|Birth: ||Jan. 24, 1865|
|Death: ||Sep. 1, 1944|
Published 7 September 1944
Little River Monitor
A P. CRANDALL BURIED HERE MONDAY AFTERNOON
Albert Peter Crandall, son of Eleazor and Minerva Crandall, was born January 24, 1865, at DeWitt, in Lynn county, Iowa, and departed this life at Topeka Kans., September 1, 1944, at the age of 79 years, 7 months, and 8 days.
He came to Kansas with his parents when a small boy, about 12 years of age, and resided with them on a farm in the Little River neighborhood, where he grew to manhood.
On May 5, 1891, he was united in marriage to Flora E. Wardlaw, and two sons, H. C. Crandall and A. B. Crandall, were born of this union. Mr. Crandall was employed by the Santé Fe Railroad company at the time of his marriage and he continued in such employ as agent for the company at Little River, until in 1910 when he resigned to attend to his farming interests.
In 1912 he became associated with C. C. Shumway in the management of the Little River State bank as cashier, in which institution he later became president. It was during his administration as mayor of Little River that electricity and an adequate water system were installed.
In 1921 Mr. Crandall left Little River and became associated with his son, H. C. Crandall, in business at Alva, Okla. In 1927 he moved to Nevada, Mo., and from there in 1940 to Topeka, Kans., where he was associated in business with his son, A. B. Crandall.
He and his wife enjoyed a privilege that is given to very few – that of celebrating their golden wedding anniversary, at Alva, Okla., on May 5, 1941.
Mr. Crandall who was of a retiring disposition, was a great family man, and his interests were ever centered about his home, his wife, his children and his grandchildren. He enjoyed a keen and vigorous mind and good health up to the time of his unexpected passing.
Although Mr. Crandall never formally identified himself with any church, he has on many occasions stated his absolute belief in a Supreme Being, and he practiced and lived upon the basis of the Golden Rule, which after all, in its last analysis, is but applied Christianity. He always identified himself with every worth while endeavor and gave generously of his time and means in support thereof.
Truly it can be said that Albert P. Crandall dedicated his life to his family and to their comfort and well-being. The memory of him will ever be benediction, and a blessing to his wife, his sons, his grandchildren and his great grandchild. His comradeship, his great and genial spirit, his cheerfulness and his family fidelity still enshrine him forever in the minds and hearts of his family and his host of friends. It can be truly said of Albert P. Crandall that he played the game of life, fairly, squarely and honestly, and that the world was made fuller and richer by his having journeyed along this way.
Mr. Crandall left surviving him, his wife, Flora E. Crandall of the home, two sons, H. C. Crandall of Alva, Okla., and A. B. Crandall of Topeka, Kans., two grandchildren, Lois and Marilyn, and one great-granddaughter, Dianne, and many nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.
Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist church in Little River, Kansas, September 4 at 2:30. Rev. J. W. Jones officiating, burial was made in the local cemetery.
Reprinted with permission, The Monitor-Journal, 248 Main Street, Little River, KS, 67457. Provided by Young Historical Library, 201 Main Street, P.O. Box 126, Little River, Kansas 67457.
Eleazer Crandall (1824 - 1888)
Minerva Jane Lacock Crandall (1826 - 1888)
Flora Ellen Wardlaw Crandall (1871 - 1948)*
Harry Cecil Crandall (1892 - 1971)*
Harrison Crandall (1853 - 1900)*
Elizabeth Lucinda Crandall Bryan (1860 - 1943)*
Albert Peter Crandall (1865 - 1944)
Alva Allen Crandall (1867 - 1939)*
Created by: Cathy Kessinger
Record added: Apr 23, 2008
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