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

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Isidor VALLAD

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Maple Forest Township, Crawford, MI: name - Isidore VALLAD
a.35
b.Mar 1865 in OH
occupation - Laborer in Lumber Mill
married to Rose 17 years
f.b.Canada
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:
-CORRESPONDENCE.
CENTER PLAINS, Sept. 26th. '84.
EDITOR AVALANCHE.-Lena VALLAD, daughter of Mr. Isidor VALLAD, aged eighteen months, died Sept. 17th. Funeral services were held at Roscommon. (2 Oct 1884)


Rose

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Maple Forest Township, Crawford, MI: name - Rose VALLAD
a.35
b.Jan 1865 in MI
married to Isidore VALLAD 17 years
mother of 4 children of which 4 still survived
f.b.MI
m.b.MI


Lena VALLAD

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.
CENTER PLAINS, Sept. 26th. '84.
EDITOR AVALANCHE.-Lena VALLAD, daughter of Mr. Isidor VALLAD, aged eighteen months, died Sept. 17th. Funeral services were held at Roscommon. (2 Oct 1884)


Annie VALLAD

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Maple Forest Township, Crawford, MI: name - Annie VALLAD
a.15
b.June 1885 in MI
f.b.OH
m.b.MI


Merry VALLAD

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Maple Forest Township, Crawford, MI: name - Merry VALLAD
a.13
b.Jun 1887 in MI
f.b.OH
m.b.MI


Hattie VALLAD

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Maple Forest Township, Crawford, MI: name - Hattie VALLAD
a.11
b.Jul 1888 in MI
f.b.OH
m.b.MI


Fredie VALLAD

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Maple Forest Township, Crawford, MI: name - Fredie VALLAD
a.8
b.Dec 1891 in MI
f.b.OH
m.b.MI


Frank E. CREGO

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 26th inst., Ora Lee, infant son of Frank and Laura CREGO, of Beaver Creek township. (30 Oct 1884)

-Word was received last week of the death of comrade James S. CREGO, at the Soldier's Home, at Grand Rapids. His son F. E. CREGO attended the funeral services at that place. Mr. CREGO was for many years a resident of Beaver Creek township, an active and respected citizen. (8 Nov 1894)


Laura

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 26th inst., Ora Lee, infant son of Frank and Laura CREGO, of Beaver Creek township. (30 Oct 1884)


Ora Lee CREGO

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 26th inst., Ora Lee, infant son of Frank and Laura CREGO, of Beaver Creek township. (30 Oct 1884)


James S. CREGO

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 his home in St. Louis, A. M. CREGO, Tuesday Jan. 18th, 1887 at 2 o'clock P. M. after an illness of only five days, of pneumonia. Mr. CREGO was a young man, thirty-seven years old, of sober, industrious habits, and was very highly respected in this community. He was a member of the St. Louis fire department, which turned out and participated in the sad rites, which occured at the Presbyterian church. Mr. CREGO leaves a wife and daughter to mourn his untimely death. The deceased was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. j. S. CREGO, of Beaver Creek township. (17 Feb 1887)

-A DAMNABLE OUTRAGE!
JUDGE LYNCH PROUNCES THE PENALTY OF DEATH.
Last Monday afternoon, Mrs. J. S. CREGO, of Beaver Creek, a lady sixty three years of age, and infirm, was at home alone when a beast in human form entered the house and committed the most hellish crime conceivable leaving her in a critical condition from the injuries received. From there the brute went to Arthur MARVIN's and stopped ostensibly to enquire the way to a lumber camp. Finding Mrs. MARVIN alone, he assaulted her and repeated his damnable outrage, though fought with desperation until she was beaten and choked to insensibility.
As soon as the alarm was given the citizens started on his track. Word was telegraphed from here and T. E. HASTINGS, of Beaver Creek, took his track and found the brute in the depot at Roscommon and secured him after a quick struggle. He was brought here Tuesday morning and there being no cells in the jail, he was securely shackled and guarded in the court house, where hundreds viewed him as they would a wild beast.
In the afternoon rumors of rescue and revenge were rife, and the sheriff quietly removed him to a private residence where he remained personally on guard till about one o'clock in the morning when the house was quickly and quietly surrounded by a large body of masked and disguised men who entered from different ways and overpowered the sheriff before an alarm could be given and dragged down the shackled victim from the upper room, taking him to a little grove in the north part of the village where a scaffold had been provided by placing a scantling across the limbs of two trees. Here he was strung up, without mercy, if with justice, to pay the penalty of his crime. He had confessed his guilt and had been fully identified by Mrs. MARVIN so there is no possibility of mistake in the man. While little, if any sympathy is expressed for him, yet all must regret that the majesty of the law should be trampled on in our midst, and that another crime should be added to those already committed.
As soon as the sheriff was released a searching party was organized and the body found hanging as above described, with life extinct. It was placed in the hands of Coroner WOODWORTH, who gave it sepulture.
The criminal's name was Archibald PELOM, a Frenchman, whose reputtation was thoroughly bad.
The disguise of the party was so perfect and their work so quickly performed that no one was recognized and it is probable that none of them will be discovered. (8 Nov 1888)

-J. S. CREGO, of Beaver Creek, was the guest of his son Frank, last Thursday and Friday. (8 Aug 1889)

-Mr. and Mrs. J. S. CREGO leave for the Soldier's Home at Grand Rapids, this week, where they will reside hereafter. They will not occupy the Grayling Rest, as they prefer a room on the ground floor. (22 Mar 1894)

-Word has been received from the officers of the Soldier's Home that Mrs. J. S. CREGO is occupying the room furnished by Grayling W. R. C., but that Mr. CREGO, whose mind is failing fast, would have to go into the hospital, and if he did not improve, be sent to the Asylum. (5 Apr 1894)

-Word was received last week of the death of comrade James S. CREGO, at the Soldier's Home, at Grand Rapids. His son F. E. CREGO attended the funeral services at that place. Mr. CREGO was for many years a resident of Beaver Creek township, an active and respected citizen. (8 Nov 1894)

-Mrs. J. S. CREGO has returned from the Home, at Grand Rapids, and will reside with her daughter in Beaver Creek township. (22 Nov 1894)


A. M. CREGO

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 his home in St. Louis, A. M. CREGO, Tuesday Jan. 18th, 1887 at 2 o'clock P. M. after an illness of only five days, of pneumonia. Mr. CREGO was a young man, thirty-seven years old, of sober, industrious habits, and was very highly respected in this community. He was a member of the St. Louis fire department, which turned out and participated in the sad rites, which occured at the Presbyterian church. Mr. CREGO leaves a wife and daughter to mourn his untimely death. The deceased was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. j. S. CREGO, of Beaver Creek township. (17 Feb 1887)


Lewis JENSON

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 Grayling, at the home of Mr. R. HANSON, by Rev. Wm. PUTNAM, Nov. 15th, Mr. Lewis JENSON and Miss Karen Magdelene RASMUSSON, all of Grayling. No cigars!! (20 Nov 1884)

-Lewis JENSON with a desire to be nearer the seat of his business activities and mill operations has closed a contract with Carpenter J. FREDERICKSON to erect him a modern dwelling house at Salling this summer. Dr. C. Clifton WESCOTT, of Grayling, and his charming wife, are to move in and occupy the handsome JENSON property south of town as soon as Mr. JENSON vacates it for his new home in Salling. - Gaylord Herald. (15 Apr 1909)


Karen Magdelene RASMUSSON

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 Grayling, at the home of Mr. R. HANSON, by Rev. Wm. PUTNAM, Nov. 15th, Mr. Lewis JENSON and Miss Karen Magdelene RASMUSSON, all of Grayling. No cigars!! (20 Nov 1884)

-Mrs. Louis JENSON was called to Detroit last week to attend a sick sister-in-law, Mr. JENSON's sister, whose home is in Canada, but who went to that city for medical treatment. - Otsego Co. News. (2 May 1895)


Wm. WELWOOD

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:
-At Fredericville, Nov. 12th, by Rev. Wm. PUTNAM, Mr. Wm. WELWOOD, of Gaylord and Miss Alice C. BARBER, of Fredericville. (20 Nov 1884)


Alice C. BARBER

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-At Fredericville, Nov. 12th, by Rev. Wm. PUTNAM, Mr. Wm. WELWOOD, of Gaylord and Miss Alice C. BARBER, of Fredericville. (20 Nov 1884)


Timothy WEBSTER

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:
-At the residence of Elmer OSTRANDER, on November 16th, Timothy WEBSTER, of Grayling Township, and Edith CURVER(or CARVER), of Center Plains, by J. G. MARSH, Justice of the Peace. (20 Nov 1884)

-MARRIED-On Monday April 1st, at the residence of J. A. LEWIS, by Rev. J. W. TAYLOR, Mr. Timothy WEBSTER, of Pere Cheney and Mrs. Artemesia LEWIS, of Grayling. (11 Apr 1889)

-FREDERIC ITEMS.
The population still increases. Mrs. LEWIS presented her husband with twins - boy and girl - and Mrs. WEBSTER a girl, last thursday. (12 Apr 1894)

-Tim WEBSTER, of Frederic, was in town Monday. He has a large coutract for placing the ties on Ward's raod, near Frederic. (24 May 1894)

-DIED-On the 2d inst. Ethel May, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. WEBSTER, of Frederic, aged four months. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. J. WILLETTS.
Mr. and Mrs. T. WEBSTER return their heartfelt thanks to their friends and neighbors for their sympathy and many kindly acts rendered them on the above occasion. (9 Aug 1894)

-BORN-March 3rd., to Mr. and Mrs. T. WEBSTER, of Frederic, a son. (19 Mar 1896)


Edith CULVER

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:
-At the residence of Elmer OSTRANDER, on November 16th, Timothy WEBSTER, of Grayling Township, and Edith CURVER(or CARVER), of Center Plains, by J. G. MARSH, Justice of the Peace. (20 Nov 1884)

-DIED-At Pere Cheney, Thursday, March 1st, Mrs. Edith WEBSTER, daughter of C. D. CULVER, Esq., and sister of Mrs. G. L. ALEXANDER and Fred CULVER of this village. The deceased was ill but six hours, having retired in usual health the previous evening. She was found in convulsions towards morning and a physician hastily summoned, but life was extinct before his arrival. (8 Mar 1888)


Timothy WEBSTER

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:
-At the residence of Elmer OSTRANDER, on November 16th, Timothy WEBSTER, of Grayling Township, and Edith CURVER(or CARVER), of Center Plains, by J. G. MARSH, Justice of the Peace. (20 Nov 1884)

-MARRIED-On Monday April 1st, at the residence of J. A. LEWIS, by Rev. J. W. TAYLOR, Mr. Timothy WEBSTER, of Pere Cheney and Mrs. Artemesia LEWIS, of Grayling. (11 Apr 1889)

-FREDERIC ITEMS.
The population still increases. Mrs. LEWIS presented her husband with twins - boy and girl - and Mrs. WEBSTER a girl, last thursday. (12 Apr 1894)

-Tim WEBSTER, of Frederic, was in town Monday. He has a large coutract for placing the ties on Ward's raod, near Frederic. (24 May 1894)

-DIED-On the 2d inst. Ethel May, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. WEBSTER, of Frederic, aged four months. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. J. WILLETTS.
Mr. and Mrs. T. WEBSTER return their heartfelt thanks to their friends and neighbors for their sympathy and many kindly acts rendered them on the above occasion. (9 Aug 1894)

-BORN-March 3rd., to Mr. and Mrs. T. WEBSTER, of Frederic, a son. (19 Mar 1896)


Artemesia LEWIS

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 April 1st, at the residence of J. A. LEWIS, by Rev. J. W. TAYLOR, Mr. Timothy WEBSTER, of Pere Cheney and Mrs. Artemesia LEWIS, of Grayling. (11 Apr 1889)


Ethel May WEBSTER

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 2d inst. Ethel May, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. WEBSTER, of Frederic, aged four months. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. J. WILLETTS.
Mr. and Mrs. T. WEBSTER return their heartfelt thanks to their friends and neighbors for their sympathy and many kindly acts rendered them on the above occasion. (9 Aug 1894)


Charles D. CULVER

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 Pere Cheney, Thursday, March 1st, Mrs. Edith WEBSTER, daughter of C. D. CULVER, Esq., and sister of Mrs. G. L. ALEXANDER and Fred CULVER of this village. the deceased was ill but six hours, having retired in usual health the previous evening. She was found in convulsions towards morning and a physician hastily summoned, but life was extinct before his arrival. (8 Mar 1888)

-Lieut. Chas. D. CULVER, of Center Plains, has bought the CHARRON house on Peninsular Avenue, opposite Dr. THATCHER's, and will hereafter be a welcome resident of Grayling. (14 Jan 1892)

-F. CULVER was called to Dayton, Ohio, last week, on account of the death of his father, who was stopping, temporarily, at the Soldier's Home, near that city. (1 Feb 1894)

-OBITUARY.
On the 24th ult., a dispatch was received here, from Dayton, Ohio, announcing the sudden death of Charles D. CULVER, who was at the National Soldier's Home, at that place, for surgical treatment, he being nearly blind from the explosion of a caisson, during the "Morgan Raid," at which time he was 1st Lieut. Battery M, 1st Mich. Artillery.
His record as a soldier and a citizen is one of which his posterity may well be proud. An honest, genial gentleman has gone to his reward, and sleeps his last sleep beside honored comrades in the National cemetery.
He leaves, to revere his memory, Mrs. Geo. L. ALEXANDER, Miss Alice CULVER and Fred CULVER, of Grayling, and his comrades of the G. A. R. (1 Feb 1894)

-RESOLUTIONS OF CONDOLENCE.
At a regular meeting of Marvin Post, No. 240, G. A. R., held on Saturday evening, Jan. 27th, 1894, the following resolutions were presented and adopted:
WHEREAS it has pleased the Grand Commander to muster out from our ranks Comrade Chas. D. CULVER, late 1st Lieut. Battery M, 1st Michigan Light Artillery, and muster him into the Grand Army above, therefore
RESOLVED, That the heartfeld sympathy of this Post be extended to the bereaved family of our deceased comrade and that our colors be draped for thirty days in honor of his memory.
RESOLVED, That these resolutions be entered in the records of the Post, and that a copy be given the family and furnished the local papers for publication.
O. PALMER, |
J. C. HANSON, | COM.
A. L. POND. | (1 Feb 1894)


Alice CULVER

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-OBITUARY.
On the 24th ult., a dispatch was received here, from Dayton, Ohio, announcing the sudden death of Charles D. CULVER, who was at the National Soldier's Home, at that place, for surgical treatment, he being nearly blind from the explosion of a caisson, during the "Morgan Raid," at which time he was 1st Lieut. Battery M, 1st Mich. Artillery.
His record as a soldier and a citizen is one of which his posterity may well be proud. An honest, genial gentleman has gone to his reward, and sleeps his last sleep beside honored comrades in the National cemetery.
He leaves, to revere his memory, Mrs. Geo. L. ALEXANDER, Miss Alice CULVER and Fred CULVER, of Grayling, and his comrades of the G. A. R. (1 Feb 1894)

-MISS ALLICE CULVER DEAD.
Our village was shocked as seldom before, last Monday morning, on learning of the death of Miss Allice CULVER in her rooms in the residence occupied by Mr. BEEBE, on Spruce street. As she had not appeared at eight o'clock, Mrs. BEEBE knocked at her door and receiving no reply felt alarmed, and called a neighbor, and entered the room where she laid in apparent peacefull sleep, but as she did not answer their call; they took her hand which was already chilled in death. Dr. TOMLINSON was summoned and found the spark of life entirely extinguished.
She had attended church sunday morning and seemed to be in usual health and spirits, and no one seemed to notice anything unusual in her appearance.
Brief funeral services were held at the residence of her sister Mrs. G. L. ALEXANDER Thursday evening, Rev. J. H. FLEMMING officating and the body was taken to Bellville, to be laid beside her mother.
The deceased was born in Ithica, N. Y., and came to this state with her parents when she was two years of age, and spent her childhood in Mt. Clemens and Bellville, graduating from the high school at Mt. Clemens. With her father and the family she came to this county about thirty-four years ago, locating in the township of Center Plains, when she came to Grayling and has resided here for the past nineteen years. She was a charter member of the good-fellow-ship Club, which was organized twelve years ago, and has served as President and Secretary of the club, being reorganized as a superior literary student and scholar.
Of her family, only Mrs. ALEXANDER and her brother Fred CULVOR of Saginaw survive. (14 Oct 1909)


EVANS

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 sad accident occured at Pott's camp on the 8th inst. Walter EVANS, a homesteader who had worked for the company for some time, was killed by a wrecked train. Deceased was 22 years of age and unmarried. He was a sober and industrious man and respected by the community where he lived. He was a nephew of N. H. EVANS of South Branch. (15 Jan 1885)


Walter EVANS

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 logging train on Pott's railroad was thrown off the track on last Friday. Walter EVANS was killed and Wm. WILCOX was severely injured. (15 Jan 1885)

-A sad accident occured at Pott's camp on the 8th inst. Walter EVANS, a homesteader who had worked for the company for some time, was killed by a wrecked train. Deceased was 22 years of age and unmarried. He was a sober and industrious man and respected by the community where he lived. He was a nephew of N. H. EVANS of South Branch. (15 Jan 1885)


Burt PAYNE

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 of bride's parents, in Ogemaw Co., Jan. 5th, Burt PAYNE, of South Branch and Miss Adelia HOLLOWAY. (15 Jan 1885)


Adelia HOLLOWAY

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 of bride's parents, in Ogemaw Co., Jan. 5th, Burt PAYNE, of South Branch and Miss Adelia HOLLOWAY. (15 Jan 1885)


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