Lloyd Carroll KNIBBS, son of Adelbert Charles KNIBBS and Erma Ellen WINGETT , was born 18 March 1910 in Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota, USA. He married Marcia WRIGHT December 1938 in San Francisco, California, USA. He died 05 September 1977 in Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA. Marcia WRIGHT was born 16 June 1910 in Indiana, USA. She died 06 February 1997 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA.

Children of Lloyd Carroll KNIBBS and Marcia WRIGHT are:
1. Thomas Lee KNIBBS, b. Private See Thomas Lee KNIBBS & Christine Wynn COX OR Thomas Lee KNIBBS & Francine POLLOCK OR Thomas Lee KNIBBS & Susan Ann KELLER

Marriage Notes for Lloyd Carroll KNIBBS\Marcia WRIGHT:

From San Francisco Chronicle, December 29, 1938:
Licenses Issued
San Franciscio
KNIBBS-WRIGHT - Lloyd Knibbs, 28, 955 Golden Gate ave., and Viola Wright, 24, 1234 O'Farrell st.

Other Marriages/Unions for Lloyd Carroll KNIBBS:
See Lloyd Carroll KNIBBS & Helen Gertrude CAMPBELL OR Lloyd Carroll KNIBBS & Lareta OLDS

Notes for Lloyd Carroll KNIBBS:

LLOYD KNIBBS Died Sep 1977 - Last Residence 97477 (Springfield, Lane, OR)

We can see Lloyd in 1930 living at Ellensburg, Kittitas, Washington, USA with his wife Helen and a Roomer named John L Edgett, aged 51 from Pennsylvania.
Lloyd C Knibbs Head 20 South Dakota
Helen Knibbs Wife 18 Washington
John L Edgett Roomer 51 Pennsylvania

We see from the Muster Roll for Officers and Enlisted Men of the U.S. Marine Corps, that Llloyd applied to enlist and enlisted at Portland, Oregon during the month of January, 1932.

Lloyd was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army and lost his right leg between the knee and ankle during the invasion of Europe in World War II.

He enlisted in the army on 24 February 1942 at Los Angeles.

We see him arriving in New York in 1945 on the ship Aquitania with many other military casualties:
Lloyd C Knibbs Sergeant 65332200 FA

The diagnosis of his injury was given as "Fcc, tibia and fibula, lt."

Taken from:

Nationwide Gravesite Locator

VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 02/24/1942 - 01/17/1946
DATE OF BIRTH: 03/18/1910
DATE OF DEATH: 09/05/1977
(503) 273-5250

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946

Name:Lloyd C Knibbs
Birth Year:1910
Race:White, citizen
Nativity State or Country:South Dakota
County or City:San Bernardino
Enlistment Date:24 Feb 1942
Enlistment State:California
Enlistment City:Los Angeles
Branch:Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code:Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade Code:Private
Term of Enlistment:Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component:Army of the United States - includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman whose State enlistment expires while in the Federal Service; Officers appointed in the Army of
Source:Enlisted Man, Regular Army, after 3 months of Discharge
Education:2 years of high school
Marital Status:Single, without dependents

From the Register Guard newspaper, Eugene, Oregon:

KNIBBS - Lloyd Carroll KNIBBS, 67, of 790 J Street., Springfield, died Sept. 5. A private graveside service will be held at the Willamette Cemetery, Portland. Buell Chapel in Springfield in charge of arrangements.

Former Printer dies in Portland; rites Thursday

A graveside service will be held in Portland Thursday for Lloyd Carroll Knibbs, 67, a former Register-Guard printer who died on Monday.
Knibbs, of 790 J St., Springfield, worked as a printer at the Register-Guard from 1966 until May 1974. He was a veteran of World War II.
Born March 18, 1910, in Hot Springs S.D., he was married to Loretta LeDoux on Sept, 21, 1949 in Reno, Nev.
Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Carol Myrick of Springfield; two sons, Boyd of St.Louis, Mo., and Thomas of California; a step-son, Norman Le-Doux of Toronto, Canada, and two grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held Thursday at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Buell Chapel of Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

It's noted that Lloyd was a printer at Register-Guard from 1962 and not 1966 as given in the obituary, and his son is Lloyd and not Boyd.

Lloyd is buried at Plot: O 0 940 at Willamette National Cemetery Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon for military veterans. He is identified quite rightly as a US Army, SGT

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

Sources for Lloyd Carroll KNIBBS:

  1. Rumney Web Pages/Theodore Metcalf Book,
  2. Personal Contact with Carolyn Knibbs,
  3. http://findagrave.com, http://findagrave.com gave location 
  4. National Gravesite Locator,
  5. Marriage Certificate,
  6. Biography of George Thomas Olds,

Notes for Marcia WRIGHT:

Also known as: Viola Wright

From the Jasper Herald Newspaper Archives, July 19, 1957:
Mrs. Marcia Knibbs and son Thomas, who have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Orlan Lett, left yesterday for their home in Los Angeles.

Sources for Marcia WRIGHT:

  1. Personal Contact with Christine Cox,
  2. US Social Security Death Index,
  3. Family Search - California Death Index, 1940-1997,