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 Carlton Wesley Crawford

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Carlton Wesley Crawford

Birth
Navarro County, Texas, USA
Death 24 Sep 1963 (aged 65)
Palacios, Matagorda County, Texas, USA
Burial Palacios, Matagorda County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 106061218 View Source



Carlton Wesley Crawford. He graduated from Palacios High School in 1916. Went into the Navy during WWI and served on the USS Harrisburg. When he returned home, he attended University of Texas and studied business. In 1921 he opened a business preserving figs. The business expanded to canned vegetables, Uncle Ollie's chili and tamales, and finally shrimp. The Crawford Packing Company shipped canned shrimp to all areas of the United States. Carlton was a good man and was always ready to help those who needed assistance. During WWII, he was one of the first to convert to frozen seafoods because of the shortage of cans. He was active in the National Fisheries Institute, the Shrimp Association of the Americas, and the Shrimp Canner's Association. He was a member of the Rotary Club, the Chamber of Commerce, served on the Palacios School Board, Director of the U.S.O. Council and served as a state representative from this district for two terms. He was also one of the organizers of MOPS (Men of Palacios) a loosely organized group of men who were concerned with the future of Palacios.


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