Biography of Mrs. A. B. Crandall


Crandall, Mrs. A. B., Buffalo.-Azor Brown Crandall, son of Francis and Lavina (Brown) Crandall, was born at Sloansville, N. Y., July 23, 1829. He attended the district schools of his native town and also Schoharie College, and at the age of seventeen, with characteristic energy, went to New York and for some time was engaged in the clothing business, afterward becoming proprietor of the Broadway HoteL He was elected alderman from the Ninth ward of that city for three terms. He came to Buffalo in 1879 to conduct the old Stock Exchange Hotel. His management was so efficient that the increase of patronage became too great for the capacity of the house, and he secured what was then the largest hotel building in East Buffalo, known as the "Brick Hotel," remodeling it to suit his requirements. This hostelry soon became widely known to horsemen of both countries as the "Crandall House." Mr. Crandall's nature was of the kind which makes a man successful as a hotel manager; he numbered his acquaintances by hundreds, and it is said that he rarely forgot a face. Generous and public spirited, he was always willing to assist in attaining any worthy object. The Crandall House had been established for some time when Mr. Crandall went into the horse business on a large scale. He originated the plan of selling horses at auction, and at the first sale sold twenty-five animals. He contributed largely to the fame of East Buffalo as a horse market, and at the time of his death, over 26,000 horses were sold from his stables annually. Mr. Crandall was a veteran of the late war, and was awarded a medal by Congress for gallantry in the field. He was for many years a member of the Gentlemen's Driving Park Association, and of the Knights of Pythias. May 6, 1858, he married Marguerite Ida, daughter of Hugh Gilmore, of New York city who survives him. He died April 2, 1895, honored and respected by all who knew him.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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