(Note: The date was Dec. 3, 1936, not Nov. 3, 1936. The newspaper evidently went to press with the wrong date.)

Gustine Standard [Gustine, CA.]
Novemeber 3, 1936 (Dec. 3, 1936)

Final Rites Held For Henry Knight Former Resident

Final rites for Henry Knight, former resident of Gustine where he made his home for more than 20 years prior to moving to Modesto about four years ago, were conducted by Romero Lodge I. O. O. F. of this city at the Davis Funeral Chapel in Newman Monday afternoon. The beautiful and impressive Odd Fellow ritualistic burial service was recited by Thos. Stamper and Fulton Bambauer, members of Romero Lodge. Interment was at Newman I. O. O. F. cemetery.

Mr. Knight passed away at his home on the Tully Road near Modesto last Friday morning, following a long illness which had kept him bedfast for the past year or more. Surviving are his wife Anna, and two sons, Cecil Knight of Modesto and Wendell Knight of Riverbank.

Mr. Knight was a native of Sonoma county, California, aged 70 years at the time of death. He came to the San Joaquin Valley when but a small child and to Gustine in 1908, being one of the earliest pioneer residents of this city. While residing here, he took an active interest in all civic affairs, and those who knew him honesty and sincerity in whatever he undertook. He was affiliated with A. D. Davenport and E. Kingsley in the discovery and development of the now well-known Bald Eagle Magnesite mine located about 15 miles west of Gustine in the Quinto creek canyon, and it was thought the sale of this property to California Chemical company that he was permitted to enjoy a few brief years of rest as old age came on. Four years ago he moved with his family to Modesto, and it was there that death came to claim him.

Many folks throughout this district will regret the passing of one of the city's beloved old-time residents. May he rest in peace.

Transcribed by Alma Stone