Charles Landon Knight II, 75, a horse breeder...

Deaths Elsewhere

March 07, 2000

Charles Landon Knight II, 75, a horse breeder, philanthropist and newspaper supply executive, died early Saturday of pneumonia at an Akron, Ohio, nursing home.

He was the last survivor and one of three sons of John S. Knight, who founded the Akron Beacon Journal and was first chief executive officer of Knight-Ridder Newspapers Inc.

He had undergone lung cancer surgery Feb. 9 at the Cleveland Clinic and then suffered a stroke Feb. 18. He contracted pneumonia several days ago and was moved to the nursing home Friday afternoon, according to his wife, Cynthia.

Ernest de Souza, 67, the spiritual leader of Jamaica's 500-year-old Jewish community, died of a heart attack shortly after celebrating Sabbath services Saturday in Kingston, Jamaica.

Franklin Miller Garrett , 93, who used his encyclopedic memory to chronicle Atlanta's history, died Sunday in Atlanta. Mr. Garrett, the only person recognized by the Atlanta City Council as the city's "official historian," researched the city for decades and published a two-volume history in 1954.

Dame Roma Mitchell, 86, who was Australia's first female state Supreme Court judge and its first female governor, died Sunday in Adelaide, Australia, of bone cancer.

Edmond Kaiser, 86, a humanitarian activist who founded several international organizations that campaign on behalf of children, died Saturday in India.

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