Branhilda Knowles


Died aged c. 82

Branhilda Knowles was born in 1898 in Nassau, Bahamas and arrived in Deerfield Beach in 1922 as a trained midwife who delivered more than 1,000 babies. She was married for more than 50 years to Jeremiah Knowles, with whom she raised a family, farmed and operated Knowles Grocery Store, a Dixie County landmark. Mrs. Knowles travelled to labor camps to distribute food and arrange for health care for migrant workers. She was honored by the Broward County Commission, the Broward Historical Society, and the City of Deerfield Beach for her service. Mrs. Knowles died in 1980.


Commemorated on 1 plaque

Branhilda Knowles

Branhilda Knowles [full inscription unknown]

N.E. Focal Point Senior Center (formerly the Braithway School), 227 N.W. 2nd Street, Deerfield Beach, FL, United States where they was