Orrie Almer Knapp

30 August 1873–1953 (Age 79)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Orrie Almer

When Orrie Almer Knapp was born on 30 August 1873, in Iowa, United States, his father, Oscar Frank Knapp, was 35 and his mother, Anna Elizabeth Noland, was 20. He married Catherine Troxell on 12 October 1906, in Pierce, Washington, United States. He lived in South Bend, Pacific, Washington, United States in 1920 and Hoquiam, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States in 1930. He died in 1953, in Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Fern Hill Cemetery, Chehalis, Washington, United States.

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Orrie Almer Knapp
Catherine Troxell
Marriage: 12 October 1906

Spouse and Children

12 October 1906
Pierce, Washington, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Oscar Frank Knapp


    Anna Elizabeth Noland




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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 11

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Orie A Knapp, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Orrie A Knapp in household of Norman W Baker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Orie A Knapp, "United States Census, 1910"

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