Celia Knowlton

3 October 1887–
Polkton Township, Ottawa, Michigan, United States

The Life of Celia

When Celia Knowlton was born on 3 October 1887, in Polkton Township, Ottawa, Michigan, United States, her father, Enos D. Knowlton, was 34 and her mother, Cynthia Rebecca Hosma, was 34.

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Enos D. Knowlton
Cynthia Rebecca Hosma
Mary Viola Knowlton
Manly Knowlton
William Knowlton
Celia Knowlton
Bessie L. Knowlton
Celia Knowlton

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World Events (3)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 3

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 16

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places so named, one in Dorset and the other in Kent. Both are named in Old English as ‘the settlement (tūn) by the hilltop (cnoll)’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Celia Knowlton, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Celia Knowlton, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
  • Celia Knowlton, "Michigan Births and Christenings, 1775-1995"

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