Henry Milton CLOSE was born 31 August 1897 in Elk City, Montgomery County, Kansas, USA. He married Hilda Gladys KNIBBS 18 June 1919 in Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas, USA. He died 03 July 1993 in Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas, USA. Hilda Gladys KNIBBS, daughter of George James KNIBBS and Zara Elizabeth ADKINS , was born 15 May 1899 in Toronto, Greenwood County, Kansas, USA. She died 04 July 1990 in Iola, Allen County, Kansas, USA.

Children of Henry Milton CLOSE and Hilda Gladys KNIBBS are:
1. Kenneth DeWayne CLOSE, b. 30 September 1920 See Kenneth DeWayne CLOSE & Olga Ruth Coleman DAVIS

Marriage Notes for Henry Milton CLOSE\Hilda Gladys KNIBBS:

From the Wichita Eagle, June 15, 1969:
H. M. Closes
Yates Centre, Kan. - Mr. and Mrs. Henry Milton Close will observe their golden wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 until 5 p.m. June 22 in their home.
Henry Milton Close and Hilda Gladys Knibbs were married June 18, 1919, in Emporia, Kan.
Hosts for the reception will be their son Kenneth of Acworth, Ga., and his family. There are two grandchildren.

Notes for Henry Milton CLOSE:

Henry and Gladys appear in the 1920 census living at Woodson County:
Henry M Close, Woodson County, Kansas abt 1898
Gladys Close, Woodson County, Kansas abt 1900

We can see Henry and Hilda living at Woodson County, Kansas in 1930:
H Milton Close, Woodson, KS abt 1898
H Gladys Close, Woodson, KS abt 1900

In 1940 Henry and his family were living at Toronto Township, Woodson County, Kansas:
H M Close Head Mar 42 Travelling Salesman Kansas
Gladys Close Wife Mar 40 Kansas
Kenneth Close Son UnM 19 Travelling Salesman

The census shows that they were living at the same address on 1 Apr 1935.

Sources for Henry Milton CLOSE:

  1. Rumney Web Pages/Theodore Metcalf Book,
  2. Personal Contact with Ken Close Jr., USA, Personal contact with Ken Close, USA who gave the middle name of Milton 
  3. 1940 US Federal Census,

Notes for Hilda Gladys KNIBBS:

The above photograph shows Hilda Gladys Knibbs in 1912 aged about 13 years. She's holding her neice Violet Mae Knibbs who was born in March 1911. Violet was the youngest child of Hiilda's brother Clyde Ellsworth Knibbs and his wife Ida Mae Walker

Sources for Hilda Gladys KNIBBS:

  1. Rumney Web Pages/Theodore Metcalf Book,
  2. Personal Contact with Ken Close Jr., USA,
  3. US Social Security Death Index, US Social Security Death Index (date only)