I want to know where and when my Great Grand Aunt Ella Candace (Church) Knapp died and also info on her daughter?

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Her husband Arthur Knapp died in Mendocino, California area (Ukiah) in Feb. 1907 and she was listed as handling his estate. In the death notice it mentions that they had a daughter also, which we didn't know of. He died of 'blood poisoning' and was ill and died in just a few days.  She was from Iowa and was born in Illinois in 1859.  Her maiden name was Church. She and her sister Emma (my great grandmother) married Knapp brothers.  Emma and husband George H ended up in WA state and Ella and Arthur in California.  After he died in 1907 we have no further info on what happened to her and have looked in Ancestry, FindAGrave, and googled endlessly.
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Don't know if this is her, but, if so, may explain why you haven't been able to find her. From newspaperarchive.com-

The Ukiah Democrat, Aug 21, 1908, reports: "John Eglin, the well-known wholesale meat man, and Mrs. Ella C. Knapp were joined in the holy bond of matrimony Wednesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Dodge [of Mendocino]."

(Ukiah, CA) Dispatch-Democrat, Fri, Feb 22, 1924. MENDOCINO NOTES: John Eglin passed away at his home near Littleriver February 13. He was a native of Sutton on the Forst, Yorkshire, England, and was born April 22, 1838.. came to Mendocino Nov 1893.. purchased ranch south of Littleriver.. leaves a wife [unnamed] and four children, [among them] Mark A Eglin of Caspar. etc.

Ukiah Democrat, May 23, 1924: Ella C Eglin transferred a quitclaim deed to Mark A Eglin, dated Mar 27, 1924.

Ukiah Republican Press Wednesday, August 06, 1924, Ukiah, California: WANTED - Work by either hour, day of month. Address Mrs. Ella Eglin, care Peter Rudd.


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I see now that her daughter was Winnie Knapp and was born in 1900, about, according to a census.  Then after that I see nothing.

Would you be able to see the newspaper article that told about Arthur Knapp's sudden death?  It was in the 8 Feb 1907 Dispatch-Democrat newspaper.  I can only access the OCR version which is muddled.
Dispatch Democrat Feb 8, 1907. p 2.

Middle Coast Happenings (from the Beacon.)

In the death of Arthur Knapp, which occurred at his home Wednesday, the community has lost a good citizen and the wife and daughter a faithful and true husband and father.  Those acquainted with the deceased were grieved to learn of his death as it was rather sudden, he having been sick but a very few days.  Mr. Milliken pronounced his malady blood poisoning from which he had had some trouble, but his most intimate neightbors did not realize he so near to death's door.

Ukiah Republican Press, Feb 8, 1907, has only:

Arthur Knapp, a prominent resident of Mendocino, passed away at his home in this city last week.

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