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Patrick Joseph CRONIN

Patrick Joseph CRONIN[1]

Male 1909 - 1990

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  • Born  25 May 1909  2 Jess St, Jamaica Plain, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Also Known As  (Bing Bang) Cronin 
    School - Primary  Between 1914 and 1918  A.A. Lowe School, Peabody, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    School - Grammar  Between 1918 and 1922  Bowditch School Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation  Chemist 
    Died  13 May 1990  Danvers, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Buried  UNKNOWN  St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I018  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  10 Jan 2012 

    Father  John P CRONIN,   b. 21 Jun 1878, Coomslaughane, Co. Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1946, 24 Belleview Avenue, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Hannah Marie SULLIVAN,   b. 15 Sep 1878, Keelcoulaght, Co. Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1947, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  21 Apr 1905  St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Jamaica Plain, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F006  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Charlotte SIMON,   b. 28 Mar 1911, 140 Essex Street, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2005 
    Married  10 Sep 1939  St. Mary's Church, Beverly, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9
    Children 
     1. Ruth Catherine CRONIN,   b. 27 Jul 1947, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1987, Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Virginia CRONIN,   b. 7 Jun 1944,   d. 7 Jun 1944
     5. Private
    Family ID  F011  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 May 1909 - 2 Jess St, Jamaica Plain, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Sep 1939 - St. Mary's Church, Beverly, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 May 1990 - Danvers, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - UNKNOWN - St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem, MA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Joseph CRONIN
    Joseph CRONIN
    1970 passport photo.

  • Notes 
    • The following was taken from Mary's writing in "The Grand-Parents Book":
      How old were your parents?: "John Cronin - 31 years; Hannah Marie Sullivan Cronin - 31 years"

      Where is the first home you remember?: "My first home I remember: 63 Ord St. A small 6 room cottage like the other 6 on the same street, a yard 50 x 100, had a dining room used for storage and parlor for company, toilet in cellar" (loose note, now taped to page 13)

      Who was your first best friend? and other friends?: "Robert "Beny" Haight"; Philip Caron, Ralph "Rousin" Kelley" (loose note, now attached to p. 13)

      Who were your favorite teachers?: "Miss Brennan - 3rd grade, kind and interesting; Miss Cummings - 6th grade, kind & helpful; Miss Sullivan - high school, helpful"
      your favorite grammar school subjects?: "liked them all in grammar school. Teachers and students laughed at my mistakes in high school."
      Were you in any plays or concerts?: "no"
      What did you do after school?: "Feed the cows, dug potatos, delivered papers, played baseball & football"

      Joe worked for tanneries mostly in (Peabody/Salem), but later, around 1970 for a tannery in Montreal. In 1971 he was an American advisor to a new tanning plant at Waitaki Farmers Freezing Company in Oamaru, New Zealand. They arrived their prior to March 9, 1971 staying at the White Heather Motel at 16A Reed Street, Oamaru. That plant to a while to get started, and they ended up leaving Oamaru May 28, 1971. They took a couple weeks travelling home. From Oamaru to Christchurch, the Belltara Motel in Wellington, to the Geyserland Motor Hotel in Rotorua, to the White Heron Lodge in Auckland, to the Manhattan Hotel in Sydney. They spent a day in Sydney and left on June 2 for the Tanoa Hotel, at the Nandi Airport in Fiji; spent a few days between Nandi and Suva staying at the Outrigger Motel in Suva on June 3 and 4, leaving Nandi on June 5th where they crossed the International Dateline and it became June 4th again! They arrived in Honolulu on Friday June 4th, and stayed at the Ambassador Hotel until leaving for San Fransisco on June 9th. They had "private accomidations" in San Fransisco, leaving for Boston on June 16th. (per Itinerary for Mr & Mrs J. Cronin prepared by the Unioin Travel Service, Union Steam Ship Co.of N.Z. LTD.)

      Joe was in New Zealand as an American advisor on the tanning process. On May 24, 1971 The Waitaki Farmers' Freezing Co. Ltd. informed Mr. J. Cronin that their "directors were very pleased to see the progress in the Tannery... expressing their grateful thanks for all you have done to help bring it into being. Without your expert advice and knowledge our plans would have been much more difficult to put into operation. We are now in the happy position of having men trained in American methods as well as having a Manger experienced in European requirements..."
      (per lertter signed by D.G. McEwan, Secretary, 24 May 1971)

      according to Bing's 1978 appointment book, Joe spent a lot of time with his brother John and brother-in-law Herb; often went to Seabrook dog track, or Rockingham horse track; Salem State pool for senior citizens free swim.

      Social Security # either: 011-03-8322 or 020-05-1621 (one is Bing's)

  • Sources 
    1. [S01735] A Grand-Parents Book, Mary and Joseph Cronin, (James Wagenvoord Studio, Inc), 11.
      "Patrick Joseph Cronin" "My godmother (Aunt Mary Cronin) named me Patrick after my grandfather. My mother wanted me to be Joseph and always called me Joseph."

    2. [S01753] Birth Record of Joseph Cronin, (Massachusetts Department of Vital Statistics), 1910/593/239.

    3. [S01735] A Grand-Parents Book, Mary and Joseph Cronin, (James Wagenvoord Studio, Inc), 10.
      "2 Jess St., Jamaica Plain, Mass."

    4. [S01735] A Grand-Parents Book, Mary and Joseph Cronin, (James Wagenvoord Studio, Inc), 21.

    5. [S02012] Death Record of Joseph Cronin, (Massachusetts Department of Vital Statistics), 1990/029957.

    6. [S02155] Genealogy of the Sheas and Sullivans, Brendon Shea, (1998), Section IV.
      ("Died May 7, 1990")

    7. [S02308] Marriage Record of Joseph Cronin, (Massachusetts Department of Vital Statistics), 1939/6/252.
      MA VS - marr 1939/6/252
      MA VS - marr 1939/78/323

    8. [S02337] Marriage Record of Mary Simon, (Massachusetts Department of Vital Statistics), 1939/78/323.

    9. [S02155] Genealogy of the Sheas and Sullivans, Brendon Shea, (1998), Section IV.
      ("St. Mary's Church, Beverly, MA")