Knight Family Tree - aqwg01

Descendants of Richard Knight and Others


Arthur Mathew MIMLER-33572 was born on 21 Apr 1923 in Bargaintown, Atlantic, New Jersey. He died on 31 Jan 2011 in Merced, Merced, California. He was buried in Cathey's Valley Cemetery, Cathey's Valley, Mariposa, California. Arthur married Thena Louise KNIGHT-25591.

MEDIA: MK4140 - Arthur Mathew Mimier h/o Thena Louise Knight Mimier - Lt. Col. U. S. Army Air Force WWII - Find A Grave Memorial# 92896801
MK4141 - Thena Louise Knight & Arthur Mathew Mimler - Wedding photo - d/o Burton Wilder & Gertrude Olive Coldwell Knight - Find A Grave Memorial# 92896801

Thena Louise KNIGHT [Parents]-25591 was born on 29 Nov 1925 in Manchester, Hillsborough, New Hampshire. She died on 10 Apr 2015 in Cathey's Valley, Mariposa, California. She was buried in Cathey's Valley Cemetery, Cathey's Valley, Mariposa, California. Thena married Arthur Mathew MIMLER-33572.

OBITUARY: Thena Louise Knight was born November 29, 1925, in Manchester, New Hampshire to Burton Wilder Knight and Gertrude Caldwell Knight. She attended the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire, studying pre-medicine before marrying Arthur M. Mimler on June 12, 1946, in Manchester NH. Mrs. Mimler spent her life traveling and living abroad as a U.S. Air Force officer's wife. She made her home in various locales including Anchorage, Alaska; Madrid, Spain; and Caracas, Venezuela. She, along with her husband, fell in love with the Sierra Nevada foothills in the 1960s whilst stationed at Castle AFB in Atwater and purchased their ranch in Catheys Valley where they raised horses, sheep, and cattle. Following her husband's retirement from military life, Mrs. Mimler became a CNA and worked at the OB/GYN clinic at Castle AFB and John C. Fremont Hospital in Mariposa.  She also volunteered as a First Responder as part of the Catheys Valley Volunteer Fire Department and delivered mail on the Star Route in Catheys Valley. Mrs. Mimler devoted many years to teaching others to read through the literacy program in Mariposa.  She also helped many Mexican immigrants learn English at the Community Center in Planada. In addition to her efforts with literacy, Mrs. Mimler volunteered as an ombudsman, aiding senior citizens in Mariposa County.  Alongside her husband, she also spent several years volunteering for the USDA food distribution program in Mariposa. Mrs. Mimler was an avid gardener and a lover of animals.  She loved to bake and share her culinary delights with her neighbors and the firefighters at the Cal Fire station in Catheys Valley.  She was a past member of the Merced Horseman's Association, the Bootjack Stompers square-dancing club, and the Mariposa Chapter of the American Red Cross.She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Lt. Col. Arthur M. Mimler; her brother, Paul B. Knight; and her parents, Burton and Gertrude Knight. Mrs. Mimler is survived by her daughters, Cathi Boze and Karen Mimler; one granddaughter; and her sister, Joan Bell. There will be a private burial at the Catheys Valley Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Stratford Evans Funeral Home of Merced. - Find A Grave Memorial# 145458872

MEDIA: MK4141 - Thena Louise Knight & Arthur Mathew Mimler - Wedding photo - d/o Burton Wilder & Gertrude Olive Coldwell Knight - Find A Grave Memorial# 92896801


William Custer KNIGHT [Parents]-2 was born on 26 Feb 1945 in Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont. William married Teri Jene VAIL-3 on 7 Feb 1976 in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California. The marriage ended in divorce.

Other marriages:
PLATT, Corlu Esther

BIRTH: Vermont Birth Records, 1909-2008
Name: William Custer Knight
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 26 Feb 1945
Birth Facility: Mary Fletcher Hospital
Birth Town: Burlington
Birth County: Chittenden
Mother's Maiden Name: Aday
Mother's Name: Mary Elizabeth
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Residence: Burlington
Father's Name: William Edward Knight
Father's Birthplace: Massachusetts
Event Type: Certificate of Birth
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Vermont Birth Records, 1909-2008 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

The Burlington Free Press
Burlington, Vermont
27 February 1945 (Tuesday)
At the Mary Fletcher hospital, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Garen, Charlotte; a son to Mr. and Mrs, William Knight, 24 Elmwood Ave.

MEDIA: D0035 - William Custer Knight - High School Graduation June 1965, San Lorenzo Valley High School, Felton, Santa Cruz, California
A0062 - The photo of William Custer Knight and Aunt Virginia and Uncle Tom is from the collection of annieaday@yahoo.com
D0151 - William Custer Knight and Hump 2003 Etowah River Campground Dahlonega,Lumpkin,Georgia
D0175 - William Custer Knight - Felton,Santa Cruz,California - 21 May 1974 - Front of William Edward Knight's home
D0176 - William Custer Knight - Felton,Santa Cruz,California - 21 May 1974 - Dad's 1965 VW Bus
D0197 - Awards Meeting L.C.H.S. 2005
D0198 - Awards Meeting L.C.H.S. 2005
D0199 - Awards Meeting L.C.H.S. 2005
D0200 - Awards Meeting L.C.H.S. 2005
D0201 - Awards Meeting L.C.H.S. 2005
D0202 - Awards Meeting L.C.H.S. 2005
D0203 - Awards Meeting L.C.H.S. 2005
D0248 - William Custer Knight - Picture taken in 1959
D1014 - Paul Schiemer - Sally Sourhand - William Custer Knight - Lumpkin County Historical Societ Awards meeting 16 April 2009
D3796 - Mark Mason-Bill Knight-Robert Upton Cave City Cave 1966 - From the collection of John A. Clardy
D3798 - William Custer Knight - Robert Upton (1966) Shaws Cave, Santa Cruz County, California (UCSC campus) - From the collection of John A. Clardy
D3797 - William Custer Knight (1966) Cave City Cave - From the collection of John A. Clardy
D3799 - William Custer Knight (1966) Highway Pit Cave Carlow Property Calaveras County, California - From the collection of John A. Clardy
D4306 - William Custer & Tala Marie Lawson Knight (October 26, 2015)
D6774 - William Custer & Teri Jean Vail Knight s/o William Edward & Mary Elizabeth Aday Knight – Wedding Photo Santa Cruz Sentinal – Santa Cruz, California – 7 February 1976 – Newspapers.com

DIVORCE: California Divorce Index, 1966-1984
Name: William C Knight
Spouse Name: Corlu E Platt
LOCATION: Santa Cruz  
Date: Dec 1973
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. California Divorce Index, 1966-1984 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: State of California. California Divorce Index, 1966-1984. Microfiche. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services

Teri Jene VAIL [Parents]-3 was born on 1 Jun 1956 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California. Teri married William Custer KNIGHT-2 on 7 Feb 1976 in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California. The marriage ended in divorce.

MEDIA: D0233 - Teri Jene Vail Knight - second wife of William Custer Knight m/o Paul Anthony Knight - 21 May 1974
D6773 - Teri Jene Vail Knight 2nd w/o William Custer Knight – Herbert Hoover Junior High School, San Jose, California 1971 – Ancestry.com
D6774 - William Custer & Teri Jean Vail Knight s/o William Edward & Mary Elizabeth Aday Knight – Wedding Photo Santa Cruz Sentinal – Santa Cruz, California – 7 February 1976 – Newspapers.com

MARRIAGE: California Marriage Index, 1960-1985
Name: William C Knight
Age: 30
Est. Birth: abt 1946
Spouse Name: Teri J Vail
Spouse Age: 19
Date: 7 Feb 1976
Location: Santa Cruz
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. California Marriage Index, 1960-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: State of California. California Marriage Index, 1960-1985. Microfiche. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California.

Santa Cruz Sentinel
Santa Cruz, California
19 February 1976 (Thursday)
Teri Jene Vail became the bride of William Knight in a February 7 ceremony at Chapel of the Four Seasons. The Rev. Fred Fanthorpe officiated. The bride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Xavier Escobar of San Jose, was given in marriage by both her parents. The bridegroom is the son of William Knight of Felton. For her wedding, Teri wore a satin acetate candlelight gown which was made by her mother. The gown featured lighter tone flower pattern, scoop neck and bell sleeves, and was in a princess style. Her net veil was bordered in flowered lace and flowed from a cap styled headpiece. She carried white daisies with baby's breath and streamers. Mary Bacon attended her in a pink crepe back satin gown with pink lace trim. She wore a pink lace bow in her hair and carried a bouquet of white daisies, pink carnations and baby's breath. Flower girl was Lisa Marie Knight, daughter of the bridegroom. Tony Escobar, stepbrother of the bride, was ringbearer. Best man was John Clardy and the 75 quests were seated by William Vail, brother of the bride. The reception was at the home of the bride's parents, and William Vail passed the guest book. Among the quests were Teri's grandparents John and Juanita Williams and Doris Williams. After a Los Angeles area honeymoon, the new couple is at home in Santa Cruz. The bride is a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School where she was vice president of the National Honor Society; and of Cabrillo College. A graduate of San Lorenzo Valley High School and Cabrillo College, William served in the Navy and now is a driver for the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit Company.

BIRTH: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VGQQ-J1S Name: Teri J Vail Event: Birth Event Date: 01 Jun 1956 Event Place: San Francisco, California, United States Gender: Female Mother: Williams Collection: California, Birth Index, 1905-1995

They had the following children.

  M i Paul Anthony KNIGHT-1 was born on 28 Oct 1982.

William Custer KNIGHT [Parents]-2 was born on 26 Feb 1945 in Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont. William married Corlu Esther PLATT-535 on 7 Mar 1969 in Truckee, Nevada, California. The marriage ended in divorce.

Other marriages:
VAIL, Teri Jene

BIRTH: Vermont Birth Records, 1909-2008
Name: William Custer Knight
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 26 Feb 1945
Birth Facility: Mary Fletcher Hospital
Birth Town: Burlington
Birth County: Chittenden
Mother's Maiden Name: Aday
Mother's Name: Mary Elizabeth
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Residence: Burlington
Father's Name: William Edward Knight
Father's Birthplace: Massachusetts
Event Type: Certificate of Birth
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Vermont Birth Records, 1909-2008 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

The Burlington Free Press
Burlington, Vermont
27 February 1945 (Tuesday)
At the Mary Fletcher hospital, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Garen, Charlotte; a son to Mr. and Mrs, William Knight, 24 Elmwood Ave.

MEDIA: D0035 - William Custer Knight - High School Graduation June 1965, San Lorenzo Valley High School, Felton, Santa Cruz, California
A0062 - The photo of William Custer Knight and Aunt Virginia and Uncle Tom is from the collection of annieaday@yahoo.com
D0151 - William Custer Knight and Hump 2003 Etowah River Campground Dahlonega,Lumpkin,Georgia
D0175 - William Custer Knight - Felton,Santa Cruz,California - 21 May 1974 - Front of William Edward Knight's home
D0176 - William Custer Knight - Felton,Santa Cruz,California - 21 May 1974 - Dad's 1965 VW Bus
D0197 - Awards Meeting L.C.H.S. 2005
D0198 - Awards Meeting L.C.H.S. 2005
D0199 - Awards Meeting L.C.H.S. 2005
D0200 - Awards Meeting L.C.H.S. 2005
D0201 - Awards Meeting L.C.H.S. 2005
D0202 - Awards Meeting L.C.H.S. 2005
D0203 - Awards Meeting L.C.H.S. 2005
D0248 - William Custer Knight - Picture taken in 1959
D1014 - Paul Schiemer - Sally Sourhand - William Custer Knight - Lumpkin County Historical Societ Awards meeting 16 April 2009
D3796 - Mark Mason-Bill Knight-Robert Upton Cave City Cave 1966 - From the collection of John A. Clardy
D3798 - William Custer Knight - Robert Upton (1966) Shaws Cave, Santa Cruz County, California (UCSC campus) - From the collection of John A. Clardy
D3797 - William Custer Knight (1966) Cave City Cave - From the collection of John A. Clardy
D3799 - William Custer Knight (1966) Highway Pit Cave Carlow Property Calaveras County, California - From the collection of John A. Clardy
D4306 - William Custer & Tala Marie Lawson Knight (October 26, 2015)
D6774 - William Custer & Teri Jean Vail Knight s/o William Edward & Mary Elizabeth Aday Knight – Wedding Photo Santa Cruz Sentinal – Santa Cruz, California – 7 February 1976 – Newspapers.com

DIVORCE: California Divorce Index, 1966-1984
Name: William C Knight
Spouse Name: Corlu E Platt
LOCATION: Santa Cruz  
Date: Dec 1973
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. California Divorce Index, 1966-1984 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: State of California. California Divorce Index, 1966-1984. Microfiche. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services

Corlu Esther PLATT [Parents]-535 was born on 8 Apr 1950 in Salinas, Monterey, California. Corlu married William Custer KNIGHT-2 on 7 Mar 1969 in Truckee, Nevada, California. The marriage ended in divorce.

MEDIA: D0024 - The photograph of Corlu Esther Platt is from the collection of William Custer Knight
D0150 - Corlu Esther Platt Knight and Family - B/R Sharisa Marie Sampoyan – Unknown – Lisa Marie Knight – Unknown – David Edward Knight F/R Helen Platt – Corlu Esther Platt
D0219 - Corlu Esther Platt - High School Yearbook Photo June 1965 - San Lorenzo Valley High School - 1st Wife William Custer Knight

MARRIAGE: California Marriage Index, 1960-1985
Name: William C Knight
Age: 23
Est. Birth: abt 1946
Spouse Name: Corlu E Platt
Spouse Age: 18
Date: 6 Mar 1969
Location: Nevada
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. California Marriage Index, 1960-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: State of California. California Marriage Index, 1960-1985. Microfiche. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California.

California Divorce Index, 1966-1984
Name: William C Knight
Spouse Name: Corlu E Platt
LOCATION: Santa Cruz  
Date: Dec 1973
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. California Divorce Index, 1966-1984 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: State of California. California Divorce Index, 1966-1984. Microfiche. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services

BIRTH: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VGH1-MJM Name: Corlu Esther Platt Event: Birth Event Date: 08 Apr 1950 Event Place: Monterey, California, United States Gender: Female Mother: Johnson Collection: California, Birth Index, 1905-1995

They had the following children.

  M i
David Edward KNIGHT-536 was born on 26 Nov 1969 in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California.



BIRTH: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VL9K-SMT Name: David E Knight Event: Birth Event Date: 26 Nov 1969 Event Place: Santa Cruz, California, United States Gender: Male Mother: Platt Collection: California, Birth Index, 1905-1995

MEDIA: D0120 - David Edward Knight - Picture taken about 1971
  F ii Lisa Marie KNIGHT-537 was born on 17 May 1971.

William Edward KNIGHT [Parents]-4 was born on 25 Feb 1908 in Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts. He died on 28 May 1984 in Felton, Santa Cruz, California from Pulmonary artery hemorhage - Lung cancer. He was buried in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts. William married Mary Elizabeth ADAY "Betty"-5 on 28 Aug 1944 in Saint Albans, , Vermont. The marriage ended in divorce.

William was cremated on 29 May 1984 in I.O.O.F. Cemetery - Santa Cruz, California.

Other marriages:
WHITTIER, Dorothy
KNIGHT, Connie
MORRISON, Gail Alice
LEMOYNE, Rita J.

BIOGRAPHY: From: RKnight102@aol.com  
Date: Sat, 8 May 2004 10:27:10 EDT
Subject: Re: Dad
To: williamknight57@yahoo.com
Bill....
I really enjoy your e-mails and find it fascinating to match up your memories of Dad's later life with mine of his earlier. You asked if he graduated from MIT.  I never heard this and am sure it's not true.  I know he went to a school called Boston Radio and got his radio knowledge there.  On my birth certificate (1934) his employment is listed as " Radio Supervisor, B&M Airways". After that he held a series of non-technical jobs. The ones I can remember were with United Fruit (he had great stories of his trip to South America with them), Lever Brothers, Sales Manager for a tv distributor in Boston, a wire recorder salesman, and a job at Raytheon in Quality Assurance ( I think ).  I'm sure there were many others since long-term jobs were not his long suit.  Oh yes, he worked for some time as an engineer jobber -  short term assignments with high pay.  I can now add nudist beach manager!! As you probably know his family was pretty well off at the time Dad was getting his education.  His brother Dick went to Andover Academy and then to Yale, while his sister Dorothy went to Boston Conservatory of Music or some other noted music school.  I don't know about Mary's education.  Dad graduated from Tilton Academy in Tilton, New Hampshire and I'm sure he could have gone to college.  I can only imagine that his rebellious nature was involved in a decision to go to radio school.  My mother had a picture of him on the football team at Tilton-- I hope my sister still has it- I'll get her to look.  By the way, I've asked her to look for pictures so I can send you copies.  She is slow unpacking but I'll keep after her. As for the genealogy --- I was born on 4/21/34 and Judy on 3/15/37.  Judy never married, but I have two children by my first wife, Kimberly born 4/30/60 and Daniel born 3/19/63.  Let me know if you want grandkids birth dates and with a little digging I can come up with them. Have to leave you now since Nell and I take our puppy to obedience class on Sat. mornings.
More later,    Dick

William Edward Knight (Father)
William Edward Knight born in Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts on the 25th of February 1908 to George Armstrong Custer & Cora Ellen Newcomb Richards Knight there 3rd child and 2nd son. William Edward Knight attended Melrose public schools and Stearn’s School (he was on the Hockey Team), he also attended Tilton Academy in New Hampshire, he attended the Boston School of Radio (prior to 1934) in 1934 he was employed as radio supervisor for B&M Airways, He went to South America with the United Fruit Company, he sold tv’s, wire recorders, did quality assurance for Raytheon, most of his work was as a job shopper (engineer jobber) short term jobs with high pay, this took him and his son (me) all over the country, usually only in a place for six months maximum, until about 1958 when he landed a position with Lockheed as a test engineer (wrote test programs (paper) for guidance systems) at their Sunnyvale, California plant, he stayed with them until 1964/65 when he retired disabled with emphysema. Took a lot of odd jobs for the rest of his life, these included managing a small private airport, a nudist beach in Santa Cruz, California. William Knight passed away on the 28th of May 1984 in Felton, Santa Cruz, California from lung cancer, he was cremated and his ashes were spread on the graves of his parents in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
William Custer Knight 27 September 2013 – Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia

U.S. School Yearbooks, 1880-2012
Name: William Knight
Estimated Birth Year:  1909
School: Tilton School
School Location: Tilton, New Hampshire, USA
Year: 1925
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. U.S. School Yearbooks, 1880-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original Data: Various school yearbooks from across the United States.

DEATH: California Death Index, 1940-1997
Name: William Edward Knight
Social Security #: 023059891  
Sex: MALE  
Birth Date: 25 Feb 1908
Birthplace: Massachusetts  
Death Date: 28 May 1984
Death Place: Santa Cruz  
Mother's Maiden Name: Newcomb  
Source Citation: Place: Santa Cruz; Date: 28 May 1984; Social Security: 023059891.

Social Security Death Index
Name: William Knight
SSN: 023-05-9891  
Last Residence: 95018  Felton, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America
Born: 25 Feb 1908
Died: May 1984
State (Year) SSN issued: Massachusetts (Before 1951 )
Source Citation: Number: 023-05-9891;Issue State: Massachusetts;Issue Date: Before 1951.

MEDIA: The following is on the back of the photo of William Edward Knight and Rita LeMoyne (5th wife)
"This was taken 3 weeks ago.
Hi Dick + Mickey,
Hope to be able to meet you in the near
future your Dad & I are very happy
he is wonderfull
Signed Rita"

D0139 - William Edward Knight - Rita J. Lemoyne Martin Knight - Dad's 5th wife -  Picture taken May 1961 Mountain View,,California
D0232 - William Edward Knight - Felton,Santa Cruz, California - Photo was taken 3 months before he passed away.
D0234 - William Edward Knight - 19 February 1977 - Felton, Santa Cruz, California
D0235 - William Edward Knight - 24 August 1977 - Felton, Santa Cruz, California
D0236 - William Edward Knight - 24 August 1977 - Felton, Santa Cruz, California
D0237 - William Edward Knight - 26 August 1981 - Felton, Santa Cruz, California
D0238 - William Edward Knight - Felton, Santa Cruz, California 1977
D0245 - William Edward Knight and Rita Lemoyne (February 1962)- 5th wife
D0249 - William Edward Knight - Lady was a stray we found in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri - Lady Died in 1980 - My Dad's best friend.
D0451 - Stearn's School Hockey Team (Taken in 1920's) William Edward Knight is in the back - center
D4110 - William Edward Knight s/o George Armstrong Custer & Cora Ellen Newcomb Richards Knight - Tilton School Tilton, New Hampshire Sophomore Class of 1927 - 2nd row 4th from right

CENSUS: 1910 United States Federal Census
Name: William E Knight
Age in 1910: 2
Estimated birth year: abt 1908
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Relation to Head of House: Son  
Father's name: Geo A G
Father's Birth Place: Vermont  
Mother's name: Cora E  
Mother's Birth Place: Maine  
Home in 1910: Melrose Ward 6, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Marital Status: Single  
Race: White
Gender: Male  
Household Members: Name Age
Geo A G Knight 34  
Cora E Knight 34  
Dorothy E Knight 7  
Richard C Knight 5  
William E Knight 2  
Julia Denington 24  (Servant)
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Melrose Ward 6, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T624_602; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 946; Image: 1241.

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Willian Knight
Home in 1920: Melrose Ward 4, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Age: 12 years  
Estimated birth year: abt 1908
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Relation to Head of House: Son  
Father's name: Geo
Father's Birth Place: Vermont  
Mother's name: Cora E
Mother's Birth Place: Maine  
Marital Status: Single  
Race: White
Sex: Male
Able to read: Yes  
Able to Write: Yes  
Image: 715  
Household Members: Name Age
Geo Knight 43  
Cora E Knight 43  
Richard C Knight 15  
Dorothy E Knight 17  
Willian Knight 12  
Mary Knight 6  
Sarah Brown 40  
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Melrose Ward 4, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_715; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 339; Image: 715.

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: William E Knight
Home in 1930: Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Age: 22
Estimated birth year: abt 1908  
Relation to Head of House: Son  
Father's name: George A C
Mother's name: Cora E
Occupation:
Household Members: Name Age
George A C Knight 53  
Cora E Knight 53  
Dorothy Knight 27  
William E Knight 22  
Mary E Knight 16  
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: 925; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 339; Image: 626.0.

1940 United States Federal Census
Name: William E Knight
Age: 31
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1909
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Stoneham, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Street: Duncklee Avenue
House Number: 36
Inferred Residence in 1935: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Residence in 1935: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Sheet Number: 11B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 230
Household Members: Name Age
William E Knight 31
Dorothy W Knight 31
Richard Knight 6
Judith Knight 3
Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Stoneham, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1617; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 9-487.

MARRIAGE: Maine Marriages, 1892-1996
Certificate: 0
Bride: Whittier Dorothy
Bride's Place of Residence: Melrose
Bride's State of Residence: MA
Groom: Knight William E
Groom's Place of Residence: Reading
Groom's state of Residence: MA
Date: 9 December, 1933
The 1930 census shows Miss Whittier as being William Knight's next door neighbor.

RESIDENCE: February 26, 1945
25 Elmwood Avenue
Burlington,Chittenden,Vermont

August 1960
379 State Street
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Geneva 6-3003

April and May of 1961
360 Walker Dr.
Mountain Veiw,California

Late 1961
1201 Soccoro Ave
Sunnyvale,California

OBITUARY: Santa Cruz Sentinel - Wednesday, May 30, 1984
Page A-10
William 'Bill' Knight
Private cremation services will be Thursday for William 'Bill' Knight, a longtime resident of Santa Cruz County, who died Monday at his Felton home following a long illness. He was 76. A native of Melrose, Mass., Mr. Knight had lived in Santa Cruz County for 25 years. He belonged to several amateur radio clubs and had a W6LWV radio license. He is survived by his sons, William C. Knight of Mount Herman and Richard Knight of Massachusetts; daughters, Judith Knight, Mary Knight, and Kathleen Knight. Private cremation services will be Thursday, Santa Cruz Cremation Service, 1570 Soguel Drive, is in charge of arrangements. Interment will be at Melrose Cemetery, Melrose,Mass.

Santa Cruz Sentinel
Santa Cruz, California
1 June 1984 (Friday)
Santa Cruz Cremation Service
Knight - In Felton, California, May 28, 1984. Mr. William (Bill) Knight. Survived by two sons, William C. Knight of Mount Hermon and Richard Knight of Massachusetts; his three daughters, Judith Knight, Mary Knight and Kathleen. Native of Melrose, Massachusetts, aged 76 years. Member of several amateur Radio Clubs. Cremation Services were conducted by Santa Cruz Cremation Service, 1570 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz on Thursday, May 31, 1984. Interment in Melrose Cemetery, Melrose, Massachusetts.

BIRTH: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXHQ-3XQ Name: William Edward Knight Titles & Terms: Event: Birth Event Date: 25 Feb 1908 Event Place: Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts Gender: Race: Registration Date: Registration Place: Christening Date: Christening Place: Christening Age: Death Date: Death Age: Father: George A. C. Knight Father's Birthplace: North Hero, Vermont Father's Age: Mother: Cora Newcomb Mother's Birthplace: Pine Point, Maine Mother's Age: Paternal Grandfather: Paternal Grandmother: Maternal Grandfather: Maternal Grandmother: Additional Relatives: Volume/Page/Certificate Number: p 619 Film Number: 2315251 Digital Folder Number: 4212542 Image Number: 253 Collection: Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915

Mary Elizabeth "Betty" ADAY [Parents]-5 was born on 11 Jan 1919 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York. She died on 7 Jan 2003 in Wakefield, Middlesex, Massachusetts. She was buried in Cremated - Ashes Scattered Revere, Massachusetts. Betty married William Edward KNIGHT-4 on 28 Aug 1944 in Saint Albans, , Vermont. The marriage ended in divorce.

Other marriages:
ROEDER,
MUNSON, Richard M.

DEATH: Age: 84
Given Name: Mary
Middle Name: E
Surname: Munson
Name Suffix:
Birth Date: 11 Jan 1919
State: New York
Last Place of Residence: Suffolk, Massachusetts
Previous Residence Postal Code: 02151
Event Date: 07 Jan 2003
Citing this Record:
"United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JP4D-Y2W : 20 May 2014), Mary E Munson, 07 Jan 2003; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

Name: Mary Munson
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 07 Jan 2003
Event Place: Wakefield    , Massachusetts
Certificate Number:
Birth Date: 11 Jan 1919
Birthplace:
Spouse's Name: Richard Munson
Spouse's Death Date:
Spouse's Death Place:
Spouse's Certificate Number:
Spouse's Birth Date:
Spouse's Birthplace:
Citing this Record:
"Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZY8-4K8 : 4 December 2014), Mary Munson, 07 Jan 2003; from "Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2005); citing Wakefield    , Massachusetts, death certificate number , Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Health Services, Boston.

Mary Elizabeth Knight in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
Name: Mary Elizabeth Knight
[Mary Elizabeth Munson]
[Mary Munson]
[Mary Elizabeth Aday]
SSN: 102226716
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 11 Jan 1919
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York
Death Date: 7 Jan 2003
Father: Francis M Aday
Mother: Mary E Carney
Type of Claim: Original SSN.
Notes: Apr 1945: Name listed as MARY ELIZABETH KNIGHT; May 1966: Name listed as MARY ELIZABETH MUNSON; 17 Jan 2003: Name listed as MARY E MUNSON
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.

BIOGRAPHY: As per a phone conversation on 20 Aug 2003 with Mary Ellen Knight, Mary Elizabeth Aday, lived a full and active life until she died of a stroke on 7 Jan 2003, she had been living in an assisted living facility for about 6 months before she died.

From:  "annie aday"
Subject:  Re: Grand-father
To: "William Knight"
Hi, Betty had 2 sisters, Doris and Virginia. Doris' kids are Norman (60) and Roger (55) and Douglas who is somewhat younger, Doris was 43... Husband, Norman Wells. Virginia had Tom (60) and Frank (67)...  Husband, Thomas Francis Kinnelly jr. Tommy is 3rd.

The Morning Herald
Hagerstown, Maryland
29 July 1931 (Wednesday)
‘Y’ Girls Enjoy Big Pool Camp
(Only transcribed part of article)
Those who have been taught to swim are Shirley Auld, Frances Cruickshank, Mary Lee Owings and Jean Shirey. Passing the 60 foot swim are Veneta Lambrose, Louise Smith, Virginia Kline, Jaunita Hines, Louise Harringer, Jean Cruickshank, Flora Lee Cochran and Betty Aday. Passing the 100 yard swim are Dotty Schindel, Polly Stonebraker and Betty Aday.

The Daily Mail
Hagerstown, Maryland
3 September 1932 (Saturday)
Mrs. F. M. Aday, her daughters Miss Virginia and Betty Aday are spending the week-end in Baltimore.

The Daily Mail
Hagerstown, Maryland
13 January 1933 (Friday)
Supper And Theatre Party On Birthday
Miss Betty Aday, of 488 North Potomac street, entertained eleven guests at a supper and later a theatre party on Tuesday evening in celebration of her fourteenth birthday. Her guests were the Misses Julia Foreman, Frances Fuller, Polly Stonebraker, Jean Cruickshank and Catherine Mowrer; Richard Funkhouser, Samuel E. Phillips, Jr., Norman Holzapfel, Fourney Young, Jr., Richard Evans, and Richard Forman. (This is my mother, Mary Elizabeth Aday)

The Daily Mail
Hagerstown, Maryland
14 August 1933 (Monday)
Mrs. F. M. Aday, North Potomac street, and her daughters, the Misses Virginia, Doris and Betty Aday are spending some time at Atlantic City.

The Daily Mail
Hagerstown, Maryland
9 January 1934 (Tuesday)
Informal Dance
Miss Florence MacMichael and Roy A. MacMichael, Jr., were hosts at an informal dance at their home in the Gordon apartments on Saturday evening. Their guest were the Misses Susan Eyerly, Betty Aday, Louise Shields, Louise Hinkins and Polly Stonebraker and Norman Holzaplel, Walter B. Stehl, Jr., Randolph Walker, Kenneth Recher and Charles Connor.

The Daily Mail
Hagerstown, Maryland
8 June 1934 (Friday)
Mr. F. M. Aday and her daughters, the Misses Virginia and Betty Aday, attended the exercises at Notre Dame College in Baltimore Wednesday, when Miss Doris Aday was graduated.

MEDIA: A0066 - Mary Elizabeth Aday Knight abt 1921- Brooklyn, Kings, New York
D1230 - Mary Elizabeth Aday Knight 2nd w/o William Edward Knight m/o William Custer Knight

CENSUS: 1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Mary E Aday
Home in 1920: Brooklyn Assembly District 2, Kings, New York
Age: 11 months
Estimated birth year: abt 1919
Birthplace: New York
Relation to Head of House: Daughter  
Father's name: Francis
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee  
Mother's name: Mary E
Mother's Birth Place: Massachusetts  
Marital Status: Single  
Race: White
Sex: Female
Able to read: Yes  
Able to Write: Yes  
Image: 375  
Household Members: Name Age
Francis Aday 38  
Mary E Aday 31  
Virginia Aday 9 11/12  
Doris Aday 7 6/12  
Mary E Aday 11/12  
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Brooklyn Assembly District 2, Kings, New York; Roll: T625_1147; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 121; Image: 375.

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KSSK-XFT
Name: Betty Aday
Event: Census
Event Year: 1925
Event Place: Brooklyn, A.D. 02, E.D. 02, Kings, New York, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 6
Nationality: United States
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Estimated Birth Year: 1919
Years in the U.S.:
Family Number: 818
Page: 9
Line Number: 39
Collection: New York State Census, 1925

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Mary E Aday
Home in 1930: Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland
Age: 11
Estimated birth year: abt 1919  
Relation to Head of House: Daughter  
Parent's Name: Mary E
Occupation:
Household Members: Name Age
Mary E Aday 41  
Virginia M Aday 20  
Donis J Aday 17  
Mary E Aday 11  
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland; Roll: 881; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 18; Image: 118.0.

BURIAL: Name: Mary Elizabeth Aday Knight/Munson
Maiden Name: Aday
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 2003
Event Place:
Photograph Included:
Birth Date: 11 Jan 1919
Death Date: 07 Jan 2003
Affiliate Record Identifier: 103313988
Cemetery: Cremated
Citing this Record:
"Find A Grave Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QVLG-MYHK : accessed 17 March 2015), Mary Elizabeth Aday Knight/Munson, 2003; Burial, , ; citing record ID 103313988, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

MARRIAGE: Mary Elizabeth Roeder in the Vermont, Marriage Records, 1909-2008
Name: Mary Elizabeth Roeder
[Mary Elizabeth Aday]
Gender: Female
Age: 25
Record Type: Certificate of Marriage (Marriage)
Birth Date: abt 1919
Marriage Date: 28 Aug 1944
Marriage Place: St Albans, Franklin, Vermont, USA
Father: Francis Aday
Mother: Mary Carney
Spouse: William Edward Knight
Source Citation: Vermont State Archives and Records Administration; Montpelier, Vermont; Vermont Marriage Records, 1909-2008; User Box Number: PR-01778; Roll Number: S-31215; Archive Number: M-2023992
Source Information: Ancestry.com. Vermont, Marriage Records, 1909-2008 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

They had the following children.

  M i William Custer KNIGHT-2 was born on 26 Feb 1945.
  F ii Kathleen KNIGHT-1073 was born on 25 Sep 1947.
  F iii Mary Ellen KNIGHT-2174 was born on 16 Apr 1949.
  M iv
Richard Merrill KNIGHT-1204 was born on 19 Jun 1954 in Wakefield, Middlesex, Massachusetts.



BIRTH: 143rd Annual Report of the Town Officers of Wakefield, Mass
The Town Clerks Record of the Birth, Marriages and Deaths
Volume 1954 - Page 175
http://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1954wake
19 June 1954 - Richard Merrill Knight    Parents - William E. and Mary (Aday)

William Eldon VAIL [Parents]-6109 was born on 22 Oct 1933 in Duluth, Saint Louis, Minnesota. He died on 11 Oct 2009 in Seattle, King, Washington. He was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Mahtomedi, Washington, Minnesota. William married Bonnie Clarissa WILLIAMS-6110 on 26 Nov 1955 in Sonoma County, California.

DEATH: Social Security Death Index
Name: William E. Vail
SSN: 471-34-8636
Last Residence: 98122  Seattle, King, Washington
Born: 22 Oct 1933
Died: 11 Oct 2009
State (Year) SSN issued: Minnesota (Before 1951)
Source Citation: Number: 471-34-8636;Issue State: Minnesota;Issue Date: Before 1951.
Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.
Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.

Name: William E Vail
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 11 Oct 2009
Event Place: King, Washington, United States
Event Place (Original): King, Washington, United States
Residence Place: King, Washington, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 75
Birth Year (Estimated): 1934
Citing this Record:
"Washington Death Index, 1965-2014," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLW9-ZR4V : 13 July 2017), William E Vail, 11 Oct 2009, King, Washington, United States; from the Department of Health, Death Index, 1907-1960; 1965-2014, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives (https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/472 : n.d.); Citing Washington State Department of Health.

BIOGRAPHY: U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
Name: William Vail
Birth Date: 22 Oct 1933
Address: 1421 Minor Ave, Seattle, WA, 98101-1970 (1993)
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings

CENSUS: Name: Billy E Vail
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Tract 31, Duluth, Duluth City, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States
Sex: Male
Age: 6
Marital Status: Single
Race (Original): White
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Birthplace: Minnesota
Birth Year (Estimated): 1934
Last Place of Residence: Same Place
District: 88-81A
Family Number: 38
Sheet Number and Letter: 15B
Line Number: 52
Affiliate Publication Number: T627
Affiliate Film Number: 1974
Digital Folder Number: 005454910
Image Number: 00379
Household      Role Sex Age Birthplace
William E Vail Head M 42 Ohio
Lena Vail      Wife F 42 Minnesota
Evelyn M Vail Daughter F 18 Minnesota
Loretta J Vail Daughter F 14 Minnesota
Helen Vail      Daughter F 10 Minnesota
Billy E Vail   Son M 6 Minnesota
Elinor Vail    Daughter F 4 Minnesota
Citing this Record:
"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSVX-9BT : accessed 3 September 2017), Billy E Vail in household of William E Vail, Tract 31, Duluth, Duluth City, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 88-81A, sheet 15B, line 52, family 38, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1974.

BURIAL: Name: William E Vail
Maiden Name:
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 2009
Event Place: Mahtomedi, Washington, Minnesota, United States of America
Photograph Included: Y
Birth Date: 22 Oct 1933
Death Date: 11 Oct 2009
Affiliate Record Identifier: 88421815
Cemetery: Lakeview Cemetery
Citing this Record:
"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLC-2D1H : 13 December 2015), William E Vail, 2009; Burial, Mahtomedi, Washington, Minnesota, United States of America, Lakeview Cemetery; citing record ID 88421815, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

MILITARY: U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls
1977-US Marine Corps Muster Rolls, Roll 2443
Unit Diary – 22 July 1953 – Diary No. 165-53
Prisoners BrigCasCo Rec&CasBn MB CamPen
Camp Pendleton, California
Vail William E.
Jd fr HqCo ForTrps FMFPac Cpen Calif 20Jun53 auth Their FMFPacTrps S0 4909-53 Had been carried as att 8Jun53 to 20Jun53 as 1v UA fr MB Cpen Calif 21Jun53 Surr MA Cpen Calif 13Jul53 to conf Pbrig UPI
William E Vail in the U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
Name:William E Vail
Muster Date:Jul 1953
Rank:Private First Class
Station:Prisoners Brigcasco Rec and Casbn Mb Campen, Camp Pendleton California
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: Muster Rolls of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1798-1892. Microfilm Publication T1118, 123 rolls. ARC ID: 922159. Records of the U.S. Marine Corps, Record Group 127; National Archives in Washington, D.C.
U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1893-1958. Microfilm Publication T977, 460 rolls. ARC ID: 922159. Records of the U.S. Marine Corps, Record Group 127; National Archives in Washington, D.C.

Bonnie Clarissa WILLIAMS [Parents]-6110 was born on 14 Oct 1935 in Southgate, Los Angeles, California. She died on 12 Sep 2018 in Modesto, Stanislaus, California. Bonnie married William Eldon VAIL-6109 on 26 Nov 1955 in Sonoma County, California.

Other marriages:
ESCOBAR, Raymond X.

BIOGRAPHY: U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
Name: Bonnie C Escobar
Birth Date: 14 Oct 1935
Phone Number: 926-3823
Address: 3081 Markingdon Ave, San Jose, CA, 95127-4627 (1993)
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings

MARRIAGE: William E Vail in the California, Marriage Index, 1949-1959
Name:William E Vail
Gender:Male
Estimated Birth Year:abt 1933
Age:22
Marriage Date:26 Nov 1955
Marriage Place:Sonoma, California, USA
Spouse:Bonnie C Williams
Spouse Age:20
Source Information: Ancestry.com. California, Marriage Index, 1949-1959 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data: California Department of Health and Welfare. California Vital Records—Vitalsearch (www.vitalsearch-worldwide.com). The Vitalsearch Company Worldwide, Inc., Pleasanton, California.

California Marriage Index, 1960-1985
Name: Bonnie C Williams
Age: 30
Est. Birth: abt 1936
Spouse Name: Ray X Escobar
Spouse Age: 31
Date: 5 Aug 1966
Location: Santa Cruz
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. California Marriage Index, 1960-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: State of California. California Marriage Index, 1960-1985. Microfiche. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California.

BIRTH: California Birth Index, 1905-1995
Name: Bonnie Clarissa Williams
Birth Date: 14 Oct 1935
Gender: Female
Mother's Maiden Name: Brayden
Birth County: Los Angeles
Source Citation: Birthdate: 14 Oct 1935; Birth County: Los Angeles.
Ancestry.com. California Birth Index, 1905-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Original data: State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.

They had the following children.

  F i Teri Jene VAIL-3 was born on 1 Jun 1956.

William Edward KNIGHT [Parents]-4 was born on 25 Feb 1908 in Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts. He died on 28 May 1984 in Felton, Santa Cruz, California from Pulmonary artery hemorhage - Lung cancer. He was buried in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts. William married Dorothy WHITTIER-2650 on 9 Dec 1933 in Kittery, York, Maine. The marriage ended in divorce.

William was cremated on 29 May 1984 in I.O.O.F. Cemetery - Santa Cruz, California.

Other marriages:
ADAY, Mary Elizabeth
KNIGHT, Connie
MORRISON, Gail Alice
LEMOYNE, Rita J.

BIOGRAPHY: From: RKnight102@aol.com  
Date: Sat, 8 May 2004 10:27:10 EDT
Subject: Re: Dad
To: williamknight57@yahoo.com
Bill....
I really enjoy your e-mails and find it fascinating to match up your memories of Dad's later life with mine of his earlier. You asked if he graduated from MIT.  I never heard this and am sure it's not true.  I know he went to a school called Boston Radio and got his radio knowledge there.  On my birth certificate (1934) his employment is listed as " Radio Supervisor, B&M Airways". After that he held a series of non-technical jobs. The ones I can remember were with United Fruit (he had great stories of his trip to South America with them), Lever Brothers, Sales Manager for a tv distributor in Boston, a wire recorder salesman, and a job at Raytheon in Quality Assurance ( I think ).  I'm sure there were many others since long-term jobs were not his long suit.  Oh yes, he worked for some time as an engineer jobber -  short term assignments with high pay.  I can now add nudist beach manager!! As you probably know his family was pretty well off at the time Dad was getting his education.  His brother Dick went to Andover Academy and then to Yale, while his sister Dorothy went to Boston Conservatory of Music or some other noted music school.  I don't know about Mary's education.  Dad graduated from Tilton Academy in Tilton, New Hampshire and I'm sure he could have gone to college.  I can only imagine that his rebellious nature was involved in a decision to go to radio school.  My mother had a picture of him on the football team at Tilton-- I hope my sister still has it- I'll get her to look.  By the way, I've asked her to look for pictures so I can send you copies.  She is slow unpacking but I'll keep after her. As for the genealogy --- I was born on 4/21/34 and Judy on 3/15/37.  Judy never married, but I have two children by my first wife, Kimberly born 4/30/60 and Daniel born 3/19/63.  Let me know if you want grandkids birth dates and with a little digging I can come up with them. Have to leave you now since Nell and I take our puppy to obedience class on Sat. mornings.
More later,    Dick

William Edward Knight (Father)
William Edward Knight born in Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts on the 25th of February 1908 to George Armstrong Custer & Cora Ellen Newcomb Richards Knight there 3rd child and 2nd son. William Edward Knight attended Melrose public schools and Stearn’s School (he was on the Hockey Team), he also attended Tilton Academy in New Hampshire, he attended the Boston School of Radio (prior to 1934) in 1934 he was employed as radio supervisor for B&M Airways, He went to South America with the United Fruit Company, he sold tv’s, wire recorders, did quality assurance for Raytheon, most of his work was as a job shopper (engineer jobber) short term jobs with high pay, this took him and his son (me) all over the country, usually only in a place for six months maximum, until about 1958 when he landed a position with Lockheed as a test engineer (wrote test programs (paper) for guidance systems) at their Sunnyvale, California plant, he stayed with them until 1964/65 when he retired disabled with emphysema. Took a lot of odd jobs for the rest of his life, these included managing a small private airport, a nudist beach in Santa Cruz, California. William Knight passed away on the 28th of May 1984 in Felton, Santa Cruz, California from lung cancer, he was cremated and his ashes were spread on the graves of his parents in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
William Custer Knight 27 September 2013 – Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia

U.S. School Yearbooks, 1880-2012
Name: William Knight
Estimated Birth Year:  1909
School: Tilton School
School Location: Tilton, New Hampshire, USA
Year: 1925
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. U.S. School Yearbooks, 1880-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original Data: Various school yearbooks from across the United States.

DEATH: California Death Index, 1940-1997
Name: William Edward Knight
Social Security #: 023059891  
Sex: MALE  
Birth Date: 25 Feb 1908
Birthplace: Massachusetts  
Death Date: 28 May 1984
Death Place: Santa Cruz  
Mother's Maiden Name: Newcomb  
Source Citation: Place: Santa Cruz; Date: 28 May 1984; Social Security: 023059891.

Social Security Death Index
Name: William Knight
SSN: 023-05-9891  
Last Residence: 95018  Felton, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America
Born: 25 Feb 1908
Died: May 1984
State (Year) SSN issued: Massachusetts (Before 1951 )
Source Citation: Number: 023-05-9891;Issue State: Massachusetts;Issue Date: Before 1951.

MEDIA: The following is on the back of the photo of William Edward Knight and Rita LeMoyne (5th wife)
"This was taken 3 weeks ago.
Hi Dick + Mickey,
Hope to be able to meet you in the near
future your Dad & I are very happy
he is wonderfull
Signed Rita"

D0139 - William Edward Knight - Rita J. Lemoyne Martin Knight - Dad's 5th wife -  Picture taken May 1961 Mountain View,,California
D0232 - William Edward Knight - Felton,Santa Cruz, California - Photo was taken 3 months before he passed away.
D0234 - William Edward Knight - 19 February 1977 - Felton, Santa Cruz, California
D0235 - William Edward Knight - 24 August 1977 - Felton, Santa Cruz, California
D0236 - William Edward Knight - 24 August 1977 - Felton, Santa Cruz, California
D0237 - William Edward Knight - 26 August 1981 - Felton, Santa Cruz, California
D0238 - William Edward Knight - Felton, Santa Cruz, California 1977
D0245 - William Edward Knight and Rita Lemoyne (February 1962)- 5th wife
D0249 - William Edward Knight - Lady was a stray we found in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri - Lady Died in 1980 - My Dad's best friend.
D0451 - Stearn's School Hockey Team (Taken in 1920's) William Edward Knight is in the back - center
D4110 - William Edward Knight s/o George Armstrong Custer & Cora Ellen Newcomb Richards Knight - Tilton School Tilton, New Hampshire Sophomore Class of 1927 - 2nd row 4th from right

CENSUS: 1910 United States Federal Census
Name: William E Knight
Age in 1910: 2
Estimated birth year: abt 1908
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Relation to Head of House: Son  
Father's name: Geo A G
Father's Birth Place: Vermont  
Mother's name: Cora E  
Mother's Birth Place: Maine  
Home in 1910: Melrose Ward 6, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Marital Status: Single  
Race: White
Gender: Male  
Household Members: Name Age
Geo A G Knight 34  
Cora E Knight 34  
Dorothy E Knight 7  
Richard C Knight 5  
William E Knight 2  
Julia Denington 24  (Servant)
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Melrose Ward 6, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T624_602; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 946; Image: 1241.

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Willian Knight
Home in 1920: Melrose Ward 4, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Age: 12 years  
Estimated birth year: abt 1908
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Relation to Head of House: Son  
Father's name: Geo
Father's Birth Place: Vermont  
Mother's name: Cora E
Mother's Birth Place: Maine  
Marital Status: Single  
Race: White
Sex: Male
Able to read: Yes  
Able to Write: Yes  
Image: 715  
Household Members: Name Age
Geo Knight 43  
Cora E Knight 43  
Richard C Knight 15  
Dorothy E Knight 17  
Willian Knight 12  
Mary Knight 6  
Sarah Brown 40  
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Melrose Ward 4, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_715; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 339; Image: 715.

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: William E Knight
Home in 1930: Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Age: 22
Estimated birth year: abt 1908  
Relation to Head of House: Son  
Father's name: George A C
Mother's name: Cora E
Occupation:
Household Members: Name Age
George A C Knight 53  
Cora E Knight 53  
Dorothy Knight 27  
William E Knight 22  
Mary E Knight 16  
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: 925; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 339; Image: 626.0.

1940 United States Federal Census
Name: William E Knight
Age: 31
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1909
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Stoneham, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Street: Duncklee Avenue
House Number: 36
Inferred Residence in 1935: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Residence in 1935: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Sheet Number: 11B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 230
Household Members: Name Age
William E Knight 31
Dorothy W Knight 31
Richard Knight 6
Judith Knight 3
Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Stoneham, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1617; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 9-487.

MARRIAGE: Maine Marriages, 1892-1996
Certificate: 0
Bride: Whittier Dorothy
Bride's Place of Residence: Melrose
Bride's State of Residence: MA
Groom: Knight William E
Groom's Place of Residence: Reading
Groom's state of Residence: MA
Date: 9 December, 1933
The 1930 census shows Miss Whittier as being William Knight's next door neighbor.

RESIDENCE: February 26, 1945
25 Elmwood Avenue
Burlington,Chittenden,Vermont

August 1960
379 State Street
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Geneva 6-3003

April and May of 1961
360 Walker Dr.
Mountain Veiw,California

Late 1961
1201 Soccoro Ave
Sunnyvale,California

OBITUARY: Santa Cruz Sentinel - Wednesday, May 30, 1984
Page A-10
William 'Bill' Knight
Private cremation services will be Thursday for William 'Bill' Knight, a longtime resident of Santa Cruz County, who died Monday at his Felton home following a long illness. He was 76. A native of Melrose, Mass., Mr. Knight had lived in Santa Cruz County for 25 years. He belonged to several amateur radio clubs and had a W6LWV radio license. He is survived by his sons, William C. Knight of Mount Herman and Richard Knight of Massachusetts; daughters, Judith Knight, Mary Knight, and Kathleen Knight. Private cremation services will be Thursday, Santa Cruz Cremation Service, 1570 Soguel Drive, is in charge of arrangements. Interment will be at Melrose Cemetery, Melrose,Mass.

Santa Cruz Sentinel
Santa Cruz, California
1 June 1984 (Friday)
Santa Cruz Cremation Service
Knight - In Felton, California, May 28, 1984. Mr. William (Bill) Knight. Survived by two sons, William C. Knight of Mount Hermon and Richard Knight of Massachusetts; his three daughters, Judith Knight, Mary Knight and Kathleen. Native of Melrose, Massachusetts, aged 76 years. Member of several amateur Radio Clubs. Cremation Services were conducted by Santa Cruz Cremation Service, 1570 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz on Thursday, May 31, 1984. Interment in Melrose Cemetery, Melrose, Massachusetts.

BIRTH: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXHQ-3XQ Name: William Edward Knight Titles & Terms: Event: Birth Event Date: 25 Feb 1908 Event Place: Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts Gender: Race: Registration Date: Registration Place: Christening Date: Christening Place: Christening Age: Death Date: Death Age: Father: George A. C. Knight Father's Birthplace: North Hero, Vermont Father's Age: Mother: Cora Newcomb Mother's Birthplace: Pine Point, Maine Mother's Age: Paternal Grandfather: Paternal Grandmother: Maternal Grandfather: Maternal Grandmother: Additional Relatives: Volume/Page/Certificate Number: p 619 Film Number: 2315251 Digital Folder Number: 4212542 Image Number: 253 Collection: Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915

Dorothy WHITTIER [Parents]-2650 was born on 20 Nov 1908 in Bedford, Middlesex, Massachusetts. She died on 31 Jul 1979 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. She was buried in Shawsheen Cemetery, Bedford, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Dorothy married William Edward KNIGHT-4 on 9 Dec 1933 in Kittery, York, Maine. The marriage ended in divorce.

DEATH: Social Security Death Index
Name: Dorothy Knight
SSN: 028-16-6746  
Last Residence: 02138  Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States of America
Born: 20 Nov 1908
Last Benefit: 02174  Arlington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States of America
Died: Jul 1979
State (Year) SSN issued: Massachusetts (Before 1951)
Source Citation: Number: 028-16-6746;Issue State: Massachusetts;Issue Date: Before 1951.

CENSUS: 1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Dorothy Whittier
Home in 1930: Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Age: 21
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1909  
Relation to Head of House: Daughter  
Father's Name: Randall A
Mother's Name: Jane B
Race: White
Occupation:
Household Members: Name Age
Randall A Whittier 44  
Jane B Whittier 44  
Dorothy Whittier 21  
Randall A Whittier 18  
Hazen L Whittier 10  
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: 925; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 339; Image: 626.0.
William E. Knight Actually married the girl next door.

1940 United States Federal Census 1940 United States Federal Census
Name: Dorothy W Knight
Respondent: Yes
Age: 31
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1909
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Home in 1940: Stoneham, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Street: Duncklee Avenue
House Number: 36
Inferred Residence in 1935: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Residence in 1935: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Sheet Number: 11B
Neighbors: View others on page  
Household Members: Name Age
William E Knight 31
Dorothy W Knight 31
Richard Knight 6
Judith Knight 3
Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Stoneham, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1617; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 9-487.

MARRIAGE: Maine Marriages, 1892-1996
Groom's Name: Knight William E
Groom's Residence: Reading, MA
Bride's Name: Whittier Dorothy  
Bride's Residence: Melrose, MA
Marriage Date: 9 Dec 1933
Certificate: 0  
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Maine Marriages, 1892-1996 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003. Original data: Maine State Archives. Maine Marriages 1892-1996 (except 1967 to 1976). Maine. Index obtained from Maine Department of the Secretary of State, Maine State Archives, http://www.state.me.us/sos/arc/files/dbinfo.htm

BIRTH: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXJH-QT2 Name: Dorothy Whittier Titles & Terms: Event: Birth Event Date: 30 Nov 1908 Event Place: Bedford, Massachusetts Gender: Race: Registration Date: Registration Place: Christening Date: Christening Place: Christening Age: Death Date: Death Age: Father: Randall A. Whittier Father's Birthplace: Father's Age: Mother: Blakeney Mother's Birthplace: Mother's Age: Paternal Grandfather: Paternal Grandmother: Maternal Grandfather: Maternal Grandmother: Additional Relatives: Volume/Page/Certificate Number: p 331 Film Number: 2315250 Digital Folder Number: 4383938 Image Number: 1097 Collection: Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915

They had the following children.

  M i Richard Whittier KNIGHT-2651 was born on 21 Apr 1934.
  F ii
Judith KNIGHT-4642 was born on 13 Mar 1937 in Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts. She died on 25 Feb 2008 in Croton-On-Hudson, Westchester, New York. She was buried in Shawsheen Cemetery, Bedford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

OBITUARY: The Journal News 1 March 2006
KNIGHT, JUDITH
March 01, 2008
Judith Knight of Crotonon-Hudson died at Calvary Hospital on February 25 , after a short illness. She was 68 years old. Judy was predeceased by her mother, Dorothy Whittier Knight, with whom she had lived in Malden and Cambridge, MA. until 1980. She retired in 2001 from the Boston VA Hospital System after 40 years of service. In 2004 Judy moved to the Springvale Apts. in Croton-on-Hudson enjoying many new friends there. She continued her love of cats and her longtime hobby of crafting rugs. Judy is survived by her loving brother Richard and his wife Nell of White Plains, niece Kimberly Knight of San Diego and nephew Daniel Knight of Oak Park, IL. Internment will be in the family plot at Shawsheen Cemetery in Bedford, MA

DEATH: Social Security Death Index
Name: Judith Knight
SSN: 034-28-8572  
Last Residence: 10520  Croton On Hudson, Westchester, New York
Born: 15 Mar 1937
Died: 25 Feb 2006
State (Year) SSN issued: Massachusetts (1953-1956)
Source Citation: Number: 034-28-8572;Issue State: Massachusetts;Issue Date: 1953-1956.

CENSUS: 1940 United States Federal Census
Name: Judith Knight
Age: 3
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1937
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Home in 1940: Stoneham, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Street: Duncklee Avenue
House Number: 36
Sheet Number: 11B
Household Members: Name Age
William E Knight 31
Dorothy W Knight 31
Richard Knight 6
Judith Knight 3
Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Stoneham, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1617; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 9-487.

William Edward KNIGHT [Parents]-4 was born on 25 Feb 1908 in Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts. He died on 28 May 1984 in Felton, Santa Cruz, California from Pulmonary artery hemorhage - Lung cancer. He was buried in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts. William married Connie KNIGHT-5378. The marriage ended in divorce.

William was cremated on 29 May 1984 in I.O.O.F. Cemetery - Santa Cruz, California.

Other marriages:
WHITTIER, Dorothy
ADAY, Mary Elizabeth
MORRISON, Gail Alice
LEMOYNE, Rita J.

BIOGRAPHY: From: RKnight102@aol.com  
Date: Sat, 8 May 2004 10:27:10 EDT
Subject: Re: Dad
To: williamknight57@yahoo.com
Bill....
I really enjoy your e-mails and find it fascinating to match up your memories of Dad's later life with mine of his earlier. You asked if he graduated from MIT.  I never heard this and am sure it's not true.  I know he went to a school called Boston Radio and got his radio knowledge there.  On my birth certificate (1934) his employment is listed as " Radio Supervisor, B&M Airways". After that he held a series of non-technical jobs. The ones I can remember were with United Fruit (he had great stories of his trip to South America with them), Lever Brothers, Sales Manager for a tv distributor in Boston, a wire recorder salesman, and a job at Raytheon in Quality Assurance ( I think ).  I'm sure there were many others since long-term jobs were not his long suit.  Oh yes, he worked for some time as an engineer jobber -  short term assignments with high pay.  I can now add nudist beach manager!! As you probably know his family was pretty well off at the time Dad was getting his education.  His brother Dick went to Andover Academy and then to Yale, while his sister Dorothy went to Boston Conservatory of Music or some other noted music school.  I don't know about Mary's education.  Dad graduated from Tilton Academy in Tilton, New Hampshire and I'm sure he could have gone to college.  I can only imagine that his rebellious nature was involved in a decision to go to radio school.  My mother had a picture of him on the football team at Tilton-- I hope my sister still has it- I'll get her to look.  By the way, I've asked her to look for pictures so I can send you copies.  She is slow unpacking but I'll keep after her. As for the genealogy --- I was born on 4/21/34 and Judy on 3/15/37.  Judy never married, but I have two children by my first wife, Kimberly born 4/30/60 and Daniel born 3/19/63.  Let me know if you want grandkids birth dates and with a little digging I can come up with them. Have to leave you now since Nell and I take our puppy to obedience class on Sat. mornings.
More later,    Dick

William Edward Knight (Father)
William Edward Knight born in Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts on the 25th of February 1908 to George Armstrong Custer & Cora Ellen Newcomb Richards Knight there 3rd child and 2nd son. William Edward Knight attended Melrose public schools and Stearn’s School (he was on the Hockey Team), he also attended Tilton Academy in New Hampshire, he attended the Boston School of Radio (prior to 1934) in 1934 he was employed as radio supervisor for B&M Airways, He went to South America with the United Fruit Company, he sold tv’s, wire recorders, did quality assurance for Raytheon, most of his work was as a job shopper (engineer jobber) short term jobs with high pay, this took him and his son (me) all over the country, usually only in a place for six months maximum, until about 1958 when he landed a position with Lockheed as a test engineer (wrote test programs (paper) for guidance systems) at their Sunnyvale, California plant, he stayed with them until 1964/65 when he retired disabled with emphysema. Took a lot of odd jobs for the rest of his life, these included managing a small private airport, a nudist beach in Santa Cruz, California. William Knight passed away on the 28th of May 1984 in Felton, Santa Cruz, California from lung cancer, he was cremated and his ashes were spread on the graves of his parents in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
William Custer Knight 27 September 2013 – Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia

U.S. School Yearbooks, 1880-2012
Name: William Knight
Estimated Birth Year:  1909
School: Tilton School
School Location: Tilton, New Hampshire, USA
Year: 1925
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. U.S. School Yearbooks, 1880-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original Data: Various school yearbooks from across the United States.

DEATH: California Death Index, 1940-1997
Name: William Edward Knight
Social Security #: 023059891  
Sex: MALE  
Birth Date: 25 Feb 1908
Birthplace: Massachusetts  
Death Date: 28 May 1984
Death Place: Santa Cruz  
Mother's Maiden Name: Newcomb  
Source Citation: Place: Santa Cruz; Date: 28 May 1984; Social Security: 023059891.

Social Security Death Index
Name: William Knight
SSN: 023-05-9891  
Last Residence: 95018  Felton, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America
Born: 25 Feb 1908
Died: May 1984
State (Year) SSN issued: Massachusetts (Before 1951 )
Source Citation: Number: 023-05-9891;Issue State: Massachusetts;Issue Date: Before 1951.

MEDIA: The following is on the back of the photo of William Edward Knight and Rita LeMoyne (5th wife)
"This was taken 3 weeks ago.
Hi Dick + Mickey,
Hope to be able to meet you in the near
future your Dad & I are very happy
he is wonderfull
Signed Rita"

D0139 - William Edward Knight - Rita J. Lemoyne Martin Knight - Dad's 5th wife -  Picture taken May 1961 Mountain View,,California
D0232 - William Edward Knight - Felton,Santa Cruz, California - Photo was taken 3 months before he passed away.
D0234 - William Edward Knight - 19 February 1977 - Felton, Santa Cruz, California
D0235 - William Edward Knight - 24 August 1977 - Felton, Santa Cruz, California
D0236 - William Edward Knight - 24 August 1977 - Felton, Santa Cruz, California
D0237 - William Edward Knight - 26 August 1981 - Felton, Santa Cruz, California
D0238 - William Edward Knight - Felton, Santa Cruz, California 1977
D0245 - William Edward Knight and Rita Lemoyne (February 1962)- 5th wife
D0249 - William Edward Knight - Lady was a stray we found in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri - Lady Died in 1980 - My Dad's best friend.
D0451 - Stearn's School Hockey Team (Taken in 1920's) William Edward Knight is in the back - center
D4110 - William Edward Knight s/o George Armstrong Custer & Cora Ellen Newcomb Richards Knight - Tilton School Tilton, New Hampshire Sophomore Class of 1927 - 2nd row 4th from right

CENSUS: 1910 United States Federal Census
Name: William E Knight
Age in 1910: 2
Estimated birth year: abt 1908
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Relation to Head of House: Son  
Father's name: Geo A G
Father's Birth Place: Vermont  
Mother's name: Cora E  
Mother's Birth Place: Maine  
Home in 1910: Melrose Ward 6, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Marital Status: Single  
Race: White
Gender: Male  
Household Members: Name Age
Geo A G Knight 34  
Cora E Knight 34  
Dorothy E Knight 7  
Richard C Knight 5  
William E Knight 2  
Julia Denington 24  (Servant)
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Melrose Ward 6, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T624_602; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 946; Image: 1241.

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Willian Knight
Home in 1920: Melrose Ward 4, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Age: 12 years  
Estimated birth year: abt 1908
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Relation to Head of House: Son  
Father's name: Geo
Father's Birth Place: Vermont  
Mother's name: Cora E
Mother's Birth Place: Maine  
Marital Status: Single  
Race: White
Sex: Male
Able to read: Yes  
Able to Write: Yes  
Image: 715  
Household Members: Name Age
Geo Knight 43  
Cora E Knight 43  
Richard C Knight 15  
Dorothy E Knight 17  
Willian Knight 12  
Mary Knight 6  
Sarah Brown 40  
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Melrose Ward 4, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_715; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 339; Image: 715.

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: William E Knight
Home in 1930: Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Age: 22
Estimated birth year: abt 1908  
Relation to Head of House: Son  
Father's name: George A C
Mother's name: Cora E
Occupation:
Household Members: Name Age
George A C Knight 53  
Cora E Knight 53  
Dorothy Knight 27  
William E Knight 22  
Mary E Knight 16  
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: 925; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 339; Image: 626.0.

1940 United States Federal Census
Name: William E Knight
Age: 31
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1909
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Stoneham, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Street: Duncklee Avenue
House Number: 36
Inferred Residence in 1935: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Residence in 1935: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Sheet Number: 11B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 230
Household Members: Name Age
William E Knight 31
Dorothy W Knight 31
Richard Knight 6
Judith Knight 3
Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Stoneham, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1617; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 9-487.

MARRIAGE: Maine Marriages, 1892-1996
Certificate: 0
Bride: Whittier Dorothy
Bride's Place of Residence: Melrose
Bride's State of Residence: MA
Groom: Knight William E
Groom's Place of Residence: Reading
Groom's state of Residence: MA
Date: 9 December, 1933
The 1930 census shows Miss Whittier as being William Knight's next door neighbor.

RESIDENCE: February 26, 1945
25 Elmwood Avenue
Burlington,Chittenden,Vermont

August 1960
379 State Street
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Geneva 6-3003

April and May of 1961
360 Walker Dr.
Mountain Veiw,California

Late 1961
1201 Soccoro Ave
Sunnyvale,California

OBITUARY: Santa Cruz Sentinel - Wednesday, May 30, 1984
Page A-10
William 'Bill' Knight
Private cremation services will be Thursday for William 'Bill' Knight, a longtime resident of Santa Cruz County, who died Monday at his Felton home following a long illness. He was 76. A native of Melrose, Mass., Mr. Knight had lived in Santa Cruz County for 25 years. He belonged to several amateur radio clubs and had a W6LWV radio license. He is survived by his sons, William C. Knight of Mount Herman and Richard Knight of Massachusetts; daughters, Judith Knight, Mary Knight, and Kathleen Knight. Private cremation services will be Thursday, Santa Cruz Cremation Service, 1570 Soguel Drive, is in charge of arrangements. Interment will be at Melrose Cemetery, Melrose,Mass.

Santa Cruz Sentinel
Santa Cruz, California
1 June 1984 (Friday)
Santa Cruz Cremation Service
Knight - In Felton, California, May 28, 1984. Mr. William (Bill) Knight. Survived by two sons, William C. Knight of Mount Hermon and Richard Knight of Massachusetts; his three daughters, Judith Knight, Mary Knight and Kathleen. Native of Melrose, Massachusetts, aged 76 years. Member of several amateur Radio Clubs. Cremation Services were conducted by Santa Cruz Cremation Service, 1570 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz on Thursday, May 31, 1984. Interment in Melrose Cemetery, Melrose, Massachusetts.

BIRTH: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXHQ-3XQ Name: William Edward Knight Titles & Terms: Event: Birth Event Date: 25 Feb 1908 Event Place: Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts Gender: Race: Registration Date: Registration Place: Christening Date: Christening Place: Christening Age: Death Date: Death Age: Father: George A. C. Knight Father's Birthplace: North Hero, Vermont Father's Age: Mother: Cora Newcomb Mother's Birthplace: Pine Point, Maine Mother's Age: Paternal Grandfather: Paternal Grandmother: Maternal Grandfather: Maternal Grandmother: Additional Relatives: Volume/Page/Certificate Number: p 619 Film Number: 2315251 Digital Folder Number: 4212542 Image Number: 253 Collection: Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915

Connie KNIGHT-5378. Connie married William Edward KNIGHT-4. The marriage ended in divorce.


William Edward KNIGHT [Parents]-4 was born on 25 Feb 1908 in Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts. He died on 28 May 1984 in Felton, Santa Cruz, California from Pulmonary artery hemorhage - Lung cancer. He was buried in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts. William married Gail Alice MORRISON-5288 on 24 Jul 1959 in Menlo Park, San Mateo, California. The marriage ended in divorce.

William was cremated on 29 May 1984 in I.O.O.F. Cemetery - Santa Cruz, California.

Other marriages:
WHITTIER, Dorothy
ADAY, Mary Elizabeth
KNIGHT, Connie
LEMOYNE, Rita J.

BIOGRAPHY: From: RKnight102@aol.com  
Date: Sat, 8 May 2004 10:27:10 EDT
Subject: Re: Dad
To: williamknight57@yahoo.com
Bill....
I really enjoy your e-mails and find it fascinating to match up your memories of Dad's later life with mine of his earlier. You asked if he graduated from MIT.  I never heard this and am sure it's not true.  I know he went to a school called Boston Radio and got his radio knowledge there.  On my birth certificate (1934) his employment is listed as " Radio Supervisor, B&M Airways". After that he held a series of non-technical jobs. The ones I can remember were with United Fruit (he had great stories of his trip to South America with them), Lever Brothers, Sales Manager for a tv distributor in Boston, a wire recorder salesman, and a job at Raytheon in Quality Assurance ( I think ).  I'm sure there were many others since long-term jobs were not his long suit.  Oh yes, he worked for some time as an engineer jobber -  short term assignments with high pay.  I can now add nudist beach manager!! As you probably know his family was pretty well off at the time Dad was getting his education.  His brother Dick went to Andover Academy and then to Yale, while his sister Dorothy went to Boston Conservatory of Music or some other noted music school.  I don't know about Mary's education.  Dad graduated from Tilton Academy in Tilton, New Hampshire and I'm sure he could have gone to college.  I can only imagine that his rebellious nature was involved in a decision to go to radio school.  My mother had a picture of him on the football team at Tilton-- I hope my sister still has it- I'll get her to look.  By the way, I've asked her to look for pictures so I can send you copies.  She is slow unpacking but I'll keep after her. As for the genealogy --- I was born on 4/21/34 and Judy on 3/15/37.  Judy never married, but I have two children by my first wife, Kimberly born 4/30/60 and Daniel born 3/19/63.  Let me know if you want grandkids birth dates and with a little digging I can come up with them. Have to leave you now since Nell and I take our puppy to obedience class on Sat. mornings.
More later,    Dick

William Edward Knight (Father)
William Edward Knight born in Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts on the 25th of February 1908 to George Armstrong Custer & Cora Ellen Newcomb Richards Knight there 3rd child and 2nd son. William Edward Knight attended Melrose public schools and Stearn’s School (he was on the Hockey Team), he also attended Tilton Academy in New Hampshire, he attended the Boston School of Radio (prior to 1934) in 1934 he was employed as radio supervisor for B&M Airways, He went to South America with the United Fruit Company, he sold tv’s, wire recorders, did quality assurance for Raytheon, most of his work was as a job shopper (engineer jobber) short term jobs with high pay, this took him and his son (me) all over the country, usually only in a place for six months maximum, until about 1958 when he landed a position with Lockheed as a test engineer (wrote test programs (paper) for guidance systems) at their Sunnyvale, California plant, he stayed with them until 1964/65 when he retired disabled with emphysema. Took a lot of odd jobs for the rest of his life, these included managing a small private airport, a nudist beach in Santa Cruz, California. William Knight passed away on the 28th of May 1984 in Felton, Santa Cruz, California from lung cancer, he was cremated and his ashes were spread on the graves of his parents in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
William Custer Knight 27 September 2013 – Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia

U.S. School Yearbooks, 1880-2012
Name: William Knight
Estimated Birth Year:  1909
School: Tilton School
School Location: Tilton, New Hampshire, USA
Year: 1925
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. U.S. School Yearbooks, 1880-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original Data: Various school yearbooks from across the United States.

DEATH: California Death Index, 1940-1997
Name: William Edward Knight
Social Security #: 023059891  
Sex: MALE  
Birth Date: 25 Feb 1908
Birthplace: Massachusetts  
Death Date: 28 May 1984
Death Place: Santa Cruz  
Mother's Maiden Name: Newcomb  
Source Citation: Place: Santa Cruz; Date: 28 May 1984; Social Security: 023059891.

Social Security Death Index
Name: William Knight
SSN: 023-05-9891  
Last Residence: 95018  Felton, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America
Born: 25 Feb 1908
Died: May 1984
State (Year) SSN issued: Massachusetts (Before 1951 )
Source Citation: Number: 023-05-9891;Issue State: Massachusetts;Issue Date: Before 1951.

MEDIA: The following is on the back of the photo of William Edward Knight and Rita LeMoyne (5th wife)
"This was taken 3 weeks ago.
Hi Dick + Mickey,
Hope to be able to meet you in the near
future your Dad & I are very happy
he is wonderfull
Signed Rita"

D0139 - William Edward Knight - Rita J. Lemoyne Martin Knight - Dad's 5th wife -  Picture taken May 1961 Mountain View,,California
D0232 - William Edward Knight - Felton,Santa Cruz, California - Photo was taken 3 months before he passed away.
D0234 - William Edward Knight - 19 February 1977 - Felton, Santa Cruz, California
D0235 - William Edward Knight - 24 August 1977 - Felton, Santa Cruz, California
D0236 - William Edward Knight - 24 August 1977 - Felton, Santa Cruz, California
D0237 - William Edward Knight - 26 August 1981 - Felton, Santa Cruz, California
D0238 - William Edward Knight - Felton, Santa Cruz, California 1977
D0245 - William Edward Knight and Rita Lemoyne (February 1962)- 5th wife
D0249 - William Edward Knight - Lady was a stray we found in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri - Lady Died in 1980 - My Dad's best friend.
D0451 - Stearn's School Hockey Team (Taken in 1920's) William Edward Knight is in the back - center
D4110 - William Edward Knight s/o George Armstrong Custer & Cora Ellen Newcomb Richards Knight - Tilton School Tilton, New Hampshire Sophomore Class of 1927 - 2nd row 4th from right

CENSUS: 1910 United States Federal Census
Name: William E Knight
Age in 1910: 2
Estimated birth year: abt 1908
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Relation to Head of House: Son  
Father's name: Geo A G
Father's Birth Place: Vermont  
Mother's name: Cora E  
Mother's Birth Place: Maine  
Home in 1910: Melrose Ward 6, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Marital Status: Single  
Race: White
Gender: Male  
Household Members: Name Age
Geo A G Knight 34  
Cora E Knight 34  
Dorothy E Knight 7  
Richard C Knight 5  
William E Knight 2  
Julia Denington 24  (Servant)
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Melrose Ward 6, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T624_602; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 946; Image: 1241.

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Willian Knight
Home in 1920: Melrose Ward 4, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Age: 12 years  
Estimated birth year: abt 1908
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Relation to Head of House: Son  
Father's name: Geo
Father's Birth Place: Vermont  
Mother's name: Cora E
Mother's Birth Place: Maine  
Marital Status: Single  
Race: White
Sex: Male
Able to read: Yes  
Able to Write: Yes  
Image: 715  
Household Members: Name Age
Geo Knight 43  
Cora E Knight 43  
Richard C Knight 15  
Dorothy E Knight 17  
Willian Knight 12  
Mary Knight 6  
Sarah Brown 40  
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Melrose Ward 4, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_715; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 339; Image: 715.

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: William E Knight
Home in 1930: Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Age: 22
Estimated birth year: abt 1908  
Relation to Head of House: Son  
Father's name: George A C
Mother's name: Cora E
Occupation:
Household Members: Name Age
George A C Knight 53  
Cora E Knight 53  
Dorothy Knight 27  
William E Knight 22  
Mary E Knight 16  
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: 925; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 339; Image: 626.0.

1940 United States Federal Census
Name: William E Knight
Age: 31
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1909
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Stoneham, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Street: Duncklee Avenue
House Number: 36
Inferred Residence in 1935: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Residence in 1935: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Sheet Number: 11B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 230
Household Members: Name Age
William E Knight 31
Dorothy W Knight 31
Richard Knight 6
Judith Knight 3
Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Stoneham, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1617; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 9-487.

MARRIAGE: Maine Marriages, 1892-1996
Certificate: 0
Bride: Whittier Dorothy
Bride's Place of Residence: Melrose
Bride's State of Residence: MA
Groom: Knight William E
Groom's Place of Residence: Reading
Groom's state of Residence: MA
Date: 9 December, 1933
The 1930 census shows Miss Whittier as being William Knight's next door neighbor.

RESIDENCE: February 26, 1945
25 Elmwood Avenue
Burlington,Chittenden,Vermont

August 1960
379 State Street
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Geneva 6-3003

April and May of 1961
360 Walker Dr.
Mountain Veiw,California

Late 1961
1201 Soccoro Ave
Sunnyvale,California

OBITUARY: Santa Cruz Sentinel - Wednesday, May 30, 1984
Page A-10
William 'Bill' Knight
Private cremation services will be Thursday for William 'Bill' Knight, a longtime resident of Santa Cruz County, who died Monday at his Felton home following a long illness. He was 76. A native of Melrose, Mass., Mr. Knight had lived in Santa Cruz County for 25 years. He belonged to several amateur radio clubs and had a W6LWV radio license. He is survived by his sons, William C. Knight of Mount Herman and Richard Knight of Massachusetts; daughters, Judith Knight, Mary Knight, and Kathleen Knight. Private cremation services will be Thursday, Santa Cruz Cremation Service, 1570 Soguel Drive, is in charge of arrangements. Interment will be at Melrose Cemetery, Melrose,Mass.

Santa Cruz Sentinel
Santa Cruz, California
1 June 1984 (Friday)
Santa Cruz Cremation Service
Knight - In Felton, California, May 28, 1984. Mr. William (Bill) Knight. Survived by two sons, William C. Knight of Mount Hermon and Richard Knight of Massachusetts; his three daughters, Judith Knight, Mary Knight and Kathleen. Native of Melrose, Massachusetts, aged 76 years. Member of several amateur Radio Clubs. Cremation Services were conducted by Santa Cruz Cremation Service, 1570 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz on Thursday, May 31, 1984. Interment in Melrose Cemetery, Melrose, Massachusetts.

BIRTH: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXHQ-3XQ Name: William Edward Knight Titles & Terms: Event: Birth Event Date: 25 Feb 1908 Event Place: Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts Gender: Race: Registration Date: Registration Place: Christening Date: Christening Place: Christening Age: Death Date: Death Age: Father: George A. C. Knight Father's Birthplace: North Hero, Vermont Father's Age: Mother: Cora Newcomb Mother's Birthplace: Pine Point, Maine Mother's Age: Paternal Grandfather: Paternal Grandmother: Maternal Grandfather: Maternal Grandmother: Additional Relatives: Volume/Page/Certificate Number: p 619 Film Number: 2315251 Digital Folder Number: 4212542 Image Number: 253 Collection: Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915

Gail Alice MORRISON-5288 was born on 19 Nov 1918 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California. She died on 15 May 1996 in Santa Clara County, California. Gail married William Edward KNIGHT-4 on 24 Jul 1959 in Menlo Park, San Mateo, California. The marriage ended in divorce.

BIRTH: Name: Gail A Morrison
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 19 Nov 1918
Event Place: San Francisco, California, United States
Gender: Female
Mother's Name: Symmes
Citing this Record:
"California, Birth Index, 1905-1995," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V256-HLM : accessed 05 Jan 2014), Gail A Morrison, 1918.

DEATH: Name: Gail Knight
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 15 May 1996
Event Place: Santa Clara, California, United States
Birth Date: 19 Nov 1918
Birthplace: California
Gender: Female
Father's Name: Morrison
Mother's Name: Symmes
Citing this Record:
"California, Death Index, 1940-1997," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VG5W-VTG : accessed 05 Jan 2014), Gail Knight, 1996.


William Edward KNIGHT [Parents]-4 was born on 25 Feb 1908 in Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts. He died on 28 May 1984 in Felton, Santa Cruz, California from Pulmonary artery hemorhage - Lung cancer. He was buried in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts. William married Rita J. LEMOYNE-5287. The marriage ended in divorce.

William was cremated on 29 May 1984 in I.O.O.F. Cemetery - Santa Cruz, California.

Other marriages:
WHITTIER, Dorothy
ADAY, Mary Elizabeth
KNIGHT, Connie
MORRISON, Gail Alice

BIOGRAPHY: From: RKnight102@aol.com  
Date: Sat, 8 May 2004 10:27:10 EDT
Subject: Re: Dad
To: williamknight57@yahoo.com
Bill....
I really enjoy your e-mails and find it fascinating to match up your memories of Dad's later life with mine of his earlier. You asked if he graduated from MIT.  I never heard this and am sure it's not true.  I know he went to a school called Boston Radio and got his radio knowledge there.  On my birth certificate (1934) his employment is listed as " Radio Supervisor, B&M Airways". After that he held a series of non-technical jobs. The ones I can remember were with United Fruit (he had great stories of his trip to South America with them), Lever Brothers, Sales Manager for a tv distributor in Boston, a wire recorder salesman, and a job at Raytheon in Quality Assurance ( I think ).  I'm sure there were many others since long-term jobs were not his long suit.  Oh yes, he worked for some time as an engineer jobber -  short term assignments with high pay.  I can now add nudist beach manager!! As you probably know his family was pretty well off at the time Dad was getting his education.  His brother Dick went to Andover Academy and then to Yale, while his sister Dorothy went to Boston Conservatory of Music or some other noted music school.  I don't know about Mary's education.  Dad graduated from Tilton Academy in Tilton, New Hampshire and I'm sure he could have gone to college.  I can only imagine that his rebellious nature was involved in a decision to go to radio school.  My mother had a picture of him on the football team at Tilton-- I hope my sister still has it- I'll get her to look.  By the way, I've asked her to look for pictures so I can send you copies.  She is slow unpacking but I'll keep after her. As for the genealogy --- I was born on 4/21/34 and Judy on 3/15/37.  Judy never married, but I have two children by my first wife, Kimberly born 4/30/60 and Daniel born 3/19/63.  Let me know if you want grandkids birth dates and with a little digging I can come up with them. Have to leave you now since Nell and I take our puppy to obedience class on Sat. mornings.
More later,    Dick

William Edward Knight (Father)
William Edward Knight born in Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts on the 25th of February 1908 to George Armstrong Custer & Cora Ellen Newcomb Richards Knight there 3rd child and 2nd son. William Edward Knight attended Melrose public schools and Stearn’s School (he was on the Hockey Team), he also attended Tilton Academy in New Hampshire, he attended the Boston School of Radio (prior to 1934) in 1934 he was employed as radio supervisor for B&M Airways, He went to South America with the United Fruit Company, he sold tv’s, wire recorders, did quality assurance for Raytheon, most of his work was as a job shopper (engineer jobber) short term jobs with high pay, this took him and his son (me) all over the country, usually only in a place for six months maximum, until about 1958 when he landed a position with Lockheed as a test engineer (wrote test programs (paper) for guidance systems) at their Sunnyvale, California plant, he stayed with them until 1964/65 when he retired disabled with emphysema. Took a lot of odd jobs for the rest of his life, these included managing a small private airport, a nudist beach in Santa Cruz, California. William Knight passed away on the 28th of May 1984 in Felton, Santa Cruz, California from lung cancer, he was cremated and his ashes were spread on the graves of his parents in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
William Custer Knight 27 September 2013 – Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia

U.S. School Yearbooks, 1880-2012
Name: William Knight
Estimated Birth Year:  1909
School: Tilton School
School Location: Tilton, New Hampshire, USA
Year: 1925
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. U.S. School Yearbooks, 1880-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original Data: Various school yearbooks from across the United States.

DEATH: California Death Index, 1940-1997
Name: William Edward Knight
Social Security #: 023059891  
Sex: MALE  
Birth Date: 25 Feb 1908
Birthplace: Massachusetts  
Death Date: 28 May 1984
Death Place: Santa Cruz  
Mother's Maiden Name: Newcomb  
Source Citation: Place: Santa Cruz; Date: 28 May 1984; Social Security: 023059891.

Social Security Death Index
Name: William Knight
SSN: 023-05-9891  
Last Residence: 95018  Felton, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America
Born: 25 Feb 1908
Died: May 1984
State (Year) SSN issued: Massachusetts (Before 1951 )
Source Citation: Number: 023-05-9891;Issue State: Massachusetts;Issue Date: Before 1951.

MEDIA: The following is on the back of the photo of William Edward Knight and Rita LeMoyne (5th wife)
"This was taken 3 weeks ago.
Hi Dick + Mickey,
Hope to be able to meet you in the near
future your Dad & I are very happy
he is wonderfull
Signed Rita"

D0139 - William Edward Knight - Rita J. Lemoyne Martin Knight - Dad's 5th wife -  Picture taken May 1961 Mountain View,,California
D0232 - William Edward Knight - Felton,Santa Cruz, California - Photo was taken 3 months before he passed away.
D0234 - William Edward Knight - 19 February 1977 - Felton, Santa Cruz, California
D0235 - William Edward Knight - 24 August 1977 - Felton, Santa Cruz, California
D0236 - William Edward Knight - 24 August 1977 - Felton, Santa Cruz, California
D0237 - William Edward Knight - 26 August 1981 - Felton, Santa Cruz, California
D0238 - William Edward Knight - Felton, Santa Cruz, California 1977
D0245 - William Edward Knight and Rita Lemoyne (February 1962)- 5th wife
D0249 - William Edward Knight - Lady was a stray we found in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri - Lady Died in 1980 - My Dad's best friend.
D0451 - Stearn's School Hockey Team (Taken in 1920's) William Edward Knight is in the back - center
D4110 - William Edward Knight s/o George Armstrong Custer & Cora Ellen Newcomb Richards Knight - Tilton School Tilton, New Hampshire Sophomore Class of 1927 - 2nd row 4th from right

CENSUS: 1910 United States Federal Census
Name: William E Knight
Age in 1910: 2
Estimated birth year: abt 1908
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Relation to Head of House: Son  
Father's name: Geo A G
Father's Birth Place: Vermont  
Mother's name: Cora E  
Mother's Birth Place: Maine  
Home in 1910: Melrose Ward 6, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Marital Status: Single  
Race: White
Gender: Male  
Household Members: Name Age
Geo A G Knight 34  
Cora E Knight 34  
Dorothy E Knight 7  
Richard C Knight 5  
William E Knight 2  
Julia Denington 24  (Servant)
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Melrose Ward 6, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T624_602; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 946; Image: 1241.

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Willian Knight
Home in 1920: Melrose Ward 4, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Age: 12 years  
Estimated birth year: abt 1908
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Relation to Head of House: Son  
Father's name: Geo
Father's Birth Place: Vermont  
Mother's name: Cora E
Mother's Birth Place: Maine  
Marital Status: Single  
Race: White
Sex: Male
Able to read: Yes  
Able to Write: Yes  
Image: 715  
Household Members: Name Age
Geo Knight 43  
Cora E Knight 43  
Richard C Knight 15  
Dorothy E Knight 17  
Willian Knight 12  
Mary Knight 6  
Sarah Brown 40  
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Melrose Ward 4, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_715; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 339; Image: 715.

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: William E Knight
Home in 1930: Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Age: 22
Estimated birth year: abt 1908  
Relation to Head of House: Son  
Father's name: George A C
Mother's name: Cora E
Occupation:
Household Members: Name Age
George A C Knight 53  
Cora E Knight 53  
Dorothy Knight 27  
William E Knight 22  
Mary E Knight 16  
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: 925; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 339; Image: 626.0.

1940 United States Federal Census
Name: William E Knight
Age: 31
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1909
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Stoneham, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Street: Duncklee Avenue
House Number: 36
Inferred Residence in 1935: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Residence in 1935: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Sheet Number: 11B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 230
Household Members: Name Age
William E Knight 31
Dorothy W Knight 31
Richard Knight 6
Judith Knight 3
Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Stoneham, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1617; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 9-487.

MARRIAGE: Maine Marriages, 1892-1996
Certificate: 0
Bride: Whittier Dorothy
Bride's Place of Residence: Melrose
Bride's State of Residence: MA
Groom: Knight William E
Groom's Place of Residence: Reading
Groom's state of Residence: MA
Date: 9 December, 1933
The 1930 census shows Miss Whittier as being William Knight's next door neighbor.

RESIDENCE: February 26, 1945
25 Elmwood Avenue
Burlington,Chittenden,Vermont

August 1960
379 State Street
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Geneva 6-3003

April and May of 1961
360 Walker Dr.
Mountain Veiw,California

Late 1961
1201 Soccoro Ave
Sunnyvale,California

OBITUARY: Santa Cruz Sentinel - Wednesday, May 30, 1984
Page A-10
William 'Bill' Knight
Private cremation services will be Thursday for William 'Bill' Knight, a longtime resident of Santa Cruz County, who died Monday at his Felton home following a long illness. He was 76. A native of Melrose, Mass., Mr. Knight had lived in Santa Cruz County for 25 years. He belonged to several amateur radio clubs and had a W6LWV radio license. He is survived by his sons, William C. Knight of Mount Herman and Richard Knight of Massachusetts; daughters, Judith Knight, Mary Knight, and Kathleen Knight. Private cremation services will be Thursday, Santa Cruz Cremation Service, 1570 Soguel Drive, is in charge of arrangements. Interment will be at Melrose Cemetery, Melrose,Mass.

Santa Cruz Sentinel
Santa Cruz, California
1 June 1984 (Friday)
Santa Cruz Cremation Service
Knight - In Felton, California, May 28, 1984. Mr. William (Bill) Knight. Survived by two sons, William C. Knight of Mount Hermon and Richard Knight of Massachusetts; his three daughters, Judith Knight, Mary Knight and Kathleen. Native of Melrose, Massachusetts, aged 76 years. Member of several amateur Radio Clubs. Cremation Services were conducted by Santa Cruz Cremation Service, 1570 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz on Thursday, May 31, 1984. Interment in Melrose Cemetery, Melrose, Massachusetts.

BIRTH: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXHQ-3XQ Name: William Edward Knight Titles & Terms: Event: Birth Event Date: 25 Feb 1908 Event Place: Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts Gender: Race: Registration Date: Registration Place: Christening Date: Christening Place: Christening Age: Death Date: Death Age: Father: George A. C. Knight Father's Birthplace: North Hero, Vermont Father's Age: Mother: Cora Newcomb Mother's Birthplace: Pine Point, Maine Mother's Age: Paternal Grandfather: Paternal Grandmother: Maternal Grandfather: Maternal Grandmother: Additional Relatives: Volume/Page/Certificate Number: p 619 Film Number: 2315251 Digital Folder Number: 4212542 Image Number: 253 Collection: Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915

Rita J. LEMOYNE-5287. Rita married William Edward KNIGHT-4. The marriage ended in divorce.

MEDIA: D0140 - Rita LeMoyne Martin Knight - (Dad's 5th wife, married in 1961) On the pier at Santa Cruz, California
D0246 - Rita LeMoyne Martin Knight - (Dad's 5th wife, married in 1961)
D0247 - Rita LeMoyne Martin Knight - (Dad's 5th wife, married in 1961)

MARRIAGE: California Divorce Index, 1966-1984
Name: William E Knight
Spouse Name: Rith J Lemoyne
Location: Santa Clara
Date: May 1967
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. California Divorce Index, 1966-1984 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007.
Original data: State of California. California Divorce Index, 1966-1984. Microfiche. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California.

They had the following children.

  F i
Susan MARTIN-6875.

Susan Martin is Rita Lemoyne's daughter by a previous marriage

MEDIA: D0252 - Susan Martin d/o Rita Lemoyne Knight - High School Graduation Photo.

George Armstrong Custer KNIGHT [Parents]-6 was born on 28 Sep 1876 in North Hero, Grand Isle, Vermont. He died on 21 Oct 1951 in East Derry, Rockingham, New Hampshire from Cerebral Hemorrhage Arteriosclerosis. He was buried in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts. George married Cora Ellen Newcomb RICHARDS-7 on 29 Oct 1900 in Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

DEATH: CC: dvbrwn@mindspring.com
From: "Douglas Brown"  Add to Address Book
Subject: George A.C. (DC) and Gravestone data
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 14:14:05 -0400
To: williamknight57@yahoo.com
 
dear william:  (doug v brown calling from MA)
********Death Certificate for George A.C. KNIGHT********
VS  6   1m  5-21-51
NAME :- Knight,  George  A.C  of     22 Howard St. , Melrose
Date of Death:-  Oct 21, 1951  
Place:-Alexander-Eastman Hospital
East Derry,  N.H.
Sex:- M  Color:- W  Con:- M   Age:- 75 Y -m, - d.-
Cause:- Cerebral Hemorrhage   Arteriosclerosis
Interred:-  Wyoming [ Cem] Melrose     Born:- North Hero,Vermont
Occupation:- Ins. Agent
Parents' Names:-  Orris P. Knight             --
Birthplaces:-    --     and    --
Register of deaths  Vol  9  page 141   No. 20984    Date 12/24/51
Transcibed by doug v brown -041027
dvbrwn@mindspring.com - Certificate on file

************************************************************************
George and Cora gravesite location -
Wyoming Cemetery- cor of Lebanon St. and Sylvan St.
Melrose,Middlesex Co., MA
Section 5- Lots # 154 and 155   (two people only)

One medium size Headstone  engraved.....

......KNIGHT......
G. A.   CUSTER
1876----------1951

CORA    E.
1875---------1963

Name: George A C Knight
Event Type: Death
Official Cause of Death: Cerebral Hemorrhage Arteriosclerosis
Event Date: 21 Oct 1951
Event Place: East Derry, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 75
Birth Year (Estimated): 1876
Father's Name: Orris P Knight
Mother's Name:
Spouse's Name:
Spouse's Gender:
Certificate Number: 515172
Page Number: No 4887-5421
Digital Folder Number: 005573181
Image Number: 00293
Citing this Record:
"New Hampshire Death Certificates, 1938-1959," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV3Q-5JBV : 9 September 2014), George A C Knight, 21 Oct 1951; citing East Derry, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, p. No 4887-5421, New Hampshire Division of Vital Records,
Concord. - Certificate on file

BIOGRAPHY: CC: dvbrwn@mindspring.com
From: "Douglas Brown"  
Subject: George Armstrong Custer Knight .3
Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2004 15:06:54 -0400
To: williamknight57@yahoo.com
 
dear william:-  (doug v brown calling from MA-usa )
Thanks for your prompt reply....... It may seem that the majority of Vital and Historical Records Centers ,including the town libraries,don't give a damn about ones ancestors ,but most of them are not really staffed to do even a minor search-you have to ask them to point you to "the Room" and then dig in.......You noted that you have the US census-MA and I suggested the next step would be a search of the Melrose City Directories Anyhow, I've been there,and done that and I have good news that the George/Cora et als Life story and last known address are recorded there, which I have transcribed and printed below----My next step is to get Cora Ellen's death cert at the town hall and then George A.C.'s death cert. At this point it looks as if your Aunt Dorothy never married but lived at home with Geo/Cora and took care of them to the end, which was about 1951-1952 at 22 Howard St for George A.C. Knight and about 1961-1962 at the MacKenzie Nursing Home at 24 VINE St for Cora Ellen. As I get the data I will EMail it to you it will include cemetery, Church, and other VR's  data- It seems that at 22 Howard St ,a Walter and Ida M Knight appeared at the time of your grandpa's death-- maybe a relative I would like to hear of some of your memories.....time permitting.......Of course there is possibility of getting a copy of GAC's will at the Probate Office in Cambridge Also any or all Deeds with your Grandparents signatures ................
P.S. -Geo and 3 children, Dot/Rich/William were ,I believe, all assoc with the John Hancock Insurance Co. in Boston,MA.......maybe a source of further data........hmmmmmm
Keep smiling.........
doug v brown-041017
dvbrwn@mindspring.com
   
George A. C. Knight - et alls - Melrose,Ma.-1902-thru-1963
REF. US. Census-MA-MIDDLESEX COUNTY-MELROSE - AND MELROSE CITY
Year        Address/Notes
1901    53 Elm St. Melrose
1902    53 Elm St. Melrose   Salesman-55 No. Market Boston,Ma
1903    53 Elm St. Melrose   Dorothy Knight Born 8 June 1902
1904    10 Morgan St. Melrose Salesman-34 Fanuel Hall Sq. Boston
1905    10 Morgan St. Melrose Richard Custer Knight B:2 Nov. 1904
1908       10 Morgan St. Melrose William Edward Knight B:25 Feb. 1908
1910       375 Wildwood Rd. Melrose Shopkeeper/Meats Boston Ma.
1914       Mary Knight B:8 Oct. 1913
1920       102 Stratford Rd. Melrose  Meats 85 North, Boston
1930       99 Ashland Melrose George/Insurance Boston
1931       (Melrose Highlands-MH) Dot/Clerk and William E, Insurance
1933       99 Ashland Melrose   George/Insurance Boston
1935       81 Shefield    George/Insurance Richard/Barbara Knight
1938       209 West Emerson St. George/Cora/Dorothy
1938       81 Sheffield Rd. Richard/Barbara Richard Insurance Agent
1941       209 West Emerson St.   George/Cora/Dorothy William/Mary gone
1941       8 Stratford Rd.  Richard/Barbara  Richard Insurance Agent
1947       22 Howard St.  George/Cora/Dorothy
1948       22 Howard St.  George/Cora/Dorothy
1950       22 Howard St.  George/Cora/Dorothy   George/Insurance Agent
1951       137 East Emerson St. Richard/Barbara  Richard Ins. Agent
1952       22 Howard St.  Cora/Dorothy
1952       22 Howard St.  Also at same address Walter Knight Ret. 72 and wife Ida Knight
          (Walter and Ida stayed at 22 Howard, and Cora and Dorothy moved to East Foster St.)
1953    181 East Foster St. Cora and Dorothy with Daniel Barchus, this is daughter Mary Ellen Knight's family
1962    24 Vine St. MacKenzie Nursing Home-Cora E. age 85
1962    183 East Foster St. Dorothy-Medical Approver-Hancock Insurance - Boston,Ma.
1963    24 Vine St. MacKenzie Nursing Home Cora E. Cora E. died about 1962

George Armstrong Custer Knight (Grandfather)
George Armstrong Custer Knight was born on the 28th of September 1876 in North Hero, Grand Isle, Vermont to Orris Pierre & Mary Haynes Knight, their sixth child and fourth son. George was named for General George Armstrong Custer, two reasons he was born 3 months after Custer was killed and George's father (Orris Pierre Knight) served with the Vermont 1st Calvary during the War of Rebellion, which was part of Custer's command. I have no information on his childhood, except that sometime between the 1880 census when he was 3 years old and the 1900 census (2 June 1900) (Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts) were he is listed as a single male (24) boarder in the household of Olin W. Marsh, profession, provision salesman he relocated to Massachusetts. On October 29, 1900, George married Cora Ellen Newcomb Richards in Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, Cora was born on the 1st of July 1875 in Pine Point, Cumberland, Maine to Daniel M. & Mary Ellen Newcomb Richards (not sure if ever married, there is a bit of mystery here). They settled in Melrose, Massachusetts and remained there for the rest of their lives.  George was the operator of a meat business (butcher shop?) until sometime between 1920 & 1930 when he switched to the insurance business, in the 1940 census (2 April 1940) for Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, he is listed as an insurance agent, and in the Business Directories for the Melrose area in is listed as being an insurance agent into the 1950's. George register for the world war I draft on 12 September 1918, they described him as being tall, stout build, with hazel eyes and brown hair, with no physical defects, listed his home address as 102 Strafford Rd, Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, and his business address as 83 to 85 North, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, owned his own beef business. I have found nothing to indicate he was ever in the military, at the time he registered he was married with three children. George Armstrong Custer Knight died on the 21st of October 1951 in East Derry, Rockingham, New Hampshire (no idea what he was doing there) of Cerebral Hemorrhage Arteriosclerosis, he was buried in the Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, his wife Cora Ellen Newcomb Richards Knight died on the 9th of March 1963 of Broncho-Pneumonia Virus Generalized Arteriosclerosis Senility and is buried next to her husband.
William Custer Knight 22 September 2012 (Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia)

The Burlington Free Press
Burlington, Vermont
22 September  1905 (Friday)
There will be a sociable at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Knight for the benefit of the band - Custer Knight of Boston is visiting his father, O. P. Knight. He expects to remain for two weeks or more for a much needed rest.

The Burlington Free Press
Burlington, Vermont
30 July 1912 (Tuesday)
North Hero
Mr. and Mrs. Custer Knight and family and Miss Hilda Allstrin of Melrose, Mass., returned to their homes Saturday, after having spent three weeks at the home of Mr. Knight’s father, O. P. Knight and brother, W. E. Knight. – Miss Esther Bacon of Elmore is visiting at the home of F. W. Knight. – Most of the farmers are still busy haying. – O. B. Knight went Saturday to Shelburne to spend a few days with his brother, E. A. Knight

The Burlington Free Press
Burlington, Vermont
12 June 1895 (Friday)
Custer Knight has resigned his position at A. G. Peirce’s store.

The Burlington Free Press
Burlington, Vermont
17 June 1895 (Wednesday)
Custer Knight who recently resigned his position at W. E. Greene’s, left for his home in North Hero yesterday, where he intends to reside.

George Armstrong Custer Knight in the Massachusetts, Mason Membership Cards, 1733-1990
Name: George Armstrong Custer Knight
Birth Date: 28 Sep 1876
Birth Place: North Hero
Last Residence Place: Melrose
Lodge: Wyoming
Occupation: Wholesale Beef
Source Information: Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Mason Membership Cards, 1733-1990 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data: Massachusetts Grand Lodge of Masons Membership Cards 1733–1990. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.

DRAFT: World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
September 15, 2004 12:35 AM
Name:    George Armstrong Custer Knight
City:   102 Stratford Rd, Melrose
County:    Middlesex  
State:    Massachusetts  
Birthplace: North Hero,Grand Isle,Vermont  
Birth Date:    28 Sep 1876  
Race:    White  
Roll:    1684684  
DraftBoard:    28  
Age:41    
Occupation: Beef Business - Owner
Nearest Relative: Cora E. Knight (Wife)
Height: Tall
Build:    
Color of Eyes: Hazel
Color of Hair: Brown
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18 [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2002. National Archives and Records Administration. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. M1509, 20,243 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.

CENSUS: 1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Custas Knight
Home in 1880: North Hero, Grand Isle, Vermont
Age: 3
Estimated birth year: abt 1877
Birthplace: Vermont
Relation to head-of-household: Son
Father's name: Orris P.
Father's birthplace: Vermont
Mother's name: Mary
Mother's birthplace: Vermont
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Orris P. Knight 38  
Mary Knight 39  
Fred L. Knight 12  
Ernest Knight 10  
Abby A. Knight 8  
Oscar Knight 5  
Custas Knight 3  
Waldo E. Knight 2  
Infant Knight 6M  
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: North Hero, Grand Isle, Vermont; Roll: T9_1344; Family History Film: 1255344; Page: 355.2000; Enumeration District: 119; .

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: George A C Knight
Home in 1900: Somerville Ward 4, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Age: 23  
Estimated birth year: abt 1877  
Birthplace: Vermont  
Relationship to head-of-house: Boarder  
Race: White  
Occupation: Provision Salesman
Household Members: Name Age
Olin N Marsh 46  
Etta E Marsh 23  
Hazel H Marsh 3  
George A C Knight 23  
Mary E Nourse 29  
Josephine P Nourse 23  
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Somerville Ward 4, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T623 665; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 941.

1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Geo A G Knight
Age in 1910: 34
Estimated birth year: abt 1876
Birthplace: Vermont
Relation to Head of House: Head  
Father's Birth Place: Vermont  
Mother's Birth Place: Vermont  
Spouse's name: Cora E
Home in 1910: Melrose Ward 6, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Marital Status: Married  
Race: White
Gender: Male
Store Keeper - Meats
Household Members: Name Age
Geo A G Knight 34  
Cora E Knight 34  
Dorothy E Knight 7  
Richard C Knight 5  
William E Knight 2  
Julia Denington 24  
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Melrose Ward 6, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T624_602; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 946; Image: 1241.

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Geo Knight
Home in 1920: Melrose Ward 4, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Age: 43 years  
Estimated birth year: abt 1877
Birthplace: Vermont
Relation to Head of House: Head  
Spouse's name: Cora E
Father's Birth Place: Vermont  
Mother's Birth Place: Vermont  
Marital Status: Married  
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own  
Able to read: Yes  
Able to Write: Yes  
Image: 715  
Wholesale Meat Business
Household Members: Name Age
Geo Knight 43  
Cora E Knight 43  
Richard C Knight 15  
Dorothy E Knight 17  
Willian Knight 12  
Mary Knight 6  
Sarah Brown 40  
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Melrose Ward 4, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_715; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 339; Image: 715.

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: George A C Knight
Home in 1930: Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Age: 53
Estimated birth year: abt 1877  
Birthplace: Vermont  
Relation to Head of House: Head  
Spouse's name: Cora E
Race: White
Occupation:Insurance Agent
Age at first marriage:24
Household Members: Name Age
George A C Knight 53  
Cora E Knight 53  
Dorothy Knight 27  
William E Knight 22  
Mary E Knight 16  
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: 925; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 339; Image: 626.0.

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K4FG-9MB Name: George A C Knight Event: Census Event Year: 1940 Event Place: Ward 3, Melrose, Melrose City, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Gender: Male Age: 63 Marital Status: Married Race (Original): White Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head Relationship to Head of Household (Standardized): Head Birthplace: Vermont Estimated Birth Year: 1877 Residence in 1935: Same House Enumeration District Number: 9-362 Family Number: 8 Sheet Number and Letter: 1A Line Number: 19 NARA Publication Number: T627 NARA Roll Number: 1613 Digital Folder Number: 005460885 Image Number: 00205 Collection: United States Census, 1940

BIRTH: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XF31-V51 Name: Guy Caster Knight Event: Birth Event Date: 02 Oct 1876 Event Place: , , Vermont, United States Gender: Male Age: Estimated Birth Year: Father: Irris P. Knight Mother: Mary Haynes Spouse: Spouse's Father: Spouse's Mother: Film Number: 540110 Digital Folder Number: 004357264 Image Number: 02317 Collection: Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954
(Note: Believe this to be George Armstrong Custer Knight's birth certificate.)

TRAVEL: The Burlington Free Press
Burlington, Vermont
15 July 1920 (Thursday)
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. C. Knight returned Tuesday night from an automobile trip to Saranac Lake and Lake Placid, N. Y., where they visited Dr. and Mrs. H. A. Ladd at Saranac Lake and their daughter, Dorothy, who is spending the summer at Lake Placid.

The Nebraska State Journal
Lincoln, Nebraska
9 May 1926 (Sunday)
George A. C. Knight, of Boston is visiting his brother F. L. Knight, 1025 C street. He will return tomorrow to Boston where he is president of a branch house of Swift and company. He has been on a tour of inspection of packing houses in Omaha and Chicago. M. O. Knight of McCook, son of F. L. Knight, is also in Lincoln, having come to visit his uncle.

The Burlington Free Press
Burlington, Vermont
25 September 1943 (Saturday)
G. A. C. Knight and H. C. Henderson of Boston were Monday guests at Max Golley's.

The Burlington Free Press
Burlington, Vermont
2 February 1948 (Monday)
Howard Henderson and G. A. C. Knight of Boston, Mass., were overnight quests at the home of Max W. Jolley.

BURIAL: George Armstrong Custer Knight in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name: George Armstrong Custer Knight
Birth Date: 28 Sep 1876
Birth Place: North Hero, Grand Isle County, Vermont, United States of America
Death Date: 21 Sep 1951
Death Place: East Derry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States of America
Cemetery: Wyoming Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Melrose, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Has Bio?: Y
Father: Orris Pierre Knight
Mother: Mary Knight
Spouse: Cora Ellen Knight
Children: William Edward Knight
Mary Ellen Barchus
Dorothy Elizabeth Knight
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.

OCCUPATION: The Newton Graphic
Vol. XLV. - No. 33
Newton, Massachusetts
4 May 1917 (Friday)

KNIGHT’S MARKET
302 Centre St., Newton
We carry a Larger Variety of Food Products than any other market in Newton.
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES of All Kinds Groceries, Butter, Cheese and Eggs
FRESH SEA FOOD DAILY
BEEF - VEAL - LAMB PORK - POULTRY And All Kinds of Provisions At Prices Which Will Interest You TELEPHONE NEWTON NORTH 240—241

KNIGHT’S MARKET 302 Centre St., Newton If you are trading at any other market in Newton, you are pay- ing a higher price for provisions which are NOT one bit better and perhaps not quite so good as we offer.
If you are patronizing the old- time stores which extend credit, believe us, you are paying well for it. Knight’s has always fought against the High Prices of Newton. No matter how high the prices go you can rest assured that Knight will still be in the lead for Quality and Low Price.
Why do you pay our competi- tors from two to five cents a pound more for the same goods? Since Jan. 1st we have been favored with the patronage of hundreds of new customers and our business has grown like a mushroom. We invite you to come to our store where you will find a large variety of food products at prices which will interest you.
G. A. C. KNIGHT Per G. W. Packard, Mgr.
 
The Newton Graphic
Vol. XLVI. - No. 7
Newton, Massachusetts
2 November 1917 (Friday)

G. A. C. Knight is making a big effort to render a particular “War Time Service” to the people of the Newtons and surrounding towns. Will you help by planning your orders so that one delivery a day will suffice and occasionally carry home the package you have formerly left to be delivered and by so doing reduce the Selling Cost of our Merchandise to all, thereby sharing with us < “War Time Service.”

Yearling Lamb Legs 25c lb.; Pork Roasts, Loin or Rib 30c; No. 1 Maine Baldwin Apples 45c pk; 7 lbs. Jersey Sweet Potatoes 25c.; Green Mountain Potatoes 50c pk.; White Crisp Celery 15c bunch.
 
Market Lower on Fowl, Chickens, Pork, Fresh and Smoked Shoulders.
A Suggestion to any who found it difficult to “get in” over our lines last Saturday. Anticipate you “order Friday” and call it in Open until 6:15 P. M. Friday. By request of the Working Staff G. A. C. Knight closes his store every Wednesday at Noon.
G. A. Knight – 102 Centre Street – Newton, Mass.

The Newton Graphic
Vol. XLVI. - No. 12
Newton, Massachusetts
7 December 1917 (Friday)

BABIES FIRST
Mr. Billings, in charge of Knight’s Market, states that, during the Sugar shortage our receipts have averaged less than 100 pounds a week. The policy that this store has followed lias been “Babies First”, “Sickness Next”. The “man in charge” has instructed and insisted that salesmen in taking orders for Sugar should determine as nearly as was possible whether there were babies or sickness in the homes; either being the case orders for Sugar were then marked “Babies” “Sickness”.
On arrival of Sugar these specially marked orders took precedence over all others, employees included, the remainder (when any) has been then fairly distributed. We have been made aware that many of the people in Newton and surrounding towns (whom we are serving to the best of our ability) do not know of our plan and feeling confident if they did, they will heartly join with us in our policy of ”Babies First.”
 
We appreciate that it is not by any mere chance that the “Man in Charge” is able to report the greatest Christinas volume in the history of this store, read into this fact what you may but to him it is the Strongest Possible Endorsement of his efforts to render a Particular Service to the people of the greater Newtons and surrounding towns, and will encourage and spur him to better endeavors ; many shortcomings we are aware of and have persistently been overcoming, those that still exist which in charity we request our patrons to note and report, that they may also be dealt with to the betterment of service. The Proprietor, G. A. C. Knight, joins with the ‘‘Man in Charge” in thanking the employees individually and collectively for the splendid team-work which made possible this report, also that every order was delivered on time without a hitch or a disappointed customer. Babies— Sickness— Sugar In our determined efforts to conserve the small amount of sugar that it has been possible for us to secure from time to time in the interests of The Little Ones and Sickness, some few have accepted our policy with a degree of skepticism, and we would, if possible, convince this number with our sincerity when this has not been possible and the loss of a customer has been the result, the grateful mothers of Newton and surrounding towns have more than recompense to us for any temporary loss of business. The Fullest Possible Values Every Day is the “lode-stone” that has attracted the numbers. The greater the numbers the bigger the volume, as volume diminishes the gross percentage for conducting business, the part you play should be ‘‘Buy Locally and talk it”; results: the merchant, it wise and in earnest, will reduce his merchandise in like proportion to his percentage savings.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
A New England Store, under New England management, in the interest of the people of Newton and surrounding towns. G. A. C. KNIGHT
(Billings in charge)
302 Centre 5t., Newton, Mass. Telephone 240-241 Newton North
 
The Newton Graphic
Vol. XLVI. - No. 16
Newton, Massachusetts
4 January 1918 (Friday)

SINCERITY OF PURPOSE All business has its limitation, governed principally by Time and Space. G. A. C. Knight realizing in December that the Parent Store had reached its limit, and in reality was experiencing an overflow, and as a further proof of his steadfastness of purpose to render “War Time Service” to the people of Greater Newton and surrounding towns, opened for their benefit the Service Market, 346 Centre Street. The Parent Store Service, backed by the loyalty of the people of the Newtons, has again in a few short weeks reached its limit. It Is Now “Up to YOU” People of Newton to do your part by assisting the business that is making herculean efforts to render a service to lit the times. While many arc cutting on delivery service we are this week adding a new order truck. BUT with a fixed plan in mind, whereby All May Help. Co-operation — Team Work — Pull Together by the people and producer that All may share alike in the advantages that this market offers by recognizing No Middleman — Willing and Able to place table supplies in the homes at the price the average merchant pays. Time Must be Gained if we are to care for the Numbers that are demanding to be served. Our delivery service is here plainly set forth. We mean to play no favorites, but will conscientiously live up to this schedule. On your part we are requesting that you anticipate your full orders Friday (when possible) for Saturday’s delivery, giving us an oppor- tunity to put up all groceries and dry vegetables in advance— the meats to be cut and dressed Saturday when completing your order. We are sure all who can will assist in this manner for the “Good of the Service.” CUT THIS OUT! Market Opens at 7 A. M. Closes 6 P. M. Saturdays 10. P. M.

In fairness to labor in general, we close EVERY Wed- nesday at noon. Show that you approve of this movement by placing your full order before noon of said day.
DELIVERY SERVICE. 8 A. M. Special Daily Newton, Brighton, Watertown
9 A. M. Special Daily Watertown Only
10 A. M. Special Daily Newton, Brighton
2 P. M. Saturdays Delivery includes Daily Newton
7 P. M. Saturdays Delivery, Newton ONLY
No orders taken Saturdays after 630 P. M. for 7 P. M. deliveries. All orders after this time will be delivered Monday.
Thanking you for past business and soliciting your continued support and co-operation, I remain, Yours cordially, O. A. C. KNIGHT
 A New England Store, under New England management, in the interest of the people of Newton and surrounding towns. 302 CENTRE ST., NEWTON, MASS.
 
The Newton Graphic
Vol. XLVI. - No. 20
Newton, Massachusetts
1 February 1918 (Friday)

The G.A.C. Knight Co. has just been incorporated with a capital of $50,000 to deal in meats and poultry.

G.A.C. Knight's New Store – 346 Centre St. No. 303.

December, 1917. G.A.C. Knight Co. established the Service Market. 146 Centre St., in order to more efficiently care for the excessive demands the people on Newton and surrounding towns were making on the parent Store (or No. 1 Market). As anticipated many familiar faces and much good business followed the four “old guards” that were released to man the new store, - from that day of opening to the present time this branch has continued to make a splendid showing. The parent or No. 1 store, 302 centre Street is now reporting a bigger gross volume of business than at any period during 1917.

The Newton Graphic
Vol. XLVI. - No. 24
Newton, Massachusetts
1 March 1918 (Friday)

“Penny Wise and Pound Foolish"
Is the situation the family man is “up against” who continues to lug his table supplies from a distance.
G. A. C. Knight Co.’s close associations with one of the largest food distributing corporations in New England plus a disposition to render a particular service to the families of the Newtons and surrounding towns should warrant all purchasing their food supplies at a Home Market. Clean Wholesome Store, New Wholesale Stock, Wholesale Aggreable Men To Serve You.
Every week new faces and satisfied customers are added to the numbers. Are you one of them?
SUGGESTIONS WHICH MEAN A SAVING
“Plan for more than one meal in your meat purchase.”
FORE AND LOIN OF LAMB, approximate weight 10 lbs., @ 25c lb., gives you the fore boned and rolled to roast, 12 short chops, trimmings for a stew FOR THE PRICE OF STEWING LAMB
No. 2. HIND QUARTER LAMB, approximate weight 12 lbs., @ 27c lb., gives you leg to roast, 12 short chops, trimmings for a stew.
No. 3. FORE OF LAMB, approximate weight 7 tbs., (g> 23c lb., boned and rolled, bones and trimmings for a stew.
No. 4. LOIN OF LAMB, approximate weight 7 tbs., @ 27c lb., to roast or cut into 12 short chops with flank for stew.
No. 5. WHOLE FLANK CORNED BEEF ("New England Cure”), approximate weight 12 lbs., @ 15c lb., first meal hot, balance pressed for cold meats. "Never disappointing.”
No. 6. WHOLE FACE RUMP OR VEIN, approximate weight 12 lbs., @ 28c lb., will supply you with a fine roast and some splendid steaks.
No. 7. WHOLE STRIP FRESH PORK, approximate weight 11 lbs., 27c lb., good size roast and some chops. Any of above suggestions prepared to your order ready for Oven, Pan, or Kettle.
 
WANTED — Bookkeeper and Cash- ier, familiar with meats and grocer- ies. G. A. C. Knight, 302 Centre St., Newton.

Cora Ellen Newcomb RICHARDS [Parents]-7 was born on 1 Jul 1875 in Pine Point, Cumberland, Maine. She died on 9 Mar 1963 in Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts from Broncho-Pneumonia Virus Generalized Ateriosclerosis Senility. She was buried in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Cora married George Armstrong Custer KNIGHT-6 on 29 Oct 1900 in Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

Cora died on 9 Mar 1963 in Melrose, Massachusetts from Broncho Pneumonia.

BIOGRAPHY: Author: Linda Scott  Date: 25 Sep 2003 2:14 PM GMT  
In Reply to: George Armstrong Custer Knight by:William Custer Knight
William -
My husband was born and raised in Portland, Cumberland, Maine. We currently do not live there, but we are somewhat familiar with the geography of the area. Regarding Cora Ellen, Pine Point, Cumberland, ME is actually considered to be a part of the town of Scarborough. I then checked the 1880 census for Cumberland County, Maine on Ancestry.com for a 5 year old named Cora with no last name entered. I found a Cora Richard living in the household of John W. Webster in Scarborough, Cumberland, ME.
Here is the entire household listing:
Last, First, Race, Sex, Age, Birthplace, Occupation, Father's Birthplace, Mother's Birthplace
Webster, John W., W, M, 34, NH, keeping of town farm, NH, NH
Webster, Catherine B., W, F, 34, ME , keeping house, ME, ME
Skillings, Staloria, W, F, 70, ME, Servant, ME, ME
Richards, Daniel, W, M, 67, ME, Teamster, ME, ME
Burnham, Drusillia, W, F, 65, ME, Servant, ME, ME
Snow, Samuel, W, M, 56, ME, Fisherman, ME, ME
Richard, Cora, W, F, 5, ME, At School, ME, ME
I know that this raised a lot of other questions, but hopefully it helps get you pointed in the right direction.
Regards,
Linda Scott

George Armstrong Custer Knight 24 clerk 1st marriage
b.No.Hero Vt.
parents Orris P.Knight and Mary Hanes.
Cora Ellen Newcomb 25 at home
1st marriage b.Saco, Maine
parents Daniel M. Richards and Mary Newcomb ( after her parents death her mothers father adopted her W.T.Newcomb)
David Mount Lockrow, Minister of the Gospel, Fernidand St.Melrose,Ma. (This info is not correct, Mary's father is Jesse R. & Sarah A. Turner Newcomb, as listed on both Mary's birth cert. and marriage cert. And from what little I have found, Cora's mother did not die young, she remarried to Dennis F. Plummer.)

DEATH: CC: dvbrwn@mindspring.com
From: "Douglas Brown"
Subject: Cora Ellen (Richards) Knight
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 15:30:12 -0400
To: williamknight57@yahoo.com
dear william:   (doug v brown calling from MA )
I have Cora E Knight' s death certificate from the Melrose City Hall  - which I will send to you by snail mail
Here is a pre lim look see I will visit the gravesite and get in depth data on George A.C. Knight et als soon
( I do not know the meaning of the [- o.k. -] following Cora's name)
VS 6 1000 3-22-63
NAME:- Knight, Cora Ellen   (Newcomb )  o. k.
Res:-182 East Foster Street, Melrose, Mass.  War Service:  No
Date of Death  March 9, 1963   Place  MacKenzie Nursing Home
24 Vine Street, Melrose
Sex  F Color W Con:- W   Age  87yr   8 m.  8 d.
Cause:-   Broncho  Pneumonia  - Virus
Generalized Arteriosclerosis   Senility
Husband :- George Armstrong Custer Knight    Occupation:- At Home
Born:-Pine Point, Maine  Interred:- Wyoming [ Cem ] - Melrose
Parents' Names: David Richards & Mary Newcomb
Birthplaces     Maine      and   Maine
Register of Deaths  Vol  11  page 152  No. 26322  Date:-3/12/63
Transcibed by doug v brown -041026
Certificate on file

CENSUS: 1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Cora Richard
Home in 1880: Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine
Age: 5
Estimated birth year: abt 1875
Birthplace: Maine
Relation to head-of-household: Something other than a direct relationship (Other)
Father's birthplace: Maine
Mother's birthplace: Maine
Occupation: At School
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female
Household Members: Name Age
John W. Webster 34  
Catherine B. Webster 34  
Staloria Shillings 70  
Daniel Richards 67  
Drusillia Burnham 65  
Samuel Snow 56  
Cora Richard 5
(Note: Daniels Richards listed 3 above Cora Richard is Cora's Father, have no idea how or if the Richards are related to the  Webster Family.)
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine; Roll: T9_478; Family History Film: 1254478; Page: 472.3000; Enumeration District: 61; Image: 0334.

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K4FG-9M1 Name: Cora E Knight Event: Census Event Year: 1940 Event Place: Ward 3, Melrose, Melrose City, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Gender: Female Age: 63 Marital Status: Married Race (Original): White Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Wife Relationship to Head of Household (Standardized): Wife Birthplace: Maine Estimated Birth Year: 1877 Residence in 1935: Same House Enumeration District Number: 9-362 Family Number: 8 Sheet Number and Letter: 1A Line Number: 20 NARA Publication Number: T627 NARA Roll Number: 1613 Digital Folder Number: 005460885 Image Number: 00205 Collection: United States Census, 1940

MEDIA: D0239 - Cora Ellen Newcomb -w/o George Armstrong Custer Knight -  Holding Christine Barchus (Grandaughter) Photo in 1959
D0240 - Cora Ellen Newcomb Richards Knight holding Christine Barchus Grandaughter - Mary Ellen Knight Barchus - Dorothy Elizabeth Knight

MARRIAGE: George Armstrong Custer Knight in the Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915
Name: George Armstrong Custer Knight
Age: 24
Birth Year: abt 1876
Birth Place: No. Hero, Vermont
Marriage Date: 29 Oct 1900
Marriage Place: Melrose, Massachusetts, USA
Father: Orris P Knight
Mother: Mary Haynes
Spouse: Cora Ellen Newcomb
Source Citation: New England Historic Genealogical Society; Boston, Massachusetts
Source Information: Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.

They had the following children.

  F i
Dorothy Elizabeth KNIGHT-541 was born on 8 Jun 1902 in North Hero, Grand Isle, Vermont. She died on 19 Sep 1972 in Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts. She was buried in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

BIRTH: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXHJ-15R Name: Dorothy Elizabeth Knight Event: Birth Event Date: 08 Jun 1902 Event Place: Melrose, Massachusetts Gender: Race: Registration Date: Registration Place: Christening Date: Christening Place: Christening Age: Death Date: Death Age: Father: George A.C. Knight Father's Birthplace: No. Hero, VT. Father's Age: Mother: Cora E. Newcomb Mother's Birthplace: Pine Pt., Maine Mother's Age: Paternal Grandfather: Paternal Grandmother: Maternal Grandfather: Maternal Grandmother: Additional Relatives: Volume/Page/Certificate Number: item 1 p 539 Film Number: 2057388 Digital Folder Number: 4254649 Image Number: 620 Collection: Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915

CENSUS: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K4FG-99M Name: Dorothy E Knight Event: Census Event Year: 1940 Event Place: Ward 3, Melrose, Melrose City, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Gender: Female Age: 37 Marital Status: Single Race (Original): White Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Birthplace: Massachusetts Estimated Birth Year: 1903 Residence in 1935: Same House Enumeration District Number: 9-362 Family Number: 8 Sheet Number and Letter: 1A Line Number: 21 NARA Publication Number: T627 NARA Roll Number: 1613 Digital Folder Number: 005460885 Image Number: 00205 Collection: United States Census, 1940

TRAVEL: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KXMD-D21 name: Dorothy Knight event: Immigration event date: 1926 event place: New York, New York, United States gender: Female age: 24 birthplace or nationality: United States ship: Caronia estimated birth year: 1902 nara publication title: Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957. nara publication number: T715 nara roll number: 3903 film number: 1755641 digital folder number: 004853432 image number: 00631 Collection: Dorothy Knight, "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1925-1942"

DEATH: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VZ5D-8ZT name: Dorothy E Knight event type: Death event date: 19 Sep 1972 event place: Melrose, Massachusetts certificate number: 039091 birth date: birthplace: Massachusetts spouse's name: spouse's death date: spouse's death place: spouse's certificate number: spouse's birth date: spouse's birthplace: Collection: Dorothy E Knight, "Massachusetts, Death Index, 1970-2003"

BURIAL: Dorothy Elizabeth Knight in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name: Dorothy Elizabeth Knight
Birth Date: 8 Jun 1902
Birth Place: North Hero, Grand Isle County, Vermont, United States of America
Death Date: 19 Sep 1972
Death Place: Melrose, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Cemetery: Wyoming Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Melrose, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Has Bio?: N
Father: George Armstrong Custer Knight
Mother: Cora Ellen Knight
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.
  M ii Richard Custer KNIGHT-542 was born on 2 Nov 1904. He died on 31 Mar 1992.
  M iii William Edward KNIGHT-4 was born on 25 Feb 1908. He died on 28 May 1984 from Pulmonary artery hemorhage - Lung cancer.
  F iv Mary Ellen KNIGHT-543 was born on 8 Oct 1913. She died on 12 Jan 2011.

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