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

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George A. WILCOX

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Eagle Township, Clinton, MI:
name - George WILCOX
a.28
b.Jan 1872 in MI occupation - Farm Laborer
married to Lizzie A. 5 years
f.b.MI
m.b.MI

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:
-George WILCOX, son of A. C., has been very sick with lung fever for some time, but is now convalescent. (28 Mar 1889)

-MARRIED-On the 29th inst., by Justice WOODBURN, Mr. Geo. A. WILCOX and Mrs. Lizzie CALKINS. All of Grayling township. (4 May 1894)

-BORN-Saturday, the 19th., to Mr. and Mrs. Geo. WILCOX, a son. (24 Jan 1895)

-BORN-Wednesday, Nov. 14th, to Mr. and Mrs. Geo. WILCOX, a daughter. (22 Nov 1900)

-George WILCOX late of Lewiston has been promoted to the position of section foreman, and moved to Afton, in Cheboygan Co. (1 Oct 1908)


Lizzie A.

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Eagle Township, Clinton, MI:
name - Lizzie A. WILCOX
a.32
b.Feb 1868 in IL
married to George A. WILCOX 5 years
mother of 2 children of which 2 still survived
f.b.NY
m.b.OH

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 29th inst., by Justice WOODBURN, Mr. Geo. A. WILCOX and Mrs. Lizzie CALKINS. All of Grayling township. (4 May 1894)


Glenn A. WILCOX

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Eagle Township, Clinton, MI:
name - Glenn A. WILCOX
a.5
b.Jan 1895 in MI
f.b.MI m.b.IL


Charles M. KELSEY

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 4-year-old son of Conductor Charles KELSEY, of West Bay City, was drowned last Saturday by falling into a cistern while at play. The body was found 20 minutes later. (28 Mar 1889)

Fred KELSEY, son of Conductor C. M. KELSEY, has accepted a postion as clerk's boy on the passenger steamer Soo City, which leaves this port next Saturday. - Bay City Times. (22 May 1890)


Fred KELSEY

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:
Fred KELSEY, son of Conductor C. M. KELSEY, has accepted a postion as clerk's boy on the passenger steamer Soo City, which leaves this port next Saturday. - Bay City Times. (22 May 1890)


John MASON

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 very enjoyable party was held by the young folks of the village at the residence of John MASON, Saturday evening. It was occasioned by the departure of his son Sydney who left Monday for Seattle, W. T. He has the good wishes of all for his success. - Ros. News. (28 Mar 1889)

-Mrs. E. M. MASON, of Grayling is visiting her mother-in-law, Mrs. John MASON, of this village. - Ros. News. (30 Apr 1891)


Mrs. John MASON

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. E. M. MASON, of Grayling is visiting her mother-in-law, Mrs. John MASON, of this village. - Ros. News. (30 Apr 1891)


Sydney MASON

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 very enjoyable party was held by the young folks of the village at the residence of John MASON, Saturday evening. It was occasioned by the departure of his son Sydney who left Monday for Seattle, W. T. He has the good wishes of all for his success. - Ros. News. (28 Mar 1889)


Angus J. MCLELLAN

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. 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)


Iva 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)

-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)

-Mrs. Ivy McCLELLAN of Munising is visiting her mother, Mrs. Wm. WOODBURN. (29 Jun 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)


Bethel Elvira MCLELLAN

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 Manistique, Mich., on the 15th inst., Bethel Elvira, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Angus McLELLEN. Mrs. McLELLEN will be well remembered here as Miss Iva HIGH. the bereaved parents will receive the sympathy of their many friends in this county. The young mother is made glad by the presence of her mother, Mrs. Wm. WOODBURN, who with her husband is spending the winter at their home. (26 Mar 1908)


William C. MANTZ

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Albert Township, Montmorency, MI:
name - Wm. C. MANTZ
a.51
b.Feb 1849 in Germany
occupation - Retired
Immigrated to US 1854 in the US 46 years naturalized
married to Thresea
f.b.Germany
m.b.Germany

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. Wm. MANTZ last Monday morning, a daughter. (11 Apr 1889)

-Wm. MANTZ was called to Milwaukee, Monday, by the death of the father of Mrs. MANTZ, whose illness prevented her from accompanying him. (2 May 1889)

-Wm. MANTZ is wearing a pleasant smile because of a bouncing baby boy that arrived at his home, Tuesday. - Lewiston Journal. (15 Apr 1897)

-Prin. E. M. HUTCHINSON, of the Lewiston schools, and Miss Marie MANTZ, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. MANTZ were united in marriage at the home of the brides parents, Wednesday evening. Rev. VAUGHN performed the ceremony in the presence of about 150 invited guests, Mr. Henry MANTZ, brother of the bride, acted as the best man, and Miss Lizzie MANTZ, cousin of the bride, acted as bridesmaid. Miss Frances KNEELAND played the wedding march in an excellent manner. The bride was dressed in a rich gown of white silk. The presents were numerous and costly, and included many sent from friends without town, who were not able to be present. Telegrams of best wishes and congratulations were received from Millbrook and Milwaukee relatives. the young couple have a host of friends who wish them a long happy and prosperous life. They leave today on a wedding trip to Millbrook and Milwaukee, and will return about August 1st. - Lewiston Journal. (5 Jul 1900)

-Last Friday evening the Ladies Aid gave Mrs. Wm. MANTZ a very pleasant surprise and presented her with a beautiful present as a token of their high esteem. The gentlemen who accompanied the ladies presented Mr. MANTZ with a splendid rocker as a memento of his residence in Lewiston. Mr. and Mrs. MANTZ with Elsie and Raymond leave for Milwaukee Wednesday for future residence. They have been among Lewiston's most highly esteemed citizens and will be greatly missed by the village. - Lewiston Journal. (6 Sep 1900)


THRESEA

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Albert Township, Montmorency, MI:
name - Thresea MANTZ
a.43
b.Nov 1856 in WI
married to Wm. C. MANTZ 21 years
mother of 6 children of which 4 still survived
f.b.Germany
m.b.WI


Henry MANTZ

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Albert Township, Montmorency, MI:
name - Henry MANTZ
a.18
b.Oct 1881 in MI
occupation - Day Laborer
f.b.Germany
m.b.WI

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:
-Prin. E. M. HUTCHINSON, of the Lewiston schools, and Miss Marie MANTZ, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. MANTZ were united in marriage at the home of the brides parents, Wednesday evening. Rev. VAUGHN performed the ceremony in the presence of about 150 invited guests, Mr. Henry MANTZ, brother of the bride, acted as the best man, and Miss Lizzie MANTZ, cousin of the bride, acted as bridesmaid. Miss Frances KNEELAND played the wedding march in an excellent manner. The bride was dressed in a rich gown of white silk. The presents were numerous and costly, and included many sent from friends without town, who were not able to be present. Telegrams of best wishes and congratulations were received from Millbrook and Milwaukee relatives. the young couple have a host of friends who wish them a long happy and prosperous life. They leave today on a wedding trip to Millbrook and Milwaukee, and will return about August 1st. - Lewiston Journal. (5 Jul 1900)


Elsie MANTZ

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Albert Township, Montmorency, MI:
name - Elsie MANTZ
a.11
b.Apr 1889 in MI
f.b.Germany
m.b.WI

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. Wm. MANTZ last Monday morning, a daughter. (11 Apr 1889)


Raymond MANTZ

The following information extracted from the 1900 Census of Albert Township, Montmorency, MI:
name - Raymond MANTZ
a.3
b.Apr 1897 in MI
f.b.Germany
m.b.WI

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:
-Wm. MANTZ is wearing a pleasant smile because of a bouncing baby boy that arrived at his home, Tuesday. - Lewiston Journal. (15 Apr 1897)


Wm. HAYES

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. HAYS, wife of Wm. HAYES, of Maple Forest, died last Monday, and was buried yesterday. (11 Apr 1889)

-Wm. HAYES, an old veteran, and member of Ruddock Post No. 224 G. A. R., died Sunday, and was buried in the posts lot, in Pine Hill cemetery, Monday afternoon. Owing to the severe storm the post did turn out as a body, but the following comrades were appointed pall bearers: Paul FASSETT, M. L. COOLEY, G. S. BARNES, M. B. CHAMPION and Jacob SMITH. Rev. S. G. TAYLOR officiated at the services. - Cheb. Tribune. (10 Feb 1898)


Mrs. Wm. HAYES

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. HAYS, wife of Wm. HAYES, of Maple Forest, died last Monday, and was buried yesterday. (11 Apr 1889)


C. P. MICHELSON

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 303, West Boulevard, Detroit, Mich., Wednesday evening, November 7th, Mary Louise STALEY, and C. P. MICHELSON, of Mason. F. E.(?) MICHELSON acted as best man, and Miss Maude STALEY, Maid of Honor. There was present from Grayling, Mrs. R. HANSON, Miss Maggie HANSON, Mrs. H. A. BAUMAN, and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. L. ALEXANDER.
The happy couple took the night train for Chicago, and on their return will make their home in Mason. They will receive the best wishes of hosts of friends here, where both were general favorites for years. (15 Nov 1900)


Mary Louise 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)

-The Frand Rapids Herald in writing up the choirs of the churches in that city, makes the following reference to Miss Mary STALEY, formerly one of Grayling's noted singers, who is connected with the choir of the Fountain street Baptist church, and we are pleased to hear of the success she is achieving: "Miss Mary STALEY the contralto in the present quartet, is the youngest professional choir singer in the city. She is only 19, and is already well started upon what promises to be a most successful musical career. Her voice is pure and fresh, possessing a rich contralto quality, and a range of three octaves. She has been connected with the choir only since the first of September, and has already attracted much attention. Miss STALEY was a student at Ackley institute, Grand Haven, last year. Her home is in Detroit. While at Ackley and also during her residence in this city, Miss STALEY's vocal work has been done under the instruction of Miss Kate Waldo PECK. Miss STALEY comes from a musical family, and her sister, Miss Maude STALEY, who has been studying music in Chicago, has sung a number of times in this city." (17 Feb 1898)

-MARRIED-At 303, West Boulevard, Detroit, Mich., Wednesday evening, November 7th, Mary Louise STALEY, and C. P. MICHELSON, of Mason. F. E.(?) MICHELSON acted as best man, and Miss Maude STALEY, Maid of Honor. There was present from Grayling, Mrs. R. HANSON, Miss Maggie HANSON, Mrs. H. A. BAUMAN, and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. L. ALEXANDER.
The happy couple took the night train for Chicago, and on their return will make their home in Mason. They will receive the best wishes of hosts of friends here, where both were general favorites for years. (15 Nov 1900)


Elmer B. FAUBLE

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 brides' parents, in the township of Grove, April 10th, Miss Ella A. LIGHTNER and Elmer B. FAUBLE. Justice Jacob LIGHTNER, officiating. (18 Apr 1889)

-Geo. PEACOCK and E. FAUBLE have just completed a road job of a mile and a half, that will give the Hartman neighborhood, in Grove, a direct route to Grayling. (21 Nov 1889)


Ella A. LIGHTNER

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 brides' parents, in the township of Grove, April 10th, Miss Ella A. LIGHTNER and Elmer B. FAUBLE. Justice Jacob LIGHTNER, officiating. (18 Apr 1889)

-Mrs. Elmer FAUBLE, of Grove, and her mother, Mrs. J. LIGHTNER, have gone to Jackson county for a visit with old friends. (21 Nov 1889)


Jacob LIGHTNER

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. Elmer FAUBLE, of Grove, and her mother, Mrs. J. LIGHTNER, have gone to Jackson county for a visit with old friends. (21 Nov 1889)

-Jacob LIGHTNER, of Blaine, was called to Springport, last Monday, on account of the illness of one of his sons. (12 Apr 1894)

-Whereas my wife, May LIGHTNER, has left my bed and board without just cause or provocation, this is to notify all persons not to harbor or trust her on my account, as I will pay no debts of her contracting after this date.
Oct. 3. JACOB LIGHTNER. (3 Oct 1895)

-J. LIGHTNER, of Blaine, has purchased a house and three lots on the south side of town, and will hereafter be a resident of Grayling. (5 Mar 1896)


May

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 Grove Township, Monday, July 25, Mrs. Jacob LIGHTNER.
The deceased has resided in this Co. for about twelve years, and her husband has built up a fine farm and house. She has been a patient sufferer for the past three years, from a complication of diseases, but has now gone to Eternal rest, leaving her aged husband, and two daughter, Mrs. Geo. PEACOCK and Mrs. Elmer FAUBLE, of this county, and two sons and a daughter in southern Michigan to mourn her loss. (28 Jul 1892)

-Whereas my wife, May LIGHTNER, has left my bed and board without just cause or provocation, this is to notify all persons not to harbor or trust her on my account, as I will pay no debts of her contracting after this date.
Oct. 3. JACOB LIGHTNER. (3 Oct 1895)


H. M. SEELEY

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-Monday, April 15, at her residence in this village Mrs. Abi SEELEY, of consumption. (18 Apr 1889)

-Mr. and Mrs. Edwin F. POTTER, were here the last week, called by the sickness and death of Mrs. SEELEY, who was a sister of Mr. POTTER. the body was taken to Eaton Rapids for interment.
Mr. SEELEY came here from Eaton Rapids about four weeks ago in the hope that our pure air might be of benefit to his wife, but it proved too late. (18 Apr 1889)

-The undersigned desire to express to the ladies of Grayling, our heartiest thanks for exceeding kindness and unremitting attention given Mrs. Abi SEELEY during her last days of life.
We came here in the vain hope that the invigorating air might possibly restore her shattered health and though disappointed in that hope, we found while yet we were strangers, generous and sympathizing friends whose acts will ever be cherished in our memory.
H. M. SEELEY,
Edwin F. POTTER,
Mrs. E. F. POTTER. (18 Apr 1889)


Abi

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-Monday, April 15, at her residence in this village Mrs. Abi SEELEY, of consumption. (18 Apr 1889)

-Mr. and Mrs. Edwin F. POTTER, were here the last week, called by the sickness and death of Mrs. SEELEY, who was a sister of Mr. POTTER. the body was taken to Eaton Rapids for interment.
Mr. SEELEY came here from Eaton Rapids about four weeks ago in the hope that our pure air might be of benefit to his wife, but it proved too late. (18 Apr 188


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