Albert Crow was born on March 17, 1868, in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, the eldest son of Austin M. Crow and Abigail Mendenhall Crow. His involvement within the Arkadelphia community included the founding of the Arkadelphia Telephone Company with his brother–in-law William Gerig in 1891. This partnership remained in intact until his death. He was also the secretary of the Arkadelphia Novelty Company as well as co-owner of the Crow Brothers Drug store. He was furthermore involved with the management of the Popular Bluff Telephone Company in Missouri. By 1900, he owned an insurance and real estate company with his father and then became tax assessor for Clark County. In 1902, he was an advertising agent for St. Louis, Iron Mountain, Southern, and Fort Smith Railway. He died of typhoid fever August 7, 1903.
This collection contains correspondence and other documents associated with Crow’s businesses. There are also tax assessment records, deeds, abstracts, assorted financial papers, and a Daughters of the American Colonists membership application.
Albert Crow Papers. Clark County Historical Association Collection. Riley-Hickingbotham Library Archives and Special Collections, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas.