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|Dr George Gans "G.G." Crow|
|Birth: ||Jan. 1, 1837|
|Death: ||Mar. 11, 1924|
Let me say from the start that there is some confusion with Dr. Crow's surname and more so his initials. The broadside at right would appear to have him as "C.C. Crow," the 1893 Polk dental directory has him as "G.G. Crow," the 1880 census has him as "George G. Craw" corrected to Crow. Other documents have a last name of "Cram" and "George C. Crow," but his actual name was George Gans Crow, the Gans being his mother's maiden name.
MICHAEL CROW Junior 1807 – 1891
Birth 10 Dec 1807 in Springhill, Fayette, PA
Death 18 May 1891 in Springhill, Fayette, PA
SARAH Sallie GANS 1816 – 1896
Birth 29 Feb 1816 in Fayette, PA
Death 30 NOV 1896 in PA
George Gans Crow was the 3rd of 12 children.
Dr. Crow began to practice dentistry in Carmichaels in 1859.
He married Sarah Darling (1839-) on 1 May 1861 just before he left for the war, by 1880 they had three children (see below).
At the age of 24, Dr. G.G. Crow enlisted in the Union Army, Company I, Pennsylvania 37th Infantry Regiment on 20 June 1861 at the rank of corporal.
He was promoted to Full Sergeant on 4 February 1863 and was mustered out on 24 May 1864 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
At the time he gave his occupation on enlistment papers as dentist. At this point I cannot determine if he acted in that capacity, some enlistees did. However, according to some medical historians, the military valued the teeth of their horses more than those of their men.
He was listed in dental directories with no educational information meaning he was either self taught or served a preceptorship under a practicing dentist.
As his broadside indicates he became an itinerant dentist based in Carmichaels which is understandable since the population was less than 500 as late as 1893. I have no record of how many towns he visited nor how far he traveled but the fact that he had a pre-printed broadside with space for pertinent information to be penned in suggest his itinerancy was well established.
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