James Arthur McKnight

11 December 1829–6 April 1906 (Age 76)
Ráth Maoláin, County Donegal, Ireland

The Life Summary of James Arthur

When James Arthur McKnight was born on 11 December 1829, in Ráth Maoláin, County Donegal, Ireland, his father, John M McKnight, was 36 and his mother, Rebecca Henderson, was 21. He married Cornelia Ann Stilson on 7 March 1854, in Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 April 1906, in Port Townsend, Jefferson, Washington, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Port Townsend, Jefferson, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Arthur McKnight
1829–1906
Mary Ann Fielding
1846–1922
Marriage: 18 July 1863
McKnight
1863–1865
Eloise Fielding McKnight
1866–1866
James Fielding McKnight
1867–1923
Alice Adella McKnight
1870–1953
Joseph Fielding McKnight
1872–1942
Mabel Fielding McKnight
1874–1875
Walter Scott McKnight
1878–1906
Victor Rudolph McKnight
1881–1959
Awilda Josephine McKnight
1883–1976
Myrtle Mary Peake McKnight
1887–1967
Wilda M Kunkel
1893–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 July 1863Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated
    Age 7
    On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
    1851 · Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad
    Age 22
    The Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad started running in February 1851, 15 years after it was charted for construction. It later absorbed a small bankrupt railroad in 1861 to help expand its services beyond just Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. In May 1868, the railroad merged with the Bellefontaine Railway to connect the current cities with Indianapolis.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: part translation of Gaelic Mac an Ridire ‘son of the horseman (Gaelic ridire)’, formerly Anglicized McRuddery.Scottish (Dumfriesshire and Galloway) and Irish (Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Neachtain, which is usually Anglicized as McNaughton .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    McNaughton

    Sources (53)

    • James McKnight in entry for Alice Adella Bailey, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • James McKnight in household of James McKnight, "United States Census, 1850"
    • James Mcknight in entry for Edmund Jenkins and Wilda M Kunkel, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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