Wednesday, November 6, 1907  


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

AN OLD RESIDENT And Veteran of the 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 separated them for a time.  Mr. Cron was a native of Ohio and born in 1827, being eighty years of age at this 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 Pitsburg, 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.

Piqua Daily Call

Thursday, November 27, 1907  


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 G. 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.

Piqua Democrat

November 7, 1907


Services to Be Held Friday Afternoon at 2 O’clock -- Burial Private.  

The funeral of W. L. Cron will be held from his late residence tomorrow, Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Rev. T. F. Bushong, pastor of the United Brethren church, will have charge of the services.  The Grand Army of the Republic and the Undertaker’s association will be represented.  Burial will be private.


NOVEMBER 8, 1907  


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 mourn their loss.  Arrangements for the funeral have not been definitely arranged but will be announced later.

Provided by Roger A. Hopkins  

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