Person:Eucle Knotts (1)

m. 2 Feb 1908
  1. Eucle Knotts1909 - 2011
  2. Ruby KnottsAbt 1911 - Bef 1990
  3. Opal KnottsAbt 1912 - Bef 2011
  4. Raymond Knotts1915 - 1916
  5. Victor Arlington Knotts1918 - Bef 2011
  6. Walter KnottsAbt 1921 - Bef 2011
  7. Berdine KnottsAbt 1926 -
  8. Charles Howard KnottsAbt 1928 - Bef 2011
m. 22 Mar 1931
  1. Calvin KnottsAbt 1932 - Bef 2004
Facts and Events
Name Eucle Knotts
Gender Male
Birth[1] 18 May 1909 Calhoun Co., West Virginia, United States
Marriage 22 Mar 1931 Calhoun Co., West Virginia, United Statesto Velma A. Vannoy
Residence[2] 2011 Orma, Calhoun Co., West Virginia, United States
Death[2] 5 Aug 2011 Spencer, Roane Co., West Virginia, United States
Burial[2] Minnora Cemetery, Minnora, Calhoun Co., West Virginia, United States

Marriage Record Detail... Date: 22 Mar 1931 Place: Calhoun, West Virginia Bride Groom Name: Velma Vannoy Eucle Knotts Birth Place: Calhoun County Calhoun County Age at Marriage: 19 21 Marital Status Prior to Marriage: S S Mother: Losie Vannoy Venna Knotts Father: E. J. Vannoy Howard Knotts

The birth date for Eucle was taken from the carving on the double tombstone at Minnora Cemetery but he was still living when the following 2004 article was written.

95-YEAR-OLD EUCLE KNOTTS IS DEMOCRAT OF THE YEAR (09/27/2004) - published in the Hur Herald,

Knotts was "Bred, born and raised a Democrat ..." Ninety-five-year-old Eucle Knotts of Minnora is Calhoun's Democrat of the Year. The active, young-for-his-age, West Fork native will be representing the county at the annual Jefferson-Jackson Day Celebration in Charleston on October 9. Knotts was selected by the county Democrat Executive Committee to give Knotts "recognition for the work he has done for the Democratic Party." "I was bred, born and raised a Democrat," said Knotts, who said he is excited to attend the event. "Those Republicans have a 'class' of their own. I've always been from the working class, working people," he said. "I'm shocked a lot of West Virginia people think the Bush bunch will look after their interests." Knotts said he grew up in the rough and tumble days of Calhoun politics. "People took it more seriously than they should have," recalling the county's political families. "They'd do anything to win, even having people vote at two different precincts." "One old timer from around here was prosecutor Bee Hopkins. "I think he even moved into the county courthouse and lived," he recalled. Knotts, who was busy putting shutters on his mobile home last week, now lives on the family farm near his birthplace. He was one of seven children of Howard and Vena Westfall Knotts, all descendent's of Calhoun's pioneer Knotts family. "Dad once had a store along this road," pointing down at State Route 16. "I can remember when it was a horse and buggy cow path, lots of mud. In the 1920s it got upgraded and they began to put in some bridges. In the 30s they used prison labor, chain gangs, to knap rock on the road. Where Reip's Store use to be was the prison labor camp." "I moved my dad's old log barn and have been restoring it," said Knotts Knotts attended a two-room school on Sear's Run (Warden Bailey was one of his teachers), while hunting skunks and possums to make money. "I shipped the hides in the mail and got paid, while working on the farm." In 1931 he married "Velma, one of the Vannoy girls from over at Russett. She died not too long ago." They had three children Debbie Frye of Canal Fulton, Ohio and Bob Knotts of Frederick, Maryland. A son, Calvin has died. Knotts went to work on the PA Turnpike during the depression, and continued his work life at Goodyear in Akron, retiring in 1972. He and his wife returned to Calhoun and lived at Millstone for several years. Knotts said he would take time-out from his participation at the Minnora CCCOA Senior Center to participate in the Jefferson-Jackson celebration. "I really feel honored at this time in my life to be recognized as a life-long Democrat," he concluded.

Hur Herald (08/07/2011)

Eucle C. Knotts, 102 - Orma

Eucle C. Knotts, 102 years young, of Orma, West Virginia, passed away August 5, 2011 at Miletree Center in Spencer WV.

He was born May 18, 1909 to the late Howard and Vena Westfall Knotts. In 1930 he married Velma Vannoy and celebrated 72 years of marriage.

He retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company of Akron, Ohio in 1972. He promptly returned to his beloved West Virginia where he resided in Millstone for 27 years and later returned to the family farm, "Crowhill" where he remained active in the community and the Minnora United Methodist Church.

In 2008 he was voted Democrat of the Year and was inducted into the West Virginia Voters Hall of Fame.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Velma and his eldest son, Calvin Knotts; his brothers, Victor, Walter, Charles and Raymond; and sisters, Ruby and Opal.

He is survived by two children, Robert Knotts of Pennsylvania and Debbie Frey of Atwood Lake, Ohio; his sister, Berdine Wayne (Wheeler); 9 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

And now these three remain: Faith, hope and love. The greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 9 at Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg, WV. Rev. Tim Hickman will officiate. Interment will be in the Minnora Cemetery.

  1. West Virginia, United States. Vital Research Records Search Selection. (West Virginia, United States: West Virginia Archives and History)
    Calhoun County Birth Records.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Obituary.

    Eucle C. Knotts, age 102, obituary published Hur Herald, Calhoun Co., WV 7 Aug 2011.

  3.   West Virginia, United States. Vital Research Records Search Selection. (West Virginia, United States: West Virginia Archives and History).

    from his marriage record