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William Moffatt Cram

Birthplace: Beckwith, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Death: Died in Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Isaac Cram and Martha Mary Cram
Husband of Joanna Cram
Ex-husband of Ida Eleanor Cram
Father of Elizabeth Mary Cram; Donald James Cram, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1987; Kathleen J McLean; Margareth Ellen Fitzgibbon; Constance Edith Cram and 1 other

Occupation: Attorney
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About William Moffatt Cram

He studied to be a lawyer. He was married twice: (1) Ida Eleanor McMahon (Nov.2,1863- May 6,1936) on June 3,1902 in Berlin (Kitchener), Ontario, daughter of Richard McMahon and Diana DeKay. She was the second librarian at the Berlin/Kitchener Public Library, a position she held for several years. The marriage was short-lived and ended in divorce. No children.

(2) Joanna Shelly (June 18,1888- Dec.1,1981). (surname may be Shelley which differed slightly from version used by her parents) They lived in the Toronto area where the first three of their six children were born. On Dec.18,1914 they left Canada and settled in Chester,Vermont but relocated to Brattleboro about 1921. After her husband's death she moved to Manhatten, NY City and later lived in FL. Children: (1) Elizabeth Mary (May 1, 1909- Nov.10,1997) died in Volusia County, FL.

(2) Margaret Ellen "Maggie" (Jan.31,1913- Aug.7,2007) married Robert I. Fitzgibbons (Mar.11,1911-Sept.1,1986). Boh are buried in Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, OH. They had no children.

(3) Kathleen J. (July 27,1914-Oct.25,2012) was born in Newmarket, ON and died in State College, PA. On Aug.3,1963 in New Canaan, CT, she married Daniel C. McLean (Dec.20, 1914-May 22,2007). Daughter: Barbara Jean (Jan.29,1939-Oct.1, 2007) married first Wilhelm J. Kogelmann III (1939-2011) and second a Mr. Ruth.

(4) Donald James (Apr.22,1919- June 17,2001) was married three times - - Jean Turner in Dec. 1941 (div.Oct.1969); - Dr. Jane Maxwell (July 12,1924-May 27, 2000) died in Riverside, CA; - Catherine Collett Cook in Sept.2000. No children from any of these marriages. In 1987 Dr. Cram was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry (see details in his memorial).

(5) Constance Edith (Mar.30,1921- died before 1923 in VT).

(6) Joanna Miriam "Joey/Joy" (Feb.7,1923- Nov.1974) died in Maryland.

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William Moffatt Cram's Timeline

November 19, 1869
Beckwith, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
May 1, 1909
Age 39
Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada
January 30, 1913
Age 43
Toronto, Toronto Division, Ontario, Canada
July 27, 1914
Age 44
Newmarket, York County, Ontario, Canada
April 22, 1919
Age 49
Windsor County, Vermont, United States
March 30, 1921
Age 51
February 7, 1923
Age 53
March 30, 1923
Age 53
Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont, United States