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Frank Knox, William T. Knox

Margaret, 30 David, 3 and Agnes eleven months were on the Cambria, arriving August 25, 1870 from Glasgow.

In 1880 Allegany County, Maryland Thomas Wilson is 37, Margaret 40.  They have David 13, Agnes 10, and Margaret 6.

In 1880 a Frank Knox, 22, is in Peoria County, Illinois with parents Joseph and Mary.  They had been there in 1860, too. 

In 1885 Seward County, Nebraska, Joseph 62 and Mry 57 with sons Frank 27 and Charles 20

Frank, 30, married Agnes Wilson, 19, in Yuma (then Washington County) July 1, 1888..  Thos Wilson and M. Wilson standing, and W.T Knox and James A. McKinney witnesses.  Performed by J.D. Burr

They were back in Henderson County, Illinois in 1900, with Agnes saying she was born June 1868 in Scotland, immigrating in 1869.

Frank Knox, a prominent farmer living near Forest Grove (Oregon), died at Denton, Montana Monday. He had gone to Montana with his son, Roy, two weeks ago for his health.

Mr. Knox was born at Williamsfield, Illinois on October 2, 1857 and married Miss Agnes Wilson at Yuma, Colorado July 1, 1888. They came to Washington County  (Oregon) in 1905.

Surviving besides his widow are nine children: Roy, Paul, Frank, Joe, Robert, Blair, Harold, Laura and Owen, all at home.

[Hillsboro Argus, 29 Apr 1915] 

Agnes, 71, is living with son Le Roy and his wife Agnes I in Fergus County Montana.    She died there July 8, 1942.

   Photos from the Knox family

In 1900 Leavenworth County, Kansas there's an Aletha Knox, saleslady in a store, born April 1882 in Nebraska (parents in Nebraska, too, which can't be so) 

In 1900 Washington County Kansas Archie Knox ,born January 1885 iin Nebraska of a father born in Ohio, mother Wisconsin, is a servant.

In 1905 Leavenworth County Archie 19, Arlepha 24, and Eva 22 Knox are all togehter.

Frank cash-claimed a quarter three miles east of Yuma in 1890, and William a mile east of him in 1891.


Because they claimed land very close in time and distance, and W.T. and Margaret stood up at Frank's wedding, they must have been related.

In 1900 Washington County, Kansas William Knox, born November 1854 in Ohio, Melissa February 1858 in Wisconsin, have Eva April 1883 Nebraska, and Leonard May 1893 Nebraska.

1906 Wray "W.T. Knox was a Yuma visitor Tuesday.

1908 "Mrs. Will Knox of Yuma was in this city (Wray) Friday of last week and left that evening for Grand Island, Nebraska, to visit her mother, who is quite ill."

1908 "C.D. Knox of College View, Neb., visited this week at the home of his brother, W.T. Knox."

1909 "Chas. O. Knox, of Lincoln, Nebraska was in Wray Wednesday looking after some interests he has in the county.  Mr. Knox was just returning from a visit with his brother near Yuma..."
 1912 "W.T. Knox, of near Yuma, was in our neighborhood (Eckley) Wednesday."

The 1910 census has William T. Knox, 57, Ohio, married to Melissa L. 52, Wisconsin, five children, all living.  One is Leonard L. son, 16, Nebraska

1913 William T. Knox, Edward B. Clark, John S. Gardner, all of Yuma, and Charles F. Shea of Wray were witnesses for the claim of Mary A. Askeland of Eckley.

William and Melissa are in Yuma in 1920 (on the line above my great-aunt - who lived on West Hoagd my greati-grandmother.)
In 1922 he owned a quarter a mile north of Schamm, in addition to his quarter on the railroad track.  His residence was right next tot the railroad.

William is widowed in 1930 Yuma.

The Yuma cemetery

Knox Melissa I. 1921 New Addition 40
Knox William Taylor 1935 New Addition 40

Leonard lived in Yuma in 1920, Denver in 1927, and died February 7, 1969

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