Robert Edward Krebs

Male19 February 1926–2 August 1978

Brief Life History of Robert Edward

When Robert Edward Krebs was born on 19 February 1926, in Kansas City, Platte, Missouri, United States, his father, Meriel Edwin Krebs, was 23 and his mother, Roberta Edith Stevens, was 21. He lived in United States in 1949 and Greene, Missouri, United States in 1950. He died on 2 August 1978, in Jones, Georgia, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States.

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Robert Edward Krebs
Alice Blanche Harris

Sources (7)

  • Robert E Krlbs, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Robert Edward Krebs, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Robert Edward Krebs, "Missouri, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 1

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.


Age 15

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Hans, Gerhard, Arno, Bernd, Dieter, Erwin, Franz, Fritz, Heinz, Helmut, Irmgard.

German and Swiss German: metonymic occupational name for a catcher or seller of crabs or crayfish or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a crab, perhaps because they had a peculiar gait. The name was certainly standardized from older variants like Krevetes or Krebiss which reflect Middle Low German crevet ‘crab, shrimp’, as well as Middle High German krebez. This surname is also found in e.g. Slovenia, Czechia, and Poland, often as a translation into German of the Slavic surname Rak ‘crayfish’, and in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine). Compare Crabbs , Crapps , Crepps , Creps , and Krebbs .

Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Krebs ‘crab’ (see 1 above).

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

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