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

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Allen S. COOK

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 curious wedding came off in this village Saturday, Nov. 7th. Some men have to court their prospective wives from six months to 2 years, but the bridegroom of this particular wedding, it seems had been talking with a friend about tying to a good woman and hence by special arrangement; Miss Nancy Matilda HOOKER of Shiawassee county, arrived here Saturday, and for the first time saw Mr. Allen S. COOK; she as well as he were evidently satisfied for they went directly to Justice CLARK, who tied them up in the good old way, on short notice. they left for home in Rose township, as happy as two turtle doves. - Ogemaw Herald. (2 Dec 1885)


Nancy Matilda HOOKER

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 curious wedding came off in this village Saturday, Nov. 7th. Some men have to court their prospective wives from six months to 2 years, but the bridegroom of this particular wedding, it seems had been talking with a friend about tying to a good woman and hence by special arrangement; Miss Nancy Matilda HOOKER of Shiawassee county, arrived here Saturday, and for the first time saw Mr. Allen S. COOK; she as well as he were evidently satisfied for they went directly to Justice CLARK, who tied them up in the good old way, on short notice. they left for home in Rose township, as happy as two turtle doves. - Ogemaw Herald. (2 Dec 1885)


Mrs. Susan D. BROWN

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. Susan D. BROWN, mother of Miss WILLIAMS, arrived in Grayling yesterday morning. They will reside in Mrs. WAGNER's new building on Cedar street. (17 Dec 1885)


WILLIAMS

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. Susan D. BROWN, mother of Miss WILLIAMS, arrived in Grayling yesterday morning. They will reside in Mrs. WAGNER's new building on Cedar street. (17 Dec 1885)


John ANDERSON

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 4th inst., at the Grayling House, Mr. John ANDERSON of Grayling, and Miss Ellen DICKEY, of the city of Saginaw, Rev. J. M. BIGELOW officiating. (7 Jan 1886)


Ellen DICKEY

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 4th inst., at the Grayling House, Mr. John ANDERSON of Grayling, and Miss Ellen DICKEY, of the city of Saginaw, Rev. J. M. BIGELOW officiating. (7 Jan 1886)


SMITH

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 Friday morning, the 8th inst., at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. M. CONWAY, in Grayling, Mrs. Emily SMITH, in the 66th year of her age. The funeral services occured on the 10th inst. and Rev. G. M. BIGELOW, preached the funeral sermon. (14 Jan 1886)


Mrs. Emily SMITH

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 Friday morning, the 8th inst., at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. M. CONWAY, in Grayling, Mrs. Emily SMITH, in the 66th year of her age. The funeral services occured on the 10th inst. and Rev. G. M. BIGELOW, preached the funeral sermon. (14 Jan 1886)


Mrs. M. CONWAY

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 Friday morning, the 8th inst., at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. M. CONWAY, in Grayling, Mrs. Emily SMITH, in the 66th year of her age. The funeral services occured on the 10th inst. and Rev. G. M. BIGELOW, preached the funeral sermon. (14 Jan 1886)


SPAFFORD

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 Adee SPAFFORD, brother of Adelbert SPAFFORD, who is lumbering on the Manistee, and well known to many of our citizens, died at Canisteo, N. Y. on the 29th of December. He was buried by the Masonic Lodge at that place of which he was a member. (14 Jan 1886)


Charles Adee SPAFFORD

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 Adee SPAFFORD, brother of Adelbert SPAFFORD, who is lumbering on the Manistee, and well known to many of our citizens, died at Canisteo, N. Y. on the 29th of December. He was buried by the Masonic Lodge at that place of which he was a member. (14 Jan 1886)

-Mrs. SPAFFORD, who is boarding at the Grayling House, does not fear the cold, for she drove out to her husband's camp on the Manistee some twelve miles, and returned the same day, and enjoyed the ride as much as if it had been the 4th of July. (14 Jan 1886)


Adelbert SPAFFORD

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 Adee SPAFFORD, brother of Adelbert SPAFFORD, who is lumbering on the Manistee, and well known to many of our citizens, died at Canisteo, N. Y. on the 29th of December. He was buried by the Masonic Lodge at that place of which he was a member. (14 Jan 1886)


John G. GOULD

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:
-On last Monday Evening, John GOULD, who has been working during the last year for John McDONALD and R. S. BABBITT, took an overdose of Morphine, inadvertently, to relieve a severe headache to which he was subject. It was not discovered that he had done so until the next morning., when Drs. WOODWORTH and TRAVER were called in, who did everything in their power to relieve him, but without avail, and he died about one o'clock yesterday morning. We understand he has friends at Fowlerville, who have been informed of his death. (14 Jan 1886)

-OBITUARY.
John G. GOULD, whose death we chronicled last week was known to most of our people only as a quiet citizen, who attended to his own matters in a business like manner, and received, as he deserved, the respect of the community.
He was born in Ripley, N. Y. about 57 years ago and came to Michigan while a young man, having learned the trade of a shoemaker at which he worked until the breaking out of the rebellion when he enlisted in Co. K. 9th Mich. Vol. Inf. In Oct. 1863 he was discharged, having attained the position of 1st Seargt. He re-enlised as a veteran and for meritorious service was promoted to the rank of 1st Lieut. At the close of the war he returned to Michigan and was for a time on the police force at Detroit, but from 1866 to 1870 was the efficient Sheriff of Livingston County. In all his official and private business relations he has been ever considered an honest man.
He leaves two children, a daughter Miss Lulu GOULD, residing with her Aunt, Mrs. judge RUMSDELL, of Traverse City and a son, John, living with his uncle, J. A. LOCKWOOD of Fowlerville.
He was a member of Handy Lodge A. O. U. W., No. 39, of Fowlerville, and his insurance will go to his children.
Old comrades and friends will long remember the generous nature of the man, who through accident has met with death untimely. (27 Jan 1886)


Lulu GOULD

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:
-On last Monday Evening, John GOULD, who has been working during the last year for John McDONALD and R. S. BABBITT, took an overdose of Morphine, inadvertently, to relieve a severe headache to which he was subject. It was not discovered that he had done so until the next morning., when Drs. WOODWORTH and TRAVER were called in, who did everything in their power to relieve him, but without avail, and he died about one o'clock yesterday morning. We understand he has friends at Fowlerville, who have been informed of his death. (14 Jan 1886)

-OBITUARY.
John G. GOULD, whose death we chronicled last week was known to most of our people only as a quiet citizen, who attended to his own matters in a business like manner, and received, as he deserved, the respect of the community.
He was born in Ripley, N. Y. about 57 years ago and came to Michigan while a young man, having learned the trade of a shoemaker at which he worked until the breaking out of the rebellion when he enlisted in Co. K. 9th Mich. Vol. Inf. In Oct. 1863 he was discharged, having attained the position of 1st Seargt. He re-enlised as a veteran and for meritorious service was promoted to the rank of 1st Lieut. At the close of the war he returned to Michigan and was for a time on the police force at Detroit, but from 1866 to 1870 was the efficient Sheriff of Livingston County. In all his official and private business relations he has been ever considered an honest man.
He leaves two children, a daughter Miss Lulu GOULD, residing with her Aunt, Mrs. judge RUMSDELL, of Traverse City and a son, John, living with his uncle, J. A. LOCKWOOD of Fowlerville.
He was a member of Handy Lodge A. O. U. W., No. 39, of Fowlerville, and his insurance will go to his children.
Old comrades and friends will long remember the generous nature of the man, who through accident has met with death untimely. (27 Jan 1886)


John GOULD

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:
-On last Monday Evening, John GOULD, who has been working during the last year for John McDONALD and R. S. BABBITT, took an overdose of Morphine, inadvertently, to relieve a severe headache to which he was subject. It was not discovered that he had done so until the next morning., when Drs. WOODWORTH and TRAVER were called in, who did everything in their power to relieve him, but without avail, and he died about one o'clock yesterday morning. We understand he has friends at Fowlerville, who have been informed of his death. (14 Jan 1886)

-OBITUARY.
John G. GOULD, whose death we chronicled last week was known to most of our people only as a quiet citizen, who attended to his own matters in a business like manner, and received, as he deserved, the respect of the community.
He was born in Ripley, N. Y. about 57 years ago and came to Michigan while a young man, having learned the trade of a shoemaker at which he worked until the breaking out of the rebellion when he enlisted in Co. K. 9th Mich. Vol. Inf. In Oct. 1863 he was discharged, having attained the position of 1st Seargt. He re-enlised as a veteran and for meritorious service was promoted to the rank of 1st Lieut. At the close of the war he returned to Michigan and was for a time on the police force at Detroit, but from 1866 to 1870 was the efficient Sheriff of Livingston County. In all his official and private business relations he has been ever considered an honest man.
He leaves two children, a daughter Miss Lulu GOULD, residing with her Aunt, Mrs. judge RUMSDELL, of Traverse City and a son, John, living with his uncle, J. A. LOCKWOOD of Fowlerville.
He was a member of Handy Lodge A. O. U. W., No. 39, of Fowlerville, and his insurance will go to his children.
Old comrades and friends will long remember the generous nature of the man, who through accident has met with death untimely. (27 Jan 1886)


Nicholas 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)


BURDELL

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)


Martha M. 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)


J. SMITH

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:
-As we go to press we learn that Dr. REVELL has just started to attend the family of J. SMITH of Ball township, four of the younger members being sick with colds and swelled sore throat. Marvin, the 16 year old son of Mr. SMITH, died this week and was buried today.-Ros. News. (27 Jan 1886)

-DIED-Thursday eveing, January 21, of scarlet fever, Alma, daughter of Mr. J. SMITH of Grove Township, aged 3 years. - Ros. News. (28 Jan 1886)


Marvin SMITH

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:
-As we go to press we learn that Dr. REVELL has just started to attend the family of J. SMITH of Ball township, four of the younger members being sick with colds and swelled sore throat. Marvin, the 16 year old son of Mr. SMITH, died this week and was buried today.-Ros. News. (27 Jan 1886)


Alma SMITH

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-Thursday eveing, January 21, of scarlet fever, Alma, daughter of Mr. J. SMITH of Grove Township, aged 3 years. - Ros. News. (28 Jan 1886)


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