Biography of Clayton Crandall
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Crandall, Clayton, was born in the town of Bridgewater, Oneida county, February 4, 1858; he was educated in the public schools and the Ithaca Academy, and entered Cornell in 1874, graduating with the class of 1878, with the degree of B. S. After leaving school he engaged in farming and gardening. His father came to this town in 1868 and located on a farm on the west hill, where he made his home for the balance of his life, dying in July, 1892. Clayton assumed control and management of the farm, which has become a fine fruit and garden tract, containing thirty five acres of the best soil. He ran a wagon for the handling of garden produce until September, 1891, when he established a market at 20 West State street, where he buys and sells all kinds of produce, doing quite an extensive business in shipping fruit. Mr. Crandall is a Democrat, and in 1889 was elected alderman of the First Ward, and held the office two years. In 1888 he married Emma Cook of the town of Caroline, and they have two children, both sons.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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