This village was shocked and saddened last week when word was received of the sudden death of Ross Irwin Schram, 60, at his home in Kent, Ohio. Mr. Schram had become well known here through his visits at the home of his wife, Winifred’s, parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. George W. Palmer.
Although a native of Battle Creek, he received his education in Detroit, where he held many positions of prominence and trust, as reporter for the Detroit News, secretary to Mayor James Couzens, secretary to the Municipal Street Railway Commission, assistant general manager of the system and later general manager. In 1925 he entered in a business enterprise with Senator Couzens and later became associated with the Twin Coach Co., at Kent, Ohio, where he was serving as director at the time of his death.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Winifred Palmer-Schram; a son Ross, Jr.; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph Gettrust, Mrs. E. P. Taylor and Mrs. Richard Harten; and one sister.
Funeral and burial were at Kent, Ohio, on Friday, January 21.
Source: Clare Sentinel, January 30, 1948.