Reagan Grant Knight

1 April 1927–14 April 2007 (Age 80)
Gilmer, Upshur, Texas, United States

The Life of Reagan Grant

When Reagan Grant Knight was born on 1 April 1927, in Gilmer, Upshur, Texas, United States, his father, Frederick Homer Knight, was 41 and his mother, Ella Theodocia Sanders, was 32. He married Joyce Maxine Futrell on 10 December 1949. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Upshur, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 14 April 2007, in Gilmer, Upshur, Texas, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Kelsey Cemetery, Kelsey, Upshur, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reagan Grant Knight
1927–2007
Joyce Maxine Futrell
1931–2004
Marriage: 10 December 1949
Paulette Knight
1954–1954

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 December 1949
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World Events (8)

1929

Age 2

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.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 2

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 21

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

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)

  • Reagan Grant Knight, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Reagan G. Knight in household of Fred H. Knight, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Reagan Grant Knight in household of Fred H Knight, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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