WILLIAM H. DUBOIS, farmer, sec. 10, Barton Tp., was born March 22, 1840, in White Oak, Ingham Co., Mich., and is a son of Conrad M. and Susan (Spears) Dubois. The father was born in New York and the mother in New Jersey. After their marriage they came to Michigan and settled in Lo??, Washtenaw County, when they moved to Ingham County. The father died there, and the mother died in Mecosta County.
Mr. Dubois came to Mecosta County in 18--, and dwelt there until 1867, when he entered a homestead claim of 80 acres in Barton Township. On this place he has since been a resident, has placed it under good improvements and a fair state of cultivation. He was married May 14, 1858, to Lucy E., daughter of Carlos and Phebe Ann (Palme) Marsh. Her parents were natives of the State of New York. They came to Michigan in its infant days and located in Monroe County, residing there until 1856, when they came to Newaygo County. The father died in 1872 and the mother is still living in Osceola County. Mrs. Dubois was born in Monroe County, April 10, 1844. To her and her husband one child, William A., was born, Sept. 14, 1861.
When Mr. Dubois came to Newaygo County the township where he settled was in its original wild condition, and he has devoted his best energies to its advancement and progress. He is a Republican in political action and belief and has held most of the local offices.