Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Kurtzs in:
 • Alto Reste Burial Park
 • Altoona
 • Blair County
 • Pennsylvania
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Jacob Banks Kurtz
Birth: Oct. 31, 1867
Death: Sep. 18, 1960

US Congressman. Admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1893, he established a practice in Altoona, Pennsylvania, and later served as Blair County District Attorney. He was elected as a Republican to represent first Pennsylvania’s 21st District, then its 23rd District, in the United States House of Representatives, serving five terms from March 4, 1923 to January 3, 1935. He unsuccessfully attempted to be elected to a sixth term, being defeated for the seat by Congressman Don Gingery. After resuming his law practice, he served as a Delegate to the Republican National Convention three times (1936, 1944, 1948). He died in Altoona at age 92 in 1960. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Abraham Hertzler Kurtz (1842 - 1913)
  Mary E Bergey Kurtz (1847 - 1924)
 
 Spouse:
  Jennie Stockton Kurtz (1871 - 1932)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jacob Banks Kurtz (1867 - 1960)
  Annie E. Kurtz Kauffman (1869 - 1889)*
  Minnie Kurtz Diffenderfer (1872 - 1951)*
  Abraham Park Kurtz (1879 - 1881)*
  Russell William Kurtz (1888 - 1969)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Alto Reste Burial Park
Altoona
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section B, Lot 1, Grave 6
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Oct 16, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6857316
Jacob Banks Kurtz
Added by: George Seitz
 
Jacob Banks Kurtz
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Jill Holmes
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Happy Birthday & Happy Halloween
- Tracey Reid
 Added: Oct. 31, 2013

- Juniata County Great-granddaughter
 Added: Mar. 11, 2011

- lisa greenman
 Added: Sep. 18, 2010
There are 14 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.9 after 14 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service