Harold Newton KNIBBS, son of Henry Edward KNIBBS and Emily Newton WICKS , was born 29 December 1894 in East London, Cape Province, South Africa. He died 19 January 1936 in Cape Province, South Africa. Hilda Evelyn STONE was born 09 February 1895 in East London, Cape Province, South Africa. She died 05 March 1945 in East London, Cape Province, South Africa.

Children of Harold Newton KNIBBS and Hilda Evelyn STONE are:
1. Shirley KNIBBS, b. 08 January 1929
2. Dennis Harold KNIBBS, b. 22 August 1916 See Dennis Harold KNIBBS & Frances Helen Elizabeth SHEPSTONE OR Dennis Harold KNIBBS & Yvonne Kathleen BREEDT

Notes for Harold Newton KNIBBS:

South Africa Weekly Journal, 1894 October - December:
29 December 1894
KNIBBS, Mrs. H. E., East London, November 27.


Harold had an up market furniture shop called HN Knibbs at Oxford Street, East London, SA

In 1951 we can see H N Knibbs (Pty) Ltd., Furniture Specialists, Soft Furnishings and Carpets, 146 Oxford Street, East London, Cape Province, South Africa.

Oxford Street is the main street in the city.

Also P.O.Box 233, East London and tel.ad, "Knibbs Furnishers".

KNIBBS Harold Newton
Occupation: Home Duties
Residence: 288 Oxford Street
Died: 19 January 1936
Age at death: 46 yrs
Buried: 20 January 1936, 4:30
Additional notes: buried: East Bank Cemetery, section: Circle, grave no: 257
Marital status: Married
nationality: RSA
Cause of death: Valvular Disease Of Heart
Place of death: East London
Source: East London - East Bank Cemetery, East London, Eastern Cape. burial register, 1904-2007. Repository: East London Municipality.

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

Sources for Harold Newton KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with Natasha Hartlett-Von Aulock,
  2. Cape Archives Death Notice, for Henry Edward Knibbs 
  3. Ancestry.com - Van Rensburg Devine Family Tree,
  4. South African National Archives (NAAIRS),
  5. eGGSA, Genealogical Society of South Africa, gave date 

Notes for Hilda Evelyn STONE:

Hilda's Death Notice is on file at MOOC 194500006/9/11683 ref: 98206 at the Cape Archives.

Hilda Evelyn Stone who was born on 9 Feb 1895 in East London, daughter of Edward James Stone and his wife Helena Augusta (nee Martin).

Edward Stone was born in England in abouit 1853.He died on 18 Aug 1936 at 288 Oxford Street, East London. He married Helena Augusta Martin in Port Elizabeth.
They had 5 children:
William Morrison Stone
Nellie Aline Dunn (born Stone)
Noel Clive Stone
Dorothy Gwynne Stone (spinster)
Hilda Evelyn Knibbs (born Stone)

Helena was born in 1861 and died on 22 April 1939 in East London.

As well as Hilda, there were four other children:
William Morrison Stone, Nellie Aline Dunn, Noel Clive Stone and Dorothy Gwynne Stone (Spinster)

See Hilda's Death Certificate

See Hilda's Death Notice

Sources for Hilda Evelyn STONE:

  1. Personal Contact with Natasha Hartlett-Von Aulock,
  2. South African National Archives (NAAIRS),
  3. Cape Archives Death Notice, index confirms her year of death 
  4. Death Certificate,
  5. LDS - South Africa, Methodist Parish Registers, 1822-1996,

Notes for Shirley KNIBBS:

Sources for Shirley KNIBBS:

  1. identitynumber.org - South African Death Records,
  2. Personal Contact with Lyn Wyer,