Knowles, Emma W.

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Emma W. Knowles was born 22 MAR 1869, the daughter of William Gardiner Knowles and Caroline Martin.[1] Her brothers and sisters were:

  • Elmer E. Knowles (1861 - 1920)
  • Ada Knowles (13 MAY 1866 - 7 FEB 1871)
  • Emma W. Knowles (22 MAR 1869 - 7 MAR 1935)
  • Estelle Knowles (ABT 1872 - UNKNOWN)
  • Roscoe Knowles (25 FEB 1876 - 4 MAR 1876)
  • Caroline (Carrie) Knowles (1879 - 1958 )



Marriage & Children

Emma W. Knowles married 17 FEB 1892 Anson Barber (7 APR 1870 - 15 MAY 1950), the son of Darius Barber and Lutia Jane Finch . Their child was:[1]


Emma W. Knowles died 7 MAR 1935[1]


Emma W. Knowles Hannay Obituary - Altamont Enterprise — March 15, 1935



The funeral of Mrs. Emma Barber, wife of Anson Barber, was held at the Baptist church on Sunday morning at 10:30 a. m., Rev. Milton Kerr, officiating. Two musical duets were rendered by Mrs. Milton R. Kerr and Mrs. Fred Blossom.

Mrs. Barber was for the greater part of her life a faithful and useful member of the church and will be greatly missed. During her long illness she was patient and courageous in facing the future.

She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Clifford Hannay, and two grandsons, also two sisters and other relatives.

The Reformed church suspended their regular service in memory of the departed one.

Interment was in the Westerlo Rural cemetery.

Altamont Enterprise — March 15, 1935

BARBER—At Westerlo, March 7th, 1935, Emma Knowles, wife of Anson Barber. Funeral was held Sunday morning from the Westerlo Baptist church.

Altamont Enterprise — March 15, 1935

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