Biography of the Honorable Crosby Eaton



Allegan County

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Also see [Railway Officials in America 1906]

The father of Mr. Eaton was born in the town of Seabrook. N. H., in July, 1789, and removed with his parents at an early date to the State of Maine, the land on which they located having been at that period wholly destitute of any mark of civilization. Here Crosby was born, Dec. 3, 1823. He exercised his industry upon the farm at an early age, and later taught the district schools of the neighborhood until his twenty-first year, when he migrated to Massachusetts and became overseer in a cotton-mill. He was subsequently employed by Dr. J. C. Ayers & Co. as superintendent of their patent-medicine manufactory. Mr. Eaton in 1858 accomplished what he had previously long desired,-a residence in Michigan. He purchased a farm in Casco, Mich., which has been devoted to grain and fruit-raising, in which pursuit he has been eminently successful. He is a Republican in politics, an active political worker, and has filled many important offices in both township and county. For twelve terms he has been supervisor, for six years superin. tendent of schools, and for two successive terms representative in the State Legislature. The latter election was especially complimentary to his character as a citizen.

Mr. Eaton has been twice married, in July, 1851, to Miss Ellen M. Woodman, of Auburn, Me., and in November, 1855, to Miss Sarah J. Wilson, of Calais, Me.

History of Allegan and Berry Counties, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of Their Men and Pioneers.
D. W. Ensign & Co., Philadelphia 1880
Press of J. B. Lippincoff & Co., Philadelphia.

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