Bio: McCrossen, Henry G. (1865 - 19??)


Surnames: McCrossen, Jones, Thayer, Grace, McKinley, Thompson

----Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.

McCrossen, Henry G. (19 June 1865 - 19??)

Henry G. McCrossen receiver U. S. Land Office at Wausau, was born June 19, 1865, at Rural, Waupaca County, Wis., and is a son of James and Cornelia A. (Jones) McCrossen, and a grandson of Robert McCrossen and Julius A. Jones. Robert McCrossen spent his life at Lynnfield, New Brunswick, and died there when aged eighty-six years. James McCrossen, father of Henry G., was born near St. Stephens, N. B., in February, 1827, and for the past five years has been a resident of Pasadena, Cal. He came to Wisconsin in early manhood and went to work in the woods on the Fox River and while residing in Waupaca County, conducted a store and grist mill at Rural. In 1870 he came to Wausau, where, for more than twenty years, he was in business, but in 1891 moved to Hurley, Wis., and there built the mill for the Montreal River Lumber Company and continued to reside at Hurley for several years when he came back to Wausau. He has always been a man of great business sagacity, and still, to some degree, oversees his interests, owning valuable timber lands at Everett, Wash., and property in other states.

On July 4, 1853, he married Miss Cornelia A. Jones, who was born in New York, in 1834, and was young when she was brought to Wisconsin by her father, Julius A. Jones, who settled near Rural, in Waupaca County. Mr. and Mrs. McCrossen have been permitted a long and happy companionship and have celebrated their golden wedding. Three daughters and four sons were born to them: Julius J., who is in the real estate business at St. Paul, Minn.; Ellen I., who is the wife of L. E. Thayer, who is in the real estate business at Everett, Wash.; James, who died from the results of an accidental shooting while hunting ducks, was, at that time, manager of a real estate and insurance office at St. Paul, Minn.; Elizabeth, who is the wife of H. H. Grace, who is an attorney at Superior, Wis.; Charles A., who is in the real estate business at Glendive, Mont.; Henry G.; and Kittie C, who died young.

Henry G. McCrossen completed his course in the Wausau High School and then spent three years at Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Ia., being only nineteen years of age when he returned home to go into business. For three years he was assistant manager of the Montreal River Lumber Company and then returned to Wausau and for a short time was in his father's real estate office and then embarked in the mercantile business, in which he continued until 1898, when he was appointed by President McKinley, receiver for the U. S. Land Office in this city, the duties of which office he still performs.

In January, 1892, Mr. McCrossen was married to Miss Emily L. Thompson, a daughter of John H. and Eleanor Thompson of Medford, Wis., and they have one daughter, Cornelia A., who resides at home. Mr. McCrossen is prominent in Masonry, having attained the thirty-second degree and belongs to the Mystic Shrine. His social interests and activities include membership in the Marathon County Country Club.



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