Laurel Louise Knight

23 December 1920–24 January 2007 (Age 86)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Laurel Louise

When Laurel Louise Knight was born on 23 December 1920, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Raymond Leo Knight, was 31 and her mother, Louise Marintha Ogden, was 29. She married Oliver Hodgson Fullmer on 30 June 1942. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Albany, Alameda, California, United States in 1930 and Oakland, Alameda, California, United States in 1940. She died on 24 January 2007, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Oliver Hodgson Fullmer
1919–1987
Laurel Louise Knight
1920–2007
Marriage: 30 June 1942
Howard Knight Fullmer
1947–1996
Gordon Bruce Fullmer
1950–
Donald Gary Fullmer
1953–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 June 1942
children

(3)

    Male1947–1996Male

    Gordon Bruce Fullmer

    Male1950–Male

    Donald Gary Fullmer

    Male1953–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · President Harding visits Utah to get to know the people.

Age 3

President Warren G. Harding's visited Utah as part of a broader tour of the western United States designed to bring him closer to the people and their conditions. After Speaking at Liberty Park, the president went to the Hotel Utah where he met with President Heber J. Grant and talked to him about the history of the church.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Laurel Louise Knight Fullmer in household of Oliver Hodgson Fullmer, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Laurel Louise Knight Fullmer in household of Oliver Hodgson Fullmer, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Laurel Knight Fullmer in household of Oliver Hodgson Fullmer, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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