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Margaruite Florence Johnson

Female 1888 - 1960  (~ 71 years)


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  • Name Margaruite Florence Johnson  [1
    Gender Female 
    Born September 1888  Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 1960  Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I72649  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 February 2008 

    Family/Spouse William Knight,   b. March 1880, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1936, Kingstanding, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married 6 October 1907  St Stephens Church, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Lillian Knight,   b. 1908, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1918, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     2. William Knight,   b. 1909, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Ivy May Knight,   b. 20 June 1911, St Stephens Church, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Francis Knight,   b. Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Leonard Knight,   b. Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2002, Kingstanding, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F50788  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Margaruite came from a family of shop owners. She became a French Polisher by trade and worked on coffins. She used to put extra padding in so that the deceased wouldn't be cold! She lived in the same house as William (Bill)Knight at 20 Morson Street, Aston, before she was married and was pregnant with Lillian by the time she walked up the aisle.

      The wedding apparently was a large affair held in the communal back yard which was full. The vicar who married them was named Blood and Margaruite called him "Father Blood".

      In complete contrast to Bill, she was very laid back. (Half soaked)She may even have been lazy because she left Frankie, aged 2, in the charge of his sister Ivy, aged 3-4, and he was run over by the horse and cart belonging to the coalman. The coalman had gone to sleep behind the reins but the horse, knowing his way home, just carried on. Frankie, of course, was killed.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1567] GEDCOM file titled “Moffat Tree.paf.ged”, submitted by Rita Moffat.


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