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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published by Mills & Company in 1883.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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HARVEY C. CRANDALL, liveryman and proprietor of feed stable, was born in Jefferson county, New York, in 1812. His father, Roswell, was a native of Washington county, New York. His mother’s maiden name was Susana Cross, a native of Henry county, Massachusetts. Mr. Crandall was reared and educated in New York. In 1848 he removed to Watertown, Wisconsin, where he was engaged in farming and the hotel business for about twenty-five years. In December, 1868, removed to Lake county, Illinois, where he again engaged in farming and the dairy business until 1876, when he became a citizen of Jasper county, Missouri, and a resident of Carthage. Soon after arriving here he bought the interest of Dr. Britton in the livery stable of Mix & Britton, where he remained until February, 1880, when he bought the interest of his partner, Mr. Mix. In the spring of 1882 he moved into his present quarters on the corner of Grant and Second streets, where he has a large and elegant stable. He has, on an average, from fifteen to twenty horses, with excellent buggies, carriages, and turnouts of the first order. Besides his business in livery accomodation, he does a large general feed and boarding business and sale stable. He was married in 1846 to Miss Esther A. Crocker of Jefferson county, New York. There are six children in the family; three boys and three girls living. Mr. Crandall is a man who is held in high esteem by the citizens of Carthage for his general business courtesy and good nature.

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This family biography is one of more than 1,000 biographies included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published in 1883.  For the complete description, click here: Jasper County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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