Willard Charles Knight

25 May 1872–12 May 1939 (Age 66)
Croydon, Morgan, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Willard Charles

When Willard Charles Knight was born on 25 May 1872, in Croydon, Morgan, Utah, United States, his father, George Knight, was 52 and his mother, Mary Probert, was 30. He married Elizabeth Ann Condie on 1 April 1903, in Davis, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 12 May 1939, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willard Charles Knight
1872–1939
Elizabeth Ann Condie
1866–1947
Marriage: 1 April 1903
Dorothy Knight
1904–1962
Wanda Knight
1906–1967
Joseph Smith Knight
1909–1990

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 April 1903Davis, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 3
    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.
    1875 · A New Civil Rights Act
    Age 3
    During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 18
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Knights
    McKnight

    Sources (45)

    • Willard Knight in entry for Joseph Smith Knight, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Willard Charles Knight, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • W J Knight in entry for Leslie D Hunter and Wanda Knight West, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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