Catherine (Katie) Knapp

Female 1879 - 1954  (~ 74 years)


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  • Name Catherine (Katie) Knapp 
    Born Oct 1879  Frostburg, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 16 Sep 1954  Frostburg, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Catherine "Katie" Knapp was born in Oct 1879 in Maryland. She was baptized on 10 Nov 1880 in St. Michael's Catholic Church, Frostburg, Allegany Co., Maryland. She died on 16 Sep 1954 in Frostburg, Allegany Co., Maryland.

      Cumberland Evening Times - September 17, 1954 - pg 11, col 8

      A Midland woman died last night in Miners Hospital, Frostburg, from third-degree burns suffered while burning trash near her home. Mrs. Catherine O'Rourke, 74, wife of Isaac O'Rourke, had been burning trash collected during a housecleaning, neighbors said, when the tip of a bib-apron she was wearing caught fire. Mrs. O'Rourke, screamed, attracting the attention of Veryl Ash, proprietor of a Midland store; Everett Spiker, proprietor of a gas station there, and Carlisle Gray, a neighbor. The men attempted to beat the flames out, and told her to take the apron off. Before Mrs. O'Rourke could get the apron strings untied, her dress was in flames from the waist up, the men said. She was taken to Miners Hospital in an ambulance. Hospital attaches said Mrs. O'Rourke was badly burned about the back, arms, and especially the lower part of her face. Her hair, which was worn in plaits around her head, was burned off, attaches said. Her husband, a retired coal miner and Celanese plant employe, was away from home at the time, neighbors said. Born near Frostburg, she was a daughter of the late Christopher and Susanna (Wade) Knapp. Mrs. O'Rourke was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Midland. Surviving, besides her husband, her sister, Mrs. Stella Hanna, Westernport; four grandchildren and a great grandchild. Several nieces and nephews in Cumberland and the Georges Creek area also survive. The body will be at the Eichhorn Funeral Home, Lonaconing, tomorrow evening. A requiem mass will be celebrated Monday at 9 a. m. at St. Joseph's Church by Rev. John J. Buckley, pastor. Interment will be in Belvedere Cemetery. [courtesy of Pat Dailey]
    Person ID I32663  McKenzie Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2018 

    Father John Christopher Knapp,   b. 1840,   d. 27 Oct 1894  (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Susannah A. Wade,   b. 1 May 1847, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1930, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 27 Sep 1867  Frostburg, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F05678  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isaac Paul O'Rourke,   b. Abt 1878,   d. 1963  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F12743  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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