Marjorie Constance Knight

16 November 1904–25 March 1996 (Age 91)
Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Marjorie Constance

When Marjorie Constance Knight was born on 16 November 1904, in Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Charles Herbert Knight, was 28 and her mother, Ethel Constance Gibbons, was 24. She married Francis Carroll Stille on 4 December 1926, in Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 25 March 1996, in Hackettstown, Warren, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 91.

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Francis Carroll Stille
Marjorie Constance Knight
Marriage: 4 December 1926
Charles Carrol Stille

Spouse and Children

4 December 1926
Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States


    Charles Carrol Stille


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World Events (8)

1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 1

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Age 25

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Marjorie C Knight in household of Charles H Knight, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Margorie C Knight in household of Charles H Knight, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mrs. F. Carrol in entry for Carrol Charles Stille, "New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988"

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