Nancy “Nannie” Patience Knight

Female13 May 1874–7 November 1935

Brief Life History of Nancy “Nannie” Patience

When Nancy “Nannie” Patience Knight was born on 13 May 1874, in Hockley, Province of Texas, Mexico, her father, James Patrick Knight, was 32 and her mother, Marguerite Frances Spears, was 23. She married Joseph Long Whittenberg on 13 February 1893, in Lampasas, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Llano, Llano, Texas, United States in 1920 and Justice Precinct 2, Matagorda, Texas, United States in 1930. She died on 7 November 1935, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Long Whittenberg
1873–1958
Nancy “Nannie” Patience Knight
1874–1935
Marriage: 13 February 1893
Jewel Lovina Whittenberg
1893–1972
Lucy Beatrice Whittenberg
1897–
Prudence Evelyn Whittenberg
1899–1977
Joseph Lafayette Whittenburg
1904–
Frank McBride Whittenberg
1906–1931
Douglas Wooten Whittenberg
1908–1993

Sources (12)

  • Nannie Whittenberg in household of J L Whittenberg, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nannie Knight, "Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973"
  • J L Whittenberg, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 February 1893Lampasas, Texas, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 1

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    1875 · The First Missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

    Age 1

    The first missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints entered Mexico in two groups. The first group went into Sonora and baptized the first 5 members in Latin America. The second group went down to Mexico City and handed out translated verses of the Book of Mormon. The missionaries worked throughout the nation until 1889 and baptized many. Because of the government’s views of polygamy, missionaries weren't allowed to teach and baptize while the mission was closed from 1889 to 1901. The church has since increased from the initial 5 to 1.5 Million members.

    1891 · The Garza Revolution

    Age 17

    The Garza Revolution was a conflict fought between the residents of Coahuila and Texas. It began when a campaign to start an uprising against Porfirio Diaz. Even though it was a minor conflict, it is seen as a precursor to the Mexican Revolution.

    Name Meaning

    English: status or occupational name from Middle English knight ‘retainer, attendant’ (Old English cniht ‘boy, youth, lad)’. The specialized feudal sense ‘a high-ranking tenant bound to serve his lord as a mounted soldier’ is not known to have ever given rise to the surname, although it is not out of the question that it may occasionally have been used as a nickname, perhaps for someone who played the part of an armed knight in a local pageant.

    Irish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac an Ridire ‘son of the knight’. See also McKnight .

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

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