William Knight Sandmeyer

16 August 1893–February 1971 (Age 77)
Winthrop Harbor, Lake, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Knight

When William Knight Sandmeyer was born on 16 August 1893, in Winthrop Harbor, Lake, Illinois, United States, his father, Emil Sandmeyer, was 32 and his mother, Ethel Ann Knight, was 20. He married Ceora Belle Blalock on 16 June 1923. He lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 5 years. He died in February 1971, in Waukegan, Lake, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77.

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William Knight Sandmeyer
Ceora Belle Blalock
Marriage: 16 June 1923

Spouse and Children

16 June 1923
of Mt. Zion, Macon, IL

Parents and Siblings

    Emil Sandmeyer


    Ethel Ann Knight





    Thomas Edward Sandmeyer


    Emma Sandmeyer


    Mary Jane Sandmeyer


    Ethel Louise Sandmeyer Beckman


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1897 · The Union Loop Elevated

Age 4

The Loop was born in political scandal that combined the three elevated railways around Chicago and combined them into one. The scandal was to raise the fares for commuters so state legislators could receive more money while in office. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

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

German: distinguishing name for a tenant farmer ( see Meyer ) whose farm was on sandy soil (Middle High German sand).

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

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Sources (3)

  • William K Sandmeyer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Sandmeyer in household of Emil Sandmeyer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Sandmeyer in household of E Sandmeyer, "United States Census, 1900"

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