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Nobles, Ella 1856-1938


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Date: 9/27/2017 at 02:27:54

Ackley World Journal, Ackley, Iowa, Thurs., Dec 29, 1938, p.1
Mrs. W. S. Nobles (Clock) Pioneer of Franklin Died at Geneva
Mrs. W. S. Nobles, 82, pioneer resident of Franklin county, died Sunday at her home here of pleurisy and pneumonia. She had been ill a week. As Ella Clock, she was born July 21, 1856, at Warren, Ill. She was married to W. S. Nobles Sept 25, 1877. The couple resided on a farm west of Geneva for a short time before they moved to town, and they had lived in the same house for 50 years. Mrs. Nobles was one of the original members of the Methodist Episcopal Ladies Aid society and was chaplain at the time of her death. She was a sister of the late Capt. E. Clock, for many years a leader in the community life of Geneva, where he conducted a general store for a half-century of time a stalwart republican. Surviving are her husband and three daughters, Mrs. Sherwood Clock, Hampton; Mrs. Howard Richards and Mrs. Harvey Richards, both of Geneva, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Methodist Episcopal church.


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