Lois Knox

11 June 1790–12 August 1842 (Age 52)
Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Lois

When Lois Knox was born on 11 June 1790, in Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, her father, David Knox, was 22 and her mother, Rebecca Cannon, was 20. She married James Nye Jr. on 22 February 1815, in Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 12 August 1842, in her hometown, at the age of 52.

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James Nye Jr.
Lois Knox
Marriage: 22 February 1815
Maria Nye
Gilbert Nye
Milo D. Nye
Justin L. Nye

Spouse and Children

22 February 1815
Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States


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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)

  • Lois H. Nye, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Lois K. Nye, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Lois Nye in entry for Mary M. Knox, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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