Lamar Knowles

6 November 1902–29 November 1969 (Age 67)
Stockport, Van Buren, Iowa, United States

The Life of Lamar

When Lamar Knowles was born on 6 November 1902, in Stockport, Van Buren, Iowa, United States, his father, Laffayette Knowles, was 34 and his mother, Myrtle Edna Edwards, was 23. He married Wilma Haney on 17 March 1925, in Bonaparte, Van Buren, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Jackson, Cowlitz, Washington, United States in 1925 and Bonaparte, Van Buren, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 29 November 1969, in Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Bonaparte, Van Buren, Iowa, United States.

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Lamar Knowles
Wilma Haney
Marriage: 17 March 1925
Jack Knowles
Robert Knowles

Spouse and Children

17 March 1925
Bonaparte, Van Buren, Iowa, United States



    Robert Knowles


Parents and Siblings





    Beatrice Knowles


    Robert Ray Knowles


    Juanita Marie Knowles


World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1907 · Pike's Market

Age 5

Pike’s Market is one of the oldest still working farmer’s markets in the US. It is located in Seattle’s central business district, just north of Belltown , and southwest of central waterfront and Elliott Bay. One of the attractions there is the gum wall. 

Age 18

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived at the top of a hill or by a hillock, from a genitive or plural form of Middle English knoll ‘hilltop’, ‘hillock’ (Old English cnoll; see Knoll ), or habitational name from any of the many places named with this word.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tnúthghail ( see Newell ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Lemar Knowles in household of Lafe Knowles, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • La Mar Knowles in household of Edward F Voigtlander, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lanlar Knowles, "Iowa, State Census, 1905"

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