Mary Selinda Knox

1858–12 October 1937 (Age 79)
Louisiana, United States

The Life of Mary Selinda

When Mary Selinda Knox was born in 1858, in Louisiana, United States, her father, William Green Knox, was 28 and her mother, Nancy E Edwards, was 28. She lived in Claiborne, Louisiana, United States in 1880 and Pollock, Grant, Louisiana, United States in 1910. She died on 12 October 1937, in Grant, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 79.

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William Green Knox
Nancy E Edwards
William Green N. Knox
Frances Elizabeth Jane Knox
Mary Selinda Knox
Nancy Theodocia Or Doshie Knox
Christian Virginia Knox

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World Events (8)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Louisiana Is Readmitted Into the Union

Age 10

Louisiana was readmitted into the Union.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 23

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, northern English, and northern Irish: from a genitive or plural form of Old English cnocc ‘roundtopped hill’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived on a hilltop, or a habitational name from one of the places in Scotland and northern England named with this element, now spelled Knock, in particular one in Renfrewshire.2 The surname is also borne by eastern Ashkenazic Jews as an Americanized form of one or more likesounding Jewish surnames.

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

Sources (3)

  • M S Knox in household of L T Edwards, "United States Census, 1910"
  • M S Knox in household of W G Knox, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Salinda Knox in household of Nancy Hart, "United States Census, 1880"

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