Biography of Charles T. Knight
Orange County, NY Biographies





CHARLES T. KNIGHT, a prominent citizen of Monroe, was born here in 1847. He is a son of Chauncey B. and Mary (Thompson) Knight; the latter a daughter of Rev. J. J. Thompson, died in 1908. As a young man Mr. Knight engaged with his father in the feed, coal and lumber business, and was a member of the firm of C. B. Knight & Co., organized in 1868, continuing until 1877, when he was associated for two years with the provision house of James A. Townsend at Newburgh. In 1879 the firm of Knight & Conklin was formed and continued the flour and feed business until 189g. Mr. Knight is now engaged in the business alone. In 1897 he was appointed postmaster of the village which was then a fourth class office. He was reappointed in 1900, when the office was placed in the third class, and was reappointed to the position in 1924 and 1928. Mr. Knight served one term as supervisor of the old town of Monroe and two terms of the new town.

From:
The History of Orange County New York
Edited by: Russel Headley
Van Deusen and Elms, Publishers
Middletown, N. Y. 1908


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