|Birth: ||Apr. 25, 1871|
|Death: ||Jan. 24, 1948|
Published 28 January 1948
Little River Monitor
Flora E. Crandall, daughter of William J. and Hanna J. Wardlaw, was born April 25, 1871, at Grant City, Worth County, Missouri, and departed this life at Alva, Oklahoma, January 24, 1948, at the age of 76 years, and 9 months.
As a small girl she moved with her family to western Kansas, where as a growing girl she experienced all the vicissitudes of pioneering in a new and reluctant land.
On May 5, 1891 she was united in marriage to A. P. Crandall of Little River, Kansas. Mr. Crandall was then employed by the Santa Fe Railroad and they began their married life at Mitchell, Kansas, where their first son was born. In 1927 they moved to Holyrood, Kansas, where their second son was born, and in 1898 they moved to Little River, Kansas, where they resided for many years and where Mr. Crandall was engaged in railroad work, farming interests and as a banker.
In 1921, with Mrs. Crandall and her husband left Little River and became associated with their son H. C. Crandall in business in Alva, Oklahoma. In 1927 they moved to Nevada, Missouri and from there to Topeka, Kansas where they were associated in business with their son A. B. Crandall.
Mrs. Crandall and her husband enjoyed a privilege given to very few, that of celebrating their golden wedding anniversary at Alva, Oklahoma on May 5, 1941.
Upon the death of her husband who departed this life on September 1, 1944, at his home in Topeka, Kansas. Mrs. Crandall made her home with her son at Alva, Oklahoma until the time of her death. During the last years of her life she was an invalid and confined to her bed but she bore her affliction uncomplainingly and with Christian patience and fortitude.
The life of Mrs. Crandall was centered about her church, the Methodist church, during her entire life. Under the ministry of Rev. Hetrick and Rev. Crouch she was converted in this church and thereafter experienced a great deal of her time and effort to all of its services during her residence in Little River. She was especially active in the choir, which she greatly enjoyed.
Upon establishing her residence in Alva, she again assumed her church affiliations and was the teacher of the Gleaner Class, the women's class of the church, for several years and to which she devoted much of her time.
She was a woman of high Christian principle and character, always standing firm in her ideals of right and wrong and in worth while things of life. Her interests were ever centered in her home, her family and her church.
The memory of her will always be a benediction and a blessing to her family and to all those who knew her. Truly, she gave of her life and talents unstintingly. She kept the faith and a crown awaits her in a brighter and better world.
Mrs. Crandall left surviving her sons, A. B. Crandall, Topeka, Kansas and H. C. Crandall, Alva, Oklahoma; two grandchildren: Marilyn and Lois and one great grandchild, Diane; her sister Louisa Thompson, Leganon, Missouri, many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held from the Methodist church in Little River, Kansas, Monday, January the 26th at 2:45 p.m., Rev. J. W. Jones officiating. "Jesus Lover of My Soul" and "Nearer My God to Thee," were sung by a sextette of girls from the high school. Burial was in Bean cemetery, Little River.
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.
Married Albert Peter Crandall.
Harry Cecil Crandall (1892-1971)
Aubrey Basil Crandall (1897-)
William Wardlaw (1825 - 1899)
Hannah Jane Wardlaw (1831 - 1918)
Albert Peter Crandall (1865 - 1944)
Harry Cecil Crandall (1892 - 1971)*
Jacob Schadel (1855 - 1927)**
John A Shadle (1860 - 1866)**
Henry Clay Wardlaw (1861 - 1936)*
Louisa Wardlaw Thompson (1865 - 1949)*
John William Wardlaw (1867 - 1943)*
Chester Lee Wardlaw (1868 - 1945)*
Flora Ellen Wardlaw Crandall (1871 - 1948)
Created by: Cathy Kessinger
Record added: Apr 23, 2008
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