|Birth: ||Feb. 5, 1934|
|Death: ||Jun. 1, 1953|
This community became grief-stricken Monday evening when it learned of the tragic accidental death of Gordon Noonan, 19 year old son of Mrs. and Mrs. John Noonan of Wolbach.
The accident occurred shortly after young Noonan had left the house after the noon meal. He had gone to the field to use the tractor and apparently only one turn of the field was made before it upset in a canyon, pinning him beneath.
When the youth did not turn up toward evening a search was begun about 6:30 pm. His body was found shortly after that by his father.(Funeral details)
Gordon Michael Noonan was born February 5, 1934, at Spalding, Nebraska. Most of his life was spent at home excepting for a year that was recently spent in California. He attended high school at Wolbach, graduating with the class of '51.
Surviving in addition to his parents, are six sisters, Mrs. Mary Craig, St. Paul; Rita Noonan and Mrs. Helen Zorn, San Francisco, California; Mrs. Millie Ashworth, Richmond, California; Mrs. Joan Ayer, San Diego, California; and Mrs. Bette Rogers, Sidney, four brothers, Jack Noonan, with the navy air force on Guam; Ned Noonan, Richmond, California; Donald Noonan, Camp Chaffee, Arkansas; and Gerard Noonan, Wolbach.
Two infant sisters preceded him in death.
Wolbach Messenger, June 4, 1953, page 1, Transcribed by Linda Berney
Gordon Michael Noonan was born February 5, 1934 at Grand Island, Nebraska. He attended Rural School at District 37 and 53. He attended four years of high school at Wolbach, where he graduated with the class of 1951.
He was active in football, basketball and track in high school where he received the nickname, "happy go lucky Irish." He received the "Babe Ruth Aware" while attending high school.
Upon graduation, Gordon went to California and Florida for a year and this February returned home. He was engaged in farming with his father.
Gordon died at the age of 19 years, 3 months and 26 days.
(Funeral details preceded the obituary)
Wolbach Messenger, June 11, 1953, page 1, Transcribed by Linda Berney
Created by: Tony & Cindy Lloyd
Record added: Sep 01, 2010
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