Walter Jackson Kratz

Kansas native Walter Jackson Kratz was born on March 28th 1884 to Ernest Henry Kratz and Clara Ann Jackson Kratz... ☆ Walter's father, Ernest, was born in Germany & came to America when he was about 10 years old ☆

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☆ Interesting events that occurred in the United States during Walter Jackson Kratz's birth year of 1884 included...

▪ On May 8th 1884, Harry S. Truman (the 33rd President of the United States from 1945 - 1953) was born in Lamar, Missouri


▪ On August 5th 1884, the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty was laid on Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor

▪ On November 4th 1884, Democratic Governor of New York Grover Cleveland defeated Republican James G. Blaine in a very close contest to win the first of his non-consecutive terms (Mr. Cleveland's victory made him the 22nd President of the United States!)

▪ On December 6th 1884, the Washington Monument was completed!


▪ In 1884, Mark Twain wrote what was considered one of the greatest American novels: "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

Walter's mom passed away when he was 2 years old... His father remarried a woman by the name of Fannie & moved the family to Tampa, Florida...

 Walter Jackson Kratz passed away from Typhoid Fever on December 6th 1903... The following is quoted from Walter's Death Notice published in The Tampa Tribune on December 8th 1903:







Well Known Young Man Victim of Typhoid Fever.

Walter Kratz, son of E. H. Kratz, one of Tampa's best-known young men, died Sunday night at 7 o'clock, of typhoid fever.
The funeral occured yesterday afternoon from the residence in Hyde Park, the interment being in Woodlawn Undertaker by Undertaker Reed. The bereaved relatives have the sincere sympathies of many friends."

Walter Jackson Kratz

☆  Beloved Son ☆
... Before & After ...

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