1864–1935

Introduction

Born: Jan­u­a­ry 14, 1864. Birth­place re­port­ed as ei­ther Waynes­bo­ro, Penn­syl­van­ia, or Em­mits­burg, Mar­y­land.

Died: Sep­tem­ber 26, 1935, Man­hat­tan, New York.

Buried: Orig­in­al­ly Mount Car­mel Ce­me­te­ry, Lit­tles­town, Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1953, his se­cond wife, ac­tress Mar­jo­rie Main (co-star of the Ma and Pa Ket­tle films), moved him to For­est Lawn Mem­or­i­al Park, Hollywood Hills, Ca­li­for­nia.

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Biography

Stanley was the son of Wal­ter Krebs and Is­a­bel­la Le­Fevre. He mar­ried twice: to An­na Frick Frantz (1890) and Mar­jor­ie Main (1921).

He stu­died mu­sic and com­po­si­tion at the Bos­ton Con­ser­va­to­ry of Mu­sic in 1883, and was known as an ac­comp­lished vi­o­lin­ist and com­pos­er. He gra­du­at­ed with hon­ors from Frank­lin and Mars­hall Col­lege, Lan­cas­ter, Penn­syl­van­ia, in 1886. He received a Doc­tor of Psy­cho­lo­gy from the Chi­ca­go School of Psy­cho­lo­gy in 1889, and a Ba­che­lor of Di­vi­ni­ty from Lan­cas­ter Se­mi­na­ry in 1890.

He then be­came pas­tor of the new­ly or­ga­nized St. An­drew’s Re­formed (now Unit­ed Church of Christ), Read­ing, Penn­syl­van­ia.

He moved to the First Re­formed Church, Greens­burg, Penn­syl­van­ia, in 1901.

During his min­is­try years, Krebs com­posed mu­sic, wrote, and lec­tured on psyc­ho­lo­gi­cal to­pics, in­clud­ing on the Chau­tau­qua cir­cuit.

He left the min­is­try in 1906 to ac­cept a po­si­tion as as­so­ci­ate ed­it­or of the Sci­ence Press in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois.

In 1908, he be­came pre­si­dent of the Wa­na­mak­er Un­i­ver­si­ty of Com­merce in Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. There he de­vel­oped cur­ri­cu­lum, wrote text­books and lec­tured.

Krebs went on to be­come a well known lec­tur­er, and was fa­mous for ex­pos­ing fraud­u­lent me­di­ums. He was or­dained an Episc­o­pal priest in 1929.

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