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Alexander Noble
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Birth: Nov. 29, 1829
Death: Sep. 29, 1905
Wisconsin, USA

ossw Emily A. Noble

The following bio was supplied by FindAGrave member Dave Smith (#48072695)

>>Alexander Noble (1829 - 1905) was one of Fish Creek's founding fathers who moved
from his native Scotland to Chambers Island in 1856 . He built the first
sawmill and turned the island into a busy lumber camp. In 1862 he moved to Fish
Creek to raise his family and became at various times blacksmith, postmaster,
farmer, town chairman and county board member.

To be the village blacksmith was of no small importance in a life style
dependent on horses and buggies and hand-forged tools for building houses and
keeping sawmills and fishing boats in operation. Noble probably made his own
tools and nails to erect his ten room home on the prominent corner on Fish
Creek's Main Street; the land grant signed by Abraham Lincoln. He also filed
on 300 acres of land east of the village, raising peas and other crops and kept
horses and cows.

Alexander Noble raised seven children; three with his wife, Emily Vaughn Noble,
and after her death in 1872, four with Maria Campbell Noble who lived some 30
years after Alexander's death. He was active in the Democratic Party and his
deep interest in education led to a gift to the town of property for a grade
school built where the Community Center now stands.

All homes constructed before his were log homes. The Noble house was the first
to be made of lathe and plaster. Completed in 1875, his dwelling is the oldest
remaining residence in the village.<< 
Family links: 
  Emily A. Vaughn Noble (1831 - 1873)*
  Maria Campbell Noble (1845 - 1932)*
*Calculated relationship
Ephraim Moravian Cemetery
Door County
Wisconsin, USA
Created by: CryptoGram
Record added: Dec 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45034418
Alexander Noble
Added by: Dave Smith
Alexander Noble
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Alexander Noble
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