George Cable

As published in
"The City of Kenosha and Kenosha County Wisconsin: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement"
by Frank H. Lyman Vol. 2, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1916.




George Cable is the owner of a rich and productive tract of land of about twenty-four acres on Selma avenue in Kenosha, where he is engaged in market gardening, and his products are of such size, quality and flavor that he finds a ready market for all that he produces. He was born in Suffolk, England, February 16, 1848, a son of James and Harriet (Riches) Cable, who spent their entire lives in England. It was in that country that George Cable attended school and after his textbooks were put aside he stared out to earn his living and spent a number of years in the vicinity of London. He learned the butcher's trade and in addition to work along that line he was employed in a hotel. The opportunities of the new world attracted him and in 1871 he crossed the Atlantic, making his way to Kenosha, where he remained for a year or more. He afterward entered the employ of O. S. Head and subsequently became bath man at Gatchel's Water Cure, where he continued for a year and a half. Subsequently he worked on a farm and at length he built a fine home at the edge of Kenosha on Selma avenue, where he planted large numbers of trees. He now has nine hundred evergreens upon his place, which comprises about twenty-four acres of land. His home is one of the attractive dwellings in his part of the city, built in modern style of architecture and supplied with all the equipments, accessories and conveniences known to the model home of the present day. He is engaged in market gardening and so thoroughly understands and manages the business that success in large measure is crowning his efforts.

Mr. Cable was married in Kenosha, about 1878, to Miss Minnie Cable and they became the parents of four children, namely: Clara, Isabelle and Edna, all at home; and Louisa, who is the wife of Samuel Sorensen, of Kenosha. The wife and mother has passed away.

Mr. Cable was reared in the Church of England and his daughers are members of the Congregational church. Since becoming a naturalized American citizen he has given his political allegiance to the republican party and has filled the office of town supervisor for two terms. He also served as school treasurer for three or four years and he has cooperated in many movements and plans for the upbuilding and improvement of the district in which he lives. His has been an active and useful life frought with good results in the attainment of success, while his many sterling traits have gained for him the confidence and goodwill of all with whom he has been brought in contact.

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