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William 'Bill' Cronin Sr.

 

Bill Cronin

Hingham High School Athletic Hall of Fame 1999

Date of Birth: December 5, 1901, in Hingham, Massachusetts

Date of Death: March 16, 1956, in Hingham, Massachusetts (54 years old)

Source:

Daily Boston Globe - Published 03/18/56

Did you know?

Bill Cronin started the Hingham High School hockey team in the early

1940's.  He also graduated from Hingham High.  After his sudden

death in 1956, he was succeeded by Dan Hall.

 

*Most other sources have no information on his death or worse yet, they have listed

April, 1948 as his death date.   They have also copied his birth date from the same

unreliable source (April 18, 1901).   Our birth information came from the Town

of Hingham, Massachusetts birth registry

 

Teams:

1926 Boston Bulldogs (AFL I)

1927 Providence Steam Roller (NFL)

1928 Providence Steam Roller (NFL)

1929 Providence Steam Roller (NFL)

College:

Boston College

 

 

 

 

Bill Cronin and Jack Cronin

 

From L to R: Bill Cronin, John 'Jack' Cronin

Circa 1927 Providence Steam Roller