Jennie Cronk

July 1890–
Armstrong Grove Township, Emmet, Iowa, United States

The Life of Jennie

When Jennie Cronk was born in July 1890, in Armstrong Grove Township, Emmet, Iowa, United States, her father, Henry Samuel Cronk, was 49 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Horswell, was 41.

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Family Time Line

Henry Samuel Cronk
Mary Elizabeth Horswell
Byron H Cronk
Amy Bertha Belle Cronk
Emma Cronk
Adaline G Cronk
Charles Willard Cronk
George Albert Cronk
Richard Cronk
Olive Cronk
Earl Cronk
Irving L Cronk
Bessie Cronk
Jennie Cronk
Ross E Cronk

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Samuel Cronk


    Mary Elizabeth Horswell




+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 23

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 32

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Crank .2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Kranke ( see Crank ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jennie Cronk in household of Henry S Cronk, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jennie Cronk in household of Henry Cronk, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jennie Cronk, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"

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