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Silas Reed Crandall

  • Birth 10 Jan 1857 Iowa, USA
  • Death 12 Aug 1923 Little River, Rice County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Little River, Rice County, Kansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 37760800

Published 16 August 1923
Little River Monitor

SILAS REED CRANDALL

SILAS REED CRANDALL was born in DeWitt, Iowa, January 10, 1857, and died at his home in Little River, Kansas, August 12, 1923, being at the time of his death 66 years, 7 months and 2 days old.

He was united in marriage to Mary A. Ring at Walker, Iowa, September 29, 1881. His father and mother having come to Kansas with their family in 1879 he and his wife with their daughter Grace moved here in 1887.

After coming to Rice county he settled on a farm two miles north of Little River where he lived until he came to town in 1909.

In 1910, during the pastorate of Rev. J. A. Holmes, he professed conversion and joined the Little River Methodist Episcopal church. The next day after uniting with the church he had the courage to tell the men with whom he was working that he had begun to live the Christian life. He was not ashamed to be known as a follower of Christ, and in his going the church has lost a good friend and helper.

His father and mother passed on before him to the better world a little more than 35 years ago, both having died in the spring of 1888.

Besides his wife and two children he leaves to mourn his departure a sister, Mrs. E. H. Bryan of Carroll, Iowa, two brothers, Albert and Alva, three grandchildren, and a large circle of friends and acquaintances.

He will be missed from the family circle, from the streets and places of business, but God has promised a day of reunion when we hope to meet and greet him again.

Funeral services were held at Methodist church in Little River Wednesday afternoon, at 2:30, by a former pastor, Rev. George Watts, and his present pastor, Rev. E. L. Nicholson. The remains were laid to rest in Bean 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.


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  • Created by: Cathy Kessinger
  • Added: 31 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37760800
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Silas Reed Crandall (10 Jan 1857–12 Aug 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37760800, citing Bean Cemetery, Little River, Rice County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Cathy Kessinger (contributor 46997052) .