Marie Mitchell Knox

19 February 1879–7 October 1953 (Age 74)
Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States

The Life of Marie Mitchell

When Marie Mitchell Knox was born on 19 February 1879, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, her father, John J Knox, was 48 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Monteith, was 28. She married Howard Worth Wicks on 23 September 1903, in Martin, Allegan, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Martin Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States in 1900. She died on 7 October 1953, in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Mountain Home Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Howard Worth Wicks
1882–1936
Marie Mitchell Knox
1879–1953
Marriage: 23 September 1903
Knox W Wicks
1906–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 September 1903
Martin, Allegan, Michigan, United States
children

(1)

    Knox W Wicks

    Male1906–Male

Parents and Siblings

    John J Knox

    Male1831–1916Male

    Mary Elizabeth Monteith

    Female1850–1924Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

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.
1881 · Hudson's

Age 2

Clothing merchant Joseph Lowthian Hudson opened his first store inside the Detroit Opera House on April 2, 1881. Hudson was very successful with his small store and was able to move to a larger location on Woodward Avenue, far outside what was then the commercial district. Hudson's continued to grow until it became the tallest department store in the world. Hudson's 2,124,316 square foot store filled 32 floors, had 51 elevators, 48 escalators, 705 fitting rooms, and served over 16,000 meals a day.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 21

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Marie M Wicks in household of Howard W Wicks, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Marie N Wicks in household of Howard W Wicks, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Knox in household of John J Knox, "United States Census, 1880"

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