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Howard Gustave Kneessi
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Birth: Jul. 9, 1888
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: Jan. 28, 1922
District Of Columbia, USA

Renown as a businessman in D.C. in the early 1900s. The Dodge Brothers(now Chrysler) had said at one time (before 1922)that per capita, Washington, D.C. was the largest market for their cars in the U.S. This was largely Howards doing as he convinced his firm (Semmes)to add a new then unknown brand (Dodge) to go with the already successful line of Hudson cars. Sadly, Howards life was cut short by a freak snowstorm. The Knickerbocker Theatre roof collapsed and there was a big controversy then. Many folks were killed in what appears to have been several construction-related issues said to have the cause of the roof collapse.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Gustave Adolphus Kneessi (1854 - 1931)
  Marion Kneessi (1858 - 1939)
 
 Spouse:
  Kathryn Cornelia Dodge Kneessi (1887 - 1970)
 
 Children:
  Donald Dodge Kneessi (1913 - 1976)*
 
 Siblings:
  Edward Lewis Kneessi (1875 - 1962)*
  Grace Alice Kneessi Somervell (1877 - 1977)*
  Walter W. Kneessi (1882 - 1956)*
  Howard Gustave Kneessi (1888 - 1922)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Howard is entombed in the Kneessi family crypt
 
Burial:
Glenwood Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Section S, Lot 17, Crypt 2
 
Created by: Fred Sanford
Record added: Sep 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29762103
Howard Gustave Kneessi
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Howard Gustave Kneessi
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In your memory, and that of all those who died in the Knickerbocker Theatre Disaster on January 28, 1922. Rest in Peace.
- Debbie Chambers
 Added: Aug. 5, 2015
Leading the way so many years ago...
- Mopar Madman
 Added: Oct. 17, 2013
 
 
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