Information courtesy of Roger Hopkins 26 May 2003
March 23, 1926
FORMER MAYOR DIES AFTER A LONG ILLNESS
Lucius C. Cron, 89, Passes Away After Lingering Illness and Confinement.
Was Potitician, Manufacturer, Business Man and Veteran of the War.
Cron, 89, pioneer resident of Piqua, former mayor, business man, manufacturer,
and for nearly a half century prominent in public life, passed away at his
beautiful home Arrowstan on
The death of Mr. Cron marks the passing of one of the citys most prominent and successful men, both in business and public life and although his condition has been such for some time as to expect the end from day to day his passing comes as a great shock to members of the famly and the entire city.
Cron was born Sept. 16, 1836 in a log cabin, which stood on what is now Water
street, and was then one of the few houses in the village of Piqua. He was the second child in a family of six
born to Nicholas and Nancy Cron, pioneer settlers in
His elementary schooling, which ws the extent of education in those days was acquired under the tutelage of the late M. H. Jones, scholar and teacher, and father of Judge Walter D. Jones. Mr. Cron wsa the last surviving pupil of Professor Jones, who died some years ago, at an advanced age.
his school days Lucius cron served as an apprentice
in masonary, later giving up mason work in preference
to cabinet making. He learned the trade
of cabinet making in a little shop which stood at the corner of what is now
He served in the Civil War as Chief Musician with Co. A, 110th O. V. I. taking part in many famous engagements during the three and a half years he was in service, such as Appotomattox, C. H., Spottyavania, C. H., and others. Mr. Cron was one of the three remaining survivors of his company.
After attaining considerable success in business he founded and for years conducted the L. C. & W. L. Furniture Manufacturing Co., of this city, which is still one of the leading industries. He served as president and genearl manager for over a score of years.
as Mayor of Huntersville, now
Always a strong Democrat, he for years headed the Piqua Democratic party and was elected to the office of Mayor on that ticket serving from 1902 to 1905. As Democratic candidate from the district to the state legislature he was defeated by the narrow margin of nine votes making the strongest run for the office of any member of the party of that period.
Among other prominet events in the life of this pioneer lader, was when he was selected as delegate to attend the funeral of President U. S. Grant at New York, and named State and National commissioner to the board of directors of the Worlds Fair at Chicago, being the only member to have the distinction of being named both state and national commissioner.
term as Mayor of
Those left to mourn his passing are; his widow, Mrs. Marcella Cron, three sons and one daughter including J. C. Cron of Piqua, C. S. of Columbus, Clarence of Dayton and Mrs. Robert J. Kunkle of Piqua. Nine grandchildren and three great grandchidren also survive. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.
March 26, 1926
MANY ATTEND THE RITES OF FORMER MAYOR OF
impressive in their simplicity, marked the last rites held over the remains of
Lucius C. Cron, ex-mayor of
Dr. E. H. Montgomery, in charge of the funeral services delivered a brief eulogistic sermon after which the body was taken to Forest Hill cemetery and laid to rest in the famiily lot with a short service at the grave.
As a mark of esteem for the former head of the city government, city offices were closed during the funeral services, from the hours of 3 to 4 oclock and city officials for the most part attended the services.
Beautiful floral offerings from Mr. Crons many friends and relatives banked the casket and partially filled the room where the body lay in state during the services. Relatives, friends and business associates completely filled the massive home at the services.
Information courtesy of Roger Hopkins 4 Sept 2005
Piqua Daily Call
Piqua, Miami Co., Ohio
Wednesday, March 24, 1926
CRON FUNERAL IS SET FOR THURSDAY
Funeral services for Lucius C. Cron, pioneer merchant and manufacturer and former mayor of Piqua, who died Monday evening at his West Park avenue estate, "Arrowstan" following a long illness - will be held at the home Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Interment will be made at Forest Hill cemetery.
Members of the