WILLIAM A. KNOTT.
The real estate interests of Columbus Junction and vicinity find an able representative in William A. Knott whose
field of operations, however, is not confined to Louisa county but extends to many parts of the west. He was born
in Concord township, June 7, 1883, a son of E. A. and Lavina (Walker) Knott. The parents were born and reared in
this county and are still living here.
William A. Knott possessed advantages of education in the public schools and later attended high school. At the
age of eighteen he entered the service of the Rock Island Railway Company and continued ford six years. He then
followed farming for two years, at the end of which time he entered the real estate business at Columbus Junction.
From the start he showed an adaptability to this vocation that gave promise of generous returns. He is senior member
of the firm of Knott & Kauffman and deals in local and western lands, this firm being one of the most active
concerns of the kind in Louisa county. Mr. Knott owns twenty two acres of land in his own name, a part of which
is located within the limits of Columbus Junction.
In 1904 he was united in marriage to Miss Clara Nelson, a native of Muscatine county, Iowa, and a daughter of Alonzo
and Agnes (Edmunds) Nelson. The mother is deceased but the father is still living and makes his home in Louisa
county. Three children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Knott, Agnes, Donald and Russell.
In politics Mr. Knott is a stanch adherent of the republican party. Fraternally he is very well known, being a
valued member of Lodge No. 365, I. O. O. F.; Lodge No. 20, K. P.; Camp No. 2145, M. W. A.; and also of Lodge No.
304, B. P. O. E., of Muscatine. He is a young man of remarkable enterprise and energy and his friends do not doubt
that as the years pass he will become a prominent factor in the development of this section of the state.
History of Louisa County, Iowa
From Its Earliest Settlement to 1912
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Decatur County, IA
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