New Jersey Obituaries - 1899 - Harry Elmir Knapp

Harry Elmir Knapp, son of Belle and W. H. Knapp of Red Bank, died on Saturday. He was born at Milburn, N.J., on October 17th, 1866, and came to Red Bank with his parents twenty years ago. Mr. Knapp was taken sick with pneumonia on July 18th. He recovered from the attack but was left with weak lungs and hasty consumption developed. He went to the mountains last month in search of health but this was of no avail.

Mr. Knapp, when a lad, entered John B. Bergen's shoe store and was employed as a clerk by him for eight years. On May 14th, 1891, he formed a partnership with Clarence White, under the firm name of White & Knapp. This firm bought the shoe business of the estate of Simon Miller, and Mr. Knapp continued as a member of the firm until his death. He was a member of the Shrewsbury Yacht club. Mr. Knapp leaves a brother and a sister. They are Edward and Adelaide Knapp.

The funeral was held at his home yesterday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. E. C. Hancock preached the sermon and the body was buried in Fair View cemetery.

Per the Death Notice Mr. Knapp was aged 33 years and 17 days.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, November 8, 1899