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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Family Time Line

Lamar Knowles
1902–1969
Wilma Haney
1905–1973
Marriage: 17 March 1925
Jack Knowles
1925–1991
Robert Knowles
1928–

Spouse and Children

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

(2)

    Male1925–1991Male

    Robert Knowles

    Male1928–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

    Male1901–1984Male

    Male1902–1969Male

    Beatrice Knowles

    Female1904–Female

    Robert Ray Knowles

    Male1907–1987Male

    Juanita Marie Knowles

    Female1918–Female

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. 
1920

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.

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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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