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Sharon McConnel,
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CLAYTON BANE KNOX

From "History of Idaho, The Gem of the Mountains," Vol. III, pg., 307f. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co. Chicago, 1920.

Clayton Bane Knox, proprietor of the City Transfer at Emmett, is the eldest son of Douglas Knox, an honored pioneer resident of Gem county, and was born upon a ranch about two miles below Emmett, December 15, 1870. He has therefore passed the forty-ninth milestone on life's journey and the entire period has been either in Emmett or upon the Knox ranch below the city. He continued upon the home farm to the age of twelve years, when the ranch was sold, and since then has lived in the town. His educational opportunities were those afforded by the public schools and after his textbooks were put aside he became engaged in the sheep business but about seven years ago he and his brother, De Loss D. Knox, organized the Emmett City Transfer business, which they have since carried on, making it one of the successful industrial enterprises of Gem county. Theirs is practically the only transfer business in Emmett and its operating equipment consists of two large two-ton trucks, a Republic and a Denby, besides several teams and wagons. The business is managed by Clayton B. Knox almost entirely, his brother giving his attention to other matters.

On 1st of June, 1893, Mr. Knox was married to Miss Minnie Alice Knouse, who came to Idaho with her parents from Kansas when a girl of fourteen years. They have eleven living children; Edna, now the wife of Knox McDowell, a lawyer of Seattle; Ethel, a teacher in the Emmett schools; and Douglas, Roy, Richard, Fred, Leslie, John, Howard, Cecelia and Minnie, all under the parental roof, constituting an interesting family of seven sons and four daughters.

Politically Mr. Knox is a democrat but has never been a candidate for political office. He served, however, for fifteen years as deputy sheep inspector. He is a director of the First National Bank of Emmett and is interested in all those conditions and activities which have to do with the welfare and progress of the city, his support being counted upon at all times to further measures or movements for the general good. Fraternally he is a Master Mason and also a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.




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