Edna Oram

Edna May Oram (1909 - 1998)

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Edna May Oram
Born in London, Ontario, Canadamap
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Died in Vernon, BC, Canadamap
Profile last modified 22 Nov 2019 | Created 23 May 2015
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Edna was born in 1909. She was the daughter of Charles Oram and Alice Wood. She passed away in 1998.

Edna Oram was born in London, Ontario in 1909. She worked for the Federal Government External Affairs Dept., serving in Moscow, Rome, and Indochina with the Canadian International Peacekeeping Commission. Edna came to Vernon in 1957 as a social worker.

She owned and operated the Boutique Canadiana in downtown Vernon for many years.

Edna also managed the O'Keefe Ranch for some years and sat on the Vernon Advisory Planning Committee. She was a board member of the Vernon Museum and Archives, a past treasurer of the Okanagan Historical Society, and founder of the Friends of History. She was a founder of the Venture Training Centre, and a member of the Canadian Mental Health Association, serving as local president and provincial member. Edna was a life member of the Schubert Centre and in 1985, received the Vernon Good Citizen award. In 1990, she received the Freedom of the City.

Edna Oram died in 1998 after a lifetime of service to her country and community.

Books Written


  • "Ontario Births, 1869-1911," database with images, FamilySearch [1], Edna May Oram, 30 Nov 1909; citing Birth, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,394,025.
  • "Recensement du Canada de 1911," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/27XP-NB9 : 15 July 2016), Charley Oram, 1911; citing Census, Moose Jaw Sub-Districts 16-99, Saskatchewan, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,576.

Charley Oram Head M 27 England Alice Oram Wife F 26 England Edna Oram Daughter F 2 Ontario

  • "Canada Census, 1916," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KMP6-78P : 11 March 2018), Edna Orum in household of Charles Orum, Saskatchewan, Canada; citing p. 9, line 35; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,434,952.

Charles Orum Self M 32y England Alice Orum Wife F 31y England Edna Orum Daughter F 6y Ontario Winifred Orum Daughter F 1y Sask

Charles Oram 35 Alice Oram 35 Edna Oram 11 Winnifred Oram 6 John Oram 1

  • "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24P5-KPZ : 15 March 2018), Edna Oram, 1947; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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