James Lester Knighten

23 January 1939–24 March 1971 (Age 32)
Lewis, Tennessee, United States

The Life of James Lester

When James Lester Knighten was born on 23 January 1939, in Lewis, Tennessee, United States, his father, Wavey Lindsey Knighten, was 25 and his mother, Elyida Mae (Haley) Knighten, was 20. He died on 24 March 1971, in his hometown, at the age of 32.

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Wavey Lindsey Knighten
Elyida Mae (Haley) Knighten
Charles Edward Knighten
James Lester Knighten

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World Events (3)


Age 2

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1941 · The Four Freedoms

Age 2

President Roosevelt spoke in front of Congress and gave a speech on what Freedoms everyone should be granted. First being the Freedom of Speech. Second, the freedom of Religion, Third, The Freedom from Want, and Fourth, the Freedom from Fear. Being a big deal, FDR didn't just say that all people should have these freedoms because Americans already expected these freedoms.
1942 · Atomic Energy Plant at Oak Ridge

Age 3

The atomic energy plant that was built in Oak RIdge, Tennessee. The land was acquired secretly by the government in order to help with the Manhattan Project. The Uranium for the project was housed in the facility.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Knighton .

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

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