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George Albert Cronk 1878-1938


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 9/30/2014 at 23:23:46

George Cronk, Armstrong, Dies
Armstrong: George Cronk passed away at his home here Friday evening, July 15th, following a heart attack. Mr. Cronk had been in ailing health for some time. He formerly operated a filling state [station] n town here.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Presbyterian church. Burial was made in the Armstrong Grove cemetery. (Algona Upper Iowa Des Moines, Algona, IA, July 26, 1938)

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. Robt. R. Irwin, for George Cronk, age 59, who died suddenly at his home here Friday evening. Burial was in Armstrong Grove cemetery. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Ralph at home, Burton of Armstrong and one daughter, Althia of Armstrong, also nine brothers and sisters. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, July 21, 1938)

Armstrong, Iowa: Funeral services were held Sunday, July 24 for George Cronk who passed away suddenly Friday evening at his home following a heart attack. Mr. Cronk has been in poor health for some time.

George Albert Cronk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cronk, early pioneers in this community, was born in Emmet county, Iowa, September 12, 1878. At the time of his death he was 59 years, 10 months and 3 days.

On June 6, 1901 he was united in marriage to Roberta Bowen who preceded him in death July 14, 1911. Two children were born to this union, Burton Albert and Aletha Mae. After his wife’s death Mr. Cronk made his home with his parents until 1920 when he was married to Ruth McBride of Armstrong. To this union one son Ralph Henry was born. In earlier years Mr. Cronk farmed near Armstrong and later was proprietor of the Standard Oil station in Armstrong for several years.

He is survived by his widow, two sons, Ralph and Burton, one daughters, Aletha, and two grandchildren, Marilyn and Roberta, all of Armstrong. Also five brothers Earl, Irvin and Richard of Armstrong, Charles of Ringsted and Byron of Lake Mills and four sisters Mrs. Amy Nutter of Kalispel, Mont.; Mrs. Jennie Rogers of San Gabriel, Calif.; Mrs. Bessie Smith of Lake Mills, Iowa and Mrs. Olive Atkinson of Volga, S.D. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, July 26, 1938)


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