From the Chatsworth Plaindealer Chatsworth,Livingston,Illinois
WILLIAM CRONIN September 11, 1908
One of the saddest deaths which has ever occurred in this vicinity was that of William Cronin, who passed out of this life yesterday afternoon. Stricken down like a flash of lightening, he lingered but a few days, his sickness lasting from Saturday until Thursday. A tumor of the brain had developed and , reaching a vital spot, he was soon past human assistance. The deceased was born in Pekin, Ill., March 7, 1871. He came to Chatsworth with his parents when quite young and grew to manhood at the family home north of town. His life has been one of integrity and honor and he commanded the respect and friendship of all who knew him. On January 7, 1902, he was united in matrimony to Miss Johanna Day, who, with 4 children, three girls and one boy, survives him. He also leaves a father, one sister and one brother, who deeply mourn the loss of one who has meant so much to them. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to his devoted wife in her bereavement and to his little children, who have always known him as a kind and loving father. His good life and peaceful death will be a solace to his stricken wife and comfort her in her sorrow. The funeral services will be held tomorrow (Saturday) morning at ten o'clock at SS. Peter and Paul's church. May his soul rest in peace.