William Knight

April 1877–1954 (Age 76)
Orleans, Orleans Township, Orange, Indiana, United States

The Life of William

When William Knight was born in April 1877, in Orleans, Orleans Township, Orange, Indiana, United States, his father, Francis M. Knight, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Davis, was 37. He married Minnie Lee on 20 March 1898, in Lawrence, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Salem, Washington, Indiana Territory, United States in 1900 and Washington Township, Washington, Indiana, United States in 1910. He died in 1954, in Salem, Washington Township, Washington, Indiana, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

William Knight
Minnie Lee
Marriage: 20 March 1898
Maude Marie Knight
Lizzie Knight
Frank M. Knight

Spouse and Children


    Minnie Lee


20 March 1898
Lawrence, Indiana, United States



    Lizzie Knight


    Frank M. Knight


Parents and Siblings

    Francis M. Knight


    Elizabeth Davis




    Sarah Jane Knight


    Charles F. Knight


    James Henry Knight


    Mary Knight



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 5

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Cniht, a boy, youth, attendant, a military follower

Sources (3)

  • William Knight, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Knight, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Willie Knight in household of Francis Knight, "United States Census, 1880"

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