Malah P. Wales

3 March 1890–9 August 1985 (Age 95)
Brown, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Malah P.

When Malah P. Wales was born on 3 March 1890, in Brown, Nebraska, United States, her father, Henry Asaph Wales, was 41 and her mother, Mary C Cox, was 33. She married William Hyde McKnight on 5 April 1911, in Brown, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Long Pine, Brown, Nebraska, United States in 1930. She died on 9 August 1985, in Brown, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Grandview Cemetery, Colfax, Nebraska, United States.

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William Hyde McKnight
Malah P. Wales
Marriage: 5 April 1911
Louis William McKnight
Thelma P Mcknight
Mary C McKnight

Spouse and Children

5 April 1911
Brown, Nebraska, United States



    Thelma P Mcknight




    Mary C McKnight


Parents and Siblings

    Henry Asaph Wales





World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 26

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from Wale 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Malah McKnight in household of Wm McKnight, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Malah P Mcknight in household of William H Mcknight, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Malah P Wales in household of Henry A Wales, "United States Census, 1910"

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