Ammi Cutter

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Ammi Cutter


Born at Westbrook, Maine, May 23, 1819. At the age of twenty he went to Lovell, Maine, where he became sheriff of the county and also a member of the governor’s council. In September 1857, he came to Anoka, where he engaged in dry goods, grocery and lumber business, afterward adding the manufacture of flour and pork barrels and pails and tubs. In 1862 he enlisted in the Seventh Minnesota Regiment, and was afterward captain and assistant quartermaster in the United States Volunteers. After the war he went through a series of disasters. His sawmill, sash and door and tub and pail factories, upon which there was no insurance, were burned, and his gristmill was swept away by a flood. He continued in the grocery business and later in the dry goods business, for some years. In 1879 he purchased the Sun and Republican, and changed the name to Herald, which he sold after a few years to Alvah Eastman. Later he developed great talent as a magnetic physician, and opened an office in St. Paul where he was very successful until his death, July 2, 1896. At the age of twenty one he was married to Olive C. Eastman, who died in 1902. Children: Jennie R. (Mrs. A. Ross, Glen Ellen, Cal.), Henry H. (Palocedro, Cal) Mary S. (Mrs. O.L. Cutter) and Charles H. (Oakland, Cal)

Oscar L. Cutter

Born in Westbrook, Me., in 1846. He came to Anoka in 1865. He was a man of extraordinary popularity, and served in some public capacity almost his whole life. He was county auditor several terms, judge of probate, deputy county treasurer, city clerk, alderman, mayor, city assessor, treasurer of school board, chief of fire department and secretary of the state senate in 1887 and 1889. For some years previous to his death he was cashier of Anoka State Bank. Mr. Cutter was married about 1868 to Ella Butterfield, who died as the result of an accident, leaving one son, Marcus C. (St. Paul). His second wife was Mary S. Cutter, to whom he was married Jan. 1, 1878. Children: Carl (died Oct. 30, 1885), Harlan (died May 20, 1889), Edward B. and Ross. Mr. Cutter died Sept 4, 1898. Mrs. Cutter is at the present time clerk of the Board of Education.



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