KNOX, JOHN, 1905-1983


Writer. Born September 17, 1905, Carlsbad, N.M.  Parents– Thomas Spence Knox and Lucile Pauline Schwerdtfeger Knox.  Married–Elsie Lorene Oliver, 24 March 1941. Children– Four. Education– Abilene Christian College; McMurry College. Spent his early childhood in Eutaw, Ala., where his father was a Presbyterian minister; later moved to South Carolina, Texas, and back to Decatur, Ala. Freelance writer of short stories, short novels, and poems; wrote the first official history of Morgan County, Ala., based on a series of articles for the Decatur Daily.  Died May 6, 1983.


Files at the Alabama Public Library Service.


A History of Morgan County, Alabama. Decatur, Ala.; Morgan County Board of Revenue and Control, 1972.

The Story of Decatur, Alabama. Decatur, Ala.; Mayor and Council, 1970.