biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
E. H. CRANDALL, of Garfield Township, was born in Chautauqua County, N. Y., June 10, 1839, and is a son of C. E. and Lucy (Brown) Crandall, natives of New York. In 1854 they removed to Warren County, Ill., residing there for five years, and thence to Henderson County. The former is still living at Gladstone, Ill., and the latter died in November, 1877, at the age of sixty-two years. The subject of this sketch remained at home until the beginning of the war of the Rebellion, and in April, 1861, enlisted in the 10th Illinois Infantry, a regiment of three months' men, and re-enlisted in the 16th Illinois Infantry, serving altogether four years and three months. He was taken prisoner at Hornsboro while on a foraging expedition, and confined in Libby prison for two months. He was with his regiment in the following engagements: Corinth, Island No.10, Lookout Mountain, Kennesaw Mountain, the siege of Atlanta, and Bentonville, N. C. he was wounded at Buzzard's Roost in the knee, has received $1,100 back pension, and now has an allowance of $8 per month. After the war he went back to Henderson County, Ill., remaining there until January, 1866, when he came to this county, where he has remained since with the exception of one year. He was continuously engaged in the coal business until April, 1885, when he bought a piece of land and engaged in farming. Mr. Crandall was married, June 7,1866, to Minerva Kirkpatrick, a native of Indiana. They were the parents of seven children; Laura, born June 23, 1867, is a graduate of Beacon High School, and follows the profession of teaching; Benjamin, born Dec. 2,1869, is engaged in the mill at Beacon; Edward, born March 8, 1872; Alonzo, Oct. 18, 1874; Nellie, Feb. 3,1879; and Claude and Maud, Jan. 9, 1883, are at home. Mr. Crandall is a member of the I. O. O. F. and G. A. R. Politically he is a Democrat, and has served that party one year as Chairman of the County Central Committee, and has been a member of the committee for several years. in 1885 he was appointed Postmaster at Beacon by President Cleveland, but declined the position. He has been Constable in Garfield Township for five years. Mr. Crandall is a gentleman who enjoys the full confidence and highest regard of a host of friends and acquaintances.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy