|SHERIFF'S OF EATON COUNTY|
|1839-1840||Robert Wheaton||one term|
|1841-1842||Walter Fairfield||one term|
|1843-1846||Nathan Frank||two terms|
|1847-1848||Silas Millett||one term|
|1849-1850||Horace Hamlin||one term|
|1851-1852||Jon McCrager||one term|
|1853-1854||Thomas Curry||one term|
|1855-1856||Edward Kingsbury||one term|
|1861-1864||Benajah Warren||two terms|
|1865-1866||William Benedict||one term|
|1867-1870||Alonzo Whitaomb||two terms|
|1871-1872||Charles Aldrich||one term|
|1873-1876||George Mead||two terms|
|1877-1880||Hiram Snoke||two terms|
|1881-1882||Waterman Lazell||one term|
|1883-1884||Charles Ells||one term|
|1889-1892||Samuel Pollock||two terms|
|1893-1894||Granger Bosworth||one term|
|1895-1896||Frank Green||one term|
|1903-1906||Jud Perkins||two terms|
Emery M. Sloan
Emory M. Sloan was born in the Township of Walton, Eaton County on September 6, 1861, his father, John N. Sloan being one of the well-known pioneer preachers of that period.
Mr. Sloan lived upon a farm much of the time until he was eighteen years old. Later he resided in Olivet where he worked in a livery barn and drove team on a “bus line”. He was Marshall and constable in Olivet for a number of years and served as deputy sheriff two years during Sheriff F.L. Shepherd’s administration and was four years Undersheriff during the administration of Sheriff O.A. Halladay. In the fall of 1906 Mr. Sloan was elected Sheriff of Eaton County by a handsome majority.
He was married June 26, 1881, to Miss Maggie M. Knapp of Walton and to this union have been born a family of five children. Mrs. Sloan is a lady of much practical ability and is a very efficient aid to her husband in handling affairs at the jail.
|1911-1914||Robert Donivan||two terms|
|1915-1918||Frank Storrs||two terms|
Sheriff George Fuller also served as Undersheriff for Sheriff Frank Storrs in 1913. Also serving under Sheriff Storrs were Deputies Hugh Hall of Eaton Rapids, Pomeroy Canfield of Mulliken, Wesley Andrews of Dimondale, James Hiscock of Delta, Ruby Slosson of Kalamo and Walter Boyles or Vermontville.
|1923-1926||Glenn Dilly||two terms|
|1927-1930||Horace Boorn||two terms|
Spencer CRIBB b. 17 Jan 1881 d. July 1964 in Michigan
Elwin J. Smith
(In 1964 the terms were changed from two years to four years)
Elwin J. Smith, age 98 of Charlotte, MI passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2013. Elwin was born August 17, 1914 in Chester Township of Eaton County the son of Ira and Reva (Mabee) Smith and had been a lifelong resident of Eaton County. He had served for 26 years on the Eaton County Sheriff’s Department, the first 10 years as a deputy Sheriff and 16 years as the Sheriff of Eaton County before retiring in 1972. He was a Past President of the Washington School P. T. A, past President of the Charlotte Band Boosters, past President of the Charlotte Junior Chamber of Commerce, was a past President and life member of the Michigan Sheriff’s Association, had served three years on the Charlotte City Council, was a life member of the Charlotte Lodge #120 F. & A. M. and was currently a member of the Lawrence Avenue United Methodist Church. He is survived by daughters, Karen (Ron) Emerson of Lansing and Reyes Smith of Royal Oak; granddaughter, Briana Emerson; sister, Shirley Sleight of Charlotte and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by: his wife of 48 years, Eva L. (Vedder) Smith in 1989; sister, Hattie Baribeau and brothers, Glen Smith and Donald Smith.
Arthur T. Kelsey
Richard R. Wahl
Patrick D. Hutting
|*fullfilled the balance of Wahl's term|
Eaton County Sheriff's