George Henry Haskell, noted in the above graduation exercises as the reader of a poem, was born about December 1856 at Sangerville, Maine, in Piscataquis County, the son of Henry and Lucinda Jane (Harlow) Knowlton.
An earlier post contained scanned pages of the graduation exercises program and the entire catalog of Eastern State Normal School in Castine, Maine, for the year ending June 3, 1881. It contains names and home towns of the trustees, faculty and students, including George H. Knowlton.
George's paternal grandparents were Isaiah, Jr. and Clarissa (Spooner) Knowlton of Sangerville, Maine. His maternal grandparents were Asa and Polly Leach (Low) Harlow of Parkman, Maine, also in Piscataquis County.
George Henry Knowlton married Catherine S. Foye about 1889. She was born about June 1859 in Maine, the daughter of Robert H. and Catherine Jane (Bond) Foye of Montville, Maine. Her paternal grandparents were Robert and Sarah Foye. Her maternal grandparents were David Gilmore Bond and wife Sarah Oliver (Nichols) Bond.
I found three children for George Henry and Catherine S. (Foye) Knowlton:
- Laura Foye Knowlton, born 18 July 1890 at Bridgewater, Massachusetts
- Sarah Margaret Knowlton, born 18 April 1892 at Bridgewater, Massachusetts
- George Harlow Knowlton, born 16 July 1897 at Chelmsford, Massachusetts