Gray  County



Lillian Cramer Nelson, county superintendent of Gray county, was born at Fort Hill, Pennsylvania, May 5, 1884, the daughter of Hiram and Mary (Krueger) Cramer. Her father, a native of Pennsylvania, moved to Nebraska in 1889 and died at Hardy in 1909.

Educated in the public school at Hardy, Lillian Cramer attended high school at Hardy and Superior, and in 1906, was awarded her Bachelor of Arts degree from Bethany College at Lindsborg.

She was married to Alvin F. Nelson, a merchant and farmer at Hardy, May 19, 1909. They have two sons, Billy, born December 5, 1915; and Kenneth, born December 2, 1916. Mrs. Nelson has taught in the junior high school at Hardy and in the grade school at Montezuma. She was elected to her present position in 1925, her term to expire in 19133. Mrs. Nelson is a Democrat.

Among her memberships are the Cimarron Community Church, the Red Cross, the Gray County Council of Child Welfare, the Rebekahs, the National Education Association, the Kansas State and Gray County Teachers Associations. In 1930, she was a member of the adoption committee of the Kansas State Reading Circle. Her club is the Kansas Dinner Club. She was president of the Study Club at Montezuma and one of the organizers of the Meadow Lark Library there. Residence: Cimarron. (Illustriana Kansas, Sara A. Mullin BaldwinRobert Morton Baldwin, 1933, page 862)


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