Pictorial and Genealogical Record
of Greene County, Missouri

Together with Bibliographies of Prominent Men of Other Portions of the State, Both Living and Dead

HENRY C. CROW. The bar of Greene County, Mo., is given much force and power by the membership of Mr. Henry C. Crow, who, although but just entering upon the dawn of a successful career, has already won golden laurels. His life thus far has been an example of the success that comes to him who strives, for his advancement has not been the result of chance, but of his individual and continuous efforts. Mr. Crow is a product of Missouri, born near Bowling Green, April 17, 1860, and the son of Martin and Harriet L. (Hendrick) Crow. The father was born in the Blue Grass State and in 1829 came to Pike County, Mo., settling on the farm where he and his estimable wife now reside. During the gold fever excitement he went to California and was engaged in mining from 1850 to 1852. Previous to the Rebellion he was a Whig in politics, but since that eventful period he has affiliated with the Democratic Party. The mother of our subject was born in Pike County, Mo., one-half mile from where she now lives. Her father, M. Hendrick, was one of the pioneers of that State, having settled there at an early date, and was one of the prominent citizens. To Mr. and Mrs. Crow were born nine children, named in the order of their births as follows: Emma E., wife of J. A. Dixon, resides in Missouri; James M., died at the age of two years; H. C., subject; Edward C., a merchant at Bowling Green, Mo.; John S., a hardware merchant of Mosca, Col.; Warren E., died young; Sallie M., wife of Dr. George S. Sherman, resides at Ashley, Mo., Orra B., at home, and L. E. also at home. Nearly all the members of this family hold membership in the Universalist Church. The original of this notice comes of good old fighting stock, for members on both sides of the house fought valiantly in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. He spent his early life in assisting on the farm and in attending the Watson Seminary and Bowling Green College, where he was thoroughly educated. Later he entered the law school at Lebanon, Tenn., and graduated in June, 1884. The same year he was admitted to the bar at Bowling Green, Mo., and began immediately to practice in Springfield. Although at first by himself, he subsequently was in partnership with several attorneys of that city. From there he went to Kansas City, Mo., and practiced there for three years, after which he returned to Springfield. He has held the office of tax attorney, and is a man loyal to home interests and a representative citizen of Greene County. He is an able attorney, a wide counselor, and a man who has won the respect of all with whom he comes in contact. He is a sincere, direct, positive man--a true man in the best and highest sense. In politics he has always been a Democrat and has ever been active in such matters. He is now a member of the Royal Arcanum, and at one time was a member of the I. O. O. F. On the 11th of October, 1888, he was married to Miss Mary B. Cravens, daughter of Col. J. C. Cravens, and the fruits of this union have been two interesting children: Robert H. and Susie L. Mr. and Mrs. Crow attend the Presbyterian Church and are liberal contributors to all worthy enterprises. They have a pleasant home at No. 463 South Main Street, and Mr. Crow's office is in the Baldwin Theater building.


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