Nicholas E READING was born 08 March 1894 in Pomfret, Chautauqua County, New York, USA. He married Alice Mary KNIBBS 12 April 1917 in Fredonia, Chautauqua County, New York, USA. He died 1977 in Oakfield, Warren County, Pennsylvania, USA. Alice Mary KNIBBS, daughter of Isaac Frederick KNIBBS and Ada Down HOWE , was born 17 September 1894 in New York, USA. She died May 1980 in Oakfield, Warren County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Children of Nicholas E READING and Alice Mary KNIBBS are:
1. Edward Kent READING, b. 27 July 1918

Marriage Notes for Nicholas E READING\Alice Mary KNIBBS:

From the Fredonia Censor, Wednesday April 18th, 1917.
Nicholas E. Reading and Miss Alice Mae Knibbs both of Fredonia, were united in marriage Thursday evening at the Methodist parsonage, by Rev. R. M. Conway, D. D. Mr Reading is connected with the mechanical department of the Overland Garage. Miss Knibbs, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac F Knibbs, 56 Cleveland avenue, and has been serving as operator of the D. & F. Telephone Co., at this place. Their many friends extend them good wishes for a happy wedded life; they will make their home at 64 Cleveland avenue.

Notes for Nicholas E READING:

Also known as: Nick

See Nicholas''s Military Attestation Papers for WWI


In 1920, Nicholas and Alice were living at :
Nicholas Reading Head Mar 25 New York
Alice Reading Wife Mar 25 New York
Edward Kent Reading Son 1 New York

In1930, the family had moved to live at Warren, Warren, Pennsylvania:
Nicklas E Reading Head Mar 36 New York
Alice M Reading Wife Mar 35 New York
Edward K Reading Son 11 New York

In 1940, we see Nicholas living at Warren, Pennsylvania:
Nicholas E Reading Head Mar 46 New York Service Manager
Alice K Reading Wife Mar 45 New York
Isaac F Knibbs Father-in-Law Mar 72 New York
Ada D Knibbs Mother-in-Law 66 Canadian English
Frank Dobyns Boarder 43

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

Sources for Nicholas E READING:

  1. Personal Contact with Pamela Hill Sertich,
  2. 1940 US Federal Census,
  3. Military Registration Card, gave DOB 

Notes for Alice Mary KNIBBS:

Alice's age is an estimate based on family information.

We know there was a son named Kent as the Fredonia Censor reported on Friday April 22nd, 1938, that Alice and her husband Nick were visiting Minnie Reading at Laona, NY., along with Alice's brother, Fred Knibbs and his wife from Warren, Pa..

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

Sources for Alice Mary KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with Pamela Hill Sertich,
  2. 1900 US Federal Census,
  3. US Social Security Death Index, gave date of month for birth 

Notes for Edward Kent READING:

Also known as: Butch

We know from an article in the Fredonia Censor on 8 Dec, 1839, that Kent was married to a young lady named Virginia E. Cole on Saturday December 2nd 1939 at the Grace Methodist church in Warren, Pa.
Miss Virginia E. Cole and E. Kent Reading were united in marriage Saturday morning at 10 o'clock.
The ceremony was performed by Dr. J. H. Clemens in the Eaton room of the Grace Methodist church in Warren, Pa. Attending trhe couple were Mrs. J. Hammerbeck, sister of the bride, and Eugene Hedges.
Out of town guests included Mrs. Jacob Reading, Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Cruse, Fredonia, NY.; Mrs. Jack Erney, York, Pa.; Miss Marjorie McGhee, Philadelpohia, Pa., William Walker, State College, Pa.
Miss Cole is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.Ray Cole, former residents of Fredonia. Mr Reading is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas E. Reading of Warren, Pa., also former residents of Fredonia.

Note: Virginia's middle name is Emily.

In 1940, we see Edward living at Warren, Pennsylvania with his wife, just a few doors from his parents' house:
Kent E Reading Head Mar 21 New York Labourer Metal Factory
Virginia E Reading Wife 20 New York

From The Batavian, Online News, December 24, 2012.
Edward Kent "Butch" Reading, 94, formerly of Oakfield, NY, passed away on December 21, 2012 in Virginia Beach, VA. The only child of Nicholas and Alice (Knibbs) Reading, Butch was born July 27,1918 in Fredonia, NY. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years Virginia (Cole) Reading who died in 1995.
He is survived by sons David (Ann) of Estero, FL and Thomas (Marianne) of Virginia Beach, VA, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He is also survived by his close companion in later life, Jeannette Morley of Batavia, NY.
Butch graduated from Warren, PA High School where he lettered in football, baseball and basketball. He attended Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the Fourth Army Air Force.
He worked for 37 years for Graham Corp in Batavia, NY and retired in 1980 as Senior Vice President of that manufacturing company. He was formerly an Elder of the Oakfield Presbyterian Church, was a member of American Legion Post 332 in Batavia, was on the Board of the Batavia YMCA, was an elected member of the Oakfield-Alabama Central School Board and served as President of the Batavia United Fund. Butch was a charter member of both the Oakfield Lions Club and the Genesee County Area Prayer Breakfast Committee.
Butch enjoyed fishing for muscle from his cottage on Chautauqua Lake and for walleyed pike in Canada. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed following the Buffalo Bills and Sabres. He was an accomplished woodworker who was most content when working in his cellar or garage using his lathes and saws. There will be no viewing hours. Services will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, January 2nd at the Oakfield Community Bible Church,80 Main St., Oakfield, NY. Burial will be on January 3rd in Oakland Cemetery, Warren, PA. Memorial donations may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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

Sources for Edward Kent READING:

  1. Obituary,