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Knox Tucker

Obituary of Richard M. Knox, Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Gen. R. M. Knox, former Commander of the Arkansas Division, U. D. C., and a representative citizen of Pine Bluff, Ark., died at his home there on June 1. He had been ill since his seventy-seventh anniversary, in April. His long residence in Pine Bluff and his prominence in business circles served to make him personally well known throughout that sections of the State. He was unusually active among Confederate veterans and had served two terms as Brigadier General, commanding the Arkansas Division. He was a member of J. E. D. Murray Camp, U. C. V., of Pine Bluff, and also a member of the Elks Lodge of that city.

Richard M. Knox was born in Milan, Tenn., April 25, 1838, and moved to Sardis, Miss., with his parents in 1847. At the beginning of the war he and four brothers, the late John Knox, Dr. N. T. Knox, J. P. Knox, and the only surviving brother, W. H. Knox, entered the Confederate army and all served throughout the four years of struggle and privation. The youngest brother, S. Y. T. Knox, was too young to enter the army. Richard M. Knox served most of the time in the 1st Mississippi Cavalry, under General Forrest.

At the end of the war Mr. Knox went to Memphis and was in business there until July, 1871, when he removed to Pine Bluff and entered the mercantile business, which he operated for thirty-four years, retiring from active business about ten years ago. He was one of the founders of the Citizens' Bank of Pine Bluff and was First Vice President and a director at the time of his death, and he was also interested in other business concerns of the city. He was twice married and is survived by his second wife, who was Miss Victoria Tucker, and seven children-four daugters and three sons.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, July, 1915.

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