Clayton Shirk Kraft

20 August 1892–26 June 1968 (Age 75)
Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Clayton Shirk

When Clayton Shirk Kraft was born on 20 August 1892, in Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, his father, William Kraft, was 30 and his mother, Anna Martin Shirk, was 24. He married Florence Ethel Betzner on 13 March 1918, in Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years. He died on 26 June 1968, at the age of 75, and was buried in Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

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Clayton Shirk Kraft
Florence Ethel Betzner
Marriage: 13 March 1918
Robert William Kraft
Thomas Clayton Kraft
Frank Betzner Kraft

Spouse and Children

13 March 1918
Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


    Robert William Kraft


    Thomas Clayton Kraft


    Frank Betzner Kraft


Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (5)

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 14

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 42

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 51

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.

Name Meaning

German (also Kräft), Danish, Swedish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a strong man, from Old High German kraft, German Kraft ‘strength’, ‘power’. The Swedish name probably originated as a soldier's name. In part the German and Danish names possibly also derive from a late survival of the same word used as a byname, Old High German Chraft(o), Old Norse Kraptr.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clayton Kraft in household of Annie Kraft, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Clayton Kraft, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Clayton Kraft, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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