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Re: George Crowell, Clara Crowell Sheriff
Posted by: Arline Laferry (ID *****7126) Date: July 04, 2004 at 11:31:40
In Reply to: George Crowell, Owner of Stage Line 1910 Census by SByford of 30

Hi:

I am not related but doing some research on Lander County for the Nevada Historical Society and this is what I found about Clara:

From book: Political History of Nevada 1996 by Dean Heller, State of Nevada Secretary
Page 97
Sheriff 1919 Clara Crowell Appointed not re-elected Lander County.

Nevada State Journal 1924 July 27 page 2
Mrs. F. O. Booe is entertaining her aunt, Mrs. Clara Crowell and the latter's daughter, Miss Dolly ruth Crowell of Lander County. Mrs. Crowell has the distinction of being the first woman sheriff of Nevada, having been appointed sheriff of Lander county a few years ago to serve the unexpired term of her husband.

Nevada State Jouranl 1919 December 11 page 5
A Nice article...in part....here is info
Mrs. Crowell of Austin, is proving ability as officer.
Sheriff Clara Crowell went to Battle Mountain on Tuesday's train to bring back a prisoner, arriving at home with him Wednesday evening. This is the first case of a prisoner actually in custody since Mrs. Crowell took hold of the steering wheel and her friends were somewhat surprised that she went after the prisoner herself instead of sending a deputy. She can now boast that she not only is the first lady sheriff in America, but brought back the first prisoner.

If you need more info please contact me.
Arline in Reno laferry1@charter.net (Put Austin/Crowell in reference line please)



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