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

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William FORTIER

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 1st inst. to Mr. and Mrs. FORTIER, a daughter. (4 Feb 1886)

-DIED-On the 19th inst., Victoria, infant daughter of William and Matilda FORTIER, aged 6 months and - days. (26 Aug 1886)

-Messrs. E. F. RAYMOND, O. RAYMOND, George McCULLOUGH, William FORTIER and SHOPPENAGON, started on a fishing and hunting excursion last Friday morning. The deer and grayling must have suffered. (30 Sep 1886)

-BORN-In Grayling, June 29th, to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. FORTIER, a daughter. (30 Jun 1887)

-The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. William FOTIER, died at Montreal, Canada, last Monday, where they were visiting friends. This makes the second child they have lost within the last year. (25 Aug 1887)


Matila

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 1st inst. to Mr. and Mrs. FORTIER, a daughter. (4 Feb 1886)

-DIED-On the 19th inst., Victoria, infant daughter of William and Matilda FORTIER, aged 6 months and - days. (26 Aug 1886)


Victoria FORTIER

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 1st inst. to Mr. and Mrs. FORTIER, a daughter. (4 Feb 1886)

-DIED-On the 19th inst., Victoria, infant daughter of William and Matilda FORTIER, aged 6 months and - days. (26 Aug 1886)


FLINT

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:
-Moses FLINT, a brother of R. S. FLINT, a well-known Roscommoner, was instantly killed by a falling tree at GRIER's camp last Friday week. (25 Feb 1886)


Moses FLINT

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:
-Moses FLINT, a brother of R. S. FLINT, a well-known Roscommoner, was instantly killed by a falling tree at GRIER's camp last Friday week. (25 Feb 1886)


R. S. FLINT

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:
-Moses FLINT, a brother of R. S. FLINT, a well-known Roscommoner, was instantly killed by a falling tree at GRIER's camp last Friday week. (25 Feb 1886)


Chas. STEEL

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:
-Rev. Chas. STEEL of West Branch, was married on Wednesday evening of last week, to Miss Lillian Van METRE of the same place. Rev. L. P. DAVIS, presiding elder of this district, officiated. (11 Mar 1886)


Lillian Van METRE

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:
-Rev. Chas. STEEL of West Branch, was married on Wednesday evening of last week, to Miss Lillian Van METRE of the same place. Rev. L. P. DAVIS, presiding elder of this district, officiated. (11 Mar 1886)


Hans 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:
-Mrs. Hans JENSON presented her husband last week, with an heir of the male persuasion. (1 Apr 1886)

-BOY LOST - Wednesday, October 7., between three and four o'clock, Thurwald JENSON, a boy, eight years of age, dressed in knee pants, blue jacket and brown felt hat, was playing about home in this village, since which time he has not been seen. He has light hair, and blue eyes, is rather slim, is very bright and intelligent, speaks English fluently. It is feared he went onto the logs in the pond near the house, and was drowned, but a most careful search of the pond and of the river for miles below, fails to discover any trace of him, and leaves the hope that he has wandered, or ran away, and may yet be found alive. Any information concerning him will be gladly received at this office, or may be sent to his father, Mr. Hans JENSON, at this place. (15 Oct 1891)


Thorwald 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:
-Mrs. Hans JENSON presented her husband last week, with an heir of the male persuasion. (1 Apr 1886)

-BOY LOST - Wednesday, October 7., between three and four o'clock, Thurwald JENSON, a boy, eight years of age, dressed in knee pants, blue jacket and brown felt hat, was playing about home in this village, since which time he has not been seen. He has light hair, and blue eyes, is rather slim, is very bright and intelligent, speaks English fluently. It is feared he went onto the logs in the pond near the house, and was drowned, but a most careful search of the pond and of the river for miles below, fails to discover any trace of him, and leaves the hope that he has wandered, or ran away, and may yet be found alive. Any information concerning him will be gladly received at this office, or may be sent to his father, Mr. Hans JENSON, at this place. (15 Oct 1891)

-The body of the little JENSON boy, who was lost on the 7th of October, was found in the river yesterday, in the deep hole below the bridge. It is supposed he was drowned in the pond and that the body came to the surface and was carried over the dam by the high water. When discovered the body was standing nearly upright and whirling in the eddy. The face and body were somewhat bloated, but not disfigured as much as might have been expected. the terrible anxiety of the parents is relieved by this certainty. (12 Nov 1891)


Frank R. DECKROW

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 1st inst., to Mr. and Mrs. Frank DECKROW, a son. All doing well, even if the birthday was not as auspicious as it might have been. (8 Apr 1886)

-DIED.
At Grayling, Sunday, April 21., Eleanor DECKROW, aged 29 years.
The deceased was the daughter of Wm. and Emerilla METCALF, of Center Plaines township, and the wife of Frank R. DECKROW of this village, who were among the early settlers of the county. She leaves a little boy, and infant daughter with her sorrowing friends, all of whom receive the fullest sympathy of the entire community. (25 Apr 1889)

-The young child left by Mrs. Frank DECKROW, died at the residence of W. W. METCALF, last Tuesday and was buried yesterday morning. (9 May 1889)

-Mrs. Wm. SARGEANT and children, of Boston, Mass., are visiting with her brother, F. R. DECKROW. They had not seen each other for eighteen years. (4 Jul 1889)

-MARRIED.-At the residence of the bride, May 12th, 1892, by Rev. GEYER, Mr. Frank R. DECKROW and Mrs. Mary A. LONDON, both of this place.
"Two souls with but a single thought,
Two hearts that beat as one." (19 May 1892)

-Frank DECKROW has purchased a farm in the hardwood which Mr. OAKS, his father-in-law, will move on in a short time. (17 May 1894)

-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)

-BORN-On Sunday, the 2d inst., to Mr. and Mr.s F. DECKROW, a son. (6 Aug 1896)

-F. R. DECKROW has sold his Maple Forest farm home to Mr. MARSHALL, of Ill; who has taken posession. Mr. DECKROW will live on the SHERMAN place next to J. K. BATES' for this season or until de decides for the future. (30 Apr 1908)

-F. R. DECKROW is putting in a steam heating plant in the Editorial Home. If it does not work right, we will advertise so no one else will get caught. (29 Oct 1908)


Eleanor METCALF

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 Grayling, Sunday, April 21., Eleanor DECKROW, aged 29 years.
The deceased was the daughter of Wm. and Emerilla METCALF, of Center Plaines township, and the wife of Frank R. DECKROW of this village, who were among the early settlers of the county. She leaves a little boy, and infant daughter with her sorrowing friends, all of whom receive the fullest sympathy of the entire community. (25 Apr 1889)


Frank R. DECKROW

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 1st inst., to Mr. and Mrs. Frank DECKROW, a son. All doing well, even if the birthday was not as auspicious as it might have been. (8 Apr 1886)

-DIED.
At Grayling, Sunday, April 21., Eleanor DECKROW, aged 29 years.
The deceased was the daughter of Wm. and Emerilla METCALF, of Center Plaines township, and the wife of Frank R. DECKROW of this village, who were among the early settlers of the county. She leaves a little boy, and infant daughter with her sorrowing friends, all of whom receive the fullest sympathy of the entire community. (25 Apr 1889)

-The young child left by Mrs. Frank DECKROW, died at the residence of W. W. METCALF, last Tuesday and was buried yesterday morning. (9 May 1889)

-Mrs. Wm. SARGEANT and children, of Boston, Mass., are visiting with her brother, F. R. DECKROW. They had not seen each other for eighteen years. (4 Jul 1889)

-MARRIED.-At the residence of the bride, May 12th, 1892, by Rev. GEYER, Mr. Frank R. DECKROW and Mrs. Mary A. LONDON, both of this place.
"Two souls with but a single thought,
Two hearts that beat as one." (19 May 1892)

-Frank DECKROW has purchased a farm in the hardwood which Mr. OAKS, his father-in-law, will move on in a short time. (17 May 1894)

-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)

-BORN-On Sunday, the 2d inst., to Mr. and Mr.s F. DECKROW, a son. (6 Aug 1896)

-F. R. DECKROW has sold his Maple Forest farm home to Mr. MARSHALL, of Ill; who has taken posession. Mr. DECKROW will live on the SHERMAN place next to J. K. BATES' for this season or until de decides for the future. (30 Apr 1908)

-F. R. DECKROW is putting in a steam heating plant in the Editorial Home. If it does not work right, we will advertise so no one else will get caught. (29 Oct 1908)


Mary A. OAKS

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 bride, May 12th, 1892, by Rev. GEYER, Mr. Frank R. DECKROW and Mrs. Mary A. LONDON, both of this place.
"Two souls with but a single thought,
Two hearts that beat as one." (19 May 1892)


DECKROW

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. Wm. SARGEANT and children, of Boston, Mass., are visiting with her brother, F. R. DECKROW. They had not seen each other for eighteen years. (4 Jul 1889)


W. H. HANSON

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. S. HARDER returned on Monday, from a three weeks visit with her daughter. Mrs. W. H. HANSON, in Beaver Creek township. (29 Apr 1886)


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:
-Mrs. J. S. HARDER returned on Monday, from a three weeks visit with her daughter. Mrs. W. H. HANSON, in Beaver Creek township. (29 Apr 1886)


VAUGHN

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:
-Jacob VAUGHN, grandfather of W. W. VAUGHN, of Roscommon, wandered near the river one day last week and fell in. When discovered life was extinct. He was 97 years old. (11 Jan 1894)


W. W. VAUGHN

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:
-The 2 year old daughter of W. W. VAUGHN, of Roscommon, was found drowned in a barrel of rainwater on Wednesday of last week. (6 May 1886)

-W. W. VAUGHN swore out warrants against Hubbard HEAD and his son Elmer, of South Branch township, on the charge of trespass, one day last week. (28 Apr 1892)

-Jacob VAUGHN, grandfather of W. W. VAUGHN, of Roscommon, wandered near the river one day last week and fell in. When discovered life was extinct. He was 97 years old. (11 Jan 1894)


DOYLE

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:
-M. DOYLE went to Kalamazoo Sunday night to attend the funeral of a sister. (13 May 1886)

-Mr. and Mrs. M. DOYLE and son were called to Kalamazoo last Monday on account of the serious illness of Mrs. DOYLE's father. (29 Mar 1888)

-M. DOYLE was called to Fort Wayne, Ind., the first of the week, by the death of his sister, who was known to many of our citizens. (27 Nov 1890)


M. DOYLE

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:
-M. DOYLE went to Kalamazoo Sunday night to attend the funeral of a sister. (13 May 1886)

-Mr. and Mrs. M. DOYLE and son were called to Kalamazoo last Monday on account of the serious illness of Mrs. DOYLE's father. (29 Mar 1888)

-M. DOYLE was called to Fort Wayne, Ind., the first of the week, by the death of his sister, who was known to many of our citizens. (27 Nov 1890)


Mrs. Mary L. WALTERS DOYLE

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:
-M. DOYLE was called to Fort Wayne, Ind., the first of the week, by the death of his sister, who was known to many of our citizens. (27 Nov 1890)


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