Sallie B. (Sarah Everett) Knight
- Born: Sep 1856, Virginia
- Marriage: Charles Evans Wingo Sr. circa 1880
- Died: 9 Aug 1947, Richmond , VA at age 90
The 1920 Federal Census records the widow Sallie K. Wingo (68) living with her extended family at 902 Park Avenue in Richmond, Va. including her brother, William O. Knight (68-born ca. 1852), her son Charles E. Wingo (38), and her son John's wife and family.
see notes on her son, Charles, for indication that she is living on April 27, 1942.
... Sarah Everett Knight married Charles Evans Wingo, founder of the Wingo, Ellett & Crump Shoe Company, vice-president of the American National Bank
From the Genealogy Book of Charles Evans Wingo Jr.
Sally B. Knight born at "Inwood" Nottoway County October 15th, 1855, married December 17th, 1878 Charles Evans Wingo of Amelia County, Died August 9th at 11:40 P.M. 1947. Her father Col. William Carter Knight was an outstanding Virginian. After her father sold "Inwood" in Nottoway County in 1859 and purchased "Wilton Farm" on the James River, she moved with her family and lived there through the War, 'til the fall of 1867, when "Wilton Farm " was sold and she with her family moved to Richmond where later Co. Knight bought the Residence at 114 East Franklin Street, from which she was married.
Mrs. Wingo retained a vivid recollection of her childhood life at Wilton after the War, the wounded on the lawn & others, the pontoon bridge at the foot of the lawn, Officers and Men passing through. And the Negroes, of whom the 2nd and 3rd generation were constant visitors. When Wilton residence was moved to Richmond, having been purchased by the Colonial Dames, she called to the contractors attention, that as a girl, she remembered, there was a back narrow staircase, going from a lower room to the nursery above. On taking down the building evidence was found from mail holes and other marks that originally there had been a rear staircase. So this was replaced as originally build. Mrs. Wingo was Educated at the Richmond Female Institute, which later became The Woman's College of Richmond And still later was merged with West Hampton College at the University of Richmond.
When Mrs. Wingo was first married she lived at 315 East Mail Street. Later about 1896 Col. Wingo build the residence of 902 Park Avenue, where she was living at the time of her death. She was a member of the Society of Colonial Dames of Virginia, Women's Club of Richmond, The Confederate Memorial Literary Society, The Society For the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities and one of the organizers of the Travelers Aide.
In addition to her many other associations Mrs. Wingo was one of the Charter members of the Edgar Allen Poe Foundation. It is a matter of interest that her Uncle Dr. Jerrod Thomas in his boyhood had been a friend and schoolmate Of Poe in the city, and took part in some his theatricals. He accompanied in a boat on his swim down the James River. Mrs. Wingo loved all her relatives and corresponded with many distant kinsmen and many Friends. She never disliked or spoke a disparaging world of any.
Mrs. Wingo was married December 17th, 1878 from the home of her father114 East Franklin Street, Richmond, Virginia known as "Linden Row" as Married by Dr. J.L. McCurry, Assisted by Dr. Warren, Pastor of the First Baptist Church 12 & Broad Street, Richmond.
Sallie married Charles Evans Wingo Sr. circa 1880. (Charles Evans Wingo Sr. was born on 12 Jul 1843 in Virginia and died on 20 Mar 1911 in Richmond, Va..)