Erleen Knox

31 October 1936–14 December 1994 (Age 58)
Richmond, Georgia, United States

The Life of Erleen

When Erleen Knox was born on 31 October 1936, in Richmond, Georgia, United States, her father, Wallace Thomas Knox, was 38 and her mother, Lillie Mae Cushman, was 33. She lived in District 120, Richmond, Georgia, United States in 1940. She died on 14 December 1994, in Richmond, Georgia, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Augusta, Richmond, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Symthe Howard Bell
1930–2009
Erleen Knox
1936–1994

Spouse and Children

    Symthe Howard Bell

    Male1930–2009Male

    Female1936–1994Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

    Bertha Mae Knox

    Female1921–1978Female

    Ruth Hopkins

    Female1930–Female

    Female1936–1994Female

World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 1

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1942 · Germans Sink Ships Near St. Simons Island

Age 6

Lights from homes along the coast of St. Simons Island provided a clear view of the SS Oklahoma for German U-boat Captain Reinhard Hardegen on April 8, 1942. A German torpedo was fired at the SS Oklahoma shortly after midnight. An hour later, a second torpedo was fired at the oil tanker Esso Baton Rouge. Both ships sunk and the attacks left 22 seamen dead. After the incident, residents of the Golden Isles panicked over concern of a German Invasion of the coast and were stringently observant of a nighttime blackout.  
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 19

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

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 (2)

  • Erline Knox in household of Wallace Knox, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Erleen Knox Bell, "Find A Grave Index"

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