Biography of Daniel M. Cronin
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Daniel M. Cronin, president of the Standard Pottery Company, East Liverpool, is one of Columbiana County's most prominent and successful young business men. He was born in East Liverpool, April 17, 1889, and is the son of Cornelius and Anna (Stephens) Cronin.

Cornelius Cronin, deceased, ranked among the foremost citizens of East Liverpool during his life time. He was born in County Cork, Ireland, Dec. 13, 1861, the son of John and Johanna (Hickey) Cronin. In 1863 the Cronin family came to this country and settled in East Liverpool. Cornelius Cronin attended the public schools and at the age of 12 yeará went to work in a local pottery.' He worked his way up through every branch of the business, gaining a practical knowledge without which it would have been impossible to have achieved the position he reached. In 1882 he became a stockholder in the Potters Co-Operative Company and was with that concern until 1890, when he was largely instrumental in organizing the Standard Pottery Company. He served as secretary and treasurer of this concern until his death in 1920. He was also one of the founders of the National Drawn Steel Company of East Liverpool and until his death served as its president. He organized the Salem China Company of Salem, Ohio, of which he served as president and treasurer, and for many years he served as a director of the Citizens National Bank of East Liverpool. Anna (Stephens) Cronin was born in East Liverpool, March 10, 1863, the daughter of Jacob Mathias and Mary (Myers) Stephens. She resides in East Liverpool. Mr. and Mrs. Cronin were the parents of six children, as follows: John, died in infancy; Daniel M., the subject of this sketch; Dr. John S., a graduate of the Medical School of Georgetown University, engaged in the practice of his profession in Cleveland, served during the World War as a senior lieutenant in the navy; William Kress, a graduate of Ohio State University, treasurer and manager of the Standard Pottery Company; Neil E., attended Western Reserve University and was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, is identified with the National Drawn Steel Company, East Liverpool; and Harold J., lives at home.

Daniel M. Cronin was reared and educated in East Liverpool and began his business career in the employ of the Citizens National Bank. Four years later he became connected with the Standard Pottery Company as a bookkeeper and in 1912 was made secretary. In 1925 he was elected president. The officers of the Standard Pottery Company are: Daniel M. Cronin, president; Anna M. Cronin, vice president; and William Kress Cronin, treasurer and general manager. It is a six kiln plant, with four decorating kilns in addition, and specializes in the manufacture of porcelain table ware. Approximately 150 men are employed by this company.

Mr. Cronin was married to Miss Ila Marshall, the daughter of Dr. R. J. Marshall, of East Liverpool, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this history.

Mr. Cronin is a Republican, a member of the Catholic Church, and is affiliated with the Knights of Columbus and Elks Lodge. He is a member of the East Liverpool Country Club.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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