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

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Wm. BLANSHAN

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 bran new boy baby has come to Wm. BLANSHAN's to stay till of age. (9 Aug 1888)

-OUR CANDIDATES.
FOR SURVEYOR.
Wm. BLANSHAN has been a practical surveyor for many years, and has for fourteen years been a resident here. He is finely equipped with modern instruments, is specially educated for the work, well accustomed to woods work, such as estimating timber, measuring trespass, etc., and the surveying he has done here in the years past, has proven so sorrect that he is in the first class of civil engineers. Vote for BLANSHAN, and you will vote right. (22 Oct 1896)


Mrs. Wm. BLANSHAN

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. William BLANSHAN and her daughter Hattie, returned home from Alpena, Tuesday morning. (17 Jan 1900)


Merrill E. SIMPSON 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:
-Mrs. M. E. SIMPSON and children, of Genessee county, are visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. WILCOX. (16 Aug 1888)

-Mr. and Mrs. Merrill SIMPSON, who have been spending the winter here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. WILCOX, will return to their home in Flushing tomorrow. (30 Mar 1905)


Merrill E. SIMPSON

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. M. E. SIMPSON and children, of Genessee county, are visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. WILCOX. (16 Aug 1888)

-Mr. and Mrs. Merrill SIMPSON, who have been spending the winter here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. WILCOX, will return to their home in Flushing tomorrow. (30 Mar 1905)


Julias BARTLETT

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:
-PIONEER SKETCHES.
BIOGRAPHICAL.
Mrs. Lucretia B. HOSKINS, of Frederic, was the daughter of Julias BARTLETT, of New London Co., Conn., where she was born July 11, 1803, in a tavern kept by her father and famous in that section for the hospitality it afforded. While she was yet a little girl the famly moved onto one of the large Van Renselear farms near Albany, N. Y., which was leased for a term of years, and from the profits of which a farm was bought at Stillwater, Saratoga Co., N. Y. In the meantime the little Miss had grown into a buxom lass, full of health and spirit and returned to the old Connecticut home to complete her education by a two years course in the high schools of that place.
In 1824 an arrow from the "Blind God" impaled her heart with that of Dr. Thos. HOSKINS, and they began their happy wedded life at Greenwich N. Y., where they remained for twelve years and then emigrated to the woods of Michigan, stopping a few months at Lima, Washtenaw Co., and for two years at Marion, in Livingston Co., then to Scio, Washtenaw Co. where for 28 years, or till 1866, they lived honored and respected and for ten succeeding years at Lansing when the doctor yielded to the grim foe with whom he had so often battled in his professional life, and the now aged mother was left five children of the eleven she had borne, all happily married. Charles, the eldest, died in 1878 leaving Mrs. Harriet SEYMOUR, of Titusville, Pa., Orlando, at Vineland, N. J., Mrs. M. D. OSBAND and Mrs. F. L. BARKER at that time of Lansing, but now residing at Frederic, in this county. Mrs. BARKER resided with her mother for a year, and on her decision to come to Northern Michigan the mother was induced to accompany her and has since been a member of Mr. BARKER's family, passing her declining years in perfect rest so well deserved by one whose life had been one of untiring industry.
Her 85th birthday was passed last month and yet she is erect as a girl, reads much of the time, though with the aid of glasses. Her hearing is unimpaired and she converses freely of current events, though her memory of the distant is not perfect. She has been from early life an honored member of the M. E. church to which she is greatly attached.
Mrs. HOSKINS is, we believe, the oldest person in Crawford county and having been here eleven years may well be called a pioneer. (23 Aug 1888)
(23 Aug 1888)


John M. STONE

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 Otsego Lake House, Feb. 13, 1889, by Rev. P. C. J. MACAULAY, Mr. John M. STONE and Miss Bell CAMERON, both of Otsego Lake. - Otsego Co. News. (21 Feb 1889)


Bell CAMERON

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 Bell CAMERON, of Frederic, was visiting with her sister, Mrs. C. O. McCULLOUGH, and other friends, last week. (23 Aug 1888)

-Mrs. CAMERON, of Frederic, is visiting her daughters, Bell and Kate, at the Otsego Lake House. - Lumberman's Journal. (7 Feb 1889)

-MARRIED-At the Otsego Lake House, Feb. 13, 1889, by Rev. P. C. J. MACAULAY, Mr. John M. STONE and Miss Bell CAMERON, both of Otsego Lake. - Otsego Co. News. (21 Feb 1889)


Rufus 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:
-MARRIED-At Kent City, Sept. 4, Mr. Rufus WILCOX, of Kent City, to Miss Emma METCALF, of Center Plains, John CHALMERS, J. P., officiating. (13 Sep 1888)

-HOME CORRESPONDENCE.
EDITOR AVALANCHE.
CENTER PLAINS-
Rufus W. WILCOX and family have gone to better pastures, or thinks so. They have gone to live with his mother in Muskegon county this winter. This is the third time they have left old Crawford County. They will be back again and glad to. (12 Sep 1895)


Emma METCALF

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 Kent City, Sept. 4, Mr. Rufus WILCOX, of Kent City, to Miss Emma METCALF, of Center Plains, John CHALMERS, J. P., officiating. (13 Sep 1888)


Victor SALLING

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-MARRIED-On Saturday evening, Sept. 8th, at the residence of N. P. SALLING, by Rev. J. W. TAYLOR, Mr. Victor SALLING and Miss Christina HANSON, all of Grayling. The happy couple have the sincere congratulations of the AVALANCHE. "May they live long and prosper." (13 Sep 1888)

-BORN-Monday, the 8th., to Mr. and Mrs. Victor SALLING, a daughter. (11 Nov 1897)

-BORN-Monday, April 23, to Mr. and Mrs. Victor SALLING, a son. (26 Apr 1900)

-DIED-Wednesday, March 20, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor SALLING. The bereaved parents have the deepest sympathy of the entire community. The older children were attacked with Scarlatina several weeks ago, and one after another was stricken with the dread disease, the baby being the last. As a sequale, an absess formed back of one eye, which was destroyed, and finally its suffering was relieved by death. (21 Mar 1901)

-Born-Saturday, June 28th, to Mr. and Mrs. Victor SALLING, a daughter. (3 Jul 1902)

-V. SALLING and family are enjoying a visit from his cousin, Mr. N. LINDHOLM of New York. (25 Feb 1909)


Christina HANSON

The following information extracted from the Grayling, Crawford Co., MI Newspaper Avalanche. NOTE: The date at the end of each extract indicates the date of the publication:
-MARRIED-On Saturday evening, Sept. 8th, at the residence of N. P. SALLING, by Rev. J. W. TAYLOR, Mr. Victor SALLING and Miss Christina HANSON, all of Grayling. The happy couple have the sincere congratulations of the AVALANCHE. "May they live long and prosper." (13 Sep 1888)


Wayne SMITH

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:
-BEAVER CREEK GLEANINGS.
Died, on Sept. 21st, Lida daughter of Wayne and Elizabeth SMITH, aged 23 years. Funeral services were held at the Hall Sept 23d by Rev. TAYLOR, of Grayling. They have the heartfelt sympathy of the neighborhood in their deep afflication. They wish to express their thanks to the neighbors for the help and kindness which they received during their great trial. (27 Sep 1888)

-DIED-At his home in Beaver Creek Township, Thursday, January 16th, Wayne SMITH, aged 63 years. (23 Jan 1896)

-During the long sickness of my husband, and at the final obsequies, I have been the recipient of unceasing kindness from my neighbors, to whom I desire to return sincerest thanks.
Mrs. WAYNE SMITH. (23 Jan 1896)


Elizabeth

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:
-BEAVER CREEK GLEANINGS.
Died, on Sept. 21st, Lida daughter of Wayne and Elizabeth SMITH, aged 23 years. Funeral services were held at the Hall Sept 23d by Rev. TAYLOR, of Grayling. They have the heartfelt sympathy of the neighborhood in their deep afflication. They wish to express their thanks to the neighbors for the help and kindness which they received during their great trial. (27 Sep 1888)


Lida SMITH

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:
-BEAVER CREEK GLEANINGS.
Died, on Sept. 21st, Lida daughter of Wayne and Elizabeth SMITH, aged 23 years. Funeral services were held at the Hall Sept 23d by Rev. TAYLOR, of Grayling. They have the heartfelt sympathy of the neighborhood in their deep afflication. They wish to express their thanks to the neighbors for the help and kindness which they received during their great trial. (27 Sep 1888)


William 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. William JOHNSON died last Thursday and was buried on Friday. (27 Sep 1888)


Mrs. William 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. William JOHNSON died last Thursday and was buried on Friday. (27 Sep 1888)


A. L. POND

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. Frank JOHNDRO, of Bay City, father and mother of Mrs. A. L. POND, are making her a visit. (19 Jul 1894)

-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)

-THE ELECTION.
NINE REPUBLICAN SUPERVISORS
Monday was a cold disagreeable day, and a light vote was polled throughout the county. We give the result:
GRAYLING TOWNSHIP.
For Constables, CHITAGO, POND, CLEMENT and WILCOX rep were elected by pluralities averaging over 60. (9 Apr 1896)

-Mr. and Mrs. A. L. POND went to Bay City the 4th, to visit his brother who has been for three years stricken with consumption. He entered into rest on Sunday, and the funeral services were held Tuesday. (10 Jul 1902)

-Mr. and Mrs. A. L. POND have been enjoying a visit with their daughter, Mrs. T. P. JUNKIN, of Detroit, at their home and on the river and Lake. (6 Sep 1906)


Mrs. A. L. POND JOHNDRO

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. Frank JOHNDRO, of Bay City, father and mother of Mrs. A. L. POND, are making her a visit. (19 Jul 1894)

-Mr. and Mrs. T. P. JUNKIN, of Detroit, are visiting with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. POND. (9 Aug 1894)

-Mrs. A. L. POND went to Bay City last Friday, to attend the funeral of her father, Mr. Frank JOHNDRO. (11 Apr 1901)


S. BARNHART

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 Thursday, Sept. 20th, at the residence of Mack TAYLOR, by Rev. J. W. TAYLOR, Mr. S. BARNHART and Miss Ella HALSTED. All of Grayling. (27 Sep 1888)


Ella HALSTED

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 Thursday, Sept. 20th, at the residence of Mack TAYLOR, by Rev. J. W. TAYLOR, Mr. S. BARNHART and Miss Ella HALSTED. All of Grayling. (27 Sep 1888)


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