Knight, Frederic Harrison was born on October 22, 1859 in Saco, Maine, United States. Son of Edward T. and Sarah C. (Boothby) Knight.
Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth, 1882, A.M., 1907. Bachelor of Divinity, Boston University, 1885, Doctor of Philosophy, 1895. Student Boston University School of All Sciences, 1892-1895, University of Berlin, 1894-1895.