Clark County Clipper, February 9, 1928


Rev. F. D. Painton delivered the sermon for the funeral of W. L. Knox, Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home of J. A. Knox in Buffalo.  The body was taken Monday, in the Arvid T. Temple funeral coach, to the old home at Harper, Kansas, where other services were held and the body was laid away in its last resting place.  Mr. Knox passed away Saturday evening after an illness of only a few days.

William L. Knox was born in Brown County, Indiana, Nov. 22, 1848, and died in Buffalo, Okla., on January 28, 1928, age 79 years, 2 months and 5 days.

He was married on May 22, 1871, and to this union nine children were born, six of whom, and his good wife, preceded him in death.  Mrs. Knox died March 12, 1906.  Alfred Henry Knox died in Bentonville, Ark., on January 2, 1925, Ola Hiatt died January 17, 1911, and Howard Knox on March 4, 1905.  Two sons and a daughter died in infancy.  The three children who remain to mourn his departure are: Joe A. Knox, Mrs. Minnie Morgan and Ed Knox, all of Buffalo.  He is survived by twelve grandchildren, one great grandchild and many other relatives and a host of friends.

The family came west to Harper County, Kansas, in 1878, and resided there until 1903, when they moved to Harper County, Oklahoma, and this since has been their family home.

"Grandpa" Knox, as he was lovingly called by many of his friends accepted Christ at an early age and continued in that faith until his death. - Harper County Journal.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 26, 2005.

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