Knott, George A. & Nellie
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Daily Oklahoman, The 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 
Feb 7, 1948, pg 3

Final Services for Mrs. Knott To Be Monday

The giant un-pruned elm stands alone at “The Blackjacks” now.

For more than 63 years it was jealously protected, first by George A. Knott who planted it and, until Thursday, by Mrs. Knott who refused to allow anyone to even prune the big tree.

Mrs. Knott died Thursday night in the pioneer home where she and her husband first came to live in 1902. She was 87. Her husband, a Yale graduate and classmate of William Howard Taft, died in 1924. He was once collector of internal revenue here.

The Knotts moved to Oklahoma City from Guadalajara, Mexico, where they had operated a private school. They purchased a 320 acre farm home 12 miles east of town. Years later G. A. Nichols built Nicoma Park on all but 10 acres of the home place. Mrs. Knott retained that much.

Mrs. Knott named Nicoma Park at Nichols’ request, taking Nic for Nichols and oma from Oklahoma. Nicoma

For many years before his death Knott was Sunday school superintendent at First Presbyterian church and Mrs. Knott taught Sunday school there.

It was the same sentiment which protected the tree that caused Mrs. Knott to keep the worn rug on her living room floor on which she and Knott stood at their wedding. The rug was a gift from Knott’s Yale fraternity.

Mrs. Knott had been in poor health about a year.

Survivors are her sister, Mrs. E. B. Ringland, 1115 N. Central and a niece, Mrs. Katherine Ringland, of the same address.

Funeral will be in Street & Draper funeral home at 4 pm Monday. Rev W. Ward Davis and Rev. L. C. Walter will conduct services. Interment will be in Rose Hill cemetery.

[05-11-09 per Rose Hill Cemetery
George Tapscott Knott was buried May 20, 1924
Nellie O. Knott is buried in same location and died Feb 1948
they do no have date of birth records on file.]

May 20, 1924,pg 14

Funeral services for George Knott, who died in Santa Barbara, Calif., will be held at the First Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock by the pastor, Rev. W. Clyde Howards. Interment will be in Fairlawn Cemetery.

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