David E. Crow, steward of the workhouse at Xenia, was born on a farm in the immediate vicinity of Jeffersonville, in the neighboring county of Fayette, a son of E. H. Crow, who was born in Champaign county, this state, and who was killed in an accident when his son David was a child. The latter grew up in Fayette county, received there a common-school education and followed farming until lie came over into Greene county and became engaged in the oil business at Jamestown. For four years Mr. Crow was engaged in the oil business at Jamestown and then, in 1892, he moved to Xenia and in the latter city became established in the same business, continuing thus engaged until his appointment on January 15, 1902, to the position of superintendent of the public workhouse, a position he occupied until the inauguration of the new form of city government in 1918, when he was made steward of the workhouse. Mr. Crow is a Republican and, fraternally, is affiliated with the local lodges of the Free and Accepted Masons, of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and of the Modern Woodmen of America at Xenia.


From History of Greene County Ohio, Its People, Industries and Institutions, vol. 2. M.A.Broadstone, editor. B.F.Bowen & Co., Indianapolis. 1918