Lois Bigham

Female24 November 1879–11 November 1966

Brief Life History of Lois

When Lois Bigham was born on 24 November 1879, in Chester, South Carolina, United States, her father, James Harvey Bigham, was 28 and her mother, Mary M Bigham, was 28. She married Emmett Wainwright McKnight on 23 December 1903, in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Steel Creek, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States in 1910 and Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States in 1920. She died on 11 November 1966, in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Williams Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Emmett Wainwright McKnight
1880–1968
Lois Bigham
1879–1966
Marriage: 23 December 1903
Elvaree Elizabeth McKnight
1905–1983
Delia Willie McKnight
1908–2008
Willie B McKnight
1909–
Mary Ethel McKnight
1910–1966
Analois McKnight
1912–2006
Sara Virginia McKnight
1915–2003
Emmett Ranson McKnight
1917–1999

Sources (30)

  • Lois B Mcknight in household of Emmett V Mcknight, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lois Bingham, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Lois Bigham McKnight, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 December 1903Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 2

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

    Age 18

    In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.

    1902 · So Much Farm Land

    Age 23

    A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Wigtownshire) and Irish: habitational name from either Bigholm in Beith parish (Ayrshire) or Bigholms in Langholm parish (Dumfriesshire). The second element of the placename is from Older Scots holm (Old Norse holmr) ‘islet’, ‘raised land in a marsh’, ‘a stretch of low-lying land beside a river; a meadow’. The first element may be an unattested Older Scots bigge, a shortened form of bigging ‘building’. The name was taken to Ulster in the 17th and 18th centuries, where it was used interchangeably with Bingham .

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

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