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Grace Vivian (Merritt) Knight (1891 - 1986)

Grace Vivian Knight formerly Merritt
Born in Chatham, Kent, Ontario, Canadamap
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Wife of — married 22 May 1920 in Chatham, Kent, Ontario, Canadamap
[children unknown]
Died at age 95 in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United Statesmap
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Grace Vivian Merritt was born April 17, 1891 in Chatham to George Best Merritt and Elizabeth Jane Blackburn.[1]

Grace Vivian Merritt married Richard Gamble Knight on May 12, 1920, at Chatham, Ontario. [2]

The couple would have one child, Catherine born December 31, 1923, while living in Canada. They would move to Michigan in October 1925 and their son, Richard Gamble was born November 29, 1926 in Flint, Michigan. They submitted a petition for naturalization in 1933 while residing on East Jefferson in Detroit where Richard Sr was a factory executive.[3]

In 1940 Richard and Grace were renting a home on Oxford Street in Grosse Point Shores, Michigan. Richard was employed as a superintendent. They had two children: Catherine and Richard.[4]

In 1986 Grace V Knight (nee Merritt), widow of Richard, was a resident of Greenwich, Connecticut. She died on December 20, 1986 in Stamford.[5]


  1. "Ontario Births, 1869-1912," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 2 March 2021), Grace Vivian Merritt, 17 Apr 1891; citing Birth, Chatham Township, Kent, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,846,443.
  2. "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 March 2021), Richard Gamble Knight and Grace Vivian Merritt, 12 May 1920; citing registration , Chatham, , Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,257,537.
  3. "Michigan, Eastern and Western Districts, Naturalization Records, 1837-1993", database, FamilySearch ( : 21 July 2020), Grace Vivian in entry for Richard Gamble Knight, 1929.
  4. 1940 United States Federal Census: Year: 1940; Census Place: Grosse Pointe Shores, Wayne, Michigan; Roll: m-t0627-01829; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 82-79B Ancestry Record 2442 #82855278
  5. Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2012: Connecticut Department of Health. Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2003. Original data: Connecticut Department of Health. Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001. Hartford, CT, USA: Connecticut Department of Health. Ancestry Record 4124 #865189

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