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Eliot A. Knowlton

merchant , banker

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.

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.

Politics

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

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