Philip Thomas Cronin

Philip Thomas Cronin

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 16 May 1905 (aged 46–47)
Queens, Queens County, New York, USA
Burial Astoria, Queens County, New York, USA
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Philip Thomas Cronin (1858-1905) was the coroner of Queens County, New York in 1898. He was the Commisioner of Public Buildings for the Borough of Queens, New York City.

Michael Cronin and Anna Murtha, both from Ireland.

He was born in 1858.

His coroner salary was $4,000 in 1898. He served with Samuel S. Guy, Jr. and Leonard Ruoff, Jr.

He was attending races at Belmont Park when he became ill. He died at 9:00 am on May 16, 1905 at St. Mary's Hospital in Jamaica, Queens during an operation to remove his appendix.

New York Times on May 17, 1905: "Cronin Dies Under Ether. Was Commissioner of Public Buildings for Queens Borough. Philip Thomas Cronin, Commissioner of Public Buildings for the Borough of Queens. Secretary of the Queens County Democratic Committee. and leader of the Fifth Assembly District, died at 5 o'clock yesterday morning under ether at St. Mary's Hospital, Jamaica, as the doctors were preparing to operate upon him. He had been in the institution since Monday, having been taken ill with appendicitis after returning from the Belmont track on Saturday. Mr. Cronin was born in Brooklyn in 1857, but had lived in Far Rockaway since his infancy. He served several years as Coroner of Hempstead and was in the Assembly for two terms, and was appointed to his Commissionership at the time of the consolidation. Mr. Cronin was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Royal Arcanum, the Elks, and the Eagles. Funeral services will be held at the Church of St. Mary's Star of the Sea at 10 o'clock Friday."

New York Times on May 20, 1905: "Throng at Cronin Funeral. More Than 150 Carriages Follow Body to Cemetery. Philip T. Cronin was burled from St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church, Far Rockaway, yesterday morning, at Lawrence Cemetery. The funeral was the largest ever seen in the Borough of Queens. There were more than 160 carriages front all over the borough, and about 300 men of various social orders walked. The honorary pall bearers were Borough President Cassidy, Surrogate Daniel Noble, Judge Humphreys, Judge Fleming, County Clerk Van Nostrand, L. T. Walters, P. Mara, Magistrates Healy, Smith, and Connorton, James O'Brien, M. J. Goldner, George Creed, and Joseph P. Powers. All the stores in the city were closed until noon."

He was buried in Lawrence Family Graveyard.


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  • Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
  • Added: 7 Jan 2016
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Philip Thomas Cronin (1858–16 May 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 156813354, citing Lawrence Cemetery, Astoria, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (contributor 46580804) .