The following is an excerpt from BGG page on Cadaco,
"In 1940, on the eve of World War II, YANKEE DOODLE became a popular CADACO game, and was copyrighted by Ellis and another CADACO employee, Crandall. Crandall was related to C. Leslie Crandall, a Bohemian artist who did much of the artwork for CADACO-ELLIS games and was a partner until the company was later sold.
The following is from the website:
In 1940, YANKEE DOODLE became a popular game, judging by the number of copies that are still around today. Historians will note that the copyright was by Crandall & Ellis. Crandall was not related to the famous name connected with blocks and with E.G. Selchow (PIGS IN CLOVER), but was C. Leslie Crandall, a bohemian artist in San Francisco who did much of the artwork for Cadaco-Ellis, becoming a partner around the late ‘30s until the 1960s when the company was sold.
The following is from the website: www.findagrave.com
C. Leslie Crandall
El Carmelo Cemetery
Popular Science, May 1942, Page 132
Photo of C. Leslie Crandall
Photo addendum: C. Leslie Crandall is one of the nations foremost creators of games. He's at work here on a brandnew geograph game that you may be playing soon.
Popular Science, May 1942
The following is from the website: www.askart.com
Biography C. Leslie Crandall
Born in Alabama on May 13, 1907. Crandall was a resident of San Francisco in the 1930s. He died in Monterey, CA on Nov. 27, 1979. Exh: Vallejo Public Library, 1935. In: SFMA; State Museum Resource Center (Sacramento).
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
City Directory; Death record.