Dr Knaggs died July 11 in University College Hospital, where he had studied more than 70 years ago. He qualified in 1881 and... started practice in partnership with his father, also a doctor. His grandfather, too, was a surgeon. In his early days he was a ship's surgeon, serving for a time with P & O to the Far East. Thereafter he settled in London, practising in the old family house in Camden Rd, Wimpole St and latterly in Manchester Sq.
Soon after the turn of the century he turned his back on orthodox medical methods of treatment and he often said that he had not prescribed a drug for 50 years. He followed a parallel line with Austin, Oldfield and Arbuthnot Lane and it is not to be wondered at that he drew opposition and criticism from many of his orthodox colleagues. However, he soon came to be recognised as a dietetic and diagnostic specialist, and achieved a unique position in the history of nature cure as a pioneer. His methods are well known - the saline fast, the lemon cure, and his emphasis on the essential nature of spinal manipulation in treatment are but a few of them. He regarded sugar as the "arch enemy" and the potato as "man's best friend" in diet.
He was in no sense a crank or extremist, and a study of his many writings and an examination of his dietary methods will show how liberal and realistic were his unorthodox views. His keen sense of humour, his kind and sympathetic manner and friendly approach to his patients, completely devoid of pretence and untainted by any form of medical mumbo-jumbo, instantly created a bond between them which was half the secret of his success. He retired from active practice when he was over 93 and only then because his physical strength was no longer equal to the task, though his brain was clear and active as ever...
Philip Knaggs D.O., M.B.N.A
Horncastle News Wed 12 Jan 2005 Death
Sheila Knaggs – A much loved mother and grandmother suddenly passed away after a short illness on 4th January 2005. Funeral service will be held at St Mary’s Church, Horncastle, today, Wednesday 12th January at 11.30.
Horncastle Today (Online)
September 2003 Obituaries
Derick Knaggs THE funeral has taken place at St Mary’s Church, Horncastle of Derick Knaggs who died peacefully at his home on August 30. Family mourners were: Sheila, wife; Michael and Annette Knaggs, Simon and Nicola Knaggs, sons and daughters-in-law; Liz and Steve Blackburn, Kay and Relief Leonce, daughters and sons-in-law; Jane and Catherine Lovely, James, Craig and Steven Knaggs, Daniel and Jake Leonce, grandchildren etc (plus photo)
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Ipswich Evening Star
Tue 3 Apr 1945 Acknowledgments
Mrs Knaggs, Mary and Violet, 10 Lindbergh Road, wish to thank all kind friends and neighbours for the sympathy extended to them in their recent sad loss.
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Fri 26 Jun 1953 Wedding Photo
Mr K Seager, of Station Street and Miss M Knaggs, of Birkfield Drive, who were married at St Mary Stoke Church.
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Mon 5 Dec 2005 Death
Knaggs, John Barry – Passed away after a lot of suffering, November 30th 2005, aged 56 years, loving son of Babs and Cecil. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral Service to be held at the Old Cemetery Chapel on Tuesday December 13th at 1.00 p.m. followed by burial at the Millennium Cemetery.
Irish Times (online)
Thu 9 Dec 2010 Death
KNAGGS - peacefully in the R.L.I. after a short illness, Sydney James, aged 90 years (retired from Royal Sun Alliance). A devoted and much loved husband, dad, gramps and great grandpa. Cremation to take place at Lancaster & Morecambe Crematorium on Thursday December 16 at 1.15 p.m. Family flowers only please, donations if desired in lieu for either The Alzheimer's Society or the R.S.P.C.A. c/o Hayes & Parkinson Ltd., Captain French Lane, Kendal, LA9 4HS.
JAE The Journal of Automotive Engineering
December 1974 Maurice Knaggs 1898-1974
Of the many distinguished engineers who have specialised in various sectors of automotive design and development, Maurice Knaggs became one of the best-liked and most respected; the sad report of his death last August at the age of 76 recalled many occasions in which his special talents and unique experience enabled him to resolve a seemingly intractable problem. Once satisfied that his diagnosis was correct, he had the tenacity in argument that belied his quiet unassuming manner; in short, he was a man with the courage of his convictions.
Maurice Knaggs was educated at the Haberdashers Aske’s Hampstead School and the Polytechnic, Regent Street, London. He spent a short time as a draughtsman at The Lanchester Motor Co. and then at Crossley Bros Ltd, in Manchester, where he joined IAE at the suggestion of Mr George Watson. In October 1920, he became a research engineer at SKF, Luton, and remained with that company, continuously, until he retired in May 1963. From the formation of the centre in 1923, Maurice Knaggs made a great contribution to the activities of the IAE and later of the AD at Luton, when he served on the Committee for many years and became Chairman in 1952. Unfortunately, neither his Chairman’s Address (nor his many informal talks) were printed, but his paper entitled “Development in Anti-Friction Bearings” can be found in the IAE Proceedings (Vol 30, 1935-6).
He took a lively interest in the planning of the Golden Jubilee meeting which was held by the Centre a year ago and was disappointed that ill health prevented him from attending in person. On that occasion, H A Dean recalled his earliest recollection of Maurice Knaggs as an adviser to Vauxhall, in 1925, when he helped solve a durability problem in the combined oscillating and reciprocating drive to the single-sleeve valves of a new six-cylinder engine.
The counterpoint to his activities in the field was the technical guidance which Maurice Knaggs was able to give with increasing authority, to his own company during the rapid expansion of its range of products and scale of manufacture in the UK. When he joined SKF, only ball bearings were made at Luton; taper roller bearings followed in 1922 and cylindrical roller bearings a year later. At about that time, Henry Zetterström became technical manager, seemingly the first to recognise and encourage the abilities of a new recruit.
Although so clearly identified with the motor industry, where he became a valuable adviser, of unquestioned integrity, to all the principal vehicle makers, Maurice Knaggs was also involved in other branches of engineering, and special projects such as the Golden Arrow, with J S Irving, Speed of the Wind, with G E T Eyston, and the Mallard locomotive, with Sir Nigel Gresley.
Jackson’s Oxford Journal (Oxford)
Sat 3 March 1804 Marriage (London)
Mr. Davies, jun. of Gracechurch Street to Miss Knaggs, of Peckham
Sat 17 Jul 1819 Marriage
Mr Henry Gastineau of Camberwell to Mary, eldest daughter Of J. Knaggs Esq. of Rise, Yorkshire.
Kentish Express (Ashford) Knagg, John – Aged 59 years, taken suddenly on May 7 2005. Loved and cherished by Liz, Janette, Colin, Victoria and Katie. Funeral to take place at Charing Crematorium on Monday May 16 2005 at 4 pm. (This is Alfred Ernest John)
Lancashire Evening Post (Lancashire Daily Post from 1895 to 1937)
Wed 16 Feb 1921 Death
Knagg - On the 16th inst, at 4 Grosvenor Place, Ashton, William Hindley, the dearly loved husband of Emma Knagg and the eldest son of R Y Knagg, late of Fulwood, for 24 years headmaster of St Andrew’s School, Ashdown, in his 53rd year. Interment at St Andrew’s, Ashton, on Saturday at 2.30.
Mon 2 Jun 1924 Death
Knagg - on the 31st ult, at 79 Wilbraham Street, Preston, Harriet Matilda Knagg.
“After patient suffering, now comes rest.”
Fri 14 Aug 1936 Death
Knagg - on 13th inst, at 22 Hilton Street, Preston, George Alfred Knagg, aged 58 years.
Mon 18 Oct 1937 Death
Knagg - on the 15th inst, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of the late Robert Knagg, aged 70 years. R.I.P., 9 St Mary’s Street. Requiem Mass St Joseph’s 9.30 am, Wednesday.
Sat 10 Nov 1951 Death
Knagg - On November 9th (suddenly) Lilian (née Pickering) aged 58 years, the beloved wife of Albert Knagg, 289 North Road, Preston. Funeral service in All Saints Church on Thursday at 1.30 pm.
Fri 31 Oct 1952 Death
Knagg - On October 30th at Sharoe Green Hospital, Albert, the beloved husband of the late Lily Knagg (née Pickering) and dear father of Kenneth and brother of Bertha, Herbert and Fred, aged 62 years. Funeral service, All Saints Church, Tuesday at 1.15 prior to interment, Preston Cemetery.
Sat 11 Jan 1958 Death
Knagg - Of your charity pray for the repose of the soul of Frederick, the dearly beloved husband of Kathleen Knagg and the dear father of Frank and father-in-law of Norma and the brother of Bertha, who died, fortified with the rites of Holy Church, on January 10th, at 40 Brewery Street, Preston, aged 52 years. R I P
Requiem Mass St Augustine’s Church, Tuesday 9 am, prior to interment Preston Cemetery.
Thu 21 Feb 1963 Death
Knagg - On February 18th at Preston Royal Infirmary, Nicholas Albert, darling infant son of Kenneth and Sylvia Knagg, 44 Watery Lane, Preston.
Fri 25 Feb 1966 Death
Knagg - Catherine, beloved wife of the late Frederick Knagg and dear mother of Francis and Norma, and loving nanna of Angela, Peter and David, who died fortified with the Rites of Holy Church, on February 24th at 55 Carlisle House, St Austin’s Road, Preston, aged 57. Requiem mass, St Augustine’s Church, Tuesday 9 am prior to interment Preston New Cemetery.
- beloved daughter of William and the late Annie Harrison and the loving sister of Florence and sister-in-law of Vincent and dear aunt of Bernard.
Thu 12 May 1966 Death
Knagg - On May 11th, at Preston Royal Infirmary, Robert Cecil, aged 72 years, the dearly loved husband of Martha Knagg, and a loving father - 412 Brook Street, Preston. No mourning or flowers by request. Funeral service Christ Church, Fulwood, Monday 1.45 pm followed by cremation Preston Crematorium.
Mon 1 May 1967 Death
Knagg - On April 30th, at 4 Dale Avenue, Longton, Arnold Douglas, aged 58 years, the dearly loved husband of Marjorie Gwynedd Knagg. Service at Longton Methodist Chapel on Wednesday at 3 pm prior to cremation at Preston Crematorium.
Thu 26 Jul 1973 Death
Knagg - On July 24th, in hospital, Winifred, aged 65 years, dear wife of the late George, a dear mother, mother-in-law and grandma. Funeral service and interment Preston Cemetery on Friday at 12 noon. 1 Hoghton View, Preston.
Mon 1 Nov 1982 Death
Knagg - On October 31st, in hospital, of 4 Dale Avenue, Longton, Marjorie Gwynedd aged 71 years, the dearly beloved wife of the late Arnold Knagg.
Funeral service Longton Methodist Chapel, Thursday 2.30 pm prior to committal at Preston Crematorium. Mo flowers by request. Donations if desired to St Catherine’s Hospice c/o Mr Whalley. Arrangements: G C Whalley.
Wed 5 Oct 1983 Death
Knagg On October 2nd, in hospital, Martha, aged 90 years, of Dovedale House, Ingol, the beloved wife of the late (Robert) Cyril, dear aunty of Graham, Geoffrey and Keith. Funeral service Preston Crematorium, Monday 3.30 pm.
Tue 4 Apr 1996 Death
Knagg (Kenneth Alfred) - Peacefully at home on April 2nd 1996, Ken, aged 62 years, loving husband of the late Annie, much loved dad of David, June, Sheila, Kathleen, Kenneth and Andrew, very dear father-in-law of Irene, Philip, Walter, Alan and Beverley, devoted granddad and great granddad. Funeral service to be held at Leyland Parish Church on April 10th 1996 at 11 am followed by cremation at Preston Crematorium at 12.15 pm.
Tue 21 Dec 1999 Death
Knagg (née McDougall) - peacefully on December 18th 1999 at St Catherine’s Hospice, Norma Evelyn, aged 64 years, dearly loved mother of Angela, Peter and David, dear mother-in-law of Brian and Annette, treasured nanna of Michelle, Vanessa, Nicola and Robert. Funeral service and committal to be held at Preston Crematorium on Thursday December 23rd, 1999 at 1.30 pm. Family flowers only please, donations if so desired to St Catherine’s Hospice.
23 May 2009 Death
KNAGG - On May 8, 2009, George aged 71 years. The Lord's my shepherd. Funeral service to be held at Preston Crematorium on Wednesday May 27 at 9.30am.
Liverpool Mercury Mon 2 Aug 1875 Marriage
Edwards-Knaggs – July 31, at St Saviour’s Church, Everton, Edward Edwards to Thirza Eliza, daughter of John Knaggs, of Everton.
Fri 23 Nov 1894 Marriage
Armstrong-Knagg – Nov 15, at Comely Cottage, Dunoon, James Armstrong, Brampton, Cumberland to Janet Scott, third daughter of Mrs Knagg
London Daily News Sat 16 Nov 1889 Marriage
15th inst/ at St Pauls Chapel, Hawley Road, Kentish Town, NW Arthur Edward Copping, of Hornsey to Nancy Annie L., daughter of H. G. Knaggs, Esq., MD, Camden Road, NW