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Charles N Kraus was born January 5, 19071 to Charles A (Chemist) and Federika F Kraus2. In 1920, Charles's father has remarried to Elizabeth and had a step brother Philip and a step brother Douglas3. In 1940, Charles is listed at owning a Electircal Store4

In 1926 we see that Charles is a boy scout and well on his way to a life in radio by the merit badges he is getting.


Providence Journal
May 9, 1926


In 1927, Kraus is a recruit with the Forty-Third Signal Company of the Rhode Island National Guard. He obtains some outstanding distance records with the guards station D08. He carried on consitant comunication with The Presidio in San Francisco.


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Providence Journal August 7, 1927

In January of 1928 Kraus discovers a way to use old regenerative sets using a shielded grid tube to make a very powerful and selective receiver


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Providence Journal January 29, 1928


1928 finds Kraus picking up signals from the Italian military airship, Italia.


Providence Journal June 9, 1928

Kraus radioed Artic Explorer, McMillan and informed him of the plight of the air ship Italia. Havng crashed in 1928.


Providence Journal June 11, 1928



In 1928 Kraus, just 20 years old, has built and demonstrated a Television set at the CeCo plant in Providence.

He goes on to demostrate Television many times during 1928 to 1932


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Providence Journal November 27, 1932


Providence Sunday Journal May 14, 1950 "20 Years Ago"


In 1929, the Providence Journal has an article on Kraus and his comgined hobby of Radio and Stamp collection. He has accumulated more than 4000 stamps from the countries he has contacted with his radio set.


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Providence Journal August 11, 1929


Kraus becomes the President of the Radio Club of Rhode Island.


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Providence Journal October 13, 1929


Two messages from the fleet on Navy Day in 1929 were received and transcribed by Kraus


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Providence Journal October 29, 1929


In 1931, Kraus participates in a test to send a radio message around the world. The message takes 37 minutes to circle the globe.


Providence Journal January 13, 1931


Kraus is the president of the North American Radio Phone League in 1931.


Providence Journal January 18, 1931


In 1931 we see that Kraus has opened Karus Radio Laboratories.


Providence Journal March 22, 1931



Providence Journal March 29, 1931


In 1932 Kraus loses his license for not confining is broadcasts to the wavelengths alloted. He denies the charges. At this time he is working with the East Providence Police department as part of their radio communication program.


Providence Journal February 3, 1932



Providence Journal February 4, 1932



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1932 Providence Directory


On February 4th, 1932 Kraus is part of a Rhode Island School of Design representation of the world in the year 2432


Providence Journal February 4, 1932


In 1934 Kraus runs afoul of Weston Electric Instrument Corp.


Providence Journal June 26, 1934


1936 brings bad news, Kraus his stamp collection stolen from his radio club. Theae are most likely the stamps Kraus collected of the many countries he contacted on the radio.


Providence Journal January 18, 1936


In 1949 Kraus again runs afoul of another company, this time Jewel Corporation.


Providence Journal August 5, 1949


In 1955 Kraus losses his antenna to arson.


Providence Journal May 20, 1955


In 1956 Kraus helps keep contact with the Seebees wintering in Antartic.


Providence Journal August 27, 1956



Providence Journal September 15, 1956



Providence Journal November 8, 1956



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Providence Journal September 6, 1957


In January of 1957 Kraus wins the Navys Distinguiahed Public Service Award.


Providence Journal January 26, 1957


1957 brings Sputnik to the world and Kraus is heavily involved in picking up signals from the satalite.


Providence Journal October 6, 1957



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Providence Providence Journal October 21, 1957



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Providence Journal November 7, 1957



1958 Kraus picks up signals from the US satalite explorer.


Providence Journal February 3, 1958


1958 Kraus has an outing with some of the Seabees he helped communicate with in the Antartic in 1956.


Providence Journal April 18, 1958



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Providence Journal July 18, 1958



Providence Journal July 18, 1958


1959 Kraus picks up signals from the Russian rocket that orbits the Moon.


Providence Journal October 5, 1959


1961 Kraus picks up signals from yet another Russian space craft.


Providence Journal August 7, 1961


1967 Kraus is given the Navy's Distinguished Service Award, 9 years after his father was honored with the same award.


Providence Journal June 28, 1967


1971 Kraus is talking to a friend with his radio when another Ha breaks in an reports an earth quake in California.


Providence Journal February 10, 1971


Kraus died on December 18, 19731


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Providence Journal December 20, 1973




1 US Death Index

2 Kraus 1910 Census

3 Kraus 1920 Census

4 Kraus 1940 Census