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

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Carlos B. JOHNSON

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. H. S. BRAYMAN and Mrs. Hattie M. STAHL of Cassopolis, mother and sister of Mrs. C. B. JOHNSON, are making her a visit. (12 Aug 1886)

-OBITUARY.
Died, at her residence in this township, August 19th., Emma A., wife of Carlos B. JOHNSON, aged 39 years.
Deceased was well knwon as a kind friend and neighbor; a loving wife and mother. She leaves her husband and two sons; aged 9 and 12 in their lonely home. The funeral at the M. E. church, Sunday morning, was largely attended by sympathizing friends, the services being conducted by Rev. J. H. PHELPS.
"A christian mother in Heaven, beckons her loved ones on earth." (25 Aug 1887)

-Married.-At the residence of the bride, in Maple Forest, Sunday, Oct. 19th, Mrs. Francis A. BUCK, and Carlos B. JOHNSON, of Grayling, James E. WEEKS, Justice of the Peace, officiating. (23 Oct 1890)

-Born to Mr. and Mrs. C. B. JOHNSON, Monday night, a boy. If Charley was as big as he feels over the son, he would weigh a ton. - Lewiston Journal. (12 Aug 1897)

-Carlos B. JOHNSON, of Maple Forest, returned Saturday from a visit to Ohio, where he was called by the illness of his brother. On his way back he visited his old home in Berrien County. He reports spring work on the farms backward, and winter wheat badly injured. Mrs. H. S. BRAYMAN came home with him for a visit with the grand-children and great-grand-child. (18 May 1899)

-Mrs. H. S. BRAYMAN, of Berrien Springs, who has been visiting her grand children and great grand chidren at C. B. JOHNSON's, in Maple for the last five months, started for home Monday. (5 Oct 1899)


Mrs. Francis A. BUCK

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, in Maple Forest, Sunday, Oct. 19th, Mrs. Francis A. BUCK, and Carlos B. JOHNSON, of Grayling, James E. WEEKS, Justice of the Peace, officiating. (23 Oct 1890)


Melvin E. HAGERMAN

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 13th inst., Clyde Leroy HAGERMAN, son of Melvin E. and Lucina M. HAGERMAN, of Beaver Creek township, aged one year, eleven months and five days. (19 Aug 1886)

-Melvin E. HAGERMAN, of Beaver Creek, welcomed a brother and his family from Jackson County, last week, who have come to stay. (6 Jan 1887)

-BORN-On Monday, Jan. 10th, 1887, to Mr. and Mrs. M. E. HAGERMAN, a daughter, weight seven pounds. (13 Jan 1887)

-M. E. HAGERMAN, who has been a resident of this section for twelve years past, has removed to Erie county, N. Y., where he expects to make his home. During his residence here he has made hosts of friends by leading an upright, honest life, and takes with him the best wishes of the community. (7 Nov 1895)

-A letter from M. E. HAGERMAN, dated at his new home in Erie co., N. Y., gives an account of his safe arrival, and a pleasant journey, except for a continous rain, and a wait of thirty-six hours in Buffalo, which was used in taking in the interesting sights of that city, many of which were new to him after his long residence here in the woods. (21 Nov 1895)

-M. E. HAGERMAN, formerly a resident of Beaver Creek, now of North Boston, New York, with his renewal of subscription to the AVALANCHE sends New Years' greeting to his old friends and neighbors. (6 Jan 1898)

-Miss Flora HAGERMAN, a former resident of Beaver Creek, and daughter of M. E. HAGERMAN, who will be well remembered by our old settlers, was a pleasant caller at our sanctum last Saturday. She has been an attendant at the Ferris school in Big Rapids, the past summer, and came up here for a visit with her girl friends before going to their present home in North Boston, N. Y. (30 Aug 1900)

-A letter from M. E. HAGERMAN, an old resident of Beaver Creek, states that he has moved from Boston to Springville, N. Y., and asks his old friends to visit them there next summer, when they go to the Pan American exposition. (21 Feb 1901)

-M. E. HAGERMAN, a former resident of this county, (Beaver Creek Tp.,), has bought a farm near Carson City, where he now resides. Chas. VINCENT, another old resident of this county, is with him. (3 Apr 1902)


Lucina 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:
-DIED-On the 13th inst., Clyde Leroy HAGERMAN, son of Melvin E. and Lucina M. HAGERMAN, of Beaver Creek township, aged one year, eleven months and five days. (19 Aug 1886)


Clyde Leroy HAGERMAN

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 13th inst., Clyde Leroy HAGERMAN, son of Melvin E. and Lucina M. HAGERMAN, of Beaver Creek township, aged one year, eleven months and five days. (19 Aug 1886)


HAGERMAN

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 Monday, Jan. 10th, 1887, to Mr. and Mrs. M. E. HAGERMAN, a daughter, weight seven pounds. (13 Jan 1887)


John CRANDELL

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:
-CHENEY ITEMS.
Mrs. Frank ENGLE and sister of Teconsha, are the guests of their parents Mr. and Mrs. John CRANDELL. (19 Aug 1886)

-CARD OF THANKS.
We the children of the late Lewis OSTRANDER, desire through the columns of your paper to express our thanks to the many kind friends for their aid and sympathy to our aged parents. Language fails to express our gratitude toward the B. A. R., W. R. C. and S. of V. for their prompt and untiring efforts in their behalf. None but the rewarder of good deeds can sufficiently repay them.
Mr. and Mrs. John CRANDELL,
Mr. and Mrs. P. OSTRANDER,
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. HOLBROOK,
S. P. OSTRANDER. (11 Jul 1889)

-Mrs. INGALLS, COOPER and LYNN, daughters of John CRANDALL, of this Township, from Tekonsha, returned to their homes, Monday night. Before leaving they had a family visit at the home of Mrs. H. C. HOLBROOK, in this village. Mrs. CRANDALL with two other daughters, Mrs. ODELL and Miss Hattie CRANDALL being present. (3 Oct 1895)

-Uncle John CRANDALL, of Grayling Township, who has been unable to look after the interests of the farm of late, on account of his severe illness, was very agreeably surprised a short time ago by a number of friends and neighbors, who came with teams, tools and seed. After the days toil it was found that 6 acres of ground had been plowed, and sown to rye, 3 acres of corn cut, and two acres of millet gathered. The ladies did not forget mother CRANDALL, but came with well filled baskets. The day was one long to be remembered by uncle John and family, who wishes Gods blessing upon their neighbors. (10 Oct 1895)

-John CRANDALL and family started for Tekonsha, their new home, Monday night. We wish them success, but expect they will be glad to come back with the Robins next Spring. (14 Nov 1895)


Frank Engalls

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. INGALLS, Mrs. COOPER and Mrs. LYNN, all of near Teconsha, are visiting their parents Mr. and Mrs. John CRANDALL, of this township, and other relatives here. They will make it lively for "Uncle John" while they remain. (26 Sep 1895)


Mrs. Frank ENGALLS CRANDELL

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:
-CHENEY ITEMS.
Mrs. Frank ENGLE and sister of Teconsha, are the guests of their parents Mr. and Mrs. John CRANDELL. (19 Aug 1886)

-Mrs. INGALLS, Mrs. COOPER and Mrs. LYNN, all of near Teconsha, are visiting their parents Mr. and Mrs. John CRANDALL, of this township, and other relatives here. They will make it lively for "Uncle John" while they remain. (26 Sep 1895)


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. 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. L. S. BENSON was called to Rochester, last Friday, by a telegram stating that her mother was seriously ill. (17 May 1894)


Hattie 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)


Carrie 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)


John F. WILCOX

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Montrose, Genesee, MI:
name - John F. WILLCOX
a.46
b.VT
occupation - Farming
married to Hariette WILLCOX
f.b.MA
m.b.VT

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:
-J. F. WILCOX is a grand father to a bouncing boy, weighing 9 1/2 pounds. Mr. and Mrs. F. N. WILCOX are the parents. (10 Nov 1887)

-J. F. WILCOX is getting out the timber for a house for his son-in-law Mr. Carl WILSON. (17 May 1888)

-Last Tuesday was the 56th birthday of Mrs. J. F. WILCOX, and she was treated to a surpirse in the evening by more than a house full of her friends, calling to present congratulations and presents, and tender wishes for many future anniversaries of her birthday. (5 Mar 1896)

-J. F. WILCOX, and his daughter, Mrs. Hugh OAKS, went to Lansing, Saturday, for a short visit with another daughter. (15 Jun 1899)

-Mr. and Mrs. John F. WILCOX are glad again by a visit from their son Forest, of Flint, with their three children, and also a grandson, Emmet SIMPSON, of the same city. All come for a summer vacation with fish and huckleberries. (17 Jul 1902)

-A LITTLE SCRATCH KILLS A. A. WILCOX.
From a mere scratch on the back of his right hand, Andrew A. WILCOX a resident of Carson City, Nevada, developed blood poisoning, which resulted in his death Thursday, February 21, 1907.
The remains were shipped to Carson by Fetters S. DURRETT, where interment will take place. The deceased was 76 years of age, he was a native of Vermont. At the time of the civil war he was in Michigan, he enlisted in the army, but was mustered out because of ill nealth and never went to the front, where his heart was. His three brothers were stronger and all fought through the entire war, except Luman C. who died in Alexanderia in 1863.
Less than a year ago, the wife of the deceased passed away, and since that time he has wanted to die. He has mourned constantly over the loss of his life companion, and has rapidly grown feeble under the grief.
Two sons Luman and Francis who are now in Merced county, California, a daughter, Mrs. RIEHL of Carson, three brothers, John F. WILCOX, now in Grayling, Michigan, George and Z. T. WILCOX of Carson City, and a sister, Mrs. WINCHESTER, who lives in Vermont, are left to mourn his death. (14 Mar 1907)

-A GOLDEN WEDDING.
Among the pleasant events of the season was the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. John F. WILCOX, at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Hugh OAKS, March 18, in the presence of about eighty guests.
Mr. and Mrs. WILCOX were born in Whitingham, Vermont, where they were married in the year of '58. Six children were born to them, four of whom are living. there are sixteen grandchildren and two great-grand-children. mr. WILCOX enlisted in the 16th regiment of Vermont volunteers, August 16, 1862, and moved, with his family, to Michigan in the fall of '69, coming to Crawford in '81.
At the golden wedding Mrs. WILCOX was dressed in white, wore a bridal veil and carried a bouquet of carnations and rose buds. The bride and groom of 50 years ago were attended by Mr. and Mrs. R. P. FORBES, with their little granddaughters, Ruby OAKS and Myrtie WILSON, as flower girls, being dressed in white and carrying bouquets. The knot was gracefully retied by the Hon. Wright HAVENS. Ruby OAKS spoke a piece entitled "Past Memories" and Myrtle WILSON spoke "Just 50 ago, John," while "Wedding Bells" and other appropriate pieces were played and sung. Among the many presents were $45 in gold, and a beautiful gold handled umbrella, Much fun was created by the presentation of a large package of gold-dust. An old-fashioned horning was given by the grandsons, which caused much merriment.
The guests from out of town were Mrs. Alice FRADENBURGH of Troy, N. Y., neice of Mrs. WILCOX, Archie SIMPSON of Battle Creek, grandson, and Forrest WILCOX and family from Detroit. An elaborate supper was served, after which all departed for their homes, having spent an evening long to be remembered. (26 Mar 1908)


Hariette

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Montrose, Genesee, MI:
name - Hariette WILLCOX
a.40
b.VT
married to John F. WILLCOX
f.b.VT
m.b.VT

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:
-About thirty lady friends of Mrs. J. F. WILCOX assisted her in the celebration of her birthday on the 2d inst. Those who were there claim it was as lively as though it had been her sixteenth, instead of her sixtieth. (8 Mar 1900)

-A GOLDEN WEDDING.
Among the pleasant events of the season was the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. John F. WILCOX, at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Hugh OAKS, March 18, in the presence of about eighty guests.
Mr. and Mrs. WILCOX were born in Whitingham, Vermont, where they were married in the year of '58. Six children were born to them, four of whom are living. there are sixteen grandchildren and two great-grand-children. mr. WILCOX enlisted in the 16th regiment of Vermont volunteers, August 16, 1862, and moved, with his family, to Michigan in the fall of '69, coming to Crawford in '81.
At the golden wedding Mrs. WILCOX was dressed in white, wore a bridal veil and carried a bouquet of carnations and rose buds. The bride and groom of 50 years ago were attended by Mr. and Mrs. R. P. FORBES, with their little granddaughters, Ruby OAKS and Myrtie WILSON, as flower girls, being dressed in white and carrying bouquets. The knot was gracefully retied by the Hon. Wright HAVENS. Ruby OAKS spoke a piece entitled "Past Memories" and Myrtle WILSON spoke "Just 50 ago, John," while "Wedding Bells" and other appropriate pieces were played and sung. Among the many presents were $45 in gold, and a beautiful gold handled umbrella, Much fun was created by the presentation of a large package of gold-dust. An old-fashioned horning was given by the grandsons, which caused much merriment.
The guests from out of town were Mrs. Alice FRADENBURGH of Troy, N. Y., neice of Mrs. WILCOX, Archie SIMPSON of Battle Creek, grandson, and Forrest WILCOX and family from Detroit. An elaborate supper was served, after which all departed for their homes, having spent an evening long to be remembered. (26 Mar 1908)


Ernest E. WILCOX

The following information extracted from the 1880 Census of Montrose, Genesee, MI:
name - Ernest E. WILLCOX
a.16
b.VT
f.b.VT
m.b.VT

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 terrible accident occurred yesterday on the logging road of Blodgett & Byrne, whereby Ernest WILCOX, fireman, who resides here, and James MOSHIER, a brakeman, of Evart, were killed, and the engineer, John GUNDY, of Roscommon, was seriously injured. Several loaded cars broke loose on the hill and run down nearly a mile, striking the tender with terrific force and smashing the cab where these men were sitting. Further particulars have not been received as we go to press. (2 Sep 1886)

-The bodies of James MOSHIER and Ernest WILCOX, who were killed by the smash-up on Blodgett and Byrnes logging road on last Wednesday, were buried in the cemetery in Grayling on Thursday. Blodgett and Byrne are paying all the expenses resulting from the accident, and taking care of the engineer who was badly injured. (9 Sep 1886)


Rev. W. H. JAMES

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. and Mrs. D. T. GALLOWAY, of Dundee, parents of Mrs. W. H. JAMES, are making her a visit. (9 Sep 1886)

-W. H. JAMES.
A large store, with residence attached, on the north side of Michigan Avenue, is headquarters for W. H. JAMES, dealer in Dry Goods and Clothing, Groceries, Crockery, Glassware and Notions. His motto is "Honest goods, fair-prices and courteous treatment," and on that platform he is bound to win. With an invoice averageing about $3,500.00 he turns it over so that sales for '87 will aggregate $6000.00.
He is also agent for the American Express Company whose books show a business at this point of $3500.00, and growing steadily. To employ his leisure he manages a fine farm in Beaver Creek township, which he has brought from the wilderness during the last seven years and which is now a source of revenue. (29 Dec 1887)

-W. H. JAMES, of Beaver Creek, was called to Ohio, Tuesday, to meet the body of his sister, who died in Kansas. (2 May 1889)

-W. H. JAMES and family, formerly residents of our village, now reside in Toledo, Ohio. (22 Jan 1891)

-Rev. W. H. JAMES, a former resident here, has returned from Ohio to Michigan, and is now located at Dundee. (26 Sep 1895)

A letter from a former citizen, Rev. W. H. JAMES, now of Dundee, Mich., states that his wife fell on a defective walk and is paralyzed from the hips down. He has been unable to settle with the municipality, and has commenced proceedings for damages. (24 Jan 1901)

-Our old friend and comrad, Rev. W. H. JAMES, has moved from Clare, to his farm near Mt. Pleasant, R. F. D. 4, where they will be found enjoying the fruits of their labor. (6 Sep 1906)

-Our former citizen Rev. W. H. JAMES, has sold his home near Mt. Pleasant and moved to another between Grand Ledge and Lansing. Their P. O. is Grand Ledge, r. f. d. no. 2. They have been enjoying the grip and are not feeling as well as they would like, but retain their interest in Grayling and their friends here. (12 Mar 1908)


GALLOWAY

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. and Mrs. D. T. GALLOWAY, of Dundee, parents of Mrs. W. H. JAMES, are making her a visit. (9 Sep 1886)

-A letter from Mrs. W. H. JAMES, says that she has sufficiently recovered from her accident of two years ago, so that she can look after her household. That Mr. JAME's throat trouble came back, so that he was obliged to leave his ministerial work and has bought a farm four miles from Mt. Pleasant, where they now reside, and where they would be glad to see their Grayling friends. (14 Nov 1901)


JAMES

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 QUIET WEDDING.
We clip the following from The Reporter, published at Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The groom referred to is a brother of Mr. JAMES of this place:
Rev. SMITH pronounced the words that united two of our favorite young people, Miss Sadie UPSON and George JAMES.
The marriage was celebrated on Tuesday evening last at 8:30, and occurred at the residence of the bride's parents, Julius UPSON and wife, of Fourth St.
It was intended to have a really private wedding, but relatives from a distance arrived just in time to witness the nuptials.
The young couple are well known in town, Mr. JAMES being a member of the American Machine Co., and his wife, for a long time, organist of the Methodist church. Good wishes for the future will be made on all sides.
For the present, their friends will find Mr. JAMES and wife at the home of the groom's parents. (4 Nov 1886)


Mrs. Mary WILKINSON JAMES

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. Mary WILKINSON, of Osborne, Kan., is the guest of her brother, W. H. JAMES. They have not met before in fourteen years. (15 Mar 1888)

-W. H. JAMES, of Beaver Creek, was called to Ohio, Tuesday, to meet the body of his sister, who died in Kansas. (2 May 1889)


D. T. GALLOWAY

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. and Mrs. D. T. GALLOWAY, of Dundee, parents of Mrs. W. H. JAMES, are making her a visit. (9 Sep 1886)


Wm. MCCULLOUGH

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. Harriet BURDETTE, sister of Wm. McCULLOUGH, and husband, of Harbor Springs, have been visiting him during the past week. (9 Sep 1886)

-Wm. McCULLOUGH, has disposed of his business to his son, Chas. McCULLOUGH, preparatory to entering on his duties as sheriff. (25 Nov 1886)

-Sheriff WAKELY is moving in, and Ex-Sheriff McCULLONG is moving out. Mr. McCULLOUGH goes in to the house on Park street. (8 Jan 1891)

-Geo. McCULLOUGH, of St. Thomas, formerly of Grayling, and Miss Emma McAFEE, of St. Thomas, were married on the 5th inst. W. McCULLOUGH was one of the guests. He returned home this morning. (13 Aug 1891)

-Wm. McCULLOUGH has purchased a nice band wagon, and the band gave it a trial last Monday evening. It was a treat, as well as their playing. (8 Sep 1892)

-Mrs. Orpha MARSE, ne HENRY, is here, the guest of her foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. McCULLOUGH. She has her four children with her, a happy little family. (27 Dec 1900)


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