Biography of Cyrus M. Kingsley
Eureka, Dakota County, MN Biographies

Cyrus M. Kingsley, a native of the old "Bay State," was born in Hampshire county, March 8th, 1831. His ancestors date their llneageback to the pilgrim fathers. He was reared and received a liberal education in his native land, in the meantime learning the trade of carpenter and builder. Coming to Port Jervis he worked at his trade until June, 1852, then came west, arriving at St. Paul in September of that year, thence to Traverse des Sioux, where he passed the winter. During the spring of 1853 he was engaged in the construction of the old "Dodd" road, for which service, it happens he never received his pay. Returning to St. Paul, he worked in the sash and door factory until winter, then entered a foundry. Mr. Kingsley constructed the first foundry buildings in that city. In 1868 be made a claim in section 8, where he has since lived, now having one of the prettiest homes and finest improved estates in the county. He has taken a prominent part in the interests of the township, having held many of the town offices. Married in Goshen, Hampshire county, Massachnsetts, to Miss Susan Pynchon, a lady of accomplishment and education. Lillie A. and John are their children.

The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.

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