George Walter Knox

15 December 1896–21 April 1914 (Age 17)
Colfax, Whitman, Washington, United States

The Life of George Walter

When George Walter Knox was born on 15 December 1896, in Colfax, Whitman, Washington, United States, his father, John Thomas Knox, was 35 and his mother, Emeretta Fincher, was 42. He lived in Whitman, Washington, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 21 April 1914, in Conrad, Pondera, Montana, United States, at the age of 17.

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John Thomas Knox
Emeretta Fincher
Anna Laura Knox
David Knox
Mary Elizabeth Knox
Jessie Josephine Knox
Josephine Knox
Emma Knox
George Walter Knox
Mary Rose Knox

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World Events (8)

1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 1

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 6

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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)

  • Walter Knox in household of Thomas Knox, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George W Knox in household of Thomas Knox, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Walter Knox, "Montana, Pondera County Records, 1910-2012"

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