Newel Knight Jr

17 October 1842–24 May 1907 (Age 64)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Newel

When Newel Knight Jr was born on 17 October 1842, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Newel Knight, was 42 and his mother, Lydia Goldthwaite, was 30. He married Jane Caroline Loveless on 17 February 1863, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in North Bend, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 24 May 1907, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Newel Knight Jr
Jane Caroline Loveless
Marriage: 17 February 1863
Newell James Knight
Jesse Jasper Knight
Frank Loveless Knight
John Washington Knight
Ella Mae Knight
Don Carlos Knight
Estella Maud Knight

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  • Marriage
    17 February 1863Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 3
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
    Age 19
    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    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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    History of Newel Knight Jr.

    HISTORY OF NEWEL KNIGHT JR. Wife: Jane Caroline Loveless Newel Knight Jr. was born Oct. 17, 1842 in Hancock County, Illinois. He was the son of Newel and Lydia Goldthwaite Knight. Newel Knight Sr. his …

    Sources (45)

    • Newel Knight in entry for Estelle Knight Biersach, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Nevil Nights in household of Jas Nights, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Newell Knight in entry for William Louis Biersach and Estelle Maude Knight, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915"

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