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Rev. Donald Eugene Knowlton

Male circa 1929 - 1960  (~ 31 years)


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  • Name Donald Eugene Knowlton 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born circa 1929 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aug 22, 1960  Harris county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He was a Harris county deputy sheriff who was killed in the line of duty.
    Notes 
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      From the Harris County Sheriff Office website:
      On Monday, August 22, 1960, at approximately 9:00 P.M., Deputy Knowlton, an ordained Methodist minister, with Reserve Deputy Earl O'Reilly riding with him, responded to an assist the officer call from two Deputies on the scene of a weapons disturbance. An 83 year-old man, despondent over thefts from his garden, had begun randomly shooting at homes in the 4000 block of Darwin using a 12-gauge shotgun. Upon Deputy Knowlton's arrival, he met with the other Deputies who had been unable to locate the suspect. A short time later Deputy Knowlton discovered footprints near the suspect's house, which led to an outhouse located just past the garden. As the Deputies approached with flashlights, the suspect fired once striking Deputy Knowlton in the throat and chest. As he fell, Deputy Knowlton returned fire striking the suspect just above the left eye. The suspect was taken into custody without further incident.
      Deputy Knowlton died of his injuries; he was 31 years old.
    Person ID I54298  mykindred
    Last Modified Mar 31, 2019 

    Family Vivian Corinne Ford,   b. Sep 27, 1930, Trinity county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 2009  (Age 78 years) 
    Married circa 1950 
    Children 
    +1. Cynthia Louise "Cindy" Knowlton,   b. Jan 02, 1951, Harris county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 19, 2008  (Age 57 years)
    +2. Living
    Family ID F19179  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart