Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The
Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties,
State of Washington", published by Western Historical Publishing
SIDNEY G. NOBLE, assessor of Lincoln county, Washington, is at present in Davenport, though his residence is on Indian creek. October 22, 1863, his birth occurred at Fairfield, Iowa, he being the son of Christian E. and Zilpha K. (Reese) Noble, natives of Pennsylvania. The father and mother are of German extraction, and were pioneers in Jefferson county, being the fourth farmers to settle in that vicinity. The father has lived there about sixty years. The mother was called from earth, March 10, 1886.
Having been reared and educated in Iowa until the age of sixteen years our subject, Sidney G. Noble, removed to Colorado, where he engaged in railroad work and other employments, rode the range and was foreman on a sheep ranch. After three years passed in Colorado he returned home, remaining, however, but eight days, and going thence to San Francisco and Seattle. Within a short time he went to the Yakima country and thence to Walla Walla, Washington. April 1, 1885, Mr. Noble came to Davenport, Lincoln county. His first employment was with Charles C. May. He then filed on a preemption and found employment in various occupations. Returning to Walla Walla he spent a few months in that vicinity, and came back to Lincoln county and filed on a homestead which he cultivated successfully sixteen years. He engaged in the saw mill business and also in placer mining, at Hellgate, in Ferry county. November 4, 1902 he was elected to his present office, as a Republican, receiving a majority of ninety-nine votes, and running ahead of his ticket. Since then he has leased his mining property to Judge Neal and E. D. Reiter. Mr. Noble has one brother and two sisters, Artemas O., of New London, Iowa, editor and proprietor of the Farmer Times; Laura, wife of John Smeaton, Fairfield, Iowa; and Mrs. Lillian Oswalt, of Iowa.
March 11, 1891, at Indian creek, Lincoln county, our subject was married to Pearl G. Webb. Mrs. Noble has one brother. William, daughter of Hector and Mary (Baldwin) Webb. Mrs. Noble has one brother. William, who conducts a lodging house in Spokane. Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Noble, Christian E., aged eleven, and Hazel M., five years of age. Fraternally, our subject is a member of the W. W. of Davenport, the Fraternal Army of America, the Royal Highlanders, of which he has been illustrious protector since its organization, the last two of Peach. He is a Republican and has been a delegate to county conventions, but never very active in politics.
On April 20, 1900, Mr. Noble had the misfortune to lose his left hand in the planer at his saw mill. The entire hand, except the thumb was severed.
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