ARCHIE KNOX was born in New Jersey on November 28, 1909 to a house painter John Knox, and his wife Ellen. There were at least 6 older children. His early years were spent at 508 North 27th street in East Camden. The family soon moved to North Camden. Growing up in North Camden near the corner of Front and Erie Streets, he was a member of a large family that had a presence in the neighborhood for many years.
Fighting as a lightweight, Archie Knox was another one of the fine crop of boxers that came out of Camden in the 1920s and 1930s. After boxing as an amateur, he turned professional in order to help his family after the death of his father. He had enlisted in the Army while underage in September of 1927. His mother sough his discharge by going to Congressman Charles A. Wolverton, and he was released from the military in February of the following year. At the time of the 1930 Census he lived with his mother and older sister Edith at 94 Erie Street.
After World War II Archie Knox lived at 926 North 3rd Street. Last a resident of Pennsauken NJ, he passed away in June of 1982.
A nephew, Francis Knox, the son of his older brother John, was killed in action while serving with the United States Army Air Force on July 2, 1944.
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