Benjamin Knell

21 December 1833–29 January 1915 (Age 81)
Millbrook, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Benjamin

When Benjamin Knell was born on 21 December 1833, in Millbrook, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Corke Knell, was 41 and his mother, Rhoda Fry, was 40. He married Ann Green in 1860, in United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 29 January 1915, in Pinto, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Benjamin Knell
Ann Green
Marriage: 1860
James Green Thompson Knell
Charles Edward Thompson Knell
Benjamin Franklin Knell
Walter John Knell
Emilina Knell
Lillie Adline Knell
Minnie Ann Knell
Robert Henry Green Knell
Rhoda Alice Knell
Frank Knell

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    1860United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 21
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 30
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (Kent): topographic name from Middle English knelle, knille ‘knoll, hill, hilltop’ (Old English cnyll(e)), for someone who lived at or near a knoll, or from a place so named, such as Knell House in Goring (Sussex). Compare Knill , Knoll .South German: from Middle High German knellen ‘to cause to explode, snap one's fingers’, hence a nickname for a noisy, loud-mouthed person, or in Swabia and Bavaria for someone who cursed a lot.

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

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    William Hamblin - Indian Mission 1858

    Indian Mission—1858 In the year 1858 President Young wrote Jacob Hamblin, who, in August, 1857, had been appointed president of the Santa Clara mission, giving him instructions to take a picked gro …

    Sources (57)

    • Benjamin Knell in entry for Minnie Ann Knell Robinson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Benjamin Knell in household of John Knell, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Benjamin Knell in entry for Walter John Knell, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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