Daniel McKnight

Daniel McKnight

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 30 Mar 1924 (aged 68)
Boyd County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Westwood, Boyd County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 9323858 · View Source
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Fairview Grocer Shot & Killed in Pistol Fight
Dan McKnight Slain by Nephew
Mar 31, 1924, Ashland KY
Dan McKnight was shot and instantly killed yesterday afternoon at 3:30 near his home during an altercation with his nephew, Ed Murphy, 38 yrs, steel worker of Ashland. Immediately after the shooting, Murphy walked into Ashland and gave himself up to officers of Squire CC Leflers court. McKnight, who was a well-known man in Fairview and this section of the county, was shot three times, dying instantly from his wounds. One bullet entered the back of the head, another pierced his neck while the third struck the right shoulder blade and lodged in the center of the back. According to the story of the shooting, McKnight and Murphy engaged in a quarrel, which led to the fatal shooting, near a coal bank a few hundred yards from McKnight's residence in Fairview. The reasons for the grievance is not known.....Murphy's story carried a plea of self defense.
Funeral services for McKnight will be conducted at the Fairview Holiness church Wed afternoon. Burial will be made in the Fairview(Dixon) Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alice McKnight; three sons, William of Mahan WV, Michael of Marting WV and James of Ashland; two daughters, Mrs Chester (Gertrude) Brown of Chinnville and Miss Sarah McKnight of Fairview.


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  • Created by: CarolMHSmith
  • Added: 15 Aug 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9323858
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel McKnight (24 Feb 1856–30 Mar 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9323858, citing Dixon Cemetery, Westwood, Boyd County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by CarolMHSmith (contributor 46607150) .