Biography of M. O. W. Truax
Hastings, Dakota County, MN Biographies

M. O. W. Truax, an early pioneer of Dakota county, was born September 11th, 1829, and is a native of St. Lawrence county, New York. He was reared and received, his early instruction in his native place.. During early youth his attention was divided between farming and traveling with his father, who was a captain on one of the boats plying between Quebec and the lakes. During the fall of 1853, he came to Hastings, and the next spring, rented a farm near what is known as Indian Spring. He was the first deputy sheriff in Dakota county and since 1868, has held the office of county constable. In 1857, married Laura Murray, of Loram county, Ohio. Darwin H., Marion W., Prank M., Josephine, Lucy, Julia, Charles S., Jemiie, Ernest and Mabel are their children.


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


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