Hale E. Crosby
1906 A Twentieth Century History of Berrien County Michigan  
By Judge Orville W. Coolidge

Hale E. Crosby was a native of New Hampshire and came to ."New Buffalo in 1844. He brought with him a stock of merchandise and went into partnership with Jacob Gerrish and Mr. Crosby's father-in-law, Moses Chamberlain. Mr. Chamberlain had located on a farm within the present limits of Three Oaks, in 1843. After his arrival, Mr. Crosby had the management of the store. Subsequently he engaged in farming and became a prominent man in the township. He was elected supervisor in 1853 and served five consecutive terms. In 1857, ne was a member of the legislature. In 1886, he removed to Three Oaks, where he died several years ago. His wife was a sister of Hon. Henry Chamberlain of Three Oaks, whom Mr. Crosby had married in New Hampshire prior to his coming to Michigan.

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