Eleanor Lippincott Knox

2 February 1900–28 July 1972 (Age 72)
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Eleanor Lippincott

When Eleanor Lippincott Knox was born on 2 February 1900, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Norman R Lippincott, was 29 and her mother, Vesta Nell MeVay, was 26. She had at least 1 son and 3 daughters with Elmslie Higginbotham Knox. She lived in Ventnor City, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States in 1930 and Northfield, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States in 1972. She died on 28 July 1972, in Atlantic City, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elmslie Higginbotham Knox
Eleanor Lippincott Knox
Flora M Knox
Thomas Bayly Knox
Ellinor L Knox
Norma J Knox

Spouse and Children



    Flora M Knox


    Thomas Bayly Knox


    Ellinor L Knox


    Norma J Knox


Parents and Siblings

    Norman R Lippincott


    Vesta Nell MeVay




    Franklin MeVay Lippincott


    Norman Roger Lippincott



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.
1901 · Maggie Lena Walker Opens Bank

Age 1

Maggie Lena Walker was the first African American and woman to open a bank. She opened the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank on August 20, 1901. She encouraged the young people to start saving their pennies in her bank and when they hit a hundred pennies they could start a bank account with the bank.
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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.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

1 Scottish, northern English, and northern Irish: from a genitive or plural form of Old English cnocc ‘roundtopped hill’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived on a hilltop, or a habitational name from one of the places in Scotland and northern England named with this element, now spelled Knock, in particular one in Renfrewshire.2 The surname is also borne by eastern Ashkenazic Jews as an Americanized form of one or more likesounding Jewish surnames.

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

Sources (3)

  • Ellinor Knox in household of Elmslie Knox, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Eleanor Lippincott in household of Norman R Lippincott, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Ealeinora Sappincott in household of Norman Sappincott, "United States Census, 1900"

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