The Ambler Gazette
22 November 1917 (page 1, column 2)
DR. KNAPP LAID AT REST.
Lower Gwynedd's Aged Practitioner Passes Away.
Was Actively Engaged in Practice for 61 Years Descended from English Stock Who Settled in New England in 1632.
Moses Rudolph Knapp, M.D., an aged resident and general practitioner, died, after a lingering illness, at his home, near Friends' Corner, Gwynedd, at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, in the 88th year of his age.
The deceased was born at Centre county, Pennsylvania, on Nov. 2, 1839, and removed with his parents to Montgomery Square, Montgomery county, at the age of five years.
At the age of 19 he commenced the study of his profession under the late Dr. John L. Foulke, of Gwynedd, and was graduated in medicine at the Philadelphia Medical college in 1854. For a period of 18 months he practiced medicine near Columbia, South Carolina.
In the year 1857, Dr. Foulke retiring, Dr. Knapp took the former's practice at Gwynedd and continued actively in the same until November, 1915, when his health failed. His active professional work covered a period of 61 years.
Dr. Knapp was a descendant of an old Colonial family which originally came from Suffolk, England, and settled in New England in 1632.
He was the fourth son of Abram Phelps Knapp and Mary Worrell Knapp and grandson of Captain Abijah Knapp, who, together with many of his name and generation, served through the war of the Revolution.
For many years the deceased was a member and vestryman of the Church of the Messiah at Gwynedd.
Dr. Knapp is survived by a widow, who was Annie Acuff, of Gwynedd; one son, Kenneth R., who is connected with the United Gas Improvement company, Philadelphia, and one grandson, also by a brother, Charles S. Knapp, and a sister, who reside at the homestead near Montgomery Square.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the home of the deceased at Gwynedd, and interment was made in Laurel Hill cemetery.
Annie Rhoads Acuff Knapp
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