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Aurora W. Giddings M.D.

Born at Williamsfield, Ashtabula Co., Ohio. He attended the high school and Allegheny College and the Buffalo Medical School, and graduated at the Albany N.Y. Medical School in 1854. The same year he came to Minnesota and to Anoka, where he has for fifty years been actively engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery. He has served as coroner and for nine years as chairman of the city board of health. He has also been chairman of the board of education at different times. Dr. Giddings was married Sept. 28, 1856, to Mary Ellen Simons. Children: Lena May (Mrs. Chas. E. Chase), George J., W. Agustus (died Feb. 5, 1865), Jesse G., Arthur E., Thaddeus P. an Paul


Aranda Giddings


Born Aug. 29, 1828, in Ashtabula Co., Ohio. He came to Anoka in 1865, and purchased a farm in the town of Anoka. He was married in 1854 to Eleanor Sterling. Children: William A., Ella (Mrs. Gilbert, Becker, Minn), Harriet, Laura (Seattle, Wash), Hugh A. (Beardslee, Minn), Louisa (Mrs. J.E. Purmort, Cedar, Minn), Joshua R. (Startup, Wash) Grotius and Guida.


Hon. Arthur E. Giddings


Born at Anoka Oct. 2, 1867. After graduating from the Anoka high school he entered the University of Minnesota graduating in 1889, and from the University Law School in 1892. He was city attorney of Anoka two terms, and county attorney of Anoka county two terms. In 1898 he was elected judge of the district court of the Eighteenth Judicial District and re elected in 1904. Judge Giddings was married Aug. 16, 1892, to Sibyl Belle Baker. They have two children, Paul Addison and Arthur Frederick.

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