Edith May Knowles

12 May 1884–6 March 1974 (Age 89)
Rome Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Edith May

When Edith May Knowles was born on 12 May 1884, in Rome Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States, her father, Albert W Knowles, was 30 and her mother, Jessie Estelle Smith, was 27. She married Frederick H Tag on 1 February 1906, in Rome Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, United States for about 25 years and Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1940. She died on 6 March 1974, in Pinellas, Florida, United States, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Frederick H Tag
Edith May Knowles
Marriage: 1 February 1906
Helen A Tag

Spouse and Children

1 February 1906
Rome Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States


    Helen A Tag


Parents and Siblings

    Albert W Knowles


    Jessie Estelle Smith




World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · Eatonville is Incorporated

Age 3

On August 15, 1887, the town of Eatonville was incorporated into Orange County, Florida. The town is significant for being one of the first all-black, self-governed municipalities in the country.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 24

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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)

  • Edith H Tag in household of Fred H Tag, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edith M Hag in household of Frederick H Hag, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edith Tag in household of Fred Tag, "United States Census, 1940"

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