Hiram Cronk

Hiram Cronk

Frankfort, Herkimer County, New York, USA
Death 13 May 1905 (aged 105)
Ava, Oneida County, New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot War of 1812 section Mount of Victory plot
Memorial ID 4080 · View Source
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U.S. Army Military Figure. He was the last surviving veteran of the War of 1812. On August 4, 1814, with his father Major James Cronk and two brothers, he enlisted at the age of 14 in the New York Militia. He served as a Private in the 157th Regiment, Infantry, U.S. Army. He fought in the defense of Sacket’s Harbor on Lake Ontario, until he was honorably discharged on November 16, 1814. After the war he learned the trade as a shoemaker, making a living for the rest of his life. He died at age 105 and the City of New York made his funeral a monumental affair. The New York City Mounted Police, a U.S. Army detachment, Society of 1812, the Old Guard, members of the U.S. Grant Post, G.A.R. and the Washington Continental Guard Washington, D.C., gave him a full military honors burial.

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