B Frank Croop

B. Frank Croop, 83, father of H. W. Croop, prominent West End physician, and one of the most known and highly respected residents of Hunlock Township, died yesterday [ 6 Jan., 1942 ] at his home Hunlock Creek, after a lingering illness of general debility.

Mr. Croop was born in the township, May 15 ,1858, the son of the late George and Mary Girard Croop, early settlers of that section. He started life as a breaker boy at the old Harvey Colliery at Nanticoke and and was employed as a delivery boy in the Avondale Mine at the time of the Avondale disaster. Later he was employed as a driver boy at the old Pennsylvania Canal. After spending several years as a carpenter on the floating gang of the Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad, Mr Croop established a general store at Hunlock and later conducted the Hunlock Creek Hotel which was a gathering place for hunters, and sportsmen for many years. He was the founder of Croops Glen, a popular amusement resort where hundreds of outings were conducted each year. Deceased was active in business until a year ago when he was forced to retire due to ill health.

Mr Croop married Alvaretta Jane Ewes, Columbia Co., a member of a prominent Quaker family who immigrated from England to Ireland in 1602, coming to the colonies about 100 years later.She preceeded him in death, July 5, 1931.to this marriage was born five children, Dr. H. W. Croop, Kingston Physician, Mrs. Neil Voigt, wife of Dr. A. C. voigt, Hawley, PA, Raymond and Howard N. Croop, deceased, and Stanley Croop, well known businessman and postmaster of

Hunlock Creek. One brother, George Croop, Orchard and First ST. Plymouth.

The funeral will be held from the home at a time to be announced today. Interment will be in the family plot in Eagle Hill Memorial Park, West Nanticoke.

submitted by Rose Vosler

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