Wendell Cronk

27 August 1894–24 March 1974 (Age 79)
Vineland, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Wendell

When Wendell Cronk was born on 27 August 1894, in Vineland, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States, his father, Raymond C Finch, was 17 and his mother, Bertha Luce Finch, was 18. He married Blanche Ryan in 1914, in Williamstown, Monroe Township, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Buena Vista Township, Cape May, New Jersey, British Colonial America in 1930. He died on 24 March 1974, in Vineland, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 79.

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Wendell Cronk
Blanche Ryan
Marriage: 1914
Grace Lillian Cronk
Roy Cronk

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Williamstown, Monroe Township, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.

Age 9

The Public Service Corporation (PSC) was formed on May 6, 1903. The company began as a merger of a power company with four different trolley companies. PSC would ultimately combine with over 400 other companies.

Age 22

"During a deadly heat wave, thousands of residents were at the seaside resorts of Jersey Shore. Between July 1 and July 2 of 1916, five different people were attacked by sharks, and four of them ultimately died. Scientific knowledge about sharks was limited at this time, so these tragic incidents started a wave of ""shark panic"" that was spread by telephone calls, letters, newspapers, and other media."

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 (2)

  • Wendell H Cronk, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wendell Hugo Cronk, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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