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. Also present in the household was her sister Effie (14).
During World War One, Agnes volunteered to serve in France as an auxiliary with the YMCA and worked in their Paris office.
On 2 Nov 1919, age 28, she arrived at Ellis Island, New York on board the ship Columbia from Glasgow. Her occupation was given as Stenographer and her last permanent address as Paris, France. 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. Agnes was 5ft 5in tall and had fair hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion. She had previously been in New York between 1911 and 1918.
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.
On 18 Jun 1920, age 29, Agnes married James KNOX, 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.
On 11 Apr 1929, Agnes submitted a Petition for Naturalisation as a United States citizen. At this time, she lived at 7520 7th Av. in Brooklyn. She had arrived in the United States on 15 Oct 1911 on the S.S. Cameronia from Glasgow, Scotland. Her husband James had become a naturalised U.S. citizen on 1 Jun 1923. A certificate of naturalisation was issued on 16 Jul 1929. One of the witnesses to the petition was Margaret MONCRIEFFE, Housekeeper, of the same address as Agnes. Margaret was the sister of Agnes' husband, i.e. her sister-in-law.
In Apr 1930, age 38, she lived with her husband James, an Instructor of Music, at 7520 7th Av. in Brooklyn, Kings, NY, USA.
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. Their address was given as 7520 7th Av. in Brooklyn, Kings, NY, USA.
On 12 Dec 1935, her husband James passed away in their home at 7520 7th Av. in Brooklyn, Kings, NY, USA. James was buried in Evergreen Cemetery.
In 1940, age 48, Agnes lived with her sister Jean's family on Long Island in Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, USA. Agnes was a widow, working as a Housekeeper and had lived in the same house in 1935.
↑ 1.01.1 1911 Census of the Household of Alex FINLAYSON in Larbert, ScotlandsPeople, 1911 Census 485/A 1/24, pp. 23-24.
↑ 2.02.1 1911 Emigration of Mrs [Euphemia], Agnes, Effie and Euphemia FINLAYSON from Glasgow, FindMyPast, Passenger Lists Leaving Uk 1890-1960.
↑ Hicock, Guy, "47 Brooklyn Women Active In War Work Overseas", The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 13 Apr 1919, p. 9.
↑ "United States, YMCA World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2BX-FZRZ : 18 March 2018), Agnes Finlayson, born1890, residence Bklyn N Y; citing Kautz Family YMCA Archive, The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; FHL microfilm 101532485.
↑ "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHQK-9Q5 : 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.
↑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.
↑ "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJ5W-127 : 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.
↑ "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X4J3-QVH : 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.
↑ 11.011.1Ancestry.com, 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.
↑ 12.012.1 "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WRH-8WJ : 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.
↑ 13.013.1 "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQGJ-18H : 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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