Wilber Kraft

27 April 1906–June 1977 (Age 71)
Gloucester City, Camden, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Wilber

When Wilber Kraft was born on 27 April 1906, in Gloucester City, Camden, New Jersey, United States, his father, Christian Kraft, was 25 and his mother, Minnie, was 25. He died in June 1977, in Gloucester Township, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Christian Kraft
1880–
Minnie
1881–
Wilber Kraft
1906–1977

Parents and Siblings

    Christian Kraft

    Male1880–Male

    Minnie

    Female1881–Female

siblings

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World Events (3)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 2

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1911

Age 5

The Standard Oil Company had reached a point of almost complete monopoly, managing over 90% of oil flows in the United States. The Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was a large, integrated association that produced, transported, refined, and marketed the product. In 1911, the Supreme Court declared that the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. As a result, it was split into 34 smaller companies.

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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  • Legacy NFS Source: Wilber Kraft - Government record: birth-name: Wilber Kraft

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