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Mary C White Knight
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Birth: Jan. 23, 1901
Renfrewshire, Scotland
Death: Oct. 14, 1986
New York, USA

Born Jan 23, 1901 in Greenock, Scotland.

Had lived at 15 Newton St, Greenock, Scotland before leaving for America. At age 11, Mary departed Glasgow, Scotland on Apr 27, 1912 with her mother and brother William, 9, on the ship Columbia, and arrived in NY on May 6, 1912. Joined her father, Thomas Sr., sister Margaret, and brother Thomas Jr. at 43 Duffield St, in Brooklyn, NY.

Listed in 1915 New York State Census, Kings County, New York City, age 14, at 29 Coffey St, living with father Thomas, 49, mother Margaret, 40, and siblings Margaret, 19, Thomas Jr, 16, William, 12, and Katherine, 1. Thomas worked as a sailmaker. Daughter Margaret worked as a laundry helper. Thomas Jr. worked as an electrician helper. All born in Scotland and listed as aliens, except Katherine who was born in the USA. Also living there was Margaret's mother, Margaret Carchrie, 60 (actually 65), born in Scotland. Thomas had been in the USA 7 years. Margaret, Mary, and William had been in the USA 3 years. Daughter Margaret, Thomas Jr., and Margaret Carchrie had been in the USA 2 years.

Listed in 1920 Census, Kings County, Brooklyn, NY, age 19, at 29 Coffey St, Brooklyn, NY, living with father Thomas, 50, mother Margaret, 43, and siblings Margaret, 23, Thomas, 21, William, 17, and Catharine, 5. Catherine born in New York, all others born in Scotland. Thomas Sr immigrated in 1902. Margaret, Margaret, Thomas, Mary and William immigrated in 1912. All that immigrated were still aliens. Thomas Sr. worked as a ship yard dock hand. Mary was a laundress at a laundry. Thomas was a ship yard electrician. Mary was a candy shop operator. William was a shipyard iron worker.

Mary married Joseph G. Knight, eight years older, about 1921.

Listed in 1925 New York State Census, Kings County, New York City, age 24, at 29 Coffey St, living with husband Joseph, 34, daughter Grace, 3, and son Joseph, 85 days. Also living ther was father Thomas, 59, brother William, 22, and sister Katherine, 10. Joseph and William worked as chauffers, and Thomas worked as a dockhand.

Listed in 1930 Census, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY, age 29, at 39 Coffey St, Brooklyn, NY, living with husband, Joseph, 37, and children Grace, 8, and Joseph, 5 1/12. All born in New York, except Mary born in Scotland. Joseph worked as a city chauffer. Also living there was Joseph's nephew Gerard Murphy, 9, Mary's father Thomas, 65, her brother William, 27, and her sister Catherine, 16. Thomas worked as a dock laborer, William worked as a dock pipe fitter, and Catherine worked as a factory helper. Mary naturalized in 1912.

Listed in 1940 Census, Brooklyn, NY, age 39, at 104 Coffey St, Brooklyn, NY, living with husband Joseph, 47, and children Grace, 18, Joseph, 15, and Anne, 7. All born in New York, except Mary born in Scotland. Joseph worked as a city sanitation driver. Lived in Brooklyn in 1935.

Lived at 182 Coffey St, Brooklyn, NY in 1961. Mary White was buried in Long Island National Cemetery at Pinelawn in Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York. Plot 2X, 7175.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Brisbane White (1866 - 1961)
  Margaret Carchrie White (1874 - 1924)
 
 Spouse:
  Joseph G Knight (1892 - 1967)*
 
 Siblings:
  Margaret White Hemlow (1895 - 1956)*
  Thomas Brisbane White (1899 - 1957)*
  Mary C White Knight (1901 - 1986)
  William Melvin White (1903 - 1958)*
  Catherine White Darrell (1914 - 1972)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Long Island National Cemetery
Farmingdale
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Plot: 2X, 7175
 
Maintained by: Matt Randolph
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 03, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 2725724
Mary C <i>White</i> Knight
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Mary C <i>White</i> Knight
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