Samuel Knight Sr.


Samuel Knight Sr.

Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 6 Apr 1866 (aged 45)
California, USA
Burial Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA
Memorial ID 134277417 View Source
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Father: Elisha Knight
Mother: Elizabeth Davis Hancock

Spouse: Elizabeth Haight
Married: Feb. 9, 1860 San Francisco, Ca

He was superintendent of the Banking Department of Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Express, and was killed by an explosion of nitro-glycerine in their office, which destroyed their building and several lives April 16, 1866.

1. Elizabeth Knight b. Nov. 2, 1860, d. July 14,1861.
2. Fletcher Knight b. July 3, 1862.
3. Samuel Knight b. Dec. 28, 1863.
4. Robert Stuart Knight b. Oct. 28, 1866.

Originally interred at Laurel Hill Cemetery, San Francisco, Ca. Now buried in Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo, Ca. in the Laurel Hill Community Section.
(courtesy of Virginia D (#48327939)


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  • Added: 13 Aug 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 134277417
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Knight Sr. (4 Oct 1820–6 Apr 1866), Find a Grave Memorial ID 134277417, citing Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA ; Maintained by Msmith (contributor 47320929) .