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Ellis County Capital
07 Jul 1944


Mrs. Ethel Knowles, beloved mother and friend of everyone in the Arnett community passed away at the Community Hospital at Mooreland, Oklahoma, Thursday night following an illness of many months.

Cora Ethel Knowles, daughter of Samuel and Hannah Emma Lemely, was born at Melrose, Iowa, December 29th, 1878, and passed away June 27th, 1944 at the age of 65 years, 6 months and 2 days.

Mrs. Knowles grew to womanhood in Iowa, where she was educated in the Melrose and Albia schools. Following her graduation she taught school, prior to her marriage to Elmer Charles Knowles at Melrose, on February 17th, 1904.

The couple moved to Arnett, Oklahoma, March 1st, 1904, where they established a home one-half mile west of Arnett. To this union was born four sons: Lloyd Lemley Knowles who preceded his mother in death; Pvt. Roy G. Knowles of the U. S. Army stationed at North Fort Lewis Washington; Jerry S. and Samuel J., Knowles of Arnett. The father and husband died more than 30 years ago leaving the mother with three small sons and considerable land and business interests to carry on.

Mrs. Knowles was converted at the age of 14 years and was active in church and religious work as long as her health would permit. She was a member of the Methodist church until 1910 when she placed her membership with the First Christian church in Arnett.

Besides the three sons mentioned above she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Flora Robinson


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