Judge Daniel Webster Krauss

The Brunswick News
March 28, 1949

Judge Daniel Webster Krauss, prominent South Georgia Attorney, passed away at the City Hospital Saturday afternoon, following an illness of two or three weeks.

The "Judge", as he was familiarly known by practically everyone who had lived Brunswick for any length of time, was the dean of the legal profession here, having studied law in the office and under the tutelage of the late Judge Frank H. Harris, an outstanding attorney of his day and a veteran of the War Between the States; and was admitted to the bar just before he was 21 years of age.

He was born Oct. 21, 1869, and practiced law in Brunswick and Glynn county for 58 years. He was one of the first graduates of Glynn Academy.

For several terms he was judge of City Court when it was first established. Prior to that service he had been active in city politics having served as a member of the city council.

During World War I, he was chairman of the committee selling Liberty Bonds, in which campaign Glynn County reached and exceeded its quota before any other county in the state.

For years before his removal to St. Simons Island, Judge Krauss and Mrs. Krauss were active in church work, the Judge having been a member of the board of stewards and for years superintendent of the Sunday School of the First Methodist Church, while his wife for years taught a woman's Bible class in the same Sunday School, which class bore her name.

Prominent also in fraternal order circles, he was a member of all the branches of York Rite Masonry from Blue Lodge to Shrine; and was made an honorary life member of the Knights of Pythias on his fiftieth year of membership in that order.

In his private law practice, Judge Krauss was noted for his never-failing devotion to the cause of justice for his clients in both civil and criminal matters before the courts, whether those seeking his services were of high or low estate.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Minnie Lee Krauss; a daughter, Mrs. Hope Strong, of Winter Park, Fla.; two sons, Willard Webster Krauss and Daniel Lee Krauss, of this city; and the following grandchildren: Caroline Krauss, Daniel Lee Krauss, Jr., Lt. Hope Strong, Jr., USN, Daniel deGraffenried Strong, and Ensign Willard Lee Strong. Two great grandchildren and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon, with all Methodist Ministers in the area participating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers were Julian Bennet, Osborne Morgan, Ben White, W. Cone Holody, Alfred Brockington, Howard Leavy, Edwin Sherman and Francis Baker. Members of the Brunswick Bar Association and a large number of other friends served as honorary pallbearers. The funeral was in charge of the Miller Funeral Home.