John M Knapp D D S
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/12/2010 at 13:51:47
Dentistry may be said to be almost unique among occupations, as it is at once a profession, a trade and a busiess. Such being the case it follows that in order to attain the highest success in it one must be thorooughly conversant with the theory of the art, must be expert with the many tools and appliances incidential to the practice of modern dentistry and must possess business qualifications adequate to dealing with the financial side of the profession. In all of these particulars, Dr John M Knapp is well qualified and therefore has attained prestige among the able representatives of dentistry in Boone county. He has followed the profession in Boone for the past six yers and is a young practitioner of undoubted skill and ability. His birth occurred in Vinton, Benton county, Iowa, on April 16, 1885, his parents being George Redmond and Dora (Denman) Knapp, the former a native of Pennsylvania and the latter of Iowa. To Mr and Mrs G R Knapp were born six children, as follows: Grace, who gave her hand in marriage to E M Gunther, of Boone, Iowa, George E a resident of Washington, D C, Elsie, deceased, Anna who is the wife of Russell Shreeves, of Keystone, Iowa, John M of this review and Esther at home.
John M Knapp was graduated from the Vinton high school in 1904 and subsequently worked for a short time in his father's office. He also spent a brief period as deputy recorder and later entered the dental department of the State University of Iowa at Iowa city, being graduated from there in 1908. It was his intention to locate for practice in the West, but he first visited his sister in Boone and was so attracted by the town and its opportunities that he bought out Dr T B Hollenbeck and has remained there continuously since. The wisdom of his choice of a location is indicated in the large and lucrative practice which is accorded him, for his skill is widely recognized and constantly called in requistion.
On June 7, 1911, Dr Knapp was united in marriage to Miss Belle Ray, a native of Vinton, Iowa. He is a republican in politics and supports the Presbyterian church, while fraternally he is identified with the Masons and the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. In both professional and social circles of his community he is popular and highly respected.
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