A Monument for Kittie Knox

September 30, 2013

On September 29, 2013, a monument for Katherine T.  “Kittie” Knox was officially unveiled during an event to honor Knox’s life and accomplishments and  to celebrate the placement of a memorial at her previously unmarked grave.

Mount Auburn first learned of Kittie Knox from Lorenz Finison, a scholar researching the history of cycling. With help from Finison, the Cemetery was able to connect with members of the Towle family, relatives of Kittie Knox through her mother’s line. Along with other donors, the Towle family provided support to erect a monument on the formerly unmarked gravesite. Using historic photographs as a reference, David Sullivan of Mount Auburn Memorials was able to design a most fitting memorial for the cyclist, complete with an image a historically appropriate bicycle. Mount Auburn’s staff placed the monument for Kittie Knox at her grave on Vesper Path during the summer of 2013.


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