Status: Complete

Last Name: McKnight

First Name: William

Middle Name: T

Army Serial Number: 3079021

Race: Caucasian

Branch: Army or Marines

Town or City of Residence: Mishawaka

County of Residence:

Place of Birth: Mishawaka, Indiana

Date of Birth:

Age: 21 2/12

Is this card a reverse side? (Indicated by "-B"): no

Notes and Questions

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Dave Randall

This is the father of Richard Thornton McKnight. Richard Thornton McKnight is the Biological father of my wife Laura McKnight Randall. William McKnight dies in 1929, though I do not yet know why or how.

His Son Richard T. McKnight, Married Elvie Johnnson NE: Jacobsen and adopted her three younger Children after their birth father died. His Name was Everet Johnnson.

Richard was born in April of 1921.

Richard's Biological Daughter Laura has two daughters.

Richard served in the in African, European and Burma Theater as a Navigator. Later her worked for RCA and Sprague Electric and the Town of Williamstown Massachusetts at their water treatment facility until he was 80. He passed away at the age of 83.

If you have additional information, please email: drandall33@hotmail.com

Dave Randall

Additionally, I have an image of William in his WWI Uniform and his helmet bearing the insignia of the 9th Corps. For certain all of the units mentioned on William's service card are Army Units. There exists in the Library system a year book of one of the engineer units William served in. All of t he officers and NCOs have images in this book, but not the lower enlisted. William left the Military as a Private First Class. So no image in the service book.
I'm not certain of William's Date of Birth, but it was approximately April 1897. This means he would have been 31 or 32 at the time of his death.