Violet Lethe B Knox

September 1861–1926 (Age 64)
New York, United States

The Life of Violet Lethe B

When Violet Lethe B Knox was born in September 1861, in New York, United States, her father, Charles H. Knox, was 44 and her mother, Louisa B. Smith, was 39. She married John Emory Smith about 1883. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Nelson, Nelson, Madison, New York, United States in 1900. She died in 1926, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

John Emory Smith
Violet Lethe B Knox
Marriage: about 1883
Carl E Smith

Spouse and Children

about 1883


Parents and Siblings

    Charles H. Knox


    Louisa B. Smith




    William James Knox


    Charles L Knox


    John F Knox



World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 2

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 20

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.

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 (1)

  • Lettie Smith in household of Emory Smith, "United States Census, 1900"

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