Cronly Family Papers
- 1888 - 1925
- Cronly, Ruth Pleasants (Person)
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Biographical or Historical Information
The Cronly residence at 215 South Third Street no longer exists. Robert D. Cronly, Jr. describes it in Wilmington's Vanished Homes and Buildings, published in 1966. He noted that the Cronly family had lived there for more than a hundred years.
Robert Dixon Cronly, Jr. was born in Petersburg, VA on July 2, 1894. He received his LLB at the University of Virginia and was admitted to the bar in 1920. From 1954-1967, he was an insurance adjustor. He married Ruth Pleasants Cronly, daughter of Edward Bates and Clarice Wetherill Pleasants, and they resided at 321 South Third Street. Ruth Cronly operated a private school in Wilmington for several years. Robert Dixon Cronly, Jr. died on September 6, 1968 and Ruth Pleasants Cronly died on August 7, 1975.
Wilmington (NC) Star-News, 7 September 1968, p.5, and 8 August 1975, p6. Death notices from Robert D. Cronly, respectively, listed these middle names.
MacMillan, Emma Woodward. Wilmington’s Vanished Homes and Buildings, Raleigh, NC: Edwards & Broughton Co., 1966. p. 49.
Hewlett, Crockett W. Attorneys of New Hanover County, compiled with the assistance of the New Hanover County Bar Association Auxiliary. Wilmington, NC, 1976. p31.
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