William H. Crocker: Youngest son of transcontinental railroad builder, started Crocker-Woolworth Bank; philanthropist; major rebuilder of San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake; donated land to the Episcopal Church where the Grace Cathedral now stands.

Ethel Crocker: Wife of William, philanthropist, dynamic force behind the building of the American Army Ambulance Hospital in Paris.

Helen Crocker Russell: Daughter of William and Ethel, philanthropist, founded the Women’s Board in 1934 now the San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts Council; avid horticulturist, the largest horticulture library in Northern California bears her name.