From St. Charles (Illinois) Chronicle, 22 September 1905:
Dies in Sunny South, Mrs. Job Knight
Many people yet residing in St. Charles will remember the family of Job Knight, an early west side blacksmith of whom I have previously written for he Chronicle. they will especially remember the wife and mother and will regret to learn of her death,, which occurred early Monday morning Sept. 11, 1905, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ione Knight Walton, at Rome, Georgia. this news reached relatives in Aurora only yesterday through a marked copy of he Rome Tribune of September 12.
Mrs. Knight would have been 88 years of age had she lived until next month. I am unable to state the time of her coming to St. Charles but it was at an early date. She was a native of Cavendish, Vermont, her maiden name being Olive Wheeler. She was a sister of Amos R. Wheeler, who came to this region in 1935, and on her mother's side a direct descendant from the presidents John Quincy Adams and John Adams, her mother, Lydia Adams, became the wife of Amos Wheeler, whose name is inscribed with that of other patriots on the Bunker Hill monument.
Miss Wheeler became the wife of Job Knight in 1838. The family removed to Rome, George, soon after the war of the rebellion, and there Mr. Knight died about 1885. Mrs. Knight had since made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Walton, and son Ray Knight. She suffered a severe, paralytic stroke about three years ago and never fully recovered. Another son, Job, is living, but his Aurora relatives do not know his whereabouts, not having heard from him for twenty years.
Mrs. Knight was a member of he Episcopal church and a woman very greatly esteemed in the community where she lived and died. Her son Ray was absent in the Indian territory at the time of her death. The lady was a sister of three other highly esteemed early residents of St. Charles, Mrs. Ira Minard, Mrs. Read Ferson and Mrs. Horace Bancroft. She dies far from the land of her birth and far from the scenes of her later years in St. Charles, but evidently in the midst of a community which accorded her great honor and respect. Her funeral was held Sept. 12.
Pliny A. Durant, Aurora, Ill., Sept. 19, 1905.
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