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Agnes Ann (Finlayson) Knox (1891)

Agnes Ann Knox formerly Finlayson
Born in Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 18 Jun 1920 [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 6 Jan 2017
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Agnes (Finlayson) Knox was born in Scotland.


On 2 Apr 1911, age 19, she worked as a Typist in a Wire Rope Works and lived with her brother Alex (Tinsmith, age 27) and his wife Alexandrina on Victoria Road, Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland.[1] Also present in the household was her sister Effie (14).[1]

On 7 Oct 1911, she sailed with her sister Effie on the SS Cameronia from Glasgow bound for New York.[2] Also traveling in the same party were Euphemia Finlayson (the wife of their cousin David) and her daughter, also called Euphemia.[2]

During World War One, Agnes volunteered to serve in France as an auxiliary with the YMCA and worked in their Paris office.[3][4]

On 2 Nov 1919, age 28, she arrived at Ellis Island, New York on board the ship Columbia from Glasgow.[5] Her occupation was given as Stenographer and her last permanent address as Paris, France.[5] Her nearest relative was given as her brother Alexander FINLAYSON of Dunnottar, Larbert, Scotland and her final destination as her home at 619 49th Street, Brooklyn, New York.[5] Agnes was 5ft 5in tall and had fair hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion.[5] She had previously been in New York between 1911 and 1918.[5]

In Jan 1920, age 28, she was working as a Stenographer at the YMCA and living with her brother James and his wife Emily at the Engstrum Hotel Apartments, 623 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, California, USA.[6]

On 18 Jun 1920, age 29, Agnes married James KNOX,[7] a 46 year old widower with three children.

In 1925, age 34, Agnes lived with her husband James, a Musician, at 7520 7th Av. in Brooklyn, New York.[8]

On 11 Apr 1929, Agnes submitted a Petition for Naturalisation as a United States citizen.[7] At this time, she lived at 7520 7th Av. in Brooklyn.[7] She had arrived in the United States on 15 Oct 1911 on the S.S. Cameronia from Glasgow, Scotland.[7] Her husband James had become a naturalised U.S. citizen on 1 Jun 1923.[7] A certificate of naturalisation was issued on 16 Jul 1929.[7] One of the witnesses to the petition was Margaret MONCRIEFFE, Housekeeper, of the same address as Agnes.[7] Margaret was the sister of Agnes' husband, i.e. her sister-in-law.[9]

In Apr 1930, age 38, she lived with her husband James, an Instructor of Music, at 7520 7th Av. in Brooklyn, Kings, NY, USA.[10]

On 15 Sep 1930, age 39, she arrived in New York with her husband James (58) on the S.S. Baltic, which had left Liverpool on 6 Sep 1930.[11] Their address was given as 7520 7th Av. in Brooklyn, Kings, NY, USA.[11]

On 12 Dec 1935, her husband James passed away in their home at 7520 7th Av. in Brooklyn, Kings, NY, USA.[12] James was buried in Evergreen Cemetery.[12]

In 1940, age 48, Agnes lived with her sister Jean's family on Long Island in Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, USA.[13] Agnes was a widow, working as a Housekeeper and had lived in the same house in 1935.[13]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1911 Census of the Household of Alex FINLAYSON in Larbert, ScotlandsPeople, 1911 Census 485/A 1/24, pp. 23-24.
  2. 2.0 2.1 1911 Emigration of Mrs [Euphemia], Agnes, Effie and Euphemia FINLAYSON from Glasgow, FindMyPast, Passenger Lists Leaving Uk 1890-1960.
  3. Hicock, Guy, "47 Brooklyn Women Active In War Work Overseas", The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 13 Apr 1919, p. 9.
  4. "United States, YMCA World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 18 March 2018), Agnes Finlayson, born1890, residence Bklyn N Y; citing Kautz Family YMCA Archive, The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; FHL microfilm 101532485.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 30 January 2018), Agnes Ann Finlayson, 1919.
  6. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 23 October 2019), James H Finlayson, Los Angeles Assembly District 64, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing ED 207, sheet 15B, line 53, family 283, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 108; FHL microfilm 1,820,108.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 Ancestry, New York, State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1794-1940.
  8. Ancestry, New York, State Census, 1925, New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1925; Election District: 31; Assembly District: 09; City: Brooklyn; County: Kings; Page: 22.
  9. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 23 October 2019), Margret Moncruffe in household of James F Knox, Brooklyn Assembly District 7, Kings, New York, United States; citing ED 396, sheet 19A, line 26, family 450, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1155; FHL microfilm 1,821,155.
  10. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 23 October 2019), Agnes Knox in household of James Knox, Brooklyn (Districts 1001-1250), Kings, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1152, sheet 13A, line 1, family 258, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1509; FHL microfilm 2,341,244.
  11. 11.0 11.1, New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957, Year: 1930; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 4827; Line: 12; Page Number: 47.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Agnes Knox in entry for James F. Knox, 12 Dec 1935; citing Death, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 2,079,774.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 March 2018), Agnas Knox in household of Ernest Rice, Oyster Bay Town, Nassau, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 30-305, sheet 11A, line 29, family 236, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 2693.
  • 1901 Census of Household of Alexander FINLAYSON in Larbert, ScotlandsPeople (Census 1901 485/0A 001/00 043).

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