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Ethel Davis Gray Kramer
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Birth: Dec. 6, 1871
Little Rock
Pulaski County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Apr. 16, 1910
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Mayflower descendant of six or more passengers via both parent's, mother, Virginia LaFayette (Davis) GRAY (1834ME-1886AR), with a Revolutionary War veteran via her father, he a Civil war veteran, Col Oliver Crosby GRAY (1832ME-1905AR).

first w/o LeRoy KRAMER (1875-1954). married 6 JUN 1900, one infant girl, Virginia.

Ethel's birth in Little Rock is noted in mother's letter of December 15th, 1871, as being ten days earlier, joining four year older brother Carl who named her "Ching". She weighed eleven pounds, had a white cotton head, woodshed nose, blue eyes and the cholic, and having had a twelve year older brother Clyde Leslie who died ten years earlier, 1861.

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Parents moved to Fayetteville in 1874, living in hotels until 1877 when they bought a house on Dickson street at northeast corner of Gregg aveune. formerly James THOMAS' family farm until about 1870. Following mother's August 1886 death, cousin "Lizzie" HOAG and son E C of Carthage, Missouri moved down for awhile, she then attened a Presbyterian school which the presbytery of the Presbyterian Church formed a corporation to buy the failed school and to establish a Presbyterian academy. The Wichita Eagle reported on April 16, 1886, "The board of directors yesterday changed the name of the Wichita Academy to that of ‘The Lewis Academy' in honor of Col. Hiram W. Lewis, president of the Wichita National Bank in Wichita, Kansas where brother Carl with his bride "Hattie A", was employed with "Frisco" RR, returning home when father re-married youngest daughter of his former military leader, U S Senator Solon Borland, M D with Ethel taking art classes at the university with four year younger step-sister Mary Borland BEATTIE.

Ethel lived with her brother in Monett, Barry county, Missouri and when his new Chief Clerk, Burt K Blair, got married in 1899 and brought his bride to live next door, Ethel fixed their first supper as noted in the news article about the Carthage, Missouri wedding.

Ethel married her brother's cohort and employee, LeRoy KRAMER (1875KS-1954IL), namesake of Carl's third and last son, Dr Howard Kramer GRAY (1901MO-1955MN), in Monett, Missouri moving to Saint Louis then in 1903 Springfield, Missouri and 1906 to Joplin then back to Saint Louis with "Frisco", they had a daughter who died at birth, later moving to Chicago where Ethel died.

1901 newspaper item of sister-in-law, Harriette (Flora) GRAY and Ethel visiting Dr W W FLORA & family in Carthage, Missouri, prior to removing from Monett to Saint Louis.

Sister-in-law Harriette invited a dozen lady friends from far & near, to her Springfield, Greene county, Missouri home to spend a week, according to articles in Carthage [Missouri] Evening Press, 3rd & 15th June 1903 discovered by Nancy BREWER of Carthage, ~ ~ included were her step-sister and two sister-in-laws, to their home for a week including Carl, her brother, having the fair damsels removed to Monte Ne, Arkansas aboard his railroad car for a two day excursion, with Ethel and others, helping to entertain them.

Death: in Chicago, Cook county, Illinois.


The Springdale News, 4/23/10

Courtesy of Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

Mrs [Le]Roy Kramer died this morning in Chicago, Illinois. Her body will be brought here Monday for burial and will be laid beside her father and mother, Col and Mrs O C Gray, in Evergreen Cemetery.

Father: Col Oliver Crosby GRAY b: 30 DEC 1832 Lincoln county, Maine.
Mother: Virginia LaFayette DAVIS b: 19 JUN 1834 Lincoln, now Knox county, Maine.

Marriage: LeRoy KRAMER b: 19 AUG 1875 Wichita, Sedgwick county, Kansas.
Married: 6 JUN 1900 Monett, Barry county, Missouri.

Known Child

Virginia Kramer b: 30 JUL 1908.

Prepared in part by Bill Boggess.
Family links: 
  Oliver Crosby Gray (1832 - 1905)
  Virginia LaFayette Davis Gray (1834 - 1886)
  LeRoy Kramer (1875 - 1954)*
  Virginia Kramer (1908 - 1908)*
  Clyde Leslie Gray (1859 - 1861)*
  Carl Raymond Gray (1867 - 1939)*
  Ethel Davis Gray Kramer (1871 - 1910)
*Calculated relationship
Evergreen Cemetery
Washington County
Arkansas, USA
Plot: Masonic, now Evergreen I, west half plot 30
Maintained by: NJBrewer
Originally Created by: Bill
Record added: Nov 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44067827
Ethel Davis <i>Gray</i> Kramer
Added by: Bill
Ethel Davis <i>Gray</i> Kramer
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Ethel Davis <i>Gray</i> Kramer
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What an amazing memorial to this woman. Many blessings. :)
- Jenn and Jade
 Added: Dec. 15, 2015

- Lynette Davis
 Added: Oct. 22, 2013
"Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future."
- NJBrewer
 Added: Jan. 13, 2013
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