Edith Alma Peters

13 July 1889–5 September 1990 (Age 101)
Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Edith Alma

When Edith Alma Peters was born on 13 July 1889, in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Abraham Goss Peters, was 34 and her mother, Alfretta Bumgarner, was 32. She married Wallace Ray Knepp Sr on 30 March 1911, in Lucas, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Bradford Township, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 5 September 1990, in Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United States, at the age of 101.

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Family Time Line

Wallace Ray Knepp Sr
Edith Alma Peters
Marriage: 30 March 1911
Ruth Shirley Knepp
Robert Isaac Knepp
Wallace Ray Knepp Jr

Spouse and Children

30 March 1911
Lucas, Ohio, United States


    Ruth Shirley Knepp


    Robert Isaac Knepp


    Wallace Ray Knepp Jr


Parents and Siblings

    Abraham Goss Peters





World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 16

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 27

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

1 English, Scottish, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Peter .2 Irish: Anglicized form (translation) of Gaelic Mac Pheadair ‘son of Peter ’.3 Americanized form of cognate surnames in other languages, for example Dutch and North German Pieters.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edith Knepp in household of Wallace R Knepp, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edith Knepp in household of Wallace R Knepp, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edith A Knepp in household of Wallace R Knepp, "United States Census, 1920"

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