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

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George ERB

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. Geo. ERB, of Royal Oak, sister-in-law of Mrs. FOURNIER, has been making her a visit for the past week. (16 Jan 1890)

-DIED-March 7th, at her home in Royal Oak, Mrs. Barbara ERB, mother of Mrs. L. FOURNIER. Mrs. ERB was born in Germany, Dec. 17th 1820. With her husband and two small children she came to America in 1849, settling first in Albany, N. Y. Later they came to Michigan, finally making a home in Royal Oak, in which home Mrs. ERB lived for the last 48 years. At the early age of fourteen she united with the German Lutheran church, of which she was a consistent, conscientious member until the day of her death. She is survived by three children, Mr. Jacob ERB, of Royal Oak; Mr. George ERB of Detroit, and Mrs. Julia FOURNIER, of Grayling, also five grand-children. All through the years of her sojourn in America she has by correspondence kept in touch with the friends of her childhood and youth in Germany, receiving her last letter about a year ago. She cheerfully bore the hardships and privations of Pioneer life, proving a true helpmate to the husband, who preceded her in death about eight years. Always happy in her love of husband, children and home, well beloved by all with whom she came in contact, she was one of whom it may be said: "Her children arise up, and call her blessed." (16 Mar 1905)


Mrs. Geo. ERB

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. Geo. ERB, of Royal Oak, sister-in-law of Mrs. FOURNIER, has been making her a visit for the past week. (16 Jan 1890)


David TROTTER

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:
-David TROTTER, manager of Salling, Hanson & Co.'s mill, at Grayling, was married last week at Chatham, Ont., to Miss Anna, second daughter of B. WEMP, a prominent citizen of that town. They arrived in this city yesterday and visited Mrs. James EVANS, on Van Buren street. Mrs. TROTTER and Mrs. EVANS were schoolmates. They departed for Grayling this afternoon, where they will make their home. - Bay City Times. (23 Jan 1890)

-D. TROTTER was called to Canada, last week, to attend the funeral of his mother. (16 Mar 1893)

-D. TROTTER was called to Chatham, Ontario, last week, to attend his fathers funeral. (14 Jan 1897)

-It is rumored that Mr. and Mrs. D. TROTTER will once more make their home in Grayling, and occupy the BENSON property. (22 Apr 1897)


Anna WEMP

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:
-David TROTTER, manager of Salling, Hanson & Co.'s mill, at Grayling, was married last week at Chatham, Ont., to Miss Anna, second daughter of B. WEMP, a prominent citizen of that town. They arrived in this city yesterday and visited Mrs. James EVANS, on Van Buren street. Mrs. TROTTER and Mrs. EVANS were schoolmates. They departed for Grayling this afternoon, where they will make their home. - Bay City Times. (23 Jan 1890)

-Mrs. David TROTTER returned from Chatham, Ontario, last week, from a visit to her parents. (21 Jun 1894)

-Mrs. D. TROTTER passed through Grayling, Monday evening, on her way to Chatham, Ontario, where she was called by a telegram which stated, that her sister was dying. (3 Sep 1896)


C. WEMP

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:
-David TROTTER, manager of Salling, Hanson & Co.'s mill, at Grayling, was married last week at Chatham, Ont., to Miss Anna, second daughter of B. WEMP, a prominent citizen of that town. They arrived in this city yesterday and visited Mrs. James EVANS, on Van Buren street. Mrs. TROTTER and Mrs. EVANS were schoolmates. They departed for Grayling this afternoon, where they will make their home. - Bay City Times. (23 Jan 1890)


M. J. WEMP

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 M. J. WEMP, of Chatham, Ontario, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. D. TROTTER, for the past six weeks, took her departure yesterday. She and her brother, Dr. WEMP, of Edmore, before returning home. 20 Aug 1891)


SARTWELL

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:
-Report comes that a young man named Chas. SARTWELL was killed by a log rolling on him at McNAUGHTON's camp, Montmorency county, last Saturday. His aunt, Miss Mattie SWINSON, of Grayling, was telegraphed for. - Otsego Co. Herald. (30 Jan 1890)

-Miss Mattie SWINSON, of Grayling, came in Tuesday to attend the funeral of her nephew, Chas. SARTWELL. She will stay a week visiting her relatives. - Atlanta Tribune. (30 Jan 1890)


SWINSON

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:
-Report comes that a young man named Chas. SARTWELL was killed by a log rolling on him at McNAUGHTON's camp, Montmorency county, last Saturday. His aunt, Miss Mattie SWINSON, of Grayling, was telegraphed for. - Otsego Co. Herald. (30 Jan 1890)

-Miss Mattie SWINSON, of Grayling, came in Tuesday to attend the funeral of her nephew, Chas. SARTWELL. She will stay a week visiting her relatives. - Atlanta Tribune. (30 Jan 1890)


Chas. SARTWELL

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:
-Report comes that a young man named Chas. SARTWELL was killed by a log rolling on him at McNAUGHTON's camp, Montmorency county, last Saturday. His aunt, Miss Mattie SWINSON, of Grayling, was telegraphed for. - Otsego Co. Herald. (30 Jan 1890)

-Miss Mattie SWINSON, of Grayling, came in Tuesday to attend the funeral of her nephew, Chas. SARTWELL. She will stay a week visiting her relatives. - Atlanta Tribune. (30 Jan 1890)


SWINSON

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:
-Report comes that a young man named Chas. SARTWELL was killed by a log rolling on him at McNAUGHTON's camp, Montmorency county, last Saturday. His aunt, Miss Mattie SWINSON, of Grayling, was telegraphed for. - Otsego Co. Herald. (30 Jan 1890)

-Miss Mattie SWINSON, of Grayling, came in Tuesday to attend the funeral of her nephew, Chas. SARTWELL. She will stay a week visiting her relatives. - Atlanta Tribune. (30 Jan 1890)


SWINSON

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:
-Report comes that a yhoung man named Chas. SARTWELL was killed by a log rolling on him at McNAUGHTON's camp, Montmorency county, last Saturday. His aunt, Miss Mattie SWINSON, of Grayling, was telegraphed for. - Otsego Co. Herald. (30 Jan 1890)

-Miss Mattie SWINSON, of Grayling, came in Tuesday to attend the funeral of her nephew, Chas. SARTWELL. She will stay a week visiting her relatives. - Atlanta Tribune. (30 Jan 1890)


Walker MITCHELL

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 West Bay City, Sunday, October 26, Miss Mattie SWINSON, to Walker MITCHELL, both of Grayling. The AVALANCHE salutes you. (30 Oct 1890)

-Mrs. MITCHELL went to Bay City, last Saturday, to reside for the winter, at least, with her son, Walker. Her health has been such for some time, that she has been unable to attend to her store, but it is hoped that perfect rest from all business cares will restore her, so she may return. Mrs. MITCHELL is one of the pioneers, having lived here about twelve years, and will be greatly missed by her many friends. (5 Feb 1891)


Mattie SWINSON

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:
-Report comes that a yhoung man named Chas. SARTWELL was killed by a log rolling on him at McNAUGHTON's camp, Montmorency county, last Saturday. His aunt, Miss Mattie SWINSON, of Grayling, was telegraphed for. - Otsego Co. Herald. (30 Jan 1890)

-Miss Mattie SWINSON, of Grayling, came in Tuesday to attend the funeral of her nephew, Chas. SARTWELL. She will stay a week visiting her relatives. - Atlanta Tribune. (30 Jan 1890)

-MARRIED.-At West Bay City, Sunday, October 26, Miss Mattie SWINSON, to Walker MITCHELL, both of Grayling. The AVALANCHE salutes you. (30 Oct 1890)


James H. WILLIAMS

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 M. E. Parsonage, Grayling, Mich., on Friday, Dec. 23d, 1892, by the Rev. Sibley G. TAYLOR, James H. WILLIAMS, of Ball, to Miss Phoebe HEAD of South Branch. (29 Dec 1892)

-Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jas. WILLIAMS, of Ball township, on Thursday of last week, an eleven pound heir, All well and happy. - Ros. News. (1 Mar 1894)

-The reason Jas. WILLIAMS, of South Branch, is so happy is on account of a little son that came to live with him last Tuesday. (16 Aug 1900)


Phoebe HEAD

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.
Mrs. Hubbard HEAD returned Friday from Grayling, after a week's visit with her daughter, Mrs. Wm. FAIRBOTHAM. (14 Nov 1889)

-Miss Phoebe HEAD, of South Branch, who has been for some time the guest of her sister. Mrs. FANBOTHAM (FAIRBOTHAM?), returned last week. (6 Feb 1890)

-MARRIED-At the M. E. Parsonage, Grayling, Mich., on Friday, Dec. 23d, 1892, by the Rev. Sibley G. TAYLOR, James H. WILLIAMS, of Ball, to Miss Phoebe HEAD of South Branch. (29 Dec 1892)

-Died-In this village, March 12, 1905, Daniel HEAD, aged 92 years, 10 months and 10 days.
Deceased was born in Vermont, on May 2, 1812, and moved to Steuben county, New York, about 1824. He was married to Miss Fanny RATHBONE in 1839, and they lived in Steuben county until 1881, when they came to South Branch, this county. In 1888 they moved to Hersey township, Osceola county, where his wife died in 1894. He has lived since with his two sons, until about a year since when he came to Graying, where he resided with his grand-daughter, Mrs. James WILLIAMS. He is survived by two sons, Hubbard HEAD of South Branch and Henry Head of Evart, Mich., five grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. (16 Mar 1905)

-Mrs. FAIRBOTHAM and Mrs. James WILLIAMES went to Kingston last Thursday, called by the sudden death of their sister-in-law, Mrs. L. J. MILLER a former resident of this county. (6 Jun 1907)


SWANSON

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 Mattie SWANSON returned to Grayling Friday last after a weeks visit with her sister Mrs. ERNST. - Atlanta Tribune. (13 Feb 1890)


Mattie SWANSON

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 Mattie SWANSON returned to Grayling Friday last after a weeks visit with her sister Mrs. ERNST. - Atlanta Tribune. (13 Feb 1890)


Mrs. ERNST SWANSON

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 Mattie SWANSON returned to Grayling Friday last after a weeks visit with her sister Mrs. ERNST. - Atlanta Tribune. (13 Feb 1890)


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. Mary HAYES, of Frederic township, who has been insane for some time, was taken to the Asylum at Traverse City, one day last week, by sheriff McCULLOUGH. (13 Feb 1890)


Mrs. Mary 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. Mary HAYES, of Frederic township, who has been insane for some time, was taken to the Asylum at Traverse City, one day last week, by sheriff McCULLOUGH. (13 Feb 1890)


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