Biography of Irving A. Crandall
Madison County, NY Biographies





Crandall, Irving A., p o. Leonardsville, N. Y., was born in Brookfield, N. Y., August 5, 1848. His grandfather was William Crandall, a son of Henry and Mary (Greenman) Crandall, who were pioneers near Cazenovia, where they both died. He was born in Rhode Island during the Revolution and when a young man came to De Ruyter, where he resided through life; he was married to Lydia Greenman, and of their six children one son and one daughter survive; he died in 1856 and his wife in 1829. His son, Darwin S. Crandall, father of Irving A., was born in De Ruyter, January 22, 1816, and was a builder and contractor. He removed to Brookfield in 1838, and in 1848 to Leonardsville, where he resides. In 1838 he was married to Alzina, daughter of Phineas Babcock (a pioneer of Brookfield) and their children were four: Sarah A. (deceased). Irving A., Arthur W. and Alice W., wife of D. V. St. John of Plainfield, N. J. Irving A. Crandall was reared and educated in Leonardsville and at the age of sixteen began as a clerk for N. V. & W. H. Brand, with whom he remained two years, was with North & Babcock one year, a short time as assistant clerk in the county clerk's office, and in 1867 engaged in mercantile trade as a partner in the firm of Kinney & Crandall; after a year he bought his partner's interest and has since been the leading merchant in this section, having a trade of from $30,000 to $40,000 yearly. Mr. Crandall is a Republican, is serving his fourth term as postmaster, has been a member of the school board since the organization of the union school, and a deacon and trustee of the Leonardsville Seventh Day Baptist Church. In 1870 he was married to Algerose, daughter of John F. Higley of Syracuse, N. Y.; they have four children: Elva E., educated at Vassar College and wife of E. F. Champlain, druggist of Leonardsville; Ralph E., a student at Yale University; Mabel M., a graduate of Leonardsville union school, and Blanche, at home.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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