John Rufus Knowlton Sr.

Brief Life History of John Rufus

When John Rufus Knowlton Sr. was born on 13 June 1904, in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States, his father, Rufus Edgar Knowlton, was 48 and his mother, Nancy "Nannie" Rossman, was 39. He had at least 4 sons and 3 daughters with Eula Aline Goodwin. He lived in Justice Precinct 2, Bexar, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 2 October 2000, in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Mission Burial Park North, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States.

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John Rufus Knowlton Sr.
Eula Aline Goodwin
Johny "Johnny" Rufus Knowlton Jr.
Lillian Aline Knowlton
Opal Lee Knowlton
Herbert Hoover Knowlton
Mary Loraine Knowlton
George Leslie Knowlton
Virgil Keefe Knowlton

Sources (20)

  • John Knowlton, "United States 1950 Census"
  • John Rufus Knowlton, "Texas Death Index, 1903-2000"
  • Johnny Knowlton in entry for Johnny Knowlton, "Texas, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

World Events (8)

1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

1906 · Saving Food Labels

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.


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English (Hampshire): habitational name from either of two places so named, one in Dorset and the other in Kent. Both are named from Old English cnoll ‘knoll, hilltop’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

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

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