Doddridge County Roots

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Ancil Warner KNIGHT

Male 1921 - 1945  (23 years)


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  • Name Ancil Warner KNIGHT 
    Born 30 May 1921  Canton, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1930  Payne Co, OK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military 1st Lt, US Army, 400th FA Bn, 9th Armd Div, WW2 (KIA, Silver Star, Purple Heart)  [2
    Died 8 Apr 1945  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • News article:

      "Mrs. Stella Knight of Canton, near West Union, has received word from the War Dept. that her grandson, Lieutenant Ancil Warner Knight, who recently received a Silver Star for gallantry in action, had been killed in action in Germany.

      Lieut. Knight received his Silver Star for flying a liaison plane that was in danger of Nazi artillery fire to a safety zone. Although he had never soloed a plane before, he took it off and landed without incident, later returning it to its original quarters.

      Lieut. Knight's parents, Mr. & Mrs. Ancil Knight, reside in Oklahoma. They were residents of Canton before going to Oklahoma a few years ago. He is a nephew of Henry Knight of Wilsonburg, and Mrs. Lena Digman of Center Point."
    Person ID I78606  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2012 

    Father Ancil KNIGHT,   b. 8 Dec 1896, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1954  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Blanche Fay GASKINS,   b. 12 Jun 1900, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1974  (Age 74 years) 
    Married CA 1920 
    Family ID F33631  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 May 1921 - Canton, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Holland Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Holland
    Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Holland
    78606_NetherlandsMemorialCemetery.jpg
    78606_NetherlandsMemorialCemetery.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S1898] 1930 Census.

    2. [S2582] West Virginia Veterans Memorial Archives Database, (http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvmemory/wvvetmem.html).

    3. [S2582] West Virginia Veterans Memorial Archives Database, (http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvmemory/wvvetmem.html), Plot A, Row 7, Grave 22.