CHASE G. CROSS, one of the successful young farmers of Jackson township whose capable management of his own
business interests 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 is up to date in his ideas and has demonstrated his efficiency and capability in no uncertain 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 Mrs. 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 companionable in disposition and courteous in manner, Mr. Cross
enjoys a marked degree of popularity among all with whom he associates.
Centennian History of Rush County, Indiana
Edited by: A. L. Gary and E. B. Thomas
Historical Publishing Company
Rush County, IN
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