Fearfully Forked – Stephen Knight

Deseret News on July 14, 1884.

“Saturday evening a very painful and dangerous accident occurred to one of the sons of Alonzo Knight, of Plain City. The young man, between 18 and 19 years of age, was riding home on a load of hay.  Suddenly the fodder commenced to slip and the youth slid down, unfortunately on a pitchfork one of the prongs of which penetrated his body, entering at the left of the breast bone and emerging at the back, above the shoulder blade. The prong passed through the diaphragm and the lungs.

Dr. John Driver, of this city, was sent for, and he did the best possible under the desperate circumstances. Of course, the young man is in a rather critical condition.”

In 1889 Stephen Knight married Mary Ellen Carver.  They were blessed with nine children.

Back row: L to R: Josie, Curtis, Stephen and Chole Knight
Middle: Walter, Stephen, Mary Ellen and Mabel Knight
In front: twins – Orald and Osmer Knight
Circa 1913


4 thoughts on “Fearfully Forked – Stephen Knight

  1. Jen the CraftinCowgirl

    How interesting! I love finding long lost facts and pictures! I have tried to research my history a little bit, but haven't gotten too in depth beyond the basic internet searches and family books. It is so much fun to find out things that have been long lost in history.


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