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Cronan, William

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 23, credited to Brandon, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 7th VT INF
Service: comn 1LT, Co. G, 1st VT INF, 4/25/61 (4/25/61), m/o 8/15/61; comn CPT, Co. B, 7th VT INF, 1/6/62 (2/4/62), resgd 5/30/63

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VITALS

Birth: 09/12/1838, Burlington, VT
Death: 08/21/1910

Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 54470549

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/13/1879; widow Catherine S., 8/31/1910, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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Calvary Cemetery, Rutland, VT

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William Cronan

Rutland Daily Herald, Aug. 22, 1910:

Capt. William Cronan, 72 years of age, died at his home on Royce street yesterday morning at 3 o'clock, after a lingering illness of 11 months.

Capt. Cronan was born in Burlington, September 12, 1838, and married Miss Catherine Sullivan of Chittenden in Brandon in 1862. In 1860 he came to Rutland with the Howe Scale company, in whose employ he had been for over half a century. In April 1861, Mr. Cronan enlisted for three months in the Union army, as a lieutenant in Company K, organized in Brandon. At the expiration of that period he returned and recruited in Brandon three companies, re-enlisting himself in the third company, which was Company B, 7th Regiment Vermont infantry, as captain. This company, which went into camp in Rutland in January 1862, and was transferred to the front in February, participated in the first fight at Baton Rouge on August 5, 1862, in which battle Col. George T. Roberts was killed. Capt. Cronan returned home on August 5, 1862 [as written, this is in error], after receiving an honorable discharge from service.

Capt. Cronan is survived by his wife and five sons, Joseph F. and John B. of Rutland, William D. of Schenectady, N.Y., Lawrence H. of Brockton, Mass., and Daniel C. of Kingston, N.Y. He was a member of Roberts Post G.A.R., the Knights of Columbus and the Royal Arcanum. The Grand Army services will be held at the house tomorrow morning at 7:30 o'clock and at 8:15 final services will be held at the Church of the Holy Innocents, where Rev. W.N. Lonergan will pronounce a high mass requiem.

The burial will be in Calvary cemetery.

Contributed by Jennifer Snoots.

Obituary

J. F. CRONAN DEAD

Civil War Veteran Expires at Home in Rutland Sunday.

Capt. Joseph F. Cronan, 72 years of age, died at his home on Royce street Sunday morning at 3 o'clock, after a lingering illness of 11 months.

Capt. Cronan was born in Burlington, September 12, 1838, and married Miss Catherine Sullivan of Chittenden in Brandon in 1862. In April , 1861, Mr. Cronan enlisted for three months in the Union army, as a lieutenant in Company K, organized in Brandon. At the expiration of that period he returned and recruited in Brandon three companies, re-enlisting himself in the third company, which was Company B, 7th Regiment vermont infantry, as captain. This company, which went into camp in Rutland in January, 1862, and was transferred to the front in February, participated in the first fight at Baton Rouge on August 5, 1862.

Capt. Cronan is survived by the wife and five sons, Joseph F., and John B., of Rutland, William D., of Schenectady, N. Y., Lawrence H., of Brockton, Mass., and Daniel C., of Kingston, N. Y. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 8:15 at the church of the Holy Innoncents, where Rev. W. N. Lonergan will pronounce a high mass requiem.

Source: Bennington Banner, Aug. 22, 1910
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.