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CRANDALL, Thomas Roy 1889 - 1943

CRANDALL, HARROP, PRESS, MATTHEWS

Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 5/25/2021 at 21:22:46

"The Fairfield Daily Ledger"
Saturday, October 2, 1943
Front Page, Column 2

T. R. CRANDALL INJURED IN CAR ACCIDENT
Local man still unconscious after smash-up near Cedar bridge

T. R. CRANDALL, owner and manager of Crandall's Refrigerator and Radio Service, 117 East Broadway, is in the Jefferson county hospital today suffering from shock and possible internal injuries as a result of an automobile smash-up which occurred on the west side of the Cedar bridge west of Fairfield on Highway 24 (sic - 34) shortly after 2:00 a.m. this morning.

CRANDALL was reported as still unconscious late this morning.

He was brought to Fairfield by ambulance around 2:30 a.m.

Sheriff Thomas Howell who investigated the accident reports that the extent of the damage to the sedan CRANDALL was driving has not yet been determined. It is believed, howeer, that the car is badly smashed.

Although there were no witnesses to the accident evidence indicates CRANDALL probably lost control of the car, rounding the curve, went down the steep incline, hit the ground head on and turned over.

The car was found several yards off the north side off the highway on its side.

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"The Fairfield (Ia.) Daily Ledger"
Monday, October 4, 1943
Page SIX, Column 5

CRANDALL Reported In Serious Condition As Result Of Accident

T. R. CRANDALL, local owner and manager of Crandall's Refrigerator and Radio Service, 117 East Broadway, was reported in a critical condition this morning at the Jefferson county hospital.

CRANDALL has been in a semi-conscious state since he was taken to the local hospital following an automobile accident early Saturday morning.

The sedan driven by CRANDALL allegedly got out of control and turned over near the west side of Cedar bridge on highway 34 around 2:00 a.m. Saturday.

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"The Fairfield (Ia.) Daily Ledger"
Tuesday, October 19, 1943
Page FIVE, Column 8

CRANDALL DIED LATE MONDAY AT HOSPITAL
Local business man fails to recover from automobile accident injuries

Thomas Roy CRANDALL, 54, prominent Fairfield business man, 117 East Broadway, passed away at the Jefferson county hospital around 11:40 p.m. last night, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident which occurred October 2.

He has been confined to the hospital since that time.

CRANDALL, owner and manager of Crandall's Electric Service in this city, was born March 29, 1889 in La Clede, Mo.

He came to this community in 1922, and has been in the electrical business for the past 21 years.

He was a member of the local Elk and Eagle lodges (sic).

CRANDALL is survived by three children: Courtney, Fairfield; Perry, United States Coast Guard, stationed at San Francisco, Calif., and Mrs. Martha HARROP of Chicago.

He is also survived by his mother Mrs. Mattie CRANDALL of Fairfield, one brother, Wallace of Boulder, Colorado, and one sister, Mrs. Beatrice PRESS of Iowa City.

He was preceded in death by his wife, who died August 10, 1936.

Arrangements for funeral services are pending word from relatives.

The body has been taken to the Murray funeral home.

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"The Fairfield (Ia.) Daily Ledger"
Wednesday, October 20, 1943
Page SIX, Columns 7 and 8

CRANDALL Rites To Be Held Saturday At Local Funeral Home

Funeral services for Thomas Roy CRANDALL, Fairfield business man for the past 21 years, who died late Monday night as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident, will be held at the Murray Funeral Home Saturday at 3:00 o'clock.

The Reverand S. P. Williamson will have charge of the service.

Burial will take place at the Evergreen Cemetery.

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"The Fairfield (Ia.) Daily Ledger"
Friday, October 22, 1943
Page FIVE, Column 2

Last Rites For T. R. CRANDALL Tomorrow Afternoon

Funeral services for Thomas Roy CRANDALL, who died late Monday October 18, will be held at the Murray Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock.

Services will be conducted by the Rev. S. P. Williamson, pastor of the Fairfield First Christian Church and burial will take place at the Evergreen cemetery.

Perry CRANDALL, U. S. Coast Guard of San Francisco, Calif. is expected to arrive tonight or early tomorrow in time for his father's funeral.

Mr. CRANDALL's daughter, Mrs. Martha HARROP of Chicago, a brother Wallace of Boulder, Colo., and a sister, Mrs. Beatrice PRESS of Iowa City, have already arrived for the services.

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"The Fairfield (Ia.) Daily Ledger"
Friday, October 22, 1943
Page SIX, Column 5

--Mrs. William MATTHEWS of Centerville is here for a few days visit with her sister, Mrs. Martha CRANDALL who is a guest in the home of Miss Luella Jones. She was called here by the death of Thomas CRANDALL. Also here by the death of Mr. CRANDALL was Mrs. Beatrice PRESS of Burlington, a sister, who is a guest in the home of her nephew, Courtney CRANDALL and family, 207 West Briggs street.

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"The Fairfield (Ia.) Daily Ledger"
Monday, October 25, 1943
Page SEVEN, Column 7

PROBATE OF WILL

State of Iowa, Jefferson County, ss:

TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

Notice is hereby given that an instrument, purporting to be the last Will and Testament of T. R. CRANDALL, Deceased is now on file in the office of the Clerk of the District Court of Jefferson County, and that Thursday, October 28th, A. D. 1943 at 9:30 o'clock A. M. has been set for proof and final hearing of same.

Witness my hand and the seal of said Court this 25th day of October, 1943.

W. S. Parkin, Clerk of District Court.
Oct. 25.

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"The Fairfield (Ia.) Daily Ledger"
Monday, October 25, 1943
Page FIVE, Column 3

LOCALS

...--Mr. and Mrs. Wallace CRANDALL left this afternoon for their home in Boulder, Colo. after being called here by the death and burial of the former's brother Thomas R. CRANDALL. ...

... Mrs. William MATTHEWS returned to her home in Centerville Saturday afternoon following a several days visit with her sister Mrs. Martha CRANDALL in the home of Miss Luella Jones 305 North Main street. ...

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*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I have no relation to the person(s) mentioned.

Note: Buried in Lot 3rd.086 with wife Bertha. His gravestone notes a birth year of 1890, however his obituary and his death certificate give 1889 as his birth year.


 

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