Everett Staley Chron (1880-1944)
Retired Farmer dies – Taken from a newspaper article in 1944
E.C. Chron, 63, retired farmer died at 4:30 A.M. Saturday at his home of a malignant ailment. He had lived in Crosby County since 1925. Funeral services were held at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon in the First Baptist Church with Rev. J.H. McClain, pastor officiating. Burial was in the Ralls Cemetery under the direction of Marr Funeral Home.
Mr. Chron was born in Kentucky in 1880. His mother remarried and moved to Tennessee a few years later. When he was fourteen years old, his family moved to Lamar County, Texas where he later married Miss Goldie Mathews and raised his family. In 1925, Mr. Chron was converted in a revival at Howland, Texas under the preaching of Dr. M.E. Davis, now at Howard Payne College at Brownwood. Dr. Davis was also a great friend of Mr. Chron. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Goldie Chron and five children, Virgil Chron, Ralls; Mrs. Dewey Wells, Ralls; Mrs. T.V. Meacham, Plainview; Mrs. G.J. Hogue, Whiteface; and Mrs. T.C. Smith, Houston; 13 grandchildren, one of which preceded him in death nine years ago. Virgil Allen Chron is in the service of his country at Ames, Iowa, and was unable to be present for funeral services. He also leaves two brothers, W.I. Chron and D.T. Morton, a half-brother and two half-sisters, Mrs. Celia West, Howland and Mrs. Aultie Gardy of Flagstaff, Arizona.
The many words of sympathy, kind deeds, and beautiful floral offering were proofs of his many friends.