Loula Grace Knorpp

9 June 1903–17 February 1980 (Age 76)
Pleasant Hill, Cass, Missouri, United States

The Life of Loula Grace

When Loula Grace Knorpp was born on 9 June 1903, in Pleasant Hill, Cass, Missouri, United States, her father, Lawrence Knorpp, was 41 and her mother, Ida Ozelle Sebree, was 36. She married Libern Ray Gares on 22 May 1923, in Amarillo, Potter, Texas, United States. She lived in Hale, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 1, San Saba, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 17 February 1980, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Memorial Oaks Cemetery, Houston, Harris, Texas, United States.

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Libern Ray Gares
Loula Grace Knorpp
Marriage: 22 May 1923

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22 May 1923
Amarillo, Potter, Texas, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 2

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: from Middle Low German, knōp, Middle Dutch cnoop, cnop(pe) ‘swelling’, ‘lump’, ‘knob’, ‘button’, ‘glob’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of buttons, normally of horn; a nickname for a small, rotund man; or a topographic name for someone who lived by a rounded hillock.2 English: from Middle English knop(pe) ‘knob’, ‘protuberance’, presumably applied as a nickname for someone with a noticeable wart or carbuncle or with knobbly knees or elbows, or possibly to someone who was small and chubby.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Knop 3.

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

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Sources (3)

  • J Grayce Knorpp in household of Lawrence Knorpp, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Grayce Gares in household of Ray Gares, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Grace Gares in household of Ray Gares, "United States Census, 1930"

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