Marin County











            In this age of advancement and benevolence men who are in their nature philanthropic find in thee fraternal and charitable organizations a field for labor and a society home that to them is a realization of their best enjoyment. There are, in all communities, men whose characteristics, education and personality eminently fit them for leaders in their charitable organizations. Of such is Brother Crowley, who has a large experience in the affairs of benevolent societies, and whose genial manner and generous nature are prominent characteristics in his career and well qualify him for official position. He was a charter member of Tamalpais, and took the position of C. C. when apathy prevailed by earnest effort he infused new life into this subordinate and put it in a high state of prosperity. He has been prominently before the Grand Lodge a number of years, filled positions as a member of the most important committees, and served as State Deputy in 1887. He was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, in 1846, and is now in the prime of manhood. He is a graduate from a local college, has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, and is now one of the prominent members of the San Francisco bar.

            Brother Crowley has filled the Worshipful Master’s chair in Marin Lodge, No. 191, F. and A. M., and is a member of Petaluma Chapter and Mount Olive Commandery, No. 20, Knights Templar. He is also a member of Spartan Lodge, No 36, A. O. U. W., and Workman’s Guarantee Association. We quote the following from a recent sketch:

            “Brother Crowley is a medium hight, (sic) broad-shouldered, full-chested and solidly built, keen eyes, strongly marked, determed (sic) features, and a very active mind. He is in the full flush of manhood, enjoys excellent health, and the chances are highly in his favor of his remaining on this mundane sphere for many years. He possesses a large stock of patience, deals kindly and leniently with the erring, is courteous to all, generous almost to a fault, and has by these characteristics won for himself the esteem and affection of all his brother Knights.”




Transcribed By: Cecelia M. Setty.

Source: “Illustrated Fraternal Directory Including Educational Institutions on the Pacific Coast”, Page 220, Publ. Bancroft Co., San Francisco. Cal.  1889.

© 2012 Cecelia M. Setty.




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