Bessie Noble

Brief Life History of Bessie

When Bessie Noble was born on 22 February 1884, in Indiana, United States, her father, Joseph Noble, was 45 and her mother, Elizabeth Ellen Creek, was 40. She married Henry Nelson Edwards on 31 January 1903, in Hamilton, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Atlanta, Jackson Township, Hamilton, Indiana, United States in 1900 and New Castle, Henry, Indiana, United States for about 30 years. She died on 15 June 1966, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 82.

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Henry Nelson Edwards
Bessie Noble
Marriage: 31 January 1903
Malcolm Edwards
Keith Burdette Edwards
Faye Eliza Edwards

Sources (12)

  • Bessie Edwards in household of Henry Edwards, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bessie Noble, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Bessie Edwards in entry for Henry Nelson Edwards, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and French: status name or nickname from Middle English, Old French noble ‘high-born, distinguished, illustrious’ (from Latin nobilis), denoting someone of lofty birth or character, or someone who poses as a nobleman, or perhaps also ironically someone of low station. The surname has been established in Ireland since the 13th century, but was re-introduced in the 17th century and is now found mainly in Ulster. Compare French Lenoble .

Americanized form of Jewish (Ashkenazic) and German Knöbel, Knobel , and Nobel .

Spanish: nickname from noble ‘noble’ or ‘courteous, kind’ (see 1 above).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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