Family of Job Robards Crandle (Also spelled Crandall) & Martha Rosette (Barnes) Crandle
Job Robards Crandle was born 13 Aug. 1838 in Canton, Bradford Co., PA. He was the son of Elijah Crandle/Crandall (1799-1844) and Amelia Millison (Newell) Crandle (1800-1887). He had the following siblings:

Stephen (1818-)
William (1920-)

Betsey E. (1821-1902) + John B. Jones

Rhoda (1823-1878) + John Milton Allen
John (1825-1825)Josiah (1826-1856)
John Robert (1827-1915) + Elizabeth P. “Betsey” Wright
Merrick
(1834-1915) + Margaret J. Thomas
Lydia Jane (1837-1875) + William Connelly
Louisa (1841-1923) + Cyrus J. Wilsey
Maryette/Mariaette (1844-1905) + George S. Williams

Job Robards Crandle was a Private in the Civil War, 106th Regiment of PA Volunteers from East Canton, Canton, Twp., Bradford Co., PA; enlisted 16 Oct 1861 to serve for 3 years; discharged 15 Oct 1864. He married Martha Rosette Barnes in 1864 and took up farming in the township of Canton, Bradford Co., PA. He died 5 May 1920 in Canton, PA. Additional Job Robards Crandle Notes:

Job Robards Crandle married Martha Rosette Barnes 5 March 1865 in West Leroy, PA. She was the daughter of David Benona Barnes (1816-1901) and Sarah Ann (Andrus) Barnes (1824-1885). Together Job & Martha Rosette had 9 children:

Emma Gertrude, 14 Jan 1866 - 26 Jan 1953 + Clayton Morell Fitzwater
Mary Caroline “Carrie”, 5 Apr 1867 - 14 Jan 1944 + Peter Freeman
George Ray, 1 Nov 1868 - 24 Sep 1942, hearing impaired due to childhood illness
Sarah Millison “Millie”, 2 May 1870 - 26 Mar 1905 + Edward Lindley
Cora May, 4 Apr 1872 - 3 Oct 1926 + Fred J. Palmer
Blanche Anna, 18 Jan 1875 - 4 May 1917
Verna Deming, 30 Apr. 1879 - 11 Oct 1967 + Fred W. Benedict (née Minor)
Martin R., 26 Jul 1883 – 4 May 1884, died as a child
Inez Pearl, 13 Sep 1885 - 4 May 1975, librarian 50 years

Job Crandle & Janet Crandle Girls Job Crandle Home Gertie, Verna, Inez 1951

Martha Rosette (Barnes) Crandle died 18 Jul 1905 in Canton, Bradford Co., PA. “MRS. JOB CRANDLE, one of Canton’s old residents, died on Tuesday morning from illness following an operation for hernia. She leaves a husband and large family of children. The funeral was held Thursday from her late residence. – July 1905 Canton Independent Sentinel. Register of Deaths, Courthouse Records, Towanda PA: [transcribed] Crandle, M. Rosetta, age 61, born in Canton, PA, housewife, died in Canton, PA, Hernia, 8 days, buried in East Canton Cemetery, 20 Jul 1905.

Supporting Documentation

• Death Certificate, Job R. Crandle, born 13 Aug 1838; died 5 May 1920; retired farmer; father Elijah Crandle of PA; mother Millison Newell of PA; informant Miss Cora Crandle of Canton, PA.

• Last Will & Testament, 18 May 1920 as told to Clayton M. Fitzwater. I bequeath to my daughters, Emma Gertrude Fitzwater, Mary Claribel Freeman, Cora May Crandle, Inez Pearl Crandle and Verna D. Crandle, each the sum of $200. I give to my grandson, Edward R. Crandle, the sum of $200.00. All the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate real and personal I give and bequeath to my son George R. Crandle and my daughter, Cora May Crandle, eath to each an undivided one half interest. And I appoint Clayton M. Fitzwater executor of my estate.[paraphrased by author].

• JOB CRANDLE died Wednesday, May 5, at his home in this place after a 15 weeks’ illness of heart disease and complications, at the age of 81 years. He was a Civil War veteran, having enlisted in 1861 and served until the close of the war. He was in Company C, 106th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, and took part in 17 battles. At Fredericksburg he was wounded in the shoulder. His memory was clear to the last, and during the final days of his life he called the roll of Company C name for name. Through the long illness he was a true soldier, never complaining, although his suffering was intense at times. During these trying days he lived over again the days of the war, and told to those around his bedside many incidents of historic value. He was a member of Ingham Post, Grand Army of the Republic and for 50 years a member of the Methodist Church. His wife died 15 years ago, and his surviving relatives are: sons and daughters, Mrs. C. M. Fitzwater, Canton; Mrs. Peter Freeman, Grover; Mrs. Fred Benedict, Savona, N.Y.; Inez, Dubois; George and Cora at home; 14 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon in the Methodist Church and interment was made in East Canton Cemetery.  –1945 Canton Independent Sentinel, 25 Years Ago article.

• 1870 Fed. Census, PA, Bradford, Canton Twp lists Job Crandall, a farmer, age 30 with wife M.R. (Martha Rosette) age 25 and children E.G. (Emma Gertrude) 4; Mary 2; George 1; and Sarah 1 mo. Census enumerated June 1870.

• 1880 Fed. Census Job was listed as [John] Crandall, age 42, wife Martha R. age 35, children: Emma G. Carrie M., George R., Sarah M., Cora May, Blanche, and Verna D. age 1 year.

• 1900 Census, Canton Twp, Bradford Co, PA, Crandle, Job, head, b. Aug 1838, age 61, married 35 yrs, born in PA, Farmer, owns farm; Martha, wife, b. July 1844, 55, married 35 years, had 8 children - 8 living, born in PA, housewife; children: George R., son, b.  Nov 1868, 31, single, farm laborer, does not speak English (hearing impaired); Cora M., daughter, b. Apr 1877, 29, single, no occupation listed; Verna D., daughter, b. Apr 1879, 21, single, teacher; Inez, daughter, age 4, b. Sept 1885, 15, single, at school; Edward, grandson, age 4, b. Mar 1886, single, at school, father born in NY, mother born in PA; all children b. PA.; also, on same page is Daniel A. Fitzwater & Lucinda. Daniel’s son, Clayton married Emma Gertrude Crandle.

• 1907 Canton Twp Directory lists Job Crandle, dairy farmer

• 1910 Fed. Census lists Job R. Crandall as head of house, age 71, with son, George 41 and daughter, Cora, age 32.

• Apr. 2, 1915, Dept of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, Job Crandle lists children : Emma Gertrude; Mary Carrabell; George R; Sarah Milisson; Cora Mae; Verna D; Blanch A; Martin R; Inez P. Crandle, Sept. 15, 1885. This document was in his own hand and includes their birthdates.

Regarding Edward Crandle: Some sources, including LDS sources, show Edward as the son of Job Robards Crandle. In fact, Edward was the grandson of Job R. Crandle as corroborated in the 1900 Federal Census, Job R. Crandle’s Last Will & Testament and various other personal family contributions. Edward Ray Crandle was born 6 March 1886 in Canton, PA. He died of a heart attack 28 November 1937 in Wheeler, Steuben Co., NY. He married Maud Nora Fox 25 Nov. 1923. She had two boys, Deyo & Leo from her previous marriage to Ira W. Geer. There was no issue from Edward and Maud Nora’s marriage. Job Crandle's youngest daughter, Inez Pearl Crandle, was born 13 September 1885; Edward Crandle was born 6 March 1886, six months after Inez Pearl's birth. Edward was "adopted" into the family and raised as one of Job & Martha Rosette's children.
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