James J KNIBBS, son of Cornelius KNIBBS and Rosemond C UNKNOWN , was born January 1863 in New York, USA. He married Edith Florence TALADA 16 September 1885 in Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA. He died bef. 1910 in New York, USA. Edith Florence TALADA was born October 1868 in Pennsylvania, USA. She died 01 February 1922 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA.


Children of James J KNIBBS and Edith Florence TALADA are:
1. Cornelius James KNIBBS, b. 22 July 1886 See Cornelius James KNIBBS & Ruth Marguerite SHAY OR Cornelius James KNIBBS & Dorothy MESMER OR Cornelius James KNIBBS & Dorothy A CAMPBELL
2. Leon Edward KNIBBS, b. May 1890 See Leon Edward KNIBBS & Hazel Gertrude BILLS OR Leon Edward KNIBBS & Lorreta BAUER OR Leon Edward KNIBBS & Anna HAMPSON OR Leon Edward KNIBBS & UNKNOWN OR Leon Edward KNIBBS & Marion NULL OR Leon Edward KNIBBS & UNKNOWN OR Leon Edward KNIBBS & UNKNOWN OR Leon Edward KNIBBS & UNKNOWN
3. Emma KNIBBS
4. Elmo Henry KNIBBS, b. 18 September 1899
5. Bessie KNIBBS, b. June 1888 See Thomas A HORAN & Bessie KNIBBS
6. Gertrude E KNIBBS, b. February 1892 See James Edward CHAMBERS & Gertrude E KNIBBS
7. Infant KNIBBS, b. 27 April 1900

Marriage Notes for James J KNIBBS\Edith Florence TALADA:

Marriage details found at http://www.rootsweb.com/~patioga/newspapr/tcobt136.htm

KNIBBS/TALADA – MARRIAGE
At the residence of Mr. Cornelius Knibbs, No. 15 Water Street, Athens, on the evening of Sept. 16, 1885, by Rev. J. H. Sage, pastor of the Baptist church of Georgestown, N.Y. James J. Knibbs to Miss Edith Talada, both of Athens, Pa.


Notes for James J KNIBBS:

James can be seen in 1891 living at Lachine Ville, near Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
James Nibbs M 28 Married Foreman Manufacture
Ida Nibbs F 23 Married
Conny Nibbs M 5
Bessie Nibbs F 3
Lion Nibbs M 1
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James can be seen at 1900 living with his family at West La France Street, Elmira, Chemung County, New York.
KNIBBS James Head 37 Married (15 years) New York Bridgeworker
KNIBBS Edith wife 31 Pennsylvania
KNIBBS Cornelius son 13 Pennsylvania At School
KNIBBS Bessie daughter 12 Canada(Eng) At School
KNIBBS Leon son 10 Canada(Eng) At School
KNIBBS Gertrude daughter 8 Canada(Eng) At School
KNIBBS Elmo son 1 Canada(Eng)

Sources for James J KNIBBS:

  1. 1880 Federal Census, Bradford, PA,
  2. 1900 US Federal Census, gave actual month and year 
  3. 1910 US Federal Census,
  4. WWW - See Notes against entry,

Notes for Edith Florence TALADA:

We can see Edith living at Buffalo, Erie County, New York at the 1910, after her husaband James had died.
Knibbs Edith Head 41 Pennsylvania
Knibbs Cornelius son 23 Pennsylvania Railroad Switchman
Knibbs Bessie daughter 22 Canada English Saleslady Department Store
Knibbs Leon son 19 Canada English Railroad Switchman
Knibbs Gertrude daughter 18 Canada English Office Assistant Dentists
Knibbs Elmo son 11 Canada English

It states that those children born in Canada, imigrated into the US in 1898.

Edith gave birth to 7 children, 5 of whom were alive at the time of the 1910 census.
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From the Buffalo Evening News, Saturday February 4, 1922.
KNIBBS-February 1, 1922, Edith, wife of the late James Knibbs, mother of Cornelius, Leon and Elmo Knibbs, Mrs. James E Chambers and the late Mrs. Bessie Horan. Funeral from the undertaking parlors of W.C.E. Steek, 541 Clinton street, Saturday afternoon..
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Edith is buried at Buffalo Cemetery, New York, Section I-lot 9 - grave 96. Death certificate #7695

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

Sources for Edith Florence TALADA:

  1. WWW - See Notes against entry,
  2. Tri Counties Genealogy & History web site, gave middle name 
  3. Personal Contact with Kim Knibbs, NY,
  4. 1900 US Federal Census, gave month, year and location 

Notes for Emma KNIBBS:

I understand from Kim Knibbs that Emma died at a very young age from an influenza epidemic.

Sources for Emma KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with Kim Knibbs, NY,

Notes for Elmo Henry KNIBBS:

We can see in September 1918, from his military registration card, that Elmo was living at 232 E. Eagle, Buffalo, Erie, New York. He lists his mother, Edith Knibbs as his next of kin.
He was employed as a Cableman for a company called the Pennsylvania Traders(?).
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In 1920, we see Elmo living at Buffalo, New York:
Mary Lamb Head 38 Mar Housework Ireland
Thomas Riley Roomer 54 Mar Stage Hand Theatre New York
Annie Riley Roomer 50 Mar Canada
Thomas J Riley Roomer 21 Mar Chauiffeur New York
Mary Riley Roomer 19 Mar Candy Maker New York
Elmo Nibbs Roomer 22 UnM Printer New York
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See Elmo's Military Registration Card from September 1918

Sources for Elmo Henry KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with Kim Knibbs, NY,
  2. 1900 US Federal Census,
  3. Military Registration Card,
  4. 1920 US Federal Census,

Notes for Infant KNIBBS:


From the Elmira Daily Gazette and Free Press, 28th April, 1900.
- A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. James Knibbs of West La France street yesterday.
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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of this chld of just 18 days of age.

Sources for Infant KNIBBS:

  1. WWW - See Notes against entry,