France. No younger man was ever appointed to one of the high-class counsulships, a position he filled admirably. At the end of his term of service in 1893 he returned to Wilmington and resumed his law studies and May, 1895 was admitted to the bar, forming a partnership with City Soliciter Robert C Harman. On Apr. 20, 1897 at St James' Episcopal church on Madison avenue, New York City, Mr. Knowles was married to Miss Edith Ella Wallace, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Wallace of 75th street, New York. The wedding was a very brilliant affair even for New York. There were more than 500 guest entertained at the home of the bride. It is remarkable that Horace G. Knowles and Richard R. Kenney (who are first cousins, and lineal descendants of Lowder and Lavinia (Cannon) Hearne, should so early in life become the recognized state leaders of the two great national opposing political parties, Democratic and Republican, but such is a fact. Dec. 1806, Mr Knowles was appointed by the President as U.S. minister to Roumania and Servia, a very distinguished honor. Mr. and Mrs. Horace G. Knowles had two sons; Lewis Wallace born Dec. 9, 1899 and Malcolm Gardner born _?_. Isaac, second son of Dr. I.H.D. and S. Lavinia Knowles, married Miss Sarah Bentley of Philadelphia, May 16, 1897 and their residence is 646 North 57th Street, West Philadelphia. He is a practical printer and has a printing office. Harry Knowles, Lavinia's youngest son, married Catherine Conlin; children: Harry and Virgil. He resides in Philadelphia. Betsy, daughter of Lowder and Lavinia (Cannon) Hearne,
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