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Walter Knott

Walter KnottAKA Walter B. Knott

Born: 11-Dec-1889
Birthplace: San Bernardino, CA
Died: 3-Dec-1981
Location of death: Buena Park, CA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Loma Vista Memorial Park, Fullerton, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business, Activist
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Founder of Knott's Berry Farm

In addition to founding Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, Walter Knott helped to popularize boysenberries (having been hybridized years before by Rudolph Boysen).

Knott was also a major figure in grassroots politics, helping to establish Orange County, California as a conservative bastion.

Father: Elgin C. Knott (preacher)
Mother: Margaret Dougherty ("Ginny")
Wife: Cordelia Hornaday (b. 23-Jan-1890, d. 12-Apr-1974)
Son: Russell H. Knott (d. 7-May-2002)
Daughter: Rachel Knott Oliphant ("Toni", d. 30-Jan-2003)
Daughter: Virginia M. Knott Bender (d. 13-Jun-2003)
Daughter: Marion Knott Montapert (b. 1922)

    High School: Pomona High School, Pomona, CA

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