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Thomas Knott
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Birth: Jan. 26, 1826
Quebec, Canada
Death: Sep. 17, 1905
Scott County
Minnesota, USA

From the Jordan Independent, 21 Sep 1905, p. 7
The death of Thos. Knott occurred at the American House Sunday night his passing away being largely due to infirmities incident to advanced age. Mr. Knott had made the hotel above mentioned his home during the past few years; it was only during the last few months that his faculties lost any of their bright keenness. He was nearly 80 years of age. He was born in Quebec province, Canada, in 1826, came to Minnesota in 1856, settling in what is now the township of San Francisco. He resided there for eight years, during which time he participated in the organization of the township and was its first assessor. He served a year and a half in the civil war, being a member of the 2nd Minn. Vols. In 1864 he removed to St. Lawrence township, buying a farm of 160 acres, upon which he resided until 1898 when his family being all grown up and scattered, he removed to Jordan to reside. He was for a number of years assessor of St. Lawrence township and later a municipal justice in this city. Four sons and two daughters survive him. The sons are George, Henry, Walter and William, the first mentioned being a resident of Bemidji and the second at St. James. The daughters are Mrs. C.H. Janisch of Fairmont and Mrs. Rolly Walter of Delano. Mr. Knott was a thoroughly upright and conscientious man, strictly honorable in his dealings with his fellow man. He was a member of no church and was an agnostic in his belief. His funeral, which was held at Spirit Hill Cemetery at 2 p.m. Tuesday, was different from the ordinary in that there was no clergyman officiating and no rites performed, undertaker Strait having entire charge. It was unique in the further fact that Mr. Knott had prepared his funeral discourse himself and had made arrangements with Chas. E. Morrell to read it at the grave. It was a reiteration of the views he had entertained on the subject of a future life, and a contented and pleasing farewell to his friends. 
Family links: 
  John Edward Knott (1849 - 1885)*
  George A Knott (1857 - 1949)*
  Henry A Knott (1859 - 1937)*
  Walter Knott (1866 - 1945)*
*Calculated relationship
Spirit Hill Cemetery
Scott County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: Gregory Park
Record added: Nov 12, 2008
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Thomas Knott
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