Edward Collings Knight, Jr. (1863-1936)

Edward Collings Knight, Jr., of Philadelphia

Associated Houses

Clarendon Court


Born in Philadelphia, he was an amateur artist but succeeded his industrious father as President of the Delaware & Bound Brook Railroad Company, and the Northern Pennsylvania Railroad Company. However, he did not inherit his father's business acumen and instead exhibited more prowess in looking good (notably in uniform as a member of the First Troop of the Philadelphia City Cavalry) and spending the money his father made. He lived between 1629 Locust St., Philadelphia; Clarendon Court in Newport, and a hunting lodge which is better known today as the Whalehead Club in Corolla, North Carolina. He was married twice and left just one daughter, Mrs Clara Colford, then Potter.


Contributed by Mark Meredith on 23/06/2019 and last updated on 13/10/2020.