Biography of Sidney J. Thuax
Hastings, Dakota County, MN Biographies

Sidney J. Truax, son of D. V. Truax, an early settler of this region, was born in St. Lawrence county, New York. In 1854 the family came to Hastings, and two years later Sidney went to Nininger township, remaining two years, then began lumbering. He was afflicted with a stroke of palsy for two years, which caused him to relinquish work on the river. He next entered the employment of the government, freighting, his route being from St. Cloud, Stearns county, to Fort Abercrombie, from 1866 to 1870. Coming thence to Hastings, he was foreman for Mr. Sherwood, the railroad contractor, until 1871; then for the American Bridge Company, of Chicago, one year. In 1874, began speculating in wheat, which he still carries on to some extent. In 1878, was engaged by the government as contractor for various river and harbor improvements, still continuing in its employ. Married July 11th, 1869, to Fannie Hale, of Kentucky. William, Sarah, Lillian and Fannie 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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