Vernon Howard Knickerbocker

27 May 1915–7 July 2002 (Age 87)
Idaho, United States

The Life of Vernon Howard

When Vernon Howard Knickerbocker was born on 27 May 1915, in Idaho, United States, his father, Edwin A Knickerbocker, was 36 and his mother, Amanda Grace Endres, was 35. He died on 7 July 2002, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Edwin A Knickerbocker
1879–
Amanda Grace Endres
1880–1944
Ruth C Knickerbocker
1913–2004
Vernon Howard Knickerbocker
1915–2002
Noella Florence Knickerbocker
1916–2001

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917

Age 2

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1941

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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.

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