Biography of Orson H. Crosby
Potter County, PA Biographies

ORSON H. CROSBY, deputy prothonotary of Potter county, Coudersport, is a son of William Crosby, and was born in Coudersport, Potter Co., Penn., January 23, 1835. He was educated at Coudersport Academy, and when eighteen years of age commenced to learn the carpenter trade. This he pursued until the fall of 1878, when he was elected prothonotary of Potter county, in which office he has since been retained, three years as principal and seven years as deputy. He has also been a school director for eighteen years, is now president of the board of education, and has always been interested in educational matters, having been active in the fight to obtain, first, a graded school, and, next, a suitable building. He is a Democrat, and past master of Eulalia Lodge, No. 342, F. & A. M., of Coudersport. December 1, 1858, Mr. Crosby married Chloe M., daughter of A. S. Armstrong, and they have had two children, one of whom is deceased; the other is now Mrs. Kate Haughenbeng. Mr. and Mrs. Crosby are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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