Mary Elizabeth Knodle

12 November 1922–6 September 2010 (Age 87)
Melbourne, Marshall, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Knodle was born on 12 November 1922, in Melbourne, Marshall, Iowa, United States, her father, Melvin Guy Knodle, was 35 and her mother, Jennie Mae McGriff, was 30. She married John Knapf on 18 June 1950, in Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States. She lived in Marshall Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died on 6 September 2010, in Cut Bank, Glacier, Montana, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

John Knapf
Mary Elizabeth Knodle
Marriage: 18 June 1950

Spouse and Children

18 June 1950
Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Jennie Mae McGriff




World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 4

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 23

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Knödel ( see Knodel ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary E Knodle in household of Melvin G Knodle, "United States Census, 1930"
  • M E Knodle in household of M G Knodle, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Mary Elizabeth Knodle, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"

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