Myrtle Genola Knight

28 September 1921–22 October 2010 (Age 89)
Lawrenceburg, Lawrence, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Myrtle Genola

When Myrtle Genola Knight was born on 28 September 1921, in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence, Tennessee, United States, her father, Perry Washington Knight, was 28 and her mother, Elna Roberts, was 24. She married Dewey Dewitt Carroll on 19 December 1942, in Winston, Alabama, United States. She lived in Motes, Winston, Alabama, United States in 1930. She died on 22 October 2010, in Wauchula, Hardee, Florida, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Wauchula Cemetery, Wauchula, Hardee, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dewey Dewitt Carroll
1916–2013
Myrtle Genola Knight
1921–2010
Marriage: 19 December 1942

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 December 1942
Winston, Alabama, United States

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 10

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 24

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

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 (3)

  • Genola Knight, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Myrtle Genda Knight, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Myrtle Genola Knight, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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