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Lewis C Knight1838

Lewis C Knight
Given names
Lewis C
Birth February 1838
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 7 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 18 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Civil War
1862 (Age 23 years)
Agency: Confederate
Note: Lewis C Knight
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 23 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 28 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 28 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 30 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
MarriageMary Ann DillinghamView this family
estimated 1874 (Age 35 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Rowena Knight
estimated 1875 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#2Asberry Knight
calculated 1878 (Age 39 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 39 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a son
#3Otis Knight
November 1879 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Victoria Knight
estimated 1880 (Age 41 years)
Census June 15, 1880 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a son
#5Stonewall J Knight
February 1881 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Ethel Knight
August 1883 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Lulu Knight
April 1886 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a son
#8John Knight
February 8, 1891 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a son
#9Joe Knight
February 8, 1891 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 60 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
Census June 5, 1900 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Orval Knight
estimated 1906 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Ivy Knight
estimated 1908 (Age 69 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 72 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 77 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a grandson
#3James Otis Knight
July 7, 1917 (Age 79 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 78 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 79 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Goldie Marie Knight
estimated 1921 (Age 82 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 91 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Savannah Evelyn Knight
calculated 1933 (Age 94 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Iva Sue Knight
May 10, 1938 (Age 100 years)
Death of a granddaughterIva Sue Knight
May 10, 1938 (Age 100 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 103 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 107 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. -

Last change July 29, 201915:36:39

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Mary Ann Dillingham - View this family
Marriage: estimated 1874
2 years
Rowena Knight
Birth: estimated 1875 36 20Kentucky, United States
4 years
Asberry Knight
Birth: calculated 1878 39 23Missouri, United States
23 months
Otis Knight
Birth: November 1879 41 25Missouri, United States
14 months
14 months
3 years
3 years
5 years
John Knight
Birth: February 8, 1891 53 36Madisonville, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 30, 1974Pemiscot, Missouri, United States
Joe Knight
Birth: February 8, 1891 53 36Madisonville, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States

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Lewis C Knight Tennessee, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Name Lewis C Knight Event Type Military Service Event Year 1862 Military Unit Note Fifty-ninth Mounted Infantry (Cooke's Reg, Eakin's Batt)
Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Lewis C Knight - Household

Curtail, Hopkins, KY

Lewis KnightWM42headMFarmerTNVATN
Mary A KnightWF26wifeMKYKYKY
Rowena KnightWF5daughterSKYTNKY
Asberry KnightWM2sonSMOTNKY
Ottel KnightWM6moNovsonSMOTNKY

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Lewis C Knight - Household

Madisonville, Hopkins, Ky.

Louie KnightheadMFeb183862M28TNVATNFarmer
Mary A KnightwifeFNov185446M2898KYKYKY
Otis KnightsonMNov187921SMOTNKYFarm laborer
Stonewall J KnightsonMFeb188119SKYTNKYFarm laborer
Ethel KnightdaughterFAug188317SKYTNKYAt School
Lulu KnightdaughterFApr188614SKYTNKYAt School
John KnightsonMFeb18919SKYTNKY
Joe KnightsonMFeb18919SKYTNKY

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Lewis C Knight - Household

Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri

Knight, Lewis CheadMW73MMOMOMOFarmerFarm
Knight, MarywifeFW56M77MOMOMO
Knight, AsberrysonMW32SMOMOMO
Knight, OtissonMW30SMOMOMO
Knight, Stonevall JsonMW24SMOMOMO
Knight, EtheldaughterFW23SMOMOMO
Knight, LuludaughterFW21SMOMOMO
Knight, JohnsonMW19SKYMOKY
Knight, JoesonMW19SKYMOKY
Knight, VictoriadaughterFW30Wd22KYKYKY
Knight, OrvalMW4SMOMOMO

Mary says 7 children 8 are listed. Victoria is Widowed and has 2 kids last name Knight...boih parents born in KY?... John & Joe mother born in KY? -b