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Name: KNOWLES, Robert Charles

Birth Date: 19 Nov 1862 Mhow, India

Death Date: 12 Aug 1914 Nairobi

Nationality: British

First Date: 1897

Last Date: 1914

Profession: Uganda Railway driver; injured in accident Dec 1897; Land Grant application 14/12/1903, Kiambu Road

Area: EAHB 1906 Nairobi

Married: In Byculla, Bombay 2 Apr 1889 Eveline Jane Duffy b. 20 Sep 1873 Karachi, d. 25 May 1949 (later m. Harry Brooks)

Children: Daisy Helena (1891 Aden-1953 Nairobi) (Wilson); Agnes Evaline (Woodall) (1894 Sukkar, Bombay); Jock (1892); Melville Hugh (28.10.1899 Kilindini-1974); Nesta; Winifred (1906 Nairobi-1907); Robert Vivien (7 July 1897 Bombay)

Book Reference: North, Drumkey, EAHB 1906, Gazette, EAHB 1904, EAHB 1907, Barnes, Les Hayes

General Information:

Drumkey 1909 - Railway Dept. - Locomotive Dept. - Engine Driver, 1st Class - 1906
Gazette - 26/8/14 - Probate & Admin. - Robert Charles Knowles of Nairobi, Uganda Railway who died at Nairobi 12/8/14. Applied for by Eveline Knowles, widow.
North - Engine Driver, Railway appt. 30-6-1898; injured in railway accident Dec 1899; Ill at Mombasa 7/13-6-1900; Engine Driver May 1902; from Acting Foreman to Driver 22-5-1903; on list of 'Non-Native Residents of Nairobi' (EAM), Loco Dept. with wife 5-9-1903; Land Grant application Kiambu Road 14-12-1903; Land Grant application, Nairobi 8-4-1904; 3 children Daisy (b. 16-10-1890), Agnes (b. 11-12-1894) & Jock (b. 4-7-1892) joined Uganda Railway School Nairobi when it opened 20-1-1904; Prospectors Licence Ukamba District July-Sept. 1905
EAHB 1904 - Nairobi Residents - Knowles, R.C. - Loco Dept. Uganda Railway
Barnes - Nairobi South Cemetery - Winnie Knowles, died 30 May 1907 aged 1 yr 2 mnths, daughter of R & E Knowles
Barnes - Nairobi South Cemetery - R C Knowles, died Aug 1914

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