Frederick Howe KNIBBS, son of Isaac Frederick KNIBBS and Ada Down HOWE , was born 16 August 1904 in Fredonia, Chautauqua County, New York, USA. He married Florence Mary KANE 27 January 1927 in Warren, Warren County, Pennsylvania, USA. He died 24 October 1969 in Crown Point, Lake County, Indiana, USA. Florence Mary KANE was born 14 October 1905 in New York, USA. She died 23 September 1971 in Crown Point, Lake County, Indiana, USA.

Children of Frederick Howe KNIBBS and Florence Mary KANE are:
1. Audrey KNIBBS, b. Private
2. Beverly Anne KNIBBS, b. 24 February 1930 See Harold Eugene HILL & Beverly Anne KNIBBS
3. John David KNIBBS, b. 24 April 1934 See John David KNIBBS & Barbara ZIZKOVSKY
4. Mary Kathleen KNIBBS, b. 15 November 1945
5. Infant KNIBBS, b. 15 December 1928

Marriage Notes for Frederick Howe KNIBBS\Florence Mary KANE:

From the Salamanca Republican Press, 1 February, 1927:
QUAKER BRIDGE GIRL BECOMES BRIDE OF WARREN, PA., MAN Miss Florence Mary Kane, daughter of Mrs. Mary Kane of Quaker Bridge and F. H. Knibbs, son of Mr and Mrs. I. F. Knibbs of Warren, Pa., were united in marriage at St. Joseph's rectory at Warren, Pa., Thursday afternoon. Father Bauer officiated. The attendants were Miss Mable Henrietta Lindquist and Johnn E. McLaughlin, both of Warren. The bride is a graduate of the Warical.General Hospital training school for nurses, class of 1926, and has been engaged in private duty for some time. Mr. Knibbs is an employe at Struthers-Wells, Inc., at Warren. After a short wedding trip they will be at home at 13 Connecticut avenue, Warren.

Notes for Frederick Howe KNIBBS:

Frederick is known to have spent most of his adult life living Pennsylvania, USA.

From the Warren Morning Mirror, August 09, 1927:
Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Knibbs motored to Niagara Falls Saturday evening and had the pleasure of viewing the Falls at night. They returned Sunday evening.


In 1930, we see Frederick living at Warren, Warren, Pennsylvania:
Fred H Knibbs Head Mar 25 New York
Florence M Knibbs Wife Mar 24 New York
Beverly N Knibbs Daur 0 Pennsylvania
Mary Kane Mother-in-Law 58 New York

In 1934, the Warren Directory shows Fred Knibbs and his wife Florence M, giving his trade as Welder.

In 1940, he was living at Ward 3, Mt. Vernon, Mt. Vernon Township, Jefferson, Illinois:
Fred H Knibbs Head Mar 35 Boiler Foreman New York
Florence Knibbs Wife Mar 34 New York
Anne Knibbs Daur 10 Pennsylvania
David Knibbs Son 5 Pennsylvania

From the Mt Vernon Register News, October 25, 1969:
Fred Knibbs, 65 Former Resident, Dies In Indiana Fred Knibbs, 65, of Crown Point, Ind., a former Mt. Vernon resident, died at 4:20 a.m. Friday in that city. He was a former superintendent of the J. P. Devina Company of Mt. niinois Weather Vernon and at the time of his" death was superintendent of the National Annealing Box Company of Warren, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the St. Mary's Catholic church in Crown Point, Ind, Burial will be Tuesday in Warren, Pa. The body will lie in state at the Geisen Funeral Home in Crown Point, where friends may call at any time. Survivors include his wife, Ftorence of Crown Point, Ind., one son, David Knibbs of Crown Point, Ind. one daughter, Mrs. Harold Hill of Gary, Ind., and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Kathleen.

Sources for Frederick Howe KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with Pamela Hill Sertich,
  2. 1920 US Federal Census, gave New York 
  3. US Social Security Death Index, has him as Fred 
  4. 1920 Census for Washington DC,
  5. Newspaper Article,
  6. Warren Directory for 1934,

Notes for Florence Mary KANE:

Florence spelled her surname as 'Kane' but she had a sister who spelled it 'Caine'.

From the Warren General Hospital, Annual Report, Year Ending 31 May 1927:
Floor Supervisors: Mildred Linguist, R.N., Florence Knibbs (Mrs) R.N.

List of Graduates: 1926 - Florence Kane, (Mrs. Fred H. Knibbs) Supervisor, Warren General Hospital.

From the Warren Times Mirror and Observer, September 27, 1971:
KNIBBS Mrs Florence Kane Knibbs, 65. of 250 ManmarCourt. Crown Point. Ind . died at 2p.m Thursday, Sept. 23, ..................Knibbs on Oct 24, 1969 and a daughter Mary Kathleen Knibbs Survivors include one son, David Knibbs of Crown Point.

Sources for Florence Mary KANE:

  1. Personal Contact with Pamela Hill Sertich,
  2. US Social Security Death Index,
  3. 1930 US Federal Census,
  4. Newspaper Article,

Notes for Audrey KNIBBS:

Notes for Mary Kathleen KNIBBS:

Also known as: Cathy

Uniontown Morning Herald Newspaper Archives, April 20, 1965:
Girl Killed In Smashup WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. (AP) Western Pennsylvania girl was killed and another person injured in a one-car accident about two miles south of here on Monday. The Ohio County sheriff's office said Catherine Knibbs. 19, of Washington, Pa., was fatally injured in the accident on W.Va. 88. Miss Knibbs, a passenger in a car driven by Gary Armstrong, 20, also of Washington, was a student at California State College. Armstrong was hospitatized in serious condition with a fractured skull and lacerations.


From the Mount Vernon Register News, April 20, 1965:
Ex-Mt. V. Girl Dies In Crash Miss Cathy Knibbs. 19. a former resident of Mt. Vernon, was killed in an automobile accident last night near Washington, Pa. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Knibbs, former residents of this city. At one time Mr. Knibbs was the general shop foreman at the J. P. Devine Co. here. The family now resides at Wasliington, Pa.


From the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 21 April 1965:
A one-car accident about two miles south of here yesterday fatally injured Catherine Knibbs, 19, of Washington, Pa. Miss Knibbs, a student at California State College, was a passenger in a car driven by Gary Armstrong, 20, also of Washington, Pa. Armstrong suffered serious head injuries. Police said the driver lost control while trying to pass another car on W. Va. 88.

When Mary (Kathy) died, her father Frederick Knibbs bought books in her name at the local library. Mary's neice Pamela Hall told me that she remembers as a child of about 11 years, her grandfather taking her to the library and telling her that the books were written by a relative with the same Knibbs surname. Pamela believes the books were poetry, so almost certainly, these were books written by Henry Herbert Knibbs, the famous cowboy poet.

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

Sources for Mary Kathleen KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with Pamela Hill Sertich,
  2. Death Certificate,

Notes for Infant KNIBBS:

From the Republican Press, 20 December, 1938:
Word was received here of the birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Fred. Knibbs at Warren Saturday morning. The infant only lived a short time. The body was brought to Randolph for burial Monday. Mrs. Knibbs formerly was Miss Florence Cain of this place.