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 Harvey Allen Knowles

Harvey Allen Knowles

Birth
Stockport, Van Buren County, Iowa, USA
Death 3 Nov 1941 (aged 75)
Salem, Marion County, Oregon, USA
Burial Stockport, Van Buren County, Iowa, USA
Plot Section 1 Row 19
Memorial ID 82207249 · View Source
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Harvey Allen Knowles, eldest son of Virgil N. and Martha (Coltrane) Knowles was born near Stockport, Van Buren county, Jan 7, 1866, and passed away suddenly Monday morning, Nov. 3, 1941, at the home of his son, Ralph, in Salem, Oregon, aged 75 years, 9 months, and 27 days.

In his boyhood days, he took part with his father's family in the daily tasks of farm life, going to school whenever possible. At the age of 16 he began to learn the carpenter's trade, working with his great-uncle, William Lane.

His entire life was one of continuous building. Besides working in his home state, he also worked in Chicago, Florida, California, and Oregon. At the close of his last week of life, his tools had been placed aside only with the thought of starting the new week again.

On June 13, 1895, he was united in marriage with Miss Lida Morris at Stockport, Iowa. To this union was born two sons, Elmer R. of Stockport and Ralph A. of Salem Oregon.
Besides these he leaves two granddaughters: Mrs. Harold Gardner of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Robert Johnson of Mt. Union, Iowa; two grandsons: Gordon A. Knowles of Stockport, and Norman L. Knowles, of Salem, Oregon; one great-grandson: Gary M. Gardner, of Washington, D.C.; three brothers: Lafe and John Knowles of Stockport, and Jesse Knowles of Fairfield, Iowa; two sisters: Mrs. Eva Gregory and Mrs. Perry Wilson of Stockport, Iowa; an aged aunt, Mrs. William Coltrane of Humboldt, Kansas, and an aged uncle: Mrs. John Shelman of Salem, Iowa.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Miss Ida Ann Knowles and Mrs. Laura Jemison.
Funeral services were held at Stockport Methodist church. Rev. Walter Sieck, the minister in charge, with burial at Spencer cemetery.

The pall bearers were Edward Knowles, Lloyd Jemison, Carl Gregory, Harry Lane, Dewey Lane, A. J. Lane.


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  • Created by: Rod Morken
  • Added: 20 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 82207249
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harvey Allen Knowles (7 Jan 1866–3 Nov 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82207249, citing Spencer Cemetery, Stockport, Van Buren County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Rod Morken (contributor 47507648) .