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

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John A. 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:
-BORN-On the 4th inst, to Mr. and Mrs. J. A. LEWIS, of Grayling township, a son. (13 May 1886)

-MARRIED-On Saturday evening, Sept. 22, by Rev, J. W. TAYLOR, Mr. John A. LEWIS and Mrs. Mary BEARY. All of Grayling. (27 Sep 1888)

-DIED.
At Ionia, Mich., Friday October 19th, Burt J. LEWIS, aged 20 years, of Consumption.
Deceased was a son of J. A. LEWIS of this place, and was well known by our people, having resided here for five years previous to his removal to Ionia last Spring. His mother and brother were buried within the past year. (25 Oct 1888)

-CARD OF THANKS.
I wish, with my children to convey our thanks through the columns of the AVALANCHE, to our many friends who so kindly through the sickness of our loved parent, and who assisted us in burying her. Hoping that they may long be spared the affliction and that all along the journey of life they may have many friends to lean upon.
J. A. LEWIS,
and family (18 Feb 1892)

-BORN-On the 2d inst., to Mr. and Mrs. J. A. LEWIS, a son, weight fourteen pounds. (10 Oct 1895)


Mrs. Mary BEARY

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 Saturday evening, Sept. 22, by Rev, J. W. TAYLOR, Mr. John A. LEWIS and Mrs. Mary BEARY. All of Grayling. (27 Sep 1888)


John A. 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:
-BORN-On the 4th inst, to Mr. and Mrs. J. A. LEWIS, of Grayling township, a son. (13 May 1886)

-MARRIED-On Saturday evening, Sept. 22, by Rev, J. W. TAYLOR, Mr. John A. LEWIS and Mrs. Mary BEARY. All of Grayling. (27 Sep 1888)

-DIED.
At Ionia, Mich., Friday October 19th, Burt J. LEWIS, aged 20 years, of Consumption.
Deceased was a son of J. A. LEWIS of this place, and was well known by our people, having resided here for five years previous to his removal to Ionia last Spring. His mother and brother were buried within the past year. (25 Oct 1888)

-CARD OF THANKS.
I wish, with my children to convey our thanks through the columns of the AVALANCHE, to our many friends who so kindly through the sickness of our loved parent, and who assisted us in burying her. Hoping that they may long be spared the affliction and that all along the journey of life they may have many friends to lean upon.
J. A. LEWIS,
and family (18 Feb 1892)

-BORN-On the 2d inst., to Mr. and Mrs. J. A. LEWIS, a son, weight fourteen pounds. (10 Oct 1895)


Clarissa M.

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. O. P. SMITH, of Standish, formerly of Grayling, is making her father, J. A. LEWIS, and sister, Mrs. A. J. BENNETT, a visit. She says, Grayling seems most like home, after all. (3 Sep 1896)

-DIED-Friday Aug. 18th, Clarissa M., wife of J. A. LEWIS, aged fifty-one years. The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church, on Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. H. MAWHORTER. (24 Aug 1899)

-CARD OF THANKS.
We, the undersigned, desire to express our sincere thanks to kind neighbors and friends for their kindness in the sickness and death of our loved one, and may God bless you all.
J. A. LEWIS.
MRS. ELLA HINTON.
MRS. WM. PICKETT.
H. G. SPICER and wife.


W. O. BRADEN

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. O. BRADEN, and family of Fentonville, Genessee County, arrived in Grayling, last Saturday. They will occupy the residence of R. P. FORBES, in connection with Jacob FORBES, who is expected to arrive in a short time. (20 May 1886)

-As anticipated, last Monday morning, our citizens were greeted at the post-office by the smiling face and rotund form of the new P. M., W. O. BRADEN. Everybody says, "If there was to be a change, it is all right." Mr. JONES has given eminent satisfaction, so that we cannot expect any material improvement and will be perfectly satisfied if the splendid service of the last four years is continued, and we expect it will be. We congratulate Mr. BRADEN on his accession to the office. (18 Jan 1894)

-Miss Grace BRADEN is assisting her father in the Post Office. (5 Apr 1894)

-Mrs. W. O. BRADEN has been in Cheboygan, for the last week, looking after her new grand daughter. (9 Apr 1896)

-W. O. BRADEN can no longer attach "Afternoon" to his name, as the magic letters P. M. were transferred to M. A. BATES last Saturday. Mr. BRADEN puts aside the duties of the office and retains the respect and confidence of this community, regardless of party affliation, as a first class officer, and Mr. BATES assumes the same duties with the expectation by his friends that he will do as well. Deputy Fred HAVENS will be retained for the present. (10 Feb 1898)


Isaac M. SILSBY

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 learn that Mr. I. M. SILSBY was apprised by telegram Monday of the death of his son Henry, at Webberville. Mrs. and Miss SILSBY immediately left for that place. Deceased leaves a large family to mourn his loss. - Ros. News. (20 May 1886)

-I. M. SILSBY, who has been suffering with an attack of erysipelas is recovering. His son Fred has also been suffering from a severe attack of neuralgia but has so far recovered as to be out. Dr. EVES is the attending physician. - Ros. News. (3 Jul 1890)

-I. M. SILSBY will run the farm alone for a while, his sons all having left home for a season. Frank and Will going to Grand Traverse where they have secured a position and Fred has gone to Grand Rapdis to attend school. - Ros. News. (6 Oct 1892)

-Mrs. I. M. SILSBY and daughter, Mrs. Geo. METCALF, of Center Plains, attended the funeral of Mrs. WOODBURN. While here Mrs. SILSBY had a severe attack of heart trouble. (28 Mar 1895)

-I. M. SILSBY. - A telegram was received here, Monday morning, containing the sad news of the death of I. M. SILSBY, which occurred at the home of his son Frank, at Traverse City, Sunday evening, at 7:15. Mr. SILSBY had been in feeble health for a long time, and his life was despaired of some time ago. He was taken to Traverse City some two weeks ago, when it was thought that a change of climate and medical treatment would do him good. He gradually grew weaker, his feebleness and old age baffling medical skill. - Mr. SILSBY was born in New York, March 27th, 1830. He came to Michigan when a young man. He was 73 years old, and was one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Crawford county, having located on a farm in South Branch 26 years ago. Mr. SILSBY leaves a wife, five sons and two daughters. the funeral was held at Traverse City, last Tuesday, at the Congregational church, under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity, of which he was a member. The interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. - Roscommon News. (29 May 1902)

-Died-At her home in Traverse City Thursday, September 3rd., Cora METCALF, wife of George E. METCALF, and daughter of the late Isaac M. SILSBY of Beaver Creek, of Typhoid fever. The deceased will be remembered throughout this county where most of her life has been spent. Her daughter is reported as dangerously ill of the same disease. Supervisor Charles SILSBY, of Beaver Creek went over Saturday to be present at the funeral service Sunday. (10 Oct 1908)


Mrs. I. M. SILSBY

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. I. M. SILSBY, mention of whose sickness was made last week, was taken worse and her condition considered so critical that the absent members of the family were telegraphed for. She is very low at present. - Ros. News. (11 Apr 1895)


Frank SILSBY

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:
-I. M. SILSBY will run the farm alone for a while, his sons all having left home for a season. Frank and Will going to Grand Traverse where they have secured a position and Fred has gone to Grand Rapdis to attend school. - Ros. News. (6 Oct 1892)


Willis "Will" SILSBY

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:
-I. M. SILSBY will run the farm alone for a while, his sons all having left home for a season. Frank and Will going to Grand Traverse where they have secured a position and Fred has gone to Grand Rapdis to attend school. - Ros. News. (6 Oct 1892)

-Willis SILSBY, of Traverse City, is enjoying a two week's visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. M. SILSBY, of Center Plains. - Roscommon News. (5 Aug 1897)

-The mammoth hotel at Charlevoix was blown down, Tuesday, and two persons killed. Among those severely injured was Willis SILSBY, son of I. M. SILSBY, of Center Plains. (7 Oct 1897)


Fred SILSBY

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:
-I. M. SILSBY, who has been suffering with an attack of erysipelas is recovering. His son Fred has also been suffering from a severe attack of neuralgia but has so far recovered as to be out. Dr. EVES is the attending physician. - Ros. News. (3 Jul 1890)

-I. M. SILSBY will run the farm alone for a while, his sons all having left home for a season. Frank and Will going to Grand Traverse where they have secured a position and Fred has gone to Grand Rapdis to attend school. - Ros. News. (6 Oct 1892)

-Fred SILSBY returned home from Big Rapids Sunday morning where he had been attending a course at Ferris college. - Roscommon News. (9 Apr 1893)


Henry SILSBY

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 learn that Mr. I. M. SILSBY was apprised by telegram Monday of the death of his son Henry, at Webberville. Mrs. and Miss SILSBY immediately left for that place. Deceased leaves a large family to mourn his loss. - Ros. News. (20 May 1886)


Rev. C. E. HILL

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. C. E. HILL, who was formerly located at Roscommon, has married again. The bride is Miss Carrie J. STARK, of Genessee County. (27 May 1886)

-The friends of Rev. C. E. HILL and wife gave them a farewell reception at the church Tuesday evening. Every body was present, and wished them the utmost happiness for their future. They leave for their new home in St. Charles to-day. (2 Oct 1890)

-On the 26th, of July, Rev. C. E. HILL, of Owosso, a former resident of Grayling, was presented by his wife, with a young son. (15 Sep 1894)


Carrie J. STARK

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. C. E. HILL, who was formerly located at Roscommon, has married again. The bride is Miss Carrie J. STARK, of Genessee County. (27 May 1886)


Charles S. BARBER

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Frederic, Crawford, MI:
name - Charles BARBER
a.28
b.Feb 1872 in Canada
occupation - Day Laborer
Immigrated to US 1881, lived in US 18 years
married to Flora 7 years
f.b.Canada
m.b.Canada

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 the village of Frederic, Saturday January 29th., Charles BARBER, aged 64 years.
Mr. BARBER was one of the pioneers of Crawford county, and a man largely identified with its growth. He served his township as Clerk, Supervisor and Justice of the Peace, with fidelity and general satisfaction to his constituents. For more than two years past he has suffered from a heart trouble, and for many years with acute rheumatism, and for the last two months such agony, that he was unable to lie down, and was confined night and day to his chair, so that it seemed, as he said, that death would be welcome. He leaves his wife, and one son, Charles S., in Frederic; Fred. the eldest, a resident of Grayling; a daughter, Mrs. Carrie SCULLY, of West Branch, and another son, Robert, in Monroe county, who will ever remember him as a loving husband and a kind and indulgent father. (3 Feb 1898)

-A. letter received from C. S. BARBER, formerly of Frederic, shows him to be at Cement City, south-east of Jackson, and doing well in the factory. He is enthusiastic on the cement question and hopes the plant here will be established as he proposes to return in the Spring. (21 Nov 1901)

-DIED-In Frederic, Oct. 11, Eugene Forest, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. BARBER, age one year and 18 days. (26 Oct 1905)


FLORA

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Frederic, Crawford, MI:
name - Flora BARBER
a.25
b.Feb 1875 in MI
married to Charles BARBER 7 years
mother of 4 children of which 4 still survived
f.b.Canada
m.b.Canada

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:
-FREDERIC ITEMS.
Mrs. L. V. WALLACE, of Chesaning, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. C. S. BARBER. (13 Sep 1900)


Eddie V. BARBER

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Frederic, Crawford, MI:
name - Eddie V. BARBER
a.5
b.Sep 1894 in MI
f.b.Canada
m.b.MI


Ernest B. BARBER

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Frederic, Crawford, MI:
name - Ernest B. BARBER
a.4
b.Feb 1896 in MI
f.b.Canada
m.b.MI


Earl L. or C. BARBER

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Frederic, Crawford, MI:
name - Earl L. or C. BARBER
a.2
b.Mar 1898 in MI
f.b.Canada
m.b.MI


Elmer BARBER

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Frederic, Crawford, MI:
name - Elmer BARBER
a.11/12
b.Jun 1899 in MI
f.b.Canada
m.b.MI


Eugene Forest 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:
-DIED-In Frederic, Oct. 11, Eugene Forest, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. BARBER, age one year and 18 days. (26 Oct 1905)


Capt. J. S. ANDREWS

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. ANDREWS, who has been sick for about five months, passed away on Wednesday morning at the residence of her father, William C. WILBUR, in this village. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2:30 from the Congregational church.-Otsego Co. News. (3 Jun 1886)

-Capt. J. S. ANDREWS, of Gaylord, was the first attorney to put in an appearance at this term of Court. He defended John NIXON, who has been in jail for some time for the want of bail. (10 Jun 1886)

-A pension has been granted Capt. J. S. ANDREWS, of Gaylord. (11 Jul 1889)

-Report has just reached Gaylord of the death of Capt. J. S. ANDREWS, at his home in Washington, May 26. Mr. ANDREWS was formerly a resident of Emmet county, and was a brilliant but eccentric man. - Petoskey Democrat. (25 Jun 1891)


Mrs. J. S. ANDREWS

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. ANDREWS, who has been sick for about five months, passed away on Wednesday morning at the residence of her father, William C. WILBUR, in this village. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2:30 from the Congregational church.-Otsego Co. News. (3 Jun 1886)


William C. WILBUR

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. ANDREWS, who has been sick for about five months, passed away on Wednesday morning at the residence of her father, William C. WILBUR, in this village. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2:30 from the Congregational church.-Otsego Co. News. (3 Jun 1886)


James B. WOODBURN

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 3d inst., to Mr. and Mrs. James B. WOODBURN, a daughter. All doing well. (10 Jun 1886)

-Frank HOSSLER, brother-in-law of James WOODBURN, had his leg broken at WEBB's camp in the neighborhood of Frederic, last Tuesday morning. He was brought to Grayling in the evening and Dr. DAVIS reduced the fracture. (24 Mar 1887)

-BORN-Monday, Nov. 12, to Mr. and Mrs. James WOODBURN, a son. (15 Nov 1888)

-The family of James WOODBURN were agreeably surprised Monday by the appearance of their son Will, who came up from Lansing for his Christmas vacation. (19 Dec 1901)

-James WOODBURN has sold his residence to Mr. McCOLLUMMON, a builder from Gaylord, who is already domiciled therein. (22 Jun 1905)

-James WOODBURN and son Ernie came up from Grayling last week, to see baby Ruth and shake hands with their friends around town. (30 May 1907)


Emma HOSSLER

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:
-Frank HOSSLER, brother-in-law of James WOODBURN, had his leg broken at WEBB's camp in the neighborhood of Frederic, last Tuesday morning. He was brought to Grayling in the evening and Dr. DAVIS reduced the fracture. (24 Mar 1887)

-Tuesday was the 23th anniversary of the birth of Mrs. Jas. WOODBURN. In the evening, about thirty of her friends and neighbors, during her absence, took possession of the house. On her return she was surprised by being presented with a fine easy chair as a memento of the anniversary and a token of their regard for her as a friend and neighbor. (26 Mar 1896)

-OBITUARY-MRS. WOODBURN'S MOTHER.
Hannah W. JONES was born in Westchester county, New York, October 17, 1825, being at her decease 79 years, 4 months and 21 days old. She moved with her parents to Moultrie, O., in 1835, and was united in marriage to Jeremiah HASLER, October 12, 1845. Together they came to Springport, Mich., in 1854, settling on a farm two and one-half miles notheast of the village, then known as Oyers Corners. To this union were born ten children, four of whom are living - G. W. HASLER of Hamlin, Eaton county, Mich.; D. F. HASLER of Reading, Mich.; Mrs. Emma WOODBURN of Grayling, and Mrs. Sarah A. WILCOX of Flint, Mich. Mrs. HASLER with her husband and three younger children came to Crawford county in October, 1876. Here occurred the death of her husband on May 22, and two years later she moved to eaton county where she resided with her children up to the time of her death. She was a good Christian, a faithful wife and mother, and was loved by all who knew her. (30 Mar 1905)


Bertha WOODBURN

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:
-WOODBURN--BECKER.
The marriage of Eva WOODBURN and Axel BECKER was solemnized yesterday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James WOODBURN, parents of the bride, Rev. A. P. W. BECKER officiating.
The bride was lovely in white Muslin-De-Soie and bridal veil, with shower boquet of white roses. She was attended by her sister, Miss Bertha, robed in pink Muslin-De-Soie with carnations.
Dr. Sigurd BECKER, of Detroit, as best man, guarded the blushing groom.
The rooms were finely decorated with Snowballs and Smilax, and the wedding window with flowers and palms.
The ceremony was preceeded by Mendelson's wedding march, by Miss Gladys HADLEY, Pianist, and a vocal solo by Miss Florence TROMBLE, and as the words were spoken which made the twain one, an appropriate solo was beautifully rendered by Miss Clara TOEPEL of Detroit. Miss WOODBURN has been a resident here most of her life, and has a host of friends who unite in wishing them all of joy and prosperity. Mr. BECKER has been employed in the bank of Grayling since it started, and is recognized as one of our rising young business men who is entitled to success. Congratulations and a wedding breakfeast occupied the time till they were escorted to the train enroute to Mackinaw Island from whence they will go to Detroit and will spend some time at the summer resorts in that part of the state. Among the out of town guests were Irving EVERETT, of Cheboygan; Miss Grace HAGADORN, of Bay City and Miss Clara TOEPEL, of Detroit. (15 Jun 1905)


Ernie WOODBURN

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:
-James WOODBURN and son Ernie came up from Grayling last week, to see baby Ruth and shake hands with their friends around town. (30 May 1907)


L. S. BENSON

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 last Tuesday week, to Mr. and Mrs. L. S. BENSON, a son. (15 Jul 1886)

-Mrs. James FENNER, sister of Mr. L. S. BENSON and Misses Hattie and Carrie RENSHAW, sisters of Mrs. BENSON, of Rochester, Mich., who have been making them a visit, left for their homes Tuesday. (2 Sep 1886)

-L. S. BENSON.
L. S. BENSON conducts a millinery and dress-making establishment on Cedar street, carrying a large stock of fashionable goods and enjoying a fine trade. The ladies pronounce his tyles fully equal to anything found in the cities and any change in fashion is met with here as early as in Detroit. (29 Dec 1887)

-Mr. and Mrs. L. BENSON were called to Southern Michigan, last week, to attend the funeral of Mr. BENSON's father. (23 May 1895)

-Mr. and Mrs. L. S. BENSON have gone to Rochester, Mich., to attend the wedding of Mr. BENSON's nephew. They will visit Detroit before they return. (29 Oct 1896)


RENSHAW

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. James FENNER, sister of Mr. L. S. BENSON and Misses Hattie and Carrie RENSHAW, sisters of Mrs. BENSON, of Rochester, Mich., who have been making them a visit, left for their homes Tuesday. (2 Sep 1886)

-Mrs. L. S. BENSON is still at Rochester. Her mother is slowly improving in health, but it will be some time before she can leave her. (24 May 1894)


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