Civil War Records of George W. Knowlton


Obituary for George W. Knowlton

Lowell Daily Courier, June 13, 1892


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    On Saturday afternoon at his residence, 244 Bridge street, Mr. George W. Knowlton passed peacefully away after several weeks of suffering from a complication of diseases. Mr. Knowlton as a native of Swanville, Me., and was 48 years of age. At the age of 18 he entered the army, enlisting at Littleton, Mass., and was a member of Isaac Davis post, G.A.R., of West Acton. For several years he was in the business in West Acton, afterwards making his home in this city, although traveling the greater part of the time over New England for A.R. Mitchell & Co. of Boston as salesman, and later for the Boston Cigar & Tobacco Co., of which firm he was a member. Mr. Knowlton had many friends among the businessmen of New England, by whom he was held in high esteem for his gentlemanly qualities and honorable dealings. He was a member of Centralville lodge, I.O.O.F., being the first of the members to pass away. Besides a widow, son, and two daughters, one of whom is married, he leaves an aged father, three brothers and three sisters to mourn his loss. There will be prayers at the house, 244 Bridge street, Tuesday forenoon at 10 o’clock, to which friends are invited. The interment will be at West Acton.