Florence Knapp

10 October 1873–11 January 1988 (Age 114)
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Florence

When Florence Knapp was born on 10 October 1873, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Charles Sidney Knapp, was 36 and her mother, Elizabeth Amanda Johnson, was 31. She lived in Montgomery Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States for about 50 years. She died on 11 January 1988, at the age of 114, and was buried in Ambler, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Sidney Knapp
Elizabeth Amanda Johnson
John Rudolph Knapp
John Rudolph Knopp
Emily Kellogg Knapp
Mary O'Donnell
Florence Knapp
Mary Catherine Knapp
Elizabeth Johnson Knapp
Annie Worrell Knapp
Chauncey Bayard Knapp
Charles Howard Knapp
Henrietta Adelaide Knapp

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World Events (8)

1877 · The First Workers Strike
Age 4
The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad
Age 4
Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1905 · The Movie Theater
Age 32
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. 

Name Meaning

(1997: 16951;2007: 31745; 2010: 41771)German: occupational or status name from the German word Knapp(e), a variant of Knabe ‘young unmarried man’. In the 15th century this spelling acquired the separate, specialized meanings ‘servant, apprentice’, and ‘miner’. This surname is also found elsewhere in central Europe, e.g. in Czechia and Slovakia, where it is more commonly spelled Knap (compare 3 below).German: in Franconia, a nickname for a dexterous or skillful person, of the same ultimate origin as 1 above.

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

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Story Highlight

Chicago Tribune January 1988

CHICAGO TRIBUNE (IL) | 13 JANUARY 1988 [No Title] Florence Knapp, a schoolteacher who marched for women's suffrage in 1919, retired in 1935 and lived in the same house for 110 years, has died at the a …

Sources (23)

  • Florance Knapp in household of Chauncey Knapp, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Florence Knapp, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Florence Knapp in household of Howard C Knapp, "United States Census, 1930"

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