Harold Montague Knapp

22 October 1899–December 1985 (Age 86)
New York City, New York County, New York, United States

The Life of Harold Montague

When Harold Montague Knapp was born on 22 October 1899, in New York City, New York County, New York, United States, his father, Theodore Henry Knapp, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Louise Davis, was 30. He married Eva W. Harmes on 27 December 1926. He lived in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States for about 5 years and Queens, New York, United States in 1920. He died in December 1985, in Pleasant Mount, Mount Pleasant Township, Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 86.

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Harold Montague Knapp
Eva W. Harmes
Marriage: 27 December 1926

Spouse and Children

27 December 1926

Parents and Siblings

    Theodore Henry Knapp





    Mildred Averill Knapp


    Grace Ethelyn Knapp



    Catherine Louise Knapp


World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 14

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.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 24

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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)

  • Harold M Knapp in household of T H Knapp, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harold Knapp in household of Theodore Knapp, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Harold Knapp in household of Theodore Knapp, "United States Census, 1910"

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