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 Daniel Bernard Cronin

Daniel Bernard Cronin

Birth
Grass Valley, Nevada County, California, USA
Death 15 Apr 1926 (aged 60)
Eureka, Juab County, Utah, USA
Burial Eureka, Juab County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 149110 · View Source
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Daniel B. Cronin, city marshal of Eureka city, Utah, and formerly sheriff of Juab County was born at the Allisons ranch gold mine, in Nevada County, California, July 25, 1865, his parents being John B. Cronin and Margaret (Casey) Cronin, who were natives of Ireland. The grandfather in the paternal line came to America in 1853, making his way to Washington, D. C. He was a stone cutter by trade and assisted in the erection of the treasury building in Washington. John B. Cronin was a schoolmate of General Phil Sheridan of Civil war fame. In 1863 he went to California, where for a year he was engaged in the business of bootmaking, and then removed to the state of Nevada in 1866 during the Comstock boom and there made high class boots for the gamblers and cowboys. He died in 1909 at the age of sixty-seven years. His son, Daniel B. Cronin, is the eldest in a family of six children, the others being Margaret, the wife of the late Patrick Shea, of Salt Lake City; John A., of Garfield, Utah; Frank, who was killed at the Yankee mine near Eureka in 1910; Clara, who is the widow of Cassius Darnell and resides at Salt Lake City; and Kate, living in San Francisco, California.

Daniel B. Cronin obtained a public school education and in early life learned the printer's trade, which he followed for a few years in Austin, Nevada. He spent about one year in mining at Park City, Utah, and in 1887 came to Eureka, where he has since been active in connection with mining interests and the public life of the community. He served as constable for several years during territorial days and served as deputy sheriff of Juab county under Sheriff P. P. Christison, for two terms. He was elected sheriff for two terms and was the first sheriff of Juab County after the admission of Utah into the Union. He later accepted the position as foreman of the Godiva mine at Eureka, but again entering politics, was appointed to the position of city marshal of Eureka city but resigned the position in 1911, and removed to Las Vegas, Nevada, accepting the deputy sheriff position of Clark county, Nevada. After two years' residence at Las Vegas he removed to Goldfield, Nevada, and accepted the position of superintendent of the Willow Creek Mining Company, in Nye county, Nevada. There he continued until 1917 and was connected with the Wingfield interests there. In the year mentioned he returned to Eureka and accepted a position with the United States Mining Company, so serving until appointed city marshal of Eureka city, Utah, on the 5th of January, 1920.

On the 19th of September, 1888, Mr. Cronin was married to Miss Sarah Ferguson, a daughter of Singleton Ferguson, who for years was foreman at the Mammoth mine. Mr. and Mrs. Cronin and became parents of thirteen children, of whom twelve are living, namely: Margaret, wife of O. J. Lucas; Annie, wife of Matt Murphy; Sergeant John B. Cronin, who served with the Three Hundred and Sixty-second Infantry of the Ninety-first Division and was wounded in the Argonne Forest but was back on the front line again before the armistice was signed, receiving his discharge on the 2d of May, 1919; Daniel S.; Bernice; Maynard; Naomi; Arthur; Agnes V., deceased; Barry; Alice; William; and Helen.

In his political views Mr. Cronin is a democrat and fraternally is connected with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and the Knights of the Maccabees. In religious faith he and his family are Catholics. He is highly respected for the good work which he has done as sheriff of Juab County, Utah, and as city marshal of Eureka city, Utah.

(Source: Utah since Statehood Historical and Biographical, by Noble Warrum, editor, Vol 1, Publ 1919)



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  • Imported from: UT State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 149110
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Bernard Cronin (25 Jul 1865–15 Apr 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 149110, citing Eureka Cemetery, Eureka, Juab County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Utah State Historical Society (contributor 4) .