|Birth: ||Oct. 14, 1878|
North Lanarkshire, Scotland
|Death: ||May 22, 1956|
A SPECIAL THANKS OF APPRECIATION TO M. RICHARDS FOR SPONSORING GRANDMOTHER RACHEL. TRUE FRIENDS ARE WORTH MORE THAN GOLD!
THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY GRANDMOTHER RACHEL. SHE WAS A WOMAN OF STRONG FAITH AND LOVE FOR ALL MANKIND. YOUR TRIBUTES THAT HONOR HER LIFE ARE A JOY AND BLESSING TO ME AND HER FAMILY.
Rachel Knox was born on 14th October 1878 at Myrtle Bank (her home) Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. Her parents were Jane Gentleman Knox and Walter Knox. (Taken from her original Scottish Birth Certificate)
Her father died when Rachel was only three months old. She was raised by her mother and sisters. Her father figure was her brother, Sir James Knox of Airdrie, Scotland.
Rachel grew up in Scotland and worked with her brother for a short time at the Airdrie Savings Bank, the only privately owned bank still in existence is Airdrie, Scotland today! In 2010, the Airdrie Savings Bank celebrated their 175th Anniversary.
Rachel Knox married Thomas Brown Clyde on the 12th of March 1907 at Rothiemurchus, Arthur Avenue, Airdrie, Scotland (her family home at that time) Taken from original Scottish Marriage Records.
Rachel left Glasgow, Scotland on the vessel Corinthian and arrived in the Port of Nova Scotia on the 30th of March 1907 with her new husband, Tom. Taken from Canadian Passenger Lists.
Rachel made many trips back to Scotland to visit family and friends. She was the youngest of 8 girls. Her sisters, Jean Knox and Margaret Knox (married to Tom's brother--John Clyde) settled in the United States later.
When her brother, Sir James, was knighted by King George V, Rachel received much newspaper coverage relating to the event. She had a letter from Sir James describing the event in detail.
Her son, John Joseph Clyde, was killed during fighting in Luzon, Phillipines during World War II and is buried in the military cemetery in Manila.
Rachel and Tom loved to travel and explore the United States their new home land.
I recall her strong Scottish accent, her smile whenever I was around and her good sense of humor.
I miss you, Grandmother!
Walter Knox (1833 - 1878)
Jane Gentleman Russell Knox (1833 - 1925)
Thomas Brown Clyde (1882 - 1951)
Walter Alexander Russell Clyde (1912 - 1988)*
John Joseph Clyde (1915 - 1945)*
James Knox (1862 - 1938)**
Elizabeth Knox Shaw (1866 - 1947)*
Isabella W. Knox (1868 - 1957)*
Robina Knox (1870 - 1878)*
Jean Gentleman Knox Cairns (1871 - 1955)*
Mary Knox Macfarlane (1872 - 1936)*
Margaret Knox Clyde (1876 - 1953)*
Rachel Knox Clyde (1878 - 1956)
Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens
Created by: Cari
Record added: Jun 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92057615