Newspaper Unknown but suspected to be Piqua Daily Call, Piqua, Ohio.

Monday, July 3, 1905  


Death of Andrew J. Cron at His Home Sunday Morning.  


Had Been in Failing Health Over Two Years - Funeral Wednesday Afternoon.  

Andrew J. Cron died Sunday morning at his home on East Main street, after a long illness.  He had been in failing health for more than two years but was compelled to give up business affairs a year ago last October.  A progressive paralysis was the cause of his illness and death. Mr. Cron had been for many years actively engaged in business in this city and has shared in its prosperity.  Twenty-five years ago with R. B. Kills and others he organized the Cron & Kills Company, now the Cron-Kills Co. and engaged in the manufacture of furniture.  The business has steadily grown in magnitude and is now one of Piqua’s foremost industries.  Mr. Cron was born in Piqua July 1, 1852, and was just one day past his 53 birthday the day he died.  All his life has been spent in Piqua with the exception of two years in Dawson, Shelby county where he was engaged in the saw mill business with his brother, Henry Cron.  Returning to Piqua, he entered the employ of the L. C. & W. L. Cron Co. as a cabinet maker remaining with them until 1880 when he left to organize the Cron & Kills Company.  Mr. Cron was married July 31, 1873 to Miss Almeda Noland, of this city.  To them were born ten children , six sons and four daughters, of whom eight are living.  One son was killed by a railroad accident a few weeks ago and a daughter died in infancy.  They have seen their family growing up to years of maturity and to welcome one grandson to the family circle. He leaves also two brothers; Mayor L. C. Cron, and Henry Cron, both of Piqua and one sister Mrs. Sarah Thomas of Shelby County. He was for many years a member of Piqua lodge, No. 8, Miami Encampment I. O. O. F.  The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Grace M. E. Church.  The services will be conducted by Rev. Louis Neth.  The members of Piqua lodge, Miami Encampment and the employees of the Cron-Kills Co. will attend in a body. Interment will be in Forest Hill cemetery.

Newspaper Unknown, but most likely a Piqua paper.

Wednesday, July 5, 1905  


Funeral of A. J. Cron Held This Afternoon at Grace M. E. Church -- Interment in Forest Hill.  

The funeral of the late Andrew J. Cron was held this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at the Grace M. E. church. The services which were conducted by the Rev. Louis Neth, were very largely attended.  The members of Piqua lodge, No. 8 I. O. O. F. and the employees of the Cron-Kills Co. attended in a body.  The floral offerings were numerous and very handsome. Interment was in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Provided by Roger A. Hopkins

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