James Oscar Knox

27 October 1878–12 October 1918 (Age 39)
Gallia, Ohio, United States

The Life 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 20. He married Rosa Rice on 11 June 1902. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Raccoon Township, Gallia, Ohio, United States in 1910. He died on 12 October 1918, in Gallipolis, Gallia, Ohio, United States, at the age of 39.

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

Spouse and Children

11 June 1902
Of,, Gallia, Ohio


    Donivan Marion Knox



    Margaret Mildred Knox


    Gwendolyn Knox


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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

1 Scottish, northern English, and northern Irish: from a genitive or plural form of Old English cnocc ‘roundtopped hill’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived on a hilltop, or a habitational name from one of the places in Scotland and northern England named with this element, now spelled Knock, in particular one in Renfrewshire.2 The surname is also borne by eastern Ashkenazic Jews as an Americanized form of one or more likesounding Jewish surnames.

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

Sources (3)

  • Oscor Knox, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James Knox in entry for John F Stiffler and Enid Knox, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • James O. Knox in entry for Knox, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"

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