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Vinton Eagle; January 4, 1954
C.D. Knupp, Vinton Civic Leader, Dies
Carlton Donels Knupp

Carlton D. Knupp, 59, former Vinton mayor and one of the city's civic and business leaders for the last quarter of a century, died at his home here last night at about 10:30. He was a victim of cancer. His health had been failing for several months.

Besides serving as Vinton's mayor from 1943 to 1945, Knupp was a former president of the Greater Vinton club, a commander of the Vinton and Benton County American Legion organizations, president of the Vinton Country club, president of the Iowa and American title associations, and an official of the Vinton Lions club....

During the years he served as director and president of the Greater Vinton club (the name was later changed to the Vinton chamber of commerce), Knupp was active to promoting Vinton as a business and residential center.

He was an abstractor and conducted an insurance and loan business, operating as D. C. Knupp & Sons.

Carlton Donels Knupp was born in Benton county on Aug. 6, 1894 a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Knupp. He was educated in the Vinton high school, Tilford Collegiate academy, Western Military academy and Iowa State college. During World War I he served with the army air force.

He married Jane E. Nelson at Marengo on July 17, 1935. She survives him. His is also survived by a brother, Glenn of Whittier, Cali. The Knupp family has requested that no flowers be sent to the funeral. Instead, those who wish to do so may contribute to a memorial fund.

Funeral services will he held at the Vinton Methodist church at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Edgar E. Walker Jr. in charge. There will be military rites at the burial in Evergreen cemetery. Friends may call at the Fry-Holland Funeral home after this evening.

{Submitter comment: This is typed just as it appears in the news article, no corrections were made. No family connection to me.}

Submitted on 22-Jul-2009 by
Stacey Smith, staceyjo@netins.net

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