Piqua Daily Call

Saturday, August 27, 1949  


Charles William Cron, 63, retired prominent grocer, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 3 o’clock this morning at his home, 1521 Nicklin Avenue.   He retired from active business three years ago when his son Charles M. Cron, took over the grocery which his father had operated for 30 years, the Cron Grocery on Nicklin avenue being one of the well-known independent retail food establishments here.  Failing health was the reason for the elder Cron’s retirement.  The son of William R. and Caroline Lobenstein Cron, he was born June 1, 1886 in Piqua and had spent his entire life here.  He attended Piqua schools and was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical church.  On August 11, 1910 he was married to Anna Guenthner, who survives.  He had previously been employed as a cabinet maker at the Cron Kills company.  He was a member of Warren Lodge No. 24, F. & A. M., Piqua Chapter LaFayette Council and Scottish Rite 32nd Degree of Masonry and also a member of the Jr. O. U. A.M. here.  Surviving are his wife, Anna; a son, Charles M. Cron and a grand-daughter, Lois Ann Cron, all of Piqua; three sisters, Mrs. Bert Compton (Hattie) of Dayton; Mrs. Bert Inman (Pansy) of Haver, Montana, and Mrs. Samuel Burns (Mollie) of Piqua.  Two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.  The Rev. Paul J. Gehm will be in charge of funeral rites at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the J. C. Cron and Sons funeral home, burial to be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at Cron's Monday and Tuesday until the hour of rites.

Provided by Roger A. Hopkins

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