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Clara Mae Knox
1947
1960's
1980's


Ancestors of Clara Mae Knox


Generation No. 1

     1.  Clara Mae Knox, born July 31, 1926 in Ironton, Ohio; died August 25, 1994 in Indilantic,Brevard County, Florida.  She was the daughter of 2. James Russell Knox and 3. Emma Lou Heaberlin.  She married (1) Ira Ward Runyan May 12, 1946 in Ironton, Ohio.  He was born April 10, 1921 in Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Kentucky, and died January 13, 2001 in Palm Bay, Brevard County, Florida.  He was the son of John Ransom Runyon and Monnie Hall.

More About Clara Mae Knox:
Burial: August 26, 1994, Florida Memorial Gardens, N. Melbourne, Florida
Cause of Death: lung problems
Graduation: 1944, Ironton High School, Ironton Ohio

Notes for Ira Ward Runyan:
Ira Ward Runyan was only five years of age when his mother Monnie Hall died. He along with his brother and sister were raised on a farm owned by his grandmother, Columbia (Hatfield) Runyon.

During the late 1930's he worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps building roads in Idaho.

When World War II came about, he became a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was trained in the Southwest United States and Florida in radar, and was eventually stationed in England.

After the war, he operated with his father ( John Ransom Runyon ) a watch repair business in Russell Kentucky. In 1946 he married Clara May Knox, and they moved to Melbourne, Florida in January, 1952.
He worked for RCA in radar maintenance for the Eastern Test Range until the latter part of 1969, when NASA took over RCA's contract. When he first moved to Florida he collected watches needing repair from RCA employees and employees of Patrick Air Force Base, repaired them at home at night, and used the profits of his repair business to purchase building supplies to build his house.

In the early 1970's he went to work for Harris Semiconductor in Palm Bay, Florida and remained with that company until he retired.



More About Ira Ward Runyan:
Burial: January 15, 2001, Florida Memorial Gardens, N. Melbourne, Florida
Cause of Death: lung problems


Generation No. 2

     2.  James Russell Knox, born March 18, 1902 in Ironton, Ohio; died February 06, 1987 in Mount Vernon, Ohio.  He was the son of 4. James Edward Knox and 5. Georgia Stratton.  He married 3. Emma Lou Heaberlin.
     3.  Emma Lou Heaberlin, born December 09, 1903; died March 31, 1959 in Ironton, Ohio.  She was the daughter of 6. John L. Herberlin and 7. Emma Willis.

Notes for James Russell Knox:
Russel Knox was as a young man, a drummer who played in a band on a riverboat on the Ohio River. In later years he was a molder and made cores for molds at factories.

In the 1920's he lived in Ironton, Ohio and after his divorce from his first wife, he moved to the Mt. Vernon, Ohio area.


More About James Russell Knox:
Burial: February 09, 1987, East View Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Ohio
Residence: 1987, 414 Wooster Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio
Retirement: 1967, From Energy Services Group of Cooper Industries after 23 years of employment

More About Emma Lou Heaberlin:
Cause of Death: Asprin Overdose
Children of James Knox and Emma Heaberlin are:

         i.      James Russell Knox, Jr., born September 11, 1921; died May 12, 2001 married Arla Mae Davis.

                          More About James Knox, Jr.:
                                  Residence: 1994, Howard, Ohio  
            ii.     Juanita Knox, born Abt. 1924; married William C. "Bill" Bentine.

More About Juanita Knox:
Graduation: 1942, Ironton High School, Ironton Ohio

     1    iii.     Clara Mae Knox, born July 31, 1926 in Ironton, Ohio; died August 25, 1994 in Indilantic,Brevard County, Florida; married Ira Ward Runyan May 12, 1946 in Ironton, Ohio.




Generation No. 3

     4.  James Edward Knox  He married 5. Georgia Stratton.

James Edward Knox
Georgia Stratton
Children of Edward Knox and Georgia Stratton are:
     2     i.     James Russell Knox, born March 18, 1902 in Ironton, Ohio; died February 06, 1987 in Mount Vernon, Ohio; married (1) Emma Lou Heaberlin; married (2) Janie Hall.
ii. MILDRED KNOX, b. 1904.
iii. MARGARET KNOX, b. 1906.
iv. HENRIETTA KNOX, b. 1908.
v. EDNA KNOX, b. 1909.
vi. EDWARD KNOX, b. 1909; d. 1929.
More About EDWARD KNOX:
Cause of Death: TB
Occupation: Taxie Driver
vii. LESLIE ROMAINE KNOX, b. 1911; d. Bef. 1913.
More About LESLIE ROMAINE KNOX:
Cause of Death: Pneumonia befor age 2
viii. GEORGIA MAY KNOX, b. May 01, 1913.
ix. LORENA KNOX, b. 1915.
x. PHYLLIS KNOX, b. 1917.
xi. ROSEMARY KNOX, b. 1921.
xii. RUTH KNOX, b. 1921; d. 1921.
Notes for RUTH KNOX:
Died the same day born.
More About RUTH KNOX:
Burial: 1921, Woodlawn Cemetery, Ironton, Ohio
xiii. CHARLES CLARENCE KNOX, b. 1922; d. Bet. 1932 - 1933.
More About CHARLES CLARENCE KNOX:
Cause of Death: Drowned in the Ohio River at age 10 or 11.

Children of Edward Knox and Georgia Stratton
1935
James Russell, Mildred, Margaret, Henrietta, Edna, Georgia May, Lorena, Phyllis, Rosemary, and Georgia Stratton Knox


 
Knox Grandchildren
Carolyn, Jo Ann, Clara Mae, Snooky, Loretta, Clifford, and Billie <1936>

Knox Reunion 1961
Margaret, Rosemary, Lorena, Russell, Edna, Henrietta, and Georgia



     6.  John L. Herberlin  He married 7. Emma Willis June 18, 1885 in Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Kentucky.
     7.  Emma Willis  She was the daughter of 14. John Willis and 15. Amanda Hammond.
Children of John Herberlin and Emma Willis are:
     3     i.     Emma Lou Heaberlin, born December 09, 1903; died March 31, 1959 in Ironton, Ohio; married James Russell Knox.
          ii.     Fred Heaberlin
          iii.     Mary Heaberlin
          iv.     Tommie Heaberlin
          v.     Willis Heaberlin
          vi.     Elmer Heaberlin
          vii.     Walter Heaberlin
          viii.     Emory Heaberlin
          ix.     Amanda Heaberlin
          x.     Margaret Heaberlin
          xi.     Callie Heaberlin
          xii.     Infant Heaberlin
          xiii.     Infant Heaberlin
          xiv.     Infant Heaberlin


Generation No. 4

     14.  John Willis  He married 15. Amanda Hammond September 21, 1867 in Ironton, Ohio.
     15.  Amanda Hammond
Child of John Willis and Amanda Hammond is:
     7     i.     Emma Willis, married John L. Herberlin June 18, 1885 in Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Kentucky.





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