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Edward William Crosby

He was accomplished in the area of Media. He later died on 7-31-1912.
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Edward William Crosby was a telegraph editor, columnist and music critic for the Buffalo Times. He was hired for the position, in 1879 that according to the newspaper was "one of the most important positions on the paper, requiring quick judgment, a thorough knowledge of passing events, a ready conception of news which is more desirable than other which may be on hand at the same time, as well as many other qualifications. Mr. Crosby is admirably fitted for his work, although his versatility and wit as a general writer makes it sometimes appear too bad to confine him to routine work where his bright originally is at times very much hampered. His career has been varied; page, messenger and committee clerk under Governor Fenton; then held important clerkshifts in New York under Collectors Murphy and Arthur. In these, abundant opportunity was afforded him for observation, of which he made use, and his anecdotes of New York politicians would make an interesting book. He entered the office of General G.B. Handy then United States Quartermaster here in 1874, and affiliated with the Times in 1879, and has been a valued stand-by and capable assistant to the proprietor ever since."(Buffalo Sunday Times, June 5, 1887)

In an article for the Buffalo Star about early Buffalo Blacks, Rev. J. Edward Nash wrote the following about Crosby: "Among newspapermen of his day he was recognized peer among the best and was held in high esteem by all who knew him. His writings were widely read and copied by contemporary newspapers. But it was not generally known that he was a member of our group. This made no difference to him. He had something to give the world and he was happiest when giving it. Nor did it matter to his employer who was big enough to give him a chance to prove his ability and also Christian enough to enlarge his opportunities for advancement." (Buffalo Star, June 20, 1934)