Temple C. Childs was born April 23d, 1828, at Malone, Franklin county, New York. He was raised on a farm, and
learned the trade of millwright. In 1845, he went to Lake county, Illinois, and engaged in farming and school teaching,
and two years later removed to Lake Superior and gave his attention to lumbering until 1850. Six years later, in
July, he came to Hastings and purchased a house and lot, but during the next year moved tohis present farm in Castle
Rock. Mr. Childs is a prominent farmer, was instrumental in the organization of the town and for fifteen years
was town treasurer. Married in 1852, Miss Cornelia M. Hastings. Helen M., Ida M., De Forest and Edith H. are their
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Dakota County, MN
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