Edith Claire <I>Bryce</I> Cram

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Edith Claire Bryce Cram

Birth
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 28 Feb 1960 (aged 79)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
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Mrs. J.S. Cram of Peace House
Founder of Pacifist Group Dies - Urged Roosevelt to Mediate in World War II
Mrs. Edith Clare Bryce Cram of 22 East Eighty-fourth Street, founder of the former Peace House at Fifth Avenue and 109th Street and long a leader in pacifist movements, died here yesterday, apparently of a heart attack. She was the widow of J. Sergeant Cram, former Public Service Commissioner and president of the Dock Board, who was a political intimate of Charles F. Murphy, Tammany Hall leader. Mrs. Cram was the daughter of Gen. Lloyd S. Bryce, onetime United States Minister to the Netherlands, and Mrs. Edith Cooper Bryce. She was a great-granddaughter of Peter Cooper, founder of Cooper Union, Mayor of New York from 1879 to 1881. She became a pacifist after World War I and reached many Americans through advertising on the religious pages and in display advertisements in New York newspapers. Her campaign for peace also extended into the cities of Chicago and Washington. One of her notable appeals was an advertisement in the form of an open letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt asking him to offer his services as a mediator in World War II. The Peace House property was sold in 1946. Mrs. Cram was also a member of the Tuxedo Club. Surviving are two sons, Henry Sergeant Cram and John Sergeant Cram; a daughter, Mrs. Edith Gerhard; a brother, Peter Cooper Bryce, and a sister, Mrs. Cornelia Bryce Pinchot, widow of Gov. Gifford Pinchot of Pennsylvania.


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