Laura Belle Bradt

19 August 1876–
Marion Township, Livingston, Michigan, United States

The Life of Laura Belle

When Laura Belle Bradt was born on 19 August 1876, in Marion Township, Livingston, Michigan, United States, her father, Abraham Bradt, was 63 and her mother, Mary Bradt, was 36. She married Albertus Bloomingdale Knapp on 4 July 1895, in Brighton, Livingston, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Deerfield Township, Livingston, Michigan, United States for about 40 years.

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Albertus Bloomingdale Knapp
Laura Belle Bradt
Marriage: 4 July 1895
Hazel Knapp
Ida J Knapp

Spouse and Children

4 July 1895
Brighton, Livingston, Michigan, United States


    Hazel Knapp


    Ida J Knapp


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World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 3

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 31

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: nickname for a trickster, from Old French barat, Middle Dutch baraet, beraet ‘deceit’, ‘fraud’, ‘ruse’.2 Norwegian: variant of Braaten or Bratt .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Laura B Kupp in household of Albertus B Kupp, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Laura B Knapp in household of Albertus Knapp, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Laura B Knapp in household of Bert Knapp, "United States Census, 1920"

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