Also see [Railway Officials in America 1906]
James M. Truitt, son of the prominent pioneer, Peter Truitt, and Deborah (MoKnitt), was born in Milton Township
April 17, 1837, which township, has practically been. his home ever since. He received a common school education,
and was early taught habits ef industry. With the exception of three years spent in Edwardsburg, in the agricultural
implement business, he has devoted his attention to agricultural pursuits, and having been reared to this avocation,
is eminently successful, and is now numbered among the progressive and successful farmers of the township. Politically,
he affiliates with the Democratic party, in which he has full faith. April 22, 1860, he was united in marriage
to Margaret, daughter of John R. and Lettie Hicks, who was born in Niles, Mich., December 15, 1839. Her father,
who came to Cass County in 1835, lost his life while assisting in the erection of a log house in Ohio. Her mother's
death occurred soon thereafter.
History of Cass Couny, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of some of it's Prominent Men and Pioneers.
Waterman, Watkins & Co., Chicago 1882.