For months I have been obsessed with a late local resident whose name was Joey Cram. It took me awhile to figure out her real name was Annie Joey Cram, as she was always referred to as Joey in the social columns. No one seemed to know much about her, and we have no information on her in the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum files.
A few months ago I talked to Dot Smith and she remembered a few things about her. Dot said she was petite and quite flamboyant and had never married. I had kind of figured out on my own that she was quite unique, and that was why Joey Cram initially intrigued me. Dot also said no one would know just by looking at her what a great voice she had.
Sandy Baird on Facebook also added some information:
Linda, I never met her, but my husband and I and newborn daughter moved into her Carleton Place home at 45 Lake Ave w in 1963. She and her brother had lived in the Cram farm/homestead on the Mississippi wonderland Rd. I was in the house in 1971 when John and Donnie Cameron owned it. A beautiful home. She was 91 when she died. She loved to paint and was an avid reader from the books left behind and the wallpaper in the house showed where every picture hung.
Joey Cram’s father died in April of 1919 in his 79th year in Brooklyn, NY when he went to visit his daughters. Joseph Cram had resided in Carleton Place where he engaged in manufacturing, and later in farming where he had continued to live on his farm near Carleton Place. Mr. Cram had a keen interest in the affairs of Carleton Place and was a Presbyterian and a Liberal. Joey’s mother had died 12 years previous. Three daughters and one son survived. Joseph Cram was buried in Crow’s Cemetery in Carleton Place. Darlene Page has suggested this might be the newspaper’s mistake and it might be the Cram Cemetery.
If anyone has anymore information or photo’s on Annie Joey Cram or where Crow’s Cemetery is — please contact me.
Thanks to Darlene Page for the added info
|Name||Annie Joey Cram|
|Event Date||21 Jun 1871|
|Event Place||Carleton Place, Lanark, Ontario, Canada|
|Father’s Name||Joseph Cram|
|Mother’s Name||Elizabeth Nevin Moffatt
die in 1962 at the age of 91