Bio: Crandall, William W. (1881)
Contact: Janet Schwarze

---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin,, pg. 207.


WILLIAM W. CRANDALL, Chippewa Falls, came to Wisconsin in June. 1857, and located in the town of La Fayette, Chippewa County, where he lived until December, 1863, when he enlisted in Co. A, 7th Wis. V. I., and served until July 13, 1865, when he was mustered out at Madison, and returned to La Fayette. He made that place his home until six years ago. The first year after leaving the army, he engaged in farming, and the second year worked at the carpenter's trade. He was then, for a year, engaged in superintending the building of a bridge across the Chippewa River at the mills, Chippewa Falls. He was Deputy Post-master one year. Deputy Register of Deeds two years, Register of Deeds two years, and since then has been Deputy County Clerk. He was born in Palmyra, Wayne Co., N. Y., March 30, 1825, and moved to Calhoun County, Mich., with his parents, in 1836. He lived there until 1847, when he went to Chicago and resided in northern Illinois until he came to Chippewa Falls. He was married at Crystal Lake, Illinois. April 26, 1853, to Amy Phillips, who was born in Rochester, Monroe Co., N. Y., They have four childrenóJ. Clarence, Lily D., James Wadsworth and Eugene Vane. Mr. Crandall is a member of the I. O. O. F. He was a charter member, and assisted in organizing the first lodge in the Chippewa Valley, at Eau Claire, and afterwards instituted a lodge at Chippewa Falls.



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