Biography of Walter Sherman Knowlson
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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Knowlson Walter Sherman, A. M., principal of the Saratoga Springs High School, was born in Utica, N. Y., April 19, 1866, a son of T. C. B. and Mary E. (Kittle) Knowlson. On both sides Prof. Knowlson descends from good stock. The Knowlson family is of English descent, the first representatives in this country, having settled near Albany in 1805. On the maternal side he traces his ancestrythrough old colonial Knickerbocker stock to Holland; the name of Kittle being a derivation of the old Dutch name of Kettelhuyn. Prof. Knowlson was educated in the common schools of Utica, preparing for college in the Utica Free Academy. He entered Hamilton in 1885 and was graduated A. B. with the class of 1889. He at once turned his attention to his chosen profession of teaching and has filled successfully the principaiships of the high schools at Holland Patent, Sherburne and Clinton. He came to his present charge in Saratoga in 1895, and has given the community an excellent administration. Prof. Knowlson is well fitted by nature and ability as an instructor; shrewd in judgment, of strong character, and possessed of great enthusiasm, he has all the qualities that insure success as an educator. He is a member of the Royal Arcanum and of Rising Sun Lodge of Masons. In 1889 he married Katherine, daughter of Louis F. Leo of Utica, and they have one daughter, Ruth Leo.


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