Cordelia Knott

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Cordelia Knott (Hornaday)

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Birthplace: Bushton, Coles County, Illinois, United States
Death: Died in Buena Park, Orange County, California, United States
Place of Burial: Fullerton, Orange County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Hiram Hornaday and Martha Hornaday
Wife of Walter Marvin Knott
Mother of <private> Montapert (Knott); Rachel "Toni" Oliphant (Knott); Russell H. Knott and Virginia M. Knott

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About Cordelia Knott

Cordelia (Hornaday) Knott was a businesswoman and restauranteur. She was the high school sweetheart (Pomona High School) and wife of Knott's Berry Farm founder Walter Knott, and is best remembered for her famous chicken dinner restaurant, which is still in operation today.

Walter Knott and Cordelia Hornaday married in 1911.

From the 1940 federal census, Cordeia Knott lived in Anaheim, Orange County, California, with her husband and daughters. The family at the time consisted of:

  • Head Walter Knott 50
  • Wife Cordelia Knott 50
  • Daughter Virginia M Knott 27
  • Daughter Elizabeth R Knott 23
  • Daughter Marion G Knott 17
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Cordelia Knott's Timeline

1890
January 23, 1890
Bushton, Coles County, Illinois, United States
1916
1916
Age 25
Pomona, Los Angeles, California, United States
1974
April 12, 1974
Age 84
Buena Park, Orange County, California, United States
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Fullerton, Orange County, California, United States