Niagara County

1897 Biography - Franklin L. Knapp

Knapp, Franklin L., M. D., was born in Phelps, N. Y., September 22, 1817. His father, Rev. Liscomb Knapp, was a native of Vermont, and moved to Monroe county, N. Y., where he married Lucinda, daughter of James Gay, and in 1836 came to the town of Royalton. Franklin L. Knapp was educated in the common schools and Royalton Academy; in 1844 he entered the Geneva Medical College, from which he was graduated in 1845 and began practice at Geneva. In 1847 he came to Gasport, where he has practiced five years; in 1866 he married Phoebe M. Brownell, and they have one daughter, Mary E. Dr. Knapp was one of the pioneer physicians of homeopathy and his early years were filled with struggles and battles to introduce what he believed to be the true system of medicine.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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