Edgar Warren Knight was born 16 Oct 1906 to James Edgar Knight (1867 – 1935) and Birdie Walker Griffin Knight (1877 – 1945).

E. Warren Knight of Henderson, Ky. and Miss Christine Moss of Evansville were united in marriage on 21 Oct 1929 by Justice Ed M Stricklin.

E. Warren Knight was a candidate for Circuit Court Clerk of Henderson County in August 1933, but lost the election.
Circuit court clerk: Miss Beatrice Critser, 1,621; M. H. Crawley, 1,522; Warren Knight, 1,011.

The 1940 US Census shows E Warren Knight was a State probation and parole officer.

The Evansville Press February 8, 1941 reported he had purchased a residence at Chestnut and Ingram Streets, identified as 435 Chestnut according to his WWII registration card.

E. Warren Knight and Christine Moss were divorced by 1946 when he married Martha Virginia Brandt on 2 Nov 1946. The 1950 US Census shows Christine continued to live in the house on Chestnut.

E. Warren and Martha Knight made their home at 205 Rooney Drive and Warren worked as machinist at Whirlpool Corp.

In November 1962, the Knights escaped serious injuries but their car was demolished when it was hit by a semi-trailer truck at U.S. 41 and 60.

Tragically, E. Warren and Martha Knight were not so lucky on 21 May 1973 when they were both killed in a fiery three-car collision on U.S. 41 near the Henderson State Police Post.

Police said the chain reaction crash occurred when the Knight car stopped in the southbound lane, in preparation for making a left turn. Officers said the a car driven by Frank Cates slammed into the rear of the Knight auto, knocking it into the northbound lane. The Knight car then struck third car and burst into flames. The other three injured persons were in the third auto.

The couple was survived by sons, Warren Jr. of Louisville, John of Henderson and James F. with the U.S. Army. Mr. Knight was also survived by a brother, James L. of Henderson. Mrs. Knight was survived by her mother, Mrs. Emma Brandt, and sister, Mrs. Warren Talbot, both of Orange, Calif.


Evansville Courier and Press October 27, 1929

Evansville Journal June 16, 1933

Evansville Journal August 9, 1933

Evansville Press February 8, 1941

Evansville Press November 22, 1962

Evansville Courier and Press May 22, 1971

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