OBITUARIES


Oswego Daily Times, Sat., Oct. 13, 1906
Contributed by: Kathi from Syracuse

 George Goble

  To-day Oswego mourns one of her oldest and noblest citizens in the death of George Goble, for many years one of the best known shipbuilders on the Great Lakes and a man who has made Oswego famous in maritime
circles for almost seventy years. he was born in Kinsale, Ireland, August 1st, 1819, and came to this country in 1836; in 1837 he came to Oswego where he has since resided.  He has always been a shipbuilder and his drydock and shipyard are well known as the best on the lake.
 Mr. Goble built his first schooner in 1856, the  Titan.  From that time until 1891 when the big Government dredge Frontenac was launched he had built 34 large schooners, tugs and yachts. He built among others
the Alanson Sumner, the first big lake tug.
 The boats built by Mr. Goble at his shipyard are the Titan, W. Sanderson, Bermuda, W.I. Preston, George Goble, Thomas S. Mott, Senator Blood, James Platt, Montauk, Bahama, Knight Templar, tug F.D. Wheeler, Henry Fitzhugh, Oliver Branch, George C. Finney, Jamaica, Nevada, Florida, Guiding Star, John T. Mott, West Side, Madeira, tug Alanson Sumner, Nassau, Daniel Lyons, Atlanta, Sam Cook, M.J. Cummings, J. maria Scott, Leadville, tug Charley Ferris, steam yacht Aida, dredge Frontenac.
 He was active in Republican politics for a number of years and represented the First Ward in the Common Council from 1869 until 1877. He was a member of the building committee which constructed the City Hall. He watched the work of construction of it from the laying of the first stone to its completion and no word can ever be said about any crooked political business having a part in Oswego s finest public building.
 Mr. Goble was a man who believed in the brotherhood of man as is shown by his lifelong devotion to the fraternal organizations of which he was a member. He was a Mason of the 33d degree and had as many honors in that fraternity as any one man could desire. he was first a member of Oswego Lodge No. 127 F.& A.M. and later became a charter member of Frontier City Lodge 422 F. & A.M.  He was a member of the Masonic Relief Board and the Vice President of the Masonic Life Association.
 He was for 60 years an Odd Fellow having joined Oswegatchie Lodge No. 156, I.O.O.F. at its second meeting. he was the oldest continuous member of the Lodge.
 Mr. Goble was widely known for his charitable disposition as many of the poor of the city will cheerfully and lovingly testify. He was a charger member of the Hospital Association and always took a deep interest in the
welfare of the City Hospital. he was a devout Methodist and had been a trustee of the the First M.E. Church for over 40 years. he had kindly words for all and reproaches for none.
 He was a familiar and well loved figure on the streets and no later than last Tuesday was down town as usual to get the papers and chat with his friends. On Wednesday he was taken with a chill which later developed into pneumonia. He passed peacefully away Sunday morning.
 He is survived by four sons, George W., Nicholas C., Joseph H. and Thomas C. and two daughters, Mrs. Henry Post and Mrs. John H. Quirk of this city, fourteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
 The funeral services will be held at house, 2 o clock, Wednesday afternoon and will be conducted by the Rev. Mr. Joy. The burial will be at Riverside with Masonic rites.

        Lake Ontario Commandery

 The members of Lake Ontario Chapter No. 165 R.A.M. are summoned to meet at the Lodge Room, on Wednesday at one o clock sharp to attend the funeral of Companion George Goble. By order Charles E. Kennedy, H.P. S.B. Wilcox, Secy.


Oswego Palladium Times, June 7, 1909
Contributed by: Kathi from Syracuse
 Nicholas C. Goble

 Nicholas C. Goble, son of the late George Goble, and for a number of years associated with him in vessel building, died yesterday afternoon at 4:45 o clock at his home, 26 West Fourth street, after an illness of
about five months. The direct cause of death was cancer.
 Mr. Goble was sixty-two years of age. For twenty-five years he was employed by the Government as superintendent of pier and break water construction at this port, Fair Haven, Sodus, Charlotte, Pultneyville
and other places. About three years ago he resigned his position and with his son, Lee Goble, and brother, G.W. Goble, founded the Goble Boat Works, that has been a prosperous and growing business.
 By all who knew him Mr. Goble was held in the highest esteem.  Among the men who worked under his direction he was always popular and deservedly so. He was a member of Christ church. The funeral will be held from the home tomorrow at three o clock, the Rev. R.H. Gesner officiating. 
 Besides two sons, Lee of, of this city, and Thomas, of New York, Mr. Goble is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Henry H. Post, of this city, and Mrs. John H. Quirk, of New York, and three brothers, George W., Joseph H. and Thomas C. Goble, all of this city.


Oswego Palladium Times, Nov. 12, 1912
Contributed by: Kathi from Syracuse

 George W. Goble

George W. Goble died at two a.m. today in Los Angeles, Cal., following a stroke of paralysis suffered on October 21st. During the two weeks of illness Mr. Goble s family, including his wife and four sons, were
at his bedside. October 24th Mr. and Mrs. Goble left for California to spend the Winter in San Francisco. Two weeks ago today they arrived at Los Angeles, where they planned to remain two weeks, and two days later Mr. Goble was stricken. At no time during his illness has the family looked forward to his recovery, but it was hoped that his condition might improve so that he could be brought home.

 Mr. Goble was born in this city November 25th, 1844, and was the eldest son of the late George Goble, the well known shipbuilder. Education in the public schools, Mr. Goble after leaving school worked in his fathers
extensive shipyards and became thoroughly conversant with all parts of the business.

 When the Civil War broke out he enlisted in the navy and was a member of the crew of the U.S.S. Mohegan, taking a prominent part in the battle of Fort Fisher and being among the volunteers who made a demonstration against the Fort from the water front, while the artillery came on from the land side.

 After the war Mr. Goble returned to this city and with the late Chester W. McElroy opened a hardware store in East First street, which they conducted for a number of years under the firm of McElroy & Goble. During the latter years of his life Mr. Goble was connected with Government work, superintendent in charge of the construction of breakwaters between Niagara River and Cape Vincent. At various times he had been in charge of construction at Charlotte, Pultneyville, Great Sodus, Fair Haven, Oswego,  Cape Vincent.

 During the active years of his life, Mr. Goble was prominent in Masonry. He was a member of Frontier Lodge, F. and A.M., Lake Ontario Chapter and Lake Ontario Commandery and also of the Mystic Shrine.  He was Past High Priest of Lake Ontario Chapter and Past Eminent Commander of Lake Ontario
Commandery and also of the Mystic Shrine. he was Past High Priest of Lake Ontario Chapter and Past Eminent Commander of Lake Ontario Commandery.

 For the past two years Mr. Goble has not been in robust health.  A year ago this Winter he had a fall at his home and broke one of his legs.  His recovery had been slow and it was to find a more salubrious climate
that he went to California to spend the winter.   The announcement of his death will be received with sorrow by a large number of friends. He was a member of Christ church and a man of sterling character. 

No arrangements have been made for the funeral, but it is believed that the remains will be brought East for burial. Besides his widow he is survived by four sons, Frederick of Detroit, Mich.; William Smith Goble, Tanner Goble of Los Angeles, Cal., and Henry Goble, of this city. Also by two brothers and two sisters, Joseph and Thomas Goble, Mrs. Henry H. Post of this city, and Mrs. John H. Quirk, of New York. 

 Mr. Goble was twice married, his first wife being Miss Lizzie Leffin of this city, who was the mother of Frederick Goble. His widow was Miss Ella Smith, daughter of the late W.J. Smith, a well known business man.


Oswego Palladium Times Wed., Feb. 4, 1931(partial obituary)
Contributed by: Kathi from Syracuse
Thomas C. Goble

 Thomas C. Goble, 78, widely known resident of the First ward, died early Wednesday morning in Utica, after an illness that started about five years ago, and became serious the late autumn, necessitating hospital
care and attention.

 He was born in Oswego, a son of the late George and Sarah Goble, and after attending public schools, as a young man became interested with his father in the Goble drydock and shipyards, located at the foot of West
Second street. 

 He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, and was unmarried, but he was the friend of all small boys who in their youth went to the Goble shipyard for pieces of wood and what not that all small boys in a waterfront city require for carving out ship models.

 He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Henry H. Post and Mrs. John H. Quirk, and one brother, Joseph H. Goble, and by several nephews and nieces.

 The body is expected to arrive from Utica Wednesday night in charge of George L. Barnes, and will be taken to the Goble family home, 52 West Third Street. Funeral services had not yet been completed.


Oswego Palladium Times, Nov. 6, 1934 (partial obituary)
Contributed by: Kathi from Syracuse

Joseph Heron Goble

 Joseph Heron Goble, life long resident of the First ward, Oswego, and during an active lifetime associated with many of the waterfront enterprises of his family, died at the family residence, 52 West Third street,
Thursday night. He had been ill for some time, but until recently, had been able to visit the business section, and talk with old friends, almost daily.

 He was a son of George and Sarah Collins Goble, and after attending Oswego schools, became associated with his father, the late George Goble, one of the pioneer shipbuilders of Oswego, in the Goble shipyard which was located at the foot of West Second street.

  He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, and in his youth had been a member of Hook & Ladder Company No. 2, in the days of the volunteer fire department.

 He is survived by two sisters, Belle G. and Nellie G., and by a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.


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