Janet Rita Gallagher

Female24 December 1925–17 August 2008

Brief Life History of Janet Rita

When Janet Rita Gallagher was born on 24 December 1925, in Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Eugene Joseph Gallagher, was 39 and her mother, Myrtle Mary Dayton, was 29. She married Homer Lorin Knapp on 12 October 1948. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Baker City, Baker, Oregon, United States in 1950. She died on 17 August 2008, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Olney Cemetery, Pendleton, Umatilla, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Homer Lorin Knapp
Janet Rita Gallagher
Marriage: 12 October 1948
Laura Katherine Knapp
Steven Paul Knapp
Mark James Knapp
Ruth Elise Knapp

Sources (10)

  • Janet Knapp, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Janet R. Myles, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Mrs Homer Knapp in entry for Dr Edward C Gallagher, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 October 1948
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.


    Age 4

    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

    Age 22

    The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Siobhan, Declan, Brigid, Eamon, Padraic, Clancy, Conal, Dermot, Donal, Donovan, Dymphna.

    Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gallchobhair ‘descendant of Gallchobhar’, a personal name based on gall ‘foreign’ + cabhair ‘support’.

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

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