Delmore WETHERBY was born 03 May 1851 in Avon, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA. He married Elizabeth KNIBBS 24 March 1875 in Connecticut, USA. He died 23 June 1939 in Connecticut, USA. Elizabeth KNIBBS, daughter of James KNIBBS and Ellen COLLIN , was born 15 February 1855 in Woodstock District, Oxfordshire, England. She died 09 March 1923 in Unionville, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA.


Children of Delmore WETHERBY and Elizabeth KNIBBS are:
1. Gertrude A WETHERBY, b. January 1877
2. Frank WETHERBY, b. 1875
3. Frederick Henry WETHERBY, b. 26 March 1878
4. Mabel Ethel WETHERBY, b. 01 November 1881
5. George W WETHERBY, b. 15 October 1894

Notes for Delmore WETHERBY:

Also known as: Dell

In 1850, we see Delmore's parents and siblings living at Avon, Hartford County, Connecticut:
Roland Wetherby Head Mar 36 Wheelwright Connecticut
Sally M Wetherby Wife Mar 30 Connecticut
George Wetherby Son 9 Connecticut
Jane Wetherby Daur 11 Connecticut
Sarah C Wetherby Daur 1 Connecticut
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From the Avon, CT Vital Records 1830 - 1851
From the Barbour Collection as found at the CT State Library:
WETHERBY
Delmore, son Roland & Sally, b May 8, 1851
Rowland, of Canton, m Sally M NORTH of Avon, Nov 25, 1830

The IGI has it that Delmore was the son of Roland Wetherby and Sally.
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Delmore and Elizabeth can be seen in the 1880 US Federal Census living at Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut with two of their children, Gertrude A and Frederick H. It identifies that Delmore and his parents were born in Connecticut. Elizabeth on the other hand was born in England.

Delmore Wetherby Head Mar 29 Works In Bolt Shop Connecticut
Elizabeth Wetherby Wife Mar 25 Keeping House England
Gertrude A Wetherby Daur 3 At Home Connecticut
Frederick H Wetherby Son 2 At Home Connecticut
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In 1910, Delmore is still living at Farmington with his wife.. He is listed as age 58 with Elizabeth his wife age 56. They have their unmarried daughter Mable still living with them, aged 28. the census states that Elizabeth had 5 children during her lifetime, but there were just three still living aty the time of the 1910 census. We know their youngest son George died aged about 18 months.
Delmore Wetherby Head Mar 58 Connecticut
Elizabeth Wetherby Wife Mar 56 England
Mable Wetherby Daur UnM 28 Connecticut
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In 1920, Delmore is still living at Farmington, Hartford Couty, Connecticut with his wife Elizabeth, and their daughter Mable Wetherby. Delmore was recorded as Adelbert rather than Delmore.
Adelbert Wetherby Head 67 Connecticut Driver Delivery team
Elizabeth Wetherby Wife 65 England
Mabel Wetherby Daughter 32 Connecticut Cost Manager Insurance Company
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In 1930, Delmore was living at Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut in the household of Kurt Mueller, his son-in-law, married to daughjter Mabel Wetherby:
Kurt E Mueller Head 49 Germany
Mabel E Mueller Wife 47 Connecticut
Delmar Wertherby Father-in-Law 78 Widow Connecticut
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Farmington Valley Herald, June 29th, 1939:
DELMORE WETHERBY
Delmore Wetherby, aged resident here, died last Friday following a brief illness. He was eighty eight years of age.
A native of Avon, a son of Roland and Sally (North) Wetherby, he had resided here the greater part of his life. Survivors are two daughters Mrs. L.A. Parsons and: Mrs. Kurt Mueller of:this village; a son, Fred Wetherby of Middletown; two granddaughters, 'Mrs, Lyman Brainard and Miss Marion Wetherby; and a great-grandson, Lyman Brainard, alI of Middletown. The funeral service was held Sunday at 2:30 at the home of Mrs. Parsons. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery. The Rev. Frederic Murray officiated. Bearers were George Curtiss, Conway Smith, Milton Chaffee, Leon, Milton and Carrol Knibbs.

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Delmore is buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Avon, CT.
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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 Delmore, his wife Elizabeth, and their son George.

Sources for Delmore WETHERBY:

  1. Personal Contact with Barbara Knibbs,
  2. 1880 US Federal Census,
  3. LDS IGI Records,
  4. findagrave.com,
  5. 1910 US Federal Census,
  6. 1920 US Federal Census,

Notes for Elizabeth KNIBBS:

Also known as: Eliza

Elizabeth was baptised as Eliza Knibbs at Woodstock District, Oxfordshire, England.
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From the Farmington Valley Herald, 5 April 1923:
MRs.,DELMORE WEThERBY
Mrs. Delmore Wetherby passed. away on Pennington avenue Thursday afternoon; March 9, following a long and painful illness. Wetherby was born In Oxfordshire, England, 68 years ago and was a daughter og James and Ellen (Collins) Knibbs. The family moved to Unionville when the deceased was. only six years of age and all of her life had had been passed in:this place since that time. She was a devoted member of Christ church and all of the working organizations of the Church, and was a woman to be depended on to do her part,and.morere In the work of the church. In addition she was helpful In her neighbor hood and was ready always by word and deed to help out those who needed her services. She is survived by her husband, one son, Fred Wetherby of Middletown, and two daughters, resident. In Unionville, Mrs. Luke A Parsons. and Miss Mabel Wetherby. There are two granddaghters, five brothers, James and William Knibbs of Waterbury, Benjamin J., Edward and J: Wesley Knibbs of Unionville. She is also survived by six nephews and five nieces. The funeral was very largely attended in Christ Church Sunday afternbon at 2.30 o'clock and the service was conducted by Rev. A. H. Barrington, rector of the church The burial was in Greenwoods cemetery, and the pall bearers were six nephews of deceased. A wealth of flowers and floral emblems were, a mute testimonial to tho great love and, esteem felt for this thoroughly good woman who had passed on to her reward.

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Elizabeth is buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Avon, Hartford County.

Sources for Elizabeth KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with Barbara Knibbs,
  2. 1880 US Federal Census,
  3. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Birth Index: 1837-1983 gave name Eliza and place of birth. 
  4. Obituary,
  5. Greenwood Cemetry Records, Avon, CT,
  6. Oxford & Northants Methodist Listing - Brackley Register 1837-1903,

Notes for Gertrude A WETHERBY:

Gertrude married a man named Luke A Parsons on 11 Mar 1899 in Town, Massachusetts. Luke was born in abt. 1872 in Unionville, Hartford County, Connecticut, and died in 1936. They had a daughter Ruth Mabel in 1908 but she died in infancy.

Gertrude's name was recorded as Gertrude (Wetherby) Arnold in the register, indicating that she'd been married previously.
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Luke built a house at 169 Lovely Street, Farmington, for himself and Gertrude and it's now recognised as architecturally significant, as one of the many late Colonial Revival structures built in Unionville after 1890

169 Lovely Street
Year Built: House built in 1925; detached garage built in 1950 -
Architectural Style: Colonial Revival
Location: The house and garage face east onto Lovely Street.
Architectural and Historical Significance:
The house is architecturally significant as one of the many late Colonial Revival structures built in
Unionville after 1890. The house is two stories high and is capped by a gambrel root with a shed-roofed dormer. The gable ends display two half windows flanked by a rectangular window. Eight- over-one sash windows are a feature of the house. The entrance features decorative sidelights, a fanlight and plain columns. A two-story addition extends from the west elevation. A detached two-bay garage, built in 1950, sits north of the house.
The house is significant for its association with the Parsons family, a prominent Unionville family who
owned a construction and lumber business. This house is one of many built in Unionville by members of the family. In 1925, Luke A. Parsons (1871-1936), son of Martin L. and Georgia (Thompson) Parsons,
purchased three parcels of land from Hugh T. Bass. On one lot, measuring 161 x 76 feet, Parsons
constructed this house for himself and his family. The house passed to his wife, Gertrude A. (Wetherby) Parsons upon his death.


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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 Gertrude, her husband and daughter..

Sources for Gertrude A WETHERBY:

  1. Personal Contact with Barbara Knibbs,
  2. 1880 US Federal Census,
  3. findagrave.com,

Notes for Frank WETHERBY:

I've not found any record for when Frank was born, but mysteriously, his death in 1875 is listed under the Connecticut Marriages. He may well have been conceived after Delmore and Elizbabeth married

Sources for Frank WETHERBY:

  1. Personal Contact with Barbara Knibbs,
  2. Famiy Search - Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939,

Notes for Frederick Henry WETHERBY:

Frederick's Military Registration Card from WWI indicates that in 1918, he had a wife named Susan Mary Wetherby.

Fredrrick married Susan Mary Adams on July 11, 1907. She was born. April 28, 1877, in Westchester, Conn. She graduated from Wesleyan College, Middletown, Conn., in 1901, and has taught in the High School, Unionville, Conn.
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In 1910, we see Frederick and his wife living at Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut:
Frederick H Wetherby Head Mar 32 Connecticut
Susan Wetherby Wife Mar 32 Connecticut
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In 1920, we see Frederick living at Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut:
Frederick H Wetherby Head 41 Connecticut
Susan A Wetherby 42 Connecticut
Marion Wetherby 7 Connecticut
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In 1930, the family was strill living at Middletown:
Frederick Wetherby Head Mar 52 Connecticut
Susan Wetherby Wife Mar 53 Connecticut
Marion Wetherby Daur 17 Connecticut

Sources for Frederick Henry WETHERBY:

  1. Personal Contact with Barbara Knibbs,
  2. 1880 US Federal Census,
  3. Military Registration Card, gave middle name. 
  4. US Social Security Death Index,

Notes for Mabel Ethel WETHERBY:

From the Farmington Valley Herald, January 24th, 1924
MISS MABEL WETHERBY SHOWERED
Miss Mabel Wetherby was called on Monday night to the home of her sister, Mrs. Luke A. Parsons of Farmington Avenue and found assembled a large number of employees of the Travellers Insurance Company of Hartford, with whom she had been associated during the number of years that she has been employed in the office of the cornpany and they had come to Unionville to tender her a miscellaneous shower in biew of her comimh marriage to Kurt Mueller.
About everything that a bride-to-be can want was included in this shower. The evening was passed very pleasantly with music and social converse and refreshints served by Mrs. Parsons.

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Mabel married Kurt Mueller and could be seen with him Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut in 1930.
Kurt E Mueller Head 49 Germany
Mabel E Mueller Wife 47 Connecticut
Delmar Wertherby Father-in-Law 78 Widow Connecticut
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I believe they married in February/March 1924 as I found the following article in the Farmington Valley Herald, March 4th, 1954:
In the Valley 20 Years Ago
Mr. and Mrs, Kurt Mueller were given a surprise party Friday on their 10th weding anniversary, at the home of Mrs. Mueller's sister, Mrs. L. A. Parsons of Lovely St.

Sources for Mabel Ethel WETHERBY:

  1. Personal Contact with Barbara Knibbs,
  2. 1910 US Federal Census,
  3. LDS - Connecticut Death Index,
  4. 1920 US Federal Census,

Notes for George W WETHERBY:

George is buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Avon, Hartford County.

Sources for George W WETHERBY:

  1. Personal Contact with Barbara Knibbs,
  2. Greenwood Cemetry Records, Avon, CT,