Virginia Estella Knapp

11 May 1919–13 May 2009 (Age 90)
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

The Life of Virginia Estella

When Virginia Estella Knapp was born on 11 May 1919, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States, her father, Dr. Bradford Knapp M.D., was 48 and her mother, Mary Estella White, was 41. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States in 1940 and Henderson, Texas, United States in 2007. She died on 13 May 2009, in Henderson, Rusk, Texas, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dr. Bradford Knapp M.D.
Mary Estella White
Bradford Knapp Jr.
Marion Claris Knapp
Dewitt Leland Knapp
Dr. Roger Seaman Knapp M.D.
Virginia Estella Knapp

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1923 · First Presidential Radio Broadcast

Age 4

"On December 6, 1923, President Calvin Coolidge delivered the first presidential radio broadcast. It was covered by 42 stations and became known as the ""State of the Union"" address."
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Virginia E Knapp in household of Stella Knapp, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Virginia Knapp in household of Bradford Knapp, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Virginia E Knapp in household of Bradford Knapp, "United States Census, 1920"

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