Millard James KNIBBS, son of Leon Edward KNIBBS and Hazel Gertrude BILLS , was born 20 December 1916 in Fairport, Monroe County, New York, USA. He died 24 September 2001 in Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA. Fannie Elaine DONALDSON was born 22 June 1930 in Fowler, St Lawrence County, New York, USA. She died 18 February 2001 in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA.

Marriage Notes for Millard James KNIBBS\Fannie Elaine DONALDSON:

Millard and Fannie were never married.

Other Marriages/Unions for Millard James KNIBBS:
See Millard James KNIBBS & Geraldine A MCCORMICK OR Millard James KNIBBS & Lorraine DEANGELIS

Other Marriages/Unions for Fannie Elaine DONALDSON:
See John G GROSSER & Fannie Elaine DONALDSON OR William STEVENSON & Fannie Elaine DONALDSON

Notes for Millard James KNIBBS:

From The Monroe County Mail, Thursday December 21st, 1916.
A son Millard James, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Leon Knibbs of High street, Wednesday, December 20th. Mrs. Knibbs was formerly Miss Hazel Bills.

From the Fairport Herald., March 28, 1917:
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Knibbs is seriously ill of gripe at the home of his grandparents, Mr.. and Mrs. R. H. Bills.


Identified in the New York State Federal Census for 1920 as:
Knibbs, Millered, vol 79,ed.39sheet 15, line 93
3 years & 1 Month, from New York
Living at 89 High St., Fairport City, Monroe County

This was the address of his grandparents Burtis and Julia Bills. The Monroe County Mail reported on Thursday May 26, 1921, that "Little Millard Knibbs" who lives with his grandparents Mr & Mrs B H Bills at 89 High Street, was suddenly taken ill. On the advice of the family physician, he was taken to Rochester hospital and operated on for appendicitis.

From the Monroe County Mail., May 26, 1921:
Little Millard who lives with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Bills of 89 High street, was taken suddenly ill, Sunday afternoon. On the advice of the family physician' he was taken to a Rochester hospital, where he was operated on for appen-dicitis, Sunday evening. He is now doing well.

I assume he was living with his maternal grandparents due to his parents' marriage had failed.

Millard's mom Hazel died of appendicitis when he was just a young boy of 7 years. He was then brought up by cousins with the family name of LUCAS who also lived in Fairport, New York.

The Herald-Mail Fairport, N.Y. reported on December 8, 1927:
Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance Records in Schools:
The perfect attendance records and the honor roll of all the village schools for the first ten weeks have been made public from the schools as follows:
4A-4B Heal Charles Buscemi, Arthur Charity, Eleanor Good, Helen Main, Savone Centonze, Millard Knibbs, Glenn Lucas, Lewis Saporito, Howard Wissick, Phoebe Trullo.


In 1940, we see Millard living at Perinton Town, Monroe, New York:
Paul Laties Head Mar 25 Stock Clerk New York
Alberta Laties Wife 20 New York
William Paties Son 2 New York
Millard Knibbs Lodger Mar 23 Labourer New York
Geraldine Knibbs Wife 22 New York
Richard Knibbs Son 1 New York

From the Fairport herald-mail., February 18, 1943:
Mr. and Mrs. Millard Knibbs and family have moved to Fairport in order to be nearer Mr. Knibbs' work which is In Rochester.


From The Palmyra Courier Journal, New York, April 11th, 1946:
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Millard Knibbs was completely destroyed by fire Thursday afternoon. The Walworth Fire Department and Women's Auxiliary wish to express their thanks to the Palmyra Fire Department for their able assistance.


From the Fairport Herald-mail., December 05, 1946:
27 ACRE FARM—creek running through property; good pasture; barn; 10 acres hay; 2 acres fruit; brooder house; cellar for house and 20' x 26' frame work for house; school around the corner; farm right in town. Millard Knibbs, Walworth.


From the Fairport herald-mail., April 29, 1948:
Large, Tan and White Shepherd Dog lost or Stolen
Ale, answers to the name of "Wolf". Slipped colar, Boy's pet.
Reward. Millar J. Knibbs. Walworth


From the Fairport Herald-mail., April 10, 1952:
Mr. and Mrs. Millard Knibbs and family have recently moved into their new home on Edge Head Rd., East Rochester.

Sadly, Millard and his wife Geraldine, for whatever reason, were declared bankrupt in 1957.

The Daily Record, Rochester NY, from 21 May, 1963, referred to an alias used by Millard James Knibbs and his third wife, Fannie Elaine Donaldson.
It was listed under Credit News, Judgements in the Supreme and County Courts:
Erin Grosser aka Millard Knibbs and Fannie Grosser aka Fannie Knibbs, his wife, 34 Windsor st, favor Brighton Place Dairy Co, $139,10.

Obituary for Millard Knibbs:
Millard J. Knibbs
Residence Rochester, NY
Approximate Date of Death 09/24/2001
Knibbs, Millard James: Sept. 24, 2001, age 84. Beloved husband of Lorraine Knibbs; father of Richard (Donna), Jollene, Rick, Jerry (Becky), Heidi Diaz; step-father of Art (Kris) Martz, Tom Martz, Cindy Hall; also grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Services and interment private. Contributions in his memory may be directed to the Visiting Nurse Hospice, 2180 Empire Blvd., Webster 14580.

Millard J Knibbs
1916 - 2001
Millard J Knibbs died on September 24, 2001. Born December 20, 1916, Knibbs was 84 years old and lived in East Rochester, NY.
Source: Social Security Administration

Sources for Millard James KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with Kim Knibbs, NY,
  2. 1920 Federal Census New York State,
  3. US Social Security Death Index,
  4. WWW - See Notes against entry,
  5. Personal Contact with Becky Knibbs,

Notes for Fannie Elaine DONALDSON:

Also known as: faye
  • Birth: 22 June 1930 in Fowler, St Lawrence County, New York, USA.
  • Death: 18 February 2001 in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA.

From The Daily Record, July 15 1966:
Judgements in Supreme and County Courts.
Fanny Grosser, 1197 Park ave., and Millard Knibbs, 1197 Park ave., favor Moe Schreber

This simply proves the conection between Fannie and Millard Knibbs.

John Grosser
mentioned in the record of Mrs Fannie Elaine Or Faye Stevenson

Name:John Grosser
Wife:Mrs Fannie Elaine Or Faye Stevenson
Other information in the record of Mrs Fannie Elaine Or Faye Stevenson
from United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries

Name:Mrs Fannie Elaine Or Faye Stevenson
Event Type:Obituary
Event Date:27 Feb 2001
Event Place:New York, United States
Birth Date:22 Jun 1930
Death Date:18 Feb 2001
Death Place:Syracuse, New York
Burial Place:Richville
Newspaper:Watertown Daily Times

Spouse and Children
John GrosserHusbandMale
William StevensonHusbandMale
John GrosserSonMale
Jesse GrosserSonMale
Heidi DiazDaughterFemale
Terry GrosserDaughterFemale
Fannie SmithDaughterFemale
Billie Jo BabcockDaughterFemale
Parents and Siblings
Jesse J DonaldsonFatherMale
Leslie DonaldsonBrotherMale
Edna EgglestonSisterFemale
Bernie DonaldsonBrotherMale
Jesse DonaldsonBrotherMale
Elmer DonaldsonBrotherMale
Florence HiltsSisterFemale
Others on Record
Rev William G HartNonrelativeMale
Fannie Jo Buck DonaldsonUnknownFemale

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

The following relates to the death of Fannie's mother.
From the Oswego Palladium, Apr-Jun 1969:
Mexico Native Dies Funeral To Be Sunday
CANTON — Mrs. Fannie J. Donaldson, 74 wife of Jesse J. Donaldson, Old DeKalb Road, died this morning at 8:15 in the Edward John .Noble Hospital after a long illness.
The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Denesha Funeral Home, DeKalb Junction, Rev. Calvin F. Zimmer, pastor of the Canton United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Richville.
Besides her husband, she is survived by four sons. Bernie and Jesse. Jr., both of Gouverneur: Elme,. Wolcott: Leslie, Canton: - three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Florence) Hilts. Mrs. Lyman (Edna) Eggtoston, both of Canton: Mrs John (Fannie) Grosser, Gouverneur: 27 grandchildren: 27 great-grandchildren: nephews and a niece.
Born Nov. 2. 1894, at Mexico, a daughter of Charles and Josephine Daniels Buck, she attended Mexico schools and for years was organist at The Mexico Methodist Church. She was married to Jesse Donaldson of Canton at Mexico. The couple operated farms in the Canton-Gouveneur vicinity.