George Russell SUNDERLAND was born 25 December 1914 in Connecticut, USA. He married Aletha C KNIBBS 20 December 1947 in Waterbruy, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA. He died 14 March 1991 in Cheshire, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA. Aletha C KNIBBS, daughter of Carrol Benstead KNIBBS and Hazel Marguerite HOAG , was born 27 May 1918 in Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA. She died 12 August 2007 in Salisbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA.

Children of George Russell SUNDERLAND and Aletha C KNIBBS are:
1. Norman Randall SUNDERLAND, b. Private
2. Jane ASQUITH, b. Private

Marriage/Union Events for George Russell SUNDERLAND\Aletha C KNIBBS:

Other Marriages/Unions for George Russell SUNDERLAND:
See George Russell SUNDERLAND & Gertrude E MYERS

Other Marriages/Unions for Aletha C KNIBBS:
See Leonard ASQUITH & Aletha C KNIBBS

Notes for George Russell SUNDERLAND:

Also known as: Trudie

In 1920, George and his family were living at New Haven, Connecticut:
Stanley T Sunderland Head Mar 30 Connecticut
Julia M Sunderland Wife Mar 25 Connecticut
George R Sunderland Son 5 Connecticut
Edna R Sunderland Daur 1y10m Connecticut

The 1930 census shows george living with his parents and sister at New Haven, Connecticut:
Stanley Sunderland Head Mar 41 Connecticut
Julia M Sunderland Wife Mar 36 Connecticut
George Sunderland Son 15 Connecticut
Edna Sunderland Daur 12 Connecticut

In 1940, we can see George and his sister living at Waterbuiry City, New Haven, Connecticut:
George Sunderland Head UnM 25 Laboratory Worker Brass Foundry Connecticut
Edna Sunderland Sister UnM 22 Office Clerk Brass Foundry Connecticut
Julia G Avdrade Domestic UnM 19 Housework Massachusetts

George married Aletha Knibbs in 1947.

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

Sources for George Russell SUNDERLAND:

  1. Obituary of Carroll B Knibbs,
  2. US Social Security Death Index, US Social Security Death Index gave Christian name. 
  3. 1920 US Federal Census,
  4. LDS Connecticut, Death Index, 1949-2001, gave date and location 
  6. 1940 US Federal Census,

Notes for Aletha C KNIBBS:

Also known as: Lee

From the Register Citizen, 3 February, 2003:
Service keeps seniors independent.
NORTHWEST CORNER - While federal and state funding for at home care programs for the elderly are on the chopping block, Northwest Corner Chore Services has no intention of giving up what it has spent the last ten years achieving.
Almost 38 percent of the NWC Chore Service budget of $257,216 per year supplements the 18,245 hours of household helping hands for residents 60 and over throughout the Northwest Corner. By caring for pets, cleaning a home, and shoveling snow, the service brings peace of mind to its clients. Chore workers provide an extension to a person's existence as individuals with the freedom to live within the comfort and security of their own homes.
For almost three years, Haidee Freund has been the Chore Service worker for 86-year-old Aletha (Lee) Sunderland. Since Sunderland moved to Cornwall Bridge in 1978 to be closer to her son, she has enjoyed her independence. But four years ago, after moving into an apartment at Kugeman Village, she realized she might need some help.
Although Baird's Grocery and the Sharon Pharmacy deliver, day to day necessities still need attention. Freund picks up a gallon of milk, does laundry, deposits a check and even plants Sunderland's garden in the spring. Freund also helps care for Sunderland's 6-year-old Sheltie "Bijou." All in all, the two enjoy the company of one another as well as get some household chores done in the four hours a week that Freund spends helping her friend.
"She's made a total difference in my life," Sunderland said. "The Chore Service really helps me maintain my independence."
One of the 139 workers throughout the Northwest Corner, Freund works for nine clients out of the 231 in the area. By maintaining people's independence at home, the total cost for Chore Services and Home Health aides is a tenth of the cost of nursing home care. And Sunderland's 32-years of experience in and out of convalescent and nursing homes has taught her that self-reliance and independence are valuable parts of her life.
"I can't go back to another one of those places," Sunderland said. "Chore Services has helped me remain on my own and not a burden to anyone."
Freund visits three days a week, finds her list on the refrigerator, and goes about helping a friend. Each client has individual needs but the same desire -- to live with dignity, according to Sunderland. And after helping her friend, Jeanne VanRosenbergh of Sharon, Sunderland was suggested as a potential employee to the Chore Service Coordinator Ella Clark.
In the past 10 years since Clark started the Northwest Corner Chore Service, the client list has grown tenfold. In 1993 she started with 22 clients, today she has 234 clients in 13 towns. And it's the client contributions that make up almost 50 percent of its operating budget. Another 15 percent come from private donors.
Recent grants from Union Savings Bank, Torrington Area Foundation, Canaan Foundation, and an anonymous repeat donor from the Berkshire Taconic Foundation has carried the growing service forward. Federal assistance from the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging and state assistance from the Connecticut Community Care Inc have made up the remainder of the growing operation's budget, but still a shortfall exists.
"We'll never be in danger of stopping," Clark said. "When we need it, we'll just go squeeze some more stones."
A finely tuned administrative operation with 89 percent of its funding devoted to service, Clark said the service is committed to keeping its clients safely at home where they are physically, and mentally healthier.


From the Lakefield Journal:
CORNWALL BRIDGE Mrs. Aletha 'Lee' Sunderland, 89, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007, at Noble Horizons.
She was born in Waterbury on May 27, 1918, daughter of the late Marguerite and Carrol Knibbs of Middlebury, Connectucit. She graduated from Crosby High School, class of 1935. She resided in the Cornwall area since 1978 and in Cornwall Bridge since 1982.
Mrs. Sunderland is survived by her son, Norman R. Sunderland of Ellington, Connecticut; her daughter, Jane Asquith Silva, and son-in-law, Lionel Richard Silva, of Lakeland, Florida; and two grandsons, Richard A. Silva of Meriden, New Haven County, Connecticut and Mark C. Silva of Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut
Mrs. Sunderland will be buried in St. Bridget’s Cemetery in Sharon.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Little Guild of St. Francis Animal Shelter, 285 Goshen-Sharon Turnpike, Cornwall, CT 06753.


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

Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Aletha's son-in-law, Lionel.

Sources for Aletha C KNIBBS:

  1. 1920 US Federal Census,
  2. Obituary,

Notes for Norman Randall SUNDERLAND:

Notes for Jane ASQUITH:

Also known as: Jane Asqith Sunderland