John James Knox

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John James Knox

  • Birth 22 May 1884 USA
  • Death 27 Jan 1919 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Sec. 33 Range 12 Lot 50 Grave 2 Depth 10
  • Memorial ID 36558342

Policeman John J. Knox
Philadelphia Police Department
Pennsylvania
End of Watch: Monday, January 27, 1919

Biographical Info
Age: 38
Tour of Duty: Appointed as Patrolman on January 20, 1912.
Badge Number: 11
Unit of assignment: 8th District

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Monday, January 27, 1919
Weapon Used: Handgun
Suspect Info: Not available

Policeman Knox and Policeman George R. Dingwall were shot and killed in a shootout with a man who had shot up the Philadelphia Rapid Transit power shops at 13th and Mt. Vernon streets, then emptied two pistols at his pursuers before being clubbed unconscious. Policeman Knox was an eight-year veteran.

Officer Knox was married to Catherine Naulty on May 16, 1905. His father was John Owen Knox (1849 - 1898). His wife lived from April 10, 1888 to 1936 and died in South Jersey. Their son Edward Joseph Knox lived from 1909 to 1952. He married Frances Marie Wood (1911 - 1990) at Corpus Christi Church in Philadelphia. The couple had three children.

Officer Knox was interred January 29, 1919.

Sources:
1. The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc. http://www.odmp.org/officer/7648-policeman-john-j.-knox
2. Ancestry.com
3. First Annual Message of Rudolph Blankenberg, Mayor of the City of Philadelphia. Vol. 1 (1912), page 581.
4. Holy Cross Cemetery


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  • Created by: Researcher
  • Added: 30 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36558342
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John James Knox (22 May 1884–27 Jan 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36558342, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Researcher (contributor 46902961) .