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    William McNulty, secretary-treasurer of the Cron Manufacturing Company of Piqua, is one of the men prominent in business affairs of the city and likewise well known as a fraternalist. He was born at Pittsburgh, Pa., June 29, 1860, a son of John and Catherine (Dunn) McNulty, his father being well known at Pittsburgh, where he was for man years engaged in the livery business. There were nine children in the family, of whom P. J., now deceased, was a well- known theatrical man, operating the Duquesne, Lyceum and Alvin opera houses at Pittsburgh; Edward T. is superintendent of the Wheeling Steel and Iron Company, and George, M. is prominent in the undertaking business at Philadelphia. William McNulty, after graduating from the Central High School, Pittsburgh, became interested in the Moorehead Iron and Steel Mills, and in 1883 entered the furniture business in the manufacture of upholstered furniture and the sale of various well known lines. While thus engaged he handled the product of the L.C. & W. L. Cron Company in the east, and eventually he and Mr. Jeffery, now president of the Cron Manufacturing Company, with other interests, came to Piqua and bought the Cron plant, which they have since operated on an increasingly large scale. In addition, offices are maintained at Pittsburgh. Mr. McNulty married Miss Sue L. Humphrey, of Pittsburgh, and to this union there have been born three children: Thompson, Elizabeth and Mary, of whom the first two are deceased. During the recent war period, Mr. McNulty was made chairman of the Knights of Columbus drive at Pittsburgh, and, with a quota of $150,000 to be obtained, raised over $500,000. He is a prominent and leading member of the Knights of Columbus and past exalted ruler of Washington (Pa.) Lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

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