John Noble was the son of John Shackleford Noble, twelve years a preacher and teacher to Choctaw Indians in Doaksville Indian Territory, as peacher in the Methodist Church. John Noble moved to Texas, where he grew up and married Miss Lucy Jane Jones, March 17, 1870. The Nobles moved to the Plains and settled four miles east of the Murphy schoolhouse, east of Estacado, in Crosby County. Later John and Lucy Noble moved about a mile northeast of Cone Community, where they lived until their deaths. John A. Noble was commissioner from his district for years. He farmed and freighted in early days. Mrs. Lucy Noble was a much loved woman and was faithful to the Methodist Church. She was a charter member of Farmer community Methodist church; later the church was moved to Cone. Mrs. Noble often rode horseback to Emma some ten miles, and took her dinner with her to a church meeting.
The Nobles had four boys: Jesse, who moved to Washington, but now his ashes rest between his adored mother and father in the Cone Cemetery; Walter, who married Miss Eula Cone, farmed for several years in the county, but moved farther west; Carl, who married Miss Emma Cartwright and lived until his death on the old Noble land, and was commissioner for almost three terms when he died, and Mrs. Emma Noble finished the last term; Lee, who now lives in Floydada, he and Mrs. Noble taking their part in all the Old Settler Meetings and keeping up with all their old Crosby County friends.
George Noble, son of Carl and Emma Noble, and his wife, Velma (Patterson), live in the old J.A. Noble home. George is one of the big farmers of Cone Community. So still the name of Noble is on the County´s rolls, as George and his son Jim carry on the name and another Noble, Geo. Randolph (Randy), son of Jim, will one day continue the name, and be as good a citizen as the Nobles who have pioneered here.
Source: "Through the Years, A History of Crosby County, Texas" by Nellie Witt Spikes and Temple Ann Ellis ©1951; The Naylor Company, San Antonio, TexasTranscribed by Linda Fox Hughes
Several Crosbyton People Attend Funeral Services
"Aunt" Lucy Noble, 85, died at her home near Cone last Thursday night after a continued illness. Funeral services were held at the school auditorium Saturday afternoon with the Rev. Jennings of Lubbock, officiating. She was buried in the Cone cemetery with the Will Marr Funeral Home of Ralls in charge.
She is survived by her husband, familiarly known as "Uncle John" and four sons, Commissioner Carl J. Noble, Cone; Lee Noble, Lorenzo; Walter Noble, Muleshoe; and another son who lives in Washington.
Those attending the funeral from Crosbyton included: Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Garber, Geo. E. Mayes, Clay Henry, Emzy Pieratt, A. A. Hatchell, Judge and Mrs. Ben F. Hicks, and Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Wren.
The Crosbyton Review, Friday, October 21, 1938
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