Born in Massachusetts in 1826. Cressy was a resident of Stockton in 1851. In that year he exhibited a huge panorama of mining scenes at the Corinthian Building. By 1860 he was working as a cabinetmaker in Orangeville, Michigan.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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