Julia Inez Knight

23 April 1889–3 June 1965 (Age 76)
Plain City, Weber, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of Julia Inez

When Julia Inez Knight was born on 23 April 1889, in Plain City, Weber, Utah Territory, United States, her father, Joseph Knight, was 26 and her mother, Julia Frances Wayment, was 20. She married George Oscar Poulsen on 2 April 1909, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States in 1910 and Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States for about 20 years. She died on 3 June 1965, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Oscar Poulsen
1886–1964
Julia Inez Knight
1889–1965
Marriage: 2 April 1909
Zora Poulsen
1909–1984
Elda Poulsen
1913–1998

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 April 1909
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

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.
1898 · The Ogden Utah Sugar Factory Opens

Age 9

The Ogden Utah Sugar Factory harvested sugar from beets because sugar cane was hard to grow in northern Utah. During World War, it was hard to get sugar beet seeds, so the company started to harvest the seeds of the beets they were using. The Company merged with a factory in Logan to create the Amalgamated Sugar Company which is still operational today.
1909 · A Summer Capitol

Age 20

Besides farming and shipping with the trolley up to Ogden Valley, there was an effort to convince the state of Utah to have a summer capitol near the town of Huntsville. Even though it didn’t happen, the Ogden Rapid Transit Company extended the Trolley route to Huntsville, so others could vacation there.

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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Sources (3)

  • Inez June Knight Poulsen in household of George Oscar Poulsen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Julia Inez Knight Poulson in household of George Oscar Poulson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Inez Julia Knight Poulson in household of George Oscar Poulson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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