George Garold KNIBBS, son of George Lewis KNIBBS and Lois J PYLE , was born 04 October 1927 in Ottawa, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA. He married Helen June KINSEY 22 July 1961 in Goodfarm Township, Grundy County, Illinois, USA. He died 11 December 1997 in Verona, Grundy County, Illinois, USA. Helen June KINSEY was born 22 June 1933 in North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA. She died 16 March 2013 in Dwight, Livingston County, Illinois, USA.

Children of George Garold KNIBBS and Helen June KINSEY are:
1. John Garold KNIBBS, b. Private See John Garold KNIBBS & Sheila M OLSON
2. Robert George KNIBBS, b. Private See Robert George KNIBBS & Heather E HOCKING OR Robert George KNIBBS & Carol Jo JOHNSON

Other Marriages/Unions for George Garold KNIBBS:
See George Garold KNIBBS & Janet BARGER

Other Marriages/Unions for Helen June KINSEY:
See ? & Helen June KINSEY

Notes for George Garold KNIBBS:

He went by the preferred name of Garrold.

Garrold aged about 49 years. (click to enlarge)

From THE EARLVILLE LEADER, June 25th, 1936:
Rumney Family Gathered Southeast of Leland; 126 Attend.
The annual family reunion of the .descendants of James Runmey was held at the Andrew Rumney home southeast in Leland Sunday. The Rumneys are well and favorably known, having established their first home near Leland in 1853. James Rumny and family left their home in West Kent, England on April 19, 1850, leaving London from the St. Catherine docks going down the Thames river about 20 miles to Graves, England, and on Monday, April 22, started for America, going through the English channel. For three weeks they never sighted a vessel. They arrived In New York .Saturday, May 28, taking five weeks to cross the ocean. The following Monday they took a steamboat up the Hudson river to Albany, from there taking a canal boat to Buffalo. This trip took them 18 days. At this point a man was hired with a team to take them to Niagara Falls, arriving there about July 1, 1860. They resided thre until the summer of 1883 when they came to Illinois and purchased 80 acres of land in Adams township, six miles southeast of Leland. This was the 14th reunion. There were 126 relatives and two visitors present. The oldest member .of the family attending was Mrs. Celia Brayton of Aurora; the youngest member was Anna Louise, the four month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Lee, of Mazon. Among the guests were Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Finch, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Sutton and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Motter and family, Fred Finch, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Knibbs and sons, Mr. and Mrs. John Finch and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Ward, Mrs. Louise Ward, Mrs. Howard Finch, Mr. and Mrs. George Finch and sons, of Verona.

NOTE: the Mr. and Mrs. George Knibbs and sons who attended were George Garold Knibbs, his wife Helen June (nee Kinsey) and sons John Garold and Robert George Knibbs. They also attended a similar reunion in 1932.

In 1992, Garrold can be seen living at Verona, IL, USA.

Garrold is buried at Ward Cemetery, Verona, Grundy County, Illinois, USA.

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

Sources for George Garold KNIBBS:

  1. Rumney Web Pages/Theodore Metcalf Book,
  2. US Social Security Death Index, US Social Security Death Index gave date 
  3. Personal Contact with Gordon Charles Knibbs family from Durango, CO.,
  4. US National Obituary Archive,
  5. Personal Contact with Kandyce Cromwell,
  6. Newspaper Article,

Notes for Helen June KINSEY:

Also known as: Helen Kindsey
  • Birth: 22 June 1933 in North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA.
  • Death: 16 March 2013 in Dwight, Livingston County, Illinois, USA.
  • Burial: 20 March 2013  Grundy County, Illinois, USA 

We first see Helen's parents in 1920 living at Civil District 7, Shelby, Tennessee:
Robert J KinseyHeadM28Tennessee
Eula KinseyWifeF24Arkansas
Robert E KinseySonM2Tennessee
Alford R KinseySonM0Tennessee

In 1930, they were living at North Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas:
Bob J KinseyHeadM38Tennessee
Eula KinseyWifeF33Arkansas
Robert KinseySonM13Tennessee
Ray KinseySonM10Tennessee
Mason KinseySonM9Tennessee
Adolph KinseySonM4Arkansas
Dorthy R KinseyDaughterF2Arkansas

We see Helen in 1940, aged 6, living with her family at Ward 4, North Little Rock, Hill Township, Pulaski, Arkansas:
B J Kinsey Head Mar 48 Machinist Pacific Railroad Tennessee
Eula Kinsey Wife Mar 44 Arkansas
Mason Kinsey Son 19 UnM Labourer Retail Florist Arkansas
Dorothy Kinsey Daur 11 Arkansas
Helen June Kinsey Daur 6 Arkansas

From the Morris Daily Herald, December 07, 1965:
Officers Installed In Verona Chapter O.E.S. VERONA — Installation of officers in Verona Chapter, O.E.S., was held Saturday night with Mrs. Leonard Gilmoure and John Struthers as hosts. Mrs. T. O. Starks served as installing officer; Mrs. Maurice Burkhart as chaplain; Mrs. John Struthers, organist; Mrs. Robert Warwick marshal Kandyce and Karen Knibbs and Debbie Lindsey, granddaughters of Mrs. George Knibbs, were vocalists and Vincent Donna was color bearer. Escorts were T. O. Starks, Maurice Burkhart and Robert Warwick. Mrs. George Knibbs was installed as worthy matron and John Struthers as worthy patron; Mrs. John Struthers as associate matron and Maurice Burkhart as associate patron. Others installed into offices included Mrs. Leonard Gilmoure, Mrs. Harold Punke; Mrs. T. O. Starks, Mrs. Maurice Burkhart, Mrs. Nelson Beal, Mrs. Dean Starks, Mrs. Robert Wooden, Mrs. Vincent Donna, Mrs. Darryl Starks, Mrs. Dan Beal, Vincent Donna and Robert Warwick. Talks were given by guests. Mrs. Knibbs and Struthers were : escorted to the altar where they signed the Bible. Jewels were presented to Mrs. Burkhart and Struthers. Mrs. Maurice Burkhart was invited into membership in the Past Matrons Club by Mrs. Harold Punke. Kandyce Knibbs closed the program singing the Lord’s Prayer and the Rev. Robert Brandstatter gave prayer.


From the Morris Daily Herald, Tuesday, March 19, 2013:
Helen J. Knibbs
VERONA, Ill. — Mrs. Garold ( Helen J.) Knibbs, 79, of rural Verona, Ill., passed away peacefully with her loving family by her bedside Saturday afternoon, March 16, 2013, in Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Dwight, Ill.

Born June 22, 1933, in North Little Rock, Ark., she was the daughter of Bob Joe and Eula Mae Harding Kinsey. She received her education in the schools in North Little Rock.

Helen married Garold Knibbs on July 22, 1961, in the E U B Church on Illinois 47 in Goodfarm Township, Grundy County, Ill.

She was a very active member of the Verona United Methodist Church. Every Sunday, she could be found playing the church organ for services. She also taught the adult Sunday School class for many years and served as the vice president of the Verona United Methodist Women.

Helen enjoyed spending time visiting with her many friends and family. She really treasured the time she was able to spend as a grandma with her 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Surviving are her five loving children, Kandy and her husband, Tom Cromwell, of Mazon, Ill., Karen Mount of rural Verona, Deborah and her husband,William Okopski, of Naperville, Ill., John and his wife, Shelia Knibbs, of Starks City, Mo., and Bob and his wife, Carol Knibbs of rural Verona; 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Ruth Male, of Henry, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, on Dec, 11, 1997; and four brothers.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at U. C. Davis & Sons Funeral Home Ltd., 301 W. Washington St., Morris, IL. Private funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, with the Rev. Jill Bunker officiating. Interment will follow in Ward Cemetery.

Preferred form of remembrance would be memorial gifts in Helen’s memory directed to the Verona United Methodist Church or M-V-K Ambulance Service.

The Grundy County GenWeb Site shows a picture of Helen's headstone at Ward Cemetery.

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

Sources for Helen June KINSEY:

  1. Rumney Web Pages/Theodore Metcalf Book,
  2., Lynn F Johnson 
  3. Obituary,