The  Shelbyville  News
July 23, 1999
Norman Elliott Kramer, 74, died Thursday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born Dec. 19 1924, in Tell City, s/o  George and Sarah Kramer.
Married  Maxine Ruth Kramer  on Aug. 16, 1953; she survives.
Science teacher for 33 years at schools in Tell City, Decker, Bruceville, Fort Wayne and Shelbyville.
World War II Marine veteran.
Coached high school basketball for 25 years and Connie-Mack Summer Baseball League.
Played professional baseball for six years and scouted for the Philadelphia Phillies for 33 years.
Member of the First Baptist Church and the Fort Wayne and Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame.
Other survivors:  daughter,  Kathleen Kay Liddy, Fort Wayne; son,  Stephen Allen Kramer, Kendalville; two brothers,  Clarence McNeil "Mac" Kramer, Erlanger, Ky., and the  Rev. John Phillip Kramer, Plano, Texas; and two grandsons.
Preceded in death by a brother.
D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue, Fort Wayne.
Services:  First Baptist Church, 2323 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne.
Burial:  Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Contributions:  First Baptist Church or the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission, 301 W. Superior St., Fort Wayne.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
August 1, 1959
Mrs. Della Cramer, 86, died Friday night, Fountaintown.
Resided 710 Miller Ave.
Born February 27, 1873, Shelby county, d/o  William and  Emily Atwood.
Married  Willis R. Cramer  December 6, 1891; he died March 22, 1958.
Survivors:  children, Harry Cramer, Boggstown Road,  Mrs. Homer Sanders, Blue Ridge,  Mrs. Braxton Whaley, near Rays Crossing;  brother, Carl Atwood, Hendricks township;  two grandchildren;  four great-grandchildren.
Member Bengal Methodist Church.
Services:  Murphy Mortuary, Rev. C. M. Hager officiating.
Burial:  Second Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, August 8, 1951
Maggie Cramer, Former County Woman, Is Killed
          Funeral services have been arranged for  Mrs. Maggie E. Cramer,  84, former Flat Rock resident who died Tuesday afternoon at the Huntington County Hospital shortly after being injured in an automobile accident near Banquo.  The rites will be held at the Ewing Mortuary Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and burial will be at the Flat Rock cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary.
          The accident occurred when the car in which Mrs. Cramer was riding with a daughter, Mrs. Ruth E. Endicott, and a granddaughter, June, 37, went out of control after the accelerator stuck and it overturned in a ditch.  The car was driven by Mrs. Endicott, 57, with whom the victim resided on La Fontaine R. R. 1.  The daughter and grandduaghter[sic] were released from the hospital after treatment.
          Mrs. Cramer was born in Jackson township on January 12, 1867, the daughter of  Ferdinand  and  Maria (Leslie) Treon.  In 1888 she was married to  Pitney Cowles  whose death occurred in 1904.  Five children were born to this union and three survive,  Mrs. Endicott,  Mrs. Wallace Deiwert  of Flat Rock R. R. 1, and  Ray Cowles of Valparaiso.  Also surviving are two brothers and a sister,  William and  Clarence Treon  of Jackson township and  Mrs. Minnie Mathews  of Indianapolis.  There are four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
          In 1909 the accident victim was married to  Thoams G. Cramer  who preceded her in death in 1947.  She had resided in Huntington county since 1926, and was the oldest living member of the Banquo Christian Church.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday April 27, 1892
Page 6 column 1
          Mahala A., wife of Charles H. Cramer, died at her home No. 224 Elm street, at 5 a.m. Monday, age 24 years.  Funeral services were at the house at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. M. A. Farr, officiating.  Interment in the Keith grave yard. Cummins & Edwards.
Thursday April 27, 1892
Page 2 column 2
          Mahala Cramer, who died at her home on Elm street Monday morning, died from peritonitis, the result of an abortion.  Dr. T. C. Kennedy  was called to see her a week before her death and told Cramer’s mother what was the trouble, and to the doctor,  Mrs. Cramer Sr., admitted the facts, claiming that it was self inflicted.  To inquiring neighbors it was given out that she was suffering from rheumatism, but the now deceased woman and the husband’s mother had full knowledge of the fact that the Dr. knew what the matter was and that he was treating her for the same.  It strikes us that this is a case that  Coroner Bruce  should probe to the bottom.

Shelby County, Indiana Marriages
Charles H. Cramer & Mahala Swango
July 28, 1887
Book 13 page 187
Contributed by Barb Huff

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