Was Winfield James Crandell b. 1910 possibly named for the Civil War general?

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That seemed to be a popular thing to do years ago--to name a son after a political or war hero that was admired. I have several ancestors named after General Lafayette (their first name was Lafayette), my great-grandfather's given name was Colonel Houston Murr (yes Colonel was his first name), after the man Houston, Texas is named after. I have another ancestor named General Washington Murr (yes his first name was General). There are countless examples, and you will probably encounter it more as you go farther back.
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