Dr. P.R Crosswait, of the firm of P.R. Crosswait & Co., dealers in dry goods, clothing, groceries and general merchandise, was born in Fulton County, Ill., July 12th, 1853*; removed to Cass County, Ia., in 1856, and engaged in school teaching until the beginning of the late war, when he enlisted in the 1st Ia. Cav.; served three years west of the Missouri River; was in the battle of Prairie Grove and the taking of Little Rock, Ark. In Sept. 1864, he was mustered out of the service, and went to Rush Medical College, Chicago, and in 1865 settled in Harrison County, where he practiced twelve years; then went to Miami College, at Cincinnati, and graduated in the spring of 1877; then returned to this county and practiced two years in Logan, when he engaged in his present business. He is a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge and encampment, also of the A.O.U.W. lodge. He married Mary Murphy, of Magnolia, Ia.