Cram, Lorinda Jane (Leatherman) (April 10, 1866 - March 23, 1943)

Death Claims Mrs. Lorinda Cram

Suddenly on Tuesday Was County Resident 27 Years Funeral Services Are Friday Afternoon

Douglas Budget - March 25, 1943

Mrs. Lorinda Cram, 76, passed away at the Memorial hospital about 10:30 Tuesday morning, following an illness of only a few hours. Her death came suddenly and unexpectedly about two hours after she had been taken to the hospital in a coma. She passed away in her sleep.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at the Methodist church. The Rev. Louis Gale will be in charge, taking the place of Rev. C.B. Doughty who has an out-of-town engagement at that hour. Interment will be in Douglas Park cemetery. The time of the services will be at 2 o'clock.

Mrs. Cram had many friends in the county who were grieved to hear of her sudden death. While she had not been in very good health the past several years, yet it was not thought that critical illness would come so quick.

Lorinda Jane Leatherman was born at Plainview, Minn., on April 10, 1866, the daughter of Joseph O. and Elizabeth Moyer Leatherman. On April 19, 1885, she was united in marriage to Erwin M. Cram. Five sons and four daughters were born to this union.

The Crams came to Wyoming in 1916 and located in the Dry Creek area. Mr. Cram passed away in Douglas in March, 1937, at the age of 79. Mrs. Cram had made her home in Converse county since that time.

Left to mourn her loss are five sons, Orlando and Lynn of Douglas, Ralph of Denver, Harold of Cheyenne and Oscar of Grand Island, Neb.; four daughters, Mrs. George Marburger of Douglas, Mrs. Ruth Haley of Denver, Mrs. Lola Hartsock of Fremont, Neb., and Mrs. Mary Funk of Yakima, Wash., and a number of grand children.

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