Nora Amanda Knight

22 February 1875–13 July 1954 (Age 79)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Nora Amanda

When Nora Amanda Knight was born on 22 February 1875, in Illinois, United States, her father, Moses Knight, was 52 and her mother, Sarah Ann Potter, was 31. She married Tandy Doss Tooley on 3 September 1891, in Douglas, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Clinton Township, Douglas, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Bryan Township, Douglas, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. She died on 13 July 1954, in Mountain Grove, Wright, Missouri, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Vanzant Cemetery, Bryan Township, Douglas, Missouri, United States.

Photos & Memories (2)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Tandy Doss Tooley
Nora Amanda Knight
Marriage: 3 September 1891
Lanalue Effie Tooley
Sherman Joseph Tooley
Roy William Tooley
Nona May Tooley
Ollie Monroe Tooley
Carrie Almyra Tooley
Ora R. Tooley
Charlie Louis Tooley
Virgil Tooley
Willard F. Tooley
Omer Tooley
Leota Tooley

Spouse and Children

3 September 1891
Douglas, Missouri, United States


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Moses Knight






    Neomia V Knight


    Oliver Knight


    Moses R Knight


    Richard Mose Knight


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 2

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Nora Tooley in household of Dorsey Tooley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nora Tooley in household of Tandy D Tooley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nora Tooley in household of Doss Tooley, "United States Census, 1940"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.