Lafayette Gilbert Belknap

8 January 1832–6 November 1921 (Age 89)
North East, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Lafayette Gilbert

When Lafayette Gilbert Belknap was born on 8 January 1832, in North East, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Daniel Belknap, was 25 and his mother, Mary Ann Nash, was 23. He lived in Girard, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. He died on 6 November 1921, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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1833 · The Town of Chicago is Founded

Age 1

Chicago became an incorporated town after the Potawatomi Native Americans and the United States Government signed the Treaty of Chicago. The name comes from the indigenous word shikaakwa meaning onion, or something similar, because of the wild garlic that grew abundantly in the area.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1857 · Oldest tobacco shop in the Country

Age 25

Iwan Ries and Company is one of the oldest family owned tobacco companies in North America and was originally owned by Edward Hoffman. Realizing that he could not run the company alone, Hoffman recruited his nephew, Iwan Ries to join him. The name of the Company changed from E. Hoffman and Co. when Edward Hoffman retired in 1898.

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)

  • Lafayette Belnap in household of Daniel Belnap, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elgy Belknap, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Laff Belknap, "United States Census, 1900"

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