Biography of William A. Dusenbury
Forest County, PA Biographies





WILLIAM A. DUSENBURY. merchant and lumber manufacturer, of the firm of Dusenbury & Wheeler, Newtown Mills, was born in Cattaraugus county, N. Y., September 17, 1838, a son of Henry and Caroline (Butler) Dusenbury, of Delaware county, N. Y. He was reared in his native county, was educated in the township schools, and has always followed the lumber business. October 4, 1867, he came to Forest county, and located at Newtown Mills, where he has since resided. He manufactures an average of 3,000,000 feet of lumber per year; also conducts a tannery and mill at West Hickory. In 1878 he married Miss Helen Truesdale, daughter of Hiram Truesdale, a native of Warren county, N. Y. (now deceased), and Helen (Cameron) Truesdale, and they have two children: William A. and Edgar Triiesdale. Mr. Dusenbury is identified with the Republican party, and has held the office of justice of the peace and other township offices. He has been postmaster at Newtown Mills since 1868. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church.

From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
Pennsylvania
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
Chicago, 1890.


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