Lenore A Knowles

14 September 1904–6 August 2002 (Age 97)
Ely, Linn, Iowa, United States

The Life of Lenore A

Lenore A Knowles was born on 14 September 1904, in Ely, Linn, Iowa, United States as the daughter of Patrick Knowles and Catherine O'Hare. She married Robert B. Ebersole in 1932, in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States. She lived in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 6 August 2002, in McCook Lake, Union, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 97.

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Robert B. Ebersole
Lenore A Knowles
Marriage: 1932

Spouse and Children

    Robert B. Ebersole



Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Catherine O'Hare




    Mary Knowles



World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 9

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 27

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived at the top of a hill or by a hillock, from a genitive or plural form of Middle English knoll ‘hilltop’, ‘hillock’ (Old English cnoll; see Knoll ), or habitational name from any of the many places named with this word.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tnúthghail ( see Newell ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lenor Knowles in household of Patrick Knowles, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Leonore Knowles in household of Pat Knowles, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lenore Knowles in household of Patrick Knowles, "United States Census, 1930"

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