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Rush County, Indiana
Genealogy and History

a small part of the INGENWEB and USGENWEB Projects


Centennial history of Rush
County, Indiana
Edited by A. L Gary and E. B. Thomas
Rushville, Ind.
In Two Volumes


CHASE G. CROSS, one of the successful young farmers of Jack- son township whose capable management of his own business inter- ests and his sound judgment have brought him prosperity, was born in that township on September 18, 1892, the son of John F. and Olive (Powell) Cross, who are mentioned specifically elsewhere in this work in the sketch of John F. Cross. The subject was educated in the schools of Rushville and immediately after quitting his studies he began working with his father, for whom he worked until his marriage. He then engaged in farming on his own account, renting two hundred and forty acres of land from his father and he has continued successfully to follow the vocation of farming, meeting with pronounced success. Besides the cultivation of the soil, Mr. Cross gives considerable attention to the raising of live stock, raising about 400 hogs and a carload of cattle each year. He isĒ up-to-date in his ideas and has demonstrated his efficiency and capability in no uncer- tain manner. On October 25, 1911, Mr. Cross was married to Jennie M. Osborn, who was born in Shelby county, Indiana, but who was reared and educated in Rushville township, this county, graduating from the Rushville high school in 1908. She is the daughter of Lucian B. and Harvina (Gruell) Osborn. To Mr. and Mi's. Cross have been born three children, Olive, Mary Ellen and Annabelle. The first named is now attending school at Henderson. Politically, Mr. Cross gives his support to the Democratic party. Genial and com- panionable in disposition and courteous in manner, Mr. Cross enjoys a marked degree of popularity among all with whom he associates.