Merrill Cramer (1908 - 1978)

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Washington, Warren County, New Jersey

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Eliza Mae Lowery Hamilton family

Eliza Mae Lowery Hamilton family

Ora Lorena (Barnes) Cramer Steeplton

Ora Lorena (Barnes) Cramer Steeplton

Ora Lorena Barnes Cramer Steeplton

Ora Lorena Barnes Cramer Steeplton

Alice Barbara Nailor

Alice Barbara Nailor

Alice Barbara Nailor gravesite

Alice Barbara Nailor gravesite

William Worth Cramer

William Worth Cramer

Melissa H. (Cramer) Sonnen

Melissa H. (Cramer) Sonnen

John Wesley Cramer

John Wesley Cramer

Bob Collins and 1945 Seniors

Bob Collins and 1945 Seniors

Joseph Grant Cramer

Joseph Grant Cramer

Joseph Grant Cramer

Joseph Grant Cramer

Joseph Grant Cramer

Joseph Grant Cramer

Caroline Belle Mendell

Caroline Belle Mendell

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Hanes Family Eliza Mae Lowery Hamilton family Ora Lorena (Barnes) Cramer Steeplton Ora Lorena Barnes Cramer Steeplton

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1908 - In the year that Merrill Cramer was born, a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

1935 - By the time this person was 27 years old, on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

1941 - When this person was 33 years old, in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

1950 - This person was 42 years old when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

1978 - In the year of Merrill Cramer's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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Merrill Cramer passed away in April 1978 at 69 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Merrill. Merrill was born on June 30, 1908. We have no information about Merrill's family or relationships. We know that Merrill Cramer had been residing in Washington, Warren County, New Jersey.

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