Knapp, Flora Frances

Female 1843 - 1918  (74 years)


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  • Name Knapp, Flora Frances  
    Born 7 Jul 1843  Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 21 Jan 1886  Rice Station, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Confirmation 26 May 1895  Saint Cloud, Stearns, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    St. John's Church, (Episcopal) 
    • Confirmation card
    Relocation Abt 1900  Sentinel Butte, Billings, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    She and Lycurgus homesteaded. Their son Alfred also lived in Sentinel Butte. 
    Relocation Abt 1908  Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Flora and Lycurgus moved to Los Angeles where he operated a fruit ranch. 
    Died 3 Mar 1918  Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 5 Mar 1918  Oakland Cemetery, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Flora's birth year is most likely 1843. The date on her gravestone in Little Falls is 1843, but some family records say 1844. Flora is found at two locations in the 1860 US Census, and her age in them is ambiguous. First, she is 16 years old living in Rockland, Manitowoc, Wisconsin with her father, mother and siblings; second she is a 17 year old school teacher living with a family in Eaton, Manitowoc. This discrepancy may have resulted from confusion arising from Flora's birthday (July 7), the official date of the Census (June 1) and the dates the actual Censuses were taken (August). If Flora's birth year was 1843, she would have been 16 on June 1 and 17 in August.

      After Lycurgus died in North Dakota, Flora moved to Minneapolis where her daughter Maud was teaching school and lived there until she died.

      Flora's sister Selina belonged to the Methodist-Episcopal Church of Mayfield, Montgomery, New York. Her husband Lycurgus was listed as Church of England in the 1851 Canadian Census. Flora's brother Arthur D. Knapp was a Presbyterian (see his biosketch). [4, 5, 6]
    • She is listed as Flora Franier Martin in the death certificate index at the Minnesota Historical Society. At the time of her death she was living in Ward 8 in Minneapolis, which is where her daughter Maud was living.
    Person ID I22  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 29 May 2011 

    Father Knapp, David Benjamin,   b. Abt 1813, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1897, Rockland, Manitowoc, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Mother Orsborn (Osborn), Hannah,   b. 29 May 1820, Mayfield, Fulton, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1882, Rockland, Manitowoc, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 1836  Mayfield, Montgomery, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Wedding date from biosketch of Arthur D. Knapp
    • Who married David and Hannah?
      Hannah's sister Selina was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Mayfield. Thus, it is probable that the rest of the family also attended that church, and that David and Hannah were married by one its pastors. Possibilities are (name and year of service): William Ames, '35; James H. Taylor and Henry Williams, '36; Roswell Kelley and J. P. Foster, '38; O. Emerson and H. B. Knight, '39; Jos. Eames and John Seage, '40. These men were undoubtedly circuit riders. The list was taken from Broadalbin in History by R.J. Honeywell.

      Solomon Knapp was a member of the Baptist Church of Broadalbin and Mayfield, and it is possible that the marriage was conducted by a pastor from the Baptist Church. They were Rev. Wm. Groom, 1818, Rev. James Delaney, 1837; Rev. WM. Curtis, 1838 (list from the Church website)
    Family ID F31  Group Sheet

    Family Martin, Lycurgus Fargo,   b. 27 Jun 1841, Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1910, Sentinel Butte, Billings, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 4 Oct 1867  Rockland, Manitowoc, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Lycurgus and Flora were married in Clarks Mills by Thomas B. Dooley, who was the pastor at St. James Episcopal Church in Manitowoc. Dooley did not register the marriage until 5 March 1869, 17 months after the event. By that time he did not remember Lycurgus' and Flora's first names. He also gave the bride's mother's name as Mary (a sister) rather than Hannah. He did name the witness as Angeline Knapp, one of Flora's sisters. Angeline was married about a month after Flora, and Dooley also recorded her mother's name as Mary rather than Hannah.

      Dooley registered 17 other marriages the same day. The earliest was performed 13 Dec 1866, almost two years and four months before he registered it. He did not record the marriage date for one of them.

      Dooley came to Manitowoc from Michigan about 1865 and returned to Michigan in 1870. He is identified as F. B Dooley in "A History of Manitowoc County" by Ralph G. Plumb.
    Children 
    +1. Martin, Alfred Lycurgus,   b. Jul 1869, North La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1926, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
    +2. Martin, Jira Kenneth,   b. 8 Oct 1871, Watab, Benton, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1943, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Martin, Maud Estella,   b. 8 Apr 1874, Rice, Benton, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1962, St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +4. Martin, Blanche Alma,   b. 11 Apr 1876, Buckman, Morrison, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1964, Morrison County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Photos
    Martin, Lycurgus' and Flora's Children
    Martin, Lycurgus' and Flora's Children
    L to R. Alfred Lycurgus, Blanche Alma, Jira Kenneth, Maud Estella
    Martin, Lycurgus Family Portrait.
    Martin, Lycurgus Family Portrait.
    Front: Lycurgus and Flora
    Rear: L. to R. Alfred L., Blanche, Maud, Jira
    Last Modified 23 May 2014 
    Family ID F7  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Jul 1843 - Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Oct 1867 - Rockland, Manitowoc, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRelocation - She and Lycurgus homesteaded. Their son Alfred also lived in Sentinel Butte. - Abt 1900 - Sentinel Butte, Billings, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRelocation - Flora and Lycurgus moved to Los Angeles where he operated a fruit ranch. - Abt 1908 - Los Angeles, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Mar 1918 - Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 5 Mar 1918 - Oakland Cemetery, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Martin, Flora F.
    Martin, Flora F.
    Martin, Flora Knapp
    Martin, Flora Knapp
    Flora mailed this photo from Los Angeles to her grandson Kenneth when he was ill. She wrote on the back: "My Dear Little Sufferer, I have come to see you and brought my cow. I hope you will be glad to see her -- I hope you soon be well and able to return this visit some time this winter. I would be so glad to see you. Lovingly Grandma Martin
    Photo before 1910.
    Martin, Flora F.
    Martin, Flora F.

    Headstones
    Martin, Flora F. Knapp
    Martin, Flora F. Knapp
    Headstone.
    Martin, Lycurgus F.
    Martin, Lycurgus F.
    Family stone.

  • Sources 
    1. [S138] History of Morrison and Todd Counties Minnesota , Clara K. Fuller, (1915, B.F. Bowen and Co., Indianapolis, Indiana), Vol 1. p. 416.

    2. [S138] History of Morrison and Todd Counties Minnesota , Clara K. Fuller, (1915, B.F. Bowen and Co., Indianapolis, Indiana), Vol 1, p. 416.

    3. [S39] Death Certificate, Minnesota (in file).

    4. [S69] 1860 US Census, Eaton, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, page 159, line 13.

    5. [S69] 1860 US Census, Rockland, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, line 16.

    6. [S34] L. Frederick Martin's family records, L. Frederick Martin, p. 8.

    7. [S49] Wisconsin marriage registration, (Page of marriage registry book for Manitowoc County. From microfilm at Wis Hist Soc in Madison; Manitowoc marriages Vol 2, page 58.), Manitowoc County marriage registry Vol 2, p. 58.


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