Gilbert Earl Cronin

12 January 1919–14 August 1998 (Age 79)
Spalding, Greeley, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Gilbert Earl

When Gilbert Earl Cronin was born on 12 January 1919, in Spalding, Greeley, Nebraska, United States, his father, Timothy Earl Cronin, was 30 and his mother, Emma Bertina McKnight, was 20. He married Edle S. Jonnesen Nilsson Cronin on 27 August 1972, in Carson City, Nevada, United States. He lived in California, United States in 1972. He died on 14 August 1998, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in East, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Gilbert Earl Cronin
Edle S. Jonnesen Nilsson Cronin
Marriage: 27 August 1972

Spouse and Children

27 August 1972
Carson City, Nevada, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 15

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Age 22

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cróinín ‘descendant of Cróinín’, a byname from a diminutive of crón ‘swarthy’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gilbert Cronin in household of Earl L Cronin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gilbert Cronin in household of Earl T Cronin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gilbert Earl Cronin, "Nebraska, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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