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W. A. Crosby, Coudersport, Potter Co.

 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:38 pm    Post subject: W. A. Crosby, Coudersport, Potter Co. Reply with quote

From Beer's History of the counties of McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter,
PA. Page 1148
W. A. CROSBY, surveyor and prothonotary Coudersport, was born in
Coudersport, Potter Co. , Penn., attended Coudersport Academy, and
afterward he studied surveying and civil engineering. His father, William
Crosby, was born in Cortland, N. Y., in 1801, and married Lydia Hammond,
who was born in Cazenovia, Madison Co., N. Y., in 1802. Both parents are
now deceased. In 1872 he was elected county surveyor by both parties, and
thus served for about ten years. In 1881 he was elected prothonotary of
Potter county, and was re-elected in 1884. At this election, while Blaine's
majority was forty-three, Mr. Crosby's was 128 in the town, and in the
county he ran ahead of the ticket by over 100, and was re-elected in 1887.
He is a member of Eulalia Lodge, No. 342, F. & A. M. Mr. Crosby is one of
the best known and most popular men in Potter county. As surveyor, he has
traversed almost the whole at of the county, and is the best posted in that
section on local topography. Careful and conscientious in his profession, his
surveys are regarded as the in final solution of disputed boundaries, and his
services are sometimes of almost inestimable value. As a county official he
has made an excellent record, and has commanded the respect and esteem
of all by the faithful performance of every detail of the office business of
prothonotary. June 1,1870, Mr. Crosby married Miss Susie Taggart, who
bore him one child, Jennie, and died in 1874. In 1877 he married Eugenia
Willard, and to this union have been born four children: Myrtle, Carl, Guy and
Grace. He resides on Main street, and his pleasant residence is the home of
a cultured family. Mrs. Crosby is a lady gifted with uncommon talent, and
has produced many paintings which adorn the interior of their residence. Mr.
Crosby is a gentleman of pleasing manner, and a conversation with him
elicits much interesting and valuable information.

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