JAMES CRONON, a representative business man of Tuxedo Park, N. Y., was born and educated in New York City, and
has resided in Orange County since 1876. He conducted a general store at Turners for a number of years, and was
the pioneer merchant in Tuxedo village. In 1886 he established his present bakery and now carries on an extensive
trade. Mr. Cronon has been clerk of the Tuxedo school district since 1891. During this period new and commodious
school buildings have been erected, marking the progress of education in a modern community.
Mr. Cronon has served eighteen years as justice of the peace and one year as justice of sessions. He was collector
of the old town of Monroe for two terms and also served as town clerk of that town several years. He is a charter
member of Lorillard Lodge, F. and A. M.; a member of Highland Chapter and Hudson River Commandery.
It was with the aid of Josiah Patterson and his wife, Mr. Cronon had religious services held in the town hall on
Sunday afternoons, the preaching being by the Methodist minister of the Sloatsburg church. This mission service
finally culminated in the establishing of a Methodist congregation here.
The History of Orange County New York
Edited by: Russel Headley
Van Deusen and Elms, Publishers
Middletown, N. Y. 1908
Orange County, NY
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