Clinton Crouch was born to Joshua and Mary (White) Crouch on Jan 6, 1860. He was born about a block from where the Washington Hotel stood in Fayetteville. He attended school in Fayetteville and came from one of the oldest families in Northwest Arkansas.He remembered an incident during the Civil War although he was only five years old when the war ended. He remember a cannon ball struck the family home during a bombardment by Union forces and buried itself into the ground. A family member later dug it up. He also remember when a Union soldier stole a toy drum from his brother.
In 1881 he decided to make a move from Fayetteville to Bentonville. He worked for six years above what used to be the Corner Drug Store (corner of Central and S. Main St.)In 1888 he opened his own harness shop and saddlery shop on the north side of the Bentonville Square. He had seen business come and go. But had watched Bentonville and the surrounding county continue to grow. But during the depression he was forced to retire due to lack of business. His mother always expected him to become a doctor, and alway called him Dr. Lucius.
After coming to Bentonville he married Miss Carrie Black, the daughter of John Black. A pioneer resident of this area. They were ron Oct 21, 1886.
After retiring Mr. Crouch was active in the city counsel: active in aiding the growth of the county and city. At the time of his death be was the oldest living member of the Presbyterian Church in Bentonville. He passed away on Nov 8, 1951 and was buried in the Bentonville Cemetery.