Illness Fatal to Thomas Kneebone
Funeral Services Planned Wednesday for University Instructor
Thomas J. Kneebone, 816 Brookwood place, an instructor in shop practice in the engineering college of the University, died Monday afternoon at a local hospital, after an illness of two weeks. He was 66 years old.
He was born in 1866, in Cornwall, England, and came to Republic, Mich., with his parents in 1882. He was married in 1889 to Eliza Rutter of Champion. Mr. Kneebone came to the University in 1919, and had held the position of instructor continuously. He was praised today by Prof. O. W. Boston, director of the engineering shops, as a "teacher of natural ability and one who loved his work, and with whom the students came into contact willingly because of his sincere attitude."
He was active in the Masonic order, and was a member of the Fraternity lodge, No. 262, F. & A. M., Ann Arbor council, R. A. M., and Ann Arbor commandery, No. 13, Knights Templar.
He is survived by the widow; two sons, John R. and Robert W., of Chicago, both alumni of the University of Michigan; a grandson, John David Kneebone of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. William Gilbert of Detroit, and Mrs. Martin Suneson of Michigan City, Ind.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon at the Dolph funeral home, with Dr. Frederick B. Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
University of Michigan College of Engineering
University of Michigan - Faculty & Staff
Fraternity Lodge No. 262 F&AM
Forest Hill Cemetery
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Ann Arbor News
Dr. Frederick B. Fisher
Thomas J. Kneebone
Orlan W. Boston
John David Kneebone
Eliza Rutter Kneebone
Bessie Kneebone Suneson
816 Brookwood Place