Genealogical and Family History
STATE OF MAINE
Compiled under the editorial supervision of George Thomas Little, A. M., Litt. D.
LEWIS HISTORICAL PUBLISHING COMPANY
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[Transcribed by Coralynn Brown]
[Many families included in these genealogical records had their beginnings in Massachusetts.]
Storer Seth Knight, father of Dr. Charles Storer Knight, one of the successful practicing physicians of Portland, was born in Scarborough, Cumberland county, Maine, July 12, 1841, died in Portland, Maine, Aug. 18, 1890. He enlisted his services in defense of his country, and served the flag he loved until disabled from active service by the wound received by the explosion of a shell at the battle of Cedar Creek. The following is a copy of the war record of Mr. Knight:
"It is hereby certified, That it appears from the records of this office (Adjutant General's), that Storer S. Knight, a private in Company B, Tenth Regiment of Infantry Maine Volunteers, was enlisted on the ninth day of August, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two and was mustered into the United States service as a private at Portland, Maine, on the ninth day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two for three years unless sooner discharged. Transferred to Company D, Twenty-ninth Regiment of Infantry Maine Volunteers, on the thirty-first day of May, 1864, as a private. Mustered out and honorably discharged from the service of the United States, as a private the 14th day of May, 1865, at Baltimore, Md., by reason of Orders War Dept., reducing the Army. Said Storer S. Knight was born in Scarborough, County of Cumberland, State if Maine, a resident of Portland, Maine, age 21, height 5 feet 5 inches, complexion light, eyes black, hair brown, occupation, when enlisted, a clerk. Remarks: Wounded at Cedar Creek, October 19, 1864."
Upon his return from the army, Storer S. Knight accepted a position in the government service, and for many years served in the capacity of clerk in the post office at Portland, later being engaged in the railway mail service. He was active and energetic, taking a keen interest in public affairs, and in 1886 was nominated and elected to the office of register of deeds of Cumberland county, giving efficient and capable service for a period of four years.
In politics he was a Republican. He was a fine speaker, possessing the gift of fluency of speech, and his services were in great demand on occasions of note. He was also a very interesting lecturer, especially on the subject of the United States postal service. He was a deep thinker, a man of scholarly atttainments, being well read on a variety of subjects, and was also a great student of nature, loving the woods and steams, especially the latter, he being an enthusiastic fisherman.
He was a member of Bosworth Post, No. 2, of Portland, in the affairs of which he took keen interest. He was one of the best known temperance workers in the state; was an active Knight Templar, and at the time of his decease was the grand chief templar of that order. He was highly respected in the community in which he resided, and his death was a source of regret to a wide circle of friends who admired his many admirable characteristics.
Storer S. Knight married, June 2, 1869, Helen E., born Sept. 15, 1839, in Portland, Maine, daughter of Capt. Charles H. and Katherine Sawyer (Mariner) Greene, of Portland, and widow of George Leavitt. Capt. Greene was a son of John and Elizabeth (Horton) Greene, of Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. Leavitt had one child, Capt. George B. Leavitt.
1. Charles Storer, see forward.
2. Katherine G., born June 11, 1874, married William S. Dresser, one child, Helen Knight Dresser, b. May 19, 1904; They reside in Portland.
3. Herbert Carr, born Sept. 26, 1878, married Lizzie Hovey; they reside in Portland.
Charles Storer Knight, eldest child of Storer Seth and Helen E. (Greene) (Leavitt) Knight, was born in Portland, Maine, Sept. 16, 1872. He was educated in the public schools of Portland and at Westbrook Seminary, graduating from the latter institution in 1890. Two years later he matriculated at Harvard College, from which he graduated four years later with the degree of Doctor of Medicine.
From July, 1896 to Jan., 1898, he was house physician and surgeon in the City Hospital in Boston, the following eight months was house physician at Boston Lying-In Hospital, and from that time to 1899 was assistant superintendent of City Hospital, these positions giving him a diversified knowledge of disease and its treatment, and thus aiding materially the course pursued at college. The following two years he was engaged in the practice of medicine in the city of Bangor, but in 1902 he established himself in Portland, where he has a large clientage and a constantly increasing business.
He is a member of the Portland Medical Society, Cumberland Medical Society and the Maine Medical Association. He is a Republican in politics, and a Universalist in religion. He is social and fraternal and belongs to the following named organizations: Deering Lodge, No. 183, Free and Accepted Masons; Rocky Hill Lodge, No. 51, Knights of Pythias; Woodford Commandery, No. 235, Golden Cross; Court No. 1151, Independent Order of Foresters.
Dr. Knight married, June 1, 1905, in Augusta, Maine, Marion Ethel Clark, of Augusta, born Feb. 17, 1882, daughter of Hiram and Flora Augusta (Allen) Clark. Children of Mr. & Mrs. Clark: i. Georgia, m. Frank Dyer, of Augusta, Maine, and has one child, Helen. ii. Allen, m. Bertie Moody, of Gardner, Maine. iii. Marion Ethel, mentioned above. iv. Edwin, died young.
Dr. and Mrs. Knight have a daughter, Dorothy Leavitt, born May 23, 1906.