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Cramer, Otis Warren
LAST NAME: Cramer FIRST NAME: Otis MIDDLE NAME: Warren NICKNAME: 
MAIDEN NAME:  AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
GENDER: M TITLE: 
BORN: 11 Feb 1880 DIED: 3 Jan 1972 BURIED:  ~ Smith Cemetery
OCCUPATION:  Farmer; Railroad worker
BIRTH PLACE:  Arcadia, Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin
DEATH PLACE: Corvallis, Benton Co., Oregon
NOTES: 
MARRIAGE - to Lura May Critchlow, circa 1907
1910 OR CENSUS - Otis Cramer, age 29, b. Wisconsin, enumerated with his wife of 3 years Laura [Lura] M. Cramer, age 22, mother of 1, b. Oregon, along with Helen B., age 2, b. Oregon.
1920 ID CENSUS - Otis Cramer, age 39, b. Wisconsin, is enumerated with Lura, age 32, b. Oregon, along with Helen, age 12, b. Oregon, Letha, age 9 yrs 5 mos, b. Oregon, Donald, age 2 yrs 5 mos, b. Oregon, and Rose, age 1 yr 1 mos, b. Oregon.
1930 OR CENSUS - Otis W. Cramer, age 50, married at age 26, b. Wisconsin, is enumerated with Lura M., age 42, married at age 19, b. Oregon, along with Donald O., age 12, b. Oregon, Rose L., age 11, b. Oregon, Lloyd G., age 9, b. Idaho, and Phyllis M., age 4 yrs 11 mos, b. Oregon.
DEATH CERTIFICATE: 
OSBH DC (Benton County 1972) #00018 - name of spouse, Lura
OBITUARY: 
Otis W. Cramer, 91, of Corvallis died Jan 2 in a Corvallis nursing home. 
Born in Wisconsin, Cramer moved to La Grande in 1887 and to Benton County in 1923. He had lived in Hoskins, the Kings Valley area and Corvallis since that time. 
Cramer, a retired farmer and railroad worker, was a former member of the Evangelical United Brethren church in Philomath. Survivors include four daughters, Helen Erickswon, Warrenton, Lisa Ludtke, Kodiak, Alaska, Rose Hubbard, Willamina and Phyllis Heese, Corvallis; a sister, Laura Cole, Chehalis, Wash; 12 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. 
Graveside services were conducted Jan 5 in Fircrest cemetery [sic; Smith cemetery] in Monmouth with the Rev. John Stotsenberg officiating. DeMoss-Durdan Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. The family suggests contributions to the American Kidney Foundation.
Itemizer Observer  (Wednesday) 12 Jan 1972, II:7:1
INSCRIPTION: 
Otis W. Cramer
1880-1972
SOURCES: 
PCHS
ODI
1910 OR CENSUS (Baker Co., Express, ED 5, sheet 6A)
1920 ID CENSUS (Washington Co., Weiser, ED 190, sheet 2A)
1930 OR CENSUS (Benton Co., Kings Valley, ED 23, sheet 4A)
IO 12 Jan 1972, II:7:1
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