Lenora Dinah Knight

23 September 1908–29 December 1990 (Age 82)
Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life of Lenora Dinah

When Lenora Dinah Knight was born on 23 September 1908, in Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States, her father, Marion Knight, was 33 and her mother, Ellen Emma Palmer, was 29. She married Loyd E Hadley on 11 October 1923, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She died on 29 December 1990, in Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Plain City Cemetery, Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Loyd E Hadley
1904–1964
Lenora Dinah Knight
1908–1990
Marriage: 11 October 1923
Kenneth Loyd Hadley
1923–1923
Ray Knight Hadley
1925–1969
Dwaine Joseph Hadley
1927–2007
Billy Edward Hadley
1931–1976

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 October 1923
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1909 · Rainbow Bridge is Discovered

Age 1

Until 1909, this natural wonder was not known to the outside world. Two separate exploration parties – one headed by University of Utah Dean Byron Cummings, and another by government surveyor, W.B. Douglass – began searching for the legendary span. Eventually, they combined efforts. Paiute guides Nasja Begay and Jim Mike led an exploration party in the south east corner of Utah, along with trader and explorer John Wetherill. Coming down what is now Bridge Canyon, the party saw Rainbow Bridge for the first time. The next year, President Taft proclaimed the newly found structure a National Monument. Theodore Roosevelt and Zane Grey were among the first visitors to see the Monument. The trail they took is no longer passable for horses but is now a trailhead for hikers that want to visit the bridge. Rainbow Bridge receives thousands of visitors each year but, the National Park Service asks visitors to be respectful of its significance to the people who have long held Rainbow Bridge sacred.
1931

Age 23

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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)

  • Lenora Hadley in household of Loyd Hadley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lenora Hadley in household of Loyd Hadley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lenora Knight in household of Marion Knight, "United States Census, 1920"

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