Jessie Simmonds Knight

10 May 1859–2 April 1919 (Age 59)
Devonport, Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Jessie Simmonds

When Jessie Simmonds Knight was born on 10 May 1859, in Devonport, Devon, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Sargent Knight, was 48 and her mother, Charlotte Mares, was 36. She married John Willoughby Jr on 10 October 1876, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 2 April 1919, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Willoughby Jr
Jessie Simmonds Knight
Marriage: 10 October 1876
John Heber Willoughby
Louisa Willoughby
Charlotte Eliza Willoughby
Ralph Samuel Willoughby
Alma William Willoughby
Elizabeth Jessie Willoughby
Myrtle Ellen Willoughby
Samuel Leroy Willoughby
Parley Edward Willoughby
Alfred Reuben Willoughby

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 October 1876Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 4
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 16
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: status or occupational name from Middle English knight ‘retainer, attendant’ (Old English cniht ‘boy, youth, lad)’. The specialized feudal sense ‘a high-ranking tenant bound to serve his lord as a mounted soldier’ is not known to have ever given rise to the surname, although it is not out of the question that it may occasionally have been used as a nickname, perhaps for someone who played the part of an armed knight in a local pageant.Irish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac an Ridire ‘son of the knight’. See also McKnight .

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

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    Sources (41)

    • Knight in entry for Willoughby, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • Jessie Knight in household of Sharlotte Knight, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Jessie Knight in entry for Thierry Crezee and Elizabeth W. Jarvis, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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