Leroy Cartwright, farmer on, sec 10, Hinton, Tp., was born in Union Co., Ind., March 19, 1846. His parents, Calvin and Tabitha (Wright) Cartwright, were natives respectively of Indiana and Virginia, and were residents of Union County. They went to Berrien Co., Mich., in 1858 and came to Mecosta County in the spring of 1865. Mr. Cartwright was 19 years old when he accompanied his parents to Hinton, Tp., where he bought 80 acres of wild land, on which he fixed his residences in the spring of 1872, and entered vigorously into the details of clearing and improving. He has since added 40 acres to his original purchase and owns 80 acres in the Township of Millbrook.
Mr. Cartwright was married in Trumbull Co., Ohio, Feb.26, 1872, to Sarah E., youngest child of Orlo Winter. Of four children born of this marriage, three survive: Eva, born June 1, 1873; Mernett Aug. 26, 1874; Martin, Aug. 28, 1878. A son died in infancy. Mrs. Cartwright is a member of the Church of the Deciples. Mr. C. is a Republican; and has been Treasurer of his township eight years, and Supervisor two years.