Emma Bertina McKnight

29 July 1898–15 September 1975 (Age 77)
Logan, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Emma Bertina

When Emma Bertina McKnight was born on 29 July 1898, in Logan, Nebraska, United States, her father, Robert John McKnight, was 44 and her mother, Clara Karen Veronica Hemmingsen, was 21. She married Timothy Earl Cronin on 5 December 1917, in Menominee, Menominee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Spalding, Greeley, Nebraska, United States for about 10 years. She died on 15 September 1975, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Ione Catholic Cemetery, Ione, Amador, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Timothy Earl Cronin
Emma Bertina McKnight
Marriage: 5 December 1917
Gilbert Earl Cronin
Margaret Ann Cronin
Robert John Cronin
Joseph William Cronin
Michael Cronin

Spouse and Children

5 December 1917
Menominee, Menominee, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 8

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 21

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Irish:1. (Ulster) Anglicized form of Scottish Mac Neachtain , which is usually Anglicized as McNaughton . 2. part translation of Gaelic Mac an Ridire ‘son of the horseman (Gaelic ridire)’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emma B Mc Knight in household of Robert Wm Mc Knight, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Emma Mcnight in household of Robert J Mcnight, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Emma Cronin in household of Earl L Cronin, "United States Census, 1920"

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