In his youth, Franklin Asa McKnight, may have known of his father's intentions to help his fellow man. In my imagination, he is keenly aware.
To most, Frank Asa McKnight is just another funeral card - but his card represents just how close and tangibly near his era of life is to our own lives. According to Evelyn Jo Oldham's Oldham Family Tree, Frank Asa McKnight was born 7 Oct 1853 at Newfane, Niagara County, New York to parents Andrew J. and Ineta McKnight. 14 March 1915, he died. His wife, Orcelia Eliza Perry McKnight lived until 1951. For more years than their marriage, Orcelia kept the funeral card of her dear husband neatly tucked away in her dresser. Today, they share a plot in Corwin cemetery located on the northeast corner of Lockport-Olcott Road and Hatter Road. Gone but not forgotten.