Nancy Isabell Knight

27 January 1878–21 May 1946 (Age 68)
Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Nancy Isabell

When Nancy Isabell Knight was born on 27 January 1878, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States, her father, James Henry Harrison Knight, was 34 and her mother, Nancy Isabella Simmons, was 35. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Alvin Luther Cook. She lived in Magisterial District 2, Campbell, Kentucky, United States in 1930. She died on 21 May 1946, in Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Union Chapel, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alvin Luther Cook
1889–1947
Nancy Isabell Knight
1878–1946
Lawrence Cook
1917–1917
Mattie Cleo Cook
1920–2008

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 14

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 18

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: status name from Middle English knyghte ‘knight’, Old English cniht ‘boy’, ‘youth’, ‘serving lad’. This word was used as a personal name before the Norman Conquest, and the surname may in part reflect a survival of this. It is also possible that in a few cases it represents a survival of the Old English sense into Middle English, as an occupational name for a domestic servant. In most cases, however, it clearly comes from the more exalted sense that the word achieved in the Middle Ages. In the feudal system introduced by the Normans the word was applied at first to a tenant bound to serve his lord as a mounted soldier. Hence it came to denote a man of some substance, since maintaining horses and armor was an expensive business. As feudal obligations became increasingly converted to monetary payments, the term lost its precise significance and came to denote an honorable estate conferred by the king on men of noble birth who had served him well. Knights in this last sense normally belonged to ancient noble families with distinguished family names of their own, so that the surname is more likely to have been applied to a servant in a knightly house or to someone who had played the part of a knight in a pageant or won the title in some contest of skill.2 Irish: part translation of Gaelic Mac an Ridire ‘son of the rider or knight’. See also McKnight .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nannie Cook in household of Lute Cook, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nancy Knight in household of J H Knight, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nannie Knight in household of James H Knight, "United States Census, 1910"

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