Wesley Earl Craven

2 August 1939–30 August 2015 (Age 76)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States

The Life of Wesley Earl

Wesley Earl Craven was born on 2 August 1939, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. He died on 30 August 2015, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 76.

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1947 · Ohio's First Television station

Age 8

WEWS-TV first signed on the air on December 17 and was the first commercially licensed television station in Ohio. It has been the only station in Cleveland that has held the same frequency, ownership, and call letters since its initial sign-on. The first broadcast on the station was a Christmas pageant run by the Cleveland Press. 
1959 · Boddie Recording Company

Age 20

The Boddie Recording Company was a musical recording company that helped low income artists put their music on records. It was started by Thomas and Louise Boddie out of their home in 1959 and operated until 1984. It offered a full-service operation that no one in the city could match.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Crabháin (County Galway) or Mac Crabháin (Louth, Monaghan) ‘descendant (or ‘son’) of Crabhán’.2 English: regional name from the district of West Yorkshire so called, which is probably ‘garlic place’, from a British word, the ancestor of Welsh craf ‘garlic’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wesley C Craven in household of Paul E Craven, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wesley Earl Craven in entry for Richard Kevin Tilson and Connie Darlene Craven, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Wesley Earl Craven in entry for Connie D Craven, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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