Biography of William E. Knox
Columbiana County, OH

William E. Knox, a well known and substantial business man of Wellsville, was born in Westmoreland County, Pa., April 24, 1879, and is the son of Henry and Julia (Fry) Knox.

Henry Knox, deceased, was a veteran of the Civil War. He was a native of Ligonier, Pa., born in 1886. His wife, also a native of that place, was born in 1841. Mr. Knox died in 1903 and his wife died in 1911. They were the parents of the following children: Clara, married George B. Neely, lives in Pittsburgh; James E., lives in Kansas City, Kan.; Frank and Louis, deceased; Murdock, lives at Wilkinsburg, Pa.; Nora, deceased ; Harry, lives at Ligonier, Pa.; Grace, married Charles Stover, lives in Pittsburgh; Dennie, lives at Wilkinsburg, Pa.; William E., the subject of this sketch ; and Richard, lives at Wilkinsburg, Pa.

William E. Knox was reared and educated at Ligonier and has been identified with the American Sheet & Tin Plate Company at Wellsville since 1901. He was appointed to his present position as assistant manager June 1, 1922. Mr. Knox has always been actively interested in athletics and for several years has been football coach of the local high school.

On Dec. 29, 1902, Mr. Knox was united in marriage with Miss Percie Conn, of Wellsville, a daughter of Capt. James P. and Amanda M. (Rodgers) Conn, both deceased. Capt. Conn served throughout the Civil War and was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. He was a Republican, held membership in the Methodist Church and belonged to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Mrs. Knox was the only child born to Captain and Mrs. Conn.

Mr. Knox has been a life long Republican, is a member of the Presbyterian Church and belongs to the Masonic Lodge.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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