Clarence Lee McKnight

20 December 1879–13 December 1963 (Age 83)
Oblong, Crawford, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Clarence Lee

When Clarence Lee McKnight was born on 20 December 1879, in Oblong, Crawford, Illinois, United States, his father, William Edward McKnight, was 26 and his mother, Lucy Emily Wilkin, was 20. He married Ina C. Clark on 24 November 1901, in Crawford, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Hunt City, Jasper, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 13 December 1963, in United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Crawford, Illinois Territory, United States.

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Clarence Lee McKnight
Ina C. Clark
Marriage: 24 November 1901
Eunice C McKnight
Byrl C McKnight
Ella M McKnight
Velma Merle McKnight
Orvie Lee McKnight
Lester Mcknight

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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.
1885 · The First Skyscraper
Age 6
The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
Age 22
President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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 (8)

  • Clarence L Mcknight, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clarence L Mcknight, "United States Census, 1930"
  • C L Mcknight, "United States Census, 1910"

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