Info from obituary of W.L. Cron 6 Nov 1907 Ledger Dispatch? In PAF 8/29/95        JLI

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W.L. CRON   Old Resident and Business Man Died this Morning at Five O'Clock

  Years of suffering were ended this morning when death came to William L. Cron at his home in Broadway. Mr. Cron was one of the old citizens of the city and is well known through out the city where he has been closely associated  with business interests during most of his life until a few years ago when he was forced to retire on account of ill health. For two years he has suffered from a cancer, but until a few weeks ago was able to be up and enjoy the company of his friends of whom he had a large number. Within the past few days a great change had been noticed and it was known by the relatives and friends that the end was very near. Not until within a few hours of his death did his consciousness leave him.

  Mr. Cron was born about two miles east of Piqua and in 1818 while he was

still only a little child he moved to Piqua with his parents who resided innorth Main street. On October 20, 1857 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Frost and together the couple traveled a happy life. Only last month in a very quiet way celbrating their fiftheth wedding anniversary.

  For many years Mr. Cron was a partner in the firm of L.C. and W.L. Cron

Furniture Company, and was also owned a retail furniture store room, now

occupied by the firm of Cron and Walker. A few years ago Mr. and Mrs. Cron went to Cincinanti to live with their son clyde Cron and family, but the old

gentleman who was then broken in health was disatified away from his old home

and friends and came back to Piqua. Besides the widow the deceased leaves four children to mourn their loss. Arrangements for the funeral have not been

definitely arranged but will be announced later.

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

Cron, W. L. (Mr) - Burial Date 08 Nov 1907-Age 80 - Born Ohio - Loc E 1/2 12 7

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!More info from PIQUA DAILY CALL                  Wednesday, November 6, 1907

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USEFUL LIFE IS FINISHED

Death Comes to Home of W.L. Cron Early This Morning and Calls Him.

AN OLD RESIDENT

And Veteran of Civil War, Has Led Retired Life For Some Years Past

  Only a few short weeks since W.L. Cron and his wife celebrated their Golden

Wedding, the anniversary of fifty years of happy married life. Now death has

come and seperated them for a time. Mr. Cron was a native of Ohio and born in

1827, being eighty years of age at his death, which was caused from stomach

trouble from which he had been suffering for some time. He enlisted when the

war broke out, in the 110th O. V. I. and served with honor to the end. Coming

to Piqua he engaged in the furniture business and until a few years ago had a

large interest in the firm of L.C. & W. L. Cron. After he sold his share in the firm he moved with his family to Cincinnati but soon returned to Piqua where he has lived ever since.

  Besides his wife Mary F. Cron, he leaves four children, Volney Cron, of

Pittsburg, Pa., Clyde Cron, of Cincinnati, Milton Cron, who has a farm just

east of Piqua and Mrs. Issie Leonard of East Orange, N.J. All his sons are

married. Besides his immediate family he leaves a number of relatives in Piqua and Miami County.

  The arrangements for the funeral will be announced later.

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PIQUA DAILY CALL                                   Thursday, November 7, 1907

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FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral of the Late W.L. Cron Will Be Held From His Late Home

  The funeral services of the late W.L. Cron, will be held on Friday afternoon at two o'clock from his home at 1114 Broadway. The services will be in charge of Alexander-Mitchell Post C.A.R. While the services at the house will be open to all who wish to attend, it is desired that the burial be private. Interment at Forest Hill.

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NOVEMBER 8, 1907 PIQUA DAILY CALL

 

W.L. CRON

OLD RESIDENT AND BUSINESS MAN

DIED THIS MORNING AT FIVE O’CLOCK

 

     Years of suffering were ended this morning when death came to William L. Cron at his home in Broadway.  Mr. Cron was one of the old citizens of the city and is well known through out the city where he has been closely associated with the business interests during most of his life until a few years ago when he was forced to retire on account of ill health.  For two years he has suffered from a cancer but until a few weeks ago was able to be up and enjoy the company of his friends of whom he had a large number.  Within the past few days a great change had been noticed and it was known by the relatives and friends that the end was very near.  Not until within a few hours of his death did his  consciousness leave him. 

 

     Mr. Cron was born about two miles east of Piqua and in 1818 while he was still only a little child he moved to Piqua with his parents who resided in North Main Street.  On October 20, 1857 he was married to Miss Mary Frost, and together the couple traveled a happy life.  Only last month in a very quiet way celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. 

 

     For many years Mr. Cron was a partner in the firm of L.C. and W.L. Cron Furniture Company, and also owned a retail furniture store room now occupied by the firm of Cron and Walker.  A few years ago Mr. and Mrs. Cron went to Cincinnati to live with their son Clyde Cron and family but the old gentleman who was then broken in health was dissatisfied away from his old home and friends and came back to Piqua.  Besides the widow  the deceased leaves four children to moarn their loss.  Arrangements for the funeral have not been definitely arranged but will be announced later.          

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