AGED VETERAN ANSWERS CALL
At three o'clock yesterday afternoon Willis Noel, aged 77, died at a local
hospital after an illness of ten days with pneumonia.
Mr. Willis was for many years a conspicuous figure in Huntington. He was a
native West Virginia. He came to Huntington in 1888, and had resided here
continuously until the time of his death. He reared a large family all of
whom have become useful citizens.
When quite a young man he entered the Union Army and fought bravely until
the close of hostilities. During his more vigorous years he was active in
Republican politics. He served as county coroner for a number of years.
He was a member of Bailey Post, Grand Army of the Republic, and though
funeral announcements await the arrival of some of his children from a
distance, it is probable that his old comrades in arms will participate in
the funeral rites.
He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Robert Curry, of St. Albans, and by the
following children: W. W. Noel, of Lincoln county; W.R. Noel, of Montgomery;
R. E. Noel of Toronto, O.; Willis Noel, Jr.; James M. Noel, Otto Noel and
Lester Noel, sons; Mrs. C. H. Petit, Mrs. E. M. Simms, of Huntington, and
Mrs. S. J. Shelton, of Lincoln county, daughters.
Mr. Noel was a man of quiet, but kindly disposition, and during his long
life in Huntington and vicinity won a large following of friends. -The
Herald-Dispatch, Thursday Morning, January 31, 1918 Civil
NORTH, David W. — Ninety-one years
old, Civil war veteran, who died at his home, 3522 Third avenue, Saturday,
will be buried at Mound Hill cemetery, Gallipolis, O., today following
funeral services at the residence this afternoon at 1 o'clock. Surviving are
three daughters, Mrs. Eva Donnell, of Warren, O., Mrs. E. L. Gilmore,
Huntington, and Mrs. John Lanthorn, of Proctorville, Ohio; 16 grandchildren,
29 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. -The
Herald-Dispatch, Tuesday Morning, February 11, 1930 Civil