Thomas Oliver Knight
- Born: 12 Apr 1856, Gates Co, NC
- Marriage: Elizabeth (Lizzie) Thomas Ellenor circa 1889 in Nansemond Co, VA
- Died: 17 Feb 1944, Whaleyville, VA. at age 87 127
- Buried: 19 Feb 1944, Whaleyville Methodist Church Cemetery Founded By S.W. Whaley
Cause of his death was Coronary Thrombosis / Hypostatic Pneumonia.
The 1900 Federal Census for Cypress District, Nansemond Co., Virginia, page 62A, dated June 23, 1900 records T. O. (Jan 1857 - NC/NC/NC) and Lizzie (Nov 1872 - VA/VA/VA) Knight with children W. Frank (Feb 1890) and H. B. (May 1895). Thomas is a Merchant, married for 11 years with 2 children all of whom are still living. All children are listed as born in Virginia.
The 1910 Federal Census for Cypress District 9, Nansemond Co., Virginia, page 72A records T. O. (54) and Elizabeth (38) Knight with children W. F. (20), Horace (15), Ruth (11), and T. E. (7). Thomas is a Merchant, married for 20 years with 5 children of which 4 are still living. All children are listed as born in Virginia.
The 1920 Federal Census for Virginia, Nansemond Co., Cypress District 17, page 147A records Thomas O. (63) and Elizabeth (48) Knight with children W. F. (20), Horace (15), Ruth (19), and Thomas E. (16). Thomas is a Grocery Merchant living on the Whaleyville Sommerton Road. Next door are 2 married sons, Horace B. (24) and his wife Annie R. (21) and William T. (30) and his wife Harriet V. (29).
The 1930 Federal Census for Whayleyville, Nansemond Co., Virginia, District 14, page 225A records Thomas O. (74) and Elizabeth (58) Knight. Thomas is a Proprietor of a General Merchandise Store. Next door is his widowed daughter-in-law, Annie R. Knight (34) [widow of Horace B. Knight] with her daughter Elizabeth (8) as well as son William T. Knight (40) with his wife Harriet (39) and daughter Francis V. (7). William is a Cashier in a Bank.
The 1940 Federal Census for Pleasant Hill, Nansemond Co., Virginia, Whayleyville Village, District 62-19, page 275B, dated May 1, 1940 records Thomas O. (84 - NC) and Elizabeth E. (68 - VA) Knight living along Road # 53. Next door is his widowed daughter-in-law, Anna R. B. Knight (34) [widow of Horace B. Knight] with her daughter Elizabeth Anne (19) as well as son W. Frank Knight (50 - VA) with his wife Harriet V. (50 - NC) and daughter Francis Vann Knight (17 - NC). W. Frank is a Book Keeper at a Bank while Anna is the Post Mistress at the U. S. Post Office.
Whaleyville Methodist Church Cemetery
Founded by S. W. Whaley, 1884
Thomas Oliver Knight 04-12-1856 02-17-1944
Lizzie Thomas Ellenor Knight 07-27-1871 03-18-1951
D/O Francis Robert and Sarah Ida Baker Ellenor
Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
Name: Mr Thomas Oliver Knight (married)
Residence: Whaleyville, Nansemond Co., VA
Age at Death: 87
Birth Date: 12 Apr 1856 in Gates Co., N. C.
Death Date: 17 Feb 1944
Death Place: Whaleyville, Nansemond, Virginia
Burial: Feb 19, 1944 at Whaleyville U. E. Church Cemetery
Registration Date: 18 Feb 1944
Father: W W Knight born Gates Co., N. C.
Mother: Amanda E Savageborn Gates Co., N. C.
Spouse: Mrs Lizzie E Knight
Informant: W. F. Knight of Whaleyville, VA [son]
Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: Banker, Merchant in Whaleyville, Virginia.
Thomas married Elizabeth (Lizzie) Thomas Ellenor, daughter of Francis Robert Ellenor and Sara Ida Baker, circa 1889 in Nansemond Co, VA. (Elizabeth (Lizzie) Thomas Ellenor was born on 27 Jul 1871 in Nansemond Co, VA, died on 18 Mar 1951 in Whaleyville, VA. 127 and was buried on 19 Mar 1951 in Whaleyville Methodist Church Cemetery Founded By S.W. Whaley.) The cause of her death was Broncho Pneumonia (2 days) / Chronic Myocarditis (10 yrs).