Walter Marvin Knott

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Walter Marvin Knott

Birthplace: San Bernardino, CA, USA
Death: Died in Los Angeles, CA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Elgin Charles Knott and Margaret Virginia Daugherty
Husband of Cordelia Hornaday
Father of <private> Montapert (Knott); Rachel "Toni" Oliphant (Knott); Russell H. Knott and Virginia M. Knott

Occupation: Berry Farmer
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About Walter Marvin Knott


  • Born: 11-Dec-1889
  • Birthplace: San Bernardino, CA
  • Died: 3-Dec-1981
  • Location of death: Buena Park, CA
  • Cause of death: unspecified
  • Remains: Buried, Loma Vista Memorial Park, Fullerton, CA
  • Gender: Male
  • Religion: Methodist
  • Race or Ethnicity: White
  • Sexual orientation: Straight
  • Occupation: Business, Activist
  • Party Affiliation: Republican
  • Nationality: United States
  • Executive summary: Founder of Knott's Berry Farm

In addition to founding Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, Walter Knott helped to popularize boysenberries (having been hybridized years before by Rudolph Boysen).

Knott was also a major figure in grassroots politics, helping to establish Orange County, California as a conservative bastion.

High School: Pomona High School, Pomona, CA


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Walter Marvin Knott's Timeline

December 11, 1889
San Bernardino, CA, USA
Age 26
Pomona, Los Angeles, California, United States
December 3, 1981
Age 91
Los Angeles, CA, USA