- Death of Mr. Isaac CRONISE It becomes our painful duty this week to record the death of one of our oldest and most respected citizens. Mr. CRONISE breathed his last at his residence, near this city, on Wednesday evening, the 19th instant, at the advanced age of 73 years, 5 months and 9 days-thus severing another of the links that bind the past with the present. He was generous, noble, forgiving and liberal in his charities; his devotion to his Master and the church, his love of children and music were marked characteristics. He is dead, yet he lives-lives in the grateful hearts of his host of warm personal friends and in the Sunday School, whose origin owes so much to his efforts of hand and heart, his memory will ever be a "bright and shining light." To some he has left behind, his place as a friend and neighbor can never be supplied, and in their souls will his memory ever remain. For months Mr. CRONISE suffered from a complication of diseases, but trusting confidentially in the promises of the devine word, and reclining his soul's interests in the keeping of Him, who for many years had indeed been to him a very precious Savior, he found when the shadows of death were falling upon him, that "At evening time it shall be light." Services appropriate to the occasion were conducted at the late residence of the deceased, on Saturday, by the Rev. Mr. COMFORT, in the absence of his pastor, Rev. Dr. ESCHBACH, and the immense train of carriages that followed his remains to their last resting-place at Mt. Olivet, fully attested the esteem in which he was held in our community. - submitted by SS
The day was spent in social conversation, all
congratulating Mrs. Cronise on her good health. She is still active, making
her bed every morning and walking out in an out-shed, where the pump stands,
and washing herself with cold water that she pumps herself. About 12 o'clock
all were invited to the dining room where the table was loaded down with all
the good things of the season, and everybody appeared to enjoy the dinner.
Among the furnishings was a set of cups and saucers that were bought about 90
years ago, all in good order. About 8 o'clock they all gathered in Mrs.
Cronise's room, when the company all joined in singing one of her favorite
hymns, "When I can read my title clear to mansions in the sky." Her pastor
read the 90th Psalm and prayed, after which the company sang another hymn, "A
charge to keep I have." The company then began to leave, hoping that Mrs.
Cronise might live to enjoy many more birthday gatherings.
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Six grandsons, Dr. H. F. C. HEAGEY, Isaac C. ZIMMERMAN, Luther RAMSBURG, Wilbur CRONISE, Jessie GAUGH and Americus CRONISE, selected from different families, were pall-bearers of their grandmother, Mrs. Anna CRONISE, at her funeral obsequies at Lewistown on July 29. She died at the advanced age of 97 years, 6 months and 4 days, on the 27th day of July. Religious services were conducted at her home by Rev. W. H. TODD and at the church by Rev. W. M. STRAYER, assisted by Revs. HENCH and PIERCE. Interment was made at the Mount Prospect M. E. Church alongside of her husband, Frederick CRONISE, who had been buried there 30 years. A very large congregation of people was present. After religious services, a reunion was held at the old homestead, at which gathered many relatives and friends from Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland. She leaves six children, forty-five grandchildren, seventy-eight great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Assembled at the
reunion were Mr. and Mrs. Jacob CRONISE, of Virginia; Mr. and Mrs. Jacob
HEAGEY, of Pennsylvania; Mr. and Mrs. Alexander RANSBURG, Mrs. Ann Maria
ZIMMERMAN, Mrs. Lydia Ann GAUGH, of Maryland; Dr. and Mrs. H. F. C. HEAGEY,
of Pennsylvania; Judge and Mrs. A. W. NICODEMUS, Mr. and Mrs. Eli NICODEMUS,
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. NICODEMUS, Mr. and Mrs. Americus C. CRONISE, Mr. and Mrs.
Jesse GAUGH, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur CRONISE, Mr. and Mrs. William GAUGH, Mr. and
Mrs. Isaac ZIMMERMAN, Mr. and Mrs. Neal ZIMMERMAN, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel SIESS,
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. NICODEMUS, Mrs. Hannah REIGHLEY of Pennsylvania; Mrs.
William BREAM, of Pennsylvania; Miss Susan REINHART, Mr. Cephas ZIMMERMAN,
Mrs. Jennie ROUZER, Mr. John GAUGH, Mr. Luther ZIMMERMAN, Miss Maud CRONISE,
Miss Mary CRONISE, Mr. C. H. CRONISE, Mr. F. C. O. SIESS, Miss Belle SIESS,
Rev. W. M. STRAYER, Rev. William H. TODD, Grace and Elsie CRONISE, Rev.
Emanuel PIERCE and Mr. Jacob BOWERS.
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Mrs. Helen TAYLOR, wife of Mr. G.W. TAYLOR, died at noon on Sunday, April 30, at the family home in New Market, after a lingering illness of more than a year. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Susan WALTZ, also two sisters and three brothers, including Captain Millard F. WALTZ, 12th Infantry U.S.A., now doing active service in the Philipine Islands. This dispensation of Providence removes a good woman, a faithful wife and one highly esteemed by a large circle of acquaint- ances. Gentel and unassuming in her manners she was the possesor of many excellent qualities which endeared her to those who knew her best. Her loss is a grievous one to her beloved companion and the two sweet and attractive little daughters, who in this hour of their bereavement, have the sympathy of the entire community. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and was attended by a large concourse of friends and relatives who gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to the memory of the deceased. The services both at the house and the grave were conducted by Rev. W. H. DELL, of the M. E. church. Several of her favorite hymns were sung by her old friends with sorrowing hearts. W. Ernest BOYER, W. H. HOGARTH, H. H. EADER, H. H. BOYER, Chas. DREYER and Nicholas ALBAUGH acted as pall bearers. Interment was made in the family lot in New Market Cememtery. J. S. RUSSELL had charge of the funeral.
Mr. C. L. CRONISE suffers fatal stroke of paralysis at Church, Sunday Night
Chatted with friends on his way home and seemed in good health--taken ill soon after and died early Monday morning. Overcome by a stroke of paralysis after returning from church, to his home, 116 West Third Street, Sunday evening, Mr. Charles L. CRONISE, a well-known resident of this city, succumbed to sudden illness at 5:15 on Monday morning. the death was a great shock to all who knew him, as he had been in apparently excellent health, and even yesterday was about in his usual good spirits and jovial humor. Mr. Cronise was 63 years of age. Sunday evening he attended the services at the Evangelical reformed Church and on his way home stopped in the office of Chilton and Rhoads, North Market Street, where he chatted with some of his friends. He seemed to be in good condition, although symptoms of nervousness were noticed. Soon after he had reached home, he suffered a stroke of paralysis and death came at an early hour Monday morning. Mr. Cronise was a man of pleasant manner and was much liked by his acquaintances. For some years past he lived a somewhat retired life in this city. He served as foreman of the Grand Jury of the February term of court, and his sudden death was a great surprise and shock. He is survived by the following sisters: Mrs. Ellen KIRKPATRICK, of Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. Albert ZIMMERMAN, of Buckeystown district, and Miss Lillie R. CRONISE, who made her home with the deceased. Mr. Cronise was born on the old Cronise homestead, north of Frederick, in October, 1848, and was a son of Joseph and Rebecca (BRUNNER) CRONISE. He was educated in the public schools and the Frederick college. At the age of 18, he went to learn the milling business at his father's mill on Tuscarora Creek. Here he remained for several years and then turned his attention to farming in which he was actively engaged for twenty years. In 1895 he removed to Frederick, since which time he lived somewhat retired, although he gave much time to the management of his farm, which contains 237 acres, about 3 miles north of Frederick. Mr. Cronise was a practical and progressive agriculturist and met with much success in farming. He was a director in the Franklin Savings Bank, and one of the organizers and directors of the old W. F. and G. Railroad. In politics Mr. Cronise adhered to the Republican party. He was a member of the Reformed Church and served at times as deacon and elder. The funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with services at the house and interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. M. L. Etchison is the undertaker. - submitted by SS