Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
AMEL H. KNOX is well known as
one of the leading business men of Almira. He is proprietor of the
City Meat Market, one of the finest markets in Lincoln county, and which
the ability of our subject has brought to its present condition.
Amel H. Knox was born in Wisconsin, on June
20, 1872, being the son of Fred and Amelia (Wislinsky) Knox, natives of
Germany. They came to America when young and settled in Wisconsin
where they are engaged in farming. Our subject received his education
in the school adjacent to his home place, also assisting his father during
his young days on the farm. Then he went to work for wages and as
early as 1890, came to Douglas county where he took a homestead.
He was one of the diligent and enterprising farmers of that county until
recently, when he sold his farm property and moved to Almira where he started
a meat market. Soon after opening business he had the great misfortune
to lose everything by fire and then he built a fine brick structure which
is in keeping with his business. Mr. Knox enjoys a fine patronage
and in the years in which he has resided in this country has cleared considerable
property being now one of the well-to-do citizens. His strict business
principles and affability have won for him the respect of all and given
him an excellent patronage.
In 1900, Mr. Knox married Miss Nora Hill,
a native of Missouri, and to them two children, Orin and Earl E., have
The building in which Mr. Knox does business
is twenty by fifty feet and in addition to carrying a full stock of choice
meats and fish, he also handles fresh fruits and vegetables. His
market is an up-to-date business place, provided with all modern appliances
known to this business, and is a model of neatness and taste. He
also operates a wagon throughout the surrounding territory and supplies
patrons sixteen miles from town. In addition to the property mentioned,
he owns a beautiful residence in Almira and other interests.