Raymond Leroy Kraft

14 May 1901–4 September 1985 (Age 84)
Pemberville, Wood, Ohio, United States

The Life of Raymond Leroy

When Raymond Leroy Kraft was born on 14 May 1901, in Pemberville, Wood, Ohio, United States, his father, John Frederick Kraft, was 27 and his mother, Margaret Melissa Rife, was 21. He married Helen Matilda Truax on 30 October 1921, in Arkansas, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Gillett, Arkansas, Arkansas, United States for about 9 years and De Witt, Arkansas, Arkansas, United States in 1940. He died on 4 September 1985, in Allen, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Scottsville, Allen, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Raymond Leroy Kraft
Helen Matilda Truax
Marriage: 30 October 1921
Margaret Kathryn Kraft
Raymond Leroy Kraft Jr

Spouse and Children

30 October 1921
Arkansas, Arkansas, United States


Parents and Siblings




    Paul Albert William Kraft


    Ester Amanda Kraft


World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Age 3

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 22

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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)

  • Raymond L Craft, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Raymond Kraft in household of Geo Hoppoldt Jr., "United States Census, 1920"
  • Raymond L Kraft in household of John F Kraft, "United States Census, 1910"

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