Dorothy Evelyn McKnight

14 May 1920–12 August 2011 (Age 91)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Dorothy Evelyn

When Dorothy Evelyn McKnight was born on 14 May 1920, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Roy Howard McKnight, was 32 and her mother, Sarah Mattie Grady, was 31. She lived in Civil District 11, Greene, Tennessee, United States in 1930 and Los Banos, Merced, California, United States in 1993. She died on 12 August 2011, in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States, at the age of 91.

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David Bradley Probert Sr.
1920–2008
Dorothy Evelyn McKnight
1920–2011

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

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

Age 11

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. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Irish:1. (Ulster) Anglicized form of Scottish Mac Neachtain , which is usually Anglicized as McNaughton . 2. part translation of Gaelic Mac an Ridire ‘son of the horseman (Gaelic ridire)’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorthy Mc Knight in household of Ray Mc Knight, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dorothy E Probert, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • D Probert, "United States Public Records, 1970-2009"

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