Marvin Raff

1905–1988 (Age 83)
Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Marvin

When Marvin Raff was born on 2 August 1905, in Illinois, United States, his father, Arthur Henry Raff, was 23 and his mother, Grace Ceciley Croshaw, was 22. He died on 13 September 1988, in his hometown, at the age of 83, and was buried in Des Plaines, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels
Age 1
The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America
Age 5
When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
Age 22
Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 German: nickname for a tall thin man, from Middle High German rave ‘lath’.2 German: from a personal name, Raffo, as yet unexplained.3 English: variant of Ralph .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (4)

  • Marvin F Raff in household of Arthur H Raff, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Raff, "Illinois, Cook County Birth Registers, 1871-1915"
  • Raff, "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940"

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