Adelbert Charles KNIBBS, son of Charles Cordon KNIBBS and Clara Annette LINCOLN , was born 01 March 1882 in Vienna, Grundy County, Illinois, USA. He married Erma Ellen WINGETT 07 November 1906 in Orchard, Antelope County, Nebraska, USA. He died 15 October 1965 in St. Maries, Benawah County, Idaho, USA. Erma Ellen WINGETT was born 22 June 1889 in Jackson, Dakota County, Nebraska, USA. She died 12 November 1974 in Springfield, Lane County, Oregon, USA.


Children of Adelbert Charles KNIBBS and Erma Ellen WINGETT are:
1. Opal Elinore KNIBBS, b. 06 September 1912
2. Charles Guy KNIBBS, b. 07 November 1915
3. Lailah Irene KNIBBS, b. 24 August 1907 See William Dale WARREN & Lailah Irene KNIBBS
4. Lloyd Carroll KNIBBS, b. 18 March 1910 See Lloyd Carroll KNIBBS & Helen Gertrude CAMPBELL OR Lloyd Carroll KNIBBS & Marcia WRIGHT OR Lloyd Carroll KNIBBS & Lareta OLDS

Marriage Notes for Adelbert Charles KNIBBS\Erma Ellen WINGETT:

From the NELIGH LEADER, October 26th, 1906:
- Marriage licenses have been issued as follows:
Wilbur Delbert Knibbs and Irma Wingett of Orchard

Other Marriages/Unions for Erma Ellen WINGETT:
See Roy Lee HAMLETT & Erma Ellen WINGETT


Notes for Adelbert Charles KNIBBS:

Also known as: Wilbur Delbert Knibbs or W.D.




Adelbert in his 20's.
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Adelbert with his younger brother Leroy and sister Winifred, taken in about 1905.
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We can see Aldebert and his family in 1910, living at Fall River, South Dakota, USA:
Delbert Knibbs, Fall River, abt 1883
Erma E Knibbs, Fall River, abt 1887
Lailah l Knibbs, Fall River, abt 1908
Carol Knibbs, Fall River, abt 1910
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A sample of Wilbur's signature taken from his military registration card, 1918.
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On birth certificate for Lloyd Carroll Knibbs, Wilbur D. Knibbs listed his occupation as teamster. At some point in his life he used the name
Adelbert Charles Knibbs. The Rumney-Goodyear web site states, "his name was KNIBBS, Adelbert Charles until 1948, when he changed it". On the birth certificate and marriage for Lloyd Carroll Knibbs he is identified W.D. Knibbs.
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YUBA COUNTY VOTING RECORDS - GREAT REGISTERS
is a transcription made by Kathy Sedler, showing these records.


YUBA COUNTY - AFFIDAVITS OF REGISTRATION
1922 - Hammonton No. 2 Precinct

Full name Occupation Height Nativity Residence Party
KNIBBS, Erma E. Housewife 5’ 6" Minnesota Hammonton No. 2 Declines to state
KNIBBS, Wilber Delbert Dredging 5’ 8" Illinois Hammonton No. 2 Republican

The Hammonton district is in south-central Yuba County along the lower Yuba River about 10 miles east of Marysville. It is a major dredge field that extends along the river about eight miles, also is known as the Yuba River district. The river and streams here were first worked during the gold rush by small-scale placer methods. However, this soon ceased because the river level was raised by a large influx of hydraulic mine tailings, and bucket-line dredging began in the district in 1903. The district was dredged almost continuously from 1903 to 1968 and was the principal source of gold in California for some time.

The town of Hammonton was demolished in the 1950's.
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Wilbur's military registration card, completed in 1918, shows he was medium height and build with blue eyes and black hair. His occupation was given as BM Hlpr. We're not quite sure what that was but the most likely suggestion is 'Boiler Maker Helper'. He was living at what looks like 504 Big Horn Alliance, Box, Butte, Nebraska.


See Wilbur's Military Registration Card from 1918

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From St. Maries Gazette Record, Idaho, October 28, 1965:

Funeral of Wilbur Knibbs is Friday.
Funeral services were Friday at one o'clock from the Browning Funeral Home for Wilbur Knibbs, 83, who died October 15, at the Orchards Nursing home in Lewiston. Daniel Forbes of the Moscow Jehovah's Witnesses Church officiated.
Mr. Knibbs was born March 1, 1882, in Illinois. He was a retired farmer and had lived for several years in St. Maries. He had resided in the home of Mrs. Stella Beeman prior to entering the rest home, October 12.
He is survived by a son Lloyd Knibbs, Springfield, Oregon, and a sister, Mrs Winnifred Rodman, Oakland, California.
Pallbearers were Herman Scheel, George Scheel, Leo Scheel, George Virtue and Glen Kirk.
Internment was in Woodlawn cemetery.
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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 Adelbert.

Sources for Adelbert Charles KNIBBS:

  1. Rumney Web Pages/Theodore Metcalf Book,
  2. Personal Contact with Carolyn Knibbs,
  3. Personal Contact with Ken Close Jr., USA, 111Personal contact with Ken Close Jr., USA gave date only. 
  4. Obituary,
  5. Military Registration Card,

Notes for Erma Ellen WINGETT:

Also known as: Emma

I know from Erma's granddaughter Carolyn, that Wingett is pronounced with a soft "G" - i.e. Winjett. Apparently it always bugged her when it was misspelled.

Erma is the daughter of Oliver Charles Wingett, a prominent farmer and stock man known as a progressive and successful agriculturist, highly esteemed by all who know him.
He was born in Athens county, Ohio, May 22, 1847. In 1854 the family moved to Wisconsin and then back to Ohio and when he was a lad of about thirteen years he moved with his parents to Missouri. In 1872 he bought land in Miller county, Missouri, building a log house where he lived for about two years. He then moved to Minnesota where he lived for ten years; then back to Nebraska. In 1902 he went to Antelope county. Mr. Wingetts' father, C. H. WIngett, was a native of Green County, Pennsylvania, born in 1817; and the mother, Phoebe (Wingett) Wingett, was born in 1818, also in Green county, Pennsylvania, and died when O.C. was a young man, In 1864, Mr. O.C.Wingett enlisted in the Civil war in Company A, Missouri Infantry, under Captain Richardson and Colonel Hickcok. The father also enlisted, joining the home guard.
Mr. Wingett married on May 4, 1870 to Miss Mary Norris, her father being a native of Scotland, and coming from that country when he was twenty-three years of age. Mr. and Mrs. Wingett have had twelve children born to them, named as follows: Dora, Elbert, who is married to Miss Daisy Lamb, they having four children; Jasper, married to Miss Annie Mills, has three children; Brainard, married to Ollie Eggleston, has one child; Warren, who is married to Miss May Lyons, and has one child; Erma, wife of Wilbur Delbert Knibbs, has two children; Sadie, wife of F. F. Holm, has three children; Maggie; Orpha; Minnie, who is married to Chas. Welburn and has four children; May married to H. L. Delaney has one child.
After Mr. Wingett's company disbanded from the army, he went to Kansas, where he rented a farm for one year, and from there went to Minnesota, remaining there ten years where he lived on a farm. In 1889, Mr. Wingett came to Nebraska, settling in Cedar county, and remained there fourteen years. Then in 1903, he came to Anelope county, where he bought one hundred and sixty acres of land of Alva Baker, which is his present residing place, and where Mr. Wingett and his family now enjoy the respect and high esteem of all who know them.
Mr. Winget is a member of the Grange. He is also a member of the United Brethern church.

Part of the above is extracted from "Compendium of History, Reminiscence & Biography of Nebraska".
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In 1900, we see Erma and her family living at Precincts 10 & 14 Coleridge & Belden villages, Cedar, Nebraska:
Oliver C Wingitt Head Mar 53 Ohio
Mary Wingitt Wife Mar 47 Missouri
George W Wingitt Son 20 Minnesota
Ethel M Wingitt Daur 18 Minnesota
Bell Wingitt Daur 16 Minnesota
Erma E Wingitt Daur 11 Nebraska
Jane M Wingitt Daur 7 Nebraska
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Erma married Aledbert Knibbs in 1906.
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I understand from communcations I've seen that even at the age of 83, Erma was able to do most of her own housework, cooking, shopping, making some of her own clothes - even continuing to go to all the pinochle parties - a game that she enjoyed.
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An obituary for Erma:

ERMA E. HAMLETT was born to Charles and Mary Wingett in Jackson, Nebraska on June 22, 1889. She died at the McKenzie Manor Nursing Home in Springfield, Oregon on November 12, 1974. She had been a resident of Waldport, Oregon since 1945, and was the widow of Roy Lee Hamlett who died in January of 1962.
Mrs. Hamlett was a member of the Fuschia Chapter, No. 167, Order of Eastern Star in Waldport; and a member of the Heceta Post, No. 3156 V.F.W. Auxiliary.
Survivors unclude a son, Lloyd C. Knibbs of Springfield, Oregon; a sister, Mrs Orpha DeLancy of Long Beach, California; three grandchildren. Tommy Knibbs of Los Angeles, California, and Carol Myrick and Mitchell Knibbs, both of Springfield; and one great-grandchild, Emily Myrick, also of Springfield.

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Erma E. Hamlett
Funeral services for Erma E. Hamlett, aged 85 of Waldport, were held November 16 at the Paternam Funeral Chapel in Waldport. Interment followed in the Eureka Cemetery in Newport. Rev. Rex Parker of the United Presbyterian Church in Waldport conducted the rites,
Mrs. Hamlett was born in Jackson, Nebraska, on Jun 22, 1889. She died at the McKenzie Manor Nursing Home in Springfield on November 12.
She had been a resident of Waldport since 1945, and was a widow of Roy Lee Hamlett, who passed away in January of 1962.
Mrs. Hamlett was a member of the Fuschia Chapter, No. 167, Order of Eastern Star in Waldport; and a member of the Hecta Post, No. 3156 V.F.W. Auxiliary.
Survivors include a son, Lloyd M. Knibbs of Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Opha DeLancy of Long Beach, California; three grandchildren, Tommy Knibbs of Los Angeles, California, and Carol Myrick and Mitchell Knibbs, both of Springfield, and one great-grandchild, Emily Myrick, also of Springfield.

Erma is buried at Eureka Cemetery and Mausoleum, Newport, Lincoln County, Oregon, USA.

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

Sources for Erma Ellen WINGETT:

  1. Rumney Web Pages/Theodore Metcalf Book,
  2. Personal Contact with Carolyn Knibbs,
  3. US Social Security Death Index,
  4. Obituary,
  5. 1940 US Federal Census,

Notes for Opal Elinore KNIBBS:

Opal died aged just 4 months and 15 days
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From the NELIGH LEADER, January 31th, 1913:
Opal the little daughter of W. D. Knibbs of Banida, Idaho, died recemtly. Mr. Knibbs was formerly a resident of Orchard.

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See Opal's Death Certificate

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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 Opal.

Sources for Opal Elinore KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with Carolyn Knibbs,
  2. Death Certificate,

Notes for Charles Guy KNIBBS:

Sources for Charles Guy KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with Carolyn Knibbs,