Page 583-584, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Butler County, Kansas by Vol. P. Mooney. Standard Publishing Company, Lawrence, Kan.: 1916. ill.; 894 pgs.


F. H. Cron, assistant cashier of the Citizens State Bank, El Dorado, Kans., has been an active factor in the affairs of Butler county since reaching manhood. Mr. Cron was born in Mercer county, Pennsylvania, in 1868, and is a son of A. G. and Emma F. (Womer), both natives of Mercer county, and descendants of old Pennsylvania families. They are the parents of eleven children, all of whom are living, as follows: C. W., Mulvane, Kans.; F. H., the subject of this sketch; D. R., a jeweler, Wichita, Kans.; Anna M., an instructor in the School of Industrial Arts, Denton, Tex.; Mrs. Inez J. Church, Augusta, Kans.; Mrs. Edna Margaret Gibson, widow of George Gibson, Lindsborg, Kans., where she is a chiropractic doctor; Mrs. Emma F. Crane, Englewood, Colo.; Alpheus G., a teacher, resides at Mulvane, Kans.; W. W., farmer, Augusta, Kans.; A. B., an employee of the United States Agricultural Department, stationed at Amarilla, Tex.; and Jaseph, farmer, Augusta, Kans.


The Cron family removed from Pennsylvania to Dakota, in 1873, and after remaining in that State for a period of eight years, came to Kansas in 1881, and settled in Bourbon county, Kans. Two years later, they came to Butler county, and purchased 160 acres of land near Augusta. After selling this land, they bought 120 acres in Bloomington and Walnut townships. The parents now reside at Mulvane, Kans., and on February 22, 1916, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at that place. A remarkable coincident in this connection is that J. M. Stanley and wife, of Ft. Scott, Kans., Mrs. F. H. Cron's parents, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on the same day, at Ft. Scott, Kans.

F. H. Cron was educated in the public schools of Butler county. He attended the Augusta High School and later took a course at the Salina Normal College, Salina, Kans. He then engaged in teaching, and for eight years, taught in Butler county, including the Augusta High School, and the Douglass High School. He was then appointed deputy county treasurer under Dr. J. D. Hamilton, and held that office for two years, when he became bookkeeper in the Citizens State Bank, and for the past eighteen years has been connected with that institution and is at present, assistant cashier.

Mr. Cron was married September 16, 1902, to Miss Blanche A. Stanley, of Ft. Scott, Kans., and a daughter of James M. and Tacy (Stroud) Morgan Stanley, pioneers of Bourbon county, Kansas. Mr. Stanley settled there in the early seventies, and the Stanleys are prominent in that county. Mr. Stanley has served as registrar of deeds in Bourbon county for two terms. He was also a soldier in the Civil war.

Mr. Cron is a Knight Templar Mason, belonging to the A. F. & A. M. of El Dorado, and the Consistory at Wichita, where he also belongs to the Mystic Shrine. He is also a member of the Modern Woodmen of America. Mr. Cron takes an active interest in political affairs, and has served two terms in the Kansas legislature, having been elected in 1909, and succeeded himself in 1911. He was appointed by Governor Hodges as Regent of the Emporia Normal School, to fill out an unexpired term, before the present system of management of the educational institutions of the State was inaugurated. Mr. Cron is also a member of the bar, but has never engaged in the practice of his profession to any extent. Mrs. Cron is a prominent club woman, and is president of the Eighth District Federation of Women's Clubs, and is also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Both Mr. and Mrs. Cron have an extensive acquaintance and are popular.

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