Ellen “Nellie” Fenton Cronin

Platte Center, Platte County, Nebraska, USA
Death 7 Jun 1968 (aged 84)
South Dakota, USA
Burial Presho, Lyman County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 84259015 · View Source
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Ellen "Nellie" (Fenton) Cronin was born on June 1st, 1884 to Simon Finton and Mary (Sullivan) Hayes Finton. She was the only biological child of these parents, and joined two half-sisters who were the daughters of Mary (Sullivan) Hayes Finton and her first husband who was Edward Hayes. Nellie's half-sisters were Mary E. Hayes, and Susan Agnes (Hayes) Maher. Although her given name was Ellen, she was always known as "Nellie", and this is how her name appears on various records.

Nellie's Half-Sisters:
Susan Agnes "Susie" (Hayes) Maher
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Mary E. "Mayme" Hayes
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Nellie's father, Simon, was born in Ireland and came to America with his parents and a couple siblings during the time of the Great Famine. He lived in several states before settling in Nebraska, and fought on the side of the Union during the Civil War out of Indiana.

Nellie's mother was Mary (Sullivan) Hayes Finton. Mary married Simon after the tragic loss of her first husband, Edward Hayes, who lost his life in a wagon accident at or near Shell Creek. Simon became the step-father of her two surviving daughters before Nellie was born. Another daughter named Marguerite who was born to Mary and Edward, died in infancy or early childhood.

Nellie's Parents:
Simon Finton (also spelled Fenton)
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Mary (Sullivan) Hayes Finton (also spelled Fenton)
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In her early adult life, Nellie was a school teacher.

Nellie married Timothy Joseph Cronin while they were living in Platte Center, and to their union five sons and one daughter were born.

Children of Tim and Nellie (Fenton) Cronin:
James Jeremiah "Jim" Cronin
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Fenton Thomas "Fent" Cronin:
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Mary Margaret Cronin
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Daniel Michael "Dan"Cronin
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Jeremiah Timothy "Jerry" Cronin
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Francis Patrick "Frank" Cronin
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Nellie was a devout Catholic all of her life.


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  • Maintained by: Anonymous
  • Originally Created by: divadog
  • Added: 30 Jan 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 84259015
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ellen “Nellie” Fenton Cronin (1 Jun 1884–7 Jun 1968), Find a Grave Memorial no. 84259015, citing Holy Angels Cemetery, Presho, Lyman County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Anonymous (contributor 50106578) .