Melva Knowlton

28 August 1899–2 August 1956 (Age 56)
Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States

The Life of Melva

When Melva Knowlton was born on 28 August 1899, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Knowlton Jr, was 32 and her mother, Sarah Lavina Clark, was 32. She married Joseph Leland Kinghorn on 2 May 1921, in Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States. She lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and Watsonville Judicial Township, Santa Cruz, California, United States in 1940. She died on 2 August 1956, in Monterey, California, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Farmington City Cemetery, Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel John Gallagher
Melva Knowlton
Marriage: 6 November 1925
Samuel John Gallagher Jr
James Knowlton Gallagher

Spouse and Children

6 November 1925
Weber, Utah, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1907 · First drug store

Age 8

Walter Ramptom Jr. opened Farmington's first drug store, Rampton Drug.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 17

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Melva Gallagher in household of Samuel J Gallagher, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Melva K Gallagher in household of Samuel J Gallagher, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Melva Knowlton in household of Sarah C Knowlton, "United States Census, 1920"

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