April 22, 1931
L. C. CRON IS CLAIMED BY DEATH EARLY WEDNESDAY
of Former Mayor of Piqua Succumbs After an Extended Illness
Marcella Cron, widow of the late L. C. Cron, former mayor of Piqua, died at the
home of her daughter Mrs. Robert L. Kunkle, 320 West High street this morning at
6 o’clock after an extended illness.
Mrs. Cron was born in Dayton on December 4, 1847 and was a great
granddaughter of Mrs. Catherine Van Cleve Thompson who was the first white child
born in Dayton. She was a descendant
of the first settlers of Dayton and a cousin of Orrville and Wilbur Wright.
Her father and mother were Empson and Harriet Brown and Mr. Brown
established the first blanket mill in Piqua. Mrs. Cron attended the Piqua High
school and was a member of the Presbyterian church, in her younger days she took
an active part in the church’s activities and at one time taught a class of
boys in the Sunday school. Mrs. Cron had the faculty of attracting a large
circle of friends. Her wide
knowledge of interesting facts, both past and present, made her one of the most
fascinating conversationist with whom one would wish to talk. For the past five
years Mrs. Cron had made her home with Mrs. Kunkle, whose untiring devotion
looked to her mother’s every comfort. Previously
to living with Mrs. Kunkle, Mrs. Cron lived for thirty years in the home that is
now “Arrowston” the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Wood, III. Mrs. Cron is
survived by one daughter, Mrs. Kunkle; three sons, Clarence and Charles of
Columbus and J. C. Cron of Piqua; nine grandchildren and six great
grandchildren; two brothers Lovill Brown of Piqua and Frank Brown living in
California. Funeral services will be held from the home of Mrs. Kunkle on Friday
afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in charge of Dr. George Brewer of the Presbyterian
church. Burial will be on the family
lot in Forest Hill cemetery.
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