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Katherine Knowlton: Timberline Kate | History Files


Last updated 7/7/2017 at Noon

Even though (or maybe because) longtime Edmonds resident Kate Knowlton remained single and alone, she lived a full life. She was a World War I Army nurse, a silent-film actress, a private nurse, a real estate agent, the proprietor of a tearoom, a mine-owner, and prospector.

Kate’s story has its beginning in Minnesota, where she was born Aug. 26, 1880, the eldest of the seven children of Lyman Ezekiel Knowlton and Eleanor Adella Stone. Her father was from a prominent Canadian pioneer family in South Stukely, Quebec.

In Minnesota, the family lived on a farm in LacQuiParle County. When Kat...

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