Mary Belle Knapp

19 February 1891–5 June 1986 (Age 95)
Lake Pleasant, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary Belle

When Mary Belle Knapp was born on 19 February 1891, in Lake Pleasant, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Orlando Lorraine Knapp, was 44 and her mother, LoDema Debora Kent, was 40. She married George Lee Ottaway on 25 February 1914, in Union City, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Union Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930 and Union City, Union City, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 5 June 1986, in Warren, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Union City, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Lee Ottaway
1890–1982
Mary Belle Knapp
1891–1986
Marriage: 25 February 1914
Ronald Lee Ottaway
1923–1989

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 February 1914
Union City, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

    Orlando Lorraine Knapp

    Male1846–1926Male

    LoDema Debora Kent

    Female1850–1938Female

siblings

(9)

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 14

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 German: occupational name or status name from the German word Knapp(e), a variant of Knabe ‘young unmarried man’. In the 15th century this spelling acquired the separate, specialized meanings ‘servant’, ‘apprentice’, or ‘miner’.2 German: in Franconia, a nickname for a dexterous or skillful person.3 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hillock, Middle English knappe, Old English cnæpp, or habitational name from any of the several minor places named with the word, in particular Knapp in Hampshire and Knepp in Sussex.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Bell M Ottoway in household of George L Ottoway, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Belle Ottoway in household of George L Ottoway, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Belle M Ottaway in household of George L Ottaway, "United States Census, 1940"

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