I found a family tree for him which stated he died Oct 5, 1965 in Indianapolis. His wife was Clara Anna Kost and she died in Hinsdale, In.in 1966.They had two children Bernice Audra(b 1919) and Everett Dow Knight(b 1922.) Owner of the tree was Steve Coyne but I dont have an e-mailfor him.
1920 United States Federal Census Name: Clara Knight Home in 1920: Indianapolis Ward 14, Marion, Indiana Age: 32 Estimated birth year: abt 1888 Birthplace: Indiana Relation to Head of House: Wife Spouse's name: William Knight Father's Birth Place: Indiana Mother's Birth Place: Indiana Marital Status: Married Race: White Sex: Female Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Household Members: Name Age William Knight 28, fireman, factory Clara Knight 32 Bernice A Knight [5/12] Jessie Hogan 22
1930 United States Federal Census about William Knight Name: William Knight Home in 1930: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana View Map Age: 46 Estimated birth year: abt 1884 Birthplace: Indiana Relation to Head of House: Head Spouse's name: Clara Knight Race: White Occupation: laborer, gas company
Military Service: yes
Rent/home value:owned, $3000
Age at first marriage:33 and 28
Parents' birthplace: Indiana
Household Members: Name Age William Knight 46 Clara Knight 41 Bernice Knight 10 Edward Knight 5
I found WWI and WWII draft records for a William Knight born Dec 7, 1883, His wife was Clara in both.They lived in Marion in WWI and Indianapolis in WWII. Is this the right man? Your grandmothers name would have been a great help in locating the right person. About what year were they separated? John William is a very popular name in Indiana! So I could have the wrong one.