James Robert KNIBBS, son of George KNIBBS and Eva Gertrude REID , was born 07 December 1935 in Massachusetts, USA. He married Carolyn Louise SPRINGER 17 December 1960 in Santa Ana, Orange County, California, USA. He died 20 July 1995 in Gilmanton, Belknap County, New Hapshire, USA. Carolyn Louise SPRINGER was born 01 January 1932 in Holt, Ingham County, Michigan, USA. She died 18 June 1998 in Holt, Ingham County, Michigan, USA.

Marriage Notes for James Robert KNIBBS\Carolyn Louise SPRINGER:

From the Lansing State Journal from Lansing, Michigan, Wednesday, December 21, 1960:
Carolyn Springer's Marriage Revealed.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Gail Springer of 2224 Pembroke rd. announce the recent marriage of their daughter, Carolyn Louise, to Sgt. James Robert Knibbs, in the chapel of the U. S. marine base at Santa Ana. Cal. Mr. and Mrs. George Knibbs of West Somerville, Mass. are parents of the bridegroom. Carolyn recently returned from Iran where she spent the past two years as an .employe of the U. S. state department in foreiqn service. En route to the United States she toured Bangkok, Tokyo and Hongkong. The newlyweds will arrive in Lansing, Dec. 24. Also expected at the family home for Christmas will be Dr. and Mrs. Robert Azelton (the former Shirley Springer) and children, Kathy, Bobby and Janet from Mobridge, S. D.; and a son, Clyde Springer, his wife, Lois and the couple's two children Jeffrey and Laurie of Schoolcraft. A reception honoring the newlyweds and the other visiting members of the Springer family will be held at Westminster.Presbyterian church, Wednesday, Dec. 28 from 7:30 to 9:30 p. m.

Notes for James Robert KNIBBS:

Also known as: Robert

On 18 May 1967, Robert was promnoted to the rank of Captain in the US Marine Corps. I'm not sure when he left the Marines.

On 20 October, 1970.James was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Bronze Star Medal (with Combat 'V') for meritorious action in South Vietnam.

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James R Knibbs passed away today, July 20, 1995. The deceased was born December 07, 1935 in the state of Massachusetts. James R Knibbs was 69 years old at the time of death.

Sources for James Robert KNIBBS:

  1. Deaths Registered in the Town of Gilmanton, NH,

Notes for Carolyn Louise SPRINGER:

Carolyn was the daughter of Henry Gail Springer and Jessie Mina Springer (born Hicks).
Henry was born on March 14 1900, in Delaware, Indiana, United States.
Jessie was born in 1898, in Michigan, United States.

In 1910, we see Carolyn's father and grandparents living at Day Township, Montcalm County, Michigan:
Lewis B Springer Head Mar 50 General Farming West Virginia
Emma A Springer Wife Mar 53 Indiana
Mabel E Springer Saur 20 Bazaar Saleslady Indiana
Alphons G Springer Son 16 Indiana
Henry G Springer Son 10 Indiana

In 1920, we see Carolyn's father living at Lansing City, Ingham County, Michigan:
Emma Springer Head Wid 62 Indiana
Mabel E Springer Daur 30 Machine Seamstress Auto Factory Indiana
H Gail Springer Son 20 Indiana

In 1930, we see Carolyn's parents and siblings living at Lansing City, Ingham County, Michigan:
H Gail Springer Head Mar 30 Foreman Auto Plant Indiana
Jessie M Springer Wife Mar 32 Michigan
Shilrley Jean Daur 6 Michigan
Clyde I Springer Son 1 yr 7 mnths Michgan
Emma Springer Mother 72 Indiana

In 1940, we see Carolyn living with her parents at Lansing City, Ingham County, Michigan:
H Gail Springer Head Mar 40 Foreman Auto Materials Indiana
Jessie M Sprnger Wife Mar 42 Michigan
Shirley J Springer Daur 16 Michigan
Clyde I Springer Son 11 Michigan
Carolyn L Springer Daur 8 Michigan

Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Carolyn.

Sources for Carolyn Louise SPRINGER:

  1. My Heritage Web Site,
  2. findagrave.com,