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Eliot A. Knowlton

Eliot A. Knowlton, American merchant, banker. Served in Company A, 7th Minnesota Vols., in Civil War, 2 years 9 months Republican.

Background

  • Knowlton, Eliot A. was born on September 10, 1844 in Wardsboro, Vermont, United States. Son of William and Electa Plimpton (Ramsdell) Knowlton.

  • Education

    • Removed with parents to Northfield, Minnesota, at age of 12. Educated Hamline U. 3 years.

    Career

    • Served in Company A, 7th Minnesota Vols., in Civil War, 2 years 9 months Began as salesman J. D. Blake & Company, Rochester, Minnesota, 1868, admitted as partner, 1874, title changed to Leet & Knowlton, 1881, now Eliot A. Knowlton Company, of which is president. President Union National Bank, Rochester, since 1891. Also president Rochester Building & Loan Association, Rochester Loan & Trust Сompany.

      Vice president Rochester Milling Company One of founders, and treasurer Southern Minnesota Fair Association 9 years. President Rochester City School Board 5 years.

    Politics

    Some people think that involvement in political life is something Christians should avoid. But God is present everywhere, including political institutions.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    God gives us the Holy Spirit, and when we respond, there is no limit to what the grace of God is able to do in a human life.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    All persons need the ministry of the Church in their struggles for human fulfillment, as well as the spiritual and emotional care of a fellowship that enables reconciling relationships with God, with others, and with self.

    Membership

    Served in Company A, 7th Minnesota Vols., in Civil War, 2 years 9 months Republican.

    Connections

    • Married Ella R. Blake, March 4, 1873 (died 1925). Children: George Blake, Clarence Elliott.
    • father: William Knowlton
    • mother: Electa Plimpton (Ramsdell) Knowlton
    • spouse: Ella R. Blake
    • children: George Blake Knowlton
    • Clarence Elliott Knowlton
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    Born September 10, 1844
    Died October 13, 1927
    (aged 83)
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