Harrison Noble, proprietor of the mercantile store now operated by Wilson, Foote & Noble, was born in Napoli, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., Aug. 7, 1829. His parents, Lorin and Fannie (Boardman) Noble, are natives of New York, where the former followed lumbering and farming until 1854, when he came to Iowa. He conducted a hotel in Delaware County a number of years, and is now engaged in farming in Clayton County. The subject of this memoir came to Iowa in June, 1852, and purchased land in Delaware County, where he was married to Rosanna Holt, on Dec. 29, 1858. She was born in Rutland County, O., and was a daughter of Aaron and Lucretia (Hubble) Holt. They have five children--Eddie L., born in the year 1859, is engaged in the dry-goods business at Edgewood; Elsie, born March 6, 1861, is teaching school here; Merril, born April 19, 1867; Nora, Feb. 7, 1869, and Jesse, Aug. 27, 1871. Mr. Noble in March, 1866, bought a store in Edgewood, and a farm in Lodomillo Township, the latter now comprising a portion of the town of Edgewood, in which he has always taken an active interest. It was principally through his efforts that the C.M. & St.P.R.R. was laid through the place, he giving them depot ground, and laying out Noble's addition to Edgewood. He was Postmaster here for nine and one-half years. He is a Mason, and is a member of Strawberry Point Lodge, No. 130. He owns several lots in this and Delaware Counties. In politics he is a Republican, and is one of our energetic business men.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 898
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney