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Death Information

   William Stanley Knight
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William Stanley Knight
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Maiden name:
Date of Death:
   12 September 1909
Age at death:
  37 years
Date of birth:
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Place of birth:
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Place of death:
   25 Donnington Square, Newbury, Newbury
Usual address:
   25 Donnington Square, Newbury
Cause of death:
  Phthisis Pulmonalis Asthma
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Burial Information

Name on burial register:
   William Stanley Knight
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Age at death:
Date of burial:
   14 September 1909
Abode at death:
(according to burial register)
   25 Donnington Square,, Newbury
Burial register information:
Book number: 1899
Page number: 175
Record number: 8596
Official at burial:
   The Rev'd. L R Maquire, Rector.
Source of information:
  Burial Register
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Memorial Details

  William Stanley KNIGHT
  12 September 1909
  Column monument with urn on top of crown with column on plinth. Standing on a large square stone plaque.
  Polished grey granite
  Facing/East plinth of column: In Affectionate Remembrance of / George Mitchell KNIGHT / who departed / this life June 3rd 1891 / aged 53 years. / Also of / Mary KNIGHT / his wife / who died 16th December 1917 / aged 78 years. / Peace. / Also of / Bertha Mary HALL / died 13th April 1952 / aged 84 years. / Also of Herbert George / eldest son of / George Mitchell and Mary KNIGHT / died February 15th 1895 / aged 28 years. / "Purified, strengthened, perfected and rendered more worthy of heaven. / Also of / William Stanley / second son of George Mitchell and Mary KNIGHT / died September 12th 1909 / aged 37 years. / He being made perfect / in a short time / fulfilled a long time.
  Good: Inlaid letters
  18 August 2015
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Other people list on this memorial

George Mitchell KNIGHT
Bertha Mary HALL
Herbert George NIGHT



Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

William Stanley Knight
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News
Date of source:    16 September 1909
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News





To the great regret of a large circle of friends the death took place on Sunday of Mr. William Stanley Knight at the residence of his mother, Mrs. G.M. Knight, Donnington-square.

The deceased was a member of an old Newbury family, being the son of the late Mr. George Mitchell Knight, who was Mayor of the borough in 1883. He was an auctioneer and surveyor by profession, and for several years carried on a business as such in Newbury. He took a practical interest in several local institutions, being more particularly identified with the Gordon Boys’ Brigade, of which he was honorary secretary. His health failing, his doctor advised residence in South Africa, where he and his wife, a daughter of Mr and Mrs Mees, have lately been residing at Boksburg, in the Transvaal. In the Spring of this year they came back on a visit to the old home, with the full intention of returning; indeed arrangements had been made to start on Saturday last. However, the disease from which Mr. Knight was suffering, developed rapidly and death took place on Sunday, a few hours after it was expected he would have been on the high seas returning to South Africa. Sincere sympathy is felt for the young widow as well as the mother and other relatives. Two other members of the family, Messrs Sydney and Edgar Knight, are living in South Africa.

The funeral took place on Tuesday in the family vault at Newbury Cemetery. The service was conducted by the Rector of Newbury (Rev. Lionel Majendie) and the Rev. Mr Buss, rector of Boksburg, South Africa. The latter had become personally acquainted Mr. Knight, and attended the funeral to show his regard for him, giving a sympathetic address in the chapel, testifying to the high character of the deceased, and expressing his sincere sympathy with the bereaved relatives.

The mourners were Mrs. W.S. Knight (widow), Mrs. G.M. Knight (mother), Mrs W.E. Hall (sister), Mr. George Hall (nephew),Mr. R. Mees, Mr.. R, Mees junior, Mr. Fred Masters, Rev. Mr. Buss, Mr. and Mrs..Stephen Knight, Mr.T. Knight (Reading), Nurse Strong, Mr. and Mrs. Harrold. etc.

The coffin of plain oak with brass furniture, bore a plate inscribed


Born December 21st 1871

Died September 12th 1909.

Newbury Weekly News 16 September 1909

Mrs P. p 108 LN 23 (and others).

Buried aged 37 Bk 1899 p. 175 no. 8596

from 25 Donnington Square

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