Biography of Dr. James W. Knapp
Madison County, NY Biographies





Knapp, Dr. James W., was born in Jamesville, N. Y., December 25, 1852. His father, Dr. Edwin A. Knapp, was a native of Rome, where his father, Ezra Knapp, was one of the pioneer settlers. The latter bought a farm and cleared it up and was afterwards identified with the town of Westmoreland, Oneida county. Dr. Edwin A. Knapp was a physician in Jatnesville for nearly forty years. He was appointed surgeon of the 122d N. Y. Vols., and was afterwards appointed president of the pension board in Syracuse; he died November 8, 1890. James W. Knapp was graduated from Whitestown Seminary in 1873. He taught until 1878, in which year he entered the Syracuse Medical College. graduating in 1881, and began his practice in Canastota. In 1882 he married Mrs. Delia Benedict, of Jamesville. Dr. Knapp is one of the progressive men of his town, serving as president of the village in 1894, president of the board of auditors of the town of Lenox in 1897, and was elected coroner in the same year, which office he still holds; he is past master of Canastota Lodge, No. 231. F. & A. M., and member of the Odd Fellows.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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