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 married Lorraine DEANGELIS aft. 1963. He died 24 September 2001 in Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA. Lorraine DEANGELIS was born 13 March 1926. She died 23 June 2008 in Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA.

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

  • Birth: 13 March 1926.
  • Death: 23 June 2008 in Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA.

From the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle:
Knibbs, Lorraine D.
Rochester: Died peacefully in her sleep after a long illness with Alzheimer's on Monday, June 23, 2008. She was widowed by Millard J. Knibbs and survived by her children, Arthur (Kris) Martz, Thomas (Marilyn) Martz and Cynthia (Brian) Hall. She also had several grandchildren, Roxanne (Terry) Foltz, Arthur (Diane) Martz, Christopher (Pam) Martz, Jeremy Martz, Joanne Martz, Franklin (Holly) Zahn & Felisha (Michael) Bostick. In addition she had 13 great-grandchildren, of which Alexis & Aaron Bostick will miss their weekly visits.
Service will be held at Saint John's Home/Chapel on Saturday, June 28th at 10 A.M. In lieu of flowers the family request a donation to St. John's Home who gave her the best of care for her last 5 1/2 years.