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Biography of Charles A. Knipe
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Charles A. Knipe, a pioneer farmer of Oklahoma, who is residing near Bartlesville, was born in Jackson county, Kansas, August 24, 1864, his parents being William and Lucy Ann (Brennan) Knipe. The father was a pioneer of Kansas and died in May, 1920, at the advanced age of ninety-two.
The mother is also deceased. Their son, Charles A. Knipe, came to Oklahoma the year before it was opened up for settlement; taking up his residence on the George Keeler farm, on Keeler creek, in Washington county, where he remained for a year and then removed to his present place of seventy-five acres, situated three and a half miles south of Bartlesville, on the Tulsa road. He cultivates a portion of this property and uses the remainder for pasture. His principal crops are wheat, oats and corn and his home is an old and substantial one, built partly of logs and standing in the midst of a fine grove of trees. His place is well improved and developed and he also has an additional tract of twenty acres a half mile north of the home farm, on which there are three producing oil wells. He is enterprising and progressive in the conduct of his farming interests and his success is well merited.
On April 19, 1891, Mr. Knipe was united in marriage to Miss Nellie Arnold, a native of this state, of Delaware and Cherokee parentage. She was educated in the Delaware Baptist School, within view of her present home. By her marriage she has become the mother of one child, Lila Ann, who is at home. Mr. Knipe has experienced all of the hardships and privations of frontier life. When he came to the state no railroads had been constructed in this part of the country and he was able to shoot prairie chickens from his doorstep. He has witnessed great changes as the work of development and up building has been carried forward, in which as an agriculturist he has borne his full share, and he is deeply interested in all that pertains to the welfare and progress of his community, his influence being at all times on the side of advancement and improvement.
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