Margaret Elizabeth Cronin

F, b. 1904

Margaret Frances Cronin

F, b. 1882, d. 1956
  • Margaret Frances Cronin was born in 1882 in Co Kerry, Ireland. She was the daughter of James Cronin and Ellen.
  • At the age of 27 years, Margaret Frances Cronin married Charles Crum Gracey, son of John Gracey and Ellen Hurley, in 1909 in Queensland.
  • Margaret Frances Cronin witnessed the burial of John James Gracey in June 1912 in Evergreen Cemetery.
  • In February 1926 Margaret was applied for and was granted a provisional license for a second hotel in Cooyar as reported in The Brisbane Courier :- "New Hotel at Cooyar -The hearing of the application by Margaret Frances Gracey for the granting of a new license and the erection of a second hotel at Cooyar, to which objection had been lodged by the owner and licensee of the present hotel, Messrs Lourigan and Page was concluded in the Licensing Court, Toowoomba, before Mr F.C.M. Barne, P. M. yesterday. After the conclusion of addresses by counsel, the P.M. granted a provisional certificate, conditional on the premises being erected in accordance with the plans and specifications produced in court, with the necessary alterations shown thereon, the building to be completed within seven months, failing which the provisional certificate would be cancelled"
    An attempt was made in May 1929 to burn down the hotel. Luckily Margaret was able to douse the fire - " CHARGE OF ARSON. Gordon McRoberts was charged with having, on March 16, 1929, at Cooyar, wilfully and unlawfully set fire to the Royal Mail Hotel. Mr. T. Lehane (instructed by Mr. E. W. Cleary) appeared for the defendant, who pleaded not guilty.
    In relating the facts of the case, Mr. O'Driscoll said that the licensee of the hotel was Mrs. Gracey. Defendant commenced boarding at the hotel In March last, and was known to Mrs. Gracey for about a year. There was a lobby just inside the main entrance to the hotel in which was a pianola. There was also a stairway to the upper story from the lobby, and a stairway at the back of the hotel. Near room 7, in which tile fire occurred, there was a tank stand. Defendant occupied room No. 11 on the day of the fire. He was in bed most of the day, but got up for tea. He went over to another hotel, and had a conversation with some people and returned about 8 p.m. At the time the postmaster at Cooyar was playing the pianola, and was with his wife entertaining some friends. Defendant remained in the stairway listening to the music, and later went to his room. To get there he would have to pass room 7. The room contained the usual furniture. The post-master and friends left the hotel at 9 p.m. Mrs. Gracey then gave a man a drink at the back door, and inside immediately after her attention was attracted to a flickering light. She rushed to room 7, in which the light appeared to be, and knocked. Receiving no reply, she opened the door and found the room in flames. There was a strong smell of kerosene. She rushed out on to the balcony to get some water. Defendant was then in bed, apparently awake. She took a jug or water from his room. The fire was extinguished before much damage was done. In the drawer of the duchess in room 7 there was a bottle partly filled with kerosene. Defendant was questioned, but denied that he had any inflammable material in his possession. A bottle of petrol also was found behind the door. There were no corks in the bottles, and none were found In room 7. On being questioned, defendant denied any knowledge of the fire. The next morning Constable Yesberg went to the defendant's room, where the latter admitted that the portmanteau found in his room was his property. In it were two bottles of petrol. The bottles found in room 7 were sent to the C.I.B., Brisbane, where fingerprints on them were found to be in agreement with those of the defendant.
    After, evidence had been given by Constable Yesberg the court adjourned until this morning. His Honour intimated to the jury that they would not be looked up for the night.
  • Margaret Frances Cronin and Charles Crum Gracey appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Cooyar. Charles was a labourer.
  • Margaret Frances Cronin died in 1956 in Queensland.

Children of Margaret Frances Cronin and Charles Crum Gracey

Mary Cronin

F, b. 1869

Michael Cronin

M, b. 1867, d. 10 July 1961
  • Michael Cronin was born in 1867 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Cronin and Margaret Barry.
  • Michael Cronin and Margaret Barry appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Cabarlah. Michael was a farmer. His mother and his sister Margaret most likely lived with him.
  • At the age of 44 years, Michael Cronin married Bridget Murphy, daughter of William Frederick Murphy and Bridget Walsh, in 1911 in Queensland. They settled onto Micks selection, portion 243v, Parish of Djuan. After their move to Crows Nest, their son Bill took over the property until his death in 1993. The land was then purchased by Neal Nothdorft.
  • Michael Cronin and Bridget Murphy appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Thallon Street, Crow's Nest. Michael was a farmer.
  • Michael Cronin and Bridget Murphy appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Thallon Street, Crow's Nest. Michael was a farmer and their son William Joseph a stock dealer.
  • Michael Cronin died on 10 July 1961 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 11 July 1961 in Cabarlah Cemetery. RC1-00F-0010.

Child of Michael Cronin and Bridget Murphy

Myra Kathleen Cronin

F, b. 1901

Patrick Cronin

M, b. circa 1865, d. 23 February 1924
  • Patrick Cronin was born circa 1865.
  • He was the son of William Cronin and Margaret Barry.
  • Patrick Cronin married Elizabeth Mary Hackett in 1899 in Queensland.
  • Patrick Cronin and Elizabeth Mary Hackett appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Taylor. Patrick was a lengthsman.
  • Patrick Cronin died on 23 February 1924 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 24 February 1924 in Cabarlah Cemetery. RC1-00C-0040.

Children of Patrick Cronin and Elizabeth Mary Hackett

William Cronin

M, b. 1842, d. 7 December 1878
  • William Cronin was born in 1842 in County Cork, Ireland. He was the son of Patrick Cronin and Mary Malley.
  • At the age of 22 years, William Cronin married Margaret Barry in 1864 in Queensland.
  • William Cronin died on 7 December 1878 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 8 December 1878 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. RC1-001-0006.

Children of William Cronin and Margaret Barry

William Andrew Cronin

F, b. 1902, d. 1954

William Joseph Cronin

M, b. 1913, d. 14 May 1993
  • William Joseph Cronin was born in 1913 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Michael Cronin and Bridget Murphy.
  • William Joseph Cronin appeared on the Electoral Roll with Bridget Murphy and Michael Cronin in 1943 in Thallon Street, Crow's Nest. Michael was a farmer and their son William Joseph a stock dealer.
  • William Joseph Cronin died on 14 May 1993.
  • He was buried on 17 May 1993 in Cabarlah Cemetery. RC1-00F-0008 . He is buried with his parents.

Alice Maud Cronk

F, b. 23 March 1875, d. 30 August 1957
  • Alice Maud Cronk was born on 23 March 1875 in Highfields.
  • She was the daughter of Claud Cronk and Elizabeth Sarah Cummings.
  • When the Perseverance Creek School was opened in November 1880, the first day pupils were John Ryan, William Diamond, Alf Ernest Bidgood, Miriam Case, Kate Diamond, Rachel Diamond, Ann Hebbel, Margaret Hebbel, Jacob Hebbel, Emily White, Mary Ryan, and George Case. The first head teacher was Thomas Walls and the School Committee consisted of Joseph Cossart (Secretary - his eldest child was only four at the time), Alf Bidgood, John Hebbel, James and John McQuillan.
    The following year Alice Brown, Joseph Cronk, John Brown, Edward Brown, Alice Cronk, Minnie Humberdross, Emma Humberdross and John Kynoch were enrolled.
  • At the age of 21 years, 8 months and 8 days, Alice Maud Cronk married Gottlieb (Friedrick) Anger, son of Rev Charles Augustus (Carl) Anger and Salome Hirning, on 1 December 1896 in Queensland.
  • Alice Maud Cronk and Gottlieb (Friedrick) Anger appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Crow's Nest. Frederick was a teamster.
  • Alice Maud Cronk and Gottlieb (Friedrick) Anger appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1936 living at Pinelands. Gottlieb was a teamster.
  • On 4 May 1942,her husband, Gottlieb (Friedrick) Anger died in Queensland at age 74.
  • Alice Maud Cronk died on 30 August 1957 in Queensland at age 82.
  • She was buried on 30 August 1957 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of Alice Maud Cronk and Gottlieb (Friedrick) Anger

Alice Maud Cronk

F, b. 30 January 1906, d. 4 June 1991
  • Alice Maud Cronk was born on 30 January 1906 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph Cronk and Bertha Johanna Rohde.
  • At the age of 22 years, Alice Maud Cronk married Heinrich William Julius Jessie, son of Johann Julius Jesse and Caroline Dau, in 1929 in Queensland.
  • Alice Maud Cronk appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Pinelands. She carried out home duties.
  • Alice Maud Cronk died on 4 June 1991 at age 85.
  • She was buried in Evergreen Cemetery.

Allen Mervyn Cronk

M, b. 6 October 1914, d. 29 October 1987
  • Allen Mervyn Cronk was born on 6 October 1914 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Joseph Cronk and Bertha Johanna Rohde.
  • Allen Mervyn Cronk commenced school at Pinelands State School on 1 December 1921. He was 7 years 5 months old. His twin sisters Irene and Evelyn were enrolled at the same time. Their father was a dairy farmer at Pinelands.
  • At the age of 37 years, Allen Mervyn Cronk married Audrey Horrigan in 1952.
  • Allen Mervyn Cronk died on 29 October 1987 at age 73.

Bernard Cronk

M, b. 7 August 1911
  • Bernard Cronk was born on 7 August 1911 in Queensland. The Pinlands School Admission register gives his birth date as 7 Aug 1912.
  • He was the son of Claud Cronk and Honoria (Nora) Skelly.
  • Bernard Cronk commenced school at Pinelands State School on 1 October 1917. according to the admission register he was 5 years 1 month old. His fater was a farmer at Pinelands.

Charles Cronk

M, b. 22 December 1839, d. 7 July 1904
  • Charles Cronk was born on 22 December 1839 in England.
  • He was the son of George Cronk and Ann Jessop.
  • On 6 December 1848,Charles Cronk's mother, Ann Jessop died at age 28. She died on the ship in Moreton Bay harbour.
  • Charles Cronk immigrated on 16 December 1848 to Queensland with George Cronk and Ann Jessop. George 32, and Ann 28 and their three children Claud 4, Christian 1 and Charles 8 came on the Artemisia from Plymouth. The family was from Bromley, Kent. Ann died on the ship whilst in the harbour.
  • Charles Cronk possibly died on 7 July 1904 in New Zealand at age 64.

Christopher Cronk

M, b. 8 November 1846, d. 21 August 1916
  • Christopher Cronk was born on 8 November 1846 in Kent, England.
  • He was the son of George Cronk and Ann Jessop.
  • Christopher Cronk's birth was registered in the Chelsea, London Registration District in the December 1846 Quarter.
  • On 6 December 1848,Christopher Cronk's mother, Ann Jessop died at age 28. She died on the ship in Moreton Bay harbour.
  • Christopher Cronk immigrated on 16 December 1848 to Queensland with George Cronk and Ann Jessop. George 32, and Ann 28 and their three children Claud 4, Christian 1 and Charles 8 came on the Artemisia from Plymouth. The family was from Bromley, Kent. Ann died on the ship whilst in the harbour.
  • At the age of 18 years, 11 months and 4 days, Christopher Cronk married Margaret Jane Wilson on 12 October 1865 in Queensland.
  • Christopher Cronk and Henrietta Maria Cronk selected land - He selected 320 acres in Springsure District. A H M Cronk also selected 320 acres
    in 1882 in Bogantungan.
  • In 1889 Christopher Cronk lived in Bogantungan. He was a trustee of the cemetery reserve.
  • He and Margaret Jane Wilson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Medway Park Farm, Bogantungan. Christopher was a grazier. Their children Christopher William, Alfred Vincent, and George Edward also lived there along with Henriette Maria Cronk.
  • Christopher Cronk died on 21 August 1916 in Queensland at age 69.
  • He was buried in Bogantungan Cemetery. He is buried with his wife Margaret Jane.

Children of Christopher Cronk and Margaret Jane Wilson

Christopher William Cronk

M, b. 1870, d. 1947

Claud Cronk

M, b. 3 April 1844, d. 25 September 1926
  • Claud Cronk was born on 3 April 1844 in Kent, England.
  • He was the son of George Cronk and Ann Jessop.
  • On 6 December 1848,Claud Cronk's mother, Ann Jessop died at age 28. She died on the ship in Moreton Bay harbour.
  • Claud Cronk immigrated on 16 December 1848 to Queensland with George Cronk and Ann Jessop. George 32, and Ann 28 and their three children Claud 4, Christian 1 and Charles 8 came on the Artemisia from Plymouth. The family was from Bromley, Kent. Ann died on the ship whilst in the harbour.
  • At the age of 26 years, 5 months and 25 days, Claud Cronk married Elizabeth Sarah Cummings on 28 September 1870 in Queensland.
  • In March 1877, Claud Cronk enrolled his son Joseph Cronk in the Crow's Nest Provisional School. Joseph's sister Alice 1, and Joseph 5 were listed as future students for the proposed school but, according to the book, 125th Anniversary of Crow's Nest State School, it was a Claud Cronk who started at the new school. This may be an error and should have been Joseph. The teacher was William Jenkinson who was untrained and had to cope with an under-equipped school. There were no blackboards, slates, books etc. He left a few months later and was replaced by David Moylan.
  • Claud Cronk was a creditor of the insolvent estate of Cameron and Hebbel. A meeting of creditors in the insolvent estate of John Cameron and John Heinrich Hebbel trading as timber merchants of Toowoomba took place in Toowoomba. Amongst the creditors were Thomas Cullen £10 3s 4d, Thomas Brennan £39; H A Shum £34; Claud Cronk 44; George Parton £22.
  • He and Elizabeth Sarah Cummings appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Crow's Nest. Claud was a farmer. His son, also Claud, was a teamster in the Crow's Nest district.
  • Claud Cronk died on 25 September 1926 in Pechey, Queensland, at age 82.
  • He was buried on 26 September 1926 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.
  • On 14 October 1926 Claud Cronk's obituary appeared in The Daily News. It read:- "CROW'S NEST, Wednesday— Claud Cronk, who dies! nt the age of 86 years, was born in Englnhd, and came to Queensland wlth his parents in 1848. He started life in Brisbane as a carter, aud proceeded to Gympie when the gold rush broke out. Later he was engaged in horse-droving in the Western district. In 1870 he was married to Miss Cumnungs, only daughter of the late Mr and Mrs. Cummings, of Lappgate Grove,England. He then went to Toowoomba, and later, to Pechey. He selected land
    at Cooby Creek, where he resided until his death. He leaves a widow, three sons and five daughters."

Children of Claud Cronk and Elizabeth Sarah Cummings

Claud Cronk

M, b. 1877, d. 23 June 1956
  • Claud Cronk was born in 1877 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Claud Cronk and Elizabeth Sarah Cummings.
  • At the age of 25 years, Claud Cronk married Honoria (Nora) Skelly, daughter of Patrick Skelly and Mary O'Mara, on 25 February 1902 in Queensland.
  • Claud Cronk and Honoria (Nora) Skelly appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Crow's Nest. Claud was a teamster. His father Claud farmed at Crow's Nest.
  • Claud Cronk enrolled his daughter Ellen Cronk in Pinelands State School on 10 May 1909. He was a teamster at Pinelands at the time. Her siblings also attended the school
    ; She was 6 years old. Nellie left the school in 1916. Her father was a teamster at Pinelands.
  • On 21 June 1949,his wife, Honoria (Nora) Skelly died in Queensland at age 68.
  • Claud Cronk died on 23 June 1956 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 25 June 1956 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of Claud Cronk and Honoria (Nora) Skelly

Claud William Cronk

M, b. 1872, d. 1874

Edna Cronk

F, b. 18 December 1918, d. 13 August 2013
  • Edna Cronk was born on 18 December 1918.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph Cronk and Bertha Johanna Rohde.
  • Edna Cronk commenced school at Pinelands State School on 29 January 1925. She was 6 years old. Her mother was a farmer at Pinelands.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Crow's Nest. She carried out home duties and may have lived with her mother at Pinelands.
  • At the age of 26 years, Edna Cronk married Kevin Jospeh Gleeson, son of Patrick John Gleeson and Louisa Mary Frances Ryan, in 1945.
  • In 1980,her husband, Kevin Jospeh Gleeson died in Queensland.
  • Edna Cronk died on 13 August 2013 at age 94.
  • She was buried on 15 August 2013 in Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery. RCOLD1-019-0010.

Elizabeth Cronk

F, b. 1885, d. 8 June 1978

Child of Elizabeth Cronk and Jacob George (George) Erb

Ellen Cronk

F, b. 1903
  • Ellen Cronk was born in 1903 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Claud Cronk and Honoria (Nora) Skelly.
  • Ellen Cronk commenced school at Pinelands State School on 10 May 1909. She was 6 years old. Nellie left the school in 1916. Her father was a teamster at Pinelands.

Emma Eliza Cronk

F, b. 1894, d. 1983

Evelyn Mary Cronk

F, b. 29 September 1910, d. 6 August 1975
  • Evelyn Mary Cronk was born on 29 September 1910 in Queensland. She was a twin to Irene May.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph Cronk and Bertha Johanna Rohde.
  • Evelyn Mary Cronk and Irene May Cronk commenced school on 1 December 1921 at Pinelands State School. They were 11 years and 2 months old. Their brother Allen started at the school on the same day. Their father was a Dairy Farmer at Pinelands.
  • At the age of 16 years, Evelyn Mary Cronk married Frederick Wilhelm Gustav Weis, son of Frederick William Weis and Caroline Dau, in 1927 in Queensland.
  • Evelyn Mary Cronk and Frederick Wilhelm Gustav Weis appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1943 and 1954 living at Djuan. Frederick was a farmer. They gave their address as Djuan, Haden.
  • On 20 June 1970,her husband, Frederick Wilhelm Gustav Weis died in Queensland.
  • Evelyn Mary Cronk died on 6 August 1975 in Queensland at age 64.
  • She was buried on 8 August 1975 in Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery. PLAW3-004-0043.

Child of Evelyn Mary Cronk and Frederick Wilhelm Gustav Weis

George Cronk

M, b. 14 December 1814
  • George Cronk was born on 14 December 1814 in Kent, England. He was the son of Robert Cronk and Sarah.
  • At the age of 23 years, 1 month and 16 days, George Cronk married Ann Jessop on 30 January 1838 in Surry. George was a labourer of Francis Street, father Robert Cronk, also a labourer. Ann was a spinster of the same place, daughter of Henry Jessop, a carpenter.
  • On 6 December 1848,his wife, Ann Jessop died at age 28. She died on the ship in Moreton Bay harbour.
  • George Cronk and Ann Jessop immigrated to Queensland on 16 December 1848. George 32, and Ann 28 and their three children Claud 4, Christian 1 and Charles 8 came on the Artemisia from Plymouth. The family was from Bromley, Kent. Ann died on the ship whilst in the harbour.

Children of George Cronk and Ann Jessop

George Claud Cronk

M, b. 1909

Henrietta Maria Cronk

F, b. circa 1866, d. 4 December 1948
  • Henrietta Maria Cronk was born circa 1866.
  • She was the daughter of Christopher Cronk and Margaret Jane Wilson.
  • Henrietta Maria Cronk and Christopher Cronk selected land - He selected 320 acres in Springsure District. A H M Cronk also selected 320 acres
    in 1882 in Bogantungan.
  • Henrietta Maria Cronk died on 4 December 1948 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 6 December 1948 in Lutwyche Cemetery. Location      MON-2-90A-49.

Irene May Cronk

F, b. 29 September 1910, d. 18 December 1983
  • Irene May Cronk was born on 29 September 1910 in Queensland. She was a twin to Evelyn Mary.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph Cronk and Bertha Johanna Rohde.
  • Evelyn Mary Cronk and Irene May Cronk commenced school on 1 December 1921 at Pinelands State School. They were 11 years and 2 months old. Their brother Allen started at the school on the same day. Their father was a Dairy Farmer at Pinelands.
  • At the age of 21 years, Irene May Cronk married George Victor Gersekowski, son of Carl Gersekowski and Emelia (Augusta) Kanowski, in 1932 in Queensland.
  • Irene May Cronk and George Victor Gersekowski appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Anduramba Road, Crow's Nest. George was a farmer.
  • On 25 July 1979,her husband, George Victor Gersekowski died in Queensland.
  • Irene May Cronk died on 18 December 1983 in Queensland at age 73.
  • She was buried on 20 December 1983 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Child of Irene May Cronk and George Victor Gersekowski

Jane Blanch Cronk

F, b. 14 December 1890, d. 7 August 1971

Children of Jane Blanch Cronk and Charles Augustus Anger

John Henry Cronk

M, b. 26 August 1882, d. 10 January 1961
  • John Henry Cronk was born on 26 August 1882 in Wichello, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Claud Cronk and Elizabeth Sarah Cummings.
  • At the age of 29 years, John Henry Cronk married Mary Bailey, daughter of William John Bailey and Hannah Lacey, in 1912 in Queensland.
  • On 22 January 1928,John Henry Cronk's son, Joseph Cronk was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery. RC1-00H-0017.
  • John Henry Cronk and Mary Bailey appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Crow's Nest. He was a teamster. Mary gave her address as Mountain Camp Road, Crow's Nest.
  • John Henry Cronk and Mary Bailey appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Oxford Street, Crow's Nest. He was a farmer.
  • John Henry Cronk died on 10 January 1961 in Queensland at age 78.
  • He was buried on 11 January 1961 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of John Henry Cronk and Mary Bailey