Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Cronans in:
 • Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
 • San Diego
 • San Diego County
 • California
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
William S. Cronan
Birth: Oct. 18, 1883
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 22, 1959
Coronado
San Diego County
California, USA

US Navy Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was serving in the United States Navy as a Boatswain's Mate on board the "Yorktown"-class of steel-hulled, twin-screw gunboat "USS Bennington" when he performed an act of extreme bravery that saw him awarded the CMOH. His citation for the award reads "For extraordinary heroism displayed at the time of the explosion of a boiler of that vessel at San Diego, Calif." His Medal was awarded to him on July 21, 1905. The explosion of the "Bennington's" boiler killed sixty-five men and one officer. Ten other survivors were also awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions that day. William Cronan remained in the Navy, and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander before retiring. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Leah Claudia Cronan (1892 - 1982)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
Plot: Section T, Grave 534
GPS (lat/lon): 32.4128, -117.14733
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jun 03, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 9709
William S. Cronan
Added by: William Cronan
 
William S. Cronan
Added by: William Cronan
 
William S. Cronan
Added by: William Cronan
 
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- sjm
 Added: Oct. 22, 2014

- James Snow
 Added: Oct. 22, 2014

- Jo Gilbert Parker
 Added: Oct. 18, 2014
There are 62 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.2 after 30 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service