C. C. CROW.
In tracing the biography of the influential business man and representative citizen whose name introduces this
sketch, it is clearly evident that the prosperity which he enjoys has been won by sheer ability and industry, and
he is therefore eminently deserving of the high position he occupies in the esteem of the community. C. C. Crow
was born January 7, 1878, in Stockton, California, and is the son of Walter and Pennsylvania (Haas) Crow. After
completing his studies in the public schools he entered the University of California, from which he was graduated
with the degree of Bachelor of Science in 1903. He then went to Schenectady, New York, and spent a year and a half
in the shops of the General Electric Company, where he gained much valuable experience. He had specialized as an
electrical engineer, and going to New York city he entered the employ of the New York Telephone Company, with whom
he remained two years. During this latter period he took postgraduate work under Steinmetz, who during his life
was generally recognized as one of the world's foremost electrical engineers, and also took postgraduate work in
that science in Columbia University. Mr. Crow then returned to Kings county and during the following twelve years
gave his attention to farming and fruit raising, in which he met with splendid success. In 1921 he became a partner
in the firm of Crow & Railsback, at Hanford, and opened an automobile electric service station, obtaining the
agency for Willard automobile batteries. The firm has been prosperous from the start and now gives employment to
four men, whose full time is occupied in caring for the large and steadily increasing business. They specialize
in electric equipment for Dodge, Chevrolet, Overland and Studebaker cars and have earned a high reputation because
of the careful and painstaking manner in which they handle all jobs entrusted to them.
Fraternally Mr. Crow belongs to the Free and Accepted Masons, in which he has attained the rank of a Knight Templar,
and is a member of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine and also of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. He is fond
of outdoor sports, hunting and fishing being his favorite forms of recreation. Personally Mr. Crow possesses to
a marked degree those qualities which attract men and he is deservedly popular in the circles in which he moves.
He gives earnest support to every movement looking to the betterment of the community welfare and is numbered among
the progressive and enterprising men of Hanford. Mr. Crow was married to Miss Katherine Murphy, who was born and
reared in Stockton, California.
History of Tulare County, California
By: Kathleen Edwards Small
Kings County, California
By: J. Larry Smith
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
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