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Charles William Knight

Charles William Knight

Male 1847 - 1923  (75 years)

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  • Name Charles William Knight 
    Born 26 Oct 1847  Rome, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • An alternate date of birth is noted as 10/15/1847 at Stanwix. [1]
    Gender Male 
    Religion Presbyterian  [1
    Graduation Rome Free Academy, Rome, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Secondary Residence 
    Residence 1880  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • According to the 1880 census, Charles Knight is living with his family at the Asher Potter residence. [4]
    Occupation 1916  Cleveland Water Company, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Director 
    19160309 - Cleveland Water Company
    19160309 - Cleveland Water Company
    Camden Advance-Journal
    03/09/2016, p.2
    Residence 1923  104 Huntington Street, Rome, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation Engineer, C.W. Knight & Son  [1, 2
    • Mr. Knight graduated from the old Home Academy, his father was a carpenter and he worked with him most mornings and evenings, he studied civil engineering and became most proficient and he had been engaged in that line for 50 years and in that time probably had as many in not more contracts than any civil engineer in the United States, having planned and supervised construction of over 50 large water works and sewer systems in different states. Among the water plants built by him were those in Rome, Schenectady, N.Y, Altoona, Uniontown, Scotdale, Greensburg all in Pennsylvania and many others. He also built the sewer system for this city and his company completed plans for a sewer disposal plant for Rome. [1]
    Occupation Eralaust Farm, Elpis Road, Vienna, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Owner. Also known as the "Stone Barn Castle" 
    Stone Barn Castle
    Stone Barn Castle (16)
    Images of Eralaust Farm, more commonly known as the Stone Barn Castle.
    Membership American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, Fairfax, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Membership Rome, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Rome Club 
    Died 20 May 1923  104 Huntington Street, Rome, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • Five weeks ago he suffered a stroke from which it was thought he was recovering. As he was able to sit up in a chair and appeared to be gaining. He had another stroke Sunday which proved fatal. [1]
    Buried Rome Cemetery, 1500 Jervis Avenue, Rome, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I194  CHS Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2019 

    Father Joseph Huntington Knight,   b. 12 Oct 1814, Rome, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Juliette E. Butts,   b. 13 Jun 1815, Rome, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F59  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Altay Elizabeth Potter,   b. 20 Jul 1854, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1884, Utica, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 13 Oct 1875  Rome, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Children 
     1. Edith Chew Knight,   b. 29 Sep 1876, Rome, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1893, Rome, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
    +2. Arthur Potter Knight,   b. 9 Sep 1879, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1946, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. Altay Potter Knight,   b. 10 Mar 1881, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Charles Stuart Knight,   b. 27 Jun 1883, Rome, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1906, Rome, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F60  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Charlotte Robinson Lyndon,   b. 1885, Munnsville, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 16 Oct 1901  Rome, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    • Alternative marriage date, 10/16/1907. [2]
    Children 
     1. Charles Pritchard Knight,   b. 12 Jun 1903, Rome, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [Adopted]
     2. Dorothy L. Knight,   b. 1912, Rome, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Edgar Franklin Knight,   b. 27 May 1916, Rome, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F61  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    xxxxxxxx - Charles W. Knight
    xxxxxxxx - Charles W. Knight

  • Sources 
    1. [S66] Utica Observer-Dispatch (Reliability: 1), 21 May 1923.
      Obituary: C.W. Knight Passes Away; Widely Known

    2. [S13] Rome Daily Sentinel (Reliability: 1), 25 May 1923.
      Charles W. Knight

    3. [S63] RootsWeb, (Ancestry.Com), wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=williamknight58&id=I2857 (Reliability: 2), 25 Jun 2014.
      Descendants of Richard and Sarah Rogers Knight: Charles William Knight by William Custer Knight

    4. [S21] 1880 United States Federal Census, 31 (Reliability: 2), 17 Jun 1880.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED: #231; ED Date: 06/17/1880; SD: #8; Sheet No: 31; Line No: 4-7

    5. [S170] Camden Advance-Journal, 2 (Reliability: 1), 9 Mar 1916.
      Cleveland Water Company