Biography - Albert Crowell

ALBERT CROWELL, farmer, P. O. Jonesboro. This gentleman was born in Union County, Ill., July 4, 1858, and is a son of Charles and Elizabeth (Bennett) Crowell. He was a native of Illinois, and during his life was principally engaged in mercantile pursuits; he died in Jonesboro, Ill., in 1878, where he had resided for some years previous. His wife, and mother of our subject, was a native of Illinois; she died in Anna, Ill., in 1881. She was the mother of nine children, of whom six are now living, viz.: Belle, wife of S. R. Green, a merchant of Cobden, Ill.; Charley, a carpenter who married Miss Mollie Bissel; Dora, wife of G. W. Smith, a merchant in Makanda, Ill.; Ester, wife of Newt Meisenheimer, agent of the Illinois Central Railroad at Anna; Ollie D., and Albert, our subject. He was educated in the schools of Union County, and embarked on his career in life as a clerk in his father's store; he afterward engaged in business for himself, in a general merchandising store at Cobden, Ill., in partnership with his brother Charley, he remaining about two years, when he sold his business an d removed to Cairo and engaged in the dry goods business for about eight months, and in the spring of 1882 returned to Jonesboro, and in August of the same year returned to the old home farm where he has since remained actively engaged in farming. In March 1880, he married Miss Addie Williams, a native of St. Louis, born in 1859. She is a daughter of Nicholas Williams, a resident of Cairo. Mr. and Mrs. Crowell have been blessed with one child, Maud S., born April 4, 1882. He is a wide awake business man, and a Republican in politics.

Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, pages 96-97.

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