Dr Wilford Hall Belknap

21 September 1892–29 July 1976 (Age 83)
Bend, Deschutes, Oregon, United States

The Life of Wilford Hall

When Dr Wilford Hall Belknap was born on 21 September 1892, in Bend, Deschutes, Oregon, United States, his father, Horace Preston Belknap, was 36 and his mother, Sarah Alwilda Ketchum, was 20. He married Rosetta Daw on 21 September 1914, in Crook, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1926. He died on 29 July 1976, in Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Dr Wilford Hall Belknap
Rosetta Daw
Marriage: 21 September 1914
Wilford Hall Belknap Jr

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21 September 1914
Crook, Oregon, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 21

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

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

English: probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, the second element of which is most likely Middle English knappe ‘hilltop’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wilford Belknapp, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wilford Belknap in household of Henry Lebel, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wilford H Beeknap in household of Horace P Beeknap, "United States Census, 1900"

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