Boyd Willard Knapp

19 October 1892–30 October 1920 (Age 28)
Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Boyd Willard

When Boyd Willard Knapp was born on 19 October 1892, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, his father, George Edward Knapp, was 40 and his mother, Mary Ellen Leighter, was 31. He lived in Round Mound Township, Osborne, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Osborne, Kansas, United States in 1910. He died on 30 October 1920, at the age of 28, and was buried in Natoma, Osborne, Kansas, United States.

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George Edward Knapp
Mary Ellen Leighter
Francis Elmer Knapp
Fred Otto Knapp
Clarence Oliver Knapp
Virginia Ida Knapp
Boyd Willard Knapp
Josie Evanelia Knapp
George Allen Knapp

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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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 8

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Boyd Knapp, "Kansas State Census, 1905"
  • Boyd Knapp in household of S E White, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Willard B Knapp in household of George E Knapp, "United States Census, 1920"

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