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Name: KNOWLES, Arthur Edward 'Daddy'

Birth Date: 1874

Death Date: 1956 Thika

First Date: 1930's

Last Date: 1956

Profession: Coffee planter

Area: Chania Farm, Thika

Married: Ida Isabella b. 1881, d. 24 Mar 1973 Nairobi

Children: None

Book Reference: Howarth, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Red 22, Gazette, Barnes, Leader14

General Information:

Howarth - 'We developed a very close friendship with a childless couple who lived nearby, 'Daddy' and Ida Knowles, whom we all loved. Daddy could never remember the names of things or people so referred to them as 'old Wasaname' or a 'dingus'. He earned us kids' everlasting admiration when, one day slicing one of Mum's loaves of delicious bread, he asked who would like the crust. Receiving a positive response from us all he promptly cut off all the crusts - from the ends, top, bottom and sides! This prompted the usual shocked exclamation from Ida of "Oh! Arthur ... ". (p. 60)
Gazette - 7/4/15 - Liable for Jury service, Fort Hall - A.E. Knowles, Chania Farm, Chania Bridge
Barnes - Thika Anglican Cemetery - Arthur Edward Knowles, 1874 - 1956
Leader14 - A. Knowles - Chaniabridge
Gazette 21/1/1920 - Dissolution of partnership between Donald Eric Lyddon, Arthur Edward Knowles, O.H. Whittingham, Marriot Roy Ward, John Steel and James Angus under the name or style of Mukawa Fibre Lands. Donald Eric Lyddon carries on the business with others.
Gazette - 29/10/1919 - Register of Voters - Ukamba Area - Arthur Edward Knowles - Manager, Chania Farm, Chania Bridge and Ida Isabella Knowles - Married woman, Chania Farm, Chania Bridge
Red 25 has A.E. Knowles, Kiama Mills, Chania Bridge? (Red 31 the same).
Hut - A.E. Knowles 'Daddy' 1919 Kiama Mills Kanyeri Thika married to Ida.
Hut has Arthur Edward Knowles died 1956 aged 82 Thomson's Falls
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Ukamba Voters List
Gazette 4 May 1073 wife's probate

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