Noel Guild Knight

15 November 1905–18 October 1987 (Age 81)
Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of Noel Guild

When Noel Guild Knight was born on 15 November 1905, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, William Allen Knight, was 29 and his mother, Effie Adelia Phippen, was 31. He married Cleo Ruth Davis on 22 May 1929, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Lehi Ward 3, Utah, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 18 October 1987, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Noel Guild Knight
Cleo Ruth Davis
Marriage: 22 May 1929
Joann Knight

Spouse and Children

22 May 1929
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

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.
1910 · The Lehi Tabernacle Is Completed

Age 5

The beautiful Lehi Tabernacle was completed and dedicated by Joseph F. Smith on May 15, 1910. The white brick building was able to seat 1,200 people. A 9-ton, 19 foot high, pipe organ was the crowning feature of the building. The massive organ cost $3,700 and had a total of 792 pipes. The tabernacle was a jewel in the community.

Age 22

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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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Death of Noel Guild Knight

American Fork Citizen American Fork, Utah 21 October 1987 (Wednesday) Noel G. Knight Noel Guild Knight, age 81, died Oct. 18, 1987 in Salt Lake City. He was born Nov. 5, 1905 in Lehi to William A. …

Sources (3)

  • Noel Guild Knight in household of William Allen Knight, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Noel Guild Knight in household of William Allen Knight, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Noel G Knight, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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