Biography of Harold A. Cronin
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Harold A. Cronin, one of East Liverpool's best known young men, is a veteran of the World War. He was born at Chester, W. Va., July 10, 1895, and is the son of Daniel and Margaret (Wilson) Cronin.

Daniel Cronin was born in Brown County, Ind., and his wife in Beaver County, Pa. He was a pilot on the Ohio River for 20 years, after which he settled in East Liverpool and worked in the potteries. He died July 9, 1916, and is buried at St. Mary's, W. Va. His wife died Nov. 24, 1919, and is buried in Riverview Cemetery, East Liverpool. Mr. Cronin was a Democrat and a member of the Christian Church. There were seven children in the Cronin family, as follows: Walter, lives in East Liverpool; Alice and Bert, both deceased; Bell, married Cecil Maxwell, lives at East Liverpool; Harold A., the subject of this sketch; Clark, lives at Chester, W. Va.; and Jesse W., lives at Chester, W. Va.

Daniel Cronin was the son of Andrew Cronin, who served during the Civil War with Company H, 92nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

Harold A. Cronin received his education in the schools of Chester, W. Va., and later worked in the oil fields of St. Marys, W. Va. When his family removed to East Liverpool Mr. Cronin entered the employ of Knowles, Taylor & Knowles, and since July, 1924, has been identified with the Vodrey Pottery Company.

On May 28, 1917, Mr. Cronin enlisted for service during the World War with Company E, Tenth Ohio Infantry, which later became Company D, 135th Machine Gun Battalion, 37th Division. He engaged in the following important battles and drives: Baccarat Defensive; Muese Argonne Offensive; St. Mehiel; Ypres; and Alyes. He was wounded in action when his company was located west of Montfucon. Mr. Cronin was discharged April 9, 1919, at Camp Sherman, Ohio, with the rank of sergeant.

On Dec. 1, 1919, Mr. Cronin was united in marriage with Miss Lottie Applegate, of Brownville, Ind., and the daughter of William and Mary (Crawford) Applegate, natives of Jefferson County, Ohio. Mr. Applegate resides in East Liverpool. His wife is deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Cronin have been born four children: Louise, Russell, Marie, and Hunter L.

Politically, Mr. Cronin is a Republican. He is identified with the American Legion and La Societe des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux. He is favorably known throughout Columbiana County and has a host of friends.

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

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