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Howard Andrew KnoxPioneer of Intelligence Testing at Ellis Island$
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John Richardson

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780231141680

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231141680.001.0001

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After Ellis Island

After Ellis Island

(p.186) 9 After Ellis Island
Howard Andrew Knox

Richardson John T. E.

Columbia University Press

This chapter focuses on Howard Andrew Knox’s life after his departure from Ellis Island in New York in 1916, when he resigned his commission in the Public Health Service. Several factors may have contributed to Knox’s decision; the most immediate circumstance was that at the beginning of May 1916 Knox had remarried. He resigned his post while he and his new wife, Maka Harper, were taking a short honeymoon. He returned to Ashtabula, Ohio, where he had spent the first nine years of his life, and attempted to set up a private general practice there, but this venture proved unsuccessful. Knox also received an invitation from David Fairchild Weeks, the superintendent of the State Village for Epileptics in Skillman, New Jersey, to take up the post of acting clinical director. He made another attempt to set up a private practice, this time in Bayonne, a city in Hudson County, New Jersey. In 1922 he and his wife bought a summer home in New Hampton, also in New Jersey.

Keywords:   private practice, Howard Andrew Knox, Ellis Island, Public Health Service, Maka Harper, Ashtabula, Ohio, David Fairchild Weeks, State Village for Epileptics, New Jersey

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