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Jane McKnight (#47025685)
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Bio Photo I hope to photograph all of the Philadelphia cemeteries (hopefully it won't take me too long - though I have some time, I'm 32 now). I'm currently working on photographing the entire Old Cathedral Cemetery, however, have had cemetery workers tell me I can't photograph the headstones. I finished about a third of it and plan to wait a bit to go back and hope they don't ban me. I have about 800 (as of 4/23/13) more photos to do, and hope to be finished that soon. I'm still working on what I photographed in that one trip, it was a large amount of pictures and I become burnt out after awhile and take a few months off. Maybe I will be brave enough to go back soon and hope not to get kicked out.

If any of the people I list are your relatives within 4 generations, feel free to either request that I transfer ownership or send me any info to update the page. I would love to transfer them since I do not have time to research everyone I list and can only go by the info on headstones and/or death records. Please do so by clicking on the edit button on their memorial and then clicking on suggest a correction. Doing it this way automatically sends me a link to the memorial and your contributor page, both of which I need to transfer. Sometimes I don't have much time to check on this site, so it may take me a bit, but I try to remember.

I make a point of checking to see if a person is listed already before creating a memorial for them and will upload photos to the already existing memorial. Sometimes I miss one or two (because the name is misspelled on original memorial or on the tombstone, the dates don't match up, etc.), if you find I have duplicated someone, let me know and I will remove it and add my photos to the original memorial.

:) Jane
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Meg Salinger
Stack -McKnight
I sent you an email. If you don't receive it, I thought it best to post here. I've been researching the Stack Family, which married into the McKnight family, as well as others. Teressa Stack m. David McKnight . She was the sister of my 3rd great grandmother, Maggie Stack m. John Esher. Their parents were Thomas and Ellen O'Connor Stack.
If you get a chance, please contact me,
Meg Salinger
Added by Meg Salinger on Jun 06, 2015 6:52 AM
Richard James
Jeanette Buss gravestone
I sent an email but wasn't sure if it would reach you. I wish to know if the gravestone is marking the grave at section I Lot 22. My wife's grandmother is buried with Jeanette Buss in the same grave.

Richard James
Added by Richard James on May 19, 2015 12:42 PM
Jim Ryan
I am related to the DiPietro family, buried in Old Catheral Cemetery. May I take over managing the site.

Jim Ryan
Added by Jim Ryan on May 11, 2015 11:33 AM
Trinity Luthern, Phila.
Hi Jane,
Just a heads up. I am working on the Brooks family in the Trinity Luthern Churchyard. Trying to link family members together through Pa Death Certificates, marriage and census records to triple check. So if you see a lot of edits from me you will know why.
Added by Louise on Feb 24, 2015 3:48 PM
Lawville Family of Phildelphia
Thank you for your great efforts to photograph all the Philadelphia memorials. I am looking for Eugene Lawville born on May 4, 1890 in Philadelphia to John J & Nonie Lawville, also of Philadelphia. You photographed a single monument ocntaining four Lawville members names. FIND A GRAVE has only four Lawville last names - the ones you photographed. If you come acrss Eugene Lawville I would sure like to hear from you. He was a private in WWI serving in the 318th Field Hospital in France. He maybe buried at the Cathedral where you are attempting to photograph. Regards, Thomas
Added by Thomas on Feb 03, 2015 7:19 AM
Old Cathedral in Philadelphia, PA
Hi, just wanted to let you know I photographed all of Section Q & R at Old Cathedral. I see you are working on this cemetery, and didn't want you to do extra work going through these sections. Also, there is a volunteer group planning to visit this cemetery in December. If you'd ever like to join us, feel free! We have a Facebook group, Philadelphia Area Findagrave Meetups.
Added by catncamo on Nov 06, 2014 1:15 AM
McKnights in new york
I recently contacted you via e-mail (, I received no reply, I believe this was the second time I have tried to contact you. If you have no interest in helping people please state it on your profile and don't expect other people to help you. If you can't tell, I am upset, I enjoy very much researching my tree and helping others in their quest, I hope you find that pleasure one day. thanks for your time
Added by Ray on Aug 14, 2014 7:39 PM
Peter Ferrone
Section Z
Jane, I was down there in late March 2014 and got all markers photographed in Section Z. I went down there to look for Julia Ann Bowen 1868 and couldn't find it. I am also looking for any of the Bowen family circa 1860-1900. I know many of the markers are gone or are impossible to read.

Added by Peter Ferrone on Apr 11, 2014 2:47 PM
Dear Jane,
I'm just curious - why won't they let you take photos in some cemeteries? Do they consider it private property? Just seems petty to me.
Added by Louise on Feb 11, 2014 12:34 PM
Old cathedral
I was looking at a couple I believe are related to me but not proven yet. I just wanted to say thank you for taking pictures of the grave sites. It is a big help to researchers and I believe everyone should be remembered.
Those workers should have better things to do than bother you. The Catholic Church should be ashamed of themselves
After all they have put innocent people thru in God's name!
Go back and finish the job when you can and maybe take a friend with you. There are power in numbers.
You are an Angel!
Added by Eileen on Feb 04, 2014 8:10 PM
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