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Mrs. George Noble
We made brief reference last week to the death of Mrs. Noble, who died on Wednesday, the 28th of January, after an illness of a couple of weeks from pneumonia and other complications.
   Deceased, whose maiden name was Sarah Senith Laforty, was born in Kingston in December 1842. When nine years of age she came to Glenelg with her married sister, Mrs. Wm. McMillan, with whom she remained till her marriage in 1869 to Mr. George Noble, who predeceased her about fourteen years ago. After the death of her husband she moved to Durham where she resided to the time of her death.
   The marriage resulted in a family of twelve, ten sons, Thomas and Herb, deceased, George A. on the old homestead in Bentinck, William Joseph, Alfred and Robert, in Bentinck, Fred in Egremont, Arnold and John in Durham. The two daughters are Mrs. Charles Lawrence in Bentinck, and Mrs. James Lawrence, in Glenelg.
   Few large families have remained so close together. All the survivors of the family of the deceased being within five miles of the old homestead.
   There are fifty-six living grand- children, and five great- grand- children all in the vicinity, with the exception of Thomas’s family in Toronto.
   There were present at the funeral from a distance, Mrs. Thos. Noble, and her son, Lieut. Edgar Noble, from Toronto, Mrs. Samuel Ewen, from Guelph, Mrs. Hattie Allan, and Mrs. Minnie Flanigan, from Owen sound.
   The remains were interred on Friday last in Durham cemetery, the very solemn and impressive services at the home and grave being conducted by her pastor, Rev. Mr. Moyer, of the Methodist Church.
   In the course of Mr. Moyer’s remarks, he spoke very highly of the true Christian character of the deceased, whom he frequently visited during her last illness.

Source: newspaper unknown - articles found in a scrapbook

Submitted by: G Thompson

Transcribed by: Gerald Dunnill

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