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

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Arthur R. MARVIN

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-By Rev. J. W. TAYLOR, on the 20th inst., at the residence of the bride's parents, in Grove township, Mr. Arthur R. MARVIN, of Beaver Creek township, and Miss Stella M. LOUND. The happy couple have our sincere congratulations. (22 Mar 1888)

-BEAVER CREEK ITEMS.
Mrs. Thomas LOUND is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Arthur MARVIN. (17 May 1888)

-A DAMNABLE OUTRAGE!
JUDGE LYNCH PROUNCES THE PENALTY OF DEATH.
Last Monday afternoon, Mrs. J. S. CREGO, of Beaver Creek, a lady sixty three years of age, and infirm, was at home alone when a beast in human form entered the house and committed the most hellish crime conceivable leaving her in a critical condition from the injuries received. From there the brute went to Arthur MARVIN's and stopped ostensibly to enquire the way to a lumber camp. Finding Mrs. MARVIN alone, he assaulted her and repeated his damnable outrage, though fought with desperation until she was beaten and choked to insensibility.
As soon as the alarm was given the citizens started on his track. Word was telegraphed from here and T. E. HASTINGS, of Beaver Creek, took his track and found the brute in the depot at Roscommon and secured him after a quick struggle. He was brought here Tuesday morning and there being no cells in the jail, he was securely shackled and guarded in the court house, where hundreds viewed him as they would a wild beast.
In the afternoon rumors of rescue and revenge were rife, and the sheriff quietly removed him to a private residence where he remained personally on guard till about one o'clock in the morning when the house was quickly and quietly surrounded by a large body of masked and disguised men who entered from different ways and overpowered the sheriff before an alarm could be given and dragged down the shackled victim from the upper room, taking him to a little grove in the north part of the village where a scaffold had been provided by placing a scantling across the limbs of two trees. Here he was strung up, without mercy, if with justice, to pay the penalty of his crime. He had confessed his guilt and had been fully identified by Mrs. MARVIN so there is no possibility of mistake in the man. While little, if any sympathy is expressed for him, yet all must regret that the majesty of the law should be trampled on in our midst, and that another crime should be added to those already committed.
As soon as the sheriff was released a searching party was organized and the body found hanging as above described, with life extinct. It was placed in the hands of Coroner WOODWORTH, who gave it sepulture.
The criminal's name was Archibald PELOM, a Frenchman, whose reputtation was thoroughly bad.
The disguise of the party was so perfect and their work so quickly performed that no one was recognized and it is probable that none of them will be discovered. (8 Nov 1888)

-Arthur MARVIN and wife, of Riverdale, arrived here last week Wednesday to be present at the wedding of their brother. They were welcome visitors to many old friends and neighbors. (25 Oct 1906)


Stella M. LOUND

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-By Rev. J. W. TAYLOR, on the 20th inst., at the residence of the bride's parents, in Grove township, Mr. Arthur R. MARVIN, of Beaver Creek township, and Miss Stella M. LOUND. The happy couple have our sincere congratulations. (22 Mar 1888)

-BEAVER CREEK ITEMS.
Mrs. Thomas LOUND is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Arthur MARVIN. (17 May 1888)


Christian PETERSON

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:
-An infant child of Mr. Christ PETERSON died last Friday. (12 Apr 1888)

-BORN-To Mr. and Mrs. Chris PETERSON, Jan. 14th, a son. (28 Jan 1897)

-BORN-To Mr. and Mrs. Chris. PETERSON, March 27th, a ten pound daughter. (31 Mar 1898)

-BORN-To Mr. and Mrs. Chris PETERSON, Thursday, Aug. 17th, a son. 12 pounds. (24 Aug 1899)

-DIED-At his home in this village, Saturday, June 28th., Christian PETERSON, aged 35 years.
The deceased has been a resident of Grayling for eighteen years and was well known and respected, as an honest and thorough business man. He leaves his wife and five children, with his many friends to mourn his sudden going to his long home. The funeral at the Danish Lutheran church, Tuesday, was largely attended by representatives of the Grange, of which he was a charter member, and the local lodge of the K. O. T. M. Rev. H. P. W. BEKKER conducted the final obsequies, and the body was laid to rest in the presence of a large concourse of our citizens, whose sympathy is extended to the stricken family. (3 Jul 1902)


Anna P.

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:
-PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR.
STATE OF MICHIGAN,|
| SS.
COUNTY OF CRAWFORD,|
At a session of the Probate Court, for the County of Crawford, holden at the Probate Office in the village of grayling, on Monday, the 21st. day of July, in the year One thousand Nine Hundred and Two.
PRESENT, John C. HANSON, Judge of Probate.
In the matter of the Estate of Christian PETERSON, deceased.
On reading and filing the petition duly verified of anna P. PETERSON, widow of said deceased, praying that administration of said estate may be granted to olaf SORENSON, or some other suitable person, and that such other order and proceedings may be had in the premises as may be required by the statute in such case made and provided.
THEREUPON IT IS ORDERED, That Monday, the 18th day of August A. D. 1902, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, be assigned for the hearing of said petition, and that the next of kin and heirs of said Christian PETERSON, and all other persons interested in said Estate, are required to appear at a session of said Court, then to be holden in the Village of Grayling, and show cause, if any there be, why the prayer of the petitioner should not be granted. (24 Jul 1902)


Wesley SHELLENBARGER

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-Sunday, April 8th, to Mrs. Wesley SHELLENBERGER, a daughter. (19 Apr 1888)

-Wesley SHELLENBARGER is the father of a brand new boy, born last Tuesday morning. (9 Mar 1893)

-CARD OF THANKS.
We desire to express our most sincere thanks to the many friends who so kindly administered to our needs, during the sickness and death of our dear husband and father; and may God's blessing attend them in every time of need, is our earnest prayer.
MRS. N. SHELLENBARGER.
CHAS. |
WILLIS | SHELLENBARGER.
WESTLEY | (8 Mar 1894)

-DIED-On last Monday morning, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley SHELLENBARGER, aged 16 months. (5 Jul 1894)

-SOUTH BRANCH ITEMS.
Wesley SHELLENBARGER, of Grayling, was visiting his brother Willis, last week. (5 Dec 1901)


Lovina J.

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 her home in this township, Saturday, May 17th, Lovina J., wife of Wesley SHELLENBARGER, aged 38 years. Deceased leaves her husband and two children to mourn her death, though they, with many friends are glad that the suffering, which has been hers for more than a year past, is ended. (22 May 1902)


J. N. MERCIER

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. N. MERCIER, son of Mrs. U. C. MERCIER, proprietress of the MERCIER house, Mackinaw City, was married to Miss Emma BIRD, of this village, at St. Mary's church yesterday morning. Cheboygun Tribune. (26 Apr 1888)


Emma BIRD

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. N. MERCIER, son of Mrs. U. C. MERCIER, proprietress of the MERCIER house, Mackinaw City, was married to Miss Emma BIRD, of this village, at St. Mary's church yesterday morning. Cheboygun Tribune. (26 Apr 1888)


U. C. MERCIER

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. N. MERCIER, son of Mrs. U. C. MERCIER, proprietress of the MERCIER house, Mackinaw City, was married to Miss Emma BIRD, of this village, at St. Mary's church yesterday morning. Cheboygun Tribune. (26 Apr 1888)


Mrs. U. C. MERCIER

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. N. MERCIER, son of Mrs. U. C. MERCIER, proprietress of the MERCIER house, Mackinaw City, was married to Miss Emma BIRD, of this village, at St. Mary's church yesterday morning. Cheboygun Tribune. (26 Apr 1888)


Swan PETERSON

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 Sunday, May 6th, '88, Mr. Swan PETERSON to Miss Karen M. NIELSON, both of Grayling. F. L. HADLEY, Esq., officiating. (10 May 1888)

-The youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Swan PETERSON, was buried last Tuesday. (11 Apr 1889)

-Swan PETERSON has built a large addition to his south building, connecting the upper story with his hotel, to supply the demand for rooms for his boarders. (13 Feb 1890)

-Swan PETERSON has purchased a half interest in the corner saloon and billiard hall, from his brother Victor. - Lewiston Journal. (14 Sep 1899)

-The many friends of Swan PETERSON, of Lewiston, a former resident here, were choked by the news of his sudden death, last Friday, near Dam Four, in Maple Forest. He was on the North Branch with a party of friends, fishing, and had gone alone into the woods with his gun. In going over a log, one barrel of the gun was discharged, and the entire load passed through his abdomen. Death must have been almost instantenous. He was taken to his home, and the funeral, Sunday, was the largest ever held in Montmorency county. The I. O. O. F. and Grayling band went up from here on a special train, numbering, with friends, about one hundred. (5 Sep 1901)


Karen M. NELSON

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 Sunday, May 6th, '88, Mr. Swan PETERSON to Miss Karen M. NIELSON, both of Grayling. F. L. HADLEY, Esq., officiating. (10 May 1888)

-Rasmus NELSON, of Lewiston, father of Martin NELSON and Mrs. Swan PETERSON, and a former resident of Grayling, committed suicide Tuesday afternoon, by shooting himself through the head. No reason is known why he should have committed the rash act. (10 Oct 1901)


Clara PETERSON

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:
-Clara PETERSON left Grayling the 13, with her aunt and Uncle Mr. and Mrs. Martin NELSON of Lewiston for a six weeks trip. They expect to go to Kansas City and Los Angeles. Then by water to Portland. They also intend to spend a couple of weeks at the expostion at Seattle. (20 May 1909)


PETERSON

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:
-Swan PETERSON has purchased a half interest in the corner saloon and billiard hall, from his brother Victor. - Lewiston Journal. (14 Sep 1899)


Victor PETERSON

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:
-Swan PETERSON has purchased a half interest in the corner saloon and billiard hall, from his brother Victor. - Lewiston Journal. (14 Sep 1899)


Theodore PETERSON

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:
-Theodore PETERSON, of Grayling, is the guest of his brother, Swan PETERSON, of this place. - Lewiston Lourn. (22 Feb 1900)


Rasmus NELSON

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:
-Rasmus NELSON, of Lewiston, father of Martin NELSON and Mrs. Swan PETERSON, and a former resident of Grayling, committed suicide Tuesday afternoon, by shooting himself through the head. No reason is known why he should have committed the rash act. (10 Oct 1901)

-DIED-At her residence on Chestnut street in this village, Monday evening, October 4th, Mrs. Johanna NELSON, aged 74 years. The deceased was ill but ten days, and though from her advanced age her sudden going was not unexpected, it was a severe shock to family and friends. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Hans PETERSON, and Mrs. Swan PETERSON of Grayling, and three sons, Peter NELSON of Lewiston, and Nels P. NELSON of Nevada, who with fifteen grandchildren, five great grandchildren and hosts of friends will mourn her loss. The funeral services were held at the Danish Lutheran church yesterday afternoon and the body taken to Lewiston on this mornings train for burial by the side of her husband. (7 Oct 1909)


Johanna

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 her residence on Chestnut street in this village, Monday evening, October 4th, Mrs. Johanna NELSON, aged 74 years. The deceased was ill but ten days, and though from her advanced age her sudden going was not unexpected, it was a severe shock to family and friends. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Hans PETERSON, and Mrs. Swan PETERSON of Grayling, and three sons, Peter NELSON of Lewiston, and Nels P. NELSON of Nevada, who with fifteen grandchildren, five great grandchildren and hosts of friends will mourn her loss. The funeral services were held at the Danish Lutheran church yesterday afternoon and the body taken to Lewiston on this mornings train for burial by the side of her husband. (7 Oct 1909)


Peter NELSON

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 Tuesday, March 25, 1884, to Mr. and Mrs. Peter NELSON, a daughter. (27 Mar 1884)

-BORN-Jan. 7th, to Mrs. Peter NELSON, a son. (12 Jan 1888)

-Peter F. NELSON was arrested last Saturday, for shooting one Partridge out of season. He plead guilty before Justice WOODBURN who considering the circumstances, only fined him the costs in the case which he paid. (23 Aug 1894)

-BORN-To Mr. and Mrs. Peter NELSON, Tuesday, December 29th, a daughter. (31 Dec 1896)


Nels P. NELSON

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 her residence on Chestnut street in this village, Monday evening, October 4th, Mrs. Johanna NELSON, aged 74 years. The deceased was ill but ten days, and though from her advanced age her sudden going was not unexpected, it was a severe shock to family and friends. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Hans PETERSON, and Mrs. Swan PETERSON of Grayling, and three sons, Peter NELSON of Lewiston, and Nels P. NELSON of Nevada, who with fifteen grandchildren, five great grandchildren and hosts of friends will mourn her loss. The funeral services were held at the Danish Lutheran church yesterday afternoon and the body taken to Lewiston on this mornings train for burial by the side of her husband. (7 Oct 1909)


James MILNES

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 her home in the eastern part of this township, Saturday, May 5th, Mrs. James MILNESS.
Deceased has been an invalid for several years, and her death was probably hastened by the excessive labor she has performed from the necessities of her family. She leaves a husband and five children to mourn her loss. (10 May 1888)

-DIED-On Saturday, June 22d, Mr. James MILNES, from heart disease. He was over sixty years of age and had lived in this county for several years. (27 Jun 1889)

-The children of James MILNES are living in a destitute state, and one of the little boys is said to be very sick. The neighbors are kind, but some action should be taken by the Odd Fellows, whose wards they are, to care for them. (14 Nov 1889)


Mrs. James MILNES

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 her home in the eastern part of this township, Saturday, May 5th, Mrs. James MILNESS.
Deceased has been an invalid for several years, and her death was probably hastened by the excessive labor she has performed from the necessities of her family. She leaves a husband and five children to mourn her loss. (10 May 1888)


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

-Mrs. A. C. WILSON, of Genesee county, is the guest of her son, Carl WILSON. (25 Jul 1889)

-Born to Mr. and Mrs. Carl WILSON, Nov. 7th, a son. (14 Nov 1889)

-The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. C. WILSON died on Thursday, Nov. 21. Funeral services were held at their residence Friday, conducted by Rev. Mr. HILL. (28 Nov 1889)

-BORN-To Mr. and Mrs. Carl WILSON, a daughter, weight 8 1/4 lbs. (4 Jun 1891)

-News is received from Montrose, of the birth of a baby boy, to Mr. and Mrs. Carl WILSON, former residents here. (6 Sep 1894)

-BORN-Thursday, the 11th, to Mr. and Mrs. Carl WILSON, a son, weight 9 1/2 pounds. (18 Mar 1897)

-Born to Mr. and Mrs. Carl WILSON, Wednesday, Aug. 2d, a son. (3 Aug 1899)

-DIED-Sunday, April 8th, Clifford, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl WILSON, aged 8 months. (12 Apr 1900)

-Karl WILSON is enjoying a visit from his parents Mr. and Mrs. A. C. WILSON and sister Mrs. GREEN of Montrose. They expect to catch a lot of trout which they say are the best ever. (17 Jun 1909)


WILCOX

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


Cliffford 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:
-Born to Mr. and Mrs. Carl WILSON, Wednesday, Aug. 2d, a son. (3 Aug 1899)

-DIED-Sunday, April 8th, Clifford, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl WILSON, aged 8 months. (12 Apr 1900)


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