Died. In Frenchtown, yesterday, after a painful illness of several months, Col. Hubert Lacrois, one of the earliest settlers of this County, and a member of the Legislative Council of this Territory, since the establishment of that body.
--(Michigan Sentinel, Saturday September 15, 1827, Page 3, Column 3)
Obituary Notice- Col. Hubert Lacroix
Col. Hubert Lacrois whose death was announced in our last paper, was a native of Montreal-of highly respectable parentage. He removed to this County previous to the year 1800-where he lived till the time of his death, enjoying the general confidence of his fellow citizens.
In the first organization of the Militia of this Territory, he received the appointment of Captain, in which he continued until the commencement of the late war; when Col. Anderson having beat up for volunteers, Capt. Lacroix was the first to volunteer in the service of his country as a private soldier. Upon the organization of the company to which he belonged, however, he was unanimously chosen commandant. At the surrender of Detroit, Capt. Lacroix was taken prisoner by the British, and for some time kept on board a prison-ship at Malden, and was from thence released by a peremptory order of the celebrated warrior, Tecumseh, to Gen. Brock.
At the Battle of the Raisin, most of his property fell a prey to the devouring element; for which he has never received any compensation-his claims are still pending before Government.
In the early organization of this County, Col. Lacroix was appointed a Colonel in the Militia, and Sheriff of the County.
He was twice chosen a Member of the Legislative Council, by his fellow citizens; and in all of his official duties, he was ever steadfast and firm in what he deemed correct.
In all the relations of private life, he was humane and hospitable; a gentleman in his manners; and free and open in the expression of his views and sentiments.
His loss will be more severely felt by the French Population; who have for the last twenty-five years placed great confidence in his integrity, and disposition to protect their rights.
He has left an amiable wife, and several children to lament his loss-in addition to numerous relatives in Montreal. He was in the 48th year of his age.
--(Michigan Sentinel, September 22, 1827, Page 3, Column 2)