Harry Bert Knickerbocker

Brief Life History of Harry Bert

When Harry Bert Knickerbocker was born on 4 September 1873, in Lenox Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Edgar Knickerbocker, was 15 and his mother, Mary E Bennett, was 19. He married Diana Janetta Kent on 29 March 1897, in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Gibson Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 15 October 1946, at the age of 73, and was buried in Clifford Cemetery, Clifford Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Harry Bert Knickerbocker
Diana Janetta Kent
Marriage: 29 March 1897
Gerald Berton Knickerbocker
Elfrida Mary Knickerbocker

Sources (12)

  • Bert H Nickabocker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • H.b. Knickerbocker, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Harry Bert Knickerbocker, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.


Historical Boundaries: 1878: Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of the Dutch occupational name Knickerbacker ‘marble baker’, i.e., a baker of children's clay marbles. This lowly occupation became synonymous with the patrician class in NYC through Washington Irving's attribution of his History of New York (1809) to a fictitious author named Diedrich Knickerbocker. By the late 1850s the term had also come to denote a type of loose breeches gathered below the knee, evidently because of the resemblance of the garment to the breeches of the Dutchmen in Cruikshank's illustrations to Irving's book.

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

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