Biography of George A. Crowe
Humboldt County, CA Biographies





GEORGE ALEXANDER CROWE. - One of the great industries of Humboldt county is represented by the dairy business and creamery interests, and prominent among the men interested in these enterprises may be mentioned George A. Crowe, of Eureka, the present manager of the Buhne Dairy Company, one half owner in the company. Their offices are located in the Buhne building in Eureka, and they represent one of the most prosperous and sound enterprises in the county.

Mr. Crowe is a native of Indiana, having been born April 1, 1868, near Jeffersonville, Scott county, where his father, Samuel S. Crowe, was a practicing attorney in that region. When the son George was a boy of twelve years the family removed to Texas, locating at Palestine, where the father engaged in farming for about one year. Later the father died there, and the mother and four children came to California, locating in Humboldt county in 1885. An elder sister, Mary, Mrs. Fouts, lived at that time in San Francisco, and the family spent some time there before coming on to Eureka, where they had other relatives (the Ricks) living. The present esteemed citizen of Eureka was the youngest of the four sons, and for a time he worked in Eureka and San Francisco, being variously occupied, but eventually becoming interested in the dairy business. He first began working for the Buhne Dairy Company twelve years ago on delivery, and his success and rise with the company have been almost phenomenal. He was steadily promoted from one position to another, as his splendid qualities were discovered and tried out by the management, and in 1906 he was made the manager of the company. At that time also he purchased a one half interest in the business, which he retains. Under his capable supervision the scope of the enterprise has materially widened, and the business is steadily increasing in value. The company obtains all the milk and cream from the Buhne Dairy ranch, and the product stands the highest test for sanitary condition and quality.

The marriage of Mr. Crowe occurred in San Francisco in 1897, uniting him with Miss Clara Taylor, a native of Eureka, and the daughter of Frank Taylor, a pioneer of Humboldt county. She has borne her husband three children, Dorothy, Donald and Clarence.

Aside from his success as a business man, Mr. Crowe is deservedly popular wherever he is known. He is an influential member of Humboldt Lodge No. 77, I. O. O. F., being past grand, and is past chief patriarch of Mount Zion Encampment. He is also a member of the Canton of Odd Fellows, of which he is clerk. In politics he is a Republican, and is especially interested in all that pertains to the welfare of his home city and county. He is wide awake to the best interests of the community, standing foursquare for the right and is always well in the forefront of any movement which stands for the betterment of conditions of public weal.

From:
History of Humboldt County, California
With a Biographical Sketches
History by Leigh H. Irving
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, California 1915


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