Elsie Lorene Knisely

8 February 1878–10 May 1940 (Age 62)
Gordonville, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Elsie Lorene

When Elsie Lorene Knisely was born on 8 February 1878, in Gordonville, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States, her father, Solomon Knisely, was 37 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Horn, was 33. She married Charles Avery Davenport on 10 April 1895, in Denver, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Park, Colorado, United States for about 20 years. She died on 10 May 1940, in Fort Lupton, Weld, Colorado, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Bailey, Park, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Avery Davenport
Elsie Lorene Knisely
Marriage: 10 April 1895
Solomon Avery Davenport
Doran Wayne Davenport
about 1906–1955
Charles Roy Davenport
Noah Davenport
Glen Arthur Davenport
Helen Irene Davenport

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 April 1895Denver, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 3
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1881 · Denver becomes State Capitol
    Age 3
    On Nov 8 1881, Denver becomes the state capitol, due to an economic boom the city experienced in the 1880s.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 18
    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

    Variant of Knisley , a surname of Swiss German origin.History: The (majority of the) Kniselys trace their origin to Nicholas E. Knisely, born 1706 in Bern canton, Switzerland, died 1781 in York County, PA. He came with his family to PA from Germany, where he had lived for several decades and where his children were born. He was of the same ancestry as Antonius Knüsli, the progenitor of the Knisleys (see Knisley ).

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

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    Sources (11)

    • Legacy NFS Source: Elsie Lorene Knisely - Published information: Cemetery record or headstone: birth-name: Elsie L. Knisley
    • Elsie Kinsley in household of Solomon Kinsley, "Colorado State Census, 1885"
    • Elsie Knisely, "Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006"

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