Biography of Louis S. Crandall
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Crandall, Louis S., was born in Troy, N. Y., December 25, 1850. His ancestors were English and came from Rhode Island early in the present century, and settled in Brunswick, N. Y. His great grandfather, Ethan Crandall, was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. His father, Ethan A. Crandall, was born in Brunswick in 1814. He came to Troy when a young man, and entered into the manufacture of mill stones. and was thus engaged until his death, which occurred in 1860. His mother was Leona (Smith) Crandall, who was born in Troy in 1824, and died in August, 1866. Louis S. received his education at the high school and afterward entered the academy for a short time. He clerked for J M. Warren & Co. from 1868 to 1870, and then started the manufacturing of mill stones which he continued for ten years. In 1880 he with George H. Morrison bought out the seed business of Warren & Taylor and conducted business under the firm name of Crandall & Morrison; in 1886 he sold his interest in the concern and bought A. L. Hotchkin's furniture store. In 1890 he bought a controlling interest in the Troy Belting and Supply Company, and has been secretary and treasurer since; he is also interested in pulp and paper mills in Essex county, of which he is secretary and treasurer; he was elected alderman in 1894, and reelected in the fall of 1895; he has been treasurer of the East Side Club since its organization. He married Miss Kate J. Lape of Troy in 1873. He has four daughters.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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