LOVE & MARRIAGE

Updated 3/5/10

NOVEMBER 9, 1886

Here are some newly discovered items from the Library of Congress' Newspaper Digitization Project

Just A Couple Of Kids

Louise Carlile Mauran & her cousin Frank Mauran Lawrence were both 45 when they tied the knot for the first time. "Knappsters" know that J.F. "Dodi" Knapp bought his Mastic (Beach) mansion and estate from Frank & Louise in October of 1916.

The Second Time Around For Both

Elizabeth McIlwaine & J. P. Knapp got married in Sioux Falls in October 1905. Why Sioux Falls South Dakota and not Niagra Falls? Perhaps because that is where Sylvia divorced J. P. in 1903??

LOVE ME LOVE MY DOG!

LOOK WHO'S HERE !

YOU CAN SEE AN ALTERNATE PERFECT PORTRAIT OF

ELIZABETH & FRIEND FROM THIS PHOTO SESSION HERE

Just The Facts : Her Only Son Archie McIlwaine Went To YALE !

IN 1910 BOTH SYLVIA & ELIZABETH WERE STILL IN NY CITY AND BOTH USED MRS. JOSEPH PALMER KNAPP WHICH COULD CAUSE CONFUSION SOMETIMES IN NEWSPAPER ARTICLES ABOUT WHICH MRS . J . P. KNAPP THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT.

PHOTOS OF SYLVIA KNAPP ARE BEYOND RARE. I HAVE ONLY SEEN TWO. HER PASSPORT PHOTO 1923 AT AGE 59 AND A BAD NEWSPAPER PHOTO OF HER THAT IS LOCATED HERE ALONG WITH MUCH LARGER ARTICLES ABOUT THE BREAKUP OF HER MARRIAGE.

SEEING A SECOND PHOTO OF ELIZABETH WAS QUITE A SURPRISE, BUT THE REAL BIG SURPRISE FOR ME FROM THIS GROUP OF FINDS, WAS THIS NEXT ARTICLE .........

NOW THIS WAS NEWS TO ME !!

I HAD NEVER HEARD OF SYLVIA EVER
REMARRYING AND
THOUGHT TO MYSELF

IT MUST OF BEEN A VERY BRIEF MARRIAGE

I soon found out how brief

THE BELLCLAIRE AT 77th & BROADWAY WAS JUST A STONES THROW
FROM BOTH THEIR HOUSES,
I HOPE THEY REMAINED GOOD FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS

JOSEPH WAS AT #62 & SYLVIA WAS LIVING AT 116 RIVERSIDE DR. JUST 5 SHORT BLOCKS APART

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Time for a little music from the Chairman Of The Board

CLICK UP YOUR HEELS & YOUR MOUSE & FIRE UP THE WURLITZER

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