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 Lareta OLDS 21 November 1949 in Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA. He died 05 September 1977 in Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA. Lareta OLDS was born 25 September 1923 in St George, Washington County, Utah, USA. She died 13 February 1995 in Perris, Riverside County, California, USA.

Children of Lloyd Carroll KNIBBS and Lareta OLDS are:
1. Lailah Carolyn KNIBBS, b. Private See Jerry Arthur MYRICK & Lailah Carolyn KNIBBS
2. Lloyd Mitchell KNIBBS, b. 26 December 1954 See Lloyd Mitchell KNIBBS & Dara Beatrice WESTOVER

Other Marriages/Unions for Lloyd Carroll KNIBBS:
See Lloyd Carroll KNIBBS & Helen Gertrude CAMPBELL OR Lloyd Carroll KNIBBS & Marcia WRIGHT

Other Marriages/Unions for Lareta OLDS:
See Norman Roland LEDOUX & 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 Lareta OLDS:

Also known as: Reta

Reta was the daughter of George Thomas Olds and his wife Traca (Miles) Olds who married on 10 Dec 1913. George Thomas Olds was the fourth child of Thomas and Eliza Jane (Hunt) Olds. He was born 12 August 1889 at Lyman, Wayne County, Utah and died 30 Jan 1972. died 25 July 1957.
Traca Miles was born 1 March 1892 in St. George, to Adolphus and Myrza Jane Alexander Whitehead. She died died 25 July 1957.

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

Reta's grandfather, Thomas Olds, was born on 28 Dec 1854 at Newland, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.

See the OLDS Family History web pages.

Click onto 'Genealogy' and then 'Thomas Oulds and Eliza Jane Hunt'. Reta is descended from their son George Thomas. The Ould Family web site takes the family back to the mid-1550's in Cornwall, England.

Reta had the following siblings:
Myrza Jane, 21 Oct. 1914
Ester, 8 August 1919
George Richard
Maurine, 29 August 1926
Joan (pronounced "Jo Anne"), 30 September 1934

Myzra was tragically killed by a truck on 17 July 1925

In 1920, Lareta's parents were living at Washington, Utah:
George T Olds Head Mar 30 Utah
Traca Olds Wife Mar 27 Utah
Myrza J Olds Daur 5 Utah
Wilma Olds Daur 8y8m Utah
Esher Olds Daur 4m Utah

The 12930 shows the family at St George, Washington, Utah:
George T Olds Head Mar 40 Utah
???? Olds Wife Mar 38 Utah
Welma Olds Daur 12 Utah
Ester Olds Daur 10 Utah
G Richard Olds Son 8 Utah
Retea Olds Daur 6 Utah
Moresia Olds Daur 3 Utah
Emil Olds Daur 0 Utah

In 1940 we see Lareta's family living at St. George, St. George Election Precinct, Washington, Utah:
George J Olds Head Mar 49 Farm Labourer Utah
Traca Olds Wife Mar 48 Utah
George R Olds Son UnM 18
Lareta Olds Daur 16 UnM Utah
Maurine Olds Daur 13 Utah
Lucile Olds Daur 10 Utah
Joan Olds Daur 6 Utah

The Ould Family Histories
web site contains details of Reta's marriage to Norman LeDoux, and her marriage to Lloyd Knibbs within the biography of her father George Thomas Olds. It's full of very interesting facts about the entire family.

See the Washington County, Utah Genealogy and History web site..

At the above site, go to the alphabetic section for "O" for Olds. This shows the same George Thomas Olds biography as mentioned above. It also includes biographies of several of Reta's uncles including Levi Emanual Olds, Arthur Herbert Olds, Carl Theodore Olds, Charles Andrew Olds, Dewey Glenn Olds, Melvin James Olds and William Albert Olds.

Whilst at the above site, also under the "O" section, take a look at 'Summer Frolics' and 'The Spelling Bee' both of which refer to Reta's uncle Charles Andrew Olds.

Sources for Lareta OLDS:

  1. Rumney Web Pages/Theodore Metcalf Book,
  2. Personal Contact with Carolyn Knibbs,