John William Knowles

4 November 1852–9 December 1920 (Age 68)
Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John William

When John William Knowles was born on 4 November 1852, in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Howard Knowles, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Croft, was 22. He married Rosa Blair on 22 December 1881, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Atherton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Chesterfield, Caribou, Idaho, United States in 1900. He died on 9 December 1920, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

Photos and Memories (20)

Do you know John William? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

John William Knowles
Rosa Blair
Marriage: 22 December 1881
Leah Nora Knowles
John Albert Knowles
Clarence William Knowles
Henry Merlin Knowles
Ernest George Knowles
Franklin Chace Knowles
Rosa Knowles
Joseph Blair Knowles
Ellis Ruth Knowles
Samuel Grant Knowles
Isaac Leroy Knowles

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 December 1881Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings



    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 2
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 5
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.
    1877 · The First Stake was organized in Bountiful
    Age 25
    Thirty years after the foundation of Bountiful, the first stake was organized by Heber C. Kimball and is still functioning today with eight wards being affiliated with it.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name from Middle English knol(le) ‘knoll, hilltop’ (Old English cnoll) or from any of the many places (some lost) named with this word, for example Knowle (Devon, Dorset, Lancashire, Somerset, Warwickshire, and Yorkshire) and Knole (Kent, Sussex).Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tnúthghail (see Newell ).English: variant of Noel , often, with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

    Possible Related Names


    Story Highlight

    John Knowles

    Story by Darrin Smith Back in the late 1970s, I had the opportunity to hear Nolan P. Olsen speak in the old LDS chapel in Logan where I atten …

    Sources (29)

    • Jno W Knowles in household of Wm Knowles, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Jno. W. Knowles in entry for Victor Bernard Harrison and Ellis Ruth Knowles, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • John William Knowles, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.