Thelma Petlit McKnight

1 February 1918–10 October 1980 (Age 62)
Clinton, Van Buren, Arkansas, United States

The Life Summary of Thelma Petlit

When Thelma Petlit McKnight was born on 1 February 1918, in Clinton, Van Buren, Arkansas, United States, her father, John Crawford McKnight, was 43 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Ward, was 41. She lived in Bradley Township, Van Buren, Arkansas, United States for about 20 years. She died on 10 October 1980, in Clinton, Van Buren, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 62.

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John Crawford McKnight
Mary Elizabeth Ward
Lucia A McKnight
Joseph Edward McKnight
William Arthur Mcknight
Luke A. McKnight
Jesse McKnight
Thelma Petlit McKnight
James Issac McKnight
Mayme Iona McKnight

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
Age 1
The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting
Age 4
In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.
1935 · The FBI is Established
Age 17
The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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 (3)

  • Thelma Pullman in household of John C Mcknight, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thelma Mcknight in household of John C Mcknight, "United States Census, 1930"

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