Crosier, W. D., was born in the town of Cambria, N. Y., March 29, 1850, a son of Luther W. and Mary E. (Playter) Crosier. Luther W. Crosier was born in Cambria, December 27, 1822, and was a farmer until 1873, when he retired and now lives in the village of Pekin, and has served as assessor for six or seven years. Mr. Crosier's grandfather, William Crosier, came from Massachusetts to Cambria and was one of the pioneer families of that town; he settled the new land now owned by William H. Crosier, in 1819. W. D. Crosier was educated at the Lockport Union School and has followed farming on the homestead farm of sixty acres, making a specialty of dairying and garden fruit. In 1876 he married Addie E., daughter of Chauncey and Phebe A. (Leech) Whitney, natives of Ontario county. Mr. and Mrs. Crosier are the parents of three children: Luther L., Alice M. and Bertha E. In politics Mr. Crosier is a Republican and has been collector and seven years town clerk. He is a member of Lodge 41, A. O. U. W., and of the Methodist Episcopal church at Pekin.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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