Frances Knyvett (1884 - 1970)

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Frances Knyvett
1884 - 1970
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December 13, 1884
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November 1970
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West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida 33401
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Frances Knyvett was born on December 13, 1884. She died in November 1970 at age 85. We know that Frances Knyvett had been residing in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida 33401.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Frances Knyvett passed away in November 1970 at age 85. She was born on December 13, 1884. There is no information about Frances's surviving family. We know that Frances Knyvett had been residing in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida 33401.

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In 1884, in the year that Frances Knyvett was born, on December 6th, the Washington Monument was completed. Building began in 1848 but was stopped because of lack of funds and also due to the Civil War. It would be dedicated in 1885. At the time of its completion, it was the tallest structure in the world.

In 1896, at the age of merely 12 years old, Frances was alive when on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

In 1944, she was 60 years old when on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1961, by the time she was 77 years old, on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

In 1970, in the year of Frances Knyvett's passing, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

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