Frank Arthur Graf Jr

24 November 1931–16 December 2009 (Age 78)
East Orange, Essex, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Frank Arthur

When Frank Arthur Graf Jr was born on 24 November 1931, in East Orange, Essex, New Jersey, United States, his father, Frank Arthur Graf Sr., was 34 and his mother, Louise Bertha Werner, was 32. He married Sharon Clayton on 31 May 1957, in Idaho Falls Idaho Temple, Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States for about 5 years and World in 1960. He died on 16 December 2009, in Richland, Benton, Washington, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Kennewick, Benton, Washington, United States.

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Frank Arthur Graf Jr
Sharon Clayton
Marriage: 31 May 1957
David Clark Graf

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World Events (8)

Age 1
Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
Age 2
New Jersey was severely impacted by the Great Depression. In response to the economic woes of the country, President Franklin D Roosevelt issued a series of programs and regulations referred to as the "New Deal". One-tenth of the New Jersey population was already using New Deal programs by 1933.
1954 · Nike Missile Sites (Cold War)
Age 23
Because of New Jersey's strategic location, it served a critical role in North American's defense plans during the Cold War. During two of the most intense decades of the Cold War era, New Jersey was home to over a dozen U.S. Army Nike missile installations. The Nike Missiles were named after the mythical Greek goddess of victory, and were deployed at sites that surrounded major metropolitan areas. The sites were deactivated in 1974.

Name Meaning

(1997: 5840;2007: 10259; 2010: 13301)Some characteristic forenames: German Hans, Kurt, Otto, Erwin, Ernst, Fritz, Gerhard, Hermann, Horst, Manfred, Udo, Alois.German (also Gräf): status name from Middle High German grāve, grābe, which was used as a title denoting various more or less aristocratic dignitaries and officials. In later times it became established as a title of nobility equivalent to the Romance count. The vocabulary word also denoted a variety of different minor local functionaries in different parts of Germany. In the Grand Duchy of Hesse, for example, it was used for the holder of the comparatively humble office of village headman (compare Mayer , Schulz , and Vogt ). The surname could have originated from any of these senses or be a metonymic occupational or status name for a servant or retainer of a count, or a nickname for someone who gave himself airs and graces. This surname is also found in many other European countries, for example in France (Alsace and Lorraine), Hungary, Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Croatia, and Slovenia, often as a translation into German of the corresponding Hungarian and Slavic surnames Gróf and Grof . Compare Graef .

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

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De Graaf

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THE SWEATER, by Frank A. Graf, Jr.

THE SWEATER I have been serving as a driver for the Bishops Storehouse for several years. Although it was a 1 and a half mission call, I have continued on now for 4 years. One day, during the w …

Sources (11)

  • Frank Arthur Graf, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Frank A. Graf, "Idaho, Marriage Index, 1947-1961"
  • Frank A Graf, "Washington Death Index, 1965-2014"

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