Julian Odell Knight

19 May 1926–26 June 2002 (Age 76)
, , Mississippi, United States

The Life of Julian Odell

When Julian Odell Knight was born on 19 May 1926, his father, Odel Wiley Knight, was 44 and his mother, Lottie Leona Leamin Jones, was 30. He lived in Beat 2, Alcorn, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years. He died on 26 June 2002, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Odel Wiley Knight
1882–1960
Lottie Leona Leamin Jones
1895–1976
Seuella Knight
1914–
Jessie Paul Knight
1915–1985
Connie K Knight
1921–2004
Louise Knight
1923–
Julian Odell Knight
1926–2002
Margrete Knight
1929–
Conley Knight
1933–

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1939 · First Oil Well in Mississippi Located in Yazoo County

Age 13

Fredric F. Mellen was a geologist that was surveyed a clay and minerals project. While doing this he instead struck oil and started the oil industry in Mississippi.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 21

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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)

  • Julian Knight in household of Odell W Knight, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Julian Knight in household of Odell Knight, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Odell J Knight, "United States Public Records"

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