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Milton J. Knoblock, who, since his admission to the bar, in February, 1910, has engaged in the practice of law in Racine, was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 2, 1883, a son of Charles and Ida (Oetking) Knoblock, who, in the year 1888, became residents of Racine. hi early manhood the father engaged in business as a traveling salesman, but afterward became identified with manufacturing interests as the president of the Racine Malleable Iron Company, so serving until 1899. He afterward went upon the road again as a traveling salesman. His death occurred at San Antonio, Texas, May 1, 1904. His widow survives and makes her home in Racine.
Milton J. Knoblock, an only child, was a little lad of five years when brought to Racine, and in the public schools he pursued his education until graduated from the Racine high school. Later he spent two years as a student in the University of Wisconsin and upon the completion of his education he accepted the position of advertising manager of the Racine Daily News, continuing in that capacity for two years. He afterward was a court reporter and his interests being attracted toward law practice, he resolved to become a member of the bar and while serving as reporter devoted his leisure hours to study and preparation, gaining much valuable practical knowledge through his service in the court. He passed the required examination on the 1st of February. 1910, and has since been active as a member of the bar of Racine, gradually building up a practice of substantial character and volume. On the 1st of October, 1914, he was appointed referee in bankruptcy of the United States District court for the eastern district of Wisconsin and has since filled that position. He is also president of the Home Mutual Building-Loan Association of Racine, one of the largest concerns of the kind in Wisconsin. In politics Mr. Knoblock maintains an independent attitude, but keeps thoroughly in formed concerning the vital and significant problems and questions of the day, He is well known in fraternal circles, having membership with the Masons, the Elks and the Eagles, and in those organizations he has many friends,