HAPPY 103rd Birthday | Carl McKnight


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McKnight

Born: Sept. 8, 1907, in a farmhouse in Transfer, Pa.

Married: Iola in 1934; she died in 1998.

Children: Carol Coalmer and Kay Sandrock.

Grandchildren: Six.

Great-grandchildren: Fourteen.

Employment: Always interested in trains. As a teenager he worked for the Erie Railroad, where he advanced to train dispatcher and worked until retiring in 1958. After that he took a “retirement job” driving cars for Canfield Auto Auction until he was 90 years old.

Church: An active member of the former Fosterville Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Affiliations: A Mason for more than 68 years, he was very active with the Aut Mori Grotto, where he received the Prophet of the Year award.

Hobbies: Interested in history and reading about the Civil War and railroads.

Travel: Traveled with his wife to Mexico and Canada and spent the winters in Florida.

Celebration: The Mc Knight family hosted a private party in his honor on Sept. 8 at Shepherd of the Valley in Boardman, where he resides.

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