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Julian Earle KNIGHT [Parents]-22677 was born on 11 Nov 1859 in La Salle County, Illinois. He died on 24 Jun 1926 in Lamar, Barton, Missouri. Julian married Lillian STEWART-22678 on 24 Sep 1885 in Webster, Day, South Dakota.

DEATH: Name:  Julian Earl Knight
Death date: 24 June 1926  
Death place: Lamar, Barton, Missouri   
Gender: Male  
Race or Color: White  
Age at death: 66y 7m 13d   
Estimated birth year: 1859  
Birth Date: 11 November 1859   
Birthplace: La Salle County, Illinois  
Marital status: Married  
Spouse's name:  Lillie Stewart
Father's name: John Dudley Knight   
Father's birthplace: Vermont  
Mother's name: Mary Elizabeth Earle  
Mother's birthplace: Vermont  
Occupation:  Carpenter
Street address:   
Residence: Lamar  
Cemetery name:   
Burial place: Pierpont, Day, South Dakota  
Burial date: 29 June 1929  
Funeral home:   
Informant's name:  Mrs. Lillian Knight
Additional relatives:   
Film number: 40-4024-18754-93  
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Collection: Missouri Death Certificates

Lillian STEWART-22678 was born on 28 May 1863 in Goodland, Newton, Indiana. She died on 5 May 1940 in Carthage, Jasper, Missouri. Lillian married Julian Earle KNIGHT-22677 on 24 Sep 1885 in Webster, Day, South Dakota.

DEATH: Name:  Lillie M. Knight
Death date: 5 May 1940  
Death place: Carthage, Jasper, Missouri  
Gender: Female  
Race or Color: White  
Age at death: 78y 11m 8d  
Estimated birth year: 1863  
Birth Date: 28 May 1863  
Birthplace:  Goodland, Indiana
Marital status: Married  
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Burial place: Pierpont, South Dakota  
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Funeral home: River Funeral Home  
Informant's name: Alden Knight  
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Film number: 408-3020-101-18706  
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Collection: Missouri Death Certificates

They had the following children.

  F i Helen Marie KNIGHT-22679 was born on 5 Nov 1895. She died on 20 Jan 1986.
  M ii Walter Earl KNIGHT-22680 was born on 16 Jun 1889. He died in Aug 1970.
  M iii
Leonard Irvin KNIGHT-22681 was born in 1890 in Day County, South Dakota.
  M iv
Alden Ernest KNIGHT-22682 was born in 1892 in Day County, South Dakota.
  M v
Albert Julian KNIGHT-22683 was born on 6 Mar 1893 in Day County, South Dakota. He died on 14 Jan 1919 in Minnesota.

Edgar Xenophon KNIGHT [Parents]-22684 was born on 7 Jun 1862 in Waltham, LaSalle, Illinois. He died on 13 May 1945 in Shell Lake, Washburn, Wisconsin. Edgar married Mayme SQUIRE-22685.

Other marriages:
HANNON, Minnie Nancy

MEDIA: MK2651 - Edgar Xenophon Knight with friend - Karen Prichard Family Tree - Public Trees Ancestry
MK3410 - Edgar Xenophon Knight & four generations - s/o John Dudley & Mary E. Earle Knight - Cora May Knight Hastings, Jean Prichard, Edgar X. Knight, and boys Raymond and Neal Prichard - Hinshaw Tree
MK3411 - Edgar Xenophon Knight & grandsons Raymond & Neal Prichard - Hinshaw Tree - Public Trees Ancestry

OBITUARY: From the "Pierpont Signal" newspaper:
Another Pioneer Is Laid to Rest
E.X. Knight, pioneer settler, passed away May 13, at the age of 82 years, 11 months and 5 days, at his home on a farm at Shell Lake, Wisconsin. A short service was held at the chapel in Shell Lake on May 15, officiated by the Rev. Philpott, after which the body was returned to Pierpont accompanied by Edgar Knight. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. May 17, at the Presbyterian Church with Rev . D. G. Luke officiating. A mixed quartet, Mrs. E.K. Loe, Mrs. W.H. Cameron, Ward Johnson and C.D. Shannon sang "Face to Face" and "No Night There". John Baillie, C.L. Dwight, Milan Dwight, Frank S. Johnson, F.M. Roberts and W.H. Cameron acted as pallbearers. Internment was made at the Pierpont Cemetery. Edgar Xeneophon Knight was born in LaSalle County, Illinois, June 7, 1862. He was a son of Mary and John Knight. At the age of 7 years, he moved to Goodland, Indiana, where he resided until 1883 when he moved to the Dakota Territory, settling on a homestead in Homer Township. He was united in marriage to Minnie N. Hannon in 1887. To this union were born 7 children, 4 of which preceded him in death. During this period, he was active in public and church affairs. He was a member and elder of the Presbyterian Church. In public life he was interested in the organization of the town of Pierpont and in township and school affairs. In 1915, he was married Mayme Squier. To this union one child was born. In 1919 he moved to Shell Lake, Wisconsin, where he resided until his death May 13, 1945. He is survived by his wife, Mayme Knight, one daughter, Cora M. Hastings, 3 sons, Dudley, Ivan and Edgar, 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, also a sister Mrs. Helen M. Kibler of Tacoma, Washington.

Mayme SQUIRE-22685. Mayme married Edgar Xenophon KNIGHT-22684.


Edgar Xenophon KNIGHT [Parents]-22684 was born on 7 Jun 1862 in Waltham, LaSalle, Illinois. He died on 13 May 1945 in Shell Lake, Washburn, Wisconsin. Edgar married Minnie Nancy HANNON-22686 on 7 Dec 1887 in Pierpont, Day, South Dakota.

Other marriages:
SQUIRE, Mayme

MEDIA: MK2651 - Edgar Xenophon Knight with friend - Karen Prichard Family Tree - Public Trees Ancestry
MK3410 - Edgar Xenophon Knight & four generations - s/o John Dudley & Mary E. Earle Knight - Cora May Knight Hastings, Jean Prichard, Edgar X. Knight, and boys Raymond and Neal Prichard - Hinshaw Tree
MK3411 - Edgar Xenophon Knight & grandsons Raymond & Neal Prichard - Hinshaw Tree - Public Trees Ancestry

OBITUARY: From the "Pierpont Signal" newspaper:
Another Pioneer Is Laid to Rest
E.X. Knight, pioneer settler, passed away May 13, at the age of 82 years, 11 months and 5 days, at his home on a farm at Shell Lake, Wisconsin. A short service was held at the chapel in Shell Lake on May 15, officiated by the Rev. Philpott, after which the body was returned to Pierpont accompanied by Edgar Knight. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. May 17, at the Presbyterian Church with Rev . D. G. Luke officiating. A mixed quartet, Mrs. E.K. Loe, Mrs. W.H. Cameron, Ward Johnson and C.D. Shannon sang "Face to Face" and "No Night There". John Baillie, C.L. Dwight, Milan Dwight, Frank S. Johnson, F.M. Roberts and W.H. Cameron acted as pallbearers. Internment was made at the Pierpont Cemetery. Edgar Xeneophon Knight was born in LaSalle County, Illinois, June 7, 1862. He was a son of Mary and John Knight. At the age of 7 years, he moved to Goodland, Indiana, where he resided until 1883 when he moved to the Dakota Territory, settling on a homestead in Homer Township. He was united in marriage to Minnie N. Hannon in 1887. To this union were born 7 children, 4 of which preceded him in death. During this period, he was active in public and church affairs. He was a member and elder of the Presbyterian Church. In public life he was interested in the organization of the town of Pierpont and in township and school affairs. In 1915, he was married Mayme Squier. To this union one child was born. In 1919 he moved to Shell Lake, Wisconsin, where he resided until his death May 13, 1945. He is survived by his wife, Mayme Knight, one daughter, Cora M. Hastings, 3 sons, Dudley, Ivan and Edgar, 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, also a sister Mrs. Helen M. Kibler of Tacoma, Washington.

Minnie Nancy HANNON-22686 was born on 5 May 1869 in Newberg, Cass, Michigan. She died on 23 May 1908 in Pierpont, Day, South Dakota. Minnie married Edgar Xenophon KNIGHT-22684 on 7 Dec 1887 in Pierpont, Day, South Dakota.

BIRTH: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NQ49-KR7 Name: Minnie Hannon Birth Date: 05 May 1869 Birthplace: Newberg, Cass, Michigan Gender: Female Race: Father's Name: Henry Hannon Father's Birthplace: Canada Father's Age: Mother's Name: Nancy Hannon Mother's Birthplace: Canada Mother's Age: Christening Date: Christening Place: Additional Relatives: Death Date: Death Age: Film Number: 2297923 Digital Folder Number: 4032220 Image Number: 250 Frame Number: Reference Number: item 1 p 255 rn 398 Collection: Michigan Births, 1867-1902

They had the following children.

  F i Cora Mae KNIGHT-25316 was born on 13 Jan 1890. She died on 10 Apr 1963.

Josiah William KNIGHT [Parents]-22034 was born on 25 Feb 1816 in Surry, Cheshire, New Hampshire. He died on 16 Mar 1882 in Saint Charles, Madison, Iowa. Josiah married Mary Ruth CHANDLER-22687.

BIRTH: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGC-2Z5 Name: Josiah William Knight Date of Birth: 25 Feb 1816 Place of Birth: Surry, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States Father's Name: Josiah Knight Mother's Name: Betsey Place Recorded: Surry, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States GS Film Number: 1001010 Digital GS Number: 4243843 Image Number: 01610 Collection: New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900

Mary Ruth CHANDLER-22687 was born on 10 Nov 1818 in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana. Mary Ruth married Josiah William KNIGHT-22034.

They had the following children.

  F i
Elizabeth KNIGHT-22688 was born on 17 Apr 1854 in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana.

Azro Benjamin Franklin HILDRETH-22690 was born on 29 Feb 1816 in Chelsea, Orange, Vermont. He died on 29 Nov 1909 in Charles City, Floyd, Iowa. He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City, Floyd, Iowa. Azro married Liveria Aurett KNIGHT-22689 on 21 Oct 1844 in Fryeburg, Oxford, Maine.

Liveria Aurett KNIGHT [Parents]-22689 was born on 11 Jun 1817 in Surry, Cheshire, New Hampshire. She died on 8 Nov 1890 in Charles City, Floyd, Iowa. She was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City, Floyd, Iowa. Liveria married Azro Benjamin Franklin HILDRETH-22690 on 21 Oct 1844 in Fryeburg, Oxford, Maine.


Obadiah HUSE-22692 was born on 4 Jul 1810 in Weare, Hillsborough, New Hampshire. He died on 26 Oct 1888 in Dover Center, Olmsted, Minnestota. Obadiah married Mary Joslin KNIGHT-22691 on 15 Sep 1842.

Mary Joslin KNIGHT [Parents]-22691 was born on 25 May 1819 in Surry, Cheshire, New Hampshire. She died on 23 Nov 1878 in Evanston, Cook, Illinois. Mary married Obadiah HUSE-22692 on 15 Sep 1842.


Samuel WATERHOUSE-12826 was born on 2 Sep 1822 in Saco, York Maine. He died in 1899. Samuel married Persia Maria KNIGHT-22694 on 1 Dec 1853.

Persia Maria KNIGHT [Parents]-22694 was born on 10 Mar 1828. She died on 25 Jul 1857 in Ellsworth, Hancock, Maine. Persia married Samuel WATERHOUSE-12826 on 1 Dec 1853.


Frank Jerome MEADE-22697 was born on 4 Jul 1857 in Florence, North Hampton, Massachusetts. He died on 22 Feb 1931 in Raymond, Pacific, Washington. Frank married Mary KNIGHT-22695 on 19 Sep 1881 in Smithfield, Fayette, Iowa.

BIRTH: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FCSW-CV5 Name: Frank Mead Gender: Male Baptism/Christening Date: Baptism/Christening Place: NORTHAMPTON, HAMPSHIRE, MASSACHUSETTS Birth Date: 04 Jul 1857 Birthplace: North Hampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Death Date: Name Note: Race: Father's Name: Jerome Mead Father's Birthplace: Father's Age: Mother's Name: Louisa Bean Mother's Birthplace: Mother's Age: Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C05503-3 System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy Source Film Number: 186162 Reference Number: item 1 Collection: Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915

Mary KNIGHT [Parents]-22695 was born in Apr 1860 in Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin. Mary married Frank Jerome MEADE-22697 on 19 Sep 1881 in Smithfield, Fayette, Iowa.


Henry J SERVOSS-22698 was born on 31 May 1866 in Smithfield, Fayette, Iowa. He died on 7 Apr 1899 in Fayette County, Iowa. He was buried in Grandview Cemetery, Fayette, Fayette, Iowa. Henry married Emma KNIGHT-22696.

Emma KNIGHT [Parents]-22696 was born in Nov 1865 in Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin. Emma married Henry J SERVOSS-22698.


James Charles KNIGHT [Parents]-22699 was born on 31 Dec 1904 in Rock County, Wisconsin. He died on 23 Jun 1988 in Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin. He was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin. James married Margaret Anna YENNEY-22700.

BIRTH: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VHHZ-6DV name: James C Knight event: Birth event date: 31 Dec 1904 event place: Green, Wisconsin reel: D0001 record: 001545 Collection: "Wisconsin, Birth Index, 1820-1907," James C Knight, 1904

MEDIA: MK1767 - James Edgar Knight - Charles Walter Knight in front of Knight's Hardware Store - Fayette, Fayette, Iowa - http://www.iowaz.info/surname/knightfayette.htm

CENSUS: 1910 United States Federal Census
Name: James C Knight
Age in 1910: 5
Birth Year: 1905
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Home in 1910: Fayette, Fayette, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: James E Knight
Father's Birthplace: Iowa
Mother's name: Elizabeth Knight  
Mother's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Household Members: Name Age
James E Knight 28
Elizabeth Knight 24
James C Knight 5
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Fayette, Fayette, Iowa; Roll: T624_402; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0083; Image: 670; FHL microfilm: 1374415.

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: James C Knight
Age: 15
Birth Year: abt 1905
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Home in 1920: Fayette, Fayette, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: James E Knight
Father's Birthplace: Iowa
Mother's name: Ida E Knight
Mother's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Household Members: Name Age
James E Knight 38
Ida E Knight 33
James C Knight 15
Carlton W Knight 6
Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Fayette, Fayette, Iowa; Roll: T625_489; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 91; Image: 785.

Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925
Name: James C Knight
Birth Year: abt 1905
Birth Place: Wisconsin
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Single
Census Date: 1 Jan 1925
Residence County: Fayette
Locality: Fayette
Relation to Head: Son
Mother: Ida Buehloww
[Ida Knight]  
Mother's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Father: James Knight
[James E Knight]  
Father's Birthplace: Iowa
Marriage Place: Illinois
Roll: IA1925_1713
Line: 26
Household Members: Name Age
James E Knight 43
Ida Knight 39
James C Knight 20
Carrel W Knight 11
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest.

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: James C Knight
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1905
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Race: White
Home in 1930: Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Margaret A Knight
Father's Birthplace: Iowa
Mother's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Household Members: Name Age
James C Knight 25
Margaret A Knight 24
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin; Roll: 2610; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 24; Image: 105.0; FHL microfilm: 2342344.

1940 United States Federal Census
Name: James C Knight
Respondent: Yes
Age: 35
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1905
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin
Street: Linden Avenue
House Number: 1322
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Sheet Number: 9A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 178
Household Members: Name Age
James C Knight 35
Margaret A Knight 34
Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4520; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 53-45.

Margaret Anna YENNEY-22700 was born on 9 Aug 1905 in Pleasant Valley, Fayette, Iowa. She died on 6 Feb 1964 in Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin. She was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin. Margaret married James Charles KNIGHT-22699.

BIRTH: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VJPP-V36 Name: Margaret Anna Yenney Event: Birth Event Date: 09 Aug 1905 Event Place: Pleasant Valley Township, Fayette, Iowa, United States Gender: Female Father: Melchior Yenney Mother: Barbara Babler Certificate Number: Film Number: 1018347 Digital Folder Number: 4708019 Image Number: 00369 Collection: Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935

DEATH: Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997
Name: Margaret Knight
Age: 59
Sex: F (Female)
Birth Date: abt 1905
Death Date: 6 Feb 1964
Certificate: 005698
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: Wisconsin Vital Records Office. Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-67, 1969-97. Madison, Wisconsin, USA: Wisconsin Department of Health.

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