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George W Noland


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/27/2010 at 17:47:46

George W Noland who owns a valuable farm of 160 acres in Cass township, was born in that township on section 27, August 4, 1852, and is now the oldest living native son of his township. He is a son of William and Rachel (Bennett) Noland, the father born in Pike county, Ohio, February 29, 1822 and the mother in Highland county, Ohio March 13, 1823. They came to Iowa I 1850, the family making the trip by boat to Keokuk and thence over land to Cass township where Mr Noland located on section 27. There he followed farming and stock raising. He was the first justice of the peace of Cass township and performed the first marriage ceremony n that part of Boone county. In 1865 he became a member of the Thirteenth Iowa Regiment and died in the service at Newbern, North Carolina. His wife died in Cass township, June 20, 1886. Their marriage took place in Ohio, September 2, 1842, and in their family were ten children: Mrs Elizabeth Jane Dickerson born July 2, 1843, Mary deceased, born January 6, 1845, Albert C who was born November 16, 1846, and who died at Huntsville, Alabama, as a member of Company D, Thirteenth Iowa Volunteer Infantry, John W born April 25, 1848, of California, James M born October 26, 1850, a prominent agriculturist , mayor of Woodward and president of the board of education. George W of this review, Mrs Margaret Ellen Newell born January 26, 1856, of Woodward, F S born October 3, 1859, of Modesto, California, Joshua born Jul 31, 1861 of Alberta, Canada, and Nathaniel born July 28, 1864 of the same city.
George W Noland attended the early schools of Cass township including the Eversole school. He subsequently followed faring and stock raising and has so continued to the present time. He owns a valuable farm of 160 acres, all of which is under high cultivation. His buildings are substantial and modernly appointed, and his home is conveniently arranged and well equipped. He has been successful because he has always been industrious and energetic, carrying out the plans which he has made.
On November 2, 1876, Mr Noland was married in Cass township to Miss Sarah J Carrel, who was born in Marcy township, May 6, 1856, and grew to womanhood in this county, of which she has always remained a resident. Her parents were John and Amada (Lamb) Carrel, the former born near Bowling Green, Clay county, Indiana, December 4, 1833, and the latter in Ohio, November 17, 1834. His parents came to Iowa in 182, first settling in Jefferson county, but in 1843, removed to Wapello county and in 1848 came to Boone county, making their home in Douglas township. The father died in Madrid, Iowa May 17, 1908, and the mother in Cass township. In their family were nine children. William born March 29, 1853 a resident of Missouri, Mrs Mary Kirk born October 24, 1854 of Kansas, Sarah J the wife of our subject, George who was born November 17, 1858, a resident of Woodward, David born November 26, 1860 of Missouri, Albert and Mrs Alice Davidson, twins, born April 18, 1865, the former residing in Fort Dodge and the latter in Des Moines, Mrs Minnie Lucas born January 21, 1871 who died in Madrid, Iowa, June 16, 1906, and one who died in infancy. All these children were born and reared in Boone county, in Marcy, Peoples and Cass townships respectively. To Mr and Mrs Noland were born six children: Mrs Della M Swisher whose birth occurred October 27, 1877, and who resides in Cass township, William E born may 22, 1879, of Iowa, Scott E born February 10, 1882, of Madrid, this state, Harry born April 22, 1885 who died July 17, 1891, Ray W who was born September 17, 1887, a resident of Winona, Minnesota, and Clifford C born August 24, 1893 of Cass township.
Politically Mr Noland is an adherent of the republican party and is true to its standards. Both he and his wife are members of the Liberty Methodist Episcopal church of Cass township. They are highly respected and esteemed, having many friends in Boone county, to the development of which both have contributed along various lines.

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