Jefferson County


A Collection of Photos 
Submitted by: Scott A. Lee

Minnie Davenport Kniffen married Charles Carroll Kniffen, 
son of Alfred Kniffen who owned the Kniffen Hotel.  
Charles worked for the L & N Railroad. 
He was killed Thanksgiving day 1896 when he was 
struck by a train in the rail yard.  
This house was destroyed by fire in the 1930's.

Minnie had her rural home moved across from the 
railroad depot (in Belle Rive) and created a hotel/boarding 
house/telephone exchange in order to support her family following 
Charles Kniffens death.  I am also sending a photo marked as "Kniffen 
home before the move into town".  We see Minnie with her four children. 

Kniffen home before the move into town

Belle Rive Baseball Team
Alfred Davenport Kniffen standing far right

Al Kniffen and Friends
Al Kniffen far right

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