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

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Jr. J. Wilson STALEY

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:
-GRAYLING EXCHANGE BANK.
The Grayling Exchange Bank is a fixed fact. Mr. J. STALEY, Jr., of Caro, having decided to locate at this place. There not being a vacant room in town, we have vacated the west room of the AVALANCHE office, which is being fitted up for his use till spring when adequate quarters will be secured.
Mr. STALEY comes to us fully endorsed by those who know him, as a gentleman of culture a thorough business man and with sufficient capital to carry out his designs. As such he is welcome here, and we congratulate our citizens on the acquisition to our society and business. (6 Jan 1887)

-ONE OF CARO'S PROMINENT CITIZEN'S.
Last Tuesday John STALEY, Jr., took his final departure for Grayling where he will embark in the banking business. As we have before mentioned, he will be much missed, as he has been identified with the interests of Tuscola county for the past 20 years. From 1867 to 1872 he followed surveying, and served as a county surveyor one term; was supervisor of Akron township for six successive years and filled some of the most important positions on the board. In 1876 was elected register of deeds in this county, was nominated for a second term by acclamation and elected. On retiring from his second term he was appointed by Judge JOHNSON as register of probate court, in which capacity he served for three years, and on the death of Judge JOHNSON would have been appointed Judge, had not that old fossil "Uncle JOSIAH" been disgracing the gubernatorial chair. After that Mr. STALEY was interested in the abstract and real estate business until something over a year ago, when he was compelled to retire on account of ill health. In all his positions no word has ever been said as to incompetency or lack of honesty or integrity. What is our loss is Grayling's gain. Her citizens may well be proud of the acquisition of so estimable a citizen to their number. - Caro Advertiser. (20 Jan 1887)

-John STALEY, Jr., was called to Caro last Monday on account of the serious illness of his mother. (5 May 1887)

-Mr. and Mrs. J. STALEY, were called to Tuscola county, last Friday, to attend the funeral of Mr. STALEY's mother. (9 Jun 1887)

-Mrs. Frances M. EVES, of Millville, Pa., is making her sister, Mrs. J. STALEY, a visit. (14 Jul 1887)

-GRAYLING EXCHANGE BANK.
The Grayling Exchange Bank of John STALEY, Jr., has been established one year, and his business success is such that the Bank is sure to remain a permanent institution of the place. In fact, though started as an experiment, the first three months proved its necessity, so that Mr. STALEY purchased a building and fitted it up for banking purposes. With ample capital and perfect arrangement for foreign and domestic exchange all business can now be transacted here with equal facility to the larger cities. The aggregate business for the year will exceed $150,000.00. (29 Dec 1887)

-J. STALEY, Jr., was called to Tuscola county last Saturday, on account of the serious illness of his father. He returned Tuesday, leaving him better, but as he is eighty years of age, and feeble, doubts of his recovery are entertained. (29 Dec 1887)

-Mr. J. STALEY was called to Tuscola county, Tuesday, to attend the funeral of his father, who died last Saturday. (2 Feb 1888)

-Jno. STALEY is entertaining his brother E. STALEY, from Tuscola Co. They both seem to enjoy fishing. (9 Aug 1888)

-Mrs. J. STALEY and her two daughters, Maud and Mary, went to Caro, the beginning of the week, for a short visit. (18 Apr 1889)

-J. Wilson STALEY and his sister Miss Fannie, returned from Albion, last Friday. (4 Jul 1889)

-J. Wilson STALEY has gone to Detroit to take a position as assistant Teller in the first National bank of that city. His education, and natural adaptability for this work insures his success and advancement. We regret to lose him from our society here, but wish him unlimited success. (28 Jul 1892)

-J. STALEY has a new assistant in the Bank, in the person of his nephew, Mr. PURSELL, of Caro. (15 Sep 1894)

-O. S. PURSELL is the name of Mr. J. STALEY's assistant in the Bank. Make his acquaintance. (15 Sep 1894)

-BANK FAILURE.
Last Monday morning our village was thrown into a complete state of consternation to learn that the Grayling Exchange Bank, of Staley & TRENCH, had closed, and that Mr. STALEY had absconded.
A meeting of local creditors was held and an examination of the affairs of the bank made as far as possible by a committee from them which discloes that over $25,000.00 is due depositors and others, and that but $42.00 in currency was left in the safe, and no securities of value, only a lot of worthless notes. All of real value seeming to have been rediscounted at other banks.
The deposits of Saturday aggregate several thousand dollars, and its disappearance with the general condition of the business leads to the general impression that it was a case of premeditated robbery.
Three suits in attachment were begun Monday, and the Sheriff took charge of the bank, and on Tuesday a bill was filed asking for the appointment of a Receiver.
The AVALANCHE declines to discuss the question or express an opinion, but to give facts as developed.
Mr. STALEY was assessor of the school district and left the money claimed by the Board except $450.00. His office has been declared vacant, and N. MICHELSON appointed in his stead.
Aside from our business men the depositors include widows and minors and many laborers, on whom the loss falls heavily.
Since coming here in 1887, Mr. STALEY had won the entire confidence of the community, and was generally considered exactly honest in his dealings, and a very careful and conservative business man. Let the future pass judgment. (4 Nov 1897)

-J. Wilson STALEY returned to Detroit, Tuesday afternoon. (11 Nov 1897)

-THE BANK FAILURE.
As the clouds roll by a little light is shed on the situation. Though the losses are not lessened, nor the individual cases, peculiarly sad, grown less, yet the situation, as a whole is not as black, as at first thought. The examination of the books, which by the way are magnificently kept and show everything perfectly so far as receipts and expenditures are concerned, indicate that, instead of the fact being, as many have supposed, a premeditated accumulation of the funds for the purpose of robbery, that for a number of years there has been a succession of poor investments, entailing loss and tieing up current funds in unavailable property at prices above actual value, until practically all deposits were thus applied, and the crash came leaving the bank swamped, and the cashier and manager without sufficient courage to meet the people he had wronged. Every effort has been, and is being made to secure property enough to cover the loss. Mr. TRENCH is reported to be wealthy, and there is a rumor that he is making overtures for settlement which, we hope, may prove true, as some of the depositors are placed in actual want by this crime. (11 Nov 1897)

-As we go to press we learn, that Mr. G. L. ALEXANDER is on the way home with a proposition of settlement from Mr. TRENCH to the creditors of the Exchange Bank. (11 Nov 1897)

-Matters relating to the defunct bank of Staley & Trench look much better for the depositors than it was at one time supposed possible. Mr. TRENCH advises the committee, that he will carry out his proposition, the payment of $10,000 in cash, and the transfer of bank property, and the Commercial House, promptly, and Mr. STALEY, through his wife and son, transfers all his property to trustees, for the benefit of the creditors. The deeds for all have been drawn, and will probably all be executed before we go to press. This consumation will simplify matters greatly, and save all the time and expense of litigation, leaving only the expense of converting the property into cash, for distribution, and the executive committee chosen to represent all the creditors, are such business men that all may be assured of the utmost economy and promptness. the home, which would be exempt under the law, has already been placed in possession of the trustees, and the deed of the gypsum property at St. Ignace, owned by Mrs. STALEY, is executed and held in escrow, awaiting the execution of the other deeds. We are glad to note the brighter outlook. (2 Dec 1897)


Mrs. J. Wilson STALEY, Jr.

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. STALEY and the Misses. Fannie, Maud and Mary, are expected to return home from Bay View, to-morrow. (25 Aug 1892)

-Mrs. Frances M. EVES, of Millville, Pa., is making her sister, Mrs. J. STALEY, a visit. (14 Jul 1887)

-Mrs. J. STALEY and her two daughters, Maud and Mary, went to Caro, the beginning of the week, for a short visit. (18 Apr 1889)

-Mrs. J. STALEY went to Caro, Monday, to attend the funeral of Mrs. M. P. SEELEY, who died of heart disease at Ann Arbor. She will make a short visit with friends in that city, before returning. (22 Feb 1894)

-Mrs. John STALEY and daughter, Maude, started for Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, Tuesday for a two months visit with friends at the old home. (6 Feb 1896)


Maud STALEY

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. STALEY and her two daughters, Maud and Mary, went to Caro, the beginning of the week, for a short visit. (18 Apr 1889)

-Miss Frances STALEY and her sister Maud, returned from Lansing, last Saturday. (14 Feb 1895)


Frances STALEY

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:
-Miss Frances STALEY and her sister Maud, returned from Lansing, last Saturday. (14 Feb 1895)

-Miss Frances STALEY is enjoying the visit of a cousin, Miss Lizzie McLEAN, of Cass City. (30 Jul 1896)


Capt. John STALEY

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 article relative to the death of the father of Mr. John STALEY, from the Columbia county Pa. Republican:
John STALEY was born March 4, 1808, and died at the home of his daughter, Louisa TRIVELPIECE near Caro, Michigan, on Sunday, 29th ult., aged 79 years, 10 mos. and 25 days. The deceased had been ill about two months. Capt. STALEY was for many years a resident of this county and had a large circle of acquaintances. His military title was acquired in the old state militia where he commanded a company. Upwards of thirty years ago he served a term as county commissioner. His popularity throughout the county having enabled him to defeat the democratic nominee and because the only Whig or Republican commissioner in the county as at present constitued prior to the time when the new constitution of 1874 provided for minority representation. He was esteemed as one of our best citizens and leaves a larger circle of friends to mourn his loss. "One in writing of his decease says: "He passed away as one sleeping and gave evidence that he had accepted Christ as his Saviour." (16 Feb 1888)

-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)


E. STALEY

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:
-Jno. STALEY is entertaining his brother E. STALEY, from Tuscola Co. They both seem to enjoy fishing. (9 Aug 1888)


Fannie STALEY

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. Wilson STALEY and his sister Miss Fannie, returned from Albion, last Friday. (4 Jul 1889)


STRUNK

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. Rhoda STRUNK has been appointed postmistress at Gaylord. Otsego county vies Miss Faustina M. TOWLE, removed. (13 Jan 1887)


Mrs. Rhoda STRUNK

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. Rhoda STRUNK has been appointed postmistress at Gaylord. Otsego county vies Miss Faustina M. TOWLE, removed. (13 Jan 1887)


Morton 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:
-CHENEY HAPPENINGS.
MARRIED-On the 4th, inst., at the residence of the brides' parents, in Center Plains township, Mr. Morton MILSON, of Coldwater, and Miss Sarah WISNER, of this place, Rev. Mr. WRIGHT of Beaver Lake, assisted by Rev. O. BARFELL, of Cheney, officiating. The ceremony took place at 10 o'clock a.m. and the happy pair left on the afternoon train for Coldwater, Mich., where they will reside. Mr. M. is to be congratulated on having secured for a wife, one of Crawford Co.'s fairest daughters. May their union be productive of much happiness, is the wish of their numerous friends. (13 Jan 1887)

-Miss Sadie WILSON has completed her pleasant visit here and will return to her home in Coldwater after a brief stop with her brother, Burt WISNER, at Holly. (29 Aug 1901)


Sarah WISNER

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 HAPPENINGS.
MARRIED-On the 4th, inst., at the residence of the brides' parents, in Center Plains township, Mr. Morton MILSON, of Coldwater, and Miss Sarah WISNER, of this place, Rev. Mr. WRIGHT of Beaver Lake, assisted by Rev. O. BARFELL, of Cheney, officiating. The ceremony took place at 10 o'clock a.m. and the happy pair left on the afternoon train for Coldwater, Mich., where they will reside. Mr. M. is to be congratulated on having secured for a wife, one of Crawford Co.'s fairest daughters. May their union be productive of much happiness, is the wish of their numerous friends. (13 Jan 1887)

-Mrs. Sadie WILSON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. WISNER, arrived Tuesday morning, from Coldwater, also Mrs. Geo. ADAMS and daughter, sister of Mrs. J. BURTON, for a few weeks visit. (1 Aug 1901)

-OBITUARY.
Died at his home in this village, Tuesday, January 7th., Alfred H. WISNER, aged sixty years, of Heart failure.
The deceased was one of the pioneers of this county, having located on a homestead in the southern part of this township in 1880, where he resided until about eight years ago, when he came here to live. He was born in Newfane, Niagara Co., N. Y., Sept. 17th., 1841, and was married to Miss Jane PORTER, March 19th., 1863, and soon after came to Michigan. He leaves the wife and five children: Burton J., of Holly, Mich.; Mrs. Sarah WILSON, of Coldwater; Mrs. Mary Etta STREITMATTER, of Beaver Creek; Byron T., who is at home, and Mrs. Luella METCALF, of Grayling, with many friends to mourn his sudden demise.
His death was entirely unexpected as with the exception of a cold, he had been in usual health to the hour of his death. He had worked as usual during the day, attended to his chores and eaten his supper with his family, after which he complained of pain in his lungs and feeling faint, took a rocker and leaning back his heart ceased its work and he was dead.
He enlisted in June 1861, in Co. G, N. Y. Cavalry, and was discharged in March '62. He joined Marvin Post G. A. R., in July 1893, and for the last year was Commander of the Post. He was a man who will be greatly missed by his associates.
"'Tis the wink of an eye, 'tis the
draught of a breath,
From the blossom of health to the
paleness of death.
From the ilded salon to the bier
and the shroud,
Oh! why should the spirit of mortal be proud?" (9 Jan 1902)


Alfred H. WISNER

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. A. H. WISNER, of Pere Cheney, have just returned from a very enjoyable four week's visit to their son and daughter, who reside in the Southern part of the State. Mr. WISNER spent his 57 birthday with his son and family, and in the evening was surprised by his friends who called on him to tender their congratulations and for an evenings visit, previous to his return. (20 Oct 1892)

-A. H. WISNER, of Center Plains, was in town last Friday, with his son-in-law, Mr. STREITMATTER, who purchased a new Harrison wagon. (19 Apr 1894)

-Mr. and Mrs. A. H. WISNER had the pleasure of entertaining on Christmas, her brother, Mr. Jas. PORTER, of Chicago, whom she had not seen for thirteen years. (27 Dec 1894)

-Mr. and Mrs. A. H. WISNER celebrated Christmas in a happy manner, being assisted by all of their children and grand children, making sixteen in number. They included Burt WISNER, wife and daughter, of Holly; Sarah WISNER-WILSON, with her husband, of Coldwater; C. STRIETMATTER and wife, with three children, and J. METCALF with his wife and one child, of Center Plains, in this county. It was a happy reunion, and one that may never occur again. (31 Dec 1896)

-OBITUARY.
Died at his home in this village, Tuesday, January 7th., Alfred H. WISNER, aged sixty years, of Heart failure.
The deceased was one of the pioneers of this county, having located on a homestead in the southern part of this township in 1880, where he resided until about eight years ago, when he came here to live. He was born in Newfane, Niagara Co., N. Y., Sept. 17th., 1841, and was married to Miss Jane PORTER, March 19th., 1863, and soon after came to Michigan. He leaves the wife and five children: Burton J., of Holly, Mich.; Mrs. Sarah WILSON, of Coldwater; Mrs. Mary Etta STREITMATTER, of Beaver Creek; Byron T., who is at home, and Mrs. Luella METCALF, of Grayling, with many friends to mourn his sudden demise.
His death was entirely unexpected as with the exception of a cold, he had been in usual health to the hour of his death. He had worked as usual during the day, attended to his chores and eaten his supper with his family, after which he complained of pain in his lungs and feeling faint, took a rocker and leaning back his heart ceased its work and he was dead.
He enlisted in June 1861, in Co. G, N. Y. Cavalry, and was discharged in March '62. He joined Marvin Post G. A. R., in July 1893, and for the last year was Commander of the Post. He was a man who will be greatly missed by his associates.
"'Tis the wink of an eye, 'tis the
draught of a breath,
From the blossom of health to the
paleness of death.
From the ilded salon to the bier
and the shroud,
Oh! why should the spirit of mortal be proud?" (9 Jan 1902)


Jane PORTER

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. A. H. WISNER had the pleasure of entertaining on Christmas, her brother, Mr. Jas. PORTER, of Chicago, whom she had not seen for thirteen years. (27 Dec 1894)

-OBITUARY.
Died at his home in this village, Tuesday, January 7th., Alfred H. WISNER, aged sixty years, of Heart failure.
The deceased was one of the pioneers of this county, having located on a homestead in the southern part of this township in 1880, where he resided until about eight years ago, when he came here to live. He was born in Newfane, Niagara Co., N. Y., Sept. 17th., 1841, and was married to Miss Jane PORTER, March 19th., 1863, and soon after came to Michigan. He leaves the wife and five children: Burton J., of Holly, Mich.; Mrs. Sarah WILSON, of Coldwater; Mrs. Mary Etta STREITMATTER, of Beaver Creek; Byron T., who is at home, and Mrs. Luella METCALF, of Grayling, with many friends to mourn his sudden demise.
His death was entirely unexpected as with the exception of a cold, he had been in usual health to the hour of his death. He had worked as usual during the day, attended to his chores and eaten his supper with his family, after which he complained of pain in his lungs and feeling faint, took a rocker and leaning back his heart ceased its work and he was dead.
He enlisted in June 1861, in Co. G, N. Y. Cavalry, and was discharged in March '62. He joined Marvin Post G. A. R., in July 1893, and for the last year was Commander of the Post. He was a man who will be greatly missed by his associates.
"'Tis the wink of an eye, 'tis the
draught of a breath,
From the blossom of health to the
paleness of death.
From the ilded salon to the bier
and the shroud,
Oh! why should the spirit of mortal be proud?" (9 Jan 1902)

-Mrs. Alfred WISNER, an old time resident of this county, now of Holly, was the guest of Mrs. J. F. WILCOX last week. She is now spending a week with her daughter, Mrs. STREITTMATTER of Beaver Creek and will complete her visit here with many friends on her return. (15 Oct 1908)


Burton "Burt" J. WISNER

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:
-B. J. WISNER, photographer, son of A. H. WISNER, of this place, will be in Grayling during the holidays, and will be pleased to receive orders for all kinds of views or flash light pictures in his line. (3 Dec 1896)

-Mr. and Mrs. A. H. WISNER celebrated Christmas in a happy manner, being assisted by all of their children and grand children, making sixteen in number. They included Burt WISNER, wife and daughter, of Holly; Sarah WISNER-WILSON, with her husband, of Coldwater; C. STRIETMATTER and wife, with three children, and J. METCALF with his wife and one child, of Center Plains, in this county. It was a happy reunion, and one that may never occur again. (31 Dec 1896)

-Bert WISNER the artist of Holly, who was here for a couple of weeks, for a visit with his parents, and brought along a tent, camera, &c., and did some work, so pleased our people that if he comes again, he will have all he can do. The W. R. C. group of thiry people is one of the finest of its kind, and is justly praised. (9 Nov 1899)

-OBITUARY.
Died at his home in this village, Tuesday, January 7th., Alfred H. WISNER, aged sixty years, of Heart failure.
The deceased was one of the pioneers of this county, having located on a homestead in the southern part of this township in 1880, where he resided until about eight years ago, when he came here to live. He was born in Newfane, Niagara Co., N. Y., Sept. 17th., 1841, and was married to Miss Jane PORTER, March 19th., 1863, and soon after came to Michigan. He leaves the wife and five children: Burton J., of Holly, Mich.; Mrs. Sarah WILSON, of Coldwater; Mrs. Mary Etta STREITMATTER, of Beaver Creek; Byron T., who is at home, and Mrs. Luella METCALF, of Grayling, with many friends to mourn his sudden demise.
His death was entirely unexpected as with the exception of a cold, he had been in usual health to the hour of his death. He had worked as usual during the day, attended to his chores and eaten his supper with his family, after which he complained of pain in his lungs and feeling faint, took a rocker and leaning back his heart ceased its work and he was dead.
He enlisted in June 1861, in Co. G, N. Y. Cavalry, and was discharged in March '62. He joined Marvin Post G. A. R., in July 1893, and for the last year was Commander of the Post. He was a man who will be greatly missed by his associates.
"'Tis the wink of an eye, 'tis the
draught of a breath,
From the blossom of health to the
paleness of death.
From the ilded salon to the bier
and the shroud,
Oh! why should the spirit of mortal be proud?" (9 Jan 1902)


Byron T. WISNER

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 at his home in this village, Tuesday, January 7th., Alfred H. WISNER, aged sixty years, of Heart failure.
The deceased was one of the pioneers of this county, having located on a homestead in the southern part of this township in 1880, where he resided until about eight years ago, when he came here to live. He was born in Newfane, Niagara Co., N. Y., Sept. 17th., 1841, and was married to Miss Jane PORTER, March 19th., 1863, and soon after came to Michigan. He leaves the wife and five children: Burton J., of Holly, Mich.; Mrs. Sarah WILSON, of Coldwater; Mrs. Mary Etta STREITMATTER, of Beaver Creek; Byron T., who is at home, and Mrs. Luella METCALF, of Grayling, with many friends to mourn his sudden demise.
His death was entirely unexpected as with the exception of a cold, he had been in usual health to the hour of his death. He had worked as usual during the day, attended to his chores and eaten his supper with his family, after which he complained of pain in his lungs and feeling faint, took a rocker and leaning back his heart ceased its work and he was dead.
He enlisted in June 1861, in Co. G, N. Y. Cavalry, and was discharged in March '62. He joined Marvin Post G. A. R., in July 1893, and for the last year was Commander of the Post. He was a man who will be greatly missed by his associates.
"'Tis the wink of an eye, 'tis the
draught of a breath,
From the blossom of health to the
paleness of death.
From the ilded salon to the bier
and the shroud,
Oh! why should the spirit of mortal be proud?" (9 Jan 1902)

-Byron WISNER left yesterday for their new home at Holly. As the family are practically all together in that city, they decided to remove the body of the late A. H. WISNER to the Holly Cemetery, and it was taken by Byron. They have been so long residents of this county that they will be greatly missed. (10 Apr 1902)


D. BENNETT

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 Sunday, Jan, 9th, '87, Alfred G., only son of Mr. and Mrs. D. BENNETT, of Roscommon, aged one year and six months. The bereaved parents have the heartfelt sympathy of the AVALANCHE and many of its readers in this county. (20 Jan 1887)

-Mrs. D. BENNETT and family went to Detroit, Wednesday, to take up a residence there, Mr. BENNETT having notified them that he had secured rooms. - Ros. News. (8 Mar 1894)


Alfred G. BENNETT

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 Sunday, Jan, 9th, '87, Alfred G., only son of Mr. and Mrs. D. BENNETT, of Roscommon, aged one year and six months. The bereaved parents have the heartfelt sympathy of the AVALANCHE and many of its readers in this county. (20 Jan 1887)


Marcus J. WOOD

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 Monday evening, the 29th, at the Commercial House, by Justice WOODBURN, Mr. Marcus J. WOOD and Mrs. Julia BENNETT, both of Oscoda county. (1 Feb 1894)


Julia

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 Monday evening, the 29th, at the Commercial House, by Justice WOODBURN, Mr. Marcus J. WOOD and Mrs. Julia BENNETT, both of Oscoda county. (1 Feb 1894)


Perry RICHARDSON Jr.

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 HAPPENINGS.
DIED-On Monday morning, Jan. 14th, Willie RICHARDSON, aged three years, eleven months and seventeen days. the funeral took place at the house on Tuesday, at 1 o'clock p.m. Deceased was the only child of Perry and Julia RICHARDSON. (27 Jan 1887)

-BORN-On the 18th inst., to Mr. and Mrs. P. W. RICHARDSON, of Center Plains township a son. (31 Mar 1887)

-NEWSY SIFTINGS.
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Perry RICHARDSON, died Aug. 27th. Cheney, Sept. 5. (8 Sep 1887)

-Last Sunday a little child belonging to Perry RICHARDSON, Jr., of South Branch, was buried from the residence of Mrs. RICHARDSONS' father in Cheney, where the child was taken sick and died. - Roscommon News. (8 Sep 1887)


JULIA

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 HAPPENINGS.
DIED-On Monday morning, Jan. 14th, Willie RICHARDSON, aged three years, eleven months and seventeen days. the funeral took place at the house on Tuesday, at 1 o'clock p.m. Deceased was the only child of Perry and Julia RICHARDSON. (27 Jan 1887)


Willie RICHARDSON

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 HAPPENINGS.
DIED-On Monday morning, Jan. 14th, Willie RICHARDSON, aged three years, eleven months and seventeen days. the funeral took place at the house on Tuesday, at 1 o'clock p.m. Deceased was the only child of Perry and Julia RICHARDSON. (27 Jan 1887)


Wood GERRISH

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. STECKERT, Esq., of South Branch township was called to Cadillac last Friday by the serious illness of his daughter, Mrs. Wood GERRISH. (3 Feb 1887)


Annie STECKERT

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. STECKERT, Esq., of South Branch township was called to Cadillac last Friday by the serious illness of his daughter, Mrs. Wood GERRISH. (3 Feb 1887)

-W. R. STECKERT returned from Cadillac last Saturday accompanied by his sister, Mrs. W. GERRISH and family. Mrs. GERRISH will visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. STECKERT, of South Branch, for a short time. - Roscommon News. (3 Oct 1889)

-We regret to learn that Mrs. W. GERRISH, nee Annie STECKERT, of Norfolk, Va., has lost the sight of one of her eyes. This terrible calamity was caused by a boil, which formed in her eye. - Ros. News. (26 Mar 1896)


James C. POULTNY

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 Black River, Jan. 20, 1887, by the Rev. Geo. S. WEIR, James C. POULTNY and Jennie FORBES, both of West Bay City.-Harrisville Review. (3 Feb 1887)


Jennie FORBES

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 Black River, Jan. 20, 1887, by the Rev. Geo. S. WEIR, James C. POULTNY and Jennie FORBES, both of West Bay City.-Harrisville Review. (3 Feb 1887)


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