Photo courtesy of Lindquist Funeral Home

Frank A Knight

Oct 17, 1908 - May 14, 2012

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Mr. Knight inspired me so much when I read an article back in 2012 about his fight to save one tree. If we all would fight for one thing with such vigor.... the world would be a better place. I did not know him but then again, he touched my life. RIP Frank Knight. I hope to meet you one day. Tree lover, Atlanta, Ga

I happened across this obit that is the story of Frank Knight and the mighty elm named Herbie. I was about 10 or 11 when the Dutch Elm disease hit Northern NY. One day the Highway Dept came and cut down 3 majestic elms that lined the Pleasant Valley Rd, a county road along which my dad's farm sat. I used to day dream out my bedroom window which looked upon those elms and a scenic view beyond. It was a very sad day. We still had 80 foot + maple trees lining the yard of our big old farmhouse on...

What a wonderful and inspirational man. RIP, Mr. Knight, with your beloved family & your beloved tree.

I love the picture that Peter Legge added. Tim & Carlene - Frank & Frances - - That's the way I remember the good times at Crystal Lake along with my Aunt & Uncle, Arthur & Mildred Austin. Both couples rented the Austin Cottage for several summers. I have such good memories of those great times.

I wish there were more people like Mr. Frank Knight. I read his story while looking for other information and although I don't know him or his family, I will remember his story and how he cared about that tree.

Frank ever since you arrived next door at Crystal Lake you were always kind and humble. You were a role model and inspiration to me growing up. I will never forget the great times with our wonderful extended family at Crystal Lake. Never a kinder and more thoughtful man have I known. Thank you Frank for all you have done to inspire so many.

Peter Legge

What an appreciation for nature. Frank will always be loved for his contribution to the world. Soon we will not have to see an end to wonderful people like Frank. Revalation 21:3,4

To the family,although I did not know mr.knight I enjoyed the story behind the tree,I happen to hav attened a service of a friend,who loved ranching,and she too helped her husband build her own coffin,she had cancer! May god bless the knight family & rest in peace frank..


Frank's Obituaries

Frank,The Tree Man,103YARMOUTH -- Frank A. Knight, 103, a resident of Yarmouth, died on May 14, 2012, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.He was born in Pownal on Oct. 17, 1908, the son of Frank A. Knight and Kate Hodsdon Knight. He attended school in Pownal and graduated from North...

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