Biography of George N. Crandall
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Crandall, George N., was born in Charlestown, R. I., October 27, 1819, a son of George N. and Thankful (Greene) Crandall, and grandson of Oliver Crandall, one of the prominent Quakers of that town. Mr. Crandall's father was a farmer and dealt largely in live stock and sheep; he died in 1856. George N. Crandall was educated in the public schools and at the age of twenty one (in 1840) began life in mercantile business. In 1841 he established the firm of Crandall & Segar, in Westerly, R. I., and in 1847 purchased Mr. Segar' s interest, and disposed of the business in 1849. He then kept a hotel and the post office in Natick, R. I., two years. In 1855 he established the firm of Whipple & Crandall, in Attleborough. Mass., and in 1861 purchased Mr. Whipples interest, disposing of the business in 1866. Mr. Crandall has served as selectman, assessor, overseer of the poor, member of the Board of Health, a special commissioner of Bristol county eighteen years, represented the town in the General Court in 1881, was justice of the peace fourteen years and superintendent and treasurer of the gas company fifteen years. In 1844 Mr. Crandall married Maria S., daughter of Jesse Babcock, of Kingston, R. I., who died in 1856, leaving one son, George H. Mr. Crandall married second, Frances A., daughter of Dr. Alfred Martin of Attleborough, Mass.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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