William Martin Cramer

Brief Life History of William Martin

When William Martin Cramer was born on 17 August 1898, in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States, his father, William Thomas Crammer, was 25 and his mother, Ida O. Dunfee, was 20. He had at least 3 sons and 3 daughters with Levenia "Sadie" Bell Dixon. He lived in Washington Township, Mercer, New Jersey, United States in 1900 and New Egypt, Plumsted Township, Ocean, New Jersey, United States for about 4 years. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 17 February 1972, in Marrero, Jefferson, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Jacobstown Baptist Church Cemetery, Jacobstown, North Hanover Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States.

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William Martin Cramer
Levenia "Sadie" Bell Dixon
Ida Marlene Cramer
Charleston Cramer
Doris Cramer
Jerry Wayne Cramer
Maggie Sharon Cramer
Connie Mack Cramer

Sources (12)

  • William C Crammer Jr. in household of William Crammer Sr., "New Jersey State Census, 1915"
  • William Martin Cramer, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William  or William Martin Crammer or Cramer, "United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940"

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.


The Public Service Corporation (PSC) was formed on May 6, 1903. The company began as a merger of a power company with four different trolley companies. PSC would ultimately combine with over 400 other companies.

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Jewish: variant of Kramer ‘shopkeeper or trader’ and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this. The surname in this form is also found in some other parts of Europe, e.g. in Britain and France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine).

English: variant of Creamer 1.

Americanized form of Polish Kramarz , Czech Kramář, Slovak Kramár, Slovenian, Croatian, Ukrainian, and Belorussian Kramar , and Slovenian Kramer .

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

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