McKnight, James (1864-1940)

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1903, page 745

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1903, page 745

James McKnight was a carpenter who lived at 1938 Beach Avenue in 1903. He may also have been at 1174 Denman Street in 1902.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1902, page 707

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1902, page 707

It appears that this was the same James McKnight who was born on January 26, 1864, in Ontario. His father was George McKnight. His mother was Jane Parks.

On October 26, 1885, in Port Arthur, Ontario, James married Ida Wallace Currie. She was born about 1864 in Port Perry, Ontario. Her parents were Charles and Mary Wallace.

Ida died before 1896, possibly in Toronto on February 9, 1887.

On November 26, 1896, in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, James married Caroline Anne Collier. She was born in Ontario on March 25, 1874. Her father was Richard Collier (1831-1898). Caroline’s mother was Mary Matthews (1835-1916).

In 1901, James and Caroline were living in Portage La Prairie.

James McKnight appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1903 (and possibly in 1902). In 1903, he was a carpenter, living at 1938 Beach Avenue. He may have been at 1534 West Fourth Avenue in 1908.

In 1911, James and Caroline were living on Welwyn Street in the Cedar Cottage area of Vancouver. James was a building contractor. In 1914 and 1915, their address was 4080 Welwyn Street. A house with that address still exists, apparently with some significant changes and modernizations.

4080 Welwyn Street, Vancouver, British Columbia; Google Streets; searched August 18, 2016; image dated July 2014.

4080 Welwyn Street, Vancouver, British Columbia; Google Streets; searched August 18, 2016; image dated July 2014.

By 1920, James and Caroline were living near the town of Taylor, which is southeast of Fort St. John in the Peace River district of northern British Columbia. They had a farm at township 82, range 17, west of the sixth meridian.

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1939, page 324 (Taylor)

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1939, page 324 (Taylor)

James died on October 14, 1940, at Fort St. John. He was buried in the cemetery at Taylor.

Caroline died in New Westminster, British Columbia, on March 3, 1960. She was buried in the cemetery at Taylor.

 

James and Caroline had a son.

 

Ernest James McKnight

Ernest James McKnight was born in British Columbia on February 25, 1919. He died on February 1, 2005. He was buried in the cemetery at Taylor, British Columbia.

 

Sources

George McKnight (father of James McKnight)

George McKnight; https://www.geni.com/people/George-McKnight/6000000035489292339: Birthdate: circa 1836; Birthplace: Ireland; Death: Died June 27, 1872 in Mulmur, Dufferin County, Ontario, Canada; Place of Burial: Bradford West Gwillimbury, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada; Immediate Family: Husband of Jane McKnight; Father of Mary Ann McKnight; James McKnight; Jane Leaney; Catherine McKnight; Elizabeth McKnight and 1 other.”

 

Jane Parks (mother of James McKnight)

Jane McKnight (Parks); https://www.geni.com/people/Jane-McKnight/6000000035489508933: “Birthdate: circa 1845; Birthplace: Ireland; Death: (Date and location unknown); Immediate Family: Wife of George McKnight; Mother of Mary Ann McKnight; James McKnight; Jane Leaney; Catherine McKnight; Elizabeth McKnight and 1 other.”

 

James McKnight

James McKnight, https://www.geni.com/people/James-McKnight/6000000036151493097: “Birthdate: January 26, 1864; Birthplace: Ontario, Canada; Death: Died October 14, 1940 in Fort Saint John, Peace River, British Columbia, Canada; Cause of death: Carcinoma of lower jaw; Immediate Family: Son of George McKnight and Jane McKnight; Husband of Ida Wallace McKnight; Brother of Mary Ann McKnight; Jane Leaney; Catherine McKnight; Elizabeth McKnight and Sarah McKnight; Occupation: Carpenter.”

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMJ2-VL3 : 10 April 2015), James Mcknight and Ida Wallace Currie, 26 Oct 1885; citing registration , Port Arthur, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,802.

Manitoba Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1896-001632; James McKnight and Carrie Collier; date of marriage: November 25, 1896; place of marriage: Portage La Prairie.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVT-TQ8 : 13 November 2014), James Mcknight, K, Macdonald, Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 3, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=64363&highlight=35&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+James+McKnight.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-95JX : 2 March 2015), Caroline Mcknight in entry for James Mcknight, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,663; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=62979&highlight=49&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+James+McKnight

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKP-S75 : 30 September 2015), James Mcknight, 1940.

James McKnight; death date: 14 Aug 1940; Taylor, B.C. Cemetery. https://billiongraves.com/grave/James-McKnight/2948447 [aged 70 years 7 months] (includes photograph of gravestone)

 

Ida Wallace Currie (wife of James McKnight)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMJ2-VLW : 10 April 2015), James Mcknight and Ida Wallace Currie, 26 Oct 1885; citing registration , Port Arthur, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,802.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDR3-165 : 24 June 2015), Ida Mcknight, 09 Feb 1887; citing Toronto, York, Ontario, yr 1887 cn 19728, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,853,487.

 

Richard Collier (father of Caroline (Carrie) Ann Collier)

“Canada Census, 1851,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWT3-32V : 10 November 2014), Richard Collier, Glenelg, Grey County, Canada West (Ontario), Canada; citing p. 33, line 32; Library and Archives Canada film number C_11723, Public Archives, Ontario.

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ7D-6M4 : 8 November 2014), Richard Collier, All Places (Agricultural), Grey, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 107, line 14; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1028-1029, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,851.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4QH-NBH : 13 November 2014), Richard Collier, Glenelg, South Grey, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 22, line 15; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9951, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,338.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFP-3ZF : 18 November 2014), Richard Collier, Glenelg, Grey South, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 30; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13260, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,896.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKW-2K9 : 13 November 2014), Richard Collier, Portage La Prairie, Marquette, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148096.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29R-VL4H : 15 March 2016), Richard Collier, 1898; Burial, Portage la Prairie, Portage la Prairie Census Division, Manitoba, Canada, Hillside Memorial Cemetery; citing record ID 153194211, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=153194211.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGM-6MPP : 13 December 2015), Richard Collier, ; Burial, Portage la Prairie, Portage la Prairie Census Division, Manitoba, Canada, Hillside Cemetery; citing record ID 109605131, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=109605131.

 

Mary Matthews (mother of Caroline (Carrie) Ann Collier)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFP-3ZN : 18 November 2014), Mary Collier in household of Richard Collier, Glenelg, Grey South, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 30; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13260, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,896.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKW-2KS : 13 November 2014), Mary Collier, Portage La Prairie, Marquette, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148096.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVT-GPR : 13 November 2014), Mary Collier in household of Thomas Collier, H, Macdonald, Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 8, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-8SRT : 2 March 2015), Mary Collier in entry for William Collier, 1911; citing Census, Portage la Prairie Sub-Districts 1-51, Manitoba, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,668.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29R-VN65 : 11 July 2016), Mary Matthews Collier, 1916; Burial, Austin, Central Manitoba Census Division, Manitoba, Canada, Austin Cemetery; citing record ID 153195073, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=153195073.

 

Caroline (Carrie) Ann Collier (wife of James McKnight)

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2ND-ZYD : 27 November 2014), Caroline Ann Collier, 01 Apr 1874; citing Glenelg, Grey, Ontario, Canada, 01 Apr 1874, reference 452; FHL microfilm 1,845,042.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1911,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNLK-MXZ : 15 January 2016), Caroline Ann Collier, 01 Apr 1874; citing Birth, Glenelg Township, Grey, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,042.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFP-3ZP : 18 November 2014), Caroline A Collier in household of Richard Collier, Glenelg, Grey South, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 30; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13260, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,896.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKW-2K4 : 13 November 2014), Caroline Collier, Portage La Prairie, Marquette, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148096.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVT-TQD : 13 November 2014), Carrie Mcknight in household of James Mcknight, K, Macdonald, Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 3, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=64363&highlight=36&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Carrie+McKnight.

Manitoba Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1896-001632; James McKnight and Carrie Collier; date of marriage: November 25, 1896; place of marriage: Portage La Prairie.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-95JX : 2 March 2015), Caroline Mcknight in entry for James Mcknight, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,663; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=62979&highlight=50&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Caroline+McKnight

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLR3-WXJ : 30 September 2015), Caroline Anne Mcknight, 1960.

Caroline Anne McKnight; date of birth: 1876; date of death: 1960; https://billiongraves.com/grave/Caroline-Anne-McKnight/2948462 (includes photograph of grave marker).

 

Ernest James McKnight (son of James McKnight)

“BillionGraves Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXMC-4GD : 24 June 2015), Ernest J. McKnight, died 01 Feb 2005; citing BillionGraves (http://www.billiongraves.com : 2012), Burial at Taylor Cemetery, Taylor, Peace River, British Columbia, Canada ; https://billiongraves.com/grave/person/2948443. Name: Ernest J. McKnight; Birth Date: 25 Feb 1919; Death Date: 1 Feb 2005.

 

William John Collier (brother of Caroline Anne Collier)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMJN-Q29 : 10 April 2015), William John Collier and Sarah Jane Ritchie, 29 Jan 1883; citing registration , Durham, Grey, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,761.

 

Sarah Adeline Collier (sister of Caroline Anne Collier)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MR-1KQQ : 2 February 2016), Ray B Vogan and Sarah Adeline Oliver, 1938.