A. H. CROSE.
A. H. Crose has spent the greater part of his life in Tulare county and his persistent and commendable efforts
have benefited himself and the community alike, for he has always had at heart the common welfare and has supported
all movements for the betterment of the locality in which he lives. He is a successful ranch owner in Linder precinct,
and was born the 2d day of January, 1869, in Napa county, California, one of seven children who blessed the union
of Samuel and Elizabeth (Fowler) Crose. The other children of the family were: Ellen, John, Ione, Benjamin, James
and Annie. Samuel Crose was a native of Missouri and his wife was born and reared in Iowa. They became acquainted
in 1852, while crossing the plains en route to California in an ox team caravan. After reaching California Mr.
Crose was for some time engaged in placer mining at Oroville, later ran a stage route and then opened an eating
house in Napa. In 1879 he came to Tulare county and located on land near Porterville, but a year later he moved
to what is now known as the Gianini ranch, of three hundred and twenty acres, northeast of Tulare. Two years later
he moved to the old Dr. Afford farm, west of Pixley, where he lived until his retirement, when he moved into Tulare,
where his death occurred in 1884.
A. H. Crose received his educational training in the public schools, and then took up ranching, which he has followed
in Tulare county continuously since. He has resided on his present ranch for fifteen years and has been successful
to a gratifying degree. He is the owner of fifty five acres of good land, well improved and devoted to the raising
of diversified crops.
Mr. Crose is a member of the Woodmen of the World. He is deeply interested in the public affairs of his community
and served on the school board and the election board many years, being still a member of the latter board.
On July 7, 1892, Mr. Crose was married to Miss Annie Chandler, a native of Iowa, who was reared in California.
Her father, Ruel Chandler, came to this state with his family in 1876 and took up farming, in which he was successful.
To Mr. and Mrs. Crose have been born eleven children, as follow: Ruel, Charles, Arthur, Effie, Alcoe, Viola, Vivian,
Harvey, Omar, Lila and Dorothy. Of these Charles, Ruel and Arthur were in the United States army during the World
war, all having volunteered for service before the draft. In the summer of 1917 Charles, who was a member of a
machine gun company, was wounded in action on the battle front in Nancy; Ruel also was in France, serving as sergeant
in the Quartermaster Corps for two years; Arthur did not leave this country, having been engaged in construction
work in Eastern camps. Mr. Crose is easily the peer of any of his fellows in the qualities that constitute good
citizenship and he therefore commands the goodwill and confidence of his fellow citizens to a marked degree.
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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