WILLIAM ALBERT CROWELL
William Albert Crowell, manager and proprietor of the James Crowe Co., of Redwood City, the oldest undertaking establishment of the county, has made a host of friends since his arrival in Redwood City three years ago. Mr. Crowell has made the interests of his new place of residence his interests and few newcomers have taken a more prominent place in the community than that held by Mr. Crowell.
When Mr. Crowell took over the establishment that was founded in 1868 by the late James Crowe, a pioneer undertaker of San Mateo county, Redwood City gained a man of wide experience in this line. Mr. Crowell has been in the undertaking business in several cities, his last venture being in Sacramento where he was established for nine years.
Mr. Crowell has been appointed a deputy to Coroner W.A. Brooke. This is another position in which Mr. Crowell is thoroughly experienced. He was coroner and public administrator of Placer county. At that time he was established in the undertaking business at Auburn.
William Albert Crowell was born on August 9, 1862 in Massachusetts. He has lived in California thirty-five years. On August 9, 1889, Mr. Crowell was married in Tulare. He has three children: Bethel, age 24, Elaine, 15, and William, 13. Mr. Crowell is high in Masonic circles, being past master of the Eureka lodge and past high priest of Delta Chapter in Placer County. He also belongs to the Knights of Pythias.
Transcribed by Betty Wilson
Source: History of San Mateo County by Philip W. Alexander & Charles P. Hamm page 164-165. Press of Burlingame Publishing Co., Burlingame, CA. 1916.
© 2004 Betty Wilson.
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