I was reading up on my Noble ancestry and learned a bit more about my third great-grandfather, William Driskill Noble.
BIRTH: 24 January 1827; Clermont County, Ohio, USA DEATH: 18 May 1908 (aged 81); Elwood, Madison County, Indiana, USA BURIAL: Elwood Cemetery; Elwood, Madison County, Indiana, USA
From William Noble’s obituary:
Aged Resident Held in High Regard, Ended Life This Morning.
William Noble, one of Elwood’s pioneer residents, died this morning at his home at 2113 North A street at 6 o’clock, after a brief illness. Pneumonia was given as the cause of death.
Mr. Noble was born in 1827, was married in 1849, and is survived by the widow and five children, four sons and one daughter. He has been a highly respected citizen of Elwood for a number of years and a more extended obituary will be furnished later.
He was a member of Company D, on the One Hundredth and Thirtieth regiment and was also a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The latter order will have charge of the funeral, the Rev. Hammer Ellis conducting the services at the M.E. church Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock. The burial will be in the city cemetery. (Elwood Call Leader, May 18, 1908.)
William Noble was born in Ohio, and an Anderson, Indiana, farmer when he enlisted as a private on October 26, 1863, in Company B, 130th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He spent 26 months in the army and was discharged as a corporal on December 2, 1865.