Biographical Sketch of Charles A. Knowlton

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Charles A. Knowlton, a prominent resident of Sunapee, was born here, November 21, 1846, son of Dennis G. and Elizabeth A. Knowlton. His father, who was a well-known man in Sunapee, died April 11, 1894. Charles received his education in the common schools of his native town and at Wolfboro High School. He grew to maturity in Sunapee, and quite early learned the trade of machinist. He worked at that business for about five years, and then started a store in Sunapee. He has now been keeping store for over twenty-five years. The business is flourishing. The establishment Knowlton carries much weight with it in the community, as bearers of it are the oldest and best known traders in the town. Mr. Knowlton has been Tax Collector, Town Clerk, and Town Treasurer; and he has been Moderator for ten years. He was Postmaster of Sunapee during both administrations of President Cleveland. He is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in Sunapee, and he also belongs to the Knights of Pythias of Newport. In politics he is a Democrat, and in religious belief he is a Universalist.

Mr. Knowlton was married August 23, 1870, to Emily S., born in Sunapee, August 23, 1848, daughter of Josiah and Sarah (Osborne) Trow. Josiah Trow was a native of Sunapee; and his wife belonged to Springfield, N.H. Both are now deceased, the former dying at the age of forty-five, and the latter when seventy-one years of age. Mr. and Mrs. Knowlton have one daughter, Olga Lenna, now the wife of A. C. Sutherland, of Sunapee, who is connected in business with Mr. Knowlton.

MLA Source Citation:

Biographical Review Publishing Company. Biographical Review; containing life sketches of leading citizens of Merrimack and Sullivan counties, N. H. Boston. Biographical Review Publishing Company. 1897. Web. 30 January 2015. - Last updated on May 21st, 2013

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