Charles W. Crosby, lawyer and justice of the peace, was born in Milford, Hillsborough county, New Hampshire,
October 22d, 1832. He finished his education at the Nashua high school. At an early age he engaged in the grocery
business in Boston, having also a store at Nashua. Closing out that business he spent two years in California.
In 1854 started in the printer's business at Dubuque, Iowa, and sold the first printing press used in Hastings.
Engaged as a clerk in 1856 on the "Minnesotian," at St. Paul, remaining until 1859; thence to Cannon
Falls where he was in the milling business until 1862. Settled next at Hastings and clerked in the office of register
of deeds and auditor, previous to 1865. Has been justice of the peace since 1864. Was assessor in 1865 and took
a state census the same year, was court commissioner in 1866-67-68, and police justice in 1872. Admitted to the
bar during that year and has been in active practice since. Married Myra G. Smith in 1849. He has had six children,
five of whom are living: Charles, Nettle, William, George and Matbias.
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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