|Birth: ||Jun. 4, 1850|
|Death: ||Jun. 10, 1912|
Cherokee Sentinel, June 14, 1912, page 1:
A Good Man Gone
Jeff Knotts After a Long Sickness and Much Suffering Dies at His Home on Monday
On Monday June 10th, at 3:30 a.m., Jefferson Reese Knotts, one of our most respected and beloved citizens, passed away after a couple of months of acute suffering with dropsy. He was born June 4, 1850, in Dayton Ohio, of Quaker parents, and at the time of his death was a member of that church. He came west in 1874, and has lived most of the time since in Cherokee. About thirty years ago he married Miss Sarah Gutteridge of this city. To this union seven children were born, two of whom have passed away.
For many years he worked for the Frisco railroad as a bridge builder, and during that time a discharged employee tried to kill the boss by putting strychnine (sic) in the water keg. Mr. Knotts was the only one of the gang who took a drink before the poison was discovered and came near dying. He told a friend a few days before his death he had not seen a real well day since. That was over twenty years ago.
He leaves a wife and five children, all of whom were here at his bedside during the last few days of his life. Mr. Knotts was a quiet, unassuming gentleman, beloved and respected by his neighbors and acquaintances. For the last two years of his life he was janitor of the public school and children all loved him and were genuine mourners at his funeral. His funeral was under the auspices of the Masonic Order, held on Tuesday at the Presbyterian church by the pastor, Rev. W.J. Pools, and he was buried in the Cherokee cemetery.
Contributed by Cheryl White
Sarah Ann Gutteridge Knotts (1859 - 1930)*
Homer Knotts (1886 - 1886)*
May D Knotts (1890 - 1904)*
Mintie T Knotts Bolick (1892 - 1969)*
Minnie E Knotts Bolick (1892 - 1979)*
Algatha S Knotts (1903 - 1952)*
Maintained by: Cheryl White
Originally Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Oct 13, 2008
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