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S. S. Kresge

AKA Sebastian Spering Kresge, Jr.

Born: 31-Jul-1867
Birthplace: Bald Mount, PA
Died: 18-Oct-1966
Location of death: East Stroudsberg, PA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Salem Church Cemetery, Gilbert, PA

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business, Philanthropist
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Founder of K-Mart

Founded his first five-and-ten-cent store in 1897.

Father: Sebastian Kresge
Mother: Catherine Kunkle Kresge
Wife: Anna Emma Harvey (m. 19-Dec-1897, div. 1924, two sons, three daughters)
Son: Stanley Sebastian Kresge
Son: Howard Carrington Kresge
Daughter: Anne Elizabeth Kresge
Daughter: Catherine Harriet Kresge
Daughter: Ruth Harvey Kresge
Wife: Doris Mercer (m. 1924, div. 1928)
Wife: Clara Katherine Zitz Swaine (m. 28-Oct-1928)

    High School: Fairview Academy, Broadville, PA
    University: BA, Eastman Business College, Poughkeepsie, NY (1889)
    Teacher: Gower's School, Monroe County, PA

    K-Mart Founder & President, S. S. Kresge Co. (1899-1925)
    Member of the Board of K-Mart Chairman (1899-1965)
    Kresge Foundation Founder (1924)
    Anti-Saloon League
    Freemasonry Palestine Lodge #357, Detroit, MI
    Swiss Ancestry


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