Mary Ann Polly Knox

9 April 1855–29 July 1931 (Age 76)
Missouri Township, Burleigh, North Dakota, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Ann Polly

When Mary Ann Polly Knox was born on 9 April 1855, in Missouri Township, Burleigh, North Dakota, United States, her father, William Knox, was 39 and her mother, Elizabeth Tweddel, was 35. She married John Corless in July 1872. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870 and Gainesville, Alachua, Florida, United States in 1910. She died on 29 July 1931, in Randolph, Rich, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Randolph, Rich, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Corless
Mary Ann Polly Knox
Marriage: July 1872
Edward Corless
Sarah Ellen Corless
Mary Ann " May" Corless
Emma Josephine Corless
Rosanna Corless
Valate Elizabeth Corless
Robert Corless
Hazel Corless
Clifford Thomas Corless

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    July 1872
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Historical Boundaries: 1856: Alachua, Florida, United States
    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 20
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English (Northumberland and Durham): from a genitive or plural form of Old English cnocc ‘round-topped hill’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived on a hilltop, or a habitational name from any of the places in Scotland and northern England named with this element, now spelled Knock, in particular one in Renfrewshire.Scottish: habitational name from any of the places in Scotland named with Gaelic cnoc ‘hill’, for example Knock in Renfrewshire. It is not possibly to disentangle this from the surname derived from the English etymon mentioned in 1 above.Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) surnames.

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

    Story Highlight

    Taken from history of John Corless

    Polly Corless Always there to help in time of need or sorrow was Polly Corless. When a mother was in need of help they would hurry to get "Aunt Polly," who would take care of the children, tidy up a …

    Sources (22)

    • Mary A Knox in household of John Corless, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary Ann Knox in entry for Valate Elizabeth Ranson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Polly Carloss, "United States Census, 1900"

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