I am trying to find relatives of Robert Cronin, born about 1914 in Chicago, Illinois. He died in 1988.
His mother was Gertrude Goggin and I believe his father's name was Benjamin Cronin. I believe...Benjamin was born about 1888 in Chicago; but I do not have any documents to verify this.
Robert had an older brother, Victor which was born about 1908 in Chicago.
Robert is buried at St. Mary's cemetery in Evergreen Park, Cook County, Illinois.
His parents divorced, maybe in the 1920's?
I am having a heck of a time trying to trace my two cousins, Victor and Robert...don't know if they married or where they ended up living.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Do you have these censuses?
1900 Federal Census, Hyde Park Township, Chicago, Cook, IL
Benjamin Cronin, Head, DOB: Jan 1863, Age 37, Married 13 years, POB: IR; Imm. 1884, In the US: 16 years, Naturalized, Car driver, CCRR
Annie, Wife, DOB: Mar 1865, Age 35, Married 13 years, 6 children born, 4 living; POB: IR; PPOB: IR, Imm. 1882, In the US 18 years
Mary F., Daughter, DOB: Sep 1887, Age 12, POB: IL
Benjamin P., Son, DOB: Dec 1888, Age 11, POB: IL
Edward D., Son, DOB: Dec 1890, Age 9, POB: IL
William C., Son, DOB: Dec 1892, Age 7, POB: IL
William Hartnett, Cousin, DOB: Aug 1872, Age 27, Single, POB: IR; PPOB: IR; Imm. 1892, in US 8 years, Naturalized, laborer
Note: Living next door to a Danny Cronin family...wife: Mary, children: Mark, Lilly, John, Daniel
1910 Federal Census, Chicago, Cook, IL, 6619 Langley Ave.
Benjamin Cronin, Head, Age 47, No. of yrs married: 23; POB: IR; PPOB: IR; Imm. 1883, NA, Motorman, streetcar
Annie Cronin, Wife, Age 45, No. or yrs married: 23, 8 children born, 6 living; POB: IR; PPOB: IR; Imm. 1881 NA
Benjamin Cronin, Son, Age 21, Married 1 year; POB: IL, Yard clerk, railroad
Gertrude, Daughter-in-law, Age 19, Married 1 year, 1 child born, 1 child living, POB: IL; PPOB: IR
Victor E., Grandson, Age 5/12,POB: IL
Mary, Daughter, Age 22, Single, POB: IL, Teacher, school
Edward D., Son, Age 18, Single, POB: IL, Clerk, railroad
William C., Son, Age 16, POB: IL
Emmet S., Son, Age 8, POB: IL
Evelyn T., Daughter, Age 7, POB: IL
Note: In 1920 Census - Gertrude, Victor and Robert living with her parents, Goggins:
1920 Federal Census, Ward 2, Chicago, Cook, IL, 605 Ellis Avenue
Venellin (?) Goggin, Head, Age 49, Widowed, POB: IL; PPOB: IL; Occupation: None
Joseph, Son, Age 26, Single, POB: IL; PPOB: IL; Street ?
Frances, Daughter, Age 21, Single, POB: IL; (Can't read occupation)
Leo, Son, Age 20, Single, POB: IL; Mechanic(?)
Elenora, Daughter, Age 16, Single; POB: IL
Gertrude Cronin, Daughter, Age 27, POB: IL, Auditor(?)
Victor, Grandson, Age 10, POB: IL
Robert, Grandson, Age 6-6/12, POB: IL
1920 Federal Census, Chicago, Cook, IL, Jan 1920, 6619 Langley Ave.
Benjamin Cronin, Head, Age 55, Imm. 1883, Naturalized 1888; POB: IR; PPOB: IR; Motorman, streetcar
Anna, Wife, Age 53, Imm. 1881, Naturalized 1888, POB: IR
Benjamin, Son, Age 29, Married, POB: IL; Teacher, public school
Edward D., Son, Age 27, Single, POB: IL, Pipe fitter, oil co.
Emmet, Son, Age 18, Single, POB: IL; Dealer, real estate
Evelyn, Daughter, Age 15, POB: IL
1930 Federal Census, Chicago, Cook, IL
Benjamin Cronin, Age 60, Age at first marriage: 24, POB: Irish-free state; PPOB: Irish free state; Imm 1890(?), ? streetcar
Anna, Wife, Age 55, Age at first marriage: 20; POB: Irish free state
Mariette, Daughter, Age 35, Single, POB: IL, Teacher, school
Evelyn, Daughter, Age 25, Single, POB: IL, Teacher, school
Benjamin, Son, Age 40, Widowed, POB: IL; Inspector, sanitary district
Emmet, Son, Age 33, Single, POB: IL;Electrician, contractor
Edward, Son, Age 31, Single, POB: IL; Accountant, railroad
Note: Victor in the Coast Guard in 1930
1930 Federal Census, Richmond, Richmond, NY, US Coast Guard Section, Base 2, 10 Apr 1930
Victor E. Cronin, Age 21, Single, POB: IL, PPOB: IL, Sailor, US Coast Guard
Note: 1930 Federal Census, Robert living his grandmother Goggins
1930 Federal Census, Chicago, Cook, IL, 4520 S. Ellis Ave.
Venellia(?) Goggins, Female, Head, Age 67, Widowed, POB: IL; FPOB: OH; MPOB: IL; Nurse, private home
Adrian J. Cothren(?), Son-in-law, Age 30, Age at first marriage: 23, POB: France, PPOB: France, Imm. 1920; Printer, press agency
Frances V., Daughter, Age 30, Age at first marriage: 23, POB: IL
Richard A., Grandson, Age 1-5/12, POB: IL
Robert B. Cronin, Grandson, Age 15, POB: IL
Do you know Robert's death date? I can try to look up an obituary for you.
Thank you sooooo much. Robert died in 1988. I was at the grave site at St. Mary's Cemetery in Evergreen Park, Illinois. It only had the year and his name.
I was hoping he or Victor had married and had children; but I can not seem to find anything.
Gertrude was my great aunt.
This family has been so hard to find information as Gertrude and Benjamin divorced when the boys were young.
Could Robert's mother have remarried a Belmont? These obituaries might help in filling in some family information. I could not locate Robert or Vincent's obituaries.
Chicago Tribune (IL) - May 31, 1944
Deceased Name: Vennellia J. Goggin
Vennellia J. Goggin, beloved mother of Gertrude Belmont, Grace White, Frances Cattoen, Eleanor Coghlan, William, Joseph, and Leo Goggin, sister of Mary Byrd. Funeral Thursday, 9 a.m. from parlors, 67th street and Dorchester avenue, to St. Ambrose's church. Interment St. Mary's.
Chicago Tribune (IL) - March 24, 1942
Deceased Name: Anna Cronin, nee Ward
Anna Cronin, nee Ward, beloved wife of Benjamin, fond mother of Benjamin, Edward, William, Emmett J., Mary F., and Evelyn. Funeral Wednesday, 9 a.m., from late residence, 6648 Minerva avenue, to St. Clara's church. Interment Holy Sepulchre. Please omit flowers. Information, Beverly 2245.
Chicago Tribune (IL) - February 13, 1951
Deceased Name: Benjamin P. Cronin
--Benjamin P. Cronin, 7810 S. Jeffery avenue, son of Benjamin and the late Anna, nee Ward; brother of Mary, Edward, William, Joseph E., and Evelyn. Funeral Wednesday, 9 a.m., from funeral home, 7208 Stony Island avenue, to Our Lady of Peace church, mass 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre. BUtterfield 8-2068.
Chicago Tribune (IL) - May 09, 1954
Deceased Name: Benjamin Cronin
Benjamin Cronin, 7810 Jeffery boulevard, loving husband of the late Anna, nee Ward; fond father of Mary, Edward, William, Joseph, Evelyn, and the late Benjamin, brother of Nora Casey, Hannah and Margaret Blackwood. Funeral Tuesday, 9 a.m., from funeral home, 8204 S. Stony Island, to Our Lady of Peace church. Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre
Chicago Tribune (IL) - January 17, 1955
Deceased Name: Joseph Emmet Cronin
Joseph Emmet Cronin, fond husband of Luella, nee Camenisch; loving father of James, son of the late Benjamin and Anna, brother of Mary, Edward, William, Evelyn, and the late Benjamin. Funeral Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., from funeral home, 8400 S. Ashland avenue, to St. John Fisher church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre. CEdarcrest 3-4310.
Chicago Tribune (IL) - April 10, 1967
Deceased Name: Edward D. Cronin
Edward D. Cronin, loving brother of Mary F., Evelyn R., the late Benjamin Jr., William C., and Joseph E.; son of the late Benjamin Sr. and Anna. Funeral Wednesday, 10 a.m., from O'Donnell Funeral Home, 1811 W. 103d street, to Our Lady of Peace church. Mass 11 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre. Member of Calumet council, No. 632, K. of C. BEverly 8-2245.
Chicago Tribune (IL) - September 12, 1971
Deceased Name: Mary F. Cronin
Mary F. Cronin, beloved daughter of the late Benjamin and Anna Ward Cronin; fond sister of Evelyn R., the late Ben, Edward, William and Joseph Emmet. Funeral Monday, 10 a.m., from O'Donnell-Bartz Funeral Home, 1811 W. 103d St., to St. Christina Church. Mass 10:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre. BE 8-2245
Chicago Tribune (IL) - June 28, 1976
Deceased Name: Frances V. Cattoen
Frances V. Cattoen, age 78, of Mount Morris Estates, a former Oregon and Chicago resident, died Saturday evening in Rockford Memorial Hospital following a long illness. She is survived by her husband Adrien of Mount Morris Estates, one son Richard of Dresden, Tenn., one daughter, Mrs. Edward (Joan) Eliot of Glen Ellyn, four grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Eleanor Coghlan of Chicago. Services 9:45 a.m., Tuesday, in Farrell Funeral Home, 110 S. Seventh St., Oregon, Ill. Mass 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Oregon, Ill. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Evergreen Park, Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. Visitation 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 815-732-7272.
Brother of Gertrude:
Chicago Tribune (IL) - June 24, 1969
Deceased Name: Joseph D. Goggin
Joseph D. Goggin, beloved husband of Anna, nee Barrath; brother of Eleanor Coughlin, Frances Cattoen, the late Leo, William, Grace White, and Gertrude Belmont; fond uncle of 27 nieces and nephews. Funeral Wednesday, June 25, 10 a.m., from Collins Funeral Home, 5350 W. North avenue, to St. Peter Canisius church. Mass 10:30 a.m. Interment All Saints. 50-year member of Chicago Stereotypers union, local 4. Also a member of Melin-Romer post, No. 728, A. L., Archbishop O'Brien council, No. 914, K. of C., and V. F. W. TU 9-8844.
Chicago Tribune (IL) - June 25, 1969
Joseph D. Goggin
Deceased Name: Joseph D. Goggin
Services for Joseph D. Goggin, 76, of 1639 N. Lorel av., who died Sunday in his home, will be held at 10 a.m. today in the chapel at 5300 North av. Mr. Goggin was president of Newspaper Publishers Supply company, which he operated from his home, the author of a manual on stereotyping, and was credited with the invention of several mechanical devices used to speed production of newspapers. He also contributed monthly articles for 25 years to Printers Production, Inc. [formerly Graphic Arts], a trade magazine. Many years ago, Mr. Goggin was a copy boy and stereotyper for THE TRIBUNE. Surviving are his widow, Anna, and two sisters.
Chicago Tribune (IL) - May 27, 1957
Deceased Name: Grace C. White, nee Goggin
--Grace C. White, nee Goggin, beloved wife of Arthur C.; dear mother of Mrs. Marie Lotz; grandmother of Nancy Lotz; sister of Joseph Goggin, Mrs. Malachy Goghlan, and Mrs. Adrien Cattoen. Funeral Tuesday, 10 a.m., from parlors, 1411 E. 67th street at Dorchester avenue, to St. Laurence's church. Interment St. Mary's.
Eleanor Goggin and husband:
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) - March 21, 1986
Deceased Name: Eleanor R. Coghlan, 82, former school principal
Eleanor R. Coghlan, 82, a former school principal, died Tuesday in her Berwyn home.
The former South Sider retired in 1968 after working for the Chicago Board of Education since 1925. She had been principal at Robert Burns, 2524 S. Central Park, and Adlai Stevenson, 8010 S. Kostner.
Her husband, Malachy, had been a prominent attorney in the city.
Survivors include three daughters, Margaret Mary Cross, Eleanor Fitzgerald and Maureen Pierz, and two sons, Malachy J. Jr. and Lawrence.
Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. today at Christ the King Church, 9235 S. Hamilton. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Evergreen Park.
Chicago Tribune (IL) - August 26, 1950
Deceased Name: Malachy J. Coghlan
Malachy J. Coghlan, beloved husband of Eleanor, nee Goggin, fond father of Margaret Mary Cross, Eleanor, Malachy Jr., Maureen, and Lawrence Coghlan, son of John S. and the late Margaret Coghlan, brother of Sister Mary Teresa, R. S. M., Luke T., Margaret T., John P., and David L. Coghlan. Funeral Monday, 9:30 a.m., from parlors, 67th street and Dorchester avenue, to St. Clara's church. Interment St. Mary's. Please omit flowers.
Re Gertrude Goggin Cronin possibly marrying a Belmont, I found this in the 1930 Federal Census:
1930 Federal Census, Chicago, Cook, IL (New Southern Hotel, 1358 South Michigan Avenue), 10 Apr 1930
William H. Belmont, Lodger, Age 44, at first marriage 20, POB: MI; FPOB: MI; MPOB: NY; Orator, lectures
Gertrude Belmont, Lodger, Age 35, Age at first marriage: 16; POB: IL; PPOB: IL; Cashier, hotel
Possibly this is an obituary of the above-mentioned William H. Belmont, if he remarried. Cannot find info on Gertrude or her sons, Robert and Victor.
Chicago Tribune (IL) - October 28, 1962
William H. Belmont
Deceased Name: William H. Belmont
William H. Belmont, 70, of 6308 Glenwood av., died yesterday in Alexian Brothers hospital. He was a former writer for Our Gang comedies, and at one time managed the Express theater in Butter, Mont. He leaves his widow, Mae. Services will beheld at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Gertrude's church, Glenwood and Granville avenues.
Chicago Tribune (IL) - October 28, 1962
Deceased Name: William H. Belmont
William H. Belmont, beloved husband of Mae, nee Sayer; brother-in-law of George L., Norma, and Grace Sayer. Funeral Tuesday, 9 a.m., from the Barr Funeral Home, 6222 N. Broadway, to St. Gertrude church. Requiem mass 9:30 a.m. Interment Calvary cemetery, Two Rivers, Wis. SH 3-4034.
Re: Gertrude Goggin CRONIN
WOW! Thanks! I think Gertrude divorce him and remarried to a Mr. Hilborn (Hillborn)I think she died about 1954 or thereabout. She is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery in Evergreen Park, Illinois.
I don't know how you find these obits....I have tried and tried...must have a magic touch..:)
I have researching all the siblings to Benjamin...maybe I will find cousins that way who could help me with Robert and Victor..Ben and Gertrude's boys
Re: Gertrude Goggin CRONIN
I found the obituaries in NewsBank, which I access through my local library, which has a subscription. If you would like me to help you with further lookups, please contact me at my e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
. Genealogy is my hobby.
I could not find an obituary for Gertrude, but did find this:
Cook County, IL, Death Index:
Gertrude Agnes Hilborn, died 16 Oct 1951, Cook County, IL
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Gertrude Goggin and Benjamin Cronin are ancestors of mine un fortunatly all I know is that Gertrude had 8 siblings and her parents were William michael Goggin and Vannellia Jane goggin maiden name Noble. I have a tree in my profile but it shows only my direct ancestry if it helps let me know or if you can add too it by all means please do.