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Jesse Knight

Born: Sep 6, 1845

Death: Mar 14, 1921

Birthplace: Nauvoo

Nationality: United States

Jesse Knight

Date of Birth : Sep 6, 1845
Date of Death : Mar 14, 1921
Birth Place : Nauvoo

Jesse Knight was one of relatively few Latter-day Saint mining magnates in nineteenth century Western America. Raised by the widow of Newel Knight, Jesse's family was poor throughout his youth. As a young man, he worked as a prospector and discovered the Humbug Mine in the Tintic Mining District near Eureka, Utah in 1896. As the Humbug proved profitable, he acquired other mines in the vicinity, including the Uncle Sam, Beck Tunnel, Iron Blossom, and Colorado mines. After making his fortune, Knight went on to found the Latter Day Saint settlement of Raymond, Alberta, Canada.


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