Representative Edward H. Knickerbocker View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 1/8/1929
Birth Place: Cedar Rapids, IA
Birth County: Linn
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 37 (1917)
38 (1919) - 39 (1921)
Home County: Linn
Edward H. Knickerbocker
Linn County


MR. SPEAKER: Your committee appointed to prepare a memorial resolution commemorating the life, character, and public service of Edward H. Knickerbocker of Linn county, Iowa, beg leave to submit the following:

Edward H. Knickerbocker was born at Cedar Rapids, Linn county, Iowa, November 18, 1855, and died at the home of his son, Charles J., at Fairfax, Iowa, on January 8, 1929.

Mr. Knickerbocker received his education in the country schools, the Fairfax high school and Western College, all in Linn county, and was married on March 22, 1882, to Hanna M. Johnson of Delaware county, Pennsylvania, who died on June 15, 1926.

Three children were born to this union, Charles J. of Fairfax, Iowa; Sarra H., who also preceded her father in death, and Ruth M. Diserens of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

In addition to the son and daughter mentioned above, the following grandchildren survive: Ross, Bernice and William Knickerbocker of Fairfax; Robert Diserens of Cedar Rapids, and Vivian Frazier of Mobile, Alabama. He is also survived by four sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Laura Gibson, Ozark Beach, Missouri; Mrs. Ida Brown, Blaine, Washington; Mrs. Etta Ure, Denver, Colorado; Mrs. Bertha Porter, Los Angeles, California; Burton D. Knickerbocker, Chicago, Illinois, and Mark M. Knickerbocker, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Mr. Knickerbocker always followed the occupation of farming and stock raising, at one time being a large importer of Belgian and Percheron horses.

His religious affiliations were with the Congregational and later with the Methodist church. He was a member of Iowa Consistory No. 2 and El Kahir Temple, his Blue Lodge affiliations being with the lodge at Fairfax. He was also a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and the Historical Society of Iowa.

Mr. Knickerbocker was a consistent old-line Republican and was an active participant in local and state affairs, being chosen to represent his county in the Thirty-seventh, Thirty-eighth, and Thirty-ninth General Assemblies.

His public life was never questioned, as he stood at all times for what he thought was true and right, and his firmness of principle and honesty of purpose commanded the respect and admiration of all who knew him.

Therefore, Be It Resolved, That in the passing of the Honorable Edward H. Knickerbocker the state has lost a valuable and honored citizen, a man of strong character and sterling worth, and the House would tender by this resolution its sympathy to the family who survive.

Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the Journal of the House, and that the Chief Clerk be directed to send an enrolled copy to the members of his family.





Unanimously adopted April 8, 1929.