Frances Amelia Knouse

Female 1918 - 2015  (96 years)


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  • Name Frances Amelia Knouse 
    Born 30 Sep 1918  Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 May 2015  Huntsville, Walker County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 13 May 2015  Oakwood Cemetery - Huntsville, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7398  Cody LeBlanc's Family Tree
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2020 

    Father Joseph Knouse,   b. 16 Mar 1881, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1945, Zwolle, Sabine Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Paulina Kezerle,   b. 30 Jun 1889, Stari Laz, Primorje-Gorski, Croatia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1956, Zwolle, Sabine Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 16 May 1905 
    Family ID F3222  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sammie David Bradley,   b. 15 Nov 1917, Howe, Grayson County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1980, Huntsville, Walker County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1945  Dallas, Collin County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. J.D. Bradley
     2. J.H. Bradley
    Last Modified 7 May 2019 
    Family ID F3243  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Obituary:

      Frances Amelia Knouse Bradley passed away in her home in Huntsville, Texas, on May 10, 2015.

      She was born on September 30, 1917, in Hemphill, Texas, to Joseph Knouse and Paulina Kezele Knouse.

      Frances attended lower school in Zwolle, Louisiana, where her father was engaged in the timber business. She attended Sophie Newcomb College in New Orleans, Louisiana, for one year, and transferred to Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where she was graduated in 1939, with a Bachelor of Science Degree.

      During World War II, Frances joined the American Red Cross and lived in India, where she met her husband, Sammie David Bradley, who was serving in the United States Air Force in that country. They were married in 1945, and spent the next fifteen years at various Air Force bases in the United States and abroad.

      In 1960, after her husband retired from the military service, Frances and her family moved to Huntsville, Texas, where her husband was hired by O. B. Ellis, as Assistant Director of the Texas Department of Corrections, to establish the industrial program.

      Frances was involved for decades with the Women's Auxiliary of Huntsville Memorial Hospital, the Huntsville Garden Club, the LSU Alumni and other civic actives.

      She is preceded in death by her husband, her brothers and sister and her parents. She is survived by two sons, Jody D. Bradley, Sr. , of Woodville, Mississippi, and his wife Barbara and Jeff H. Bradley of Houston and Huntsville. She is also survived by three grandson, Jody Jr. of Arizona, Jason of Texas, and Jeremy of North Carolina.

      Friends may visit on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, from 5-8 pm at the family home.

      A funeral mass will be held at St. Thomas Catholic Church, 1323 16th Street at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, with Father Fred Valone officiating. A private interment will follow.

      Donations may be made to the Frances Knouse Bradley Memorial Window Fund at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Huntsville, Texas.

      Memorial condolences may be made to the family at www.shmfh.com.

      Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home, 936-291-7300

      (Published in The Houston Chronicle on May 12, 2015)