Copied from the original newspaper by Researcher E. Rowley
The Goldendale Sentinel - July 9, 1942, Pg 8
"Former Resident Drowns In Lake Near Bremerton"
Funeral services were held here Monday afternoon for Chester Knapp, 30-year-old former resident of Eastern Klickitat county,
who died in Bremerton last week. Mr. Knapp, who was employed in the Bremerton shipyards at the time of his death, died from accidental drowning while swimming after
working hours in the waters of Kitsap Lake, near Bremerton
Born in Dot, Sept. 6, 1911, Mr. Knapp attended school in Roosevelt. He was graduated from the engineering school at Washington State college and took graduate work in Illinois.
He was employed at Grand Coulee dam until this year, when he accepted his job at Bremerton.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius A. Knapp, formerly of Roosevelt; three sisters, Mrs. Flora Kelley, Bickleton; Mrs. Frances Miller, Sundale; and Miss Daisy Knapp,
of Tacoma; and four brothers, Walter, Bill and Gordon Knapp, of Okanogan and Henry Knapp, of Elbe, Wash. A sister and brother preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held from the Phillips Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. Monday with the Rev. C.J. Hall officiating. Interment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Goldendale.