Information courtesy of Roger Hopkins 9 Mar 2004


Piqua Daily Call
Piqua, Miami Co., Ohio
Wednesday, January 12, 1955


Charles C. Cron

     Charles S. Cron, 87, member of a pioneer Piqua family and a retail furniture dealer in Columbus 50 years, died at 6 p.m. Monday at his home, 737 West 159th Street, Gardena, Calif., a suburb of Los Angeles.  He had been ill since suffering a coronary attack December 23.
     Born in Piqua September 22, 1867, he was the last member of the family of Lucius C. and Margaret Ginn Cron.  His father was a former mayor of Piqua and member of the firm of L. C. and W. L. Cron, furniture manufacturers.  He spent his early life in Piqua and attended school here.  In Columbus, he was a member of the firm of Spicer, Henthrone and Cron company until his retirement.  He was affiliated with the Fourth Avenue Congregational Christian church in Columbus.  He had been in California since September 1, 1954.
     His marriage to Bertie Anna Orr took place in Piqua in 1896.  She died October 30, 1952.
     Surviving are two sons, Charles S. Cron, Jr., of Gardena, Calif., and Worley Cron of Columbus; two daughters, Mrs. Harold Macey (Ella) of Atlanta, Ga., and Mrs. Warder Runyon (Florence) of Columbus; four granddaughters; six great-grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews.  Preceding him in death were a son, Donald; a daughter, Margaret; a brother, Jackson C. Cron; two sisters, Mrs. Henry May (Ella) and Hattie Cron; a half-brother, Clarence Cron; a half sister, Mrs. Robert L. Kunkle (Florence), and several brothers and sisters who died in infancy.
     The Rev. Roger Gough will conduct services Saturday at 2 p.m. at the J. C. Cron and Sons chapel with burial in Forest Hill cemetery.
     Friends may call at the funeral home Friday evening and Saturday.