Helen Estelle Knight

22 November 1858–from 1879 to 1971 (Age 20)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Helen Estelle

When Helen Estelle Knight was born on 22 November 1858, in Indiana, United States, her father, Edmond Hadley Knight, was 25 and her mother, Mary Jane Hurlbert, was 22. She married Charles Bateman on 15 July 1875. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Traverse Twp, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Charlevoix, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died from 1879 to 1971, in Charlevoix, Charlevoix, Michigan, United States, at the age of 113.

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Family Time Line

Charles Bateman
1845–
Helen Estelle Knight
1858–1971
Marriage: 15 July 1875
Arthur Eugene Bateman
1879–1941
Grace Eugenia Bateman
1881–1965

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 July 1875
Wexford,Michigan
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 21

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 32

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • Helen C Lancaster in household of James B Lancaster, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Helen E Lancaster in household of James B Lancaster, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Hellen E Lancaster in household of Bernie Lancaster, "United States Census, 1900"

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