Silas Ezra Keenholts was born on December 3, 1839 in Knox, a son of John Keenholts and Christina Saddlemire. He was an only child.
Marriage & Children
Silas Keenholts married Elmina Armstrong, the daughter of John B. Armstrong and Mary Clikeman. Their children were:
- Emma Keenholts b. about 1866 (Mrs. Emory Truax of Knox) ( - April 22, 1932)
- John A. Keenholts b. about 1871 narried Susie E. Beebe
- Walter J. Keenholts b. about 1879
- Louella Keenholts b. about 1883 Mrs. Luther Secor of Yonkers ( - Bef 1932)
Elmina Armstrong Keenholts died on March 21, 1892 in Knox. Silas Keenholts died on September 4, 1925 at the home of Emory Truax. They’re buried beside each other in the Knox Cemetery.
Silas Keenholts Obituary - Altamont Enterprise - September 5, 1924 Elmira Armstrong Keenholts Obituary - Altamont Enterprise - March 26, 1892 An early view of the Keenholt's House on the Bozenkill in Knox. The people are members of the Edmund Stafford family that lived across the road. Pictured in this photo from left to right are, Edmund Stafford, Floyd Stafford, Mr. Jesse H Stafford, Mrs. Grace E Burns and son Arthur Burns, Alfred Stafford and Mrs. Jesse H Stafford. Photo courtesy of Barry Schinnerer