Obediah Gobel

16 September 1841–16 September 1932 (Age 91)
Rowan, Bladen, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Obediah

When Obediah Gobel was born on 16 September 1841, in Rowan, Bladen, North Carolina, United States, his father, John Gobbel (Goble), was 32 and his mother, Sarah Caroline Wyatt, was 21. He married Hannah Leland Clark on 28 September 1875, in Vallejo, Solano, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Detroit Township, Pike, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Williams Judicial Township, Colusa, California, United States in 1900. He died on 16 September 1932, in Williams, Colusa, California, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Williams, Colusa, California, United States.

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Obediah Gobel
Hannah Leland Clark
Marriage: 28 September 1875
Charles Theodore Gobel
James Albert Gobel
John William Gobel
Sadie Alameda Gobel
Frank Leslie Gobel
Mabel Gobel
Gladys Marie Gobel
Clark Obediah Gobel
Mary M Gobel

Spouse and Children

28 September 1875
Vallejo, Solano, California, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 7

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

Age 24

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

1 German (usually Göbel): see Goebel .2 French and English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of goblets and tankards, from Old French gobel ‘drinking vessel’, ‘cup’ (apparently from Celtic gob ‘mouth’).3 English: in some cases possibly a variant of Godbold . Compare Goble .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Obidah Goble, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Oby Goble in household of John Goble, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Obadiah Gobel in household of Clark O Gobel, "United States Census, 1930"

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