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
1840–1917
Mary Elizabeth Horswell
1849–1930
Byron H Cronk
1871–1947
Amy Bertha Belle Cronk
1872–1953
Emma Cronk
1874–
Adaline G Cronk
1875–1876
Charles Willard Cronk
1876–1955
George Albert Cronk
1878–1938
Richard Cronk
1880–
Olive Cronk
1882–1963
Earl Cronk
1883–1966
Irving L Cronk
1886–1948
Bessie Cronk
1888–
Jennie Cronk
1890–
Ross E Cronk
1891–1892

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Samuel Cronk

    Male1840–1917Male

    Mary Elizabeth Horswell

    Female1849–1930Female

siblings

(13)

+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.

Possible Related Names

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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