"SHSI Certificate of Recognition"
"Best on the Web"

Encyclopedia Dubuque


"Encyclopedia Dubuque is the online authority for all things Dubuque, written by the people who know the city best.”
Marshall Cohen—researcher and producer, CNN

Affiliated with the Local History Network of the State Historical Society of Iowa, and the Iowa Museum Association.


From Encyclopedia Dubuque
Revision as of 18:38, 10 February 2020 by Randylyon (talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to navigationJump to search
Photo courtesy: Bob Reding
Trade card.
Trade card.Photo courtesy: Bob Reding

A. R. KNIGHTS AND COMPANY. A. R. Knights worked for E. A. GILES & CO. for approximately ten years before opening his own jewelry store in 1878. (1) In August, 1890 the announcement was made that the company had been appointed the time inspectors for the Burlington Railroad in this region. (2)

The company was also deeply involved in encampments of the GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC (G. A. R.). In 1891 it manufactured 5,000 souvenir badges for the veterans. (3)

The 1878 through 1904-1905 Dubuque City Directory stated that this business was located at 708 Main.



1. "Caught on the Fly," Dubuque Herald, November 16, 1878, p. 7. Online: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=uh8FjILnQOkC&dat=18781116&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

2. "Local News in Brief," Dubuque Daily Herald, August 17, 1890, p. 4

3. "Municipal Molecules," Dubuque Daily Herald, March 19, 1891, p. 4