Earl Ridgeway Cramer

28 June 1891–22 August 1964 (Age 73)
Salem, Salem, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Earl Ridgeway

When Earl Ridgeway Cramer was born on 28 June 1891, in Salem, Salem, New Jersey, United States, his father, Jeremiah Cramer, was 28 and his mother, Laura W. Lampblack, was 17. He married Genevieve Hayes on 10 August 1913, in Vigo, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Salem, New Jersey, United States in 1900 and Lost Creek Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 22 August 1964, in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States, at the age of 73.

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Earl Ridgeway Cramer
Genevieve Hayes
Marriage: 10 August 1913
Robert Earl Cramer
Donald Hayes Cramer

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10 August 1913
Vigo, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Age 20

The Standard Oil Company had reached a point of almost complete monopoly, managing over 90% of oil flows in the United States. The Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was a large, integrated association that produced, transported, refined, and marketed the product. In 1911, the Supreme Court declared that the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. As a result, it was split into 34 smaller companies.

Name Meaning

1 Variant spelling of German and Dutch Kramer or its German variant Krämer. It is also found in England as a Huguenot name, presumably with this origin.2 English: variant of Creamer 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Earl R Cramer in household of Jerrymish Cramer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Earl Cramer in household of Jeremiah Cramer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Earl R Cramer, "United States Census, 1940"

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