Ethel Grace Knapp

Brief Life History of Ethel Grace

When Ethel Grace Knapp was born on 3 December 1883, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, her father, Clark Calvin Knapp, was 32 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Woodall, was 21. She married Calvin Edward Traver in 1903, in Putnam, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in United States in 1949 and Broadview Heights, Broadview Heights, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1950. She died on 18 June 1986, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 102, and was buried in North Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Calvin Edward Traver
1882–1963
Ethel Grace Knapp
1883–1986
Marriage: 1903
Randolph Glen Traver
1904–1994
John Morton Traver
1906–1989
Stanley C. Traver
1908–1920
Mary Margaret Traver
1913–1970

Sources (22)

  • Ethel J McNamara, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Ethel G. Knapp, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"
  • Ethel Knapp, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

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Name Meaning

German: occupational 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’, and ‘miner’. This surname is also found elsewhere in central Europe, e.g. in Czechia and Slovakia, where it is more commonly spelled Knap (compare 3 below).

German: in Franconia, a nickname for a dexterous or skillful person, of the same ultimate origin as 1 above.

Germanized or Americanized form of Polish, Czech, Slovak, Rusyn, and Slovenian Knap , a surname of ultimately German origin (see 1 above).

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

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