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George Alexander McKnight
1878 - 1939
Bessie, George, Julia, George C. John, Jonathan, Samuel, Isaac
Husband of Bessie Pugh From the Daily Gleaner-Fredericton: Former Alderman Died at His Home George McKnight was Employed as District Engineer on Renous-Plaster Rock Road. The death occurred this morning at his home in University Avenue of George A. McKnight April 4, 1939, after a long period of ill-health and a month's serious illness. Mr. McKnight was a son of the late William and Agnes (Knox) McKnight and had been a resident of Fredericton the greater part of his life, born November 12, 1878. He early in life became interested in engineering and was employed as an engineer on the construction of the Transcontinental Railway and the Valley Railway. He also was an engineer with the Nashwaaksis Pulp and Paper Company and highway engineer on the Renous-plaster Rock Highway now under construction. He was city engineer of Fredericton for some time, active in many undertakings, deeply interested in the affairs of the City and Christ Church Cathedral. He represented Kings Ward at the City Council for some years and was known for his sound judgment and clear-sightedness. In his home he was a devoted husband and father, in the community in which he lived he was known for his love of the children and was never too busy to assist in any of their undertakings in which his aid was asked. In early life he was active in the militia being an officer. He was a member of Salisbury Lodge F. and A. M. He will be greatly missed and his death regretted. He is survived by his widow, Bessie Pugh McKnight and two sons. W. Stewart McKnight, who was one of those chosen to go to London at the time of the Coronation of King George and Queen Elizabeth and George T. McKnight, and two daughters, Betty and Jean McKnight, all at home, and a sister, Mrs. David L. Targett, Fredericton. The funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon with service at his home, 414 University Avenue at 2:30 o'clock by Rev. Harry Ploughman of Christ Church Cathedral and interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.George McKnight bought a monument for the cemetery plot on January 7th, 1910
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