Columbus Johnson McKnight

16 June 1870–20 January 1954 (Age 83)
Cherokee, Texas, United States

The Life of Columbus Johnson

When Columbus Johnson McKnight was born on 16 June 1870, in Cherokee, Texas, United States, his father, John McPherson Berrien McKnight, was 25 and his mother, Martha Elizabeth Acker, was 21. He married Jane Josephine Josie Dover on 24 November 1892, in Cherokee, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Cherokee, Texas, United States for about 30 years and Justice Precinct 1, Cherokee, Texas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 20 January 1954, at the age of 83, and was buried in Jacksonville, Cherokee, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Columbus Johnson McKnight
1870–1954
Gracie G. Poston
1889–1970
Marriage: 26 May 1907
Birdie Bell McKnight
1909–1926
Eugene Debbs McKnight
1912–1977
Fred Warren McKnight
1914–2000
Verna Lou McKnight
1916–2009
Opal Ola McKnight
1919–1991
Mary Francis Mcknight
1921–2012

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 May 1907
children

(6)

    Birdie Bell McKnight

    Female1909–1926Female

    Male1912–1977Male

    Male1914–2000Male

    Verna Lou McKnight

    Female1916–2009Female

    Opal Ola McKnight

    Female1919–1991Female

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(15)

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 6

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 24

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

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)

  • C J Mcknight, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Columbus J Mc Knight, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Columbus J Mcknight, "United States Census, 1940"

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