Lumber dealer, dentist, violin maker, musician. Son of Robert J. Knox (1835-1903) and Mary G. Leverich (d. 1903), of Utica, NY. Graduate, Philadelphia Dental College. He practiced dentistry in New Haven, CT, and other New England cities for a number of years, then returned to Utica to work in his father's lumber business. In 1905, he opened a shop in Utica, where he made and repaired violins. He was a meticulous craftsman, and his hand-made instruments were in great demand. He also played violin, viola, and cello in several local orchestras. His involvement in Utica musical organizations spanned some five decades.