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

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A. H. COLE

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:
-WELLINGTON, July 1st, 1889.
Death has again entered our neighborhood and taken from our midst Mrs. Amy ROCKWOOD, usually known as "grandma" ROCKWOOD. She had a stroke of paralysis the 3rd day of April, and from that time failed rapidly until June 28th, when she passed from life unto death. The funeral was held at the Town Hall; and services were conducted by Elder KNIGHT. She was the eldest of seven sisters, five of whom are left to mourn her loss. She was born in Sinica, Ontaria county, New York, October 10th 1800, and was married in the same state and moved to Lenawee county, Michigan, when it was comparatively a wilderness, and has resided in Michigan ever since. She made her home with her daughter, Mrs. J. P. HANNA, for the past few years, after coming to Crawford County. she leaves three children, Mrs. J. P. HANNA, of Beaver Creek, Mrs. A. H. COLE, of Fort Gratiot, and Mr. W. H. ROCKWOOD, of Adrian. All was done that loving hands could do, but her work was finished and God called her home to be at rest. (4 Jul 1889)


Mrs. A. H. COLE ROCKWOOD

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:
-WELLINGTON, July 1st, 1889.
Death has again entered our neighborhood and taken from our midst Mrs. Amy ROCKWOOD, usually known as "grandma" ROCKWOOD. She had a stroke of paralysis the 3rd day of April, and from that time failed rapidly until June 28th, when she passed from life unto death. The funeral was held at the Town Hall; and services were conducted by Elder KNIGHT. She was the eldest of seven sisters, five of whom are left to mourn her loss. She was born in Sinica, Ontaria county, New York, October 10th 1800, and was married in the same state and moved to Lenawee county, Michigan, when it was comparatively a wilderness, and has resided in Michigan ever since. She made her home with her daughter, Mrs. J. P. HANNA, for the past few years, after coming to Crawford County. she leaves three children, Mrs. J. P. HANNA, of Beaver Creek, Mrs. A. H. COLE, of Fort Gratiot, and Mr. W. H. ROCKWOOD, of Adrian. All was done that loving hands could do, but her work was finished and God called her home to be at rest. (4 Jul 1889)


H. C. HOLBROOK

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:
-CARD OF THANKS.
We the children of the latge Lewis OSTRANDER, desire through the columns of your paper to express our thanks to the many kind friends for their aid and sympathy to our aged parents. Language fails to express our gratitude toward the B. A. R., W. R. C. and S. of V. for their prompt and untiring efforts in their behalf. None but the rewarder of good deeds can sufficiently repay them.
Mr. and Mrs. John CRANDELL,
Mr. and Mrs. P. OSTRANDER,
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. HOLBROOK,
S. P. OSTRANDER. (11 Jul 1889)

-H. C. HOLBROOK and family have moved back home from Vassar where they have been for the past year, having decided that Grayling is the best place yet. Mrs. May STEWART and the baby came with them, and will remain for a while, till she has recovered her strength, and in the meantime "Grandma" can take care of the girl. (3 May 1906)


Mrs. H. C. HOLBROOK OSTRANDER

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:
-CARD OF THANKS.
We the children of the late Lewis OSTRANDER, desire through the columns of your paper to express our thanks to the many kind friends for their aid and sympathy to our aged parents. Language fails to express our gratitude toward the B. A. R., W. R. C. and S. of V. for their prompt and untiring efforts in their behalf. None but the rewarder of good deeds can sufficiently repay them.
Mr. and Mrs. John CRANDELL,
Mr. and Mrs. P. OSTRANDER,
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. HOLBROOK,
S. P. OSTRANDER. (11 Jul 1889)

-Mr. and Mrs. C. F. STEWART returned from their trip west and south last Saturday and have packed up and are moving to Vassar in company with Mr. and Mrs. H. C. HOLBROOK, who are moving there that the family yet be together. Mr. and Mrs. HOLBROOK came here when Mrs. STEWART was an infant and have resided in this township for over twenty years, and the last eighteen in the village. It must seem like leaving home to them. (6 Apr 1905)


HOLBROOK

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:
-H. C. HOLBROOK received word last week of the death of his oldest brother at Genoa, O. He was 83 years of age. He has enjoyed good health until of late, except being crippled in one arm from a wound received at Island No. 10, in the war of the rebellion, where he served in the Tenth Michigan cavalry. The end came quick and painless, from heart failure. They had not met in over twenty years. (2 Mar 1905)


John A. WRIGHT

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.
June 29th, by Rev. J. H. PHELPS, John A. WRIGHT, of Iowa, and Miss Louisee KNEFF, of Grove, Mich. (11 Jul 1889)


Louisee KNEFF

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.
June 29th, by Rev. J. H. PHELPS, John A. WRIGHT, of Iowa, and Miss Louisee KNEFF, of Grove, Mich. (11 Jul 1889)


Julius K. MERZ

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.
July 11th, by Rev. J. H. PHELPS, at the residence of the bride's parents, Julius K. MERZ and Miss Mary E. CROSS, both of Grayling. 11 Jul 1889)

-BORN-On Wednesday, July 15, to Mr. and Mrs. Julius K. MERZ, a daughter. (17 Jul 1890)

-The Knights of Maccabees at their meeting last week, elected Julius K. MERZ as delegate to their State Convention, to be held at Bay City, Aug. 12-15? and Chas. H. FISH as alternate. (17 Jul 1890)

-Julius K. MERZ has gone to Bay City to take a position in the dry goods store of C. R. Hawley & Co., one of the best establishments in the state. (4 Sep 1890)

-BORN-Sunday, March 10th, to Mr. and Mrs. J. K. MERZ, a daughter. (14 Mar 1895)

-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)

-Twenty K. P's. went to Gaylord, last evening to assist in conferring the 3d. degree on Julius K. MERZ. A jolly crew. (15 Jul 1897)

-The following from the Millersburg correspondent of the "Alpena Farmer" shows that MERZ & CROSS have decided their location in that new and prosperous village. The AVALANCHE wishes them success.
"J. K. MERZ, in partnership with A. CROSS, both of Grayling and good practical business men, have purchased lots north of the depot, and are preparing to erect a large store. They will carry a general line of goods, and will be ready for operation in a short time. We are glad to have these men with us, and hope for more of the same kind. the "latch string" of Millersburg hands on the outside for all business men and good citizens, who have push and energy." (16 Nov 1899)

-Julius MERZ has severed hs connections with the Co's, store, and gone to Negaunee. From there he anticipates a trip to the Northwest. (12 Sep 1901)

-Julius MERTZ and family, of Johannesburg, former residents here, have moved to Seattle, Washington. They will be missed here as well as at Johannesburg. (17 Oct 1907)


Mary E. CROSS

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.
July 11th, by Rev. J. H. PHELPS, at the residence of the bride's parents, Julius K. MERZ and Miss Mary E. CROSS, both of Grayling. 11 Jul 1889)

JOHANNESBURG JOTTINGS.
Mrs. J. K. MERZ, who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. A. CROSS of Grayling, for the past two weeks, returned last Thursday. (22 Nov 1906)


Ambrose CROSS

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:
-AMBROSE CROSS.
Mr. A. CROSS has established a wagon and blacksmith shop which now employs three hands entirely in repairing. It is hoped to begin manufacturing this Spring and there is no doubt of success. (29 Dec 1887)

-The following from the Millersburg correspondent of the "Alpena Farmer" shows that MERZ & CROSS have decided their location in that new and prosperous village. The AVALANCHE wishes them success.
"J. K. MERZ, in partnership with A. CROSS, both of Grayling and good practical business men, have purchased lots north of the depot, and are preparing to erect a large store. They will carry a general line of goods, and will be ready for operation in a short time. We are glad to have these men with us, and hope for more of the same kind. the "latch string" of Millersburg hands on the outside for all business men and good citizens, who have push and energy." (16 Nov 1899)

-MARRIED-At the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Julius MERZ, on Wednesday evening, June 20th, Mr. Ambrose McLAIN to Miss Cornelia CROSS. Rev. S. G. TAYLOR officiated. A wedding march was played and a sumptuous supper served on the lawn. (28 Jun 1894)


Mrs. A. CROSS HUTCHENSON

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 Mary J. SMITH of Bruce, Wis., is the guest of her Grandmother, Mrs. A. CROSS, for the summer. (9 Aug 1906)

JOHANNESBURG JOTTINGS.
Mrs. J. K. MERZ, who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. A. CROSS of Grayling, for the past two weeks, returned last Thursday. (22 Nov 1906)

-Mrs. A. CROSS who has been quite ill for several weeks is improving nicely and enjoying a visit from her daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. LARUE, of Caro. (28 Feb 1907)

-Mr. and Mrs. C. F. LaBREE have returned to their home in Toscola county, after a short visit with her mother Mrs. A. CROSS. (28 Feb 1907)

-Mrs. A. CROSS received word yesterday of the sudden death of her brother, J. A. HUTCHENSON of Caro. He had visited here several times and was known to many of our citizens. (14 Nov 1907)


Peter RASMUSSON

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.
July 13th, by Rev. J. H. PHELPS, at the residence of J. K. HANSON, Peter RASMUSSON and Miss Jensine BOERSON, both of Grayling. (11 Jul 1889)

-BORN, Wednesday, May 13, to Mr. and Mrs. Peter RASMUSSON, a daughter. (15 May 1890)

-JUDGE ITEMS.
Peter RASMUSSON tendered his resignation to the T. E. Douglas Co. He moves this week to Johannesburg. (30 Aug 1906)


Jensine BOERSON

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.
July 13th, by Rev. J. H. PHELPS, at the residence of J. K. HANSON, Peter RASMUSSON and Miss Jensine BOERSON, both of Grayling. (11 Jul 1889)

-Mrs. Peter RASMUSSON, started for her old home in Denmark, last Saturday, for a visit with old friends and relatives, in that country. (28 Jun 1894)


Geo. UTTER

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:
-SOUTH BRANCH ITEMS.
Geo. UTTER, of Jackson, Mich., is visiting his son, J. T. UTTER. July 23, '89. (25 Jul 1889)

-Mr. and Mrs. George UTTER, of Jackson, Mich., son and daughter-in-law of J. H. UTTER, were here for the past nine days visiting the family. They returned home last Saturday having spent a pleasant time. - Ros. News. (8 Aug 1889)


J. T. UTTER

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:
-SOUTH BRANCH ITEMS.
Geo. UTTER, of Jackson, Mich., is visiting his son, J. T. UTTER. July 23, '89. (25 Jul 1889)


J. H. UTTER

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. George UTTER, of Jackson, Mich., son and daughter-in-law of J. H. UTTER, were here for the past nine days visiting the family. They returned home last Saturday having spent a pleasant time. - Ros. News. (8 Aug 1889)


O. D. CALDWELL

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 ITEMS.
Mrs. O. D. CALDWELL and daughter, of Detroit, are visiting her brothers Dennis and W. M. JOHNSON. (25 Jul 1889)


Mrs. O. D. CALDWELL 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:
-CHENEY ITEMS.
Mrs. O. D. CALDWELL and daughter, of Detroit, are visiting her brothers Dennis and W. M. JOHNSON. (25 Jul 1889)


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