Zelma Hazel Knight

5 February 1918–23 September 2002 (Age 84)
Gould, Lincoln, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Zelma Hazel

When Zelma Hazel Knight was born on 5 February 1918, in Gould, Lincoln, Arkansas, United States, her father, John Thomas Knight, was 44 and her mother, Johnie Cornelia Lavender, was 29. She lived in Wells Bayou Township, Lincoln, Arkansas, United States in 1920 and Choctaw Township, Lincoln, Arkansas, United States in 1930. She died on 23 September 2002, in Dumas, Desha, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Gould, Lincoln, Arkansas, United States.

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John Thomas Knight
Johnie Cornelia Lavender
Virgil Holland Knight
John Clarence Knight
Ona Mae Knight
Coleman W Knight
Ollie Myrtle Knight
Zelma Hazel Knight
George Wesley Knight
Annabelle Knight

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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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.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.

Age 23

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Hazel Knight in household of John T Knight, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hazel Knight in household of Thomas Knight, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Hazel Dean in entry for Mrs Ona Mae Wilkins, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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