David C. Hatch, farmer, section 4, Barton Township, was born July 12, 1850, in Ontario Co., Canada. His father, David W. Hatch, was born Feb. 22, 1806, and his mother Eleanor (Bowes) Hatch, May 4, 1810, in Pennsylvania, of English ancestry. They reside in and belong to the agricultural community of Canada.
Mr. Hatch received the training of a farmer's son, and at the age of 20 years, in 1870, located in the township of Big Rapids, in Mecosta Co., Mich. He the applied himself to the acquirement of the builder's trade, which he pursued five years. In 1875 he came to Barton Township and bought 80 acres of land, which he had increased by subsequent purchase to 120 acres, with 50 acres under improvements. Mr. Hatch was a Republican in political affiliation.
He was married July 27, 1873, to Nora E., daughter of Albert and Louisa Wightman, born July 3, 1854, in the State of New York. Her parent were natives of the Empire State, and in 1870 located in Greene Township, Mecosta County, coming thence to Newaygo County, where they later resided. Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Hatch: Ella S., April 1, 1876; Earl H., Oct. 12, 1879; Elmer A., June 3, 1881.
The following information is submitted by: Nancy Granddaughter of Elmer Hatch
David C. Hatch:
Born July 12, 1851, Maple Grove, Bayham Township, Ontario, Canada.
Died Maya 4, 1924 in Hawkins, Michigan
Father: David William Hatch, born February 22, 1809 in Turkey Point, Ontario, Canada.
Mother: Elinor Bowes, born abt. 1813 in Turkey Point, Ontario, Canada.
Married Nora Ellen Wightman on July 27, 1873 in Big Rapids, Michigan, daughter of Albert T. Wightman and Louisa Holly. Nora was born on July 3, 1855 and died on November 11, 1932 in New York State.
David and Nora had 6 children:
1. Etta S. - born April 1, 1876
2. Carl H. - born October 12, 1878
3. Elmer A. - born June 1, 1880
4. Ina B. - born December 13, 1884
5. Maud V. - born December 6, 1886
6. Edna M. - born January 22, 1890