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Albert J. Caswell


Born in Brompton, Canada, Jan. 15, 1835. At the age of 16 his father removed to Vermont, where he remained until 1856, when he came west and located at Mannannah, Meeker Co. In 1859 he went overland to California, where he remained three years. He then returned to Mannannah, and after one year removed to Coon Creek, town of Anoka, where he resided up to the time of his death Feb. 29, 1892. In 1864 he was married to Martha Hayden. Children: Arthur A., Irving A., and Herbert.


Alonzo M. Caswell


Born in Melbourne, Lower Canada, Oct. 2, 1833. Came to Minnesota in 1854, and to Anoka Co. in 1863. Died at Minneapolis, May 6, 1902.

Arthur A. Caswell

Born at Coon Creek in the town of Anoka, Sept. 30, 1867. He attended first the school in district 15, and graduated from the Anoka high school in 1886. While attending the high school he learned the printer’s trade. In 1889 in partnership with his brother, I.A. Caswell, he leased and later purchased the Anoka Herald, which he edited for two years, selling his interest to his brother in 1892. He published a paper at Excelsior, Hennepin Co., two years, and then became editor of the Princeton Union, which position he held six years. In 1898 at the time of the Spanish war he enlisted in Co. M, Fourteenth Minnesota Regiment, and served with that company as first lieutenant until the regiment was mustered out at the close of the war. In 1901 he returned to Anoka, where he has since resided. In 1904 he was elected county auditor. In 1891 he was married to Alice M. McLeod. They have six children: Alice M., Keith P., Robert K., Arthur D., Leigh, Beth.

Irving A. Caswell

Born in the town of Anoka, Feb. 25, 1870. He received his education at the Anoka high school and the University of Minnesota. In 1892 he purchased the Anoka Herald and was its owner for some ten years, and during the greater part of the time its editor. He was postmaster at Anoka from 1901 to 1905. Mr. Caswell was married June 3, 1899, to Mary D. Woodbury. They have one son, Dwight Woodbury Caswell.

source: History of Anoka County by Albert M. Goodrich – published 1905