From The Oakland Tribune, 01 Jan 1918
PIONEER OAKLAND BUILDER PASSES
Peter Crinnlon, pioneer contractor and builder of the state, and a resident of Oakland since the early 70's, passed away at his home, Webster and Hobart streets, early today, surrounded by his family.
Crinnlon was a native of Ireland. He came to the United States when a boy and later to California. Shortly afterward he established in Oakland, where he became a contractor. Through the years that followed he made a host of loyal friends.
The dead man is survived by a widow, Mary Crinnlon, a daughter, Miss Eleanor Crinnlon, and three sons, Edward P. Crinnlon, automobile editor of THE TRIBUNE; George J. Crinnlon, and Walter F. Crinnlon, all residents of Oakland.
Funeral services will be held from St. Francis de Sales church Thursday morning. The interment will be in St. Mary's cemetery.