Cyril Dobson KNIBBS, son of John KNIBBS and Jessie Ann SYMONS , was born 08 September 1898 in King William's Town, Cape Province, South Africa. He married Thelma Ottilie MARAIS 05 October 1935 in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, South Africa. He died 11 April 1968 in East London, Cape Province, South Africa. Thelma Ottilie MARAIS was born 04 September 1899 in Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa. She died 1982 in South Africa.


Marriage Notes for Cyril Dobson KNIBBS\Thelma Ottilie MARAIS:


See Cyril and Thelma's Marriage Certificate


Notes for Cyril Dobson KNIBBS:



Cyril aged 6 or 7 years with his sister Alice. (click to enlarge).
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In 1951, Cyril can be seen living at 16 Mayfair Avenue, East London, Cape Province, South Africa.
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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at the eGGSA Branch of The Genealogical Society of South African for recording the details on their web site in memory of Cyril and Thelma.
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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 Cyril.

Arthur is commemorated on Panel 32 of the East London, Cambridge Crematorium.

Sources for Cyril Dobson KNIBBS:

  1. LDS - South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers,
  2. Cremation Register, Cambridge Crematorium, East London,
  3. Cremation Register, East London,

Notes for Thelma Ottilie MARAIS:

Thelma's father was an Attorney named Jan Christiaan Nielen Marais, born in abut 1876 in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Her mother was Helena Ottilie (Kellner) Marais. Jan died on 27 Feb 1951, at Bloemfontein, with h9is daughter Thelma Knibbs by his bedside.
Jan and Helena had the following children:
Thelma Ottilie (Marais) Knibbs
Enid Russel (Marais) Salzmann
Marjorie Kellner (Marais) Stoffberg
Charles Nielen Marais
Veronique Wolbecke Kelner (Marais) Attwell
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I can see in the NAAIRS Database for South Africa that in 1928 there was a court case involving Thelma Ottilie MARAIS. In that same year there is another record related to an application for adoption of children, in the name of Thelma KNIBBS. I'm not sure if these two entries are related to eachother.
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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at the eGGSA Branch of The Genealogical Society of South African for recording the details on their web site in memory of Thelma and Cyril.

Thelma is commemorated on Panel 32 of the East London, Cambridge Crematorium.
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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 Thelma.

Sources for Thelma Ottilie MARAIS:

  1. eGGSA, Genealogical Society of South Africa,
  2. identitynumber.org - South African Death Records,