Silas Knotts

17 June 1878–18 February 1954 (Age 75)
Fellowsville, Preston, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Silas

When Silas Knotts was born on 17 June 1878, in Fellowsville, Preston, West Virginia, United States, his father, Lewis Knotts, was 42 and his mother, Serene Bolyard, was 35. He married Mittie L Stevenson in 1901, in Preston, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Reno Magisterial District, Preston, West Virginia, United States for about 60 years. He died on 18 February 1954, at the age of 75, and was buried in Fellowsville, Preston, West Virginia, United States.

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Silas Knotts
Mittie L Stevenson
Marriage: 1901
Olney Knotts
Elsie Knotts
Omer Willie Knotts

Spouse and Children

Preston, West Virginia, United States


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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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Knott .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Silas Knotts, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Silas Knotts, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Silas Knotts, "United States Census, 1930"

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