Obituary – Mrs. Louisa Knowles
East Liverpool Tribune
Mrs. Louisa Knowles, widow of the late John M. Knowles, died at her home on Third street between 11 and 12 o’clock yesterday morning (December 1, 1903). Death resulted from an affection of the heart. She had been in poor health for several years, being at times in a critical condition owing to the irregularity of the heart section, but always rallying after the lapse of a few hours. Two weeks ago there was a decided change for the worse brought about by the appearance of other complications and the relatives were told by the physicians that they could no longer have any reasonable hopes of her recovery. She became weaker day by day until the end came yesterday.
Mrs. Knowles had been a resident of this city for more than 30 years. She was born at Millbrook, Pa., November 18, 1840, her maiden name being Miss Louisa Rayen. When 19 years of age she was married to William Morris who died six years later at their home in Johnston, Trumbull county. To this union were born two sons, William R. and William G. Morris, who are well to do business men of his city. In 1872 the family moved here and in the same year she married John M. Knowles, a merchant in East Liverpool up to the time of his death in December, 1899.
The deceased is survived by five children, three of them by the second marriage, Mrs. Robert Hobbs of Chester; J. Charles Knowles, and Miss Carrie Knowles of this city.
Mrs. Knowles was highly esteemed by a wide circle of friends. A kind and loving mother; a true and constant Christian, courteous and agreeable to all, she endeared herself to those of every circle in which she moved. She was a noble woman whose death is a distinct lose to the city at large Complete arrangements for the funeral services have not been made owing to the absence from the city of Rev. M. H. Pratt. In all probability they will be held Friday.