Selleck S. Cronk died suddenly December 14, 1954 age 77 in Margaretville Hospital and was buried in Grand Gorge cemetery. He was predeceased by his wife Pearl and survived by two daughters, Mrs. Fred McCandish of Delhi and Mrs. Olive VanAken of Grand Gorge. He was chairman of the Roxbury town Republican committee, a member of the Delaware County Magistrates association, a director of the Grand Gorge National bank, past president, treasurer and director of the Eastern Milk Producers association, committeeman on the Farm Bureau and a former member of the Grand Gorge fire department.
Mildred (Cronk) Conro
The back of Mildreds photo says- "Uncle Harvey, Wishing you a Happy New Year, come and see me, Mildred"- another person wrote underneath "Lyman Cronk's daughter". I found Mildred to be the daughter of Frank and Luella Cronk born March 9, 1901 in Stamford but her early years were spent in Gilboa. She had four siblings: Raymond, May/Mae, Iva and Florence.
Mildred, age 19, married Imer Lawrence Conro, age 21, March 1, 1920 in the District of Columbia. The description on Imer's WWI Registration card states he was of short height, medium build, and had dark brown hair and eyes. Imer was a farmer and they lived in Harpersfield, Gilboa and Stamford with their two children Carlton and Wilma.
Imer seemed to live on the edge as he had some legal issues and filled for bankruptcy in 1936. In 1938 Luisa Gallo, filed charges against Imer and Mildred having to do with a mortgage foreclosure. In February 1958 their home was almost destroyed by snow while they were in F and in May 1958 Imer, a cauliflower grower, plead guilty to operating a migrant labor camp without a health permit. The judge suspended imposition of any sentence and later, the county health department issued Conro a temporary 30-day permit to operate the camp where 13 Puerto Rican men have been living and working. In May 1964 he brought an action against the Stamford Cooperative GLF Service, Inc. but no verdict was reached.
Mildred was a member of the Gilboa Community Club and the Order of the Eastern Star.
Imer died April 1979, age 79, and Mildred February 1981, age 80. Their last residence and resting place was Stamford.