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PVT: FRANK D. NOBLE of the 39th Wisconsin Infantry of Company D. Civil War Veteran of Monterey County.

Frank D. Noble was born in Estimated 1844 in Wisconsin. During the Civil War, he enlisted into Company D of the 39th Wisconsin on May 18, 1864 and was mustered out in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 22, 1864. His wife’s name was Fannie M. Noble. Not much is known about this man. He is mentioned numerous times in GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) patriotic events, and holidays and the orders Encampments. He was a member of the Lucius Fairchild GAR Post #179, based out of Pacific Grove, California. He later moved to Long Beach, California, whether he transferred to another GAR post is not known at this time. Frank D. Noble died on May 14, 1923 at his home in Long Beach, California. His body was transported by railway, and his internment was made at El Carmelo Cemetery in Pacific Grove, California.

The Following transcription is an obituary from the “Monterey Peninsula Daily Herald” issue May 15, 1923.

NOBLE, FRANK D (1844-1923) Pacific Grove, El Carmelo Cemetery 
(Monterey peninsula Daily Herald May 15, 1923) 
FD Noble Dies in Southland City FD Noble, formerly of Pacific Grove, passed away at noon yesterday at his home in Long Beach. He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.

The deceased leaves his wife and one daughter, Mrs. W.T. Moore of Pacific Grove. Mr. and Mrs. Moore were called to Long Beach a few days ago and were present at the time of Mr. Noble’s death.

The funeral services will be held in Pacific Grove, probably on Friday of this week.

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Compiled and Submitted: by Tim P. Reese, PCC  
Camp Abe Lincoln #10 based out of Santa Cruz, Ca  
Dept. of Calif. and Pacific  
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War  
Sep 2009