I have an original Cabinet Card 4"x6" studio photo of William Knowlton, which I would like to get back to family. Photo was taken in Joliet, Will Co., IL and he looks to be about age 19.
In the 1900 census for Channahon (Will Co.) IL, William Knowlton is shown as son of Sheldon and Edna Knowlton, with birthdate of Feb 1896. With them lived his grandparents Luke and Lizzie Osborn. In the 1910 census of same location, he lived with his parents and four siblings but no grandparents. I found him in WWI Draft Registration with birthdate of 17 Feb 1896.
In 1930, he was 34 and single and lived with mother Edna in home of his brother Albro, age 39, in Milton (DuPage Co.) IL. By 1940, he was 44 and lived in John Day, Clatsop Co., OR with wife Edith M., age 46. In 1942 Draft Registration, his birthdate is same as above, with location given as Channahon, IL He lived in Umpqua (Doug Co.) OR, and gave closest family as brother Albro living in Glen Ellyn, IL. Ancestry Public Member Tree shows he died 23 Nov 1981 in Door Co., WI.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are related to William Knowlton.