William Goodwin Noble

Brief Life History of William Goodwin

When William Goodwin Noble was born on 29 March 1811, in Irchester, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Noble, was 38 and his mother, Ann Hart, was 26. He married Mary Ann Harper on 13 December 1830, in Irchester, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Warmington, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 14 March 1893, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Smithfield City Cemetery, Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Goodwin Noble
Mary Ann Harper
Marriage: 13 December 1830
Jane Ann Noble
Rachel Noble
Waterhouse Harper Noble
Eliza Priscilla Noble
Henrietta Noble
Lavinia Noble
William Aquilla Noble
Louisa Rox Snow Noble
Zilpha Noble
Lenora Triphena Noble
Laura Matilda Noble

Sources (55)

  • William Noble, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Noble in birth of William Noble, 'England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975' on MyHeritage
  • William G Noble, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1812 · War of 1812

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

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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William Goodwin Noble and Mary Ann Harper Noble

WILLIAM GOODWIN NOBLE & MARY ANN HARPER NOBLE This “Life Sketch” of William Goodwin Noble and Mary Ann Harper Noble was written originally by Bessie Noble Larkin, Margaret Thain Noble, and Verla Ster …

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