William Raht

1 June 1893–
Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States

The Life Summary of William

William Raht was born on 1 June 1893, in Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States as the son of John Raht and Margrate Scherker.

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John Raht
Margrate Scherker
William Raht

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World Events (3)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 3
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish
Age 5
After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment
Age 14
The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.

Name Meaning

German:1. nickname from Middle High German rān ‘slim’, ‘slight’. 2. from a short form of the Slavic personal name Ranislav.

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

Sources (3)

  • International Genealogical index
  • International Genealogical Index (R)
  • William Raht, "Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926"

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