|Birth: ||Feb. 15, 1858|
De Kalb County
|Death: ||Jan. 23, 1890|
Henry & Sarah E (Floyd) Knott
Bertha Myra Classon (married on Dec. 19, 1883)
occupation: telegraph operator
"The death of by accident of Mr. John A Knott, which occurred on the farm of the late George Closson, three miles southeast of Pleasant Lake, Thursday, Jan 23, reminds all that "in the midst of life we are in death." He left his home in good health in the morning to engage in hauling wood, and apparently at about noon, he was on the way from the timber towards the house, probably sitting upon the load, coming down a circular road towards the lane, the front wheels, on a down grade, dropped into a hole caused by a tree having blown out of root, and without doubt caused Mr. Knott a bruised on his right eye, it is supposed that the horse on the off side kicked him, breaking his neck. There was a rise in the ground and two low stumps on either side of the road, which stopped the wagon with the hind wheels still in the hole, and when found he was under the fore part of the wagon face downward, his head between two large roots of the stump at the right of the road, and the front wheel on the off side standing on top of the roots across his neck. There was not room enough between the roots for his head and neck without causing injury, although it is concluded that life was extinct when the wheel pinned him fast. The lines were drawn down under the off end of the double trees, in front of the single trees, and fast under his bod. It was nearly three o'clock when three boys, Feagley, Mortorff and Lacy, who were out hunting, found the team standing as above indicated. They at once gave the alarm and unloaded the wood so that the body could be extricated. The scene of the accident was near three fourths of a mile from the house, and no one was nearer excepting Mr. David Trasher, who started from an adjoining field with a load of wood at the same time. He heard Mr. Knott speak to his team, perhaps as he fell, but was too far away to know of the accident. The wife and mother were prostrated at the sad news, and his parents were notified here by telegram the same evening. The news was peculiarly sad, owing to the critical health of his father, Mr. H.H. Knott. A very large gathering assembled at his funeral on Sunday. His father was unable to be present. Many friends from here, where the deceased and his wife were so well and favorably known, attended. Rev. W. O. Butler preached the discourse. The bereaved families have the sympathy of the entire community."
(Waterloo Press—30 Jan 1890)
Bertha Myra Closson Knott (1862 - 1951)*
Pleasant Lake Cemetery
Maintained by: Allison Ferris Pierce
Originally Created by: Jennifer
Record added: May 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69378624
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