Monday, March 1, 2010
Genealogy Part 16 of So-Called "Chief" "Retired Chief" "Senior Advisor" "Reactivated Retired Chief" Howard Franklin Knight Jr.'s Genealogical History:
1938 Lyndonville, Caledonia County, Vermont Directory. R.F.D. No. 3: Ada M. (nee: Bigelow) Caswell. Her first marriage was to Elmer Ellery Geer and later when they seperated she remarried to George Albert Caswell. She is listed in this Directory with her son Maurice Jay Caswell.
Sutton, Caledonia County, Vermont Birth Record Card for Marybee Alice Tanner, born on September 28, 1939. Her parents were Gerald Tanner (who was identified as "White" and 40 years of age) and Abbie (nee: Caswell) who was also identified as "White" age 38 years of age.
Marriage Record Card of Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vermont of Frances Gladys (nee: Day) to Maurice Jay Caswell dated September 09, 1939. She was "White" and 23 years of age at the time of her 1st marriage. She was born in Hartland, Ohio, to the son of Claire Day, and Edith (nee: Waldron).
Marriage Record Card of Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vermont for Maurice Jay Caswell and Frances Gladys (nee: Day) dated September 9, 1939. He was "White," age 34 years at the time of his first marriage. His occupation was Laborer. He was the son of George Caswell born in Newport, Orleans County, Vermont and Ada (nee: Bigelow) born in Stanstead, Quebec, Canada.
Birth Record Card of Fairlee, Vermont for Bernard Henry Caswell, born on November 14, 1939. His parents were Maurice Jay Caswell and Frances Gladys (nee: Day). Both parents are identified as "White."
Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vermont Certificate of Death for Ada M. (nee: Bigelow) Geer - Caswell. She died January 24, 1940 at the age of 74 years, 9 months and 9 days. She was born in Magog, Quebec, Canada to George Myron Bigelow (who was born in Holderness, New Hampshire) and Rosaina Alfin (Rosina Victoria nee: Allen) who was born in Plymouth, New Hampshire. The "informant" was Mrs. Abbie Tanner of Sutton, Vermont. Ada M. Caswell died of Broncho Pneumonia and Influenza. Ada's Color or Race is identified as "White."
Death Record Card for Ada M. Caswell (nee: Bigelow) , Ida May (nee: Geer) Knight's mother.
Caledonian-Record newspaper dated January 25, 1940. Obituary for Ada Melvina (nee: Bigelow) Geer - Caswell. "DEATHS...CASWELL: At her home in Lyndon on Jan. 24, Mrs. Ada Melvina Caswell, at the age of 74 years, 4 months, 9 days. Funeral services at the Woods & Trefren Funeral Parlors, Lyndonville, on Friday at 2 P.M. with the Rev. N. C. Webster officiating. Entombment will be in Lyndon Center.
St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont Death Record Card for Verla Louise Tanner, dated Mary 19, 1941. She was the daughter of Gerald Tanner and Abbie Priscilla (nee: Caswell). She was born March 26. 1925 in Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vermont. She was identified as "White." Verla Louise Tanner was apparently pregnant at the age of 15 years, 11 months and 23 days. She died due to Puerperal eclampsis due to the 8 month pregnancy.
Middletown, Connecticut Daily Tribune newspaper dated Monday, June 2, 1941 regarding the birth of Howard Franklin Knight, Jr., son of Howard Franklin Knight, Sr. and Marion Corabelle (nee: Cook). "BIRTHS: At Crescent Street hospital, Saturday, a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Knight of 76 Union street." The "stick'em note" dated October 30, 2009 "Here you are! from Gail at Info Services at the Russell Library.
April 28, 1949 World War 2 Draft Registration Card for Frank Warren Knight (Serial Number 1893) of 2 Maynard Street in Hanover, Grafton County, New Hampshire. His mailing address was P.O. Box 267 in Hanover, New Hampshire and he was 59 years and he was born in Lyndonville, Vermont on November 17, 1882. Frank Warren Knight listed his son George Warren Knight of Springfield, Windsor County, Vermont as someone who will always know Frank W. Knight's address. Frank Knight's employer was the Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Hanover, Grafton County, New Hampshire.
April 28, 1949 World War 2 Draft Registration Card-Section 2, for Franklin Warren Knight (Serial Number 1893) of 2 Maynard Street in Hanover, Grafton County, New Hampshire. Frank Warren Knight was identifying as "White". He was five foot, ten and a half inches in height, weighing 235 pounds. He was blue eye'd and gray hair. His complexion was "light."
Genealogy Part 15 of So-Called "Chief" "Retired Chief" "Senior Advisor" "Reactivated Retired Chief" Howard Franklin Knight Jr.'s Genealogical History:
Death Record Card for George Knight, son of George Warren Knight and Sarah Viola (nee: Dean). George Knight died March 19, 1933 at the age of 60 yrs. 5 months and 17 days, in Waterbury, Washington County, Vermont. He was born September 30, 1872 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. His wife was Lilian (nee: Nichols) and they married in June 1894. They had at least one child, a daughter, Anna B. Knight who married to Charles Bowles.
Page 334 of the 1933 Danville Town Directory
Frank Knight-father of household
George Knight, employed in St. Johnsbury, Vermont-living with father
Howard Knight, employed in lab-living with father
Birth Record Card for Elmer George Geer, born August 15, 1933 in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont to Harry Gilbert Geer and Vera Dare (nee: Little) of Lyndonville, Caledonia County, Vermont.
Birth Record Certificate for Elmer George Geer dated August 15, 1933 at the Brightlook Hospital in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont to Harry Gilbert Geer and Vera Dare (nee: Little). Both parents are identified as "White."
Marriage Record Card in Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont for Edith (nee: Fortier) Manchester to Frank W. Knight dated December 26, 1933. She was "White" and 56 years old. This was her 2nd marriage. She was born in Waterville, Vermont to Henry Fortier and Maria (nee: Benor).
Marriage Record Card in Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont dated December 26, 1933 for Frank W. Knight to Edith (nee: Fortier) Manchester. Frank W. Knight was identified as being "White" and 52 years old. It was his 2nd marriage. His occupation was a Laborer. He was born in Lyndon, Vermont to George Warren Knight and Sarah Viola (nee: Dean).
Birth Record Card from Sutton, Caledonia County, Vermont for Beverly Deen Tanner dated June 20, 1934. Beverly was the daughter of Gerald H. Tanner and Abbie Priscilla (nee: Caswell). Both parents were identified as "White."
Marriage Record Certificate of Derby, Orleans County, Vermont for Howard Franklin Knight Sr. of Hanover, Grafton County, New Hampshire, Color: "White" Occupation: Porter. It was his first marriage. He was born in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont. Age: 24 years.
Father's name: Frank W. Knight who was born in Lyndonville, Caledonia County, Vermont.
Mother's name: Ida N. Gear (Ida May nee: Geer) who was born in Barnston, Quebec, Canada
Howard Franklin Knight married to Marion Corabelle (nee: Cook) of Hanover, Grafton County, New Hampshire. Color: "White" Occupation: Maid. This was her first marriage. She was born in Norwich, Windsor County, Vermont. Age: 18 years
Father's name: Homer A. Cook who was born in Norwich, Windsor County, Vermont
Mother's name: Marion J. Waterman who was born in Norwich, Windsor County, Vermont
"I, the expectant Groom or Bride named in the foregoing declaration, hereby certify that the information given is correct to the best of my knowledge and belief." Signed: Howard F. Knight.
Marriage Record Certificate-2nd Section, for Howard Franklin Knight Sr. and Marion Corabelle (nee: Cook). State of Vermont, Orleans County, at Derby in said County, this 29th day of May, A.D. 1937 personally appeared the within named Howard F. Knight and made oath to the truth of the facts stated in the foregoing declaration of intention of marriage by____subscribed. Before me George Buxton, Notary Public.
No. 12 Office of Town or City Clerk. Derby, Vermont May 28, 1937. I hereby Certify that the within named Howard F. Knight this day applied for a certificate of marriage, and that a true copy of the within license and declaration of marriage is duly filed in this office. Signed: George Buxton, (Town or City Clerk).
I hereby Certify that the within described Howard F. Knight and Marion Corabelle Cook were joined in marriage by me in accordance with the laws of the State of Vermont, at Derby this First day of June A.D. 1937. Attest W. H. May. Denomination of Clergyman: Methodist Episcopal. Residence: Derby, Vermont. Returned for record June 5, 1937, and duly recorded. Signed: Geo. Buxton. (Town or City Clerk).
Marriage Record Cetificate-Section 3, for Howard Franklin Knight and Marion Corabelle (nee: Cook). To any Justice of the Peace within and for the County of Orleans, or to any Minister of the Gospel residing in this State and ordained or otherwise regularly authorized by the published laws or discipline of the General Conference or Convention of his denominatin: GREETING: WHEREAS, Howard F. Knight of Hanover, N.H. has exhibited to me a marriage license issued by the town clerk, of the Town of Derby, in said District, declaring his intention to enter into marriage with Marion C. Cook, of Hanover, N.H., and WHEREAS, said marriage license, disclosed the fact that all legal requirements have been complied with, and there is no legal reason why said marriage should not be consummated and WHEREAS, said marriage license bears the date of May 29, 1937 NOW THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority in me vested under Section 3517 of the General Laws of Vermont, as amended by No. 51 of the Acts of 1925, I hereby authorize you to solemnize said marriage at such time or place, prior to June 3, 1937 as shall seem suitable to said contracting parties. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I hereunto affix the seal of said Court, and subscribe my name, at Newport City, in said District, this 29th day of May A.D. 1937 C. E. Bishop, Judge of Orleans Municiple Court.
1938 Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont Town Directory. Howard F. Knight (before marrying Marion Corabelle nee: Cook), residing with his father Franklin Warren Knight.
Genealogy Part 14 of So-Called "Chief" "Retired Chief" "Senior Advisor" "Reactivated Retired Chief" Howard Franklin Knight Jr.'s Genealogical History:
Calendonian-Record newspaper article dated September 1931 regarding Olive Louise (nee: Caswell) Perrin. "The many friends here of Olive Caswell Perrin of Greensboro were saddened to learn of her death, which occured Friday morning after a serious operation. Mrs. Perrin, who was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Caswell, former residents, was twenty-nine years of age, and had been in poor health for several months." Mrs. Olive Louise (nee: Caswell) Perrin died on September 04, 1931 in Hardwick, Caledonia County, Vermont.
Caledonian-Record newspaper article dated September 10, 1931 regarding Olive Louise (nee: Caswell) Perrin, daughter of George Caswell and Ada M. (nee: Bigelow) Geer-Caswell. "The community was saddened by the sudden death of Mrs. Everett Perrin which occurred last Friday morning at the Hardwick Hospital, following the birth of a daughter (Olive Louise Perrin). Deepest sympathy is extended the family in their sudden bereavement. Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Perrin and daughter Marjorie, have been at the home of their son Everett Perrin.
Birth Record Card for Arnold Richard Tanner dated May 19, 1932 in Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vermont. Color "White" for the father Gerald Tanner age 34 years. Color "White" for the mother Abbie (nee: Caswell) age 32 years.
Death Record Certificate of Ida May (nee: Geer) Knight. Ida May (or Mae) Knight died on January 19, 1933 at the Brightlook Hospital in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont. According the Certificate of death, Ida May Knight resided in Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont. Her Color or Race was said to be "White". Her husband was Frank Knight. She was born January 16, 1888 in "Canada" to Albert Geer and Regnia Allen, The "informant" for this information was the husband Frank Knight of Danville, Vermont. Obviously, her parents were Elmer Ellery Geer and Ada M. (nee: Bigelow) Geer-Caswell. Perhaps Elmer Ellery Geer used the name "Albert" and Regina Allen is Ida May (nee: Geer) Knight's mother's mother Rosina Victoria (nee: Allen) Bigelow. Her burial was Lyndon Center, Vermont on January 23, 1933. Undertaker was C. A. Calderwood Inc. of St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Certificate was filed January21, 1933. Ida May (nee: Geer) Knight died at 4 P.M. of Acute Encipholitis and La Grippe (Influenza i.e. Flu)
Burial Permit issued to Ida May (nee: Geer) Knight who died January 19, 1933 at the age of 45 years and 3 days in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont.
Burial Bermit dated January 23, 1933 of Ida May (nee: Geer) Knight. She was buried in the Lyndon Center, Caledonia County, Vermont Cemetery by H. W. Carpenter.
Caledonian-Record newspaper obituary of Ida May (nee: Geer) Knight dated January 26, 1933. "Mrs. Frank W. Knight, passed away Thursday, January 19, 1933, at the Brightlook Hospital at the age of 45 years. She was taken suddenly and seriously ill on Tuesday afternoon and was taken immediately to the hospital where she passed away two days later.
Ida May Geer was born at Barnston, P.Q., Jan. 16, 1888, daughter of Albert (Elmer Ellery) and Ada (Bigelow) Geer. When a very small child she with her mother's parents Mr. and Mrs. Bigelow (George Myron Bigelow and Rosina Victoria nee: Allen), with whom she made her home, removed to Newport and later to Lyndon, Vermont. It was in these two towns that she recieved her schooling. She was united in marriage with Frank W. Knight of Lyndonville, Vermont on November 26, 1903. They made their home in Lyndonville, for about three years, going from there to Lowell, Massachusetts. Later they returned to Vermont, residing in Lyndon, Waterford and Danville, in which latter town they have made their home for the past 15 years.
Four children were born to them: Thelma Viola, wife of Clyfton Reynolds of Norwich, and George Warren, Howard Franklin, and Stuart Gibson Knight, who live at home. Mrs. Knight leaves to mourn her loss besides her husband and children, two grandchildren (nieces) , Marion Elizabeth and Mildred May Reynolds, a mother, Mrs. George Albert Caswell of Danville, two brothers (Harry Gilbert Geer, and ?) , a sister (Bessie Estella nee: Geer - King) , a half brother (Clayton LaRoy Caswell) , and a half sister (Abbie Priscilla nee: Caswell - Tanner).
It is in the home where she will be most missed. Always busily at work doing all the little duties which went to make a comforable home for her loved ones, she was too occupied with the homely affairs of life to take a very active part in the activities of the community. Yet she was respected and loved by a host of friends as evidenced by the abundance of beautiful flowers which were sent at the time of her death.
Funeral services were held from her late home on Monday afternoon with the Rev. W. H. May of Derby officiating, assisted by the Rev. Ernest L. Rand. The bearers were her three sons, George Warren, Howard Franklin, and Stuart Gibson, her son-in-law, Clyfton Reynolds, and her half-brothers, Clayton (Clayton LaRoy) Caswell and Morris (Maurice Jay) Caswell. Internment was in the family lot at Lydon.
Among those present from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Clyfton Reynolds and their daughters Marion and Mildred, amd Mrs. Fred F. Reynolds (Clyfton Reynolds's mother) of Norwich; Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Caswell and their son Francis Albert Caswell of Greensboro; Mr. and Mrs. L. A. (Lorenzo Arthur) Bigelow and their daughter Mrs. Gladys (Gladys Maude nee: Bigelow - Willey) Willey of Lebanon, N.H.; Mrs. (Abbie Priscilla nee: Caswell) Gerald Tanner of Wheelock; and Mrs. Watts of Boston.
Card of Thanks dated January 26, 1933 Lower Section of Ida May (nee: Geer) Knight's Obituary.
"We would in this way thank each and every one who helped us in our time of sorrow during the illness and at the time of the death of our loved wife and mother. We wish to thank the nurses at Brightlook Hopsital and especially Miss Gammo, also Dr. Fitch and Dr. Paulson, the Ladies Aid of the Methodist Episcopal church, those who extended the use of their automobiles, and all the neighbors and friends.
Frank W. Knight
Mr. and Mrs. Clyfton Reynolds
George W. Knight
Howard F. Knight
Stuart G. Knight
Danville, Vt, January 24, 1933.
Record of Internment Section 1 (Page 193) : No. 4433 Ida May Knight, of Danville, Vermont at the age 45 years and 3 months. Died January January 19, 1933 of La Grippe. Buried January 23, 1933 in Section 32, Lot 45 Lot Book Page 345, Location 1.
Record of Internment Section 2 (Page 193) regarding Burial of Ida May (nee: Geer) Knight.