George Mattison Knight

9 September 1875–28 September 1949 (Age 74)
Franklin, Illinois, United States

The Life of George Mattison

When George Mattison Knight was born on 9 September 1875, in Franklin, Illinois, United States, his father, Joshua Lester Knight, was 44 and his mother, Missouri Melvina Boyd, was 34. He married Dicey Ann Henson on 8 January 1907. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Bois Brule Township, Perry, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 28 September 1949, in Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Mill Spring, Wayne, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Mattison Knight
1875–1949
Dicey Ann Henson
1891–1965
Marriage: 8 January 1907
Barnard Edward Knight
1907–1926
John Franklin Knight
1909–1955
Leone Catherine Knight
1911–1931
Melvin Randall Knight
1913–2007
Calvin Benjamin Knight
1915–1978
Alva Aline Knight
1917–1987
Norma Inez Knight
1919–1923
Nina Marie Knight
1922–1922
Opal Nadine Knight
1924–1927

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 January 1907
children

(9)

    Barnard Edward Knight

    Male1907–1926Male

    John Franklin Knight

    Male1909–1955Male

    Leone Catherine Knight

    Female1911–1931Female

    Male1913–2007Male

    Male1915–1978Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joshua Lester Knight

    Male1831–1875Male

    Missouri Melvina Boyd

    Female1841–1914Female

siblings

(6)

    Randle L. Knight

    Male1865–1904Male

    James Sherman Knight

    Male1867–Male

    Martha Elizabeth Knight

    Female1868–Female

    Charles Edgar Knight

    Male1871–1930Male

    John Knight

    Male1873–Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 2

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • George Miller in household of Isac Miller, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mat G Knight, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George M Knight, "United States Census, 1920"

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