Sunday, June 14, 1992


ID: I9234
Name: William CRONIN
Given Name: William
Surname: Cronin
Given Name:
Surname: Crowan
Sex: M
Birth: Cir 1839 in Southern Ireland
Death: 1896
Burial: Waverly, Bremer Co., Iowa
ADDR: Waverly, Iowa
_NAME: St. Mary's Cemetery
CITY: Waverly
STAE: Iowa
Residence: Settled near Clarksville 1862 Butler County, IA
Change Date: 2 Oct 2003 at 20:45
William Cronin, one of the leading dairymen of this county, is living on section 33, Fremont township, where he owns a farm containing 210 acres, and is engaged in the manufacture of creamery butter. Mr. Cronin is a native of Ireland, and was born in 1840, his parents being John and Mary Cronin. In 1847 the father died, and in 1848 the mother, with her ten children, emigrated to Canada, and in 1849 came to the United States, settling at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. William tilled the soil in Wisconsin until 1862, and then emigrated to Iowa, living eighteen months at Cedar Falls. Since that time he has been a resident of Butler county. ....

(1863 Thomas Heraty's DiaryMary Twohig married. Feb. 3, Tue, Very clear in the morning. Kept school. Cold allday and clear. Feb. 4, Wed, Cold and snowed all day. First decent snow)

He was married in 1863, in Fon du Lac, Wisconsin, to Miss Mary Twohig. They have had fourteen children, twelve of whom are now living – Lizzie, John, Bridget, James, Ellen and Hannah (twins), Agnes, May, Katie, Alice, Willie, and Lydia. In politics he is a democrat, and in religion a Roman Catholic. . Source: History of Butler and Bremer Counties, Iowa Union Publishing Co., Springfield, IL, 1883 Page 589-590
(Research):Iowa State Census 1895Name: William Crowan Age: 56 Race: W Birthplace: IrelandFather: John CRONIN Mother: MaryMarriage 1 Mary TWOHIE b: 5 Feb 1840 in Dunnanway, Ireland
Married: 1863 in Armstrong, Wisconsin
Change Date: 2 Oct 2003Children
Hannah T. CRONIN b: 4 Apr 1869 in Fremont Township, Butler County, IA
Ellen M. CRONIN b: 4 Apr 1869 in Fremont Township, Butler County, IA
James CRONIN b: 1868 in Butler County, IA
Mary CRONIN b: Cir 1865 in Butler County, IA
Alice M. CRONIN b: 1879
Agnes CRONIN b: Cir 1872 in Ionia, Iowa
WIlliam CRONIN b: Cir 1879 in Butler County, IA
Lyda CRONIN b: Cir 1881 in Butler County, IA

1926 Sept 29, Mrs. Wm. (Mary Twohig) Cronin dies
Iowa Old Press
Nashua ReporterNashua, Chickasaw, IowaSeptember 29, 1926Mourns Death of MotherMrs. Jas. Mahoney is mourning the death of her mother, Mrs. Wm. Cronin, who passed away Saturday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B.F. Beck, in Waterloo. Funeral services were held at St. Mary's Catholic church in Waverly at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Mary Twohie was born Feb. 5, 1840, in Dunnanway, Ireland and came to the United States with her parents in 1847, settling at Springfield, Mass. She was married to William Cronin in 1863 at Armstrong, Wis., They came to Iowa soon after their marriage and settled on a farm near Clarksville where they lived until 1900, then moving to Waverly. Mr. Cronin died in 1906. Mrs. Cronin remained in Waverly until 1918, when she went to Waterloo to reside with her daughter. Surviving are nine children, James Cronin, Waterloo; Mrs. F.J. Byrnes, Chicago; Mrs. James Mahoney, Nashua; Mrs. Hanna Ramker, Greene; Mrs. G.E. Noble, Boise, Idaho; Mrs. Mary Grady, Conrad, Mont.; Mrs. E.T. McDonald, Farley; Mrs. B.F. Beck, of Waterloo and Mrs. J.E. Corrigan of New Hartford. Six childrenpreceded her in death.