Hamilton News, March 21, 1913
Mrs. H. E. Crandall Dead.
Mrs.. H. E. Crandall died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Griffith,
Wednesday afternoon after a short illness. Mrs. Crandall was eighty-eight
years old. The funeral service will be held from the M. E. Church this
afternoon at 1:30. Interment in the Hamilton cemetery, Obituary next
The Hamilton News, Hamilton, Steuben County, Indiana, Friday Morning,
March 18, 1913
Mrs. Harriett Crandall, daughter of Aaron and Cyrena Esty, was born
June 1st, 1825, in Ontario county, N. Y., and departed this life March 19,
1913, at Hamilton, Ind., aged 87 years, 9 months and 18 days. She was
one of a family of nine children, three of whom are still living, two brothers,
William Esty, in Illinois, and Elvin, in Wisconsin, and the sister, Mrs.
Arzilia Stirdivant, who also resides in Wisconsin.
Mrs. Crandall moved from New York to Richfield, Ohio, when she was a
young woman and about this time united with the Methodist Episcopal church
and remained a member of this church for nearly 70 years, except a few years
when she was a member of the United Bretheren church at Pleasant Lake.
In 1844 she was united in marriage to W. A. Crandall. They moved
to Steuben county, Ind. in 1854 and settled in Otsego township. To
them were born three daughters and one son. The husband and father
died in 1871, and the son, George Crandall, in 1886, and one daughter, Mrs.
Harriett Bennett, passed away in 1910. Two daughters, Mrs. John Griffith,
of Hamilton, Ind., and Mrs. Emma Wilcox of Perry, N. Y., five grandchildren,
nine great-grandchildren, two brothers and a sister, together with a large
circle of relatives and friends mourn her departure.
Mrs. Crandall has lived to see this community transformed from a wilderness
to a beautiful and well cultivated country. She came from a family
noted for their piety and industry. During her long life, whether in
sorrow or joy, in real or in the full enjoyment of life she always found
time for prayer, reading the Bible and worship. Jesus Christ was so
real to her and the church such a comfort that she would make any sacrifice
to prove her undying love for them.
She was a dear mother and a true friend. Her precious life will
be a bright memory in the lives of her dear ones. Earth has lost one
of its noble souls but heaven's portals have swung open to admit her into
the presence of the dear Lord Jesus whom she most devoutly loved and served
while here below.
The funeral services were held from the M. E. church at Hamilton, Ind.,
March 22, 1913, conducted by her pastor, Rev. J. O. Campbell, and the body
laid away in the Hamilton cemetery.
We have a photo taken in Toledo, Lucas OH of Harriet Eliza Esty and
William A. Crandall. On the back is written: "Grandfather Crandall's
Brother, William & wife Eliza -
father of Harriet, Emma, Mary and George Crandall"
The Grandfather Crandall referred to is George Martin Crandall, brother
of William A. Crandall. We would like to give copies of the photo to
their descendants and exzchange family data.
Margaret W. Crandall
Graniteville, SC 29829