Carrol Benstead KNIBBS, son of William Henry KNIBBS and Laura L BENSTEAD , was born 15 February 1890 in Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA. He married Hazel Marguerite HOAG 07 October 1915 in New Britian, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA. He died 12 October 1955 in Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA. Hazel Marguerite HOAG was born abt. 1892 in Wingdale, Duchess County, New York, USA. She died 26 September 1969 in Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA.

Children of Carrol Benstead KNIBBS and Hazel Marguerite HOAG are:
1. Aletha C KNIBBS, b. 27 May 1918 See Leonard ASQUITH & Aletha C KNIBBS OR George Russell SUNDERLAND & Aletha C KNIBBS

Marriage Notes for Carrol Benstead KNIBBS\Hazel Marguerite HOAG:

From The Pokeepsie evening enterprise., September 27, 1913:
Mrs. Louise L ink, of High Street, is entertaining Miss Marguerite Hoag and Carrol Knibbs, of Waterbury, Ct. for a few days.

Other Marriages/Unions for Carrol Benstead KNIBBS:
See Carrol Benstead KNIBBS & Hazel UNKNOWN

Notes for Carrol Benstead KNIBBS:

A sample of Carrol's signature taken from his military registration card, 1917.

The Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001 lists Carrol B Knibbs as having married. It gives his wife's name as 'Margu', presumably Margaret or Marguerite.

In 1913, we see in the List of Registered Motor Vehicles in the State of Connecticut, Carrol was number 9400 in the list.

Carrol can be seen in the 1920 Federal census living at Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, listed under KNIBLS:
Carrol B KNIBBS Head 29 Connecticut Clerk Brass Factory
Margaret KNIBBS Wife 27 New York Housewife
Aletha C KNIBBS Dau 1 Connecticut

Carrol's military registration card viewed at tells us his middle name was Benstead, and that he was born on 15 Feb 1890 at Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut. It also revealed that he was a Senior Clerk in the Treasury Department at the American Brass Company, Waterbury, CT. He was tall, slender, had blue eyes and black hair. His home address looks like Frost Road, Waterbury. Carrol registered in October 1917, and is shows that at that time he was already married.

He claimed exemption from military service on the grounds that he was employed making ammunition.

See Carrols' Military Registration Card from 1917


In 1940, we see Carrol living at Middlebury, New Haven, Connecticut:
Carrol Knibbs Head Mar 50 Clerk Brass FactoryConnecticut
Marguerite Knibbs Wife Mar 48 Clerk Religious Order New York
William Hoag Father-in-Law Mar 77 New York
Elouise Hoag Mother-in-Law Mar 69 New York

See Carrol's Military Registration Card from WWII


In February 1942, The Air Raid Defense Division of The Connecticut State Defense Council produced a Manual of Suggestions and Advice for Industries. Carroll Knibbs of the American Brass Company was named as a member of the Sub-Committe on Air Raid Precautions.

In 1943, we can see from the State Register and manual, that Carrol was one of the three Justices of the Peace for Middlebury, Hartford County.

In 1952, Carrol was elected as the State Representative for Middlebury, Hartford County, Ct.

From the Bridgeport Telegram, Wednesday October 12, 1955:
State Rep. Carrol B Knibbs, 65, died today after an illness of several months. He had been Chief Safety Director at the American Brass Company at Waterbury since 1943. Rep. Knibbs had served in the Legislature during the 1951, 1953 and 1955 sessions. He was also justice in Middlebury court from 1947 to 1950. He leaves his wife and a daughter Aletha Sunderland of Waterbury.

From the Bridgeport Telegram, Thursday October 13, 1955:
Carrol B Knibbs, 65, Chief Safety Director at the American Brass Company, in Waterbury since 1949, died today after an illness of several months. A republican, he served in the 1951, 1953 and 1955 sessions of the Legislature as his town's representative. He also had been a trial justice in Middlebury two court from 1947 to 1950. Surviving are his widow and a daughter.

Sources for Carrol Benstead KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with Barbara Knibbs,
  2. 1900 US Census for So Meriden, CT, gave the middle initial B 
  3. Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001 at,
  5. Obituary, of his wife 
  6. - Connecticut, Military Census, 1917,

Notes for Hazel Marguerite HOAG:

I understand from Norman R Sunderland that Marguerite's mother was a Haynes, decended from John Haynes, the first provincial governor of Connecticut in 1600.

We see Marguerite's parents in 1900 living at Danbury City Ward 1, Fairfield, Connecticut:
William B Hoag Head Mar 35 Travelling Salesman New York
Eloiuse P Hoag Wife Mar 28 New York
Hazel M Hoag Daur 7 At School New York

I wonder if perhaps Hazel M Hoag is indeed Marguerite?

From the Harlem Valley Times, Thursday October 2nd, 1969
Mrs. Carrol B. Knibbs
Mrs. Marguerite Hoag Knibbs, Porter Hill Road, Middleburg, Conn., and a native of Wingdale, died at Waterbury Hospital Friday September 26, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Carrol B. Knibbs, former Connecticut state representative from the Middlebury area.
She was born in Wingdale, a daughter of the late William B. and Eloise Haynes Hoag. Mrs. Knibbs was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Waterbury, and the mother church in Boston. She was a former member of the Waterbury garden club.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. George R. Sunderland, Middlebury; two grandchildren and one great grandson.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 30, at the Alderson Funeral House, Waterbury, with Vernon Russell officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.

Sources for Hazel Marguerite HOAG:

  1. Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001 at,
  2. 1920 US Federal Census,
  3. Personal Contact with Norman R Sunderland,
  4. Obituary,