John Wesley Knott

Brief Life History of John Wesley

When John Wesley Knott was born on 26 October 1874, in Clinton, Illinois, United States, his father, Charles Knott, was 34 and his mother, Helene Sophia Seghtner, was 29. He married Annie Irene Joplin on 24 July 1904, in Irishtown Township, Clinton, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Irishtown Township, Clinton, Illinois, United States for about 20 years and Keyesport, Clinton, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 4 August 1943, in Greenville, Bond, Illinois, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Mckendree Chapel Cemetery, Keyesport Landing, Bond, Illinois, United States.

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John Wesley Knott
Annie Irene Joplin
Marriage: 24 July 1904
Bertha Ellen Knutt
Herbert Knutt
John H Knott
Mannie Knott
Daniel Henry Knutt
Josephine Vivian Knutt
Irene Velma Knutt
Anna Marie Knutt

Sources (18)

  • John Shnott, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Wesley Knutt, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • John Knott, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

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.

1877 · The First Workers Strike

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Knotte, from knotte ‘knot’, related to, possibly confused with, but not historically identical with Cnut (Old Norse Knútr, Knut, originally a nickname from Old Norse knútr ‘knot’), found Latinized as Canutus.

German: variant of Knoth .

English: nickname, perhaps for a short, thick-set person, or for a person with a prominent tumour, wart, or boil, from a transferred use of Middle English knot(te) ‘hard or firm mass, such as that formed by a knot tied in a string’.

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

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