Monday, March 31, 2014

Business Card of Attorney Orestes Augustus Crandall (1833-1901) of Sedalia, Missouri

Business card of Attorney Orestes Augustus Crandall, whose office or home office was at 113 Ohio Street, Sedalia, Missouri.

From online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and additions welcome!]

Orestes Augustus Crandall was born 25 February 1833 near Syracuse, New York, the son of Beaman and Mary Polly (Tuttle) Crandall, who were born at Coventry, Connecticut, and Hartford, Connecticut, respectively.  About 1835 Beaman and Mary moved their family to McHenry County, Ilinois, then known as the Crystal Lake Country.

Orestes Augustus Crandall was interested in zoology and geology and was well known for his study of fresh water snails.  Because of that, The Nautilus, a University of Delaware quarterly publication dedicated to the interests of conchologists, published Orestes' obituary in the Volume XV, May 1901 to April 1902.  The obituary outlines a very full and interesting life, from eight years of mining in California, to fighting in the Civil War, to opening a law practice in Sedalia, Missouri, and establishing the Pettis County Bank there and eventually becoming president of the Missouri Trust Company.

On 6 September 1864 in Pettis County, Missouri, Orestes Augustus Crandall married Katherine Allen Kidd, daughter of Allen Howard Kidd and Mildred B. (Garland) Kidd.  "Kate" was born 2 April 1838 in Missouri.  The couple had at least three children, and there may have been another who died in infancy:
  1. Emma Catherine Crandall, born 18 January 1868; married Charles Clark Evans on 25 June 1889
  2. Arthur Lee Crandall, born possibly 18 October 1869; his Find-a-Grave listing has his death date as 28 October 1873, but he was alive for the 1870 Census.
  3. Stella Mildred, born about May 1872
Orestes Augustus Crandall died 6 July 1901.

Arthur Lee Crandall was a member of the Society of Colonial Wars, based on his 7th line of descent from John Crandall,  (- 1676), Commissioner, 1658, '62, '63; Deputy to the General Court of Rhode Island from Westerly, 1670-71; and 8th line of descent from Robert Lockwood (.. - 1658), Sergeant Connecticut Colonial Forces

(from the Register of the Society of Colonial Wars of the State of Missouri, published in 1909).

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!

Reverse of card

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