Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 11:45:26 :
Saturday, November 10, 1917
EUGENE CRAMER DIES FRIDAY MORNING
Eugene Cramer, constable of Sausalito Township for the past eight years and head of the Northwestern Pacific railroad police force, died from a severe hemorrhage at 2:30 Friday morning. The death, while not unexpected, was a sudden shock, as he was on the street attending to his duties early Thursday evening.
The remains will be cremated in Mt. Olivet cemetery, San Francisco, at three o'clock this Saturday afternoon.
The deceased was the son of John Cramer, a pioneer contracting carpenter of San Francisco, was born in San Francisco in 1863 and for over thirty years a resident of Sausalito. He leaves a wife, Josephine; two sons, Ira and Bert Cramer, and a young daughter, Iris Cramer.
Shortly after two Friday morning, Mayor E. G. Coughlin, a lodger in the Cramer home, was called by Mrs. Cramer to get a physician as her husband was having a hemorrhage. His time came at 2:30 a. m.
He was a charter member of Muir Lodge of Knights of Pythias.
Constable Cramer was always an efficient officer and rendered valuable services. He was short in stature, slight built, but he had more than an abundance of grit and when be went after a man, he got him even if the man was twice his size, and had a gang with him. He was openhearted and would always help needy persons. He secured employment for many.
During the last few years his health has been bad, but with his wonderful vitality, he made a hard fight against his illness and performed his duties up to the evening before his death.
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