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Noble, Reuben 'Reub' died 1899


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 5/26/2014 at 00:32:23

R.N. Douglass, of this city, was called to McGregor Tuesday to attend the funeral of his cousin, Reuben Noble, a son of the late Judge Noble, who died suddenly of apoplexy, at Grand Forks, N.D., on Saturday last. Mr. Noble, or "Reub," as we used to call him years ago, had been attending a grand conclave of Knights Templar at Fargo, and was returning to his home in Willow City, stopping off at Grand Forks on business for a day, and hwile there was taken ill and died. His remains were taken to McGregor for interment. Reub was 44 years of age, a native of the old town of Garnavillo, and, as we remember him, an upright man. The bereaved family have our sincere sympathy.

~The Graphic, Thursday, June 15, 1899 (Postville, IA)


Added by Joy Moore, 1/31/2018:

Source: Iowa Plain Dealer June 16, 1899, FP, C4

Rube Noble, son of Judge Noble, died from apoplexy at hotel Dacotah, Grand Forks, N. D. Saturday morn­ing, June 10. He had been receiver at the Devils Lake land office. Was a prominent politician, banker and law­yer. Well known in McGregor, and in Dakota as was his father in Iowa. The interment was at McGregor.


Added by Joy Moore, 9/28/2020:

Source: Decorah Republican June 22, 1899 P 4 C 1

Death of Reuben Noble, Jr.
Reuben Noble, aged about forty-three son of the late Judge Noble, died of apoplexy Thursday, June 8th, at Grand Forks, N. D., and the remains were brought home to McGregor for burial beside his father on the 13th. The burial service was by the Knights Templar. His mother, Mrs. H. C. Noble; sisters, Mrs. John and Mrs. Richard Day, of Rhinelander, Wis.; and his brothers Henry, of Aberdeen, and Virgil, of Bottineau, were there for the funeral.

Mr. Noble was a banker at Willow City, N. D., and was highly esteemed.

A copy of the Grand Forks 'Plaindealer' of the 12th inst., that comes to us we glean these further particu­lars:

From the appearance of the body after death it is thought that from the time of his being taken ill until the time of his death, about twenty minutes elapsed, ending in violent struggles and gasping for breath.

His death was a particularly sad one owing to the fact that but on the night previous he had bid his mother good­bye, who in company with his brother attended the festivities at Fargo with him. Fifteen minutes previous to the time of her son’s death in this city, she had left St. Paul for her home in Mc­Gregor, Iowa, and the awful news was not known to her until her arrival home.

Another peculiar incident to this death is that upon the examination of his watch, it was found that the minute hand pointed to sixteen minutes past eight, one minute after death occurred.

He was 43 years of age and one of the most prominent men in the state, popu­lar, and with an unusually large num­ber of friends. He had complained of his heart of late, and particularly on the night previous to his death, but was of the opinion that a good night’s rest was all that was needed.

Transcriber’s Note: Find a Grave shows he was born April 1, 1856 and is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery


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