Hyrum Helaman Knight

26 August 1847–8 July 1880 (Age 32)
Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, United States

The Life Summary of Hyrum Helaman

When Hyrum Helaman Knight was born on 26 August 1847, in Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, his father, Newel Knight, was 46 and his mother, Lydia Goldthwaite, was 35. He married Emma Amy Paulhamus in 1872, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Iron, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 8 July 1880, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Payson City Cemetery, Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Hyrum Helaman Knight
Emma Amy Paulhamus
Marriage: 1872
Ann Knight
Margaret Knight

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  • Marriage
    1872Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (7)

    Age 7
    On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 16
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    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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    Sources (8)

    • Hiram S Knight in household of Joseph Knight, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Hyram Knight in household of Jessie Knight, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Hyrum Helaman Knight, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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