Obit for Mary Martha Angus Knowles (1846-1922)

Elizabeth Daily Journal – January 17, 1922

I noticed a lot of Facebook attention being paid on Tuesday to a post I did a while back about the Knowles house in Elizabeth, NJ. This was where Mary Martha Angus Knowles and her husband Austin Fellows Knowles raised their children and spent their married life.

I took another look at that post and the other I had written about Mary and her 50th wedding anniversary and noticed I had never gone looking for the obit for Mary that had appeared in the Elizabeth Daily Journal on 17 January 1922.

So I took a look around for it, and voilà, here it is, courtesy of Elizabeth Public Library digital archives.

Not much new information here (apart from cause of death), but I’m posting this anyway in the event it helps someone with their research.

The Knowles family home at 924 Elizabeth Avenue in Elizabeth, NJ – photo from my family’s private archives

Have a good day!

Categories: Angus, Death, Elizabeth, Union Co., Knowles, New Jersey, Obituaries | Tags: , | 6 Comments

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6 thoughts on “Obit for Mary Martha Angus Knowles (1846-1922)

  1. Barbara Brodhead

    Great post- beautiful home! Wish we could have had a house like that to raise our eight children! 😊 Too bad it isn’t there anymore. It would have been a real treasure.
    Thanks Gail.😊

    Sent from my iPhone


    • Yes, it was a beauty. Interestingly I recently saw a photo from the 1950s that included this house. At that time it was used for a commercial business. Then at some point, it was razed. Very sad. I hope all is well with you and yours. Thanks for stopping by, Barbara 🙂


  2. Interesting mention of her father’s military service in her obit.


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