Lynn Kearns Knighton

16 November 1884–26 November 1964 (Age 80)
Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, United States

The Life of Lynn Kearns

When Lynn Kearns Knighton was born on 16 November 1884, in Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, United States, his father, George Henry Knighton, was 25 and his mother, Emma Jane Kearns, was 23. He married Alberta Gertrude "Gertie" Monkman on 6 May 1912, in Waukegan, Lake, Illinois, United States. He died on 26 November 1964, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego, California, United States.

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Lynn Kearns Knighton
Alberta Gertrude "Gertie" Monkman
Marriage: 6 May 1912

Spouse and Children

6 May 1912
Waukegan, Lake, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1896 · Utah becomes a state

Age 12

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 22

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Old English cnihta, genitive plural of cniht ‘servant’, ‘retainer’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Lynn K Knighton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Linn K Knighton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lynn K Knighton, "United States Census, 1940"

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