Owner and Submitter
Karon Mazie

Photo History
The Emmett Cramer began in Otero County

Standing, left to right, Edna , Norma, their Grandmother, Mary Jane Maxedon Thomas, a visiting friend from Colorado Mary Ayres, Retta Thomas Cramer holding Betty, Dorothy, Emmett Cramer, with Bus (Ralph) standing in front of his dad. Seated left to right are twin sons of the Mary Ayres, one named Everett, the other may have been named Ernest. May, Harold and Bob Cramer The Cramer family had lived in Otero County Colorado, moving to Yakima Washington when Bob was a baby. Mrs. Ayres came out to visit them. Mary Thomas had also lived in Swink, Otero County. She is the wife of Jacob 'Oscar' Thomas. She ran a boarding house near LaJunta. All of the older Cramer children were born near LaJunta.  Edna says Mary Ayres may have been a Bickett before she married. Emmett was a stockman, Retta's father, Jacob Oscar Thomas, worked as a Section Forman for the railroad.  They met and married while living in Otero County.  They had an older son, Oscar, who died at age 19.  There was an older daughter Frances, who was married and living in California when this picture was taken.   The three Cramer children sitting down and Betty were born in Washington, the others were born in Otero County.   Picture taken in about 1926 in Yakima, Washington   Karon Mazie, daughter of Norma Cramer Howatt


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