GONE TO REST
AFTER SEVENTY SEVEN YEARS OF TOIL
Nicholas Cron Enters the Haven of Eternity
During the entire morning Friday, rumors were all out that Nicholas Cron
was dead or that he could not survive the day.
The latter proved to be the truth.
The deceased was born at Walnut Creek, in Franklin County, Ohio, January
7, 1810 and was consequently at the time of his death occasioned really by old
age and exhaustion of the vital powers, aged 77 years, 10 Months, and 25
days. When yet a child of but three
years, his parents moved to
In 1834 he married Miss Nancy Wood who preceded him to the heavenly abode in 1876. Six children surrounded the couch of the dying father and soothed his last hours.
The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. W. N. Carson.
ANOTHER PIONEER DEPARTED
MR. NICHOLAS CRON PASSES AWAY TO HIS
Nicholas Cron, one of the early settlers of
Piqua and Miami County, Ohio departed this life Friday afternoon in
Huntersville after a brief illness, of lung trouble. Mr. Cron was born
near Columbus, Ohio, on Walnut creek, in 1810, and came to Piqua when three
years old, and has resided here ever since, being aged at his death 77 years,
10 months and 5 days. He was a gentleman
of sterling worth and was regarded as a good, kind husband, father and citizen,
and in his death
Living man can do nonght for the dead, but the memory of the dead, who have lived and died worthily, is a precious hertage to the living. So lived and died Nicholas Cron. The friend we all mourn was thoroughly a man--a gentleman. Strong in his convictions and fearless in living up to them, the very soul of honor, warm and staunch in his friendships, he was genial and charming in his intercourse, making friends without effort, and without effort keeping them fast bound to him. Never losing the dignity of manner which was native to him, he delighted in the society of his friends, and the exercise of hospitality was to him not only a pleasure, but almost a sacred duty.
Intellectually, he was equipped with a mind remarkably logical, which, by the aid of a memory that may well be called prodigious, had become enriched with learning.
He was the first wood turner ever engaged in that industry in
The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon at , from the family residence in Huntersville, services conducted by Rev.
A. N. Carson, interment at
While we can not presume to offer words of consolation to his family in their inexpressible loss, but we extend them sympathy in their bereavement, for the stroke that has smitten them has touched us also.