The McKnight children (from left) Dorothy McKnight Warner, William Hodges McKnight, James Stephens McKnight and Kate McKnight Lattimore are shown in the early 1900s. Their parents were Dr. William Burney McKnight and Sallie Hodges McKnight, daughter of Mansfield's first doctor, Dr. Duff Green Hodges. Dr. McKnight purchased the lot at 102 N. Main St. in Mansfield and built a two-story building that still stands. His offices were in the building's mezzanine, where he practiced until his retirement in 1935. The McKnights traded homes with A.J. Dukes and moved into the home known as the John Collier House, where they lived until 1944, when they sold it to T.E. Blessing, who converted it into Blessing Funeral Home, the city's first funeral home.
To learn more about Mansfield history, check out the Mansfield Historical Museum, 102 N. Main St., open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. For more info, call 817-473-4250, email email@example.com or go to mansfieldhistory.org.
Photo courtesy of the Mansfield Historical Society.
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