William Hyer Knowles
|William Hyer Knowles|
W. H. Knowles seated second from right
|Born||December 27, 1857|
|Spouse||Mary Davis Ellis|
|Parents||Peter H. and Josephine Hyer Knowles|
Josephine Knowles Seligman
Jeannie Knowles Fay
William Hyer Knowles, Jr.
William Hyer Knowles was a prominent Pensacolian businessman.
William was born to Peter H. and Josephine Hyer Knowles near Pensacola on December 27, 1857. He was educated in private schools in Pensacola, and later briefly attended the University of the South in Tennessee, but did not earn a degree. In 1876 he entered the banking firm of Knowles and Brent, in which his brother L. P. Knowles was already engaged with Francis Celestino Brent. The firm was at some point renamed F. C. Brent and Company and was later merged into the First National Bank.