01/06/1828 - 09/27/1875

CROSS, Samuel J., Sr., a Representative from Beaver, Butler and Washington Counties; born, January 6, 1828 in Charlestown, Washington County, RI; attended, Greenwich Academy, RI; teacher; bookkeeper; proprietor, Cross & Gardner later S.J. Cross & Co., general stores; elected, school board, Rochester, Pa. (12 years); engaged, real estate; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1873 and 1874 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1875 term; trustee, Beaver College and Musical Institute (now Arcadia University); manager, Western Pennsylvania Reform School; died, September 27, 1875 in Rochester, Beaver County, Pennsylvania; interred, Lacock Cemetery, East Rochester, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

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