Obituary for Samuel B. Crandall

From: Andover News, Andover,NY – March 1960
Samuel B. Crandall, 85, lifelong resident of Independence died at 7:10 a.m. in the Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, Saturday, March 5, 1960 following several years of ill health.
He was born November 6, 1874 in Independence the son of William R. and Emily Benjamin Crandall.
Mr. Crandall was a graduate of Alfred University receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1897.  He received his doctorate from Columbia University in 1904 and a law degree from Georgetown University in 1906.
He served for a number of years in the Department of State, Attorney General’s Office in Washington, D.C., and was considered an authority on International Law.  He was author of a book entitled “Treaties, Their Making and Enforcement.”
Mr. Crandall was a member of the Andover Central School Board since its beginning and President of the Board for the past 21 years.  He was also a Trustee of Alfred University and the Independence Seventh Day Baptist Church and a member of Andover Grange.
He was for a number of years a Director in the Andover National Bank and upon the consolidation with the Citizens National Bank was named to the Advisory Board of the Andover Branch.
After the passing of his parents, Mr. Crandall returned to the home farm in Independence where he became a prominent breeder of purebred Holstein cattle.
He is survived by one sister, Miss Anna Laura Crandall with whom he resided and several cousins.
Funeral services were held at the Independence Seventh Day Baptist Church at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. O. B. Hill officiating with burial in the Independence Cemetery.
The Andover Central School was closed Tuesday afternoon and the school faculty attended the funeral services in a body.
From: Andover News, Andover,NY – March 1960