John Albert Kurtz

Brief Life History of John Albert

When John Albert Kurtz was born on 29 August 1906, in Nodaway, Missouri, United States, his father, Fred Kurtz, was 41 and his mother, Laurinda Craig Frank, was 40. He married Mary Virginia Wray on 11 August 1929. He lived in Maryville, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 8 February 1986, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Maryville, Missouri, United States.

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John Albert Kurtz
Mary Virginia Wray
Marriage: 11 August 1929

Sources (4)

  • John Kurtz, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Kurtz, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • John A Kurtz in household of Frederick Kurtz, "United States Census, 1920"

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The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

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Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone who was short in stature, from Middle High German kur(t)z, German kurz ‘short’.

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

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