Clara Jane Elizabeth Knight

29 June 1895–10 July 1985 (Age 90)
Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Clara Jane Elizabeth

When Clara Jane Elizabeth Knight was born on 29 June 1895, in Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Adcock Knight, was 58 and her mother, Sarah Ann Johnson, was 42. She married Herbert Hodges in 1917, in Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Worthington, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1901. She died on 10 July 1985, in Gelsmoor, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 90.

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Herbert Hodges
Clara Jane Elizabeth Knight
Marriage: 1917
Leslie H. Hodges
James E. Hodges
Florence Joyce Hodges
James Ronald Hodges

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1917Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1904 · The Entente Cordiale
    Age 9
    The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.
    Age 13
    London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
    1921 · British Unemployment Reaches Post-War High
    Age 26
    British unemployment reached a post-war high in July 1921 of 2.5 million people.

    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 (4)

    • Clara J E Knight in household of James Knight, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
    • Knight, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"
    • Clara J E Knight, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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