Roy A Knickerbocker

19 November 1900–9 November 1969 (Age 69)
East Smithfield, Smithfield Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Roy A

When Roy A Knickerbocker was born on 19 November 1900, in East Smithfield, Smithfield Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Joseph Henry Knickerbocker, was 46 and his mother, Louise Effie Weed, was 26. He lived in Smithfield Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 9 November 1969, at the age of 68, and was buried in Morris, Morris, Otsego, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Henry Knickerbocker
Louise Effie Weed
Leon Knickerbocker
Wilbur T Knickerbocker
Newton Horace Knickerbocker
George Rex Knickerbocker
Roy A Knickerbocker
Leroy Arthur Knickerbocker
Edith A Knickerbocker
Ella Mae Knickerbocker
Marian E Knickerbocker
Cora Lillian Knickerbocker

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    Leon Knickerbocker


    Wilbur T Knickerbocker


    Newton Horace Knickerbocker


    George Rex Knickerbocker



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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 5

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 19

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of the Dutch occupational name Knickerbacker ‘marble baker’, i.e., a baker of children's clay marbles. This lowly occupation became synonymous with the patrician class in NYC through Washington Irving's attribution of his History of New York ( 1809 ) to a fictitious author named Diedrich Knickerbocker. By the late 1850s the term had also come to denote a type of loose breeches gathered below the knee, evidently because of the resemblance of the garment to the breeches of the Dutchmen in Cruikshank's illustrations to Irving's book.

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

Sources (3)

  • Roy A Knickerbocker in household of Joseph H Knickerbocker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Roy A Knickerbocker in household of Joseph H Knickerbocker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Roy Knickerbocke, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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