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Contributed by Roselyn Wells
August 24, 1899, Thursday, The Waterloo Press

     The sudden death of Mr. Henry H. Knott, which occurred at 8 o'clock p.m. last Thursday was a shock to the entire community.  He was stricken with cholera morbus early in the morning and placed under opiates to relieve his suffering.  He slept some during the day, but in the evening it was evident that his disease had changed for the worse and resulted as above stated.  Mr. Knott was one of the pioneer citizens of Waterloo and always reliable as a man of utmost integrity.  His life was marked with some reverses in business affairs and in politics he never received the reward of his ambition.  He was a republican of the stalwart kind, as in all other conduct in life, there was no mistaking where Henry Knott would stand--a kind husband and father, and in every sense a worthy citizen.  His untimely death will be mourned by the entire community.  For many years he has been the owner of the Waterloo planing mills and attended strictly to the business in hand.