Born in Bossburg, WA on Dec. 18, 1897. After graduating from Oregon State University, Crowell mined for copper in Alaska. (His wife, Genevieve Jones, achieved national attention in 1922 when she became the first woman football coach in the U.S. while coaching teams at schools in Oregon.) He settled in San Francisco in the 1920s and for several decades headed the geology department at San Francisco State University. Crowell died in San Francisco of cancer on Oct. 15, 1963.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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