A One-Name Study
for the BARNUM/BARNHAM Surname
Notes for Charlotte L. KNAPP
Charlotte led an extremely interesting life. The following is copied
from her obituary in the Danbury newspaper, 23 Nov 1937: Obituary.
Miss Charlotte L. Knapp. The death of Miss Charlotte L. Knapp,
formerly of New Fairfield, occurred in New York City Sunday in her
85th year. She was born in New Fairfield, a daughter of the late Enoch
and Rachel Barnum Knapp, who were descendants of pioneer families of
Fairfield County. She went to New York City when a young woman to
study art, and later studied in Paris and Italy. Returning to New York
she opened a studio and copied famous paintings in the Metropolitan
Art Museum in the New York Public Library, becoming a copyist of note.
She was a member of the Broadway Tabernacle and was a devout
Christian. Her interest outside of art was in family histories and she
did a great deal of research work. Through her efforts a record of the
old stones in the New Fairfield Congregational Cemetery was placed in
the library at Hartford. Miss Knapp is survived by a brother, Isaac F.
Knapp, of Whittier, Cal, who is now visiting in Bethel; three nephews,
Frederick W. Knapp of Whittier, E. Floyd Wood of Bethel, Frederick
Wood of Redding, and Everett Brush of Albany; several grand nieces and
nephews, and three great great nephews. The funeral will be held at
the Congregational Church in New Fairfield tomorrow afternoon at 2
o'clock with Rev. Read Chatterton, pastor of the church officiating.
Burial will be in the Congregational cemetery, New Fairfield.
The date was taken from her obituary, published in the Danbury
newspaper, 23 Nov 1937.
In the New Fairfield or Town Center Cemetery, the oldest existing
cemetery in the town of New Fairfield. It is located on the east side
of Brush Hill Road (Route 39) across from the Town Hall and the former
location of the Congregational Church.
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