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

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Ura J. SHIRTS

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 Grayling on the 21st inst. Mrs. Esther H. SHIRTS, of heart disease, aged 35 years. (29 Jan 1885)

-CARD OF THANKS.
For the benevolent kindness of my friends and neighbors during the illness of my wife, and the continued benefits received since her decease, I desire to return my sincere thanks, and assurance that I most gratefully appreciate the same.
U. J. SHIRTS.

-Mrs. Wm. SHERWOOD and her daughter, Mrs. Ura SHIRTS, went to Saginaw Tuesday night, on account of the severe illness of another daughter. (27 Sep 1906)


Esther H.

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 Grayling on the 21st inst. Mrs. Esther H. SHIRTS, of heart disease, aged 35 years. (29 Jan 1885)


Morton SHIRTS

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:
-U. J. SHIRTS has been enjoying a visit from his eldest son, Morton, who now resides near Racine, Wisconsin. He is surprised at the improvements since he was here six years ago. (19 Mar 1908)


SHIRTS

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:
-RESOLUTIONS OF CONDOLENCE.
Resolutions adopted by Union Division, No. 14, Grayling, Mich.
Whereas, death has entered our ranks and taken from us our beloved sister, Jennie G. SHIRTS, a worthy member and a faithful Guard.
Resolved, that we tender to her family our sincere sympathy at their great sorrow and loss, and that the charter of this division be draped for thirty days, and that a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the records of this division and also be presented to Bros. Geo. SHIRTS and Ura SHIRTS and to the press.
Dated Grayling, Mich., Dec. 13, 1904.
MARGARET A. HORTON,
FLORENCE SCHRECK,
MABEL COLBURN,
Com. on Resolutions. (15 Dec 1904)


Jennie G. SHIRTS

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:
-RESOLUTIONS OF CONDOLENCE.
Resolutions adopted by Union Division, No. 14, Grayling, Mich.
Whereas, death has entered our ranks and taken from us our beloved sister, Jennie G. SHIRTS, a worthy member and a faithful Guard.
Resolved, that we tender to her family our sincere sympathy at their great sorrow and loss, and that the charter of this division be draped for thirty days, and that a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the records of this division and also be presented to Bros. Geo. SHIRTS and Ura SHIRTS and to the press.
Dated Grayling, Mich., Dec. 13, 1904.
MARGARET A. HORTON,
FLORENCE SCHRECK,
MABEL COLBURN,
Com. on Resolutions. (15 Dec 1904)


George SHIRTS

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:
-RESOLUTIONS OF CONDOLENCE.
Resolutions adopted by Union Division, No. 14, Grayling, Mich.
Whereas, death has entered our ranks and taken from us our beloved sister, Jennie G. SHIRTS, a worthy member and a faithful Guard.
Resolved, that we tender to her family our sincere sympathy at their great sorrow and loss, and that the charter of this division be draped for thirty days, and that a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the records of this division and also be presented to Bros. Geo. SHIRTS and Ura SHIRTS and to the press.
Dated Grayling, Mich., Dec. 13, 1904.
MARGARET A. HORTON,
FLORENCE SCHRECK,
MABEL COLBURN,
Com. on Resolutions. (15 Dec 1904)


Conrad HOUSE

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 Maple Forest, January 7th, '85, by James R. HAMILTON, J. P. Conrad HOUSE to Eunice Lilly BIGHAM, all of Maple Forest. (29 Jan 1885)


Eunice Lilly BIGHAM

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 Maple Forest, January 7th, '85, by James R. HAMILTON, J. P. Conrad HOUSE to Eunice Lilly BIGHAM, all of Maple Forest. (29 Jan 1885)


Archie W. WALKER

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 the brides parents, in Port Dover, Ontario, by Rev. Chas. WILSON, Mr. Archie W. WALKER, of Grayling Mich., and Miss Mary C. GIBBS, on Wednesday morning Jan. 21st. 1885. (29 Jan 1885)


Mary C. GIBBS

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 the brides parents, in Port Dover, Ontario, by Rev. Chas. WILSON, Mr. Archie W. WALKER, of Grayling Mich., and Miss Mary C. GIBBS, on Wednesday morning Jan. 21st. 1885. (29 Jan 1885)


Truman E. HEATH

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. Michael WILSON of Lenawee Co., who has been visiting his daughter, Mrs. Truman HEATH, made us quite a pleasant call on last Tuesday. He is one of Michigan's most successful farmers, and he thinks that Crawford county is improving rapidly and that the inducements to locate in this section are greater than has been reported, and that farmers in the southern portion of the state who are renters, would better their fortunes by coming here. We know it. (5 Mar 1885)

-Mr. WILSON, of Tecumseh, father of Mrs. T. E. HEATH, is making her his fifth annual visit. (6 Nov 1888)


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:
-Mr. Michael WILSON of Lenawee Co., who has been visiting his daughter, Mrs. Truman HEATH, made us quite a pleasant call on last Tuesday. He is one of Michigan's most successful farmers, and he thinks that Crawford county is improving rapidly and that the inducements to locate in this section are greater than has been reported, and that farmers in the southern portion of the state who are renters, would better their fortunes by coming here. We know it. (5 Mar 1885)


Michael 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:
-Mr. Michael WILSON of Lenawee Co., who has been visiting his daughter, Mrs. Truman HEATH, made us quite a pleasant call on last Tuesday. He is one of Michigan's most successful farmers, and he thinks that Crawford county is improving rapidly and that the inducements to locate in this section are greater than has been reported, and that farmers in the southern portion of the state who are renters, would better their fortunes by coming here. We know it. (5 Mar 1885)

-Mr. WILSON, of Tecumseh, father of Mrs. T. E. HEATH, is making her his fifth annual visit. (6 Nov 1888)


Franklia BENFORD

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 28th ult., at the residence of Justice J. K. BATES, Mr. Franklia BENFORD and Mrs. Oppelia A. BADER, of Haring, Mich., Justice BATES, officiating.
"Two more unfortunates
Lonely and troubled,
Sadly importunate
Went and got doubled." (5 Mar 1885)


Oppelia A. BADER

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 28th ult., at the residence of Justice J. K. BATES, Mr. Franklia BENFORD and Mrs. Oppelia A. BADER, of Haring, Mich., Justice BATES, officiating.
"Two more unfortunates
Lonely and troubled,
Sadly importunate
Went and got doubled." (5 Mar 1885)


John L. WILD

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. J. L. WILD has returned from a two months visit to her son and daughter at Detroit, and Birmingham. She had an enjoyable visit, attended a wooden and a crystal wedding, while absent, and was also presented with a young grandson, but still was much pleased to get back to Grayling. (12 Mar 1885)

-J. C. MERRILL, of Birmingham, Michigan, who is traveling in the interest of a Toledo House, spent Sunday and Monday with Mr. and Mrs. J. L. WILD of the Grayling House, to whom he is fortunate enough to be son-in-law. (14 May 1885)

-On last Friday evening, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. WILD gave a party in commemoration of the 35th anniversary of their marriage. It was one of the most enjoyable parties that we ever had the pleasure of attending, and everything passed off as merrily as a marriage bell. The following persons were in attendance: Mr. and Mrs. R. HANSON; Mr. and Mrs. J. K. HANSON; Mr. and Mrs. N. MICKLESON; Prof. and Mrs. LANKANAW; Mr. and Mrs. W. A. MASTERS; Dr. and Mrs. N. H. TRAVER; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. HOMER; Mr. and Mrs. F. L. HADLEY; Mr. and Mrs. N. P. SALLING; Mr. and Mrs. J. M. JONES: Mr. and Mrs. M. J. CONNINE; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. EDGCUMBE; Mr. A. MAXWELL and Mrs. TATTRAY; Mrs. L. M. FINN and the Misses ERB and WILLIAMS; Mrs. and Miss MANSFIELD, and Mrs. MERRILL of Birmingham. At 8 o'clock supper was announced, and all present repaired to the Dining Room, where a repast was served, such as Mrs. W. knows how to prepare. At the close the guests were called to order, and short speeches congratulating the hosts were made by Messrs, CONNINE, HANSON, TRAVER, LAUKANAW and Miss MANSFIELD, which were responded to by Mr. WILD in a very felicitous manner, after which the guests repaired to the parlors and engaged in converstaion, chess and other amusements, the most popular of which was manipulating small pieces of card board in games called, hearts, menagarie, euchre, but the favorite and the one that seemed to give the most diversion, was called "Ancient Virgin." This was kep up until about 12 o'clock, when all departed feeling that they had spent a pleasant evening, had a good time, that they were favored in having an invitation, and wishing that Mr. and Mrs. WILD's anniversary came quarterly instead of annually. (12 Nov 1885)

-Mrs. C. H. WHEELER and daughter, of Detroit, are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. WILD, of the Grayling House. (27 Jan 1886)

-Miss Bessie MERRILL, of Birmingham, is visiting her grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. WILD. (10 Jun 1886)

-Miss Fleda WHEELER of Detroit, is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. WILD, of this city. (12 Aug 1886)

-Mr. J. L. WILD was called to Detroit on last Sunday, by the death of his mother, in her 78th year. (12 Aug 1886)

-BIBLE AND CANE PRESENTATION.
Last Saturday was the 57th birthday of John L. WILD, of the Grayling House, and Grayling Chapter, R. A. M., of which he is an officer, met in their Hall in the evening for work in the Royal Arch degrees, and when through, he invited the members to an Oyster Supper. The wives of the members had preceded them and after the surprise of their meeting was over, they all proceeded to the Dining Room where the good things of life, in the way of eatables were partaken of with a relish by the overworked members of the order and invited guests. After supper the ladies surprised their better halves by presenting them with a Bible to be used in their future work. The presentation was made by Mrs. J. STALEY, Jr., in a very feeling manner, and was accepted by R. HANSON, Esq., in behalf of the members of the Chapter. A further surprise was then sprung on the assemblage by the caning of the host by Mr. STALEY, which was done in a very effective manner, and if there ever was a surprised recipient it was the possessor of the handsome ebony gold headed, finely engraved cane as was ever presented on such an occasion. The following parties were present: Mr. and Mrs. R. HANSON, Mr. and Mrs. J. K. HANSON, Mr. and Mrs. J. STALEY, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. JONES, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. FINN, Mr. and Mrs. N. P. SALLING, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. HUM, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. WIGHT, Mr. and Mrs. G. L. ALEXANDER, Mr. and Mrs. H. PINKONS, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. RAYMOND and Messrs. O. J. BELL, S. HEMPSTEAD, W. ROE, C. F. HALLER and us. It was an evening of surprises, pleasantly spent, and at "high twelve" or thereabouts, after wishing their host many happy returns of the day, the guests departed for their homes, hoping that some other fortunate individual would soon pass a mile-stone on their pathway in life, and extend them an invitation to assist in celebrating the occasion. (10 Nov 1887)

-GRAYLING HOUSE.
has been under the management of the veteran J. L. WILD for the past five years, and no house in the State has a better reputation. Everything is first class and there is no bar, billiards or gambling attached. It has gained the reputation of a "hotel home" and every Sunday finds commercial men who doubled the road for its accommodations. (29 Dec 1887)

-Miss Gertie MERRILL, of Birmingham, was the guest of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. WILD, for a few days last week. (12 Jan 1888)

-J. L. WILD was a delegate to the Grand Concil of Royal Arch Masons, which convened at Grand Rapids last week. (26 Jan 1888)

-The AVALANCHE regrets to announce the removal from Grayling of Mr. and Mrs. John L. WILD, who have located at Birmingham, near Detroit. We trust their stay will not be permanent, and certainly hope to see them often, as his burinses interests here will require some attention. (4 Oct 1888)

-Mr. and Mrs. J. L. WILD, of Birmingham are now residents of Detroit, making their home with Mr. and Mrs. C. A. WHEELER. (5 Mar 1891)

-John L. WILD, of Detroit, formerly of Grayling, has been granted a pension. (23 Apr 1891)

-Mr. and Mrs. J. H. (L.?) WILD celebrated the 50th anniversary (the golden) of their marriage, last Tuesday, at the home of their daughter, Mrs. C. H. WHEELER, in Detroit. (8 Nov 1900)

-John L. WILD, of Detroit, erstwhile proprietor of the Grayling House here, and the most popular boniface, came up last week for a visit with old friends, and a trip on the river after trout, being a guest of Judge J. C. HANSON. Mr. WILD is as quick and jolly as ever, though he celebrated his 70th birthday the 5th of last November, and his golden wedding on the sixth, on which day he voted the second time for McKINLEY, and sent the President his congratulation and their photo, for which he received a prompt and felicitous reply. John is all right. (13 Jun 1901)

-Mr. and Mrs. C. H. WHEELER, of Detroit, are happy over the birth of their first grand child, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. BACON, born some two or three weeks ago, and Mr. and Mrs. J. L. WILD are pleased over their promotion to the position of great grand-parents. (15 Aug 1901)


Mrs. J. L. WILD

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:
-Monday last was the 53rd. birthday of Mrs. J. L. WILD, of the grayling House, and in the afternoon several of her lady friends surprised her by calling in a body to pay their respects on that most auspicious occasion. An impromptu supper was served about six o'clock and the evening was spent in an enjoyable manner, only known to the ladies, as the male bipeds were excluded. Mrs. W. was the recipient of several handsome presents, consisting of Books, Gold Pen, Bible Stand, Birthday Cards, etc., and one of the most confortable chairs ever manufactured, which was the special gift of the following named ladies: Mrs. N. SALLING, Mrs. j. M. JONES, Mrs. J. M. FINN, Mrs. F. HADLEY, Mrs. Dr. THATCHER, Mrs. SPAULDING, Mra. J. K. HANSON, Mrs. R. HANSON, Mrs. T. W. MITCHELL, Mrs. N. MICKLESON; Mrs. D. M. KNEELAND, Mrs. F. D. ROBINSON, Miss WILLIAMS and Miss Julia ERB. (7 May 1885)

-MRS. J. L. WILD IS DEAD.
Mrs. John Leonard WILD, wife of John Leonard WILD, vice president of the Banner Laundering Co. and commander of Fairbanks post G. A. R., died at her residence, 117 Avery Avenue, at 1:30 Thursday morning. Mrs. WILD was born in Weisenberg, Germany, in 1832, coming to America when a young girl. Eight years ago Mr. and Mrs. WILD celebrated their golden wedding anniversary and only last summer Mrs. WILD visited her birthplace in Germany. Mrs. WILD was an active worker in the Church of Our Father and was present at the laying of the cornerstone of that church.
Mrs. WILD was indentified with several clubs and social organizations. Her death marks the first one in her family in 31 years. Besides her husband, one son, William L. WILD, and two daughters Mrs. James C. MERRELL and Mrs. Charles H. WHEELER, survive. She also leaves eight grand-children and ten great grandchildren. The funeral services will be held at her residence on Saturday at 2 p. m. Burial at Woodlawn. - Detroit Journal.
Mrs. WILD will be remembered here as Mistress of the Grayling House for several years. (26 Aug 1909)


W. A. WILD

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. A. WILD and daughter, of Detroit, made his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. WILD a short visit last week, and attended the Leap Year party at the Opera House. (26 Jan 1888)


WILD

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. J. L. WILD was called to Detroit on last Sunday, by the death of his mother, in her 78th year. (12 Aug 1886)


Mrs. WILD

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. J. L. WILD was called to Detroit on last Sunday, by the death of his mother, in her 78th year. (12 Aug 1886)


E. WILBER

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:
-FREDERICVILLE ITEMS.
Mrs. E. WILBER presented her husband with a young daughter, recently. (19 Mar 1885)

-FREDERICKVILLE ITEMS.
Born to Mrs. E. WILBUR, one day last week, a son and a daugher, Mrs. WILBUR is lying very low and it is feared will not recover. (20 May 1886)

-OBITUARY.
DIED-In Fredericville, Crawford Co., Mich., May 22d, Amelia, wife of E. WILBUR, and daughter of Charles and Rhoda BARBER. Mrs. WILBUR was born in Canada in 1852, and at the time of her death was 34 years of age. She came with her family 4 years ago, and at once identified herself with the people, naturally social and genial, she soon found a circle of warm friends. She was a good singer; a good christian; much attached to the church and S. S; although adverse circumstances and poor health had prevented her attending services for some time. She leaves a husband and six children and a large circle of riends to mourn her loss. The funeral was largely attended and among the floral decorations was a beautiful white cross. The services were conducted by Rev. G. M. GIGELOW, of Graying. N. E. D.
Fredericville, May 25th. (27 May 1886)


Amelia 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:
-OBITUARY.
DIED-In Fredericville, Crawford Co., Mich., May 22d, Amelia, wife of E. WILBUR, and daughter of Charles and Rhoda BARBER. Mrs. WILBUR was born in Canada in 1852, and at the time of her death was 34 years of age. She came with her family 4 years ago, and at once identified herself with the people, naturally social and genial, she soon found a circle of warm friends. She was a good singer; a good christian; much attached to the church and S. S; although adverse circumstances and poor health had prevented her attending services for some time. She leaves a husband and six children and a large circle of friends to mourn her loss. The funeral was largely attended and among the floral decorations was a beautiful white cross. The services were conducted by Rev. G. M. GIGELOW, of Graying. N. E. D.
Fredericville, May 25th. (27 May 1886)


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