Eugene Crawford, son of John Green and Cora Rutherford Brown, was born in Grovania, Houston County, Georgia, on October 23, 1878. He received his early education at Gordon Military Institute, Barnesville, Georgia, and entered the Atlanta College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1897, from which college he was graduated in 1900 at the age of twenty-one. He pursued the study of medicine at the Post Graduate Medical School and Hospital in New York City, and located for the practice of medicine in Hawkinsville in 1902.
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On May 11, 1904, he married Louise Boyer, daughter of Mirabeau H. and Anna Vivian Skrine Boyer, formerly of Sandersville, Ga. To this union were born two sons: Eugene Crawford, Jr., on September 10, 1912, and Benjamin Skrine, on June 26, 1917.
Well equipped for service in his chosen profession, Dr. Brown has been a diligent student of new and scientific methods in medical science. His skill as a physician has been greatly appreciated by the people, who have given him a large practice. His influence as a citizen is shown in the fact that he has been chairman of the Hawkinsville Board of Health for thirty-five years, chairman of the Board of Education, and alderman of the city, and as a charter member of the Hawkinsville Country Club, he continues active in this organization.
Dr. Brown is regarded by his fellow citizens as a man of rugged honesty. He believes in the ultimate triumph of the right in all matters, and regularly worships at the Methodist Church, of which he has been a member since 1903. He has been a member of the board of stewards for twenty-five years, and is very loyal in his service to his church.