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Myron E. Knight
Lodomillo Twp.

Myron E. Knight was born in Norwich, Hampshire County, Mass., Feb. 19, 1842. His parents were Samuel H., and Betsey (Stevens) Knight. Samuel was born Nov. 28, 1803, and died in Clayton County, Ia., Dec. 31, 1873. Betsey was born Jan. 22, 1812, in Chester, Mass., and died Dec. 5, 1873, in Clayton County, Ia. Myron E. had nine brothers and sisters, three of whom are dead, one died in infancy--Mary Alice was born July 25, 1852, and died June 3, 1863; Samuel Judson, born June 22, 1838, died Sept. 23, 1863; the first child died in Massachusetts; the two last died at Myron's house, in Lodomillo Township, Ia. When Myron was thirteen years old his parents moved to Iowa, and settled on a far m on section 30, Lodomillo Township, where he now resides. He was married Jan. 1, 1871 to Bessie J. Gilbert, who was born in Chenango Co., N.Y., March 2, 1842, and was a daughter of Lyman and Sallie (Holcomb) Gilbert. Their union has been blessed with five children, four living--Alice M., Johnnie S., Willie M. and Katie M. Charlie W. died Jan. 26, 1882, aged eighteen months. On Aug. 11, 1862, the subject of this memoir enlisted in Company B, Twenty-First Iowa Infantry Volunteers, and served until the close opf the war. Two of his brothers also participated in the war; one of them, John S., being wounded at the battle of Pea Ridge. Mr. Knight owns a farm of 160 acres, 100 under good cultivation, and thoroughly stocked. He is a member of Strawberry Point Lodge, No. 131, A.O.U.W. In politics he is a Republican.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 895


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