Biography of William O. L. Crandell
Marin County, CA Biographies





William O. L. Crandell. Was born in Charleston, South Carolina, January 7, 1829, and when ten months old accompanied his parents to Providence, Rhode Island, where he was educated and resided until he attained the age of eleven years, when he moved to Cooperstown, Otsego county, New York, and there completed his schooling. At the age of seventeen he began school teaching, an occupation he followed for five consecutive Winters. At eighteen he entered upon the study of medicine, receiving his diploma and being admitted to practice at the age of twenty two. In January, 1863, started for California via Panama, and arrived in San Francisco February 6th of that year. He at once proceeded to the mines in Shasta county and there sojourned for a year, when, returning to San Francisco, he engaged for a year in clerking in a store after which he went back to the mines, on this occasion to Siskiyou county, and there tarried for two years. In 1857 he commenced merchandizing at Hamburg Bar, on Klamath river, an occupation he pursued for two years; he then returned to San Francisco, and after a short time proceeded to Alameda county, where he engaged in farming and fruit raising. In 1865 he paid a visit to the Eastern States of two years' duration, and then came back for a like period to Alameda county. In 1870 he settled in Margin county at Olema, where he held the office of Justice of the Peace and Notary Public until 1880. In 1872 was elected a Trustee of the Garcia School District, since when he has been clerk of the Board. Married Dolly Maria Weeks October 19, 1848.

From:
History of Marin County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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