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4. William Robert "Bob" KNIGHT, Sr.1 was born on 15 Nov 1888 in Prairie Dell, Bell Co., TX. 4,5,6  He was a farmer between 1890 and 1960 in Runge, Karnes Co., TX.1  He died on 10 Mar 1960 in Runge, Karnes Co., TX.7,8   He is buried in the Runge Cemetery, Runge, Karnes Co., TX.8  

    My Grandpa Knight had a farm in Runge, Karnes Co., TX, and as a kid I would visit.  One day at nap time (hot summer day, everyone took a nap), I had to go to the out house.  I got on the throne and saw a snake in the corner of the out house.  I remembered that I was told not to make sudden moves around a snake.  Out there, there were the huge rattle snakes, so I was scared to death.
    Slowly, ever so slowly, I pulled up my britches, and crept to the door.  Once out the door, I screamed and hollered, "Grandpa! Grandpa!!, there's a snake in the outhouse!!!  Grandpa came running with his gun.  We got on the tractor and chased that ol' snake all over the farm, 'til finally we found it, and Grandpa shot it.
    It turned out to be just a Huge old garden snake. It had red and black stripes, not the red and yellow bands, remember "red and yellow, kill a fella."  So, anyway, that poor Garden snake met his death that day and we had quite an exciting "nap."
    He was married to Dorothy Lee "Dolly" MARSHALL on 17 Dec 1915 in Runge, Karnes Co., TX.6,9

5. Dorothy Lee "Dolly" MARSHALL1 was born on 26 Oct 1891 in Del Valle, Travis Co., TX.1   She received a degree in teaching from Southwest Teacher's College about 1911 in San Marcos, Hays Co., TX.1, 9   She died on 6 May 1937 in Runge, Karnes Co., TX.5  Funeral services were held at her brother Curtis Marshall's home.  She was buried on 7 May 1937 in Runge Cemetery, Runge, Karnes Co., TX.8

 Grandma Knight's funeral notice read:
Died Thursday, May 6, 1937 at 10:10 P. M.
Mrs. W. R. Knight
Born October 26, 1891 at Del Valle, Texas
Age 45 years, 6 months and 10 days
Friends and acquaintances of the family are invited to attend the funeral services from the home of Curtis Marshall at 4 o'clock this afternoon.
Interment Runge Cemetery
Runge, Texas, May 7, 1937 

    She was also known as Dolly.9  My mother said, my father Marshall Lee Knight wanted to call my sister Dorothy Lee Knight, who was named for my Grandmother, "Dolly" but, mother didn't want this so she was called "Dotty." 

Children were:

childi. Ida Mae KNIGHT was born 1 Feb 1917 in Karnes Co., TX. She died 2003.
childii. William Robert "Bob" KNIGHT, Jr. (Private)
childiii. Dorothy "Glenna" KNIGHT was born 15 Jun 1919 and died 3 Feb 2005 in Corpus Christi, TX.
child2 iv. Marshall Lee KNIGHT.

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