Cale Cramer

Cale Cramer

Death 27 Jul 1887 (aged 37)
York, Steuben County, Indiana, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 6344928 · View Source
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Cramer was an engineer for the New York Central RR. On July 27, 1887, Cramer stayed at his post as another train approached. Attempting to prevent a head-on collision, he activated the brakes and shut off the steam. Cramer was killed in the crash, but had reduced the speed enough that his passengers escaped without injury. Cale's monument resembles a pile of disassembled locomotive parts.


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  • Created by: David M. Habben
  • Added: 13 Apr 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6344928
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Cale Cramer (16 Jun 1850–27 Jul 1887), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6344928, citing Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by David M. Habben (contributor 835) .