Roger Atwood Knorpp

15 October 1886–5 October 1961 (Age 75)
Pleasant Hill, Cass, Missouri, United States

The Life of Roger Atwood

When Roger Atwood Knorpp was born on 15 October 1886, in Pleasant Hill, Cass, Missouri, United States, his father, Lawrence Knorpp, was 24 and his mother, Ida Ozelle Sebree, was 20. He married Mary Ethelyne Wilson in March 1916, in Jackson, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 5 October 1961, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 74.

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Roger Atwood Knorpp
Mary Ethelyne Wilson
Marriage: March 1916
June Katryn Knorpp

Spouse and Children

March 1916
Jackson, Missouri, United States


    June Katryn Knorpp


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 5

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 20

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Roger Knopp, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Roger A Knopp, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Roger A Knopp, "United States Census, 1930"

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