Ida V. Oram 1870 – 1957

Born: Mar 1870 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Parents:  John Samuel Oram 1847-1913 and Jane Clark 1836-1890

Siblings:  Charles C Oram 1868-1869Arthur Oram 1872 – 1934Emma Jean Oram 1875 – 1945Lillian Louise Oram 1876 – 1956Oscar Oram 1878 -1949

Married: William H. Keim 3 Jan 1900 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Offspring:  Offspring of William and Ida Keim

Died: 30 Oct 1957 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA and buried in  The John S Oram Family Lot  at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland.


In 2012 we have left the text of Ida’s entry as it was written by our mother Daphne in the late 1960s in The Oram Family Saga.  The source was Ida’s two daughters.


Ida Oram was the eldest daughter of John and Jane Oram, born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1870. On 5th January 1900 she married William H. Keim and went to live in 93rd Street, Cleveland about 3 minutes walk from her father’s home. This was an ideally happy marriage. They had 3 children, John Oram Keim, Jean Keim and Virginia Keim.

Five grandchildren of John Samuel and Jane Oram taken 1908 or 1909

Ida was an accomplished musician and regularly played the church organ at the local Methodist Church.


Ida’s obituary in Cleveland Plain Dealer, 29 Oct 1957 is headed “Mrs Ida Keim, Widow of Shaker Executive, Dies: Funeral Thursday”. The article includes: “Her father was one of the founders of the Willson Avenue Methodist Church. She was its organist for many years. She had been latterly a member of Epworth-Euclid Methodist Church. She was a former president of the Athenian Club.”

Some possible links …

though Willson Ave Church may be for JSO page, near end re his burial:

Fire Destroys Willson UMC

Epworth-Euclid Methodist Church:

The newspaper notice on Ida’s death ran:
“Keim, Ida Oram, wife of the late William H., mother of the late John O., Jean [surname withheld] and Virginia Kathla, grandmother of three, late residence, 19225 Winston Rd. Friends may call at the Shaker Home of Brown-Forward, 17022 Finman, 3-5 And 7-9 P. M. Wednesday and where services will be held at 1:30 p. m. on Thursday. Interment Lake View Cemetery.”


Photographs with Ida V. Oram 1870 – 1957  in them

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