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George Franklin Knowlton
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Birth: Jul. 28, 1901
Farmington
Davis County
Utah, USA
Death: Apr., 1987
Logan
Cache County
Utah, USA

Son of Benjamin Franklin Knowlton and Minerva Edmeresa Richards

Married Mary Brown Watkins, 29 Jul 1925, Logan, Cache, Utah

Children - Betty Jean Knowlton, Kathryn Marie Knowlton

George was born a few months after his father's death. He was named George Franklin after his mother's brother.

His mother and family moved to Salt Lake City early in 1913. After his boyhood school attendance in Farmington, George continued his elementary education at the Lafayette Schook, the East High School and LDSU. From there he attended Utah State Agricultural College at Logan, obtaining his BS degree in Entomolgy, a four year course in three years. He completed requirements for an MS degree in Entomology, his thesis dealing with the aphids of Utah.

With his master's degree, George was now equipped to continue his specialized education, being supported by teaching and scholarships. This included such training in turn at Ohio State University and University of Minnesota. In between, he began to establish his future at the Utah Agricultral College in Logan. August 1, 1925, he was appointed Assistant Entomologist for the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station and July 1, 1930, he was advanced to Associate Entomologist. In March 1932 he received his PhD degree. After completion of George's post-graduate work and their establishment of a permanent home in Logan, Mary accompanied him, as her family dutis permitted, on many of his outside assignments throughout the nation, Canada and Mexico. As time permitted Geroge attended to his religious obligations and responsibilities.

George gradually acquired more teaching and in 1943 he had 17% Extension Entomologist dues added to the program. He was loaned to the US Army Engineers, 9th Service Command to head the unit in Insect and Rodent Control. His assignment covered all army posts and stations in the eight western states. He was advanced to professor July 1, 1945.

January 1, 1914 George gave up his three way program; research, teaching and extension, becoming full time Extension and Survey Entomologist. The survey aspects were dropped June 30, 1957. Dr. Knowlton was widely known throughout the world for his work in entomology and has written many publications including scientific, news release and Extension Publications.

September, 1967, George was given the title of Professon of Entomology Emeritus and it was August 30, 1969, before the ending of his distinguished services at USU. During 1969-71 he devoted much of his energy to the study of range and desert insect ecology under the Utah State University Ecology Center appointments. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Benjamin Franklin Knowlton (1838 - 1901)
  Minerva Edmeresa Richards Knowlton (1858 - 1936)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Brown Watkins Knowlton (1904 - 1993)
 
 Siblings:
  Wilhelmina Knowlton (1865 - 1865)**
  Willard Knowlton (1865 - 1865)**
  Benjamin Franklin Knowlton (1866 - 1933)**
  Jennetta Knowlton (1868 - 1871)**
  Harriet Knowlton Miller (1870 - 1898)**
  Sydney Richards Knowlton (1873 - 1876)**
  William Hooper Knowlton (1874 - 1876)**
  Ida Knowlton Lee (1876 - 1961)**
  Heber John Knowlton (1878 - 1906)**
  George Quincy Knowlton (1880 - 1957)**
  Willard Richards Knowlton (1882 - 1884)**
  Rhoda Knowlton Mason (1883 - 1913)*
  Willard Richards Knowlton (1885 - 1938)*
  Elizabeth Knowlton Maughan (1886 - 1974)**
  Marcia Knowlton Howells (1888 - 1976)*
  Chloe Knowlton Hess (1890 - 1984)**
  Glen Afton Knowlton (1892 - 1892)*
  Ireen Knowlton Ferry (1893 - 1986)*
  Lewis Burnham Knowlton (1896 - 1976)**
  George Franklin Knowlton (1901 - 1987)
  Mary Knowlton (1901 - 1905)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Logan City Cemetery
Logan
Cache County
Utah, USA
Plot: A_ 75_ 8_ 8
 
Created by: SMSmith
Record added: Mar 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25375020
George Franklin Knowlton
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George Franklin Knowlton
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George Franklin Knowlton
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