Geraldine Knight

7 December 1943–30 December 2009 (Age 66)
Dillon, Beaverhead, Montana, United States

The Life of Geraldine

When Geraldine Knight was born on 7 December 1943, in Dillon, Beaverhead, Montana, United States, her father, John Lewis Knight, was 51 and her mother, Blanche Marguerite Dickson, was 34. She married James Russell Foust on 19 August 1967, in Dillon, Beaverhead, Montana, United States. She lived in Plains, New Shoreham, Washington, Rhode Island, United States in 2009. She died on 30 December 2009, in Plains, Sanders, Montana, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Plains, Sanders, Montana, United States.

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James Russell Foust
Geraldine Knight
Marriage: 19 August 1967

Spouse and Children

    James Russell Foust



19 August 1967
Dillon, Beaverhead, Montana, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Blanche Marguerite Dickson




World Events (8)

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 1

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.
1950 · Great Falls dethrones Butte as biggest city

Age 7

In 1950, Great Falls, Montana replaced Butte, Montana as the largest city
1961 · The Twenty-Third Amendment

Age 18

The Twenty-third Amendment gives the residents in the District of Columbia the right to vote in presidential elections and to give the district electors in the Electoral College.

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)

  • Geraldine Or Larson Geri, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Geraldine Knight in entry for James R Foust, "Montana, Sanders County Records, 1866-2010"
  • Geraldine Larson, "Montana, Sanders County Records, 1866-2010"

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