10-15-2006, 09:34 AM #1
FL - Hiram Ross Grayam, 47, Gifford, 11 April 1968
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY</B> — In the spring of 1968 in Vero Beach, it was common for milkmen to deliver fresh milk in glass bottles to your front porch, or for Fuller Brush salesmen to ply their trade at your door.
Only 38,000 people lived in the county then, State Road 60 was a dirt road and people flocked to the windows of Matthews TV shop downtown to witness the advent of a modern marvel — color television.
It also was a time of unrest across the nation. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was slain by a sniper April 4, 1968, triggering arson fires, looting and fighting in predominantly black Gifford, according to Press Journal accounts.
It was in that era Hiram Ross Grayam drove his milk truck for Borden Milk Co. His customers said he was an amiable man who might chip in out of his own pocket if you couldn't pay the whole week's milk bill.
10-15-2006, 07:03 PM #2Registered User
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Obviously, nothing can change the past, but it would be wonderful if this senseless murder could be solved even at this late date.
09-19-2015, 09:16 PM #3
From May 2010:
Karen and Larry Grayam will never stop looking for whoever robbed and fatally shot their father Hiram Ross Grayam 42 years ago... Their father's 1968 death is the county's oldest unsolved homicide...
In April 1968, Borden Milk Co. milkman Hiram Ross Grayam was on his route in Gifford when he was forced into a wooded area and fatally shot. The killers also robbed him of about $66...
A witness, who heard gunshots, told deputies about black men leaving the area in a 1950s-model Chevrolet.
09-20-2015, 03:04 AM #4
What was Gifford race makeup back in 68? The route he was taking. Was it a black area, white area or mixed?
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