Posted By: Lyn Lysne
Date: 10/12/2013 at 20:44:21
HENRY NOBLE was born January 26, 1852, at Garnadilla (sic - Garnavillo), Iowa, and there grew to maturity on a farm. During his boyhood and youth he attended the public schools of his neighborhood, and until his twenty-fifth year remained under the parental roof, assisting his father in running the home place and contributing his full share to the support of the family.
In 1877 Mr. Noble severed home ties and engaged with the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad as fireman, the duties of which position he discharged until 1879, when he was promoted engineer, with headquarters in the town of McGregor.
In 1883 he was transferred to Mitchell, South Dakota, and after remaining ten years at that place, removed to Aberdeen, where he has since resided, being on the run between two points. Mr. Noble’s run is one of the most important on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul system in the west and his responsibilities are therefore very great. During his long period of service he has rarely been absent from duty, and his efficiency and faithful service have been such as to gain the unbounded confidence of his superiors.
Fraternally Mr. Noble is a Knight Templar and a thirty-second-degree Scottish-rite Mason, being one of the leading members of the order in the city of his residence and honored at different times with important official station. He is also an influential factor in the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and as a citizen enjoys in a marked degree the confidence and esteem of the community. Blessed with a strong physique and endowed with an ardent nature, he is exceedingly fond of field sports and out-of-door amusements and during his vacations finds his greatest enjoyment with the rod and gum.
In 1872, while residing in his native state of Iowa, Mr. Noble was united in marriage with Miss Phila Pickett, a union which has been blessed with two children: Lila, a teacher in the public schools, and a son by the name of Field.
“History of South Dakota, Together with Personal Mention of Citizens of South Dakota”, by Doane Robinson, Vol 2, 1904, pgs 1267-1268
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