James Oscar Knox

Male27 October 1878–12 October 1918

Brief Life History of James Oscar

When James Oscar Knox was born on 27 October 1878, in Gallia, Ohio, United States, his father, Isaac Knox, was 28 and his mother, Margaret E. McCormick, was 21. He married Rosa Rice on 11 June 1902, in Gallia, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Raccoon Township, Gallia, Ohio, United States for about 30 years. He died on 12 October 1918, in Gallipolis, Gallia, Ohio, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in New Zion Cemetery, Madison Township, Jackson, Ohio, United States.

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James Oscar Knox
Rosa Rice
Marriage: 11 June 1902
Donivan Marion Knox
Enid Pauline Knox
Margaret Mildred Knox
Mary Gwendolyn Knox

Sources (21)

  • Oscar Knox in household of Elisha Knox, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Homer Knox, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • J. Oscar Knox, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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  • Marriage
    11 June 1902Gallia, Ohio, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 3

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 4

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 12

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English (Northumberland and Durham): from a genitive or plural form of Old English cnocc ‘round-topped hill’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived on a hilltop, or a habitational name from any of the places in Scotland and northern England named with this element, now spelled Knock, in particular one in Renfrewshire.

    Scottish: habitational name from any of the places in Scotland named with Gaelic cnoc ‘hill’, for example Knock in Renfrewshire. It is not possibly to disentangle this from the surname derived from the English etymon mentioned in 1 above.

    Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) surnames.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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