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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James Arthur McKnight
Mary Ann Fielding
Marriage: 18 July 1863
Eloise Fielding McKnight
James Fielding McKnight
Alice Adella McKnight
Joseph Fielding McKnight
Mabel Fielding McKnight
Walter Scott McKnight
Victor Rudolph McKnight
Awilda Josephine McKnight
Myrtle Mary Peake McKnight
Wilda M Kunkel

Spouse and Children

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

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    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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