!Piqua City Directory, 1920 page 119

Cron Jackson C (Stella I), Funeral Director, 400 N Wayne, Tel Main 15

                       h   411 Broadway, Tel Main 198 (See bottom edge)

Cron John Clifford, student, b 411 Broadway

Cron Kenneth L, Asst Funeral Director JC Cron, b 411 Broadway, Tel Main 198

                     -end-

.............................................................................

!Piqua City Directory, 1902 page 56

CRON, KENNETH L (Grace I), Funeral Director J C Cron h 728 W Greene

                              Tel Main 530

                     -end-

.............................................................................

!OBITUARIES:Piqua Ohio  45356, Friday, June 13, 1969 inputed in PAF 9/4/95 JLI

===========================================================

FUNERAL HOME PRESIDENT, DIES

  Kenneth L. Cron, 70, of 728 W. Greene, retired president of J. C. Cron &

Sons, Inc., funeral homes here and in Troy, and vice prisident and director of the Third Savings and Load Co., died at 9:15 a.m. today in Piqua Memorial

Hospital. He had been hospitalized four weeks and in failing health for three

years.

  A native of Piqua, born May 16, 1899, he was the eldest of three sons,

Jackson C. and Stella I. Dennan Cron. He joined his father in the funeral home business after he graduated from Piqua Central High School following which he attended and graduated from Cincinnati College of Embalming, and spent a year at Ohio State University. He passed the State Board of Embalmers in 1920.

  In 1936 the business was organized as a partnership between Kenneth and his

brothers, John C. and Robert D. Cron, and their father. Later, the partnership was reorganized among the three sons when their father retired from the business.

  When the firm became incorporated in 1969, he became president, retireng for health reasons Jan. 1 of this year.

  Mr. Cron was a former city commissioner, serving the unexpired term of Ralph Louis from June 1, 1951 to Jan. 1, 1954. He served a number of years as a Miami County jury commissioner.

  He was vice president and director of the Third Savings and Loan for a number of years and was serving in those capacities at the time of his death.

  He was a member of Warren Lodge 24, a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the 32

Club and Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton, as well as a member of the Elks, Eagles, Moose, American Legion and 40 el 8.

  He was also an active member of the Piqua Rotary Club, Border City Luncheon

Club and a director of the YMCA. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian

Church and had served on its board of trustees. He was active on the executive board of the Piqua Community Chest.

  For many years Mr. Cron was active in Boy Scout work in the ?????????????????

                     -end-

.............................................................................

!Info from Memoirs of the Miami Valley - ed. by John C. Hover (V-3) - pub. by

  Robert O. Law Co., 1920 --- Inputed in PAF 4 Sept 1995 by John L. Inman

============================================================

side is related to one of the very earliest pioneer families of this section of the county, while on the paternal side he is a grandson of the founder of the business that eventually becme the L. C. & W. L. Cron Company, one of Piqua's largest furniture industries. L. C.  Cron was for many years interested in the manufacture of furniture, as well as being indentified with the retail end of the business as a merchant, and was a man of sound business principles and excellent reputation. He and his wife were the parents of three children: Ella, who married Henry May; Charles, of Columbus, and J. C. After the death of his first wife, Mr. Cron married Marcella Brown, and they became the parents of two children: Florence, who is the wife of Doctor Kunkle, of Piqua, and Clarence.

L. C. Cron, who still survives, has been a prominent man in this community, and has been interested in local political affairs for many years, having at one time served as mayor of Huntersville, and also of Piqua for one term. J. C. Cron was educated in the public schools of Piqua (missing page two)

                     -end-

.............................................................................

Forrest Hill Cemetery    inputed in PAF 8 Sept 1995 by John Inman

Cron, Kenneth L. - Burial Date 16 Jun 1969 - Age 70 - Born Ohio - Loc 1 G

.............................................................................

Soc Sec # 274-34-0722