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Charles William Knell (Slim)
15 July 1920 - Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States of America - [ s877 ]
6 April 1999 - Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States of America - [ s877 ]
Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Born 13 September 1921 - Died 2 March 1992
25 January 1941 - Methodist Parsonage, Pottsville, Pennsylvania, United States of America - [ s3016 ]
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United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Name: Charles W. Knell
Name (Original): KNELL, CHARLES W.
Event Type: Military Service
Event Date: 29 Dec 1943
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Event Place: Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
Residence Place:
Race: White
Citizenship Status: citizen
Birth Year: 1920
Education Level: 4 years of high school
Civilian Occupation: Skilled mechanics and repairmen, n.e.c.
Marital Status: Married
Military Rank: Private
Army Branch: No branch assignment
Army Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source Reference: Civil Life
Serial Number: 33835932
Affiliate Publication Title: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946
Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923
Box Film Number: 07141.231
[Jan 2014]

Charles Knell was a Lutheran who converted to Methodist. He was an electrician by trade for Hasler, then in 1960 thru 1989 went into business for himself. His hobbies include fishing as a member of Trout Unlimited. He was member of the VFW and active in church on the Board of Trustees & Finance Committee. He was a veteran of WW II.

Online Obituary - Pottsville Republican - April 7, 1999

Charles W. "Slim" Knell, 78, of Pine Grove area, died Tuesday at Pottsville Hospital.

Born inPottsville, July 6, 1920, he was a son of the late Charles and Mabel L. Rodgers Knell. He was a 1938 graduate of Pottsville HS.

He was an Army/Air Corps veteran of World War II.

He was owner/operator of Charles "Slim" Knell electrical contractor, Pottsville.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Pottsville, and its United Methodist Men, was an associate lay leader, trustee, member of Youth Ministry and church leadership teams. In 1997 he received the Ashby District Lay member Award. He was a member of VFW Post 129 and biddy basketball coach and was active with local Boy Scouts, all of Pottsville. He was a member of Schuylkill Chapter 537, Trout Unlimited and the board of H.T.Rose Enterprises, Newtown.

He was preceded indeath by his wife, the former Carrie Sinton.

Surviving are two daughters, Carol K. Rose, Newtown, and Donna J. Merkey, Pottsville, four grandchildren.

There will be no procession from Schlitzer-Allen-Pugh Funeral Home Pottsville, to first united Methodist Church for services at 11 am Friday. The Revs. Glen Esler and Bonnie Yeaer will officiate. Interment will be in Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.

[AMS Philadelphia]

United States Social Security Death Index
Given Name: Charles
Middle Name: W
Surname: Knell
Name Suffix:
Birth Date: 15 July 1920
Social Security Number: 207-05-7364
State: Pennsylvania
Last Place of Residence: Schuylkill, Pennsylvania
Previous Residence Postal Code: 17963
Event Date: 6 April 1999
Age: 79
[RFSS Sep 2005]

Headstone of Charles William Knell 1920 - 1999Headstone of Charles William Knell 1920 - 1999
Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

The headstone photograph comes from the Find A Grave website courtesy of Sharon Wilhelm with specail thanks for fulfilling a photo request.
The location is Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvaniay, United States of America.
Link to the Find A Grave site for Charles William Knell
[RFSS Oct 2016]
Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950
Name: Charles Knell
Event Date: 25 Jan 1941
Event Place: Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States
Age: 20
Birth Year (Estimated): 1921
Father's Name: Charles
Mother's Name: Mabel Rodgers
Spouse's Name: Carrie Sinton
Spouse's Age: 19
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1922
Spouse's Father's Name: Howard
Spouse's Mother's Name: Bessie Kuentzler
Reference ID:
GS Film number: 2134034
Digital Folder Number: 004541335
Image Number 00327
[RFSS Sep 2013]

Marriage License of Carrie Eleanor Sinton and Charles William Knell
Marriage License of Carrie Eleanor Sinton and Charles William Knell
[RFSS Sep 2013]
[ s877 ] Social Security Death Index - United States of America - SS#: 207-05-7364
[ s3016 ] Marriage Registration - Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950 - Marriage of Charles William Knell and Carrie Eleanor Sinton on 25 January 1941 in Methodist Parsonage, Pottsville, Pennsylvania, United States of America - Reference ID: 375, GS Film number: 2134034, Digital Folder Number: 004541335, Image Number 00327 - MR1941-25-01-CWK-CES
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