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Benjamin Kraffert (1898 - 1978)

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Benjamin Kraffert
1898 - 1978
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November 9, 1898
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August 1978
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Titusville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania 16354
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Benjamin Kraffert was born on November 9, 1898. He died in August 1978 at 79 years of age. We know that Benjamin Kraffert had been residing in Titusville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania 16354.
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Benjamin Kraffert died in August 1978 at 79 years old. He was born on November 9, 1898. We have no information about Benjamin's immediate family. We know that Benjamin Kraffert had been residing in Titusville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania 16354.
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In 1898, in the year that Benjamin Kraffert was born, magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1911, at the age of just 13 years old, Benjamin was alive when the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

In 1952, when he was 54 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1965, Benjamin was 67 years old when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1978, in the year of Benjamin Kraffert's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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