Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan
Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan




Arthur Emanuel Crosby was born June 9, 1884 in Providence/Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio. His parents were John V. and Eliza Ruhmm Crosby. Arthur married Myrtle Mabel Cooper on September 16, 1908 in Minnesota. Myrtle's parents were Francis “Henry” and Caroline Dumaux Cooper of Lakefield Township.


Arthur and Myrtle had the following children:


  1. Evelynn E. Crosby was born on February 20, 1912 in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. She married Charles Kressler.

  2. Edythe L. Crosby was born 12 October 1914 in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. She married Albert Becker whose parents, Albert and Martha Becker were also from Lakefield Township. Edythe died on May 4, 1988. She is buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan.

  3. John Victor Crosby was born in September 3, 1921 in Lakefield Township. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. John married Geraldine Becker. He died on December 29, 1970 in Saginaw, Michigan and is buried in Roselawn Memorial Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan.


On September 12, 1918 Arthur, Myrtle and their girls were living in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Arthur was working as a motorman for the Toledo Railways and Light Company.


By 1920, Arthur and Myrtle are living in Lakefield Township in Section 3 on the Southwest corner of Merrill and Swan Creek Roads. They owned and operated 20 acres. While living in Lakefield Township, Myrtle became the President of the Lakefield Ladies Society. She helped draft the constitution of the Society.


Arthur, Myrtle and family moved to Saginaw, Michigan in 1929, where Arthur owned his own store and organized the Radio Cab Company in 1945.


Arthur died on September 23, 1966 and Myrtle died on January 7, 1986. They are both buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan.




SOURCES: 1910,1920,1930 U.S. Census; 1920 Lakefield Plat Map; Arthur Crosby's Ohio birth record; Lakefield Ladies Society Records; City Directories; WWI and WWII draft registrations; Arthur, Myrtle, John Crosby's and Edythe Becker's obituaries.




Pioneers of Lakefield Township - Left to Right: Jacob Brown, Lawrence Dubay, Alva Hinterman, David Dubay, Mr. Harris, George Easlick, Calvin Harris;   Ray Rowell standing towards the top of photo and his daughters, Mildred, Dorothy, and Carrie Rowell,  sitting on the wood pile.    Carry Rowell later married Fred Honaman.     photo from John and Linda Honaman Johnson.



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