Joseph Croft Knowles

18 July 1855–3 June 1918 (Age 62)
Little Blue Township, Adams, Nebraska, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Croft

When Joseph Croft Knowles was born on 18 July 1855, in Little Blue Township, Adams, Nebraska, United States, his father, William Howard Knowles, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Croft, was 25. He married Laura Matilda Baugh on 30 October 1876, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 3 June 1918, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Croft Knowles
Laura Matilda Baugh
Marriage: 30 October 1876
Laura Pearl Knowles
Joseph Henry Knowles
George William Knowles
Lillie Elizabeth Knowles
Kate Knowles
Ada Knowles
Etheline Knowles
LeRoy Knowles
Lester Mariner Knowles
Monida Knowles
Milton Croft Knowles
Arthur Baugh Knowles
Willard Baugh Knowles
Kenneth Baugh Knowles

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 October 1876Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Logan is Founded
    Age 4
    "\""During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \""\""Logan\""\"" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"""
    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 17
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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.

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    Story Highlight

    History of Joseph Croft Knowles by Laura Everton Wagstaff

    JOSEPH CROFT KNOWLES Joseph Croft Knowles was a pioneer to Utah in 1855. His parents William Knowles and Elizabeth Croft, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Preston, Engla …

    Sources (66)

    • Joseph C Knowles in entry for William C Knowles, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Joseph Croft Knowles, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Joseph Knowles in entry for Roosevelt M Lebaron and Relia Jean Knowles, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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