Walter Marvin Knott

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Walter Marvin Knott

Birthdate:
Birthplace: San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, United States
Death: Died in Buena Park, Orange County, California, United States
Cause of death: Parkinson's Disease
Place of Burial: Fullerton, Orange County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

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

Occupation: Berry Farmer
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About Walter Marvin Knott

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  • 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).

From the 1940 federal census, Walter Knott lived in Anaheim, Orange County, California, with his wife 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

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

SOURCE: http://www.nndb.com/people/101/000050948/

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Walter Marvin Knott's Timeline

1889
December 11, 1889
San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, United States
1913
January 26, 1913
Age 23
Pomona, Los Angeles County, California, United States
1916
January 10, 1916
Age 26
Pomona, Los Angeles County, California, United States
1916
Age 26
Pomona, Los Angeles, California, United States
1981
December 3, 1981
Age 91
Buena Park, Orange County, California, United States
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Fullerton, Orange County, California, United States