Biography of Clarence H. Knapp
Yates County, NY Biographies





Knapp, Clarence H., born in Barrington June 5, 1846, was the son of Jesse C. and Rachel M. Knapp, of that town. His father was a farmer, and on the farm Clarence was reared and lived until about twenty one years of age, when he went to Elmira and was engaged for the next five years as grocer and fire insurance agent. Leaving Elmira Mr. Knapp went to Addison, and was a furniture dealer and undertaker for five years. While residing at this place he began traveling on the road, and so continued until the fall of 1884, when he came to Penn Yan. The next year he established his present business of furniture and undertaking. Mr. Knapp is regarded as one of the enterprising and successful business men of the village. In 1882 he married Ida J. Bates, of Utica. In politics he is a Republican, but is not active in party work.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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