Grattan Township - Neighbor News
1876 - 1884

The following are mainly vital records with some events of local interest.
The information comes from the scrapbooks of Margaret Ann (Weeks) Lessiter which are on film at the Grand Rapids City Library under Grattan Township.

Margaret Ann Weeks was born 5 May 1840 in Sylvan Township Washtenaw County, Michigan to John Parish Weeks and Phebe Young Beakes.  When she was four years old, the family moved to Grattan Township, Kent County, Michigan.

On 27 Oct 1860, Margaret married the widower Henry Lessiter, and they had five children.  Henry died 4 Sep 1892 and Margaret died 25 Feb 1911 in Grattan.  They are both buried in Ashley Cemetery.

Margaret wrote the neighborhoods news for many newspapers including the Rockford Register as "Arbutus", the Cedar Springs Clipper as "Maud" and the Belding Telegram and Belding Home News as "Ethelind".

NAME-TITLE

EVENT

DATE

PAGE

Abbey, Jenny

Marriage

April, 1879

39

Ackert, Caroline (Mrs. O.)

Death

19 Jul 1881

80

Ackert, Oliver C.

Death

25 May 1884

130

Adams, Mrs.

Death of father

23 Apr 1882

94

Aldrich, Moses V.

Death

2 Dec 1879

51

Alger, Fred

Marriage

25 Dec 1881

88

Alger, L. K.

Wedding of daughter

25 Dec 1881

88

Alger, nina

Marriage

25 Dec 1881

67

Anderson, Christian

House burns

226 Feb 1884

130-1, 133

Andrews, Hettie

Marriage

16 Feb 1884

125

Anscomb, Mrs. Edward

Elopement

31 Nov 1878

35-6

Ashley, Abner

Burial

30 Mar 1883

112

Ashley, Belle

Marriage

14 Jan 1881

64

Ashley, Charles

Wedding of daughter

14 Jan 1881

64

Ashley, Charles

Death of father

23 Apr 1882

94

Ashley, Charles

Son's birth

Mar, 1878

16

Ashley, Fannie J.

Death

13 May 1884

127, 134

Ashley, George

Death of father

23 Apr 1882

94

Ashley, John

Death of father

23 Apr 1882

94

Ashley, Mr. & Mrs. Charles

Birth of daughter

5 Oct 1880

55, 59

Ashley, Mr. & Mrs. George

Death of daughter

13 May 1884

127, 134

Ashley, Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon

50th Anniversary

45-6

Ashley, Nellie

Marriage

8 Oct 1879

45

Ashley, Noah

Daughter's marriage

8 Oct 1879

45

Ashley, Shelden

Burial

23 Apr 1882

94, 98, 108

Ashley, Shelden

Robbery victim

28 Apr 1876

2

Atwood, Homer

Marriage

29 Dec 1880

63

Austin, L. C.

Death

12 Oct 1879

45

Bailey, Chester

Marriage

2 Dec 1879

51

Bailey, Martha

Marriage

Apr, 1879

39

Baldwin, Harry

Marriage

24 Jan 1880

51

Balloon Ascension

57

Barnard, Mrs. E. P.

Murder charge

1 Feb 1881

69

Barnes, Hugh

Disappearance

13 Dec 1880

63, 67

Barrett, Effie

Marriage

Mar, 1881

62

Barrett, Irving

Birth of daughter

Apr, 1878

19

Barrett, Mr. & Mrs. Irving

Birth of son

4 May 1881

63, 72

Barto, Mrs. Barlo

Death

10 Apr 1882

92

Beard, James

Marriage

25 Nov 1878

35

Becker, Phillip

Funeral

30 Jan 1881

64, 67

Belding Cornet Band

At Grattan

101

Belding, Frank

Death

7 Mar 1879

39

Benton, Alice

Marriage

4 Oct 1883

115, 119

Bergen, Chris.

Marriage

10 Jan 1882

90, 102-3

Bergen, Son

Death

1 Jun 1880

54

Bigler, William

Death

27 Feb 1882

92

Blood, Son

Death

14 Apr 1880

52

Borden, Rev. J. S.

At Ashley

19 Mar 1882

89

Bowman, Albert B.

Death of father

20 Oct 1883

127

Bowman, Frank

Marriage

6 Mar 1876

2

Bowman, Gabriel W.

Death

18 Oct 1883

122, 127

Bowman, Mrs. Frank

Birth of daughter

Sep, 1878

28

Braden, James

Funeral

10 Feb 1881

64, 66

Braden, John

Death of son

7 Feb 1881

64

Brennanstuhl, Mrs. George

Death

May, 1883

103

Brigham, Mrs.

Buried

Oct, 1881

84-5

Brighton, Mrs. J.

Death

Oct, 1881

83

Bronson, W.

Con artist

Mar, 1882

89, 94, 97, 99

Brooks, Mr. & Mrs. Hollis

Birth of daughter

23 Jun 1882

89, 101

Brophy, Mary

Death

12 May 1879

40

Brown, Abner

Marriage

29 Oct 1878

34

Brown, Addie

Marriage

24 Jan 1880

51

Brown, Dora

Marriage

29 Oct 1878

34

Brown, Eva

Death

14 Sep 1883

119

Brown, Mrs. R.

Buried

3 Feb 1882

89, 90

Brown, Reuben

Death of son

22 Jun 1879

41, 43

Brown, Walter

Death

22 Jun 1879

41, 43

Buell, Rev. William

Pastor - Ashley Baptist Church, 1876 - May, 1878

4

Burgess, Bishop

Dedication of St. Patrick's Catholic Church

25 Mar 1879

39

Bush, Mr. & Mrs. Isaac

Funeral

15 Nov 1880

69

Button, J. O.

Saw mill

31 Oct 1883

116, 118, 120

Button, O.

Saw mill

11 Feb 1884

87, 124

Byrne, Arthur

Marriage

24 Jul 1882

94, 97

Byrne, George

Marriage

12 Oct 1880

59, 60

Byrne, John

Windmill

11 Aug 1881

74

Byrne, Mike

Death of son

23 Apr 1881

70

Byrne, Mr. & Mrs. John

Birth of son

1 Apr 1884

86

Byrne, Mr. & Mrs. John

Birth of son

Jun, 1882

91, 98

Byrne, Mr. & Mrs. William

Birth of daughter

4 Dec 1883

125, 128

Byrne, Mr. & Mrs. William

Birth of daughter

Jan, 1882

94, 96

Byrne, Thomas

Death

26 Jan 1882

91, 96

Byrne, Thomas

Will

21 Feb 1882

89-90, 93, 103

Byrne, Tommy

Death

15 Feb 1882

63, 66

Byrne, William

Death

22 Nov 1882

99

Byrnes, John

Birth of son

Mar, 1878

15

Byrnes, Michael

Birth of son

Jun, 1879

42

Byrnes, Mr. & Mrs. John

Birth of son

28 Dec 1880

55, 57

Calkin, Mr.

Marriage

25 Dec 1878

36, 37

Calkins, Miss Lucy

Opens store

Apr, 1879

40

Calkins, Miss Lucy

Hat store

Nov 1878

31

Cameron, A.

Death

22 Jun 1882

89, 101

Carris, George

Death

24 Apr 1882

98

Carten, Mary

87 yrs. old

30 Jun 1884

131, 133

Casner, Maggie

Marriage

22 Feb 1881

65, 66

Chaffee, Dr.

Death

Jun, 1881

82

Church, Cynthia

Teacher

19 Apr 1880

53

Church, Manselle

Marriage

31 Dec 1881

85, 88

Clark, E. L.

Marriage

1 Jan 1882

94, 96

Close, Converse

Death of daughter

16 May 1881

69, 71-2

Close, Mary

Death

16 May 1881

69, 71-2

Cobb, J.

Baptism

10 Oct 1880

60

Coleman, James

Death

Jul, 1882

92, 102

Conrad, Florence

Marriage

223 Jul 1882

97, 101

Cook, Irving

Death

8 Oct 1879

45

Cook, Mr. & Mrs. Luther

50th Anniversary

59, 93

Cook, Mr. & Mrs. Luther B.

50th Anniversary

18 Dec 1882

91/3/5

Cook, Mr. & Mrs. R. R.

Birth of son

May, 1883

111

Cooley, George

Death

29 Nov 1883

132

Cooley, Jay

Marriage

22 Jan 1883

109, 112

Cooley, Mrs. Jay

Funeral

1 Jul 1880

57, 84

Corley, Mrs. James

Death

9 May 1879

41-2

Cornell, Charles

Marriage

Apr, 1879

39

Cornell, Frank

Marriage

23 Oct 1878

33

Cornell, May

Teacher

24 Jan 1884

129, 134

Cornell, May

Teacher

5 Dec 1883

125, 128

Cowan, "Gramma"

Death

8 May 1882

99

Cowan, Peter

Death

Jul, 1878

25

Cranmore, Theresa

Teacher

12 Jul 1881

75

Crites, Jenny

Marriage

25 Dec 1880

63-4

Crites, Will

Stabbing

2 Jul 1881

75-6, 79, 83

Curtis, Mrs. E. S.

Murdered

1 Feb 1881

69

Cusack, Martin

Marriage

29 Apr 1879

41

Cusack, Mrs. Martin

Birth of daughter

20 Jul 1880

59, 61

Cusser, Alice

Marriage

Nov, 1878

34

Cusser, Isaac

Marriage

Nov, 1880

62

Dally, Will

Marriage

21 May 1881

68

Daniels, Eva

Marriage

Sep 1878

30

Davis, C.

Death of daughter

Apr, 1878

16

Davis, L.

Marriage

16 Feb 1884

125

Davis, W.

Death of mother

May, 1883

103

Davison, Alonzo

Death

3 Jul 1879

42

Day, Dr. C. F.

Dentist

23 Jun 1884

124, 127

Denton, B.

Architect

Jun, 1879

41

Devine, James

Death

20 Dec 1882

93, 95, 97

Dimick, Alvin

Marriage

Dec, 1878

36

Dimick, Anna

Marriage

24 Sep 1878

29, 30

Diptheria

Diptheria in Grattan

55, 57-8, 61-3

Diptheria

Diptheria in Grattan

68, 70, 72

Divine, Mrs.

Death

10 Nov 1879

48

Divine, T.

Death of son

7 Sep 1881

75, 78

Donovan, Anna

Marriage

31 Jan 1884

124

Donovan, Ben

Stabbed

2 Jul 1881

74, 83

Donovan, Fred

Marriage

25 Dec 1880

63-4

Donovan, Mr. & Mrs. Fred

Birth of daughter

Oct, 1881

76

Donovan, Mrs.

Robbery

8 Jan 1881

64

Donovan, Priscilla

Death

14 Apr 1883

108, 113

Donovan, William

Marriage

27 Nov 1878

34, 35

Donovan, William J.

Death

14 May 1881

74, 75

Dorman, Fred

Marriage

13 Aug 1882

95

Doty, J. T.

Death

23 Dec 1882

93, 95

Doyle, Baby

Death

20 Sep 1880

57

Doyle, Edward

Death

12 Jul 1883

109, 116

Doyle, Maggie

Death

20 Jul 1880

59

Doyle, Mr.

Feud

30 May 1881

68, 73

Doyle, Mr. T.

Death of son

29 Nov 1881

83

Doyle, Sarah

Death

Jun, 1879

41

Doyle, Thomas

Death of daughter

Jun, 1879

41

Doyle, Thomas

Death of son

12 Jul 1883

109, 116

Dramatic Club

At Grattan

101

Driscoll, Jane

Death

26 Jul 1883

116, 121

Duga, Will

Marriage

31 Jan 1884

124

Eddy, Charles

Sells store

5 Dec 1881

83

Eddy, Charles

Saw mill

31 Oct 1883

95, 102

Eddy, Charles

Sells store

1 Feb 1881

69

Eddy, Charles

Buys store

Mar, 1878

15

Eddy, Mr. & Mrs. Charles

Birth of daughter

12 May 1881

72, 75

Eddy, Mr. & Mrs. Charles

Birth of daughter

Jul, 1878

25

Elections

In Grattan, 1878

16

Elsbey, George

Marriage

13 Mar 1884

129, 133

Emmons, Mr. & Mrs. H.

Death of daughter

3 Jul 1880

57

Emmons, Ray

Marriage

18 Dec 1878

36, 37

Farr, Mrs. William

Death

11 Jul 1883

109, 116

Farrell, Ellen

Marriage

12 Apr 1880

52

Fish, Lagee

Death of son

3 Jan 1882

94, 96

Fish, Mary

Marriage

15 Apr 1883

108, 113

Fisher, Lyman

Death

29 Mar 1881

62, 71

Flannagan, Mrs. M.

Death

21 Jun 1884

131, 133

Flannery, Father

St. Patrick's Catholic, Feb, 1881 - Nov, 1883

64

Flynn, Mrs. Edward

Death

2 Sep 1883

118-120

Force, Mr.

Teacher

17 Apr 1880

53

Ford, "Uncle" Abel

Death

16 Jul 1880

59, 81

Ford, A.

Sold store

15 Dec 1880

63

Ford, Mr. & Mrs. Warren

25th Anniversary

23 Feb 1883

118, 120

Francisco, Charles

Marriage

5 Aug 1883

115, 120

Francisco, Mr. & Mrs. Charles

20th Anniversary

31 Jan 1884

87

Fuller, B.

Manufacture

1 Jan 1881

66, 80

Fuller, Edith

Marriage

29 Dec 1878

37

Fuller, Mr. & Mrs. Frank

Death of son

5 Oct 1883

115, 119

Fuller, Mr. & Mrs. Frank

Birth of son

7 May 1882

91, 99

Fuller, Mr. & Mrs. Frank

Birth of son

15 Jul 1883

110, 113

Fuller, Mrs. Scott

Death

23 Feb 1881

62,65-6, 84

Galusha, Mrs.

Death

Aug, 1879

42

Garfield, President

Asassination

2 Jul 1881

74-5, 80

Gehan, Thomas

Death

17 Apr 1879

40

Gilfroy, Mrs.

Funeral

20 Aug 1881

73

Goss, Rev. Mr.

Death

30 Apr 1880

51

Gott, Mary E.

Marriage

27 Nov 1878

3r-6

Gould, Flora

Marriage

16 Feb 1880

48-9, 55

Gould, Frank

House burns

10 Apr 1880

52

Grange Hall

New Hall

Mar 1876

1

Grattan

Census Report 1880

1880

57

Grattan

Grattan Township vote

86

Grattan

Short sketches of pioneer life in Grattan

104-107

Grattan

Census Report 1884

1884

129, 131, 133

Grattan School

Grattan School house burns

13 Mar 1882

95, 102

Green, Gertie C.

Marriage

28 Nov 1883

123, 132

Green, Henry

Fire

16 Jul 1882

90, 97

Green, Henry

Veterinary

3 Dec 1883

132

Green, Mr. & Mrs. H. W.

Birth of son

1 Dec 1882

95, 101-2

Green, Mrs. E.

Lightning

14 Jun 1882

89, 96

Green, Mrs. Sarah

Marriage

8 Jan 1884

87, 125

Green, Rev. O. P.

Marriage

8 Jan 1884

87, 125

Greene, Ada

Marriage

6 Mar 1876

2

Griffin, J.

Death of son

27 uag 1881

76-8, 80

Griffin, Mrs.

Death of father

29 Jul 1879

44

Griffin, Royal

Death

27 Aug 1881

76-8, 81

Hall, Caroline

Death

4 Jul 1881

74, 78

Hall, Clark

Death

31 Jul 1883

120

Hall, Clark

Death

1 Aug 1880

54

Hall, Jay

Baptism

4 Oct 1879

46

Hall, L. B.

Teacher

23 Mar 1883

190-110

Hall, Lagee

Marriage

26 May 1880

53-4

Hall, Lewis

Teacher

31 May 1884

86, 130

Hall, Lewis

Teacher

1 Sep 1883

118

Hall, Lewis

Teacher

1 Sep 1882

99

Hall, Louis

Teacher

13 Mar 1882

95, 102

Hall, Mary

Marriage

29 Nov 1883

123, 132

Hall, Mrs. J. B.

Death

10 Apr 1880

52, 57

Hall, Mrs. Jay

Death

6 May 1884

134

Hall, O.

Marriage of daughter

29 Nov 1883

123, 132

Hall, O.

Death of son

31 Jul 1883

120

Harmon, Anthony

Death

Jan, 1879

37

Harmon, Emmet

Funeral

20 Aug 1881

73

Harris, G. W.

Opens store

20 Oct 1882

91-2

Hart, C.

Death of son

Apr, 1878

16

Heffron, Child

Death

8 Apr 1881

62

Heffron, Mr. & Mrs. William

Birth of daughter

24 Apr 1884

86

Heffron, William

Death of son

1 Apr 1881

70, 79

Helmer, Mrs.

Physician

14 Mar 1881

70, 77

Hemenway, M.

Saw mill

31 Oct 1883

116, 118, 120

Henry, Frank

Marriage

Apr, 1879

39

Henry, Mr. & Mrs. Frank

Birth of daughter

1 Mar 1880

49

Henry, Mrs.

Death of mother

8 May 1882

99

Henry, Willis

Death

13 Mar 1881

67-8, 70

Hine, M. B.

Funeral

4 Sep 1881

78, 81

Hoag, B.

Teacher

5 Sep 1881

78, 81-2, 84

Hoag, Mrs. Joan

Burial

Nov, 1878

35

Holmes, Lucy (Mrs. Holmes)

Death

21 Aug 1882

94, 99-100

Holmes, Nelson

Marriage

27 Mar 1884

131

Holmes, Nelson

Lightning

28 Jul 1883

116, 121

Hontoon, S. J.

Death

Nov, 1878

34

Howard, A. W.

Death of son

20 May 1881

69, 71-2

Howard, Eleanor

Marriage

10 Nov 1881

82, 84

Howard, Mr. & Mrs. A.

Birth of son

abt. Sep, 1880

57

Howard, Mr. & Mrs. R.

Death of daughter

23 Jun 1884

131, 133

Howard, Mrs.

Death of father

1 Sep 1878

27

Howard, Mrs. William

84 yrs. old

1 Mar 1884

130, 133

Howard, Mrs. Willie

Birth of son

Sep, 1879

43

Howard, R.

Marriage of daughter

10 Nov 1881

82

Howard, William

80 years old

18 Dec 1880

70

Howard, William "Uncle Bill"

Death

18 Sep 1882

92, 101

Howe, Mrs. C. S.

Teaches music

May, 1879

40

Hubbell, Mr. & Mrs. E.

Death of daughter

4 Oct 1882

100

Hubbell, Sarah

Death

14 May 1881

69, 71-2

Hughes, Mr. & Mrs. T.

Birth of daughter

5 Jul 1881

74, 79

Huntley, Adelbert

Birth of daughter

Jan, 1878

11

Huntley, Adelburt

Death of daughter

30 Apr 1881

63, 72

Huntley, Mr. & Mrs. A.

Birth of daughter

16 Oct 1880

59

Huntley, Mr. & Mrs. Dell

Birth of son

Sep, 1882

94-5

Hurley, J.

House burns

Sep, 1880

57

Jackson, Laura

Marriage

25 Dec 1878

36-7

Jackson, Mary A.

Death

31 Dec 1878

37

Jenks, Ambrose

Marriage

22 Feb 1881

62, 65-6

Jenks, Cornelia

Marriage

14 Nov 1880

62

Jenks, Della

Marriage

2 Dec 1879

51

Jenks, Dora

Death

Jul, 1882

92, 102

Johnson, George

House burns

21 Mar 1881

73

Johnson, L. B.

Embalmer

3 Sep 1882

99-100

Joiner, Alvin

Death

8 Sep 1882

94-5, 99

Jones, Maggie

Death

2 Nov 1880

58

Jones, Mr. & Mrs. W.

Death of daughter

10 Nov 1880

69

Jones, Mrs. E. H.

Funeral

21 Aug 1881

72-3, 75

Jones, Owen

Death

10 Nov 1879

48

Jones, William

Theft

7 Jun 1882

90, 100

Jones, William

Treasurer

5 Jan 1884

124

Kammerce, Margaret

Death

18 Oct 1882

91-2

Kammers, Henry

Robbery

13 Dec 1883

125

Kearn, James

Death

18 Dec 1882

90, 93, 101

Keatin, Katie

Teacher

30 Jul 1883

120

Keatin, Katie

Teacher

30 Jul 1880

54

Keatin, Thomas

House burns

24 Apr 1884

86

Keating, Mr. & Mrs. P.

Birth of son

26 May 1880

53-4

Keating, Mr. & Mrs. Patrick

Birth of son

17 Jun 1883

120

Keena, Hannah

Burial

15 Sep 1881

78

Keena, John

Death of Daughter

15 Sep 1881

78

Kehoe, J.

Death

Jan, 1879

37

Kennedy, M.

Marriage

17 Jan 1884

130

Kennedy, Mrs. S. D.

Birth of son

Aug, 1879

42

Kennedy, Mrs. Simon

Death

23 Feb 1880

49

Kennedy, Prof. S. F.

Teacher

3 Sep 1883

118, 120

Kilgore, Mr. & Mrs. O.

Birth of son

22 Dec 1879

50, 55

Kilgore, Rev. O. S.

Pastor - Ashley Baptist Church, May 1878 - May, 1880

20

Kromer, Father

St. Patrick's Catholic, December, 1883 -

118

Ladner, Henry

Death

Sep, 1878

30

Ladner, James

Death of daughter

15 Nov 1883

125, 127

Lally, George

Death

1 May 1880

54

Lally, P. H.

Marriage

17 Jan 1884

130

Lamberton, Abbie

Marriage

27 Mar 1884

131

Lapham, Mr.

Death

19 Dec 1882

93, 95, 97

Laverty, A.

Death of daughter

14 May 1881

67, 72, 74-5

Laverty, Abbie

Death

6 Nov 1880

58

Lee, Joseph

Marriage

30 Mar 1879

39

Lessiter, Ida

Marriage

13 Feb 1883

113

Lessiter, M. A.

Grattan Hall dedicated

6 Mar 1876

1

Lessiter, mr. & mrs. Henry

20th Anniversary

27 Oct 1880

61, 88

Lessiter, William

Robbery victim

14 Apr 1876

3

Lessiter, William

Favorite doctor

Mar, 1878

16

Lessiter, William

Robbery victim

21 Sep 1879

44

Lester, Eleanor

Death

23 Jun 1884

131, 133

Lester, Emory

Marriage

10 Nov 1881

82, 84

Lester, Mrs. Emory F.

Death

23 Jun 1884

133

Luick, Miss

Teacher

8 Mar 1881

78

Lynch, Father

St. Patrick's Catholic, Early priest

18

Madison, Belle

Marriage

13 Oct 1882

101-2

Madison, John

Death

27 Sep 1881

78

Madison, L. K.

Death of son

27 Sep 1881

78

Madison, L. K.

Marriage of daughter

21 Feb 1884

126-7

Madison, L. K.

Death of daughter

6 Nov 1880

58

Madison, L. K.

Hotel Fire

15 Nov 1880

69

Madison, L. K.

Hotel Fire

5 Apr 1881

70, 79

Madison, Mr. & Mrs. Cass

Birth of daughter

21 Mar 1883

109-110

Madison, Mrs. Luther K.

Death

22 Jul 1882

97

Madison, Nellie

Marriage

21 Feb 1884

126

Magee, Barney

Marriage of daughter

10 Jan 1882

90, 102-3

Magee, J.

Robbery

11 Aug 1883

115, 117, 121

Magee, Katie

Marriage

16 Jan 1883

95, 102

Magee, Mrs. James

Marriage of daughter

16 Jan 1883

95, 102

Magee, Rosanna

Marriage

10 Jan 1882

90, 102-3

Malone, Katie

Death

20 Jul 1880

59

Malone, Mike

House burns

14 Oct 1880

59

Malone, Theresa

Buried

27 Dec 1881

85, 88

Malone, Thomas

Death

29 Mar 1883

112

Mason, E. J.

Manufacture

14 Feb 1884

87, 124

Mason, Elliot

Birth of son

Aug, 1878

26

Mason, Ina

Marriage

5 Dec 1883

87, 125, 128

Mason, Jay

Marriage

4 Oct 1883

115, 119

Mason, Jay

Fruit factory

24 Oct 1882

92, 97

Mason, Jennie

Obituary

9 Feb 1881

84

Mason, Mr. & Mrs. Elliot

20th Anniversary

31 Oct 1883

120-2

Mason, Mr. & Mrs. Jay

Birth of twins

12 Dec 1880

63,65-6, 70

Mason, Mr. & Mrs. Jay

Death of twin

29 Dec 1880

63, 67

Mason, Mr. & Mrs. Jay

Death of twin

21 Dec 1880

64, 66

Mason, Mr. & Mrs. W. R.

25th Anniversary

May, 1878

19-20

Mason, Mrs. Jay

Death

9 Feb 1881

67, 69

Mason, Mrs. W. R.

Edits paper

1 Jan 1882

85, 88

Mason, Salisbury

Death

29 Oct 1881

82-4

Mason, W. R.

Cemetery lot

11 Aug 1882

97

Matice, Martin K.

Marriage

1 Sep 1878

23, 28

Matice, Mrs. S.

Birth of son

20 Jul 1880

59, 61

Matice, Simon

Marriage

18 Oct 1878

33

McArther, Giles

Nephew dies

22 Jun 1882

89, 101

McArthur, Lewis

Editor

30 Mar 1882

94

McArthur, Mrs. Rosanna

Death

19 Nov 1882

98

McArthur, Orange

Birth of son

Jan, 1878

13

McCabe, A.

Funeral

26 Aug 1881

76, 78, 81

McCarthy, Dennis

House burned

Mar, 1879

39

McCarthy, Dennis

Robbery

Jul, 1878

25

McCauley, Mr. & Mrs. Peter

Birth of daughter

20 Jul 1883

110, 113

McCauley, Mr. & Mrs. Peter

Birth of daughter

11 Jun 1882

90

McCauley, Peter

Robbery

8 Aug 1883

115, 117, 121

McCauley, Peter

Marriage

26 Dec 1880

64, 66

McClure, Mina (Olds)

Death

25 Apr 1879

40

McClure, Mrs. Edward

Death

25 Apr 1879

40

McGee, James

Death

17 Jun 1878

23

McGee, Jennie

Marriage

21 May 1881

68

McGee, Katie

Marriage

16 Jan 1883

95, 102

McGee, Mrs. James

Marriage of daughter

16 Jan 1883

95, 102

McGee, Terry

Death of child

22 Apr 1881

70

McGee, William

Death

Nov, 1878

34

McGinnis, James

Marriage

16 Jan 1883

95, 102/9/12

McGinnis, Mr. & Mrs. James

Birth of daughter

26 Jan 1884

134

McHenion, Flora

Infant death

8 Sep 1879

44

McManus, Father

Robbery

Oct, 1878

32

McNary, Infant

Deatah

Oct, 1878

31

Miller, H.

Robbery

7 Aug 1883

115, 117, 121

Miller, Ollie

Editor

30 Mar 1882

94

Miller, Ollie

Teacher

23 Mar 1883

109-110

Miller, Rev. C. C.

Pastor - Ashley Baptist Church prior to 1867

4

Miller, Rev. C. C.

Baptisma

28 Mar 1878

16

Miller, W.

Lightning

21 Jun 1884

131, 133

Moon, Mr.

Windmill

7 May 1883

113

Moore, David

Robbery

13 Dec 1883

125

Moore, Mr. and Mrs.

Birth of daughter

7 Jan 1883

93, 95

Morse, Axa

Marriage

13 Aug 1882

95

Morse, mrs. Laura

Death

1 Nov 1881

82

Murphy, Lissie

Marriage

24 Jul 1882

97

Murphy, Mr.

Robbery

1 Sep 1879

43

Murphy, Mrs. John

Death

11 Dec 1881

82, 84

Naramor, John

Death of son

28 Mar 1881

73

Naramor, Mrs. John

Death

27 Jun 1884

131, 133

Nash, Edward

Marriage

17 Jan 1882

93, 109

Nash, Mr. & Mrs. E. P.

Birth of son

5 Jun 1884

129

Nesbitt, Mrs.

Death

14 Jul 1880

59, 81

Newton, Isaac

Saw mill

26 Nov 1883

130

Newton, Mr. & Mrs. Isaac

20th Anniversary

30 Sep 1880

55, 75, 79

Nobles, Mrs. Phebe

Marriage

7 Feb 1881

65

Nooning, Thomas

Death and Burial

15 Oct 1882

101, 102

Norton, Ada

Editor

30 Mar 1882

94

Norton, Linn

Marriage

13 Oct 1882

101, 102

Nugent, Belle

Teacher

7 Mar 1884

128, 131

Nugent, Belle

Teacher

12 Nov 1883

116, 118, 120

Nugent, Belle

Teacher

5 Dec 1883

125, 128

Nugent, Ettie

Teacher

5 May 1884

86, 130

Nugent, O.

Feud

30 May 1881

68, 73

O'Brien, Stephen

Marriage

13 Aug 1880

60

O'Donald, Eliza

Death

6 Jun 1880

55

O'Donnell, John

Death and Burial

Jun 1878

21

Ogilvie, A.

Robbery

11 Aug 1883

115, 117, 121

Ogilvie, Mr. & Mrs. A.

Death of daughter

17 Nov 1882

98

Oglebee (Ogilvie?), Mr. & Mrs. A.

Birth of son

May, 1878

20

Oglevie, A.

Saloon fight

25 Aug 1883

119, 122

Oglevie, Mrs. Jennie

Birth fo daughter

31 Nov 1881

82

Old Settler's

Grattan Pioneer Reunions (Officers)

7 Jun 1882

92, 96

Old Settler's

Grattan Pioneer Reunions

6 Jun 1884

86-7, 127, 129-130

Old Settler's

Grattan Pioneer Reunions (Officers)

6 Jun 1883

108, 112

Old Settler's

Grattan Pioneer Reunions

6 Jun 1878

22

Old Settler's

Grattan Pioneer Reunions

6 Jun 1879

41

Old Settler's

Grattan Pioneer Reunions

2 Jun 1880

53, 55

Old Settler's

Grattan Pioneer Reunions

7 Jun 1882

90, 98, 100

Old Settler's

Grattan Pioneer Reunions

6 Jun 1883

110-111, 113

Old Settler's

Grattan Pioneer Reunions

8 Jun 1881

63, 68, 71

Olds, Clara

Death

15 Feb 1881

63, 66

Olds, Mortimer

Sister's death

25 Apr 1879

40

Olds, Mrs. Asa

Death

15 Apr 1880

52-3

Owen, W. H.

Marriage

22 Sep 1881

75-6, 80

Owens, Mr. & Mrs. Will

Birth of son

May, 1883

111

Petree, Isaac

Death

29 Jul 1879

44

Pifke, Henry

Drowning

30 Jun 1876

4

Pixley, L.

Robbery

1 Sep 1878

43

Pixley, L.

Robbery

24 Aug 1879

44

Pixley, Lottie

Marriage

22 Sep 1881

75-6, 80

Pixley, Ursula

Death

16 May 1879

40, 42

Pond, Mrs. Cyrus

Death

25 Nov 1878

35

Pond, Mrs. H. D.

Stroke

28 Nov 1883

87, 125, 128

Pond, Rose

Marriage

1 Sep 1878

23

Pond, Wheeler

Robbery victim

30 Oct 1877

7

Pratt, Seymour

Marriage

19 Dec 1883

124, 129

Purdy, Adelbert

Marriage

1 Jan 1880

48, 50

Purdy, Maria

Marriage

17 Jan 1882

93, 109

Purdy, Mr.

Death

9 Jul 1877

3

Purdy, Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence

25th Anniversary

27 Mar 1882

91, 94, 97

Purdy, Mr. & Mrs. Seymour

25th Anniversary

14 Aug 1878

27

Ramsdell, S.

Birth of daughter

8 Feb 1881

63-4, 66, 71

Ramsdell, S.

Birth of daughter

Aug, 1879

43

Ramsdell, S.

Death of daughter

14 may 1881

67, 72, 74-5

Ramsdell, Seymour

Death

17 Jan 1884

130

Randall, Arthur

Marriage

29 Nov 1883

123, 132

Randall, John

Windmill

7 May 1883

111, 113

Randall, Johnny

Birth of daughter

Jul 1878

23

Randall, Mr.

Death of child

30 Apr 1881

63, 72

Randall, Mr. & Mrs. J.

Birth of son

1 May 1880

54

Randall, Mrs. K.

Death

27 Apr 1881

68, 73

Reed, J.

Robbery

9 Aug 1883

115, 117, 121

Reed, Johnny

Marriage

Apr, 1879

39

Reed, Lilian

Death

7 Apr 1882

92, 96

Reed, Mira

Marriage

16 Apr 1882

98, 108

Reed, Mr. & Mrs. J.

Birth of daughter

5 Apr 1881

70, 79

Reed, Mr. & Mrs. Johnny

Death of daughter

7 Apr 1882

92, 96

Reed, Mrs. Emmine

Death of father

23 Dec 1882

93, 95

Reynolds, Jean

Marriage

5 Jul 1881

74, 79

Reynolds, Mrs.

86 yrs. old

30 Jun 1884

131, 133

Rich, Myrtie

Teacher

31 Jul 1883

120

Rich, Myrtie

Teacher

23 Apr 1883

109

Richardson, Olive

Marriage

1 Feb 1881

67, 69

Robinson, Rev. T. I.

Pastor - Ashley Baptist Church, May 1880 - June, 1884

54

Robinson, Rev. T. I.

Baptism

10 Oct 1880

60

Rodgers, Charles

Marriage

8 Oct 1879

45

Ross, John

Death

Jul, 1879

44

Ross, Mrs. Norman

Death

4 Mar 1881

67, 70, 77

Rounds, Nathan

Robbery

9 Aug 1883

121

Rowe, Patrick

88 yrs. old

30 Jun 1884

131, 133

Rowland, Andrew

Death and Burial

16 Sep 1883

119

Rowland, Mr. & Mrs. Andrew

Birth of son

Jul, ?1883?

116, 121

Royce, Martha

Death

114

Russell, Willie

Marriage

23 Jul 1882

97, 101

Ryan, Mary

Marriage

17 Jan 1884

130

Sabbath School

100 year anniversary

53

Saul, Mr. T.

Marriage

Mar, 1881

62

Savage, Father

St. Patrick's Catholic, Dec, 1878 - Feb, 1881

36

Scalley, John

Death

31 Jan 1882

89, 90

Scalley, Timothy

Death

21 Sep 1879

44

Scalley, Widow

Marriage

12 Aug 1880

60

Scally, Theresa

Marriage

12 Oct 1880

59, 60

Scally, Timothy

Death

20 Feb 1878

15, 17

Scott, Jason

Marriage

1 Feb 1881

67, 69

Scott, John

Death

3 Aug 1879

42, 43

Scranaton, S. B.

Victim

Mar, 1882

89, 94, 101

Scranton, L. S.

Death

5 Oct 1883

115, 119

Seeley Creek

New bridge over Seeley Creek, August, 1879

43

Sellers, L. M.

Editor

2 Oct 1882

114

Sessions, Professor

Concert

Jun, 1878

21

Shaunnessy, Michael D.

Marriage

12 Apr 1880

52

Sheldon, Miss Neal

Baptism

4 Oct 1879

46

Sheldon, Mrs. K.

Death

1 Sep 1882

99-100

Shequin, Mr.

Burial

16 Oct 1882

101-2

Shoemaker, Mr. & Mrs. J. P.

38th Anniversary

19 Nov 1883

131

Skellan, J.

Death of father

29 Mar 1881

62, 71

Skellen, Mr.

83 yrs. old

28 Dec 1880

66

Skellen, Mrs.

Death

Aug, 1879

42-3

Slayton, Austin

Marriage

31 Dec 1881

85, 88

Slayton, C. M.

Marriage of daughter

11 Dec 1880

70

Slayton, C. M.

Birth of son

8 May 1876

2

Slayton, Clara

Marriage

11 Dec 1880

70

Slayton, Jessie

Marriage

1 Jan 1882

94, 96

Slayton, Mr. & Mrs. Austin

Birth of daughter

6 Nov 1882

98

Slayton, Mr. & Mrs. C.

25th Anniversary

27 Mar 1884

131

Slayton, Mr. & Mrs. C. M.

25th Anniversary

6 Dec 1882

95, 101-2

Slayton, Mrs. William

Death of sister

17 Jun 1883

107

Smith, Anna (Green)

Death

11 Feb 1880

49

Smith, Arthur B.

Marriage

14 Jan 1881

64

Smith, Charles

Marriage

1 Nov 1880

58

Smith, Eli

Death of daughter

May, 1879

40

Smith, Eli

Death

12 Nov 1881

82

Smith, Emma Jane

Death

May, 1879

40

Smith, Emma Jane

Burial

27 Dec 1879

48

Smith, Harriet

Marriage

29 Apr 1879

41

Smith, Hiram

Marriage

16 Feb 1880

48-9, 55

Smith, Luman

Marriage

29 Dec 1878

37

Smith, Mary

Marriage

19 Dec 1883

124, 129

Smith, Mary

Marriage

26 May 1880

53-4

Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Adelbert

Birth of son

6 Apr 1882

92, 96

Smith, Mr. & Mrs. C.

Birth of daughter

5 Dec 1881

83

Smith, Mr. & Mrs. G.

Birth of daughter

Jan, 1882

94, 96

Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Hiram

Birth of son

11 Aug 1882

95, 97

Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Hiram

Death of son

Aug, 1883

115, 120

Smith, Mr. & Mrs. John

Birth of son

Jun, 1882

91, 98

Smith, Mr. & Mrs. John

25th Anniversary

Mar, 1880

60

Smith, Mr. & Mrs. John E.

Death of father

9 Jun 1881

69, 71, 73, 83

Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Will

Birth of son

8 Aug 1882

95, 97

Smith, Mrs.

Birth of daughter

Aug, 1879

42

Smith, Mrs. Alonzo

Death

28 Aug 1882

99-101

Smith, Mrs. Betsey E.

Death

7 Jan 1878

11-13

Smith, Mrs. George W.

Death

3 Jun 1883

110

Smith, Mrs. Martin

Death

16 Jan 1878

12

Smith, Nathan

Factory

9 Jan 1884

129, 134

Smith, Pheobe A.

Death

3 Jun 2883

110

Smith, Rebecca

Marriage

7 May 1879

41

Snyder, Isaac

House burns

11 Mar 1884

130

Spencer, Dr. G. M.

In practice

19 Dec 1883

124, 125

Spencer, Dr. M. H.

In practice

Jan, 1878

9, 11

Spencer, Edgar

Marriage

15 May 1879

40

Spencer, Mr.

Death

20 Mar 1884

87, 127

Spicer, Mr. & Mrs. W.

Birth of daughter

2 Sep 1882

94-5

Spicer, Mrs. William

Birth of daughter

25 Apr 1881

62, 68, 73

Spoor, Mr.

Robbery

28 Aug 1883

122

Stanton, Clarence

Marriage

11 Dec 1880

70

Stanton, Cora

Marriage

21 Sep 1878

30

Stanton, Ida May

Marriage

18 Oct 1878

33

Stanton, Leroy

Builds mill

Jun, 1879

40, 43

Stanton, Letia

Marriage

Apr, 1879

39

Stanton, Mr. & Mrs. Clarence

Birth of daughter

Aug, 1883

118

Stanton, Mrs. C.

Birth of daughter

24 Nov 1881

88

Stanton, Mrs. Charles

Death

25 Nov 1883

123, 132

Steel Corners School

Damaged

51

Steel, Agnes

Teacher

3 Sep 1883

119, 121

Steele, Deacon S. H.

Death

17 May 1880

53

Steele, Mrs. Samuel

Death

Jun, 1787

23

Sterling, D. L.

Water Works

2 Dec 1879

51

Stevens, George H.

Marriage

28 Nov 1883

123, 132

Stevens, O. B.

Death

Sep, 1879

43

Stocking, Alice

Teacher

11 Nov 1881

82

Stocking, Alice

Teacher

3 Sep 1883

119, 121

Stocking, Alice

Marriage

5 Dec 1883

87, 125, 128

Stocking, Ed

Marriage

5 Dec 1883

87, 125, 128

Stocking, Jedora

Death

11 Mar 1881

67, 70

Stocking, Mr. & Mrs. P.

25th Anniversary

30 Sep 1882

90, 101, 114

Stocking, Mr. & Mrs. P.

Death of daughter

1 Jan 1881

66, 80

Stocking, Mrs.

Death

12 Jan 1878

12-3

Stocking, N.

Death of daughter

11 Mar 1881

70

Stoner, Mrs. Margaret

Burial

13 Jul 1878

25

Storey, Mrs.

Burial

11 Apr 1880

52

Story, Elmer G.

Marriage

21 Feb 1884

126-7

Story, Jenny

Death

11 Sep 1879

44

Story, Mrs. Benjamin

Death

11 Sep 1879

44

Story, Tunis

Marriage

14 Nov 1880

62

Stoughton, Marshall

Marriage

15 Apr 1883

108, 113

Strope, Mr.

Shooting

Sep, 1878

26

Switcher, Miss Willie

Marriage

2 Oct 1879

46

Talbert, Mr. & Mrs. R.

Birth of son

Jun, 1882

98

Tate, Mrs. George

Death and Burial

25 Aug 1883

118, 120, 122

Teall, Rev. E. H.

Pastor - Ashley Baptist Church, June, 1884 -

129

Thompson, Addie (Tuttle)

Death

2 Jan 1882

94, 96

Thompson, William

Robbery

9 Aug 1883

121

Thurber, Mr.

Teacher

Sep, 1879

43

Thurber, Mr.

Teacher - Grattan School

15 Mar 1880

51

Thurber, Mr.

Teacher

ca Sep 1880

57

Thurber, Mrs. Frank

Death

19 Feb 1881

62, 65-6

Tower, Isaac

Death

30 Oct 1880

33, 56, 61

Tower, Mrs. Solomon

Death

1 May 1880

54

Tower, Stephen H.

Death

7 Nov 1883

122, 126-7

Trask, J. R.

Birth of son

Jun, 1878

21

Trumbull, Cassie

Marriage

13 Mar 1884

129, 133

Tuttle, Alice

Marriage

1 Dec 1878

36-7

Tuttle, Carrie

Marriage

1 Jan 1880

48, 50

Tuttle, Mrs. Ettie L.

Marriage

26 Dec 1880

64, 67

Twadle, Abbie

Marriage

15 May 1879

40

Unger, Christian

Death

1 Sep 1878

27

Unger, William

Builder

1 Mar 1884

130, 134

Vandyke, Cora

Marriage

5 Jul 1881

74, 79

Wade, Ellen D.

Marriage

25 Nov 1878

35

Wakeman, Alfred

Death

4 Aug 1878

26

Ward, Mrs. S.

Death of father

1 Sep 1878

27

Ward, S.

House fire

22 Apr 1883

109

Ward, William D.

Death

9 Nov 1879

48

Watkins, Arthur

Marriage

21 Sep 1878

30

Watkins, Arthur

Teacher

5 Dec 1883

87, 125, 128

Watkins, H.

Water system

Jun, 1879

42

Watkins, I. C.

Warden

24 Oct 1882

92, 97

Watkins, Milton

Birth of daughter

4 Apr 1881

62, 71

Watkins, Mr. & Mrs. Milton

50th Anniversary

56

Watkins, Mr. & Mrs. Oliver

25th Anniversary

8 Feb 1880

54

Watkins, Nettie

Marriage

Dec, 1878

36

Watson, Elizabeth

Marriage

30 Mar 1879

39

Watson, John

Death

27 Jul 1883

121

Weather

Tornado

May, 1879

42

Weed, S.

Marriage

7 Feb 1881

65

Weeks, A. A.

New school

22 Jun 1882

89, 96

Weeks, A. A.

Birth of son

9 Feb 1881

63-4, 71

Weeks, A. A.

Township supervisor

29 Apr 1880

64

Weeks, A. A.

Editor

30 Mar 1882

94

Weeks, A. A.

Sheriff

14 Mar 1883

109, 110, 112

Weeks, A. R.

Birth of daughter

Aug, 1878

26

Weeks, Alphonso

Teacher

15 Dec 1880

63

Weeks, J. P.

Shop fire

14 Jun 1881

73, 83

Weeks, J. P.

Rake manufacturer

29 May 1881

69

Weeks, John P.

Death

7 Oct 1882

99-100

Weeks, Mr. & Mrs. A. A.

Birth of daughter

Jan, 1879

38

Weeks, Mr. & Mrs. Irving

Birth of daughter

3 Jul 1880

57

Weeks, Mr. & Mrs. J. I.

Birth of daughter

5 Jun 1882

90, 100

Weeks, Mr. & Mrs. R. A.

Birth of daughter

6 Mar 1884

128, 131

Weeks, Mr. & Mrs. R. A.

Birth of son

20 Aug 1882

91

Weeks, Mrs.

Funeral

11 Jan 1884

87, 126

Weeks, Mrs. J. I.

Sewing

23 Mar 1880

49

Weeks, R. A.

Birth of son

4 Apr 1881

71

Weeks, R. A.

Saw Mill

31 Oct 1883

116, 118, 120

Weeks, Sheriff A. A.

Takes prisoner

13 Dec 1883

125

Welch, Mr.

Burial of daughter

7 Oct 1881

79

Welch, Richard

Death

6 Sep 1881

75, 78-80

Wessels, John

Death

18 Jul 1882

97

West, Rose

Death

4 Oct 1882

99-100

White, Ella

Marriage

17 Jan 1884

130

White, John

Opens store

Apr, 1881

62, 73

White, Morris

77 yrs. old

26 Nov 1883

130

White, Mr. & Mrs. Walter

50th Anniversary

50

White, Mr. & Mrs. Walter

50th Anniversary

31 Dec 1879

50-1

White, Mrs. John

Death of daughter

21 Apr 1884

86

Whitfield, James

Marriage

2 Oct 1879

46

Whitfield, mrs. W.

Funeral

22 Jan 1883

95

Whitten, John

Death

27 Nov 1877

8

Whitton, J.

Saw mill

31 Oct 1883

116, 118, 120

Whitton, Manly

Marriage

16 Apr 1882

98, 108

Whitton, Mrs. J.

Death

8 aug 1880

60

Williams, Mary

Marriage

1 Nov 1880

58

Wood, Asa

Marriage

5 Dec 1883

87, 125, 128

Wood, Emmons

Death

20 Feb 1882

93

Wood, Horace

Marriage

7 May 1879

41

Wood, Mr. & Mrs. G. D.

25th Anniversary

16 Mar 1882

89, 90, 92

Worden, Mrs. A.

Death

29 Jan 1880

51

Wright, Preston

Marriage

24 Sep 1878

29-30

Youngs, M. E.

Marriage

5 Aug 1883

115, 120

Youngs, William

Funeral

10 Sep 1882

92

Zudserse, Prof. B. J.

Teaches music

8 Apr 1881

62, 71, 97

Transcriber: ES
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