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Daniel Stowe Knox

DANIEL STOWE KNOX, postmaster, Tionesta, was born in Windsor, Broome Co., N. Y., November 8, 1831, and is a son of William and Almira (Stowe) Knox; he was reared in his native town until fifteen years of age, when he moved to what is now Kingsley township, Forest Co., Penn., where he attended school for a year. He then engaged in lumbering, in Clarion and Forest counties, Penn., until the breaking out of the war of the Rebellion, and in September, 18th, went to the front as captain of Company G, Eighty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers. He served two years, during which time he was in nine battles, viz.: Big Bethel, West Point, Yorktown, Hanover C. H., Gaines' Mills, Malvern Hill, second battle of Bull Run, Antietam and Fredericksburg, and then resigned on account of disability, having been injured at the battle of Bull Run, and received an honorable discharge. He then located in Oil Oity, Penn., where he embarked in the oil and lumber businesses, remaining there two and one-half years, when he again located in Kingsley township, this county, remaining until 1868. Then removing to Tionesta, he embarked in general merchandise business, at which he continued six years, and since 1874, lumbering has been his .principal business in Tionesta. Mr. Knox married, June 14, 1853, Elizabeth, daughter of Oliver and Mary O. Spence, of Clarington, Penn., and to them were born nine children: Florence (Mrs. Jacob E. Wenk), Evaline (Mrs. William Smearbaugh), Jessie (Mrs. George Klump), Sallie (deceased), Cora (deceased wife of Jacob Siggins), Edie (Mrs. F. F. Shoup), May, Kate Jane and John (latter deceased). Mr. Knox is a member of the G. A. R. and P. O. S. of A. He has served as justice of the peace at Tionesta twenty years, and burgess several terms; was appointed postmaster of Tionesta in May, 1889. Politically he is a Republican.

Source: Page(s) 936, Chapter 15 Biographical Sketches - Tionesta Township and Borough of Tionesta
Hickory and Harmony Townships
History of Counties of McKean, Elk and Forest, Pennsylvania.
Chicago, J.H. Beers & Co., 1890.
Transcribed November 2005 by Nathan Zipfel for the Forest County Genealogy Project
Published 2005 by the Forest County Pennsylvania Genealogy Project

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