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.
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.