Biography of A. H. Crown


Crown, A. H., Tonawanda, was born in Milton, Vt., December 30, 1844. His father, George W., was a native of the same State. The family trace their ancestry to John Crown, who took part in the French and Indian war. George W. married Verona O., daughter of Echan A. Crown. A. H. Crown was educated in common schools, and in 1860 enlisted in the army, receiving an honorable discharge at the close of the war. In 1866 he came to Tonawanda and entered the employ of Fred Smith, and in 1868 went with Kent Williams, and in 1870 went to California and returned in 1872. In 1895 the firm of the Rogers Contracting Company was formed, taking some of the largest contracts in Tonawanda and Niagara Falls. In 1868 he married Adelaide I., daughter of Amos Broughton. They have one daughter, Verona. Mr. Crown is one of the active business men of the town, serving as trustee, and is president of the Board of Education and is also president of the village.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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