Jonathan Hale & Sons Flour Mill
Lyons, Michigan

     This business originated in 1860 in Rochester, Michigan. The plant was entirely destroyed by fire in 1865 at which time the mill in Lyons was purchased. It was first started by Jonathan Hale and run by him until 1860 when brother John Hale joined the business. At that time the firm was known by the name of Hale Brothers. In 1896, brothers Elmer B. and Lewis H. Hale purchased the interest of their Uncle John and the firm became known as Jonathan Hale and Sons.


Postcard courtesy of Mark Patrick


Last update March 17, 2009