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

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John QUILLAN

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:
-John QUILLAN, foreman of Blodgett & Byrne Camp No. 2, made a flying trip to East Saginaw about the commencement of the year January 1, 1887, and he and Miss Agnes VERLIN, of Lowell, Mich., were married. On his return to camp the boys from headquarters went over and serenaded him. - Roscommon News. (3 Feb 1887)


Agnes VERLIN

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:
-John QUILLAN, foreman of Blodgett & Byrne Camp No. 2, made a flying trip to East Saginaw about the commencement of the year January 1, 1887, and he and Miss Agnes VERLIN, of Lowell, Mich., were married. On his return to camp the boys from headquarters went over and serenaded him. - Roscommon News. (3 Feb 1887)


Joseph MONTOUR

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 child of Mr. and Mrs. J. MONTOUR, about four years of age, died from an attack of croup, last Friday, and was buried Saturday. (17 Feb 1887)

-Died-Tuesday, April 25, Joseph MONTOUR, aged 59 years.
Mr. MONTOUR was a native of Canada, and had lived in Grayling for the past fifteen years, most of that time being in the employ of Salling, Hanson & Co. He leaves one son, David, married and a resident of the village. The funeral was Wednesday, April 26, under the auspices of Crawford tent, No. 192, K. O. T. M. M., of which order he was a member and in which he carried $2,000 insurance. Rev. Fr. RIESE of St. Mary's Catholic church conducted the services.
The following resolutions of respect and condolence were passed by Crawford tent:
Whereas, The members of Crawford tent, No. 192, K. O. T. M. M. recognize that the death of Sir Knight Joseph MONTOUR has removed from our tent a faithful and upright member, one ever true to the principles of the order, and carrying them out in practice in his daily life; therefore, be it
Resolved, That as a token of our respect for his memory the charter of this tent be draped in mourning for a period of sixty days; and further, be it
Resolved, that we extend to the family of our deceased brother our sincere and heartfelt sympathy, and be it further
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the records of this tent and furnished the local paper for publication.
[Signed] P. M. HOYT,
W. R. COLLARD,
J. L. HANNES,
Committee. (4 May 1905)


David MONTOUR

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-Tuesday, April 25, Joseph MONTOUR, aged 59 years.
Mr. MONTOUR was a native of Canada, and had lived in Grayling for the past fifteen years, most of that time being in the employ of Salling, Hanson & Co. He leaves one son, David, married and a resident of the village. The funeral was Wednesday, April 26, under the auspices of Crawford tent, No. 192, K. O. T. M. M., of which order he was a member and in which he carried $2,000 insurance. Rev. Fr. RIESE of St. Mary's Catholic church conducted the services.
The following resolutions of respect and condolence were passed by Crawford tent:
Whereas, The members of Crawford tent, No. 192, K. O. T. M. M. recognize that the death of Sir Knight Joseph MONTOUR has removed from our tent a faithful and upright member, one ever true to the principles of the order, and carrying them out in practice in his daily life; therefore, be it
Resolved, That as a token of our respect for his memory the charter of this tent be draped in mourning for a period of sixty days; and further, be it
Resolved, that we extend to the family of our deceased brother our sincere and heartfelt sympathy, and be it further
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the records of this tent and furnished the local paper for publication.
[Signed] P. M. HOYT,
W. R. COLLARD,
J. L. HANNES,
Committee. (4 May 1905)

-David MONTOUR, beneficiary, received $2,000.00 from the Great Tent, Modern Maccabees, last week, the insurance carried by his father, who died April 27, which proves the soundness and promptness of that organization. (1 Jun 1905)

-Born to Mr. and Mrs. David MONTOUR Sunday, April 29th, a daughter. (3 May 1906)


Charles E. MUNN

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-Charles E. MUNN, and Libby SNIVELY of this place are reported to have been married at the residence of W. J. SNIVELY here by the congregational church pastor of Gaylord. - Ros. News. (15 Aug 1889)


Libbie SNIVELY

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 Libbie SNIVELY returned from Grayling, Monday, where she had been attending her sister, Mrs. R. RICHARDSON who was on the sick list. - Roscommon News. (17 Feb 1887)

-Charles E. MUNN, and Libby SNIVELY of this place are reported to have been married at the residence of W. J. SNIVELY here by the congregational church pastor of Gaylord. - Ros. News. (15 Aug 1889)


Prof. HUBBARD

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:
-Prof. HUBBARD, who condesended to settle in Grayling, has slid out for parts unknown, leaving his family in a destitute condition. Mr. A. J. ROSE visited them and found they were suffering from cold and hunger. He brought them to town and started them on their way to Saginaw, where it is supposed they have friends. the boys feet were so badly frozen that they looked like as if the flesh was decayed. (17 Jan 1887)

-Mrs. Mary HUBBARD, the woman who came to this city last Saturday night, having with her a little girl ill with black diphtheria, which facts have been previously noted in the COURIER, is entitled to much sympathy. Early yesterday morning the little girl died, the burial taking place in the afternoon. the woman also had a little boy with her, whose feet have been so badly frozen that there is danger of his loosing them. - Saginaw Conrier. (24 Feb 1887)

-Prof. HUBBARD, the boss grainer of the Saginaw Valley, has returned with his family and denies in toto, the allegation made by us and some others, that he had left for parts unknown, and his family in a destitute condition. (3 Mar 1887)

-Prof. HUBBARD is one of our most conspicious landmarks. He is an old soldier, a hunter, a fisher, an artistic painter, and an excellent judge of raw whiskey. He is near to natur's heart and in close touch with God's creatures. On Tuesday he told us that in the early part of that bright day A. H. JOHNSON, section foreman, found two bald eagles fighting and had killed one with a club. The bird measured 5ft. 2 in. from tip to tip. Being encouraged by the man of the pencil he further deposed and said that he himself had caught a mink in his bare hands, killed it, held the pelt for $5. And still the scribe kept his ear to the ground and learned that not long ago the Prof. caught a coon in a trap. The animal was kept captive until its keeper got hungry enough and then it was killed and eaten. Mr. HUBBARD will verify the above, and he can carve a cherry tree any day with the ghost of Washington. - Lewiston Journal. (4 Oct 1894)


Mrs. Mary HUBBARD

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:
-Prof. HUBBARD, who condesended to settle in Grayling, has slid out for parts unknown, leaving his family in a destitute condition. Mr. A. J. ROSE visited them and found they were suffering from cold and hunger. He brought them to town and started them on their way to Saginaw, where it is supposed they have friends. the boys feet were so badly frozen that they looked like as if the flesh was decayed. (17 Jan 1887)

-Mrs. Mary HUBBARD, the woman who came to this city last Saturday night, having with her a little girl ill with black diphtheria, which facts have been previously noted in the COURIER, is entitled to much sympathy. Early yesterday morning the little girl died, the burial taking place in the afternoon. the woman also had a little boy with her, whose feet have been so badly frozen that there is danger of his loosing them. - Saginaw Conrier. (24 Feb 1887)


MCFARLANE

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. Jennie McFARLANE, one of the leading ladies of Gaylord, gave birth to fine, large triplets, (babies), last Saturday. this makes her the leading lady as none of her competitors so far have such a record. So says the Grayling correspondent of the Detroit Tribune. Grayling husbands are looking kind of uneasy, knowing that a boom of this kind, like the measles, is infectious. (24 Feb 1887)


Jennie

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. Jennie McFARLANE, one of the leading ladies of Gaylord, gave birth to fine, large triplets, (babies), last Saturday. this makes her the leading lady as none of her competitors so far have such a record. So says the Grayling correspondent of the Detroit Tribune. Grayling husbands are looking kind of uneasy, knowing that a boom of this kind, like the measles, is infectious. (24 Feb 1887)


Walter LEONARD

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:
-MAPLE FOREST JOTTINGS.
MARRIED-At the residence of H. S. BUCK, March 1st, 1887, Walter LEONARD and Miss Libbie CHASE, both of Maple Forest. Rev. T. EDWARDS officiating. (3 Mar 1887)


Libbie CHASE

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:
-MAPLE FOREST JOTTINGS.
MARRIED-At the residence of H. S. BUCK, March 1st, 1887, Walter LEONARD and Miss Libbie CHASE, both of Maple Forest. Rev. T. EDWARDS officiating. (3 Mar 1887)

-MAPLE FOREST JOTTINGS.
Mrs. Walter LEONARD has returned from Livingston county, where she has been visiting friends and relatives. (12 May 1887)


Jens L. 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:
-MARRIED-On the 10th inst., Jens, L. JENSON and Miss Marian J. CLAUSON of this village. Justice HADLEY officiating. (24 Mar 1887)


Marian J. CLAUSON

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-MARRIED-On the 10th inst., Jens, L. JENSON and Miss Marian J. CLAUSON of this village. Justice HADLEY officiating. (24 Mar 1887)


Wm. G. MARSH

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 the 26th inst., Mr. W. G. MARSH, of Pere Cheney, and Miss Ola C. HIGH, of Frederic. Rev. W. H. JAMES officiating. (31 Mar 1887)

-NEWSY SIFTINGS.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. G. MARSH moved from Frederic to Cheney, last week. Cheney, Sept. 5. (8 Sep 1887)

-BORN-At Mancelona, May 5th to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. G. MARSH, a six lb. boy. J. G. thinks of having high heels put on his boots. It is his first grandson. (10 May 1888)

-Wm. MARSH, of Mancelona, was in town over Sunday, and took in the wedding of his brother in the evening. (23 Aug 1888)

-W. G. MARSH closed a five months term of school in Dist. No. 2, fractional, last Saturday. (21 Feb 1889)

-W. G. MARSH started for Ypsilanti, Tuesday, for the purpose of attending the State Normal School. (30 Jan 1890)

-W. G. MARSH is acting baggage smasher during Fred NARRENS' vacation. (20 Jun 1895)

-A. H. and W. G. MARSH are entertaining their brothers, Orrin and John, now from Wayne county, but will go to their new home in Virginia at the close of their visit here. (9 Jan 1896)

-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-Sunday morning, March 15, to Mr. and Mrs. W. G. MARSH, a son. (19 Mar 1896)

-OUR CANDIDATES.
FOR COUNTY CLERK.
Wm. G. MARSH has grown from boyhood to man in our midst, and is known to the citizens of this county as a success, toiling on the farm and using every opportunity to obtain an education, which he has mastered until he is eminently fitted for the position to which he aspires. He has been a successful teacher for several years, and is now in the employ of the M. C. R. R. Co., and in every position he has held he has won and held the confidence and esteem of his fellow citizens, as proven by the fact,that he has been twice elected clerk of this township, and it is safe to assert that the township records were never kept in so perfect condition. He is sober, industrious and trustworthy and will attend personally and constantly to the duties of the office, to which there should be no doubt of his election. Vote for MARSH and you will vote right. (15 Oct 1896)

-Waltron LOVE, of Center Plains, brother of A. J. LOVE, of this place, will move to Virginia, next week, in company with W. G. MARSH. He is a pioneer of Crawford County, and will be missed from the neighborhood where he has so long resided. (1 Apr 1897)

-The AVALANCHE regrets to announce the fact that Wm. G. MARSH has sold his property here and will remove to Virginia next week. Mr. MARSH was one of the pioneers of the county, having come here with his fathers family in his childhood, and has grown up in the community, ever growing in influence and in the regard of our people. He will locate on the James River, southeast of Richmond, near Malvern Hill, a locality well known to many of our old soldiers in this place. The AVALANCHE will follow him to his new home, and with his many friends wish all prosperity to him and his family, in their new location. (1 Apr 1897)


Ola C. HIGH

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 the 26th inst., Mr. W. G. MARSH, of Pere Cheney, and Miss Ola C. HIGH, of Frederic. Rev. W. H. JAMES officiating. (31 Mar 1887)

-Mrs. A. J. McLELLAN, of Manistique is visiting her mother, Mrs. Wm. WOODBURN, and other friends in Grayling. She is on her way to Detroit to visit her sister, Mrs. Wm. MARSH. (22 Aug 1901)


HIGH

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 CHIPS.
Miss Iva HIGH, of Grayling, is spending her vacation in the country, visiting her sister, Mrs. W. G. MARSH. (11 Apr 1889)


Ellen H. CHAMBERLAIN

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 Campbell House, Bay City, Friday, May 22d, by Presiding Elder WOODHAMS, Wm. WOODBURN and Mrs. Ellen H. HIGH, of Grayling. The AVALANCHE extends congratulations. (28 May 1896)

-Mrs. Wm. WOODBURN left on the morning train yesterday, for a visit with her daughter, Mrs. W. G. MARSH, of Plymouth. (6 Jul 1899)

-Mrs. H. G. WHITE from Yale, St. Clair Co., is visiting with her sister, Mrs. Wm. WOODBURN. (24 Jul 1902)

-Mrs. Wm. WOODBURN is glad to welcome her brother W. B. CHAMBERLAIN of Ontario, and her niece, Miss Alice WHITE of Yale, for a visit. (10 Aug 1905)

-Mrs. Iva McCLELLAN, of Manistique, formerally Miss Iva HIGH of this village, arrived last week to visit old friends and assist her mother Mrs. Wm. WOODBURN, in moving and settling in their new home in Yale. (26 Apr 1906)


James CAMPBELL

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 Rev. T. EDWARDS had the pleasure of marrying, at the Parsonage, in Grayling, an old friend, James CAMPBELL, Esq., of Campbells' Corners, Ogemaw Co., Mich., to Miss Emma DARROW, of Monroe Co., New York, on the 5th inst. (7 Apr 1887)

-An officer came up from Bay City, last Friday morning, and arrested James CAMPBELL who was wanted in that city. He was located by Sheriff OWEN. (28 Dec 1899)

-James CAMPBELL has discharged the railroad company and now proposes to enjoy his farm near Standish. (7 Mar 1907)


Emma DARROW

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 Rev. T. EDWARDS had the pleasure of marrying, at the Parsonage, in Grayling, an old friend, James CaMPBELL, Esq., of Campbells' Corners, Ogemaw Co., Mich., to Miss Emma DARROW, of Monroe Co., New York, on the 5th inst. (7 Apr 1887)


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