Dorothy Knox

22 September 1845–22 December 1926 (Age 81)
Hilton, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Dorothy

When Dorothy Knox was born on 22 September 1845, in Hilton, Durham, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Knox, was 30 and her mother, Elizabeth Tweddel, was 26. She married John Corless on 11 February 1862, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 9 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 22 December 1926, in Randolph, Rich, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Randolph, Rich, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Corless
Dorothy Knox
Marriage: 11 February 1862
Elizabeth Jane Corless
John Corless Jr.
Dorothy Corless
Katherine Corless
Alice Corless
Margaret Anne Corless
Hannah Corless
Charlotta Etta Corless
William Thomas Corless
Amy Matilda Corless
Richard Bert Corless
Bertha Corless
Lawrence Corless

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 February 1862Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 2
    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 22
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    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


    BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN CORLESS Written by Granddaughter Grace Wilson Norris John Corless was th …

    Sources (40)

    • Dorathy Corless in household of John Corless, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Dorothy Knox in entry for William Horsley and Margrete Annie Corless Harris, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940" m 19 Apr 1927
    • Dorothy in entry for William Thomas Corless, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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