Knights, Simon L



BORN IN: Maine
DIED: 1/31/1896
AGED: 68 years
CAUSE OF DEATH: Heart Failure

RESIDENCE: Redwood City
OCCUPATION: Stage Driver
MEMBER OF: IOOF

Buried in plot: IOOF [View Location]
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  • 1831 Reaper (Cyrus McCormick)
  • 1836 Revolver (Samuel Colt)
  • 1845 Texas annexed into U.S.
  • 1846 Mexican-American War
  • 1849 California Gold Rush
  • 1850 California became the 31st State
  • 1860 The Pony Express
  • 1861 Abraham Lincoln elected President
  • 1861 American Civil War
  • 1865 Abraham Lincoln assassinated
  • 1866 Ku Klux Klan
  • 1869 National Woman Suffrage Assoc.
  • 1871 The Great Chicago Fire
  • 1876 Telephones (Alexander Graham Bell)
  • 1876 Baseball's National League
  • 1877 Phonograph (Thomas Edison)
  • 1879 Light Bulb (Thomas Edison)

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SIMON I. KNIGHT

Redwood City Democrat

Thursday, February 6, 1896

Afler an illness of long duration, S.I. Knight gave up the struggle for life and passed into the realms of the unknown last Friday, January 31, at his home in Woodside. He was a native of Maine, aged 68 years and 5 months. Few men were better known than the deceased. Simon Knight arrived in San Francisco in 1852 and went to the mines in Tuolumne County. He came to San Mateo County in 1853, and settled in Woodside, where he engaged in lumbering and other pursuits. For ten or twelve years he was Wells Fargo & Co.ís agent at Redwood City. His career as a stage man in San Mateo County covered a period of thirty-two years. He was a member of Bay View Lodge of Odd Fellows and Redwood Lodge AOUW. The funeral took place from the Congregational Church, Woodside, Sunday afternoon, Rev L.D. Rathbone officiating. The interment took place in Union Cemetery, and the long line of carriages which followed the remains to their resting place attested the esteem in which he was held by his neighbors. The following acted as pallbearers: W.J. McNulty, A. Newman, J.K. Winkler, H. Mc Arthur, J. Kreiss and N. Hansen

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