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Archie B. Crewdson, D.V.M.

Although he has engaged in practice only a short time Dr. Archie B. Crewdson has gained substantial recognition in Charter Oak and vicinity as a competent veterinarian and gives promise of attaining excellent success in his profession.

He is a native son of Iowa and was born June 10, 1884, his parents being G. W., and Barbara A. (Watts) Crewdson. The father was born in Kentucky and the mother in Indiana. They were married in Iowa and settled on a farm in the western part of the state, which Mr. Crewdson cultivated until 1885, when he removed to Harrison county. In 1902 he and his wife retired to Woodbine, Iowa. He is the owner of a handsome residence in the town and also of two hundred and forty acres of good land in Harrison county.

There were nine children in the family, namely: Guy, who is now connected with Buckstaff Brothers, harnessmakers of Lincoln, Nebraska; Lennie, the wife of E. A. Rosenberger, a farmer of Woodbine; Clay, who is engaged in farming in Monona county; Ray, who is now operating a feed store and dray line at Woodbine; Vergie, who died in infancy; Archie B., of this review; Essie and Bessie, twins, the latter of whom died in infancy and the former is living at home; and Ira, also at home.

Archie B. Crewdson attended the district schools, later becoming a student in the Woodbine Normal School, where he pursued a course of four years, graduating in 1906. He then matriculated in Iowa State College at Ames and studied diligently for four years, graduating in veterinary science June 10, 1910. After leaving that institution he took the state board examination, ranking as one of the six highest. He began practice on the 26th of June at Charter Oak and still continues at that place. On March 9, 1910, he took an examination for the Philippine service and later received appointment from the United States government but has not accepted, owing to his success in his present location.

Dr. Crewdson was reared in the Christian church and affiliates with that denomination. An intelligent and indefatigable student, he has devoted years to thorough preparation for a calling to which he seems especially adapted, and as he possessed every advantage that could be desired he began under the most favorable conditions. His success in treatment of animals has met with general recognition and his patrons are among his best friends. He is regarded as entirely reliable and concerning his skill there is no question. Under the circumstances there is scarcely a doubt as to the rewards that await him in the years to come.

Source: History of Crawford County, Iowa. Vol. II. Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1911.