Ronald Earl Knight

Male1917–25 July 1944

Brief Life History of Ronald Earl

When Ronald Earl Knight was born in 1917, his father, John Harkley Knight, was 33 and his mother, Ethelyn Mae Fuller, was 19. He died on 25 July 1944, in France, at the age of 27.

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Ronald Earl Knight
Jean Anderson Brown

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  • Ronald Earl Knight, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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1920 · Treaty of Versailles 

Age 3

The Treaty of Versailles was signed in Paris to formally end WWI. It established Peace between the allied forces and set guidelines for Germany.


Age 7

Chamonix, France hosts Winter Olympic Games.


Age 7

Paris, France hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

English: status or occupational name from Middle English knight ‘retainer, attendant’ (Old English cniht ‘boy, youth, lad)’. The specialized feudal sense ‘a high-ranking tenant bound to serve his lord as a mounted soldier’ is not known to have ever given rise to the surname, although it is not out of the question that it may occasionally have been used as a nickname, perhaps for someone who played the part of an armed knight in a local pageant.

Irish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac an Ridire ‘son of the knight’. See also McKnight .

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

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