Biography of Walter G. Cramer
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WALTER G. CRAMER, editor and sole owner of the Burgettstown Herald, which newspaper he founded in 1908, is one of the enterprising and progressive young business men of Washington County. He was born at Curwensville, Clearfield, Co., Pa., March 20, 1877, and is a son of Eli and Mary S. (Stansberry) Cramer. The father died February 1, 1899, and was buried at Cherry Tree, in Indiana County, Pa., in which county the mother stifi resides.

Mr. Cramer's great grandfather was in the Revolutionary War, his grandfather in the War of 1812, and his father in the Mexican and Civil Wars.

Walter G. Cramer was educated in the schools of Indiana County and then learned the printing trade with his brother, at Burgcttstown. He remained in Burgettstown until about 1896, when he went to Pittsburg, where he worked, a couple of years on the "Chronicle-Telegraph." Returning to Burgettstown in 1898, he again took up work on his brother's paper, the ''Enterprise,'' an independent weekly paper, published here. In 1906 the brother sold the ''Enterprise" to a stock company. Mr. Cramer was editor and manager until 1908, when he founded the "Herald," and has ably edited it and managed its business affairs ever since. It is a paying property and its subscription list is constantly increasing. Mr. Cramer has other investments and is a stockholder in the Washington National Bank of Burgcttstown.

On October 16, 1898, Mr. Cramer was married to Miss Hettie I. McCabe, a daughter of John D. and Charlotte McCabe, and they have two children: Herbert W. and John S. Mr. and Mrs. Cramer arc members of the Westminster Presbyterinn Church. He belongs to Lodge No. 1145, Odd Fellows, at Burgcttstown, and also to Silver Cliff Lodge, Knights of Pythias.


From:
20th Century History Of The City of
Washington and Washington County Pennsylvania
and Representative Citizens
By: Joseph F. McFarland
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Illinois, 1910

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