Biographical Sketch of Charles H. Crete

A member of the firm of Shea, McLain & Crete, prominent dealers in general merchandise at Silver City, our subject is a native of that place, born April 7, 1866 and is the son of Frederick and Wilhelmina (Kornmann) Crete, a sketch of whom will be found on another page of this work.

Charles Crete attended the public schools of Silver City during his boyhood and began his business life in a store of William Hardman with whom he remained five years, during this time becoming thoroughly acquainted with the details of the business and acquiring an enviable reputation as a faithful clerk and good salesman. He afterward spent five years with the firm of Baxter & Company, in Jordan Valley, after which he returned to Silver City and was for nine years in the employ of Dave Adams in the store of which he is now one of the proprietors. His ability and diligence in the discharge of his duties, his wide experience and his unfailing courtesy have secured him the esteem not only of the citizens of Silver City but also of the surrounding country. Mr. Crete was married September 6, 1893, to Miss Helen Thompson, who was born in Linwood, Nebraska, May 19, 1875, and is a daughter of R. C. and Elizabeth Thompson. They have three children Bessie, Gladys and Mirriam Rebecca. Mr. and Mrs. Crete are active and valued members of the Odd Fellows fraternity, in which he has passed all the chairs, and Mrs. Crete has the honor of being past noble grand of the Daughters of Rebekah. They have a pleas-ant home, in which they delightfully entertain their many friends.



Illustrated History of the State of Idaho. Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company. 1899.

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